Google Maps now on G.D.G

I am working on a new global roster interface. We will now be able to add flags all over the world linking straight to your profile on our site and links to your website. The idea is users and visitors will be able to perform searches by region, adesign area or artist as well as being able to filter out results to suit the interests of whoever is running the search. Since this new interface will contact google directly it will also posses all of the freatures on the actual Google Maps website.

we predict this will be fully functional and bug free by end of the month... if all goes well.

i will post some screenshots as soons as i get a chance...


Saab BioPower

Saab’s successful BioPower concept – delivering increased performance as well as reduced fossil CO2 emissions – is to be introduced throughout the 9-3 range, including Sport Sedan, SportCombi and Convertible bodystyles.

Running on E85 fuel (85% bioethanol/15% gasoline), the new 9-3 BioPower 1.8t engine delivers 17% more maximum power (175 hp/129 kW v 150 hp/111 kW) and 10% more torque (265 v 240 Nm). In the 9-3 Sport Sedan, that translates to projected zero to 100 kph acceleration in 8.4 sec and 80 to 120 kph in fifth gear in 13.9 sec, compared to 9.5 sec and 15.0 sec, respectively, on gasoline.

Browse through the site to find more information on the previously introduced the Saab BioPower 100 Concept, which showcases the first production-based engine to be optimized for pure bioethanol (E100) fuel. The result is a level of performance never seen before from a road car using this fuel.
There is also more information on their Recyling Oriented Design Program under the tab.


Richard Sweeny

Spires of art made of paper; Richard Sweeny is a master at it. His beautiful creations meld origami and the science of math to form some of the most amazing shapes and structures. There is architectural beauty in every piece and one can only imagine what his mind must be like.

you can also check out his flickr page for more detailed shots of his work.

The RIAA unveils their new website setup specifically to deal with P2P Copyright infringment related lawsuits. P2PLawsuits.comwas created as part of a campaign to encourage univiersities and ISPs to hand over the names of students and/or users that infringe in copyright related crimes (mp3, dvd rips...)

Here students can apply for a settlement, and even pay for the settlement online. The RIAA promises this will represent a substancial discount to the amounts they would have had to pay before the website was created.

Full story @ Wired : News


Adam Frank Incorporated

A product designer that investigates light and interactivity. He plays with the human senses with the use of light, shadow and its interaction with our different perceptions. Find various examples of his installation pieces and projects in his site.


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Maserati GranTurismo

Maserati GranTurismo

Modena - 20th February 2007. The new Maserati GranTurismo, styled by Pininfarina, makes its worldwide debut at the Geneva Motorshow.

The new Maserati GranTurismo is a high-performance sports car, exciting to drive with a 4.2 liter V8 engine, delivering 405 HP, and a weight distribution of 49% at the front and 51% at the rear. It is fitted with an automatic gearbox and equipped with an adaptive control system which adjusts the gear-shifting mode to the driving style and the driving conditions.


Neon Sight Japan

Photography by Katsuyoshi Ueno

Really nice shots of an the urban and natural Japanese context, from a local perspective. Neon Sight Japan is a photoblog based site. A new picture is added daily, and several are available for wallpaper downloads.


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