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Alright, so its the 21st century.  We live in a world that is purely dependent on technological advances and products to maintain the efficiency, speed of production and communication that would put aliens to shame.  
Google is by far the most sought after company to work for and equally one of the most valuable.  So it’s only fitting that they would design their offices to portray just that…right?
So far…undecided.  The London office of Google Engineering has had a face lift by the already legendary design and architecture company Penson - founded by Lee Penson - who in his own right, is already architectural genius.
There have been mixed review about the Google offices in London - but essentially what it comes down to - is whether or not they actually reflect what Google means and even this is subjective.
Essentially? Well, Google was essentially created to become the largest and most advanced search engine to have existed.  Taking that into context - these offices definitely reflect the vibe of that objective.
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Alright, so its the 21st century.  We live in a world that is purely dependent on technological advances and products to maintain the efficiency, speed of production and communication that would put aliens to shame.  
Google is by far the most sought after company to work for and equally one of the most valuable.  So it’s only fitting that they would design their offices to portray just that…right?
So far…undecided.  The London office of Google Engineering has had a face lift by the already legendary design and architecture company Penson - founded by Lee Penson - who in his own right, is already architectural genius.
There have been mixed review about the Google offices in London - but essentially what it comes down to - is whether or not they actually reflect what Google means and even this is subjective.
Essentially? Well, Google was essentially created to become the largest and most advanced search engine to have existed.  Taking that into context - these offices definitely reflect the vibe of that objective.
ZoomInfo
Alright, so its the 21st century.  We live in a world that is purely dependent on technological advances and products to maintain the efficiency, speed of production and communication that would put aliens to shame.  
Google is by far the most sought after company to work for and equally one of the most valuable.  So it’s only fitting that they would design their offices to portray just that…right?
So far…undecided.  The London office of Google Engineering has had a face lift by the already legendary design and architecture company Penson - founded by Lee Penson - who in his own right, is already architectural genius.
There have been mixed review about the Google offices in London - but essentially what it comes down to - is whether or not they actually reflect what Google means and even this is subjective.
Essentially? Well, Google was essentially created to become the largest and most advanced search engine to have existed.  Taking that into context - these offices definitely reflect the vibe of that objective.
ZoomInfo
Alright, so its the 21st century.  We live in a world that is purely dependent on technological advances and products to maintain the efficiency, speed of production and communication that would put aliens to shame.  
Google is by far the most sought after company to work for and equally one of the most valuable.  So it’s only fitting that they would design their offices to portray just that…right?
So far…undecided.  The London office of Google Engineering has had a face lift by the already legendary design and architecture company Penson - founded by Lee Penson - who in his own right, is already architectural genius.
There have been mixed review about the Google offices in London - but essentially what it comes down to - is whether or not they actually reflect what Google means and even this is subjective.
Essentially? Well, Google was essentially created to become the largest and most advanced search engine to have existed.  Taking that into context - these offices definitely reflect the vibe of that objective.
ZoomInfo

Alright, so its the 21st century.  We live in a world that is purely dependent on technological advances and products to maintain the efficiency, speed of production and communication that would put aliens to shame.  

Google is by far the most sought after company to work for and equally one of the most valuable.  So it’s only fitting that they would design their offices to portray just that…right?

So far…undecided.  The London office of Google Engineering has had a face lift by the already legendary design and architecture company Penson - founded by Lee Penson - who in his own right, is already architectural genius.

There have been mixed review about the Google offices in London - but essentially what it comes down to - is whether or not they actually reflect what Google means and even this is subjective.

Essentially? Well, Google was essentially created to become the largest and most advanced search engine to have existed.  Taking that into context - these offices definitely reflect the vibe of that objective.

Source: pensongroup.com

Get ready for your mind to be blown.
Brought to you by Mission Motors and designed by Yves Behar of the industrial designing and branding firm Fuse Project - this is the Mission One PLE.
Besides the outrageously sleek looks of this motorcycle which is bound to make even Orlando Bloom think twice about Miranda Kerr, this dashing two-wheeler has speed and power, all from its Lithium-ion battery.  
Capable of outputting 136hp to produce 100lb-ft of torque to reach a maximum speed of 150mph, there simply isn’t a motorcycle on the market that they claim can accelerate faster than this bad boy.
If you think looks and specs aren’t enough, the Mission One PLE has a fully equipped data acquisition system and wireless communication capability meaning riders will be able to see real-time data of battery and bike performance.
All things aside, as much as riding the vintage choppers feels like a time warp into pure classic motoring, this is the complete opposite into the future tech racing.
Boomtown selection.  Word up. Massive. 
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Get ready for your mind to be blown.
Brought to you by Mission Motors and designed by Yves Behar of the industrial designing and branding firm Fuse Project - this is the Mission One PLE.
Besides the outrageously sleek looks of this motorcycle which is bound to make even Orlando Bloom think twice about Miranda Kerr, this dashing two-wheeler has speed and power, all from its Lithium-ion battery.  
Capable of outputting 136hp to produce 100lb-ft of torque to reach a maximum speed of 150mph, there simply isn’t a motorcycle on the market that they claim can accelerate faster than this bad boy.
If you think looks and specs aren’t enough, the Mission One PLE has a fully equipped data acquisition system and wireless communication capability meaning riders will be able to see real-time data of battery and bike performance.
All things aside, as much as riding the vintage choppers feels like a time warp into pure classic motoring, this is the complete opposite into the future tech racing.
Boomtown selection.  Word up. Massive. 
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Get ready for your mind to be blown.

