Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Robo BMWs!!

I just found this surfing the web. Being the nerd that I am, it naturally caught my attention.. Apparently BMW has developed a mechanized parking assist system that works in conjunction with the backup/parking sensors already installed on their upper model cars(specifically the 745). You need to place a reflective lens on the wall that your going to park in front of, and get out of the car. Then press a button, and it parks itself!! The geek in me was really impressed.Obviously its something thats not really needed for most at this time,but hey, thats the point of luxury goods. You get it just because you can. Now most likely one would only be able to use it at their house and places they frequent like an assigned parking space, but the fact that it'll be on the market in 3 years gives the potential for the next steps to take place. Imagine we go from this, to cars that park in regular spaces at the grocery store by reading the yellow lines (which i have already seen in development), to cars that parallel park themselves, to cars that drive short distances on their own, to cars like the ones in iROBOT!! Alright I know the last two are a loooong ways away, but a nerd can dream cant he?
Auto-parking here.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Creative Class

I found this article in the summer issue of Nylon Mens mag. It highlights some of the young people making headway in various industries (many of them multiple industries at once) without having to work a traditional 9-5. Pretty cool and inspirational for those of you hoping or attempting to one day live off of your creativity. Which leads me to this article in the summer issue of Complex, also out now. They've got a special on ''How to Blow Up''. Essentially they interviewed leaders and tastemakers in various fields under the street culture radar and asked their best advice on how to get big in their respective industries. Short answers, but you can learn a little none the less.

Unfortunately, the Nylon article isn’t online, so you’ll have to check out the mag itself, but Complex has a bit part of it up.
Either way it's worth your cash for both mags, so go pick em up!

Birds on Bikes

Okay, I found this funny ass video on youtube. One of the most random things I have ever seen. Some guys caught this 5 minute video of the Atlanta Hawks mascot riding a motorcycle around town. I think the funniest part is the context. Just the idea of a giant bird riding around on a bike like looking like a goof.I think the part that really made me laugh is when he stops to peak around the corner. Ha ha..hilarious..