Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce

Lamborghini plans to expand the range of the models Aventador LP700-4, which was officially launched in March 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. After Coupe and Roadster variants, next in line is the extreme Aventador SV (SuperVeloce) which is expected to be presented next month. Apparently, some rich enough customers have ordered this model, which could be driven by a motor with a 750-770Hp or huge 800Hp, in contrast to the standard model LP700-4, whose 6.5-liter V12 engine developing 515 kW / 700Hp.

Aventador SV will among other things get a sleek look and more powerful brakes, and will be lighter than the standard version. Aventador SV will be produced in limited numbers, and it will be about a “few hundred” copies.

If you like this car and want to have at least the modell it can be found here:
Licensed Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce Electric RC Car 1:10 RTR

British Airways Creates a 'Happiness Blanket' to Help First-Class Fliers Sleep Better

British Airways, the airline that pioneered the flat-bed seats in the 1990s, has taken the business of in-flight sleep to its next (logical? absurd?) level: The airline has developed a blanket to analyze the “meditative state” of premium cabin fliers. The wool “happiness blanket” is embedded with tiny fiber-optic LEDs that change color based on brainwaves transmitted via Bluetooth from a band worn on a passenger’s head. Blue signifies calm, peace, and relaxation and is seen most often when the person is sleeping deeply. The blanket displays crimson when the passenger feels stressed or anxious.

The high-tech blanket isn’t for direct customer use at this point, but dozens of volunteers will try the blanket on trans-Atlantic flights. BA plans to analyze the data from the blankets to make an already good in-flight experience even better. The color patterns may inform changes to in-flight services from, for example, the timing of meals, the menu, and the movie options.
The airline’s ultimate goal is to further distinguish its cabin service and amenities in an era when everyone else has added flat beds and posh linens. “The hard product can always be copied and emulated,” says Alan Eley, a BA executive based in New York. The blanket is aimed at helping improve the squishier factors that nonetheless affect a passenger’s opinion of the flight and propensity to return. Sleep is a critical component, which is one reason most premium airlines have migrated their dinner service from airplanes to airport lounges—many passengers are eager for shut-eye as soon as they board.

“People are traveling longer and longer distances, and the ability to get good rest is more important,” says Henry Harteveldt, travel analyst with Atmosphere Research Group in San Francisco. “To be successful, you have to be rested and alert, and what the airlines have found is, people will pay for it.”
In service of rest, British Airways has proven it’s willing to experiment. It’s already launched a paean to boredom on many long-haul flights: footage of a seven-hour train trip through Norway. The relaxation effect is similar to how many people enjoy videos of a burning fireplace log or goldfish or how millions of airline passengers like watching the moving position maps during flight. The video was an online hit in Scandinavia. “There’s a hypnotic, calming, and entertaining quality to Slow TV that is perfect for in-flight entertainment,” Richard D’Cruze, BA’s on-board entertainment manager, told Bloomberg News last week.

It’s still unclear how much change the blanket will bring about on BA flights. We do have some predictions: Alcoholic spirits, restful sleep, and funny films are likely to correlate to more blue than red. Missed connections, heavy turbulence, and a gaseous seat mate are likely to yield crimson.

Samsung Teamed Up with AEG to Launch Exclusive Rewards for Fans

Samsung teamed up with AEG, one of the world’s leading presenters of sports and entertainment to launch the Samsung Galaxy Owner’s experience. This special treatment give consumers access to VIP clubs, seat upgrades, discounts and other rewards at concerts, sports events and other entertainment outings. You just have to download the Samsung Owner’s Hub app through Google Play. The Owner’s Hub app includes device tips, how-to videos, complimentary music tracks, exclusive entertainment clips and more. Galaxy users at participating AEG owned or affiliated venues nationwide will receive instant rewards.

“The smartphone market is truthfully saturated, and really everything is about keeping the customers that we do have,” says Colleen McDuffe, senior director of digital marketing at Samsung Telecommunications America. “This is just one of the ways that we want to delight our customers and make them proud to be part of the Galaxy family.”

The offers are available to owners in the U.S. of the Galaxy S5, S4 and SIII smartphone and the Galaxy Note 3 and Note II phablets.

Roy Stuart’s Rampant Surfboard Will Cost You $1,3 Million

We know that Roy Stuart makes some of the most sophisticated and expensive surfboards in the world. But, would you pay $1,3 million for the latest design by this master surfboard craftsman? The one-of-a-kind surfboard – Rampant, is the product of 20 years of water-testing development and a year of craftsmanship. Made of Paulownia wood, the 10’6” surfboard weights 31 pounds, and can easily hit 35 MPH and over.

“The axis of rotation of the tubular fin is aligned with the axis of the surfboard hull, so there is no added resistance to roll,” Stuart notes. “Fine tuning of this hydrofoil over a 16 year period ensures that the optimal foil section, water flow volume, placement and lift angle is achieved to suit each surfboard hull.”

Paulownia wood has a high strength-to-weight ratio, which makes it ideal for surfboards. The surfboard has a hollow inside, so each board has a unique resonance like a music instrument. The 3-D-printed leading fin is composed of high-impact polycarbonate.

Maybe because is coated with a 23-carat gold dragon inlay used in Roy Stuart’s wooden ‘Dragon’ longboard this brilliant beauty is one of the of the most expensive surfboards in the world.

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