Thursday, October 9, 2008

Atlantis, The Palm : A New Luxury Hotel in Dubai

For a glimpse of just what $1.5 billion of hotel looks like, first cross the 300m-long bridge that links mainland Dubai to the extraordinary exercise in land reclamation that is the Palm Jumeirah.

The resort consists of two towers linked by a bridge, with a total of approximately two thousand rooms. There are two monorail stations connecting the resort to the main section of the Palm Jumeirah islands.

The resort contains a giant open-air tank with 65,000 fish, stingrays and other sea creatures and a dolphinarium with more than two dozen bottlenose dolphins flown in, amid controversy, from the Solomon Islands.

It is a hotel with 1729 rooms and 17 restaurants, but the hotel's top floor aims squarely at the ultra-wealthy. A three-bedroom, three-bathroom suite complete with gold-leaf 18-seat dining table is on offer for USD25,000 a night. The cheapest room is at the average rate of USD 650.The hotel was just opened on 24th of September 2008 and be the first to open on The Palm, a man-made island off the coast of the UAE that is shaped like a palm tree. It was touted as one of the emirate's most extravagant hotels to date.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bandai Wants You Bubble Bath with Money

Wanna experience the rich's life? Have you ever dreamed of taking bubble bath in a bathtub loaded with money? Bandai's Bubbly Bubble Bath will makes your dream comes true.

It is a product that allows you to literally bathe in cash.Printed to look like the Japanese Yen equivalent of $100 bills (¥10,000) and it dissolves in your bath with a relaxing scent of fresh cypress and lots of bubbles. Unfortunately, Bandai hasn't announced plans for USD versions or UK pounds versions of the decadent bath.

So, if you've ever dreamed of swimming in a bathtub full of money, it can be fulfill now!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Shanghai's Icon Architecture - REN Building

After the Beijing Olympics, everybody has seen many impressive architectures just like the Bird's Nest Stadium, the Water Cube and on.

The Ren building is a proposal for a hotel, sports and conference center for the “Better City, Better Life” 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. The building is conceived as two buildings merging into one. The two buildings meet in a 1000 room hotel, a building for living.

The first building, emerging from the water, is devoted to the activities of the body, and houses the sports and water culture center. The building becomes the Chinese sign for 'The People', and a recognizable landmark for the World Expo in China.

The building takes its form from the Chinese character for person 人 (”ren”) and combines two buildings (one symbolic of mind and the other symbolic of body). We love the poetic inspiration that reflects both site and cultural sensitivity.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

World's Largest Fountain in Dubai

Dubai could become the most technologically advanced city in the world in the next couple of years. As you might already know, there will also be the tallest building in the world, as well as some other superlatives, including, the biggest mall, the biggest amusement park, hotels, the first animatronic dinosaurs park, man-made islands, the dynamic building, and many others.

The fountain is said to be the largest and tallest in the world, costing around $281 million. This project will be 25 percent larger than the iconic fountains at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. This fountains will include an integral light and sound show and is expected to become one of Dubai's major tourist attractions, drawing over 10 million visitors per year.

The fountains will shoot about 22,000 gallons of water in the air at any given moment and feature over 6,600 lights and 50 color projectors projectors will illuminate the Dubai skyline at night. The structure is due for completion in 2009.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Amazing Chinese Drum Girls Show

While everybody is focusing on Beijing Olympic 2008, I would like to share with you all about what other things that chinese girls can do. Everybody knows how good chinese gymnast are, but these talented "Drum Girls" are even better, they can juggle anything by their foot.

Watch the video below for your view pleasure. I am sure you will be amaze by them.

I wonder how long they takes to practice before the show.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Virgin Galactic White Knight Two Unveiled

Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson has just officially unveiled the final designs of the White Knight Two carrier aircraft to the public on July 28, 2008 at the Mojave Airport in California.

The White Knight Two (WK2) is nicknamed "Eve", after the mother of Sir Richard Branson. The WK2 is a four-engine jet that will carry an 8-seat spaceship called Space Ship Two to an altitude of 48,000 feet. Once it reaches that point, the Space Ship Two will drop off and fire its rocket engine and propel upwards to 360,000 feet, into suborbital space or the edge of space.

The White Knight Two is the world’s largest all carbon composite aircraft with many of its composite materials having been used for the first time. It has a 140-foot wingspan that’s the longest single carbon composite aviation component ever manufactured.

Watch the video below for your viewing enjoyment:

Virgin Galactic has stated that Space ShipTwo is about 70% complete, as they expect to have the first passenger tourist flights in just a few years. So far, Virgin has reportedly signed up 200 committed passengers willing to pay $200,000 for a suborbital flight.

