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Toy Lamp by Ryan McElhinney

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The Toy Lamp is a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted table lamp by Ryan McElhinney in his London Studio. Made of recycled toys which are bonded together and then coated in a high-gloss polyurethane lacquer. More photos after the break.

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Written by Vinny Kumar

August 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm

China’s Express Bus

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via Gizmodo. How do you get around traffic without flying cars? China is building these new buses that actually ride over traffic. One question: what if someone underneath the bus wants to switch lanes? Oh well. Construction is set to start next year. Pretty cool.

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August 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm

How Vinyl Records Are Made and How To Replicate Vinyl Records

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via MikeSenese. This is not an easy process, but it is pretty interesting. Check out the videos, courtesy of Discovery’s How It’s Made after the break. Also, check out more about how to replicate vinyl as well here.

“If you haven’t seen the exact process in how records are created, you might be surprised at how much manual cooperation is involved. From inspecting the metal pressing discs and the lacquered masters, to centering the disc for hole punching, you’ve got sweet old ladies who are meticulously making sure your music will sound great. And the actual assembly process, even with automation, is like something you’d see in a Detroit auto maker’s factory: heavy hydraulic equipment pressing hot platters into precision shapes, rotating slicers, and vacuum-assisted label placers.”

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Written by Vinny Kumar

August 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Video: Pharrell x Harley Davidson

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Pharrell talks about his new line of motorcycles from Harley Davidson.

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August 2, 2010 at 10:00 am

iPhone DSLR

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Here’s a photo and some video of Jeremy Salvador‘s iPhone DSLR Prototype 1.0 which is an iPhone 4 housing that can be equipped with DSLR lenses. See some iPhone DSLR video below.

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July 22, 2010 at 1:52 am

My TV Remote for iPhone

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This is a Universal Remote application for the iPhone called TV Remote which is $10 at the iTunes app store. It comes with an infared emitter control for the TV. Simply plug the infrared emitter into your headphone jack, and now you can use your iPhone to control the TV. It looks great! “Instead of acting like your current remote control by providing the same buttons on a digital screen, the My TV Remote app provides a significantly improved user experience. Rather than flipping through channels on your TV via up and down arrow buttons, a TV guide is downloaded to your phone so you can thumb through channels the same way you do music. Furthermore, you can see what shows are on each channel and read descriptions or ratings of the shows.”

Written by Vinny Kumar

July 20, 2010 at 1:39 am

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Vinyl Record Clocks – RE_VINYL

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By designer Pavel Sidorenko. Some cool clocks made from 12″ vinyl records. Check out more photos after the break.

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Written by Vinny Kumar

July 20, 2010 at 1:37 am