Sunday, July 21, 2013

Liter of light - Recycling Plastic bottles to make light :)

Rather than seen as trash, plastic bottles are now being viewed as a cheap and sustainable way to light homes.
Shanty town homes in Manila are often built so close to each other that they have no windows or natural light. With electricity unaffordable or unavailable for many slum-inhabitants, many families often have to work, do chores, and eat in near darkness.
Now a simple innovation called the "Solar Bottle Bulb" is popping out of roofs and illuminating the lives of many..
Check out the video of how it changed the lights in Philippines


If you are interested to do it yourself, check the video below



It is a very cool initiative. Please spread the word :)
Check out their website Literoflight

Car Exhibition in 1980s at Kuwait


Cool Ad for Evian Water - Baby and me :) Live Young




Watch the making below

How to train your dragon 2 - Official Teaser Trailer




Set for release on June 2014. Should be good :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Androidly : World's first smartwatch that makes calls and comes with a built-in camera

A group of college students from India - including a designer who is just 17 years old - has beaten the likes of Apple, Google and Sony to launch the world's first fully-featured smartwatch.
Called Androidly, the device comes with Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and a camera built-in. 
The £150 watch can also be used as a phone to make calls and send texts using a phone SIM card and packs up to 16GB of storage.


Androidly
Androidly
Androidly












Although other smart watches, including the Pebble and Sony's Live Watch, can wirelessly connect with mobile phones, Androidly is the first to come with the operating system fully integrated. 
Androidly has a 2inch screen and comes with a 2MP camera.

compare watches.

ImageNamePriceAppsMemory(MB)Storage(GB)BluetoothPhoneCameraGPSWiFi
Androidly$219100000+2568-16YesYesYesYesYes
Pebble$15010640YesNoNoNoNo
I'm Watch$36010644YesNoNoNoNo
Metawatch$20010320YesNoNoNoNo
Cookoo$20010320YesNoNoNoNo
Martian$20010320YesNoNoNoNo
Sony LiveView$80101280YesNoNoNoNo
MotoACTV$200202568YesNoNoNoNo



/ / tech specs.

Weight160 g
Dimensions6.4 x 4.2 x 1.4 cm
Operating System
Android 2.2
Processor
416 MhZ
Memory
256 MB RAM
Removable Storage
8 GB SD included., Upto 16 GB SD.
Phone
2.5 GSM network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Wireless
Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi B/G
Camera
2 Mega Pixel
GPS
GPS with A-GPS
Sensor
Accelerometer
Screen
2 inch, Capacitive Touch Screen., 320×240 Resolution.


 / do everything.



Androidly Smart Watch

Android

Androidly is the world's smallest fully featured android device. we have customized Android deeply to create a beautiful and functional user experience on the smaller watch screen. Feel at home with the regular Android experience. Carrying separate device for different things is a thing of the past now.
Androidly Smart Watch

Phone

With the power of Android, all your contacts are available, and you can call them directly with a tap on your wrist. Use the inbuilt speakerphone and mic, or connect a bluetooth headset and talk away! The SIM goes under the battery. Threaded SMS are inbuilt. You can even connect your VoIP provider!


Androidly Smart Watch

Camera

A camera on your wrist watch opens up many possibilities. Its always out there on your wrist, so you are always ready to click when memorable moments present themselves. Capture unique angles or use it to automatically capture images every minute, to create a photo-journal of your life!
Androidly Smart Watch

GPS

Be an explorer, know all the routes and destinations, without taking your hands off the wheel.Voice guided turn by turn navigation. Experience navigation on your wrist and travelling will never be the same again.


Androidly Smart Watch

WiFi

Carry the powers of the Internet, in the most stylish form factor available, in your watch. Connect over high speed WiFi to all your favorite sites and data. Your emails, schedule, contacts and videos are always in sync. Youtube videos play smoothly. Experience the internet in symbiotically.
Androidly Smart Watch

Bluetooth

Connect and communicate with all your connected devices, and keep track of the latest from your wrist. Create a true Personal Area Network, with all your devices accessible from your wrist. Listen to music, make calls, sync & share and also control Bluetooth peripherals seamlessly.




 / team of dreamers.

A group of young creative people without any limits to our imagination! We code, play, eat and dream together. Sometimes we never sleep!