Sounds cool right? So, if you had the money, would you pay $200,000 for a trip to space?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince Trailer

Good news for all the Harry Potter fans. Harry Potter the sixth installment is coming out really soon, I can't wait to see it.

Below is the trailer, but it just shows a little bit about Harry:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

World's First Dynamic Architecture In Dubai

Two years from now, a 420 meters (1,380 feet) high Dynamic Tower designed by Italian architect David Fisher, will be raised in the city of future, Dubai. The tower is expected to be architecturally innovative for several reasons. Uniquely, each floor will be able to rotate independently. This will result in a constantly changing shape of the tower. The entire tower will be powered from turbines and solar panels.

This Dynamic Tower in Dubai will have 80 floors, include Apartments, Villas ,parking space inside the apartment. The first 20 floors will be offices, floors 21 to 35 will be a luxury hotel, floor 36 through 70 will be residential apartments, and the top 10 floors will be luxury villas located in a prime location in Dubai, it is destined to become the most prestigious building in the city.

It is open for reservation now, go register and reserve an apartment in the first Rotating Skycraper in the world.

[Source: Dynamic Architecture]

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

70+ Nice and Beautiful Firefox Wallpapers

Good news for Mozilla Firefox fans out there. If you are getting bored with your wallpaper, we’ve got something cool to spice up your desktop. Get your fingers ready on the mouse wheel, here’s 70+ nice and beautiful Firefox wallpapers.

[Source : HongKiat]

Friday, July 4, 2008

Diablo 3 Announced!

I was so excited when I know one of my favorite game of all time is coming out soon in the future. Before that I thought Blizzard is not going to continue develop this amazing game anymore. Luckily, they didn't disappoint all the Diablo's fans around the world.

Here is the official trailer:

For those who have no idea about this great game, Diablo III is an action role-playing (RPG) game currently in development and the third installment of Diablo franchise. It was unveiled recently on June 28, 2008 at the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France.

So far only two of five character classes has been unveiled, Barbarian and Witch Doctor.

Below is the gameplay video for the Barbarian:

After watching all the video, first thing comes to my mind was....When is it coming out? So I took sometimes to googled it, and find out that Blizzard said it is too early to estimate Diablo III’s release date. My exciting mood straight turn off. Why they still want us to wait for so long? Anyway, I will play Diablo II or Titan Quest again while waiting for it to release.

Friday, June 27, 2008

USB Mini Fridge

Have you ever think of having a cool can drink in your office? I'm sure not all the offices have a fridge at their pantry, especially for those small office. Or when you are playing your favorite games at your desktop for hours, and you don't want your chill soft drink to turn into a weird-ghastly-warm drink.

USB Mini Fridge can help you to solve these problems.It is the only way to keep your drink cold while you're at your computer and it looks cool on any desktop. This $3o USB Mini Fridge takes 5 minutes to bring the fridge down to 8°C (47°F). By using this mini fridge, you can keep your beverage chilled and stay at your computeras longer.

Some other features:

  • Cools a beverage from 5V USB Power
  • Temperature of cooling pad decreases to 8.5 degrees after 5 mins
  • The fridge will hold a standard 330ml can. ( Better to make it bigger so that it can hold a mug)
  • Blue LED lighting effects. ( Does it really useful? )
  • No batteries required.
  • Plug and play
  • Size: 19 x 8.5 x 8.5cm.
  • Weight: 362g
Now, you can carry a fridge to anywhere you like!!

[Source : Brando]

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox 3 Download Day 2008

Download Day

Finally, the release of the much anticipated Firefox 3 has arrived. Today (June 17, 2008) is Firefox 3 Download Day and also the official date for the launch of Firefox 3. For those of you that have no idea what Firefox is, for the newbie, that's fine; for those who use internet for many years, then you are really outdated.

FireFox is a web browser created by Mozilla, the original creators of the Netscape series of browsers. Version one was released in November 2004 and quickly gained new fans because of its open source license and multitude of features. It is also a outstanding alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Ok, enough story about Firefox. The purpose of today's post is to spread the news that Mozilla is going to
shoot for a world record attempt of most software downloaded in 24 hours. So when they release the Firefox 3 software on today (US Time 10 a.m.) for 24 hours, all the people around are shooting to set the first world record of its kind.

So be part of it and get involved to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours. To get all the details you can click on the image above to get taken to the Firefox 3 World Record Attempt Page.

Monday, June 9, 2008

How Rich Will You Be?

I guess everybody wants to know how rich they are in the future. Here is the site that gives answer to your question. Try to answer all 15 questions and you will know how rich will you be in the next 10 years. I got $13,920,678. How much you get?

