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.