Androidly

Apurva Sukant

CEO

Has been tinkering with computers ever since he got his hands on a 386. An avid minimalist, he is mesmerized with anything miniaturized, especially electronics. Intellectual Property Lawyer by profession. Plays the violin and basketball in his spare time

Androidly

Ankit Pradhan

CTO

Electronics Engineer by profession. Passionate about embedded devices and convergence of technology. Enjoys hiking, playing basketball. Software developer during the day.

Androidly

Bala Murugan

CPO

Android enthusiast with love for Mathematics and Computers. Always up to date with the Android world. Strongly believes in innovative and out of the box ideas. Respects and supports open source projects. Loves opening the innings in cricket .

Androidly

Siddhant Vats

CMO

A computer wizard with a vision. He has been imparting computer knowledge & skills to the underprivileged. Actively engaged in social issues and a relentless globe trotter who has travelled to more than 25 countries. Enjoys cricket and has played for Southern California Cricket Club.

Androidly

Pavneet Puri

CCO

A Software engineer with a Masters in Information Technology. Bitten by the computer bug at a very young age and has had a distinct affair with marketing. A fitness maniac and a sports fanatic who loves the great outdoors. An avid social media enthusiast with much love for networking.



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jobs - Trailer


Another Movie on my watch list. Ashton Kutcher looks goods as Steve Jobs :)

The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

300 : Rise of the Empire - Trailer


If you loved 300, you are going to love this one too :). The battle is going to be an epic !

From producer Jack Snyder director of 300 and Man of Steel.

The movie is getting released on March 2014.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Drunk Man Chases Elephant in Game reserve




This video, which appears to have been taken in Kruger National Park, shows supposedly drunk off-duty field guides encouraging one of their colleagues to run at the elephant.
luxury safari brand and conservation company Singita admitted the clip was filmed at one of their reserves and involved one of their staff members.
 

Cat easily opens FIVE doors to get outside


Animals with enough quick thinking and agility to open a single door are impressive. But five doors is just showing off. Nonetheless, that’s what Leon, a grey and white cat in Skopje, Macedonia has now proven to the world he’s capable of.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Brazilian Police ram moving plane with car to stop drug smugglers Escape

In a video that would not be out of place in a Hollywood action movie, police in Santa Vitória can be seen ramming a plane at full-speed to stop it taking off with 500lbs of cocaine. Five suspects were arrested after police stopped the plane and pushed it off the runway.



You can also checkout a similar raid done last year by the Brazilian Police below

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The world's first 360-degree backflip in a CAR

This is the heart-stopping moment a champion rally driver became the first person to perform a 360-degree backflip in a car.
French daredevil Guerlain Chicherit, 34, sped towards a 25ft high ramp in his specially built Mini Countryman at an exact 37mph.
He then hit the quarter-pipe and took off, soaring 75ft into the air and flipping his car a full 360 degrees backwards.




The professional stunt driver then landed rear wheels first on other side of the specially-made snow ramp the French ski resort of Tignes, in the Alps.
Chicherit's jaw-dropping stunt yesterday was the result of four years of preparation as he became the first person to successfully backflip a car.
He completed the first stunt in private on Sunday morning and then repeated the feat later in front of thousands of fans as a part of event set up by the Monster energy drink.
The rally star said: 'Before the jump it was crazy. I was alone in the car before the start and I just had to do it, everything was ready.
'I had to arrive at 60kph [37mph] and be full throttle in the kicker to get the right rotation.
'In the jump, I knew the balance of the car was good and it took me maybe 20 seconds to realise I had landed on my wheels.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sheep sold for 80,000 KWD in Kuwait

WTF ! Sheep sold for 80,000 KWD ( 284,303 US Dollar or 209,545 Euro)




How astronauts Wash their hands in Space

Have you ever wondered how astronauts manage to complete everyday, mundane tasks like washing their hands, completely weightless?
A new video released by the Canadian Space Agency has revealed the answer - no-rinse soap.



Toddler's First Train Ride



In footage that will melt the hardest of hearts, the toddler is seen sqeaking with delight and leaping up and down on the platform as the train rolls in. The video has been become a huge online hit after Madeleine Dubio's father posted it on YouTube.

