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Nokia launched a new charging accessories for its mobile phones - one that uses by pedal power. The Nokia Bicycle Charger kit, which is targeted at emerging markets, generates electricity via a dynamo connected to a bike wheel, which is fed into a charger that can connected to a phone via the standard 2mm charging port. The kit also includes a holder to secure the phone to the bike; it will be available in selected retailers before the end of the year.
Nokia is targeting this accessory at emerging markets, where electricity supplies may be unreliable. Clearly there's also an environmental benefit as pedal power is a renewable energy source. The charger is part of Nokia's general push for 'green' solutions. They have already made significant changes to their standard chargers over the last few years to minimise the idle power draw, giving improved energy star ratings. A recent Greenpeace report ranked Nokia in first place in its survey of green electronics.
Monday, June 14, 2010
The latest in a 35-year-long run of BMW Art Cars was recently unveiled in
Paris ahead of its participation in next week's 24 hours of . The M3 GT2 was painted by american artist Jeff Koons with a multicolored theme that should look pretty wild when photographed running down the Mulsanne straight after dark. Le Mans
Koons first approached BMW about creating an art car in 2003, but the project finally came to fruition earlier this year. Over the last four months Koons has worked closely with the BMW Motorsports squad on the application of the graphics to ensure they didn't have any negative affect on the car's aerodynamics.
So cool !!!
Read more about the BMW Art Cars here
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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Tudong is a Sumatran word which is commonly translated/referred to as a veil or headscarf in English. In
The abaya "cloak" is long overgarment essentially a robe-like dress, worn by some women in parts of the Islamic World. Traditional abayat are black and may be either a large square of fabric draped from the shoulders or head or a long caftan. The abaya covers the whole body except the face, feet, and hands..
It can be worn with the niqab, a face veil covering all but the eyes. Some women choose to wear long black gloves, so their hands are covered as well. It is considered an Arabic cultural dress integrated into the hijab, or Islamic dress, for many countries of the Arabian peninsula such as
A burqa is an enveloping outer garment worn by women in some Islamic traditions for the purpose of hiding a female's body when out in public. It is worn over the usual daily clothing (often a long dress or a shalwar kameez) and removed when the woman returns to the sanctuary of the household, out of the view of men that are not their husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles, sons and grandsons.
The burqa is usually understood to be the woman's loose body-covering, plus the head-covering (hijab), plus the face-veil (niqab). The face-veil portion is usually a rectangular piece of semi-transparent cloth whose top side is sewn to corresponding portion of the head-scarf, so that the veil hangs down loose from the scarf, and it can be turned up if the woman wishes to reveal her face (otherwise the whole face would be covered). In other cases, the niqāb part can be a side-attached cloth which covers the face below the eyes' region. The face-veil portion is also called purdah.
A chador is worn by many Iranian women in public spaces; A chador is a full-length semicircle of fabric open down the front, which is thrown over the head and held closed in front. It has no hand openings or closures but is held shut by the hands or by wrapping the ends around the waist. Historically in urban settings the face would be covered with a long rectangular white veil starting below the eyes. (The modern chador does not require this veil.) Chador is more commonly worn by Shia Muslims.
Indian Dupatta is a diaphanous veil, it is used as a covering for the
Among Christian churches which have a liturgical tradition, several different types of veils are used. These veils are often symbolically tied to the veils in the Tabernacle in the wilderness and in Solomon’s