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Perhaps the best hard drive ever made

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The pitch black fighter of the movie series Mad Max, of course there’s no need for recommendations, as it is a category by itself. It follows therefore when a hard disk once its body only can be surprising, especially since we learned that the company that manufactured it transforms flash drives and external hard in the shape of our favorite cars! The beginning was made by the hardcore gadget man, Douglas Sonders, commissioned in Flash Rods to build a replica of the infamous Interceptor.

Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor

The result completely justifies the effort with exhaustive attention to detail is the key point. Up to the USB port is cleverly hidden in the trunk! The Flash Rods, beyond the broad range of motor hard available, enables the client to ask his favorite vehicle on a hard, which is more than sure to bring it to life in a way that will not leave unmoved.

Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor

The movie cars that can be ordered on Flash Rods meet the following specifications: 1:18 scale for external hard and flash drives in the result is not greater than toy car matchbox. As for that hard Mad Max Interceptor, it has a capacity of 1TB and it took many hours of work to build it.

By Nicole P.

Why do shiny objects attract our attention?

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From a glossy latest mobile technology to a dazzling diamond, the solitaire attraction we feel for smooth and shiny objects according to a new study, has always the same evolutionary roots. Our basic need for water. Can nowadays we subconsciously associate the shiny objects with the image of opulence and luxury, but in reality according to American and Belgian scientists, our tendency to choose is based on our natural desire for the liquid element. Researchers from the University of Houston in USA and University of Ghent, Belgium, took the idea for their study of an earlier, had been involved in children aged up to 12 months. As was seen, babies tend to mouthed only and not glossy matte objects and lick manner which referred to the manner in which the animals drink water from a pond.

Shiny objects
Shiny objects

In order to see what happens, experts decided to conduct six different experiments. In the first phase was to see whether the choice of a shiny object was a natural reaction and not social reasons. In this context, adult use flyers in matte and glossy quality to choose. In children granted again booklets released by Santa Claus. In both cases the volunteers, young and old, chose the glossy quality. Experts believe that the choice of the children had more weight because of their youth, as they could have knowledge and experiences that may be clouded the end result.

In the next phase, the researchers blindfolded 46 volunteers and then in half gave a piece of matte paper and the other half a piece of glossy paper and asked them to comment on the quality. Despite the fact that they could not see it, the volunteers kept glossy paper rushed to characterize high quality and impressive.

Shiny objects
Shiny objects

In the same experiment, experts called for more of the blind participants indicate a landscape imagined it could be shown on the paper were holding. Those who held the glossy paper tended to describe landscapes with water, suggesting a link between quality and glossy liquid element.

This study indicates that our preference for shiny objects, could be well rooted in human existence, says researcher Vanessa Patrick of the University of Houston. It is really impressive that despite our evolution as a species, we feel the same attraction towards objects that awaken our basic needs, which in this case is our need for water, she concludes. The findings of scientists, will be published in the journal, Journal of Consumer Psychology.

By Nicole P.

Converting a building into a Rubik’s Cube

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Rubik’s Cube is considered one of the toughest puzzles in the world. Its power lies in its patience, the way of looking at you from multiple angles and showing insensitivity to be twisted with a gradual anxiety. It does not care about your logic or your sweat and when the world will end, a Rubik’s cube proud will take advantage of the time to play marbles, that make them so graceful of round. Yes, that was about a sense of humor for a cube which is obviously based on geometric insults.

Javier Lloret Rubik´s cube
Javier Lloret Rubik´s cube

The good draft Javier Lloret, however angry, has turned the Rubik’s cube into a building. The most vindictive gesture you can do is paint the front, and no one makes sure that you do not like makeup. Proposed to solve the Rubik’s cube, the Lloret one must be manipulated by a regular cube in the front of the building and this will follow the movements of nature with light quadrants via Bluetooth. This increases the difficulty of the puzzle of course because you cannot look at the building to see all the angles, but therein lies the grace to try to start and finish it.

Dito Von Tease and Ditology Project: portraits at your fingertips

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Dito Von Tease is an artist of the fingers: his project Ditology in fact, which was born in 2009, Finger transforms simple finger tips into real works of art.

Ditology Project
Ditology Project

No one escapes his – brilliant – creative mind : ‘ true ‘ portraits of the characters ( as Magritte or the Mona Lisa ) , historical figures ( Garibaldi, Che Guevara ) , through political figures of all persuasions Italian and international ( Nichi Vendola, Berlusconi Obama) , toys ( Barbie ) , musicians ( Gene Simmons of Kiss, but also Mozart) , ‘ technological ‘ (Steve Jobs , Mark Zuckerberg ) to the vagaries of any kind ( the inflatable doll – finger) .

Finger hides behind a young art director, illustrator and graphic Italian designer in Bologna, that during all these years has garnered unanimous praise around the world:

“I decided to create my Facebook account I wanted it to be a virtual space free from relatives, colleagues and – not – real friends. That’s why I decided to create an Italian avatar. In someone could say that I have wanted to ‘ hide behind a finger ‘ is a metaphor for a place to hide is not very effective. My desire to hide from real life made ​​me reflect on the identity of the people and on my own. So I used the image of a finger, to suggest that we all try to hide behind an image created by us. This is my finger: the representation of the different masks that all wear to ‘ act ‘ in life, perhaps to preserve the fragile uniqueness of our individual fingerprint”

If you would like to also try your hand in the creation of a custom ‘ finger ‘, there is also an app for that purpose.

Most Original and Creative Beer Bottles

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1. Mockingbird Lager Beer

Mockingbird Lager Beer
Mockingbird Lager Beer

Samantha Willey, is an illustrator and graphic designer who works as an Art Director and created these great designs for Mockingbird Lager beer, resulting in these beer bottles maintained to the last detail and making them collector’s items.

2. Hacienda beer

Hacienda beer
Hacienda beer

La Hacienda brewery was born in 2007 and was one of the first microbreweries in Mexico. They make their own beer and have three styles thanks to its German brewmaster in 2012 standardized production with these designs : Catrina (type Red Ale) , Jaguar (type Pale Ale) and Hidalgo ( Stout light type) .

3. Heineken beer

Heineken beer
Heineken beer

The Dutch brand presents the new collection 2013, with a pack of 4 limited edition bottles. This edition is inspired by stories of the past, present and future, and show all the way Heineken has come.

In addition you can customize the bottles to celebrate special occasions in an original way and you can choose your favorite designs through their website at Your Heineken.

4. Mug Beer

This unique design created by Ivan Maximov beers, a Russian student, created this packaging and the brand has been redesigned for a soccer bar chain, Mug Pub, which is located in Moscow and produces its own beer.

Mug Beers
Mug Beers

It is a new concept to bring beer. The vessels have the size of traditional pints and are completely reusable if you ever want to get a little more.

5. Howling Monkey Beer

Howling Monkey Beer
Howling Monkey Beer

Translated as Howler Monkey it defined as a Black & Tan beer, which is made with a perfect blend of Porter beer and lager. Besides being a great beer it has a really original design, created by Turner Duckworth who was in charge of the design of this fun package.