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Most replicas are made of plastic, glue, and a sad, empty life. This certainly isn’t the case for the folks over at Team Galag (cool fact: Galag translates roughly into “This is Awesome” in Trans-Siberian Mongolian) as of late. They spent $1.6 million making the Tumbler from Batman, one equipped with a V-8, a top speed of 100 MPH, and totally street legal. If I had to spend $1.6 million on a car, it would probably be a Tumbler. Or at least a stretch limo. Or maybe a stretch Tumbler? That’s totally appropriate for a homecoming dance. Who even needs a date at that point? DON’T BOTHER CALLING ME BACK, NANCY.
Check out the Tumbler (and your new dance date) here.
When it comes to working every day, ASUS knows a thing or two about being built for business, convenience, and staying connected on the go. One only needs to look as far as their recent lineup of notebooks and laptops, like the super-thin, super-durable, and super-powerful ASUS B400A Ultrabook. (Seriously, take a look: http://www.youtube.com/asusrog). Now it seems fitting that a company which understands the changing demands of a mobile workforce is also keeping the WIRED Business Conference charged.
Plenty of attendees will show up to the WBC with notebooks and tablets (and not surprisingly, they might eventually need some charging). These devices have become as commonplace today as the smartphone. However, what you might not have seen yet is the ASUS Taichi™ 21-DH51, a hybrid-like device that takes it one step further with a dual display offering the performance of a notebook when you need it and the convenience of a tablet when you don’t.
Likewise, the ASUS Transformer AiO P1801 is all about versatility offering all the performance of a full-fledged Windows 8 desktop and the flexibility of an Android tablet for your home. Whether you have a laptop, an Ultrabook, or a notebook, stay powered up with ASUS charging stations at the WIRED Business Conference. Learn more about ASUS at http://usa.asus.com/ and stay up to date at https://www.facebook.com/asus.n.america and https://twitter.com/asususa
Get the details on ASUS’ lineup below:
ASUS TAICHI™ 21
ASUS Transformer AiO
ASUS B400A Ultrabook
The WIRED Business Conference is all about Thinking Bigger. It’s about taking ideas to the next level and using technology to advance in big ways. It’s about focusing in on the future with high-definition vision. But what about seeing bigger? Sony is already pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with its remarkable 4K TV—a screen that’s four-times clearer than regular HD.
Sony has outfitted the WIRED Business Conference with next-gen screens and set up a chill space to relax and network, showcasing the 4K TV. Gather ‘round to see how more than 8 million individual pixels work with advanced picture processing to produce superb brightness and detail. Not to mention, a TRILUMINOS display that shows its true colors, including hard-to-reproduce reds, aquas, and emerald greens.
Watch the visionaries on stage—and then take in the high-tech vision off stage with Sony’s 4K TV. From stage to screen, the WIRED Business Conference is all about seeing the future more clearly—or rather in high definition—now. See what people are saying about #Sony4K online and get the latest Sony news at facebook.com/Sony, twitter.com/@SonyElectronics, www.youtube.com/sonyelectronics and www.pinterest.com/sonyelectronics.
It’s that time of year again. Brainy topics mixed with powerful leaders mixed with cutting-edge technology. Yep, it’s the WIRED Business Conference
. It’s a stellar line-up of speakers and topics, so here’s what you’ll need to keep your mind from imploding under the weight of all that knowledge.
Good old pen-and-paper is still the most satisfying, but use an e-enhanced version like this Evernote Moleskine
to streamline things.
Link Up. Use an app
like Cardmunch or any other LinkedIn linked-up app to smooth your networking experience. And buy the first round.
Have fun you crazy kids.
The mandate to “Think Bigger” at this year’s WIRED Business Conference isn’t limited to these groundbreaking panels and discussions. It’s about enabling the larger impact of this innovative forum beyond this one day, beyond the conference stage, beyond this platform. The live stream is how the WIRED Business Conference reaches beyond and sparks a conversation, whether it’s for the colleagues of attendees back home or for the WIRED community at large.
This year, CenturyLink has partnered with the WIRED Business Conference to make sure the live stream and full session videos reach a critical mass—and not just reach, but go beyond their expectations. Listen in live as industry leaders share their insight on the future of business and tap into up-to-the-minute content. Join the conversation and accept the open invitation to Think Bigger.
CenturyLink is thinking bigger when it comes to reaching a bigger audience. Follow CenturyLink on Twitter and at the WIRED Business Conference @centurylinkbiz and learn more about the company’s business and residential services at centurylink.com/link.
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One of the first things a new startup does is get business cards printed up, and many of them use Moo. Moo excels at making nice-looking, high-quality business cards at an affordable price. Now Moo is offering cards with embedded NFC chips, which will activate special content on a smartphone when waved near one that’s NFC-equipped. Really cool functionality (I like how they call NFC the card’s “third side”), but is it just a gimmick? After all, you still have to hand out the business card.
And what of mobile payments via NFC? Total number of merchants that offer NFC payment within three blocks of my office: three. And I live in a city. So what say you, Insiders. Should the next iPhone have NFC? Is it ever going to be a thing?
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April can be a tough month to go to New York. With the Tribeca Film Festival in full swing, reasonable hotel prices are hard to come by. So last month I found myself at a new spot: The ACE. Nestled in a kind of no-mans-land at 28th and Broadway—actually it’s NOMAD, or “North of Madison Park”—the ACE could easily serve as the geographic capital of Silicon Alley. What I learned in my first stay, however, is that it may also be it’s official capitol.
During the day the ACE’s first floor is a co-working and networking hub where every other overheard snippet is accelerator-this and seed funding-that. I had three new LinkedIn connections after my first morning. There’s plenty of comfortable seating, free WiFi, and a lovely waitstaff that serves coffee from…oh yes…Stumptown Coffee. Add in 24 hour room service and the fun cocktail atmosphere at night, and you’ve got yourself a new go-to in NYC.
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Life lesson: everything is cuter when in miniature. Pinball machines are not exempt from this rule.
Instructables user laxap transformed an Android tablet into a tiny arcade cabinet, complete with real arcade buttons. You’ll have to feel comfortable rooting your device permanently and scavenging the keyboard, but the steps are laid out for you. The same can’t be said for the wood cabinet; you’ll have to wing that design, but it might be worth figuring out because this project is just too cool. See a video of the final product in all its glory.
Find all the instructions on Instructables.
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Here’s a perfect example of creativity and simplicity at each attribute’s finest: the rubber band lamp.
It’s actually called the Delta Lamp and French designer Malet Thibaut created it with five pieces of wood and 60 rubber bands. That’s it. The triangle-shaped accessory can sit vertically or horizontally, but it’s the pressure of the rubber bands that keeps it together. Depending on how the elastics are styled, the light can be adjusted for strength or appearance.
The Delta Lamp isn’t available for purchase just yet. In the meantime, I’m going to go gather up some rubber bands and see what I can do with them.
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No, I’m not talking about your personal high score. I’m talking about scoring our personalities. After all, we’ve become obsessed with using technology to track our own stats: the number of steps we’ve taken, the amount of calories we’ve consumed, the distance we’ve traveled, how much Klout we have, or how many people “follow” us.
The first iteration of this personal ratings system may have been eBay’s star-ratings system for sellers. Now, LinkedIn recommendations and endorsements can help you land a job – or miss the boat. Think about how far you could take this system. What if mortgage approvals were based on personal reviews and character strength? Sound crazy? Lenddo is already doing it, and getting great results.
Read more about the potential for a universal personality score at VentureBeat.