Daniel Dubois said although he knew his daughter would be happy, he had not predicted the level of excitement the present would bring.
The short video was shared with family and friends on YouTube nearly two years ago, but after an unknown person posted it on Reddit on Monday it has spread across the globe at incredible speed.
In a matter of hours it had surpassed 50,000 views, and by Wednesday it had racked up over 540,000 hits on the site.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Making of the Kuwait Fireworks Guiness World record


Filmmaster MEA and Parente Fireworks broke the Guinness World Record™ in Kuwait by producing the Largest Firework Display in the world.
More than sixty minutes of fireworks along five kilometres of coastline to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Kuwait's constitution.

Kuwait City, 12th of November - Filmmaster MEA and Parente Fireworks have put on the Largest Firework Display in the world, officially recognised by Guinness World Records, with 77,282 fireworks, outdoing the previous record of 60,000.
The exploit took place on Saturday 10 November in Kuwait City, during the celebrations for the fiftieth anniversary of the Arab emirate's constitution, in the presence of the Country's highest political and institutional authorities. Over 2 million people watched a breath-taking pyromusical and multimedia show that aimed to solemnly commemorate the most important phases and symbols of the emirate's history.
Parades with flying fish, enormous projections on sails and gigantic cubes of light rising from the waters of the sea, the sky was flamed by an incredible flight of airplanes with fiery wings and kites in the shape of falcons, a perfect interplay between fire, lights and music along five kilometres of seafront for a show like never seen before. The figures are impressive too: over three hundred technicians, thousands of tons of material, aircraft, cargo ships and containers arriving from all over the world.
A titanic effort for sixty minutes of fire in a show divided into five phases: Heritage, Pride, Freedom, Constitution and Prosperity. Saturday's show was not just a magnificent display, but also the longest line of fireworks with the highest number of pontoons and craft in the water (251) to fire the fireworks themselves.

Making of the Kuwait Fireworks Guinness World Record



Actual Celebration highlights in 6  mins



Another Video of the celebration



Good job guys :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fashion models take part in stunning underwater freediving photo shoot with whale sharks


Fearless underwater models brought the worlds of fashion and the ocean together in the shoot of a lifetime by freediving with 30-foot-long whale sharks.
Instead of flaunting their curves on the catwalk like other international models, Hannah Fraser, 36, and Roberta Mancino, 32, gamely dived up to 25-feet-deep into the ocean, complete with designer attire, for a one-of-a-kind photo-session posing in the wild with the 18-tonne world's largest fish.
The sight of top-models perfectly mimicking the graceful poses of whale sharks as they swam through the tropical waters of the Philippines was the brainchild of US photographers Shawn Heinrichs, 41, and Kristian Schmidt, 35, who spent four-months planning the five-day photoshoot.






ogether in the shoot of a lifetime by freediving with 30-foot-long whale sharks
Working in harmony: Fearless underwater models brought the worlds of fashion and the ocean together in the shoot of a lifetime by freediving with 30-foot-long whale sharks

