I just saw a giant cement block fall 20 stories down and smash into traffic!!

29 09 2006

Here’s a video of the cab, less than a minute after it happened.


E. 13th St and 3rd Ave, Manhattan.

Here’s the crane that dropped the bomb:

Here are a bunch more pictures via Flickr (thanks NYCviaRachel)

Via Gothamist:

Update: Apparently the situation is still unstable (a piece of the crane is still dangling)– Tim Minton at WNBC is getting pushed out of the area by the FDNY live on Channel 4 right now. Latest update says that the people in the cab weren’t seriously injured (amazing)– but they’re being taken to the hospital for examination. Minton points out that this is the third construction accident this week. Helicopter shots are showing 3rd Ave shut down 12th-14th, but traffic is moving east-west on 14th.


Fake iPod Shuffle (2nd gen) released BEFORE the real one

28 09 2006

When the boys at Engadget aren’t fellating themselves in a sea of smugness and narcissism, they call call these sort of posts ‘Keepin it Real Fake’. Well keep suckin’ Engadget, we beat you to it this time. (just playin!) What you’re seeing here is (supossedly) a faked second generation iPod Shuffle. Pretty much every iPod to come out has been knocked off by a Chinese company, but this is the first time we’ve seen a fake before the real one is even released to the public. My girl in Hong Kong relayed this pic to me from an as yet unnamed Chinese gadget forum . I can’t personally vouch for the validity of it and I can’t read Mandarin; but here’s the pic nonetheless. 

iRiver S10 launch party in China. American envy on the rise.

28 09 2006

Here’s a slew of pics from iRiver’s elite launch party in Beijing for their new sexy, HIGHLY ANTICIPATED (nudge nudge), S10 mp3 player. Is it sad that I would give my left nut for one of these?

Lots of pics here

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When I found The Knife Again! New mini-movie

28 09 2006

Watch it at YouTube NOW!

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The Knife’s new video: Like a Pen

28 09 2006

Like all The Knife’s music videos, this newest one is truly awesome!  I can’t wait to see them on November 1st !

Watch Like a Pen  (WMV video)

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Wired NEXTfest kicks off in NYC

28 09 2006

The Wired NEXTfest finally lands in NYC this weekend. My pals over at Gothamist got a sneak peek of the futurist playground being erected at the Javits Center. I’ll be there tomorrow basking in the glowing hum of technologic artifacts from the future.
Here’s what Gothamist is gushing over at the show:

  • Laser Harp – Break the laser beams and make beautiful music

  • Media Mirror – Watch 200 channels of live cable tv in real time. When can we get one of these for our home?

  • GEs 100ft projection screen running an interactive piece by ny based tronic. (who
    has also over seen the entire events experience and design from year one) connected to this display is a video capture system that takes your video image and projects it onto their screen, turning your image into a monographic wonder.

  • Kick Ass Kung Fu – play a game of kung fu where the controler is you. You stand in the middle of a long rectangular mat with projection screens on either side of you.
    Think 2D street fighter.

  • Panascope Lan – An interactive panoramic display (think playing at the bottom of your cereal bowl) projects to immerse you in a hemisphere of game play. Challenge opponents in a game of chase among virtual rooftops.

  • Brainball – A favorite of ours from last years show makes a return this year. The way to win is to be the most relaxed, so as a New Yorker this is a very tough thing to do. With the crowd gathered and cheering you on, it makes it quite difficult to find your inner zen. The calmest mind wins.

I can’t wait. More pics to come!   Link goes to NEXTfest.net

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FREE beatz in Central Park!

19 09 2006

FREE beatz in Central Park!

Originally uploaded by djmac20.