Friday, 28. November 2008

Sonacom

Create your own (wallpaper) images through sound using Sonacom.

As orbs float across the screen, click on them to unlock their sounds and the site will generate an explosion of graphics based on the qualities ofthe audio clip. Click on a colourwheel on the left to choose between different sound files based on emotion, imagination, evasion, and more.


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Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:46 | Category Various & Sundry |


LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

Over 10 million images in total - will soon be available on a new hosted image service from Google, Time Inc. has announced. Ninety-seven percent of the photographs have never been seen by the public.

The LIFE Photo Archive featured on Google will be among the largest professional photography collections on the Web and one of the largest scanning projects ever undertaken.

Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

LIFE photo archive


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Temple of Emerald Buddha' seen from across the river - Bangkok, Thailand


Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:45 | Category Photography & Pictures |


Turkey Escape

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For Thanksgiving Day celebration, Turkey dishes are the desired food. One person made an arrangement, and locked the turkey in his farm house. You have to help the turkey to escape from this place. Use objects and clues to help the turkey.

Turkey Escape


Need help? Here is the Turkey Escape Video Walkthrough:



Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:43 | Category Games & Toys |


Starfish

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Some people have aquariums ... she shows you the real thing!

Her site has over four thousand underwater photos of fishes and invertebrates, reptiles and marine plants. Also: Travelogs and description of dive sites with maps and links to photos.

Starfish by Teresa Zubi. (English and German)


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Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:42 | Category Nature & Environment | Photography & Pictures |


ElfYourself 3.0

OfficeMax's free holiday viral is back for ElfYourself Version 3.0 they have partnered up with online animators JibJab to offer a number of new features.

There are now three new dances, so in addition to the Classic Elves, there's also Disco Elves, Country Elves, and Charleston Elves.

Try it out!


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Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:37 | Category Various & Sundry |


Tuesday, 25. November 2008

Pearls of the Caribbean - Martinique

Alright, here is the next clip: Enjoy Martinique!

Part 1: Arrival at Fort-de-France, March 16th 2008, 8am. Martinique has one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean.

Part 2 (start around 03:57): By boat along the West coast to St. Pierre.

Part 3 (start around 06:26): Impressions of St. Pierre - St. Pierre was the "Paris of the West Indies" until 1902 when Mont Pelée Volcano erupted and turned the city into a New World Pompeii.

Part 4 (start around 08:19): Upcountry by bus back to Fort-de-France. Close your eyes on the streets of Martinique and you could fancy yourself in France. But open your eyes and you'll see sugarcane fields, palm trees, bamboo, bougainvillea, poincinia, yellow alamanda and ... and ...

Part 5 (start around 10:35): Imprssions of Fort-de-France with its French provincial feel. Unfortunately all was closed on Sunday.

Part 6 (start around 12:09): We left the harbour at 7pm.



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Note: It's a 13 min HD video and a pretty large file (300MB+), it takes awhile to load! If the player stops, this could be because the server is overloaded, your Internet connection is slow, and/or overall Internet is slow. You may need to pause it and let the video load a bit more before watching it straight through.

Upcoming Video: Antigua
Previous Video: St. Lucia

Posted at 25.11.08 @ 11:29 | Category Personal & Private | Travel & Places |


Saturday, 22. November 2008

Pearls of the Caribbean - St. Lucia

Here it comes! The next part of our cruise: St. Lucia. Enjoy!

Part 1: Arrival at Castries, March 15th 2008, 8am. St Lucia is another lush tropical gem - at the heart of the Windward chain in the Eastern Caribbean.

Part 2 (start around 03:20): Sailed down the scenic West coast of St. Lucia on a catamaran.

Part 3 (start around 06:33): From Soufrière with mini buses to Fond Doux Estate & Plantation.

Part 4 (start around 08:05): A short stop at St. Lucia volcano - Sulphur Springs.

Part 5 (start around 09:10): Back to Soufrière - rejoined the boat to go back along the coastline.

Part 6 (start around 11:46): Impressions of Castries near the harbour.



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Note: It's a 13 min HD video and a pretty large file (300MB+), it takes awhile to load! If the player stops, this could be because the server is overloaded, your Internet connection is slow, and/or overall Internet is slow. You may need to pause it and let the video load a bit more before watching it straight through.