Brought to you by Mission Motors and designed by Yves Behar of the industrial designing and branding firm Fuse Project - this is the Mission One PLE.

Besides the outrageously sleek looks of this motorcycle which is bound to make even Orlando Bloom think twice about Miranda Kerr, this dashing two-wheeler has speed and power, all from its Lithium-ion battery.  

Capable of outputting 136hp to produce 100lb-ft of torque to reach a maximum speed of 150mph, there simply isn’t a motorcycle on the market that they claim can accelerate faster than this bad boy.

If you think looks and specs aren’t enough, the Mission One PLE has a fully equipped data acquisition system and wireless communication capability meaning riders will be able to see real-time data of battery and bike performance.

All things aside, as much as riding the vintage choppers feels like a time warp into pure classic motoring, this is the complete opposite into the future tech racing.

Boomtown selection.  Word up. Massive. 

NEXT LEVEL.  Nokia HumanForm Kinetic Smartphone Concept.

Get all that down?  Well, basically - the HumanForm was created to translate new nanotechnologies into a meaningful and shocking user experience.

Forget about touch screen and voice communication - this technology will allow dynamic device flexibility where intuition and technology become seamless, together.

A jaw-dropping concept for a device that doesn’t seem that far away to be honest.  Hopefully we can see a solid competitor against Apple introduce this technology to balance things out again..

"Networked Society - On the Brink" is one of the most intriguing and eye-opening videos of the 21st century.

Brought to us by Ericsson Multimedia  we get a glimpse into some of the masterminds behind creativity in innovative technological products and services.  People such as David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr and Eric Wahlforss, co-founder of Soundcloud each discuss their own opinions and thoughts on how the world is moving into what is dubbed a ‘Networked Society’.

We all know that we have now reached a point in which the internet is entering a new stage.  The stage whereby the roots have been planted for the world to take communication, creation and innovation to a whole new level whether it be for personal use or on a corporate level.

The leading devices will no doubt be mobile allowing people to connect every single second of the day in ways which we have yet to even think of.  Which is why we are reaching that point in which limitations simply seem not to exist anymore.

We are well on our way becoming a completely Network Society.

Before you say anything prepare to shut the F up; because the new HD3 ‘Slyde’ is insane.
Consequently, the Slyde watch is unlike anything to have ever existed in the watch market before.  Although HD3 is already reknowned for making daring and complex watches the HD3 Slyde is arguably the next generation of timepieces.
Involving both luxury styling and materials accompanied with the technological advances we are seeing in mobile devices, the Slyde is a masterpiece.  
The face is capable of ‘switching engines’ between moon phases, chronographs, timezones, calendar, date and of course the time all by the flick of a finger.
Each year the watch will be limited to no more than 10 - and if thats not enough, the watch connects to the computer via usb to recharge and download customised limited modules.
Oh and one more thing, the Slyde covers all forms of time:The Past: an automatic countdown from when the event was, with an ability to personalise the watch by inserting photographs.The Future: with an automatic countdown to events as per the user’s request and requirements.
The present…no need for explanation.
If you’re still thinking wtf like the rest of us, dont hesitate to jump onto their website and have a read or check out this video.
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Before you say anything prepare to shut the F up; because the new HD3 ‘Slyde’ is insane.
Consequently, the Slyde watch is unlike anything to have ever existed in the watch market before.  Although HD3 is already reknowned for making daring and complex watches the HD3 Slyde is arguably the next generation of timepieces.
Involving both luxury styling and materials accompanied with the technological advances we are seeing in mobile devices, the Slyde is a masterpiece.  
The face is capable of ‘switching engines’ between moon phases, chronographs, timezones, calendar, date and of course the time all by the flick of a finger.
Each year the watch will be limited to no more than 10 - and if thats not enough, the watch connects to the computer via usb to recharge and download customised limited modules.
Oh and one more thing, the Slyde covers all forms of time:The Past: an automatic countdown from when the event was, with an ability to personalise the watch by inserting photographs.The Future: with an automatic countdown to events as per the user’s request and requirements.
The present…no need for explanation.
If you’re still thinking wtf like the rest of us, dont hesitate to jump onto their website and have a read or check out this video.
ZoomInfo

Before you say anything prepare to shut the F up; because the new HD3 ‘Slyde’ is insane.

