Month: September 2014

Freestyle Tricking

The sport that presents the standard of physical movement returned to Atlanta, where sixteen international tricking athletes battled head to head for the winning title. The up-and-coming action sport came to life through a mix of martial arts, tumbling, break dancing, kicking and flipping, introducing audiences to a next level of athleticism.

Windows 10

New Windows will be called Windows 10. Windows VP Joe Belfiore talk about some of the features like “Start” menu is back, multiple desktops, and multi-tasking. Learn how you can be part of improving beta Windows with the Tech Preview and the Windows Insider Program.

Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Kawasaski supercharges 298hp into a 998cc engine.
Considering that most other sportbike manufacturers are topping out at around 200hp mark >> it will be interesting to see what H2R can do on circuits and what de-tuned street version will be capable of.
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Auto Design Prague Conference 2014

Auto Design Prague Conference 2014 Hosts Designers and Students

The fourth annual Auto Design Prague recently took place in the city’s National Technical Library. Held on September 18th, the event presented the latest trends in automotive design with leading personalities from the field, with this year’s main actors hailing from Volvo, Qoros, Jaguar, Ferrari, Škoda and Citroen/DS.

This year’s presenters included Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president for design at Volvo, who spoke about Scandinavian design in relation to the Swedish automaker’s new design language. He cited the Volvo XC90, the first production car designed under his leadership, which will make its world premiere at the Paris auto show later this week.

Another speaker was Julian Thomson, advanced design director at Jaguar. Thomson gave a lecture entitled the ‘Ten Rules of Car Design’, which offered some helpful tips for design hopefuls seeking to enter the field. – See more at:

Video: AutoDesign Prague 2014 from AutoDesign&Styling on Vimeo.

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The Art of Timing: Alan Watts on the Perils of Hurrying and the Pleasures of Presence


“For the perfect accomplishment of any art, you must get this feeling of the eternal present into your bones — for it is the secret of proper timing. No rush. No dawdle. Just the sense of flowing with the course of events in the same way that you dance to music, neither trying to outpace it nor lagging behind. Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.”

Does It Matter? – Essays on Man’s Relation to Materiality by Alan Watts @ Amazon

Behind The Scenes Of The Pioneer DJ Sale

PioneerCDJ DJ

With the recent success of their exploding controller line, last week many in the DJ field wondered: Why did Pioneer sell their DJ division to investment company KKR? Leadership in Japan has been talking about the sale of Pioneer DJ for months according to a source close to the deal and both companies. That source chatted with us on the condition of anonymity, revealing fresh details on the sale and what DJs might expect in the future.

The DEAL: The deal to sell Pioneer’s DJ equipment division has been inked, with private equity firm KKR acquiring all outstanding shares of Pioneer DJ for approximately 59 billion Japanese Yen – or about $551 million US dollars. Pioneer will retain about 15% share in the company and equivalent voting rights in the DJ manufacturer.” – > DETAILS