This is probably one of the most exciting days for Avatar fans. After days of watching the bootleg version of the trailer, and the leaked version yesterday (which I could have posted yet did not), finally the full HD version hits the web. This full trailer has been running in theatres for a week now, just so you know.
In short, for me, it’s probably one of the longest, most epic, and awesome trailers for a movie I’ve come across in the past few years, and definitely the among the best this year. It goes beyond showing just some scenes with music that was in the teaser trailer released back in August, by revealing the whole plot and storyline (spoilers alert!) this time. I can’t wait for December 17th, seriously!
The original HD version can be found on Yahoo. I’ll update once the Apple‘s versions come online, as I prefer the latter’s video and audio (5.1) encoding.
And here’s a featurette (in HD) released together yesterday:
Indeed it’s an unofficial hands-on, thanks to a Spanish source who enjoyed nicely having to touch, feel and use the Dell Adamo XPS. Touted as the world’s thinnest notebook at 9.99mm (that’s even thinner than the iPhone), the Adamo XPS is yet to be officially revealed by Dell to the public at large.
Here are some random pictures I took from the review site:
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Not like we didn’t know this was coming, it was all part of the plan anyway. Digi’s 3G service is finally official; and at this moment the normal 3G is available in some parts of Klang Valley (and KL of course), while the high-speed Turbo 3G (14.4Mbps) is only available in Penang and KK.
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They tell us not to drive Hummers. They tell us to disconnect our cell phone chargers, once our cell phones are juiced. They tell us to switch off our laptops, burn candles rather than electric light, and sail boats rather than fly planes.
And now they’ve gone beyond that, asking us to get rid of our “man’s best friend”.
New Scientist apparently reports that our pets (particularly referring to dogs) are equivalent to the ‘eco-friendliness’ of that Northwest Airlines flight that forgot to land in Minneapolis and just kept on going to Wisconsin, if you know all these places on the world/US map correctly.
The Stockholm Environment Institute at York, UK, the one behind the research, believes that a cat has almost the same carbon footprint as a VW Golf, which is quite good already, whereas 4.6-liter Toyota Land Cruiser has an eco-footprint that is less than half that of a medium-size dog! Atrocious as may sound, probably true counting in all the amount of meat and cereal that dogs chow, the wastes they produce, and many more (same argument once raised with cows).
Feel guilty and want to go lower? Well you can’t escape still. Should you own two hamsters, that is the eco-footprint equivalent of your plasma TV and a goldfish; that amounts to having two cell phones.
It seems to everyone, therefore, that you have some harsh choices to make in order to save our world.
Cnet asks a very good question on this: “Your goldfish or your family plan? Your hamsters or, at the very least, the plasma in your bedroom? Your dog or your Audi?”
Vista was as close as a disaster as it gets for Microsoft. It wasn’t just the bad publicity that was the problem — people stayed away in droves. And that had a big impact on the bottom line. In April, Microsoft reported its first quarterly loss ever, and although the general economy was the cause, problems with Vista didn’t help. The biggest losses were from the division in charge of operating systems. If Vista had been a success, it’s not clear whether the losses would have been as big.
Coming back to Windows 7, which was officially released for sale 3 days back, it indeed looks like Microsoft has finally seen the light after all these years with Vista. Windows 7 apparently had thoroughly wowed many users and critics alike, dissolving the grudge they’ve held against Microsoft for many years.
This month is indeed a big month for them, and hopefully it lasts until thorough usage reviews from users come in.
A nice TV commercial for the new Polo:
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After the success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, one movie we’re all anticipating is The Hobbit, which is scheduled for release in 2 years from now. Unfortunately, there’s been nothing much in talks of the movie lately, except for this interview with Sir Ian McKellen (by Empire magazine) who had a few things to say on it.
“The scripts for the two films will be delivered very soon,” he revealed. “Then they’ll be budgeted, and then they’ll be cast. And they’ll be going when they’ve always said they would be, which is next spring – March or April. Guillermo even told me at one point, ‘We’re going to film for 383 days.’ He’s got that artistic autism! Jackson‘s the same; they’re very, very, very alike. They also very different, but they’ve so much in common. They both can’t stand Hollywood and have wonderful imaginations, and they’re both obsessed with gore and fantasy. Both of them laugh a great deal. Guillermo’s one of the most brilliant men I’ve ever met. His English vocabulary is way superior to mine!”
383 days! That’s crazy, but yeah, that’s what they did for LoTR as well.
“Unforunately, there won’t be many of the actors going back,” he said, “unless they’re going to put masks on and be disguised as dwarves! Andy Serkis is, at the moment, I think, the only other actor who’s doing this film.”
Of course, I fully expect Hugo Weaving to pop up as Elrond, but that announcement will doubtless come in due course.
I knew this was coming; his victory was inevitable from the beginning of this season anyway.
Jenson Button is F1′s new world champion, after finishing the Brazilian grand prix in fifth place.
As winner Mark Webber, as well as Robert Kubica and Lewis Hamilton, sprayed champagne on the podium, the Brawn driver celebrated in the Interlagos pitlane below.
“It’s really amazing … my voice has gone!” said the 29-year-old Briton after singing ‘We are the champions’ and screaming into his radio on the slowing-down lap.
“Twenty-one years ago I jumped in a car and I loved winning. I never expected to be world champion because you think racing drivers in Formula One are different to you but we’ve done it today.”
It’s also worth noting that Brawn GP, established from the ashes of Honda’s works team less than a year ago, also win the constructors’ world champion by at least 9.5 points over Red Bull.
Source: GMM via WCF
When it comes to phones, notebooks and portable game consoles, smaller is nearly always better. But sometimes a gadget just needs to be really, really huge.
Check out this compilation of gigantic modern marvels to see what Wired means.
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This new TVC from BMW, entitled ‘Jump for Joy‘ (part of a series), seems to take a shot at Audi, and is worth watching; quite funny. In short, the TVC calls BMW drivers and passengers a little more hip, and athletic; unfortunately compared to the old Audi A4 instead of the new one.
Let’s just wait and see on what Audi has to say about this.