Consequently, the Slyde watch is unlike anything to have ever existed in the watch market before.  Although HD3 is already reknowned for making daring and complex watches the HD3 Slyde is arguably the next generation of timepieces.

Involving both luxury styling and materials accompanied with the technological advances we are seeing in mobile devices, the Slyde is a masterpiece.  

The face is capable of ‘switching engines’ between moon phases, chronographs, timezones, calendar, date and of course the time all by the flick of a finger.

Each year the watch will be limited to no more than 10 - and if thats not enough, the watch connects to the computer via usb to recharge and download customised limited modules.

Oh and one more thing, the Slyde covers all forms of time:
The Past: an automatic countdown from when the event was, with an ability to personalise the watch by inserting photographs.
The Future: with an automatic countdown to events as per the user’s request and requirements.

The present…no need for explanation.

If you’re still thinking wtf like the rest of us, dont hesitate to jump onto their website and have a read or check out this video.

Source: hd3complication.com

Minimalist perfection.  Introducing the Wally Esense Yacht.
The Italian luxury yachting masters are renowned for their master craftsmanship and the story is no different with this huge 143ft.
It’s one of the largest single mast monohull sailing boats in the world and boasts 900m2 of deck space and can sleep up to 8 guests.
Think Lamborghini meets Bentley.  Simply stunning.

Minimalist perfection.  Introducing the Wally Esense Yacht.

The Italian luxury yachting masters are renowned for their master craftsmanship and the story is no different with this huge 143ft.

It’s one of the largest single mast monohull sailing boats in the world and boasts 900m2 of deck space and can sleep up to 8 guests.

Think Lamborghini meets Bentley.  Simply stunning.

Source: blessthisstuff.com

Almost 10 years to the date since the 1st gen iPod was released - we get an insight of just how many patented items Apple has.
Most of which are under Steve P. Jobs.  From adapters, to computers, to Apple TV User interfaces - there’s well over 300 listed in this New York Times article.
Yet another ode to the mind behind the master we know as Steve Jobs.

Almost 10 years to the date since the 1st gen iPod was released - we get an insight of just how many patented items Apple has.

Most of which are under Steve P. Jobs.  From adapters, to computers, to Apple TV User interfaces - there’s well over 300 listed in this New York Times article.

Yet another ode to the mind behind the master we know as Steve Jobs.

Source: The New York Times

No introduction is necessary for Bentley - but with an all new model out, the 2011 Mulsanne is definitely worth introducing.
Taking a look at the big picture, Bentley is quite an interesting brand to analyse. Its over 90 years old, has served the English Royal Family for possibly equally as long (almost like Rolls-Royce’s ugly brother), been the car of choice for the upper-marginal wealthy yet every now and then seems to disappear and reappear on the map of ‘cool’.
Until 1998 when Bentley was sold off by Vikers to VW group, Bentley had a relative loyal following..for those that could afford it..but then things started to go wrong.  It lost popularity, was seen as overpriced and driving in a car that’s just as heavy as a Rolls with the lack superiority that a Rolls-Royce has just seemed pointless.
After the GFC - everything slowly started to change once again.  This time for the better. The cars became more sleek, more desirable, more powerful which is the sum of ‘cool’ in terms of superluxury supercars.  Ultimately aiming their target market to a younger demographic.
And by younger, they mean 40-55 years old.
Yes this is a big car weighing in at 3 tons, but its 6.3L V8 engine delivers 505hp to push this beast to 100km/h in just over 5 seconds.  Cool?
There are over 114 exterior colours to choose from, 24 interior leathers, 21 carpet tones and 9 wood veneers. If that’s not enough, the front grill and headlights are synonymous with Bentley’s 1930 8 liter.  Cooler?
Retractable leather covered drawer for a custom iPod  - which screen is displayed on the dashboard. Cool enough yet?
Nothing can stop a company from making a comeback as long as the vision is there.

No introduction is necessary for Bentley - but with an all new model out, the 2011 Mulsanne is definitely worth introducing.

Taking a look at the big picture, Bentley is quite an interesting brand to analyse. Its over 90 years old, has served the English Royal Family for possibly equally as long (almost like Rolls-Royce’s ugly brother), been the car of choice for the upper-marginal wealthy yet every now and then seems to disappear and reappear on the map of ‘cool’.

Until 1998 when Bentley was sold off by Vikers to VW group, Bentley had a relative loyal following..for those that could afford it..but then things started to go wrong.  It lost popularity, was seen as overpriced and driving in a car that’s just as heavy as a Rolls with the lack superiority that a Rolls-Royce has just seemed pointless.

