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A reported price of between $ 20,000 and $ 30,000 will buy you the world’s thinnest mechanical watch when it goes on sale. The Piaget Altiplano 900P is 3.65mm thick, a crucial 0.4mm thinner than the previous record holder, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Jubilee. As befitting a watch fancier than something called the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Jubilee, Piaget’s new Altiplano 900P will be available in 18-karat white gold with a black alligator strap.
This is a short video of Baja 100 racer Adrian ‘The Wildman’ Cenni carrying out a 360-degree barrel roll prior to a race in Ensenada, Mexico. They call it the world’s first 360-barrel roll, but at least a handful of other individuals (including Rob Dyrdek) have actually done it previously. I dunno, maybe he’s the first one to do it without a landing ramp. Or perhaps he’s just the first one to do it where there was actually no law on where the audience could stand. Keep opting for the video.
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As of tomorrow, the longest flight in the world will shuttle passengers on a 747-400 from Dallas, Texas to Sydney, Australia. That 15-hour, 25-minute hop on board Qantas 7 may not be the lengthiest in duration, but at 8,578 miles gate to gate, it’ll lead the industry in miles flown. For a few more hours, however, Singapore Airlines’ decade-long run from Newark, N.J., to Singapore remains the record holder for both time (more than 18 hours) and distance (9,534 miles). It’s a journey that’s been on the bucket lists of the world’s most ambitious aviation enthusiasts since the city-state’s namesake airline first launched the service in 2004, and following tonight’s final jaunt, this record-setting A340-500 will touch down at Changi Airport for the very last time.
Despite this cheerless loss, it’s a spectacular time in the world of aviation. Sure, we don’t have our supersonic Concorde replacement just yet, and the Dreamliner rollout was not without significant heartbreak, but the past few years have represented a tremendous period, with banner launches from both Airbus and Boeing that will change the way we fly forever. But as with any category, aircraft manufacturing and design advances also serve to highlight the shortcomings of previous-generation products.
The Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 make massive efficiency boosts a reality, leading gas-guzzling greats like the aging A340-500 to a premature retirement. In this case, the A345′s departure from Singapore’s fleet represents not only better things to come, but also the loss of a landmark route — it’s an unavoidable compromise, and with the end in sight, I drained my frequent flier account in order to score a ticket, and set out to discover the significance of Singapore Flight 21′s retirement.%Gallery-slideshow123017%
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You may recall that a little while back we checked out China’s Meizu MX3, and in addition to its unique 15:9 1,800 x 1,080 display, one of its other selling points is the 128GB storage option. Well, this version is finally available as of today, except it’s only offered to the TD-SCDMA variant of the phone, meaning you can only use it on China Mobile’s network or, if you’re desperate, any GSM 2G network. If that’s no problem and you have an address in China, then you can head over to online store JD.com and hand over CN¥3,999 (about US$ 660) for the 5.1-inch, Exynos 5 Octa-powered device off contract.
As for the rest of us, it’s probably just a matter of time before the WCDMA-flavored MX3 gets the same treatment, so stay tuned. Alternatively, the upcoming Vivo Xplay 3 is rumored to have a 128GB option as well, and given that it’ll support both TD-LTE and FD-LTE, it might be a better buy for us speed freaks outside China.
Via: Engadget Chinese
Maingear’s normal method of constructing a gaming notebook works something a little like this: 1. Grab a Clevo chassis, 2. Crowbar as much high-power tech it can. For the Pulse 17, however, the company has decided to follow a different path. Abandoning Clevo’s hardware, the company has crafted a …
China Telecom’s obsession with Samsung’s luxury clamshells isn’t dwindling any time soon. In fact, the two companies have just launched a new model, the SCH-W2014, at their annual “Heart Of The World” charity concert in Nanjing last night. While it shares a similar appearance with the W2013 and the …
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The vexed question of whether the chicken or the egg came first isn’t actually the most interesting one you can ask about the world’s favorite poultry. Far more fascinating is the history of how the chicken came to be such a staple of the modern diet — with its popularity spreading everywhere from east London curry houses to service stations in Kentucky. Did you know, for example, that chicken was considered such a delicacy during the age of the Roman empire that its consumption had to be regulated? Or that certain breeds, like the Araucana and Ameraucana, lay eggs with naturally blue shells?
These fascinating and obscure details of the chicken’s history are retold in a great essay in the Smithsonian Magazine, which also looks into…
SONY XEL-1 – the world’s first OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TV Sony Japan: http://www.sony.jp/oel/products/XEL-1/ Sony United Kingdom: http://www.sony…
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Apple’s mission to bring the iPhone to the world’s biggest mobile operator has apparently dragged on since 2007. Now, however, it finally looks as if Tim Cook’s latest round of secret negotiations has paid off. TENAA, China’s equivalent to the FCC, has released documents clearing a pair of iPhones …