I want... eco-shed / office / playroom / whatever

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I want... Embrio One-Wheel Motorcycle

This hydrogen fuel cell powered, gyroscopically balanced, one-wheeled recreational and commuting vehicle provides an extraordinary vision of the kind of personal transport we could be using 20 years from now.

The design brief for Bombadier EMBRIO Concept was to "create highly innovative, functional and exciting products to exceed people’s recreational needs" and find the "next thing" in recreational vehicles. The result is a futuristic and minimalistic one-wheeler that is as about far away as you can get from the conventional image of a uni-cycle - a mode of transport normally associated with circuses and street parades.

Balancing Act

The riding position will be similar to a motorcycle with a complex series of sensors and gyroscopes balancing passengers on the single wheel. The rider activates a trigger on the left handlebar to accelerate and turns are made by shifting body-weight rather than actually steering.

When the EMBRIO concept is at rest in "stand-by configuration", the front wheels deploy to the ground like landing gear on a plane to increase longitudinal stability. The landing gear retracts when the vehicle speed reaches 20 km/h but even without the landing gear, the EMBRIO would be stable when motionless because of the gyroscope.

The EMBRIO concept’s main power source is a hydrogen fuel cell and additional advanced technologies including a high-performance braking system, active suspension, night vision, a digitally encoded key and robotic assistance would be incorporated into the design.

The Concept is constructed from lightweight materials including Polypropylene, Santoprene, nylon (injection moulding), aluminum (stamping, die casting and robotic assembly), magnesium (casting) and the use of fuel cell technology and recycling of aluminum and polyethylene is designed to make the Bombardier EMBRIO an eco-friendly design throughout its life cycle.

The Bombardier EMBRIO concept is one of several concepts proposed by Canadian based Bombardier Recreational Products and it received the Gold Award at the 2003 Annual Design Awards (Industrial Design Society of America & Business Week Magazine).

Dimensions and weight
48.75″ x 27.5″ x 47.5″ 360 lb
124 cm x 70 cm x 120 cm 164 kg

Content Links
Bombadier Recreational Products site

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I want... TW Steel watch TW1 45mm [TW1]

The new TW Steel TW1 45mm [TW1] CEO collection is now available.

Dimensions and Specifications

- 45mm case
- made of high grade steel (316L)
- precision quartz movement
- mineral crystal
- fast date adjustment
- genuine leather strap
- 10ATM waterproof
- 2 years guarantee
- delivery in TW Steel box and warranty card

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I want... Acer Aspire easyStore

Nice to know Acer has named their latest ...

... Home Server configuration the Aspire easyStore without playing on the Aspire One name just like how Asus has diluted the Eee PC line. The Acer Aspire easyStore Home Server was specially designed for households and home-based businesses that have multiple PCs, making it a no-brainer effort to network home computers, centralize, share and protect digital data as well as access it remotely from virtually anywhere in the world as long as there is a decent Internet connection. It won't get in the way of the overall home decor as the easyStore measures 8.3" x 7.8" x 7.08", featuring cool blue LEDs that show off the current hard drive status. Underneath the handsome black bezel lies an Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz processor, 2GB RAM, a 1TB hard drive and three hot-swappable hard drive bays. You can bring one home today for $399.99.

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PODER readers are influencial

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I want... ODM Collection (SU101-1 3 touch digital)

From the success of last season’s 3 Touch watch, a digital ...

ODM Collection | SU101-1 3 touch digital... version has been designed for this season, using the same inspiring touch-screen technology. A red lens model has been added in this collection, like the all black model, when raging red is put together with the IP black watch case, it creates a vigorous aura and an eye-catching element for the users. The digital version presents a dynamic watch dial in the crown-less square case, boosting the uniqueness and masculinity to the extreme.


Case: IP black SS case
Mechanism: o.d.m. digital watch
Water Resistance: 5 ATM
Strap / Chain: polyurethane strap
Color: black / silver

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ODM Collection | SU102-2 Sense

The masculine cubic watch case is one of the main ...

ODM Collection | SU102-2  Sense... features of this inspiring collection. Metallic yet simple, the timepiece is highlighted by the well designed layered dial face and single winding crown at a distinctive degree that involves complicated mechanism technique. A 3D o.d.m. logo can be found by the side of the rectangle dial face, next to the big date indicator, emphasizing the uniqueness and touch of mechanism.


Case: SS case
Mechanism: o.d.m. digital watch
Water Resistance: 5 ATM
Strap / Chain: polyurethane strap
Color: black / silver

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Zubi wins an Effie Award

The Effies has announced that Zubi Advertising has won a Silver for its Ford SYNC Integrated Campaign ...

CORAL GABLES, Fla., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Effies has announced that Zubi Advertising has won a Silver for its Ford SYNC Integrated Campaign in the Hispanic Category in the North American competition. The campaign, which features Grammy Award-winning Latin pop star Juanes, is Zubi's latest non-traditional, below-the-line campaign with a strong focus on digital.

"Effies have always been the gold standard to judge the success of a program," said COO Joe Zubi. "To win one during these challenging economic times makes it even more rewarding."

Developed by Microsoft, SYNC is a voice-activated in-car communication and entertainment system for a user's mobile phone and digital music player. Unlike other competitive voice-activated systems, SYNC's ability to understand various Spanish accents is key for the US Hispanic Market, where consumers have various countries of origin, and varying degrees of acculturation and language proficiency.

"Juanes was the perfect fit to launch SYNC in the Hispanic Market," said David Rodriguez, Ford multicultural marketing manager. "Staying connected to friends and music is part of everyday life for our tech-savvy Hispanic target, and SYNC brings this power to Ford drivers."