After the GFC - everything slowly started to change once again.  This time for the better. The cars became more sleek, more desirable, more powerful which is the sum of ‘cool’ in terms of superluxury supercars.  Ultimately aiming their target market to a younger demographic.

And by younger, they mean 40-55 years old.

Yes this is a big car weighing in at 3 tons, but its 6.3L V8 engine delivers 505hp to push this beast to 100km/h in just over 5 seconds.  Cool?

There are over 114 exterior colours to choose from, 24 interior leathers, 21 carpet tones and 9 wood veneers. If that’s not enough, the front grill and headlights are synonymous with Bentley’s 1930 8 liter.  Cooler?

Retractable leather covered drawer for a custom iPod  - which screen is displayed on the dashboard. Cool enough yet?

Nothing can stop a company from making a comeback as long as the vision is there.

Source: adweek.com

Every group, team, organisation, company, culture and country have leaders that are visionaries for the people that follow because they believe in this person’s ability to move forward.
Mr. Steve Jobs is no different to one of these leaders.  For a combined total of over 20 years Jobs has catapulted not just his company Apple, but the industry of technology and the creativity of innovation into the future.  Into something that no one could have foreseen.
A group, a team, a company and a culture - we may as well classify it as a country.  Apple has been the most-valued company to have ever existed for the better part of 2 years now (and we’re talking in the eyes of the consumer, not just $$) and despite the resignation of it’s leader, it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to slow down anytime soon.
Undoubtedly, we have been witness to a handful of revolutionary companies over the past century, from Ford to Microsoft to Virgin - all of which were and still are led by a single visionary that many believe is the key to what has graced these companies to their stardom-like success.
But, Apple appears to be different.  Yes, Jobs is the face of Apple, yes we have seen companies slowly fade away after their leaders departed (Disney, Intel, Microsoft) and yes the jitterbugs over on Wall Street did cause the fall of Apple stocks by 5%, however, Apple is where it is because of Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs is resigning as CEO - not packing up and leaving to the middle of the Amazon forest.  He will remain Chairman of the company and has appointed fellow friend and confidante Tim Cook as the new CEO (having served 13 years with the company).
There is no doubt that internal processes and procedures may change after a short while, but as we know Culture is something that sticks around - for a relatively long time.  Jobs may have been the reason why people in the late 90’s and early 00’s wanted to join Apple, to see a genius at work, but all that has changed now.  
With the help of Jobs, Apple has become a symbol of vision in both creativity and technology and that’s what matters most to people now.  They want to be part of this culture, regardless of who sits at the top.  
And to be honest, someone who has the ability and mind-frame to create the most valuable company, from a time in which it was on its way out, would do everything in their power to see that it would continue be at the top for a long while after they’re out.

Every group, team, organisation, company, culture and country have leaders that are visionaries for the people that follow because they believe in this person’s ability to move forward.

Mr. Steve Jobs is no different to one of these leaders.  For a combined total of over 20 years Jobs has catapulted not just his company Apple, but the industry of technology and the creativity of innovation into the future.  Into something that no one could have foreseen.

A group, a team, a company and a culture - we may as well classify it as a country.  Apple has been the most-valued company to have ever existed for the better part of 2 years now (and we’re talking in the eyes of the consumer, not just $$) and despite the resignation of it’s leader, it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to slow down anytime soon.

Undoubtedly, we have been witness to a handful of revolutionary companies over the past century, from Ford to Microsoft to Virgin - all of which were and still are led by a single visionary that many believe is the key to what has graced these companies to their stardom-like success.

But, Apple appears to be different.  Yes, Jobs is the face of Apple, yes we have seen companies slowly fade away after their leaders departed (Disney, Intel, Microsoft) and yes the jitterbugs over on Wall Street did cause the fall of Apple stocks by 5%, however, Apple is where it is because of Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs is resigning as CEO - not packing up and leaving to the middle of the Amazon forest.  He will remain Chairman of the company and has appointed fellow friend and confidante Tim Cook as the new CEO (having served 13 years with the company).

There is no doubt that internal processes and procedures may change after a short while, but as we know Culture is something that sticks around - for a relatively long time.  Jobs may have been the reason why people in the late 90’s and early 00’s wanted to join Apple, to see a genius at work, but all that has changed now.  

With the help of Jobs, Apple has become a symbol of vision in both creativity and technology and that’s what matters most to people now.  They want to be part of this culture, regardless of who sits at the top.  

And to be honest, someone who has the ability and mind-frame to create the most valuable company, from a time in which it was on its way out, would do everything in their power to see that it would continue be at the top for a long while after they’re out.

Source: adweek.com

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