PHILIPPINES - UNDATED: Underwater fashion model, Hannah Fraser, rises in perfect harmony with a Whale Shark in Oslob, Philippines.ate i Base jumper, Roberta Mancino, leaps over the tail of a gulping Whale Shark in Oslob, Philippines
Graceful: Underwater fashion model, Hannah Fraser, left, rises in perfect harmony with a Whale Shark in Oslob, Philippines, while base jumper, Roberta Mancino, leaps over the tail of a gulping Whale Shark
Underwater fashion: Instead of flaunting their curves on the catwalk like other international models, Hannah Fraser, 36, and Roberta Mancino, 32, gamely dived up to 25-feet-deep into the ocean
Underwater fashion: Instead of flaunting their curves on the catwalk like other international models, Hannah Fraser, 36, and Roberta Mancino, 32, gamely dived up to 25-feet-deep into the ocean
Mr Heinrichs explained how the pair of photographers decided to join forces with models Roberta and Hannah to create images that would capture the hearts of the general public and raise awareness of the plight of the gentle giants that live in the world's oceans.
'The models were incredibly eager to join this shoot,' said Mr Heinrichs.
'As well as being conventional models in the fashion industry, Hannah is a professional underwater model and Roberta a world-class base jumper.
'With that kind of background, they had the confidence necessary to make this succeed.
Working together: Underwater model, Hannah Fraser, dances infront of a passing Whale Shark in Oslob, Philippines
Working together: Underwater model, Hannah Fraser, dances in front of a passing Whale Shark in Oslob, Philippines
Underwater model, Hannah Fraser, poses infront of a passing o
Underwater fashion: Instead of flaunting their curves on the catwalk like other international models, Hannah Fraser, 36, and Roberta Mancino, 32, gamely dived up to 25-feet-deep into the ocean
All in a day's work: The models had to hold their breath and stay poised under the water to make sure the photographer's  got the perfect shot 
New direction: Complete with designer attire, they posed for a one-of-a-kind photo-session posing in the wild with the 18-tonne world's largest fish
New direction: Complete with designer attire, they posed for a one-of-a-kind photo-session posing in the wild with the 18-tonne world's largest fish
'During the shoot we managed to skirt thunderstorms, rough seas and occasional high winds without any incidents - we were very fortunate that the shoot went off without a hitch.
'Whale sharks are gentle animals and present zero threat to people and the fishermen we worked with welcomed us to their village.
'They helped us interact safely and respectfully with the whale sharks.'
Whale sharks are a classified as a harmless and vulnerable marine species that survive by consuming tiny sea creatures called plankton.
However they continue to be the victims of poaching, with their fins being sold in the markets of China for up to US$20,000 (£12,300).
Smooth: 'During the shoot we managed to skirt thunderstorms, rough seas and occasional high winds without any incidents - we were very fortunate that the shoot went off without a hitch,' said the photographer
Smooth: 'During the shoot we managed to skirt thunderstorms, rough seas and occasional high winds without any incidents - we were very fortunate that the shoot went off without a hitch,' said the photographer
Inside information: Mr Heinrichs described how they were able to take the incredible shots, by tapping into the knowledge of locals in the Philippine village of Oslob
Inside information: Mr Heinrichs described how they were able to take the incredible shots, by tapping into the knowledge of locals in the Philippine village of Oslob
Impact: Mr Heinrichs explained the impact their underwater fashion shoot with whale sharks has already had with viewers. 'People are blown away by the images,' he said.
Impact: Mr Heinrichs explained the impact their underwater fashion shoot with whale sharks has already had with viewers. 'People are blown away by the images,' he said
Underwater model Hannah Fraser
Underwater model with shark
Behind the scenes: 'The experience, confidence and natural beauty that Hannah and Roberta brought to the project was a decisive factor in making the shoot such a huge success,' said the photographer 
Mr Heinrichs described how they were able to take the incredible shots, by tapping into the knowledge of locals in the Philippine village of Oslob, where fishermen have developed a special bond with the whale sharks they share the ocean with.
'Each day the whale sharks come in to the shallow waters of the village and the fishermen feed them small handfuls of tiny shrimp,' he said.
'For a few hours a day, the whale sharks sit peacefully beneath the canoes waiting for a tasty treat.
'I had a real sense of how work with human subjects and these magnificent animals.
Link: 'People are immediately taken by the connection between these models and the sharks, the juxtaposition between these beautiful vulnerable women and these creatures of the deep,' said the photographer
Link: 'People are immediately taken by the connection between these models and the sharks, the juxtaposition between these beautiful vulnerable women and these creatures of the deep,' said the photographer
Lighting: 'Managing composition, position of sunlight, and working with the models to connect with the whale sharks enabled us to really make these images shout,' said the photographer
Lighting: 'Managing composition, position of sunlight, and working with the models to connect with the whale sharks enabled us to really make these images shout,' said the photographer
'Combined with Kristian's expertise working with fashion models, we had all the tools necessary to get the job done.
'Managing composition, position of sunlight, and working with the models to connect with the whale sharks enabled us to really make these images shout.
'The experience, confidence and natural beauty that Hannah and Roberta brought to the project was a decisive factor in making the shoot such a huge success.'
Shawn explained the impact their underwater fashion shoot with whale sharks has already had with viewers.
'People are blown away by the images,' he said.
'Most find it hard to believe they are actually real - many people assume the models are photo-shopped into the picture.
'Though cleaned up and enhanced with colour and lighting effects as in any fashion shoot, nothing has been added to the images, including the models
'People are immediately taken by the connection between these models and the sharks, the juxtaposition between these beautiful vulnerable women and these creatures of the deep.
'The beautiful form, light and composition create a surreal world that really captures people's imaginations.'