Monday, June 2, 2008

Barbeque Anywhere You Want

Thinking of throw a barbeque party at your house's garden with your friends and family but you want the barbeque party to be special. Voyage barbeque grid is the solution. VOYAGE is a moveable outdoor barbeque ensemble with a complete range of equipment and furniture integrated into its design.

VOYAGE is the product specially designed for the people who enjoy outdoor barbeques. It comes with a barbeque cooking unit, dining table, chairs, cupboard, refrigerator (which I think is a great additions), dishwasher and even an iPod dock. It is so cool that you can enjoy your favourites music at the same time. This BBQ design concept was designed by the quartet of He Cheng, Lou Wanlan, Zhang Wenjun and Liao Hui has even won the Red Dot design awards.

There are something which I think would be great to add into it. How about a water tap and basin? Don't you think is useful and handy when you comes to a situation that there is no where near the water tap? Maybe I might get a chance to enter my name in the designer name list (I must be dreaming... haha).

[Source: Red-Dot]

Monday, May 26, 2008

The World's Largest Overhead LED Screen at Beijing

Shoppers who enjoy trendy international brands, lifestyle shopping, relaxing eateries or fine dining, entertainment in a shopping centre, The Place is your kind of shopping mall. But now, I am not going to talk more about what is inside the shopping mall, it about the huge overhead LED screen outside the mall, they called it 'The Skyscreen'.

The Skyscreen is 250m long and 30m wide. The screen is suspended six stories high (80 feet) above a plaza between two new retail centers. That's an impressive 7,500 square meters of viewable area, and comes with an impressive $32 million price tag to match. It was designed by Jeremy Railton, president of Entertainment Design Corporation, who was designer of the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.

If one day I get the chance to visit Beijing, I'll definitely go to this place, find an alfresco café, buy myself a cup of hot coffee and enjoy the show.

Check out the video:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sofa Bed That Transforms

DOC, This sofa bed comes with removable covers and integrated/patented mechanism which transforms the sofa into a bunk bed. Doc XL furnishes the day area and with a simple movement transforms into a practical ready made bunk bed with integrated supporting ladder and protection guard.

There are a lot of sofa beds that can transform but this one looks great and I would like to have one of this sofa at my apartment too!

Friday, May 16, 2008

FileMail - Share Files (Up To 2GB) Over Internet

FileMail works like any other free file sharing services out there; you upload your files; include recipients email addresses; a small e-mail is delivered to the recipients, containing a short message from you and a hyperlink where the files can be downloaded. Nothing too different from the rest, but yet FileMail manage to glow among the rest. Here’s why:

  • As big as 2GB per transfer
  • No login require
  • Simple and nice interface
  • Secured (encrypted using a 128bit AES algorithm)

If you think 2GB is not enough, FileMail comes with 2 paid plans. Basically bigger upload size, file remains on server longer, and few other additional options.

Monday, May 12, 2008

How Fast Is Your Internet Connection?

Want to know how fast is your internet connection? Speedtest provides the service to you. is a free broadband speed test with servers located all over the world, it calculates your download/upload speed as well. Besides that, you can even compare your results with others too.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Typeracer - How Fast Can You Type?

Wanna put your typing skills to a test? Typeracer is the site you looking for. You are represented as a car, competing against other cars (other users around the world) and finish up the provided sentence as fast as possible, the more words you type correctly, your car move faster, whoever reach the finishing point the fastest will win.

To play the game is easy, no need any registration, just type in your nick and that's it. Have fun!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Iron Man - It Rocks!

After seeing "Iron Man", there are some memorable and heart-stopping scenes that I like and I'm sure everybody still remember these scenes after came out from the cinema. A few scenes like Tony Stark/Iron Man flies around in his suit, testing it out and injuring himself numerous times in the process, not to mention the scene in the beginning of the film where he makes his daring escape after being captured by terrorists in Afghanistan.

It was an incredible treat to see the comic finally brought to the big screen. It was an even bigger treat to see it done so practically flawlessly. I would say this film is on par with the first "Spider-Man" movie and even better than many of the Marvel-Hero-Movies.

A large part of the success of "Iron Man" is due to the performance of Robert Downey Jr. He perfectly captures the cocky playboy attitude of Tony before being captured. He's sexist, egotistical, and inconsiderate, yet equally charming, funny, and likable. Very few actors could pull that off, yet Downey does it. He's equally convincing when Stark has his moral compass shifted and decides to become a superhero. Downey injects a ton of humor into his performance and it's never over the top. This is especially apparent in scenes where he's testing the Mark II armor components. He also has great chemistry with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. The two have a professional relationship that's walking the fine line of being a romantic one. The constant flirting mixed with mutual respect makes this a bit more satisfying than the tortured romance between Mary Jane and Peter Parker. They are both supported by an excellent cast.

