New From September 7, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab

So far the iPad has dominated the tablet market. With that said Samsung is gearing

up to release a tablet powered by the Android 2.2 OS. The Samsung Galaxy Tab

features a 7-inch TFT-LCD display (1024 x 600), front (1.3 MP) and rear (3 MP)

cameras, full HD video playback (DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264), and comes in

16GB and 32GB models. The Galaxy Tab also comes with  built-in 3G HSPA

connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0. The Samsung Galaxy Tab will

be released in Europe later this month and in the U.S. in the next couple of months.

For more info visit Samsung’s website

Motorola MILESTONE 2


Motorola has introduced the MILESTONE 2 enhanced with MOTOBLUR. The device

offers more speed, more connectivity, more messaging, more storage, more web with

Adobe Flash Player 10.1, more multimedia and more personalisation than the original

award-winning MILESTONE.

The new MILESTONE 2 features the latest Android 2.2 operating system, a 3.7 inch

854 x 480 touchscreen and a re-designed keyboard that removes the D-pad. The internals

include a 1 Ghz processor, 8 GB of internal storage plus 8 GB bundled memory card and

720p HD recording and playback. For more info on the MILESTONE 2 check out the video

below and visit Motorola’s website

The Kona Residence by Belzberg Architects

Check out this house located in Kona, Hawaii that was designed by Belzberg Architects.

Here is the description from Belzberg Architects:

Nestled between cooled lava flows, the Kona residence situates its axis

not with the linearity of the property but rather with the axiality of

predominant views available to the site.  Within the dichotomy of natural

elements and geometric hardscape the residence attempts to integrate

both the surrounding views of volcanic mountain ranges to the east

and ocean horizons westward.  The program is arranged as a series

of pods distributed throughout the property, each having its own unique

features and view opportunities.   The pods are programmatically assigned

as two sleeping pods with common areas, media, master suite and main

living space.  A central axis becomes the organizational and focal feature

for the entire house, connecting each of the pods through an exterior

gallery corridor.  To help maintain the environmental sensitivity of the

house, 2 separate arrays of roof mounted photovoltaic panels offset the

residence energy usage while the choice of darker lava stone help heat the

pool water via solar radiation. Rain water collection and redirection to 3

drywells that replenish the aquifer are implemented throughout the

property. Reclaimed teak timber from older barns and train tracks are

recycled for the exterior of the home. Together with stacked and cut

lava rock, the two materials form a historically driven medium embedded

in Hawaiian tradition. 3-D modeling and digital fabrication through

CNC machinery was incorporated to further enhance traditional elements

in a contemporary arrangement. Local basket weaving culture was the

inspiration for the entry pavilion which reenacts the traditional gift upon

arrival ceremony. CNC milled ceilings and screens throughout the house

continue the abstract approach to traditional Hawaiian wood carving.


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