Upcoming Video: Martinique
Previous Video: Barbados

Posted at 22.11.08 @ 09:07 | Category Personal & Private | Travel & Places |


Saturday, 15. November 2008

Pearls of the Caribbean - Barbados

Enjoy the sequel of our cruise: Barbados!

Part 1: Arrival at Bridgetown, March 14th 2008, 8am. Barbados is the most eastern island in the Caribbean.

Part 2 (start around 02:31): With a 4x4 Jeep to the Eastern and North-Eastern sides, e.g. Cattlewash Beach.

Part 3 (start around 04:21): On the road - A splendid landscape.

Part 4 (start around 05:57): How did Barbados get its name? (short)

Part 5 (start around 06:43): Orchid World - Set on a hill in the middle of sugar cane fields in the heart of the Barbadian countryside. Just beautiful!

Part 6 (start around 09:02): A short stop at St. John's Parish Church and it's cemetery.

Part 7 (start around 10:14): A short stop at the Historic
Sunbury Plantation House and Museum.

Part 8 (start around 11:35): Good bye Barbados - We left the harbour at 7pm.



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Note: It's a 13 min HD video and a pretty large file (300MB+), it takes awhile to load! If the player stops, this could be because the server is overloaded, your Internet connection is slow, and/or overall Internet is slow. You may need to pause it and let the video load a bit more before watching it straight through.


Upcoming Video: St. Lucia
Previous Video: Grenada

Posted at 15.11.08 @ 12:12 | Category Personal & Private | Travel & Places |


Will Pearson: Panoramic Photographer London

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Will Pearson is a London-based panoramic photographer. He has been taking panoramic photographs, stereographic images and virtual tours for more than a decade - both in London and around the world. His photography encompasses architectural shots showcasing sculpted lines and dynamic buildings to Shanghai skylines, to the wild landscapes of the American desert and windswept Cornish beaches.

Will Pearson: Panoramic Photographer London

And don' miss his 360 Virtual Tours and his Gigal Pixel Panoramic Images! Just scroll down the site!

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Posted at 15.11.08 @ 12:09 | Category Photography & Pictures |


WildEarth TV

COOL! Go on Safari without leaving home!

WildEarth TV is a LIVE 24 hour per day TV channel that gives you a unique window into the African bush. WildEarth go on an expert ranger lead LIVE safari twice per day, leaving at 06h30 and 16h00 CAT (Central African Time).

If no tour you can find cams along waters ...


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Wow! I saw many many Leopards ...


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Posted at 15.11.08 @ 12:08 | Category Travel & Places |


Iceland

Iceland. Land of contrasts: Hot water and Ice, situated in the North Atlantic, right above the mid-ocean ridge that separates America and Europe. A film by Eva Sturm.


That just made my day. Beautiful!
Looks like a fantasy world ... breath taking scenary!



Posted at 15.11.08 @ 12:07 | Category Clips & Pics | Nature & Environment |


Nanobama

The nanobama structures are made of carbon nanotubes, and the pictures were taken using optical and electron microscopes. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are tiny hollow cylinders of carbon; the diameter of a CNT is tens of thousands of times smaller than a human hair, and CNTs are several times stronger and stiffer than steel.

How they are made? Check it out: Nanobama


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Posted at 15.11.08 @ 12:06 | Category Knowledge & Science |


ZSL - Zoological Society of London

From inquisitive giraffes to bounding lemurs, snoozing lions and hungry komodo dragons, the Zoological Society of London has their own YouTube Channel where they showcase short clips of some of their most engaging creatures and moments. A charity devoted to worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats, the ZSL is responsible for a number of initiatives, including an innovative technique for gauging the health of whales through a remote-controlled toy helicopter.


Giraffe investigates camera lens:



Posted at 15.11.08 @ 12:05 | Category Nature & Environment |


Come In To The Closet

This is a campaign to promote IKEA's wardrobe solutions. IKEA wanted to show their huge range of styles and all the smart features on the inside.

All the movements on the web site are controlled by sound and music.
So change songs, upload your own music, play on your keyboard or sing into the microphone.

Come In To The Closet


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Posted at 15.11.08 @ 12:04 | Category Products & Services |


Tortuga Episode 1

Tortuga Episode 1 is another new point and click type room escape game which is created by Mateusz Skutnik and Marek Frankowski for pastel games, In this game, you are locked in a ship and you need to escape the ship by collecting items and solving puzzles.

Good luck and have fun!


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Posted at 15.11.08 @ 12:03 | Category Games & Toys |


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