That's the other key to "Iron Man's" success – the humor. There are frequent laughs in the movie but never so many as to turn it into comedy. And it's not just Downey's one-liners that contribute to this. For example, the opening scenes showing Stark's gleefully decadent playboy lifestyle offer up lots of laughs. How can you not get a kick out of a prim and proper corporate jet that turns into a bachelor's fantasy mid-flight? Or the seemingly constantly available bar that travels with Tony? These little touches really make the movie an enjoyable experience.

Another thing that makes "Iron Man" such a success is the action. The live action suits, beautifully created by Stan Winston Studios, are perfectly merged with the CGI from ILM. With the Mark I armor we're treated to an intense battle in a cave with the terrorists. The practical suit of armor is as clunky, and lethal, as you'd expect. Later we see the Mark II armor in test flight. But it's the Mark III red and gold armor that's most impressive. When it finally goes into battle, the fanboy in you will leap for joy. We see Tony battling gunmen, tanks, jet fighters, and finally Iron Monger. It all leaves you wanting to see much more.

I think the final key factor of success with "Iron Man" is that it will please comic book fans while still being accessible to people who have never read the book. "Iron Man" is everything you'd hope a comic book movie would be. It's a great start to a new franchise and a fantastic start for Marvel Studios. "Iron Man" is a great way to kick off your summer movie-going experience. Go watch it! You will never regret.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Samsung YP-S2 : The Musical Gemstone MP3 Player

Samsung has released a fashionable MP3 player the YP-S2. The cobblestone-shaped mp3 player that adopting a musical gemstone concept has been designed to provide a new design trend and lifestyle accessory. Although the YP-S2 looks pretty fashionable, samsung doesn’t forget to add the best possible audio quality features.

The cobblestone shape mp3 player combines a special visual and tactile quality to the music listening experience. It has a sound enhancing technology ‘Digital Natural Sound engine(DNSe)’ to deliver an amazing audio quality from such a small and adorable object.

The Favorite Music mode facilitates selection of specific tunes the user wants to hear. In addition, a one-piece necklace attachment allows the user to turn the S2 into a fashion accessory. User can select their S2 in one of five different colors including black, white or metallic. S2 will be available in June worldwide.

[Source: Aving]

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Remember Rings- Never Forget an Anniversary!

Guys have the inherent ability to forget important dates like birthdays and "first-time" trivia, but the unpardonable sin would be forgetting the wedding anniversary. It will make your life miserable (at least for a month).

Here comes your ultimate reminder, a Reminder Ring, this ring will heats up to 120F degrees for at least 10 seconds, on every hour starting from the day before your anniversary date. The ring is powered by battery that will charge itself using your body heat so it will not died out before it gets to burn your finger. That's supposed to be warm enough to be uncomfortable but not hot enough to burn you. Just specify your anniversary date when you order the ring, and they'll program your ring for you. Remember Rings require no special care, and are completely water proof and impact resistant.

So if you do not want to miss your anniversary, go get it now or you just have to remember it by yourself!

Monday, April 14, 2008

How You Back Up Your Blog?

Ever think of a day when you try to login to Blogger and find your blogger blog gone, corrupted or deleted forever due to any unknown error, that should be one of the worst day in your life. Can you imagine that?

Blogger does not have an export or download function. However, Blogger provided some instructions to create a single file with all your posts which you may publish and then copy to your own computer for use as a backup. See How do I create a backup of my entire blog? However, this will involve replacing your current template with a temporary template, saving, republishing and then putting it back again. I do not like this method.

Another way is using an online blog backup service such as BlogBackupOnline is a cool service that lets you backup your blogs for free (up to 5MB). The great thing about this service is that it takes no technical knowledge to set up your blog backup. You sign up for a free account, provide them the url of your blog and they will take care of the rest.

Now, they are in a mode called Freemium which means they are still free for most starter blogs with less than 5MB of data. But, they are also ready to cater to bloggers who want to back more data as well who require technical support.

Professional account will include:
- 50 MB of storage
- Support for backing up content linked from your blog
- Support for restoring your blog
- Email support
- $4.17 per month ($49.95 per year)

Enterprise account will include:
- 1 GB of storage
- Support for backing up content linked from your blog
- Support for restoring your blog
- Phone support
- $8.30 per month ($99.95 per year)

Try out this free service and you can sleep tight knowing you won’t lose your blog content when the time you wake up. Again, it is always wise to have multiple backup strategies but this will be a good start if you don’t have any at the moment. Make blog back ups a habit and you will never regret.