Panasonic releases its latest innovative camera that blends both a camera and a phone in harmony. Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 smart camera has become an instant sensation when being introduced at an event during photokina. It’s really amazing that the company manages to advanced electronic technology inside this amazingly thin camera. Just in case you haven’t notice, the point and shoot cameras are slowly dying since many people prefer to use their smartphones or tablets to take photos and instantly share them through their social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Not wanting to miss the opportunity, Panasonic creates a connected camera.
This camera features f/2.8 Leica optics (with manual control ring) along with world’s largest image sensor ever in a phone, 20 megapixel, 1-inch sensor, 2.3 ghz quad-core processor, and 4K video capture. The 4.7-inch full HD display is powered by Android operating system, there’s a built-in 16GB or RAM along with a microSD card slot for extra storage. It weighs 204 grams and measures only 21mm in thickness.
This GRAFF’s “Stealth” bathroom faucet was inspired by Northrop Grumman’s B-2 Stealth bomber. Can you see the resemblance? Well, it’s not everyday you will see bathroom fittings inspired by stealth aircraft. GRAFF itself is a cutting-edge manufacturer in modern faucet design. This ultra modern faucet is capable of 1.5-2.2 gallon/per minute water-saving flow rates and comes available in polished chrome or Steelnox satin nickel finishes. The faucet does more than just look like the stealth bomber, it was engineered with high precision and absolute quality as well. Little information about Northrop Grumman’s B2 Stealth Bomber, this guy is capable of reaching altitudes up to 50,000 feet while completely disappearing off the radar. The B2 Bomber changed the face of aeronautical design when it became the world’s most technically advanced bomber ever made.
The new Mazda Kazamai is sure a cynosure to the eyes. The vehicle will be unveiled at the 2008 Moscow Motor show. It’s an SUV concept with the nature inspired styling cues. The literal meaning of Kazamai in Japanese is ‘swirling crosswinds’ which seems to have continued in the design with door panels having subtle lines which look like the lines created in the sand. The front and rear lights seem an extension of this inspiration. The glass roof is an extension of the windscreen and looks very stylish. It also comes with a 22″ wheels with a direct injection engine. Overall it is one hell of a looker.
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[Press Release] Mazda Kazamai Concept to Premiere at Moscow International Automobile Salon 2008
HIROSHIMA, Japan-Mazda will unveil a sporty, compact crossover concept vehicle, Mazda Kazamai, at the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) on August 26. Kazamai, which means “swirling crosswinds” in Japanese, expresses the powerful yet nimble image of a stylish and compact crossover. The concept is based on Mazda’s long-term vision for technology development, Sustainable Zoom-Zoom, which aims to provide a unique balance between sporty driving fun and superior environmental and safety performance. Kazamai will be joined at MIAS by the Russian debut of Mazda’s CX-9 SUV, which was crowned 2008 North American Truck of the Year in February.
The Kazamai concept further evolves Mazda’s ‘Nagare’ design language by fusing Nagare’s ‘flow’ design cues with aerodynamic proportions. The design features panel lines inspired by crosswinds in nature which evoke visual lightness. Its bold five-point grille, accentuated front wheel arches and sleek roof line, combined with large 22-inch wheels, lend it high emotional appeal.
Sporty to look at, Kazamai is meant to be spirited and fun to drive, with compact dimensions. Kazamai’s four-wheel drive powertrain will consist of a next-generation direct injection engine and a newly developed transmission. It is also aerodynamic, with an evolved lightweight body structure and enhanced the vehicle safety attributes. Were it to be built, Mazda’s latest show car would deliver exciting driving dynamics, frugal fuel consumption and greatly reduced CO2 emissions.
The Mazda Kazamai promises to be another ground-breaking show car from Mazda Design, winner of this year’s Grand Prix du Design in Paris. Created especially for the Moscow International Automobile Salon, it gives a good indication of where Mazda is going with a possible future compact crossover. And in Russia’s growing automotive market, compact SUVs are the second-largest segment, representing about 13 percent of all new car sales.
Complete information will be made available immediately after Mazda’s press conference at 10:15 a.m. local time, on August 26 at the Mazda stand.