Jul 10, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

Hump Day Hook-Ups

Bah! Humbug! Such is the life of a corporate slave. I will say no more. Read on and enjoy!

  1. Hyundai readies Elantra LPI Hybrid for 2009 Korean launch, Engadget. As much Korean pride I may have, I’m not the biggest fan of my mother country’s automobiles. However, Hyundai’s announcement of the first hybrid to be “powered by liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and adopt advanced Lithium Polymer (Li–Poly) batteries” sounds pretty fierce, especially in light of today’s astronomical (and rising) gas prices. Go Hyundai…*fighting*!
  2. 11 Korean Yogurt Stores that’ll Knock Your Pinkberries off, Mental Floss Blog. It’s no secret that I don’t like sweets. Hence, I’m not a big fan of ice-cream (or frozen yogurt…eh, same thing). However, I do love me some Pinkberry because it’s not sweet at all. My preferred flavor is plain, with a sprinkle of raspberries. Here are some Pinkberry alternatives for y’all! (I’ve tried Red Mango and honestly, I couldn’t tell a difference.)
  3. Having fun with logo equations, Logo Design Love. What do you get when you add an apple and the rainbow flag, and divide the sum by a set of chompers? The old Apple logo! I love all the equations in this post – you have to see them for yourself.
  4. Top 10 Modern Survival Tips, Lifehacker. We’re all familiar with the yellow cover of the Worst-Case Scenarios Survial Handbook. And who can forget the hit series Survivorman? But let’s face it. Just how often will you come face to face with a polar bear in the artic? Read these tips to get a heads-up on how to survive every day life.
  5. Duhon officially signs and the Summer League roster is released, The Knicks Fix. How can I leave out one of the biggest Knicks-related announcements since D’Antoni signed on to replace Thomas? Marbury isn’t out yet, but it looks hopeful. I shall remain hopeful.
  6. Apple Hires New VP of Product Design, Boy Genius Report. Apple is one of the top companies in the world for product design, so Doug Field has quite a shoe to fill. I agree with ol’ Steve-O in believing that the Segway sucks in terms of industrial design…how will Mr. Field fit in at Apple?
  7. Joystiq hands-on: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii), Joystiq. I haven’t been this excited about a game since Super Smash Bros Brawl. Heck I might even get the lightsaber attachments for the Wiimote!
  8. Are Gadgets Using Up Some Elements? Gizmodo. Duuude. As much as I love me my gadgets, this news is pretty depressing. Would they get rid of the elements from the periodic table?
  9. Mona Lisa Graffiti, Neatorama. I need to include this in here because my sorority nickname was Mona Lisa. Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa men have named youuuuu. You’re so like the lady with the mystic smile…okay I’ll stop singing. Go check out Leonardo’s masterpiece in action!
  10. Secrets of Stradivarius Explained, Wired Science. Look, I’m a violinist (or, I used to study it seriously). My mouth salivates and the fingers on my left hand start twitching whenever I’m in the presence of a beautifully carved, exquisite-sounding instrument. And yes, The Red Violin is one of my favorite movies. Naturally this article made me gasp and squeal some…can it be that wood density is the secret to the Stradivari violins?

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