As official sponsor of Juanes' 2008 World Tour, Zubi developed a program with the Colombian singer-songwriter as the centerpiece to deliver the SYNC message to the marketplace, educate consumers about the product, and entice them to test-drive SYNC-equipped Ford vehicles at Ford dealerships. The program achieved a 30 percent conversion rate of qualified leads to test drives - 15 times the industry average.

The program included the following elements:

  • In-concert integration with "SYNC Zones" at every Juanes concert location

  • Destination website with exclusive video content and functionalities

  • Online sweepstakes with instant win trivia game and a VIP concert experience Grand Prize

  • A robust digital media plan including display banner ads, video-banners, paid search, and publisher-driven email blasts

  • Print advertising to support the in-concert and online activities

  • Spot radio in the high-Hispanic density tour stops

  • Talking billboards and text-messaging components
About Zubi Advertising

Zubi Advertising Services, Inc. is a full-service and independently owned Hispanic agency in the U.S. with a proven 36-year track record of award-winning U.S. Hispanic Market branding campaigns. Headquartered in Miami with offices in Detroit, Los Angeles and Dallas, Zubi Advertising has projected billings of $175 million in 2009. Zubi Advertising is proud to serve its extensive client list, which includes American Airlines, Ford Motor Company, JP Morgan Chase, Lincoln Mercury, Olive Garden, SC Johnson and Winn-Dixie among others. Zubi Advertising has grown organically to 122 employees who are dedicated to enhancing the image of the Hispanic culture and the advertising profession through their actions and work. For more information, please visit www.zubiad.com.
    Media Contact:
    Michelle Cobas
    (305) 428-6111

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Televisa Interactive Media and hi5 enter into a commercial and ...

Televisa Interactive Media and hi5 Enter Into a Commercial and Video Distribution Agreement Reaching 33 Million Spanish Speakers Across Hispanic Latin America

Bomb threat on Air France flightMEXICO CITY--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Televisa Interactive Media ("Televisa"), the online division of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE: TV) (BMV: TLEVISA CPO), the leading Spanish-speaking media company in the World, and hi5 (www.hi5.com), the leading social entertainment website across Spanish-speaking Latin America and the 12th largest website in the world by page views, today announced a unique commercial arrangement to maximize their online audiences in the region.

As part of the deal, Televisa will be the exclusive representative of hi5's online advertising inventory in Hispanic Latin America and jointly the parties will launch a co-branded premium video channel for users of hi5, the popular social entertainment website in Latin America, serving a library of full and short length videos provided by Televisa, most of which are available through www.Esmas.com and through Televisa's vertical video site www.Tvolucion.com. The video channel will not be available to users in the United States. "The availability of this new video channel is scheduled for this summer with additional premium content delivered via micro-sites shortly thereafter."

Jointly, Televisa Interactive Media and hi5 sites reach more than 33 million unique users per month across Hispanic Latin America, which represent 63% of the total market. Internet usage in these countries is growing at a rapid pace of up to 16.6% last year according to Comscore, nearly triple the North American growth of 5.7% for that same year, according to the same source.

"hi5 is an ideal content and traffic extension that perfectly complements our best-in-class suite of promotional solutions for advertisers and brands in this region," said Juan Saldívar, General Manager of Televisa Interactive Media.

"This business relationship solidifies our leadership position in Latin America and delivers compelling content to our huge Spanish-language audience. Televisa's experienced sales team and deep industry relationships will help us maximize our revenue potential in the Latin American market," said Ramu Yalamanchi, Founder and Chief Product Officer at hi5.

About Grupo Televisa, S.A.B.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world and a major participant in the international entertainment business. It has interests in television production and broadcasting, production of pay-television networks, international distribution of television programming, direct to home satellite services, cable television and telecommunication services, magazine publishing and publishing distribution, radio production and broadcasting, professional sports and live entertainment, feature-film production and distribution, the operation of an internet portal, and gaming. Grupo Televisa also owns an unconsolidated equity stake in La Sexta, a free-to-air television venture in Spain.

About Televisa Interactive Media

Televisa Interactive Media is Televisa's digital business unit. Through this unit, Televisa hosts, publishes and commercializes most of Televisa's online brands. Televisa Interactive Media includes a horizontal portal, www.Esmas.com; a video vertical online destination, www.Tvolucion.com; a vertical online music brand, Tarabu, and the leading premium content supplier for mobiles in Mexico; Esmas Movil. With more than 18 million unique users and more than 320 million page views per month, Televisa Interactive Media is positioned as a leading news, entertainment and sports online operation in the Hispanic America.

About hi5 Networks

Headquartered in San Francisco, hi5 is one of the world's largest and fastest growing social entertainment sites. Our focus is on delivering a fun, interactive, and immersive social experience online to our users around the world. With over 63 million unique visitors every month, hi5 is a top 20 website globally and the number one social site in dozens of countries across Latin America, Europe and Asia. The service is available in over 50 languages, delivering localized content, games, and other applications to users worldwide. For more information on hi5, visit http://www.hi5.com.

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Bomb threat on Air France flight

The airport safety delayed an Air France flight ...

Bomb threat on Air France flightThe airport safety delayed an Air France flight this evening before departing for Paris immediately after the company received a bomb threat over the phone at the airport of Ezeiza.

The Federal Police, along the Firemen’s direction and the Airport’s Safety proceeded to inspect the plane, that arrived this morning from the French city and, after a brief stop, it was preparing to return.

The routine procedure lasted approximately one hour and a half and, as sources of the airport reported all the passengers are ok and they were not evacuated.

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Hillarious video of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen landing on Eminem’s lap (MTV Movie Awards - 2009)