Sony’s new PSP is slimmer, includes video output

30 09 2007

It’s not quite the PSP 2 some might’ve hoped for, but Sony is giving its handheld console a serious refresh in the form of a slimmer, lighter and faster “updated” PSP. The new unit still includes the 4.3-inch LCD and UMD, but is 33 percent lighter, 19 percent slimmer, has sped up game load times and improved battery life. The only real “new” features is a video output capability to allow you to play your PSP games on a big screen TV. You can score one in September in the original Piano Black, a new Ice Silver color, and a Star Wars Battlefront special edition. The latter two PSPs come in $199 bundles with related games and a 1GB Memory Stick in the case of Ice Silver. More pics after the break.

Update: Also worth noting is the fact that this new model “is equipped with enhanced feature to temporarily store game data from UMD, reducing load time during game play.” No complaints about that!

 







what marriage is all about!!!!

24 09 2007

Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. You
order what you want, then when you see what the other fellow has, you wish
you had ordered that.

At the cocktail party, one woman said to another, “Aren’t you wearing your
wedding ring on the wrong finger?” The other replied, “Yes I am, I married
the wrong man.”

Man is incomplete until he is married. Then he’s finished.

Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his bachelor’s degree and
the woman gets her master’s.

A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get
married?” And the father replied, “I don’t know, son, I’m still paying”

Young Son: Is it true, Dad, I heard that in some parts of Africa a man
doesn’t know his wife until he marries her? Dad: That happens in every
country, son.

Then there was a man who said, “I never knew what real happiness was until
I got married; and then it was too late.”

Married life is frustrating. The first year of marriage, the man speaks And
the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man
listens. In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen.

After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, “You know, I was a fool when I
married you.” The husband replied, “Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn’t
notice.”

It doesn’t matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up
with the same boss.

A man inserted an ‘ad’ in the classifieds: “Wife wanted”. Next day he
received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: “You can have
mine.”

When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one
thing: either the car is new or the wife is.

A woman was telling her friend , “It is I who made my husband a
millionaire.” “And what was he before you married him.” Asked the friend.
The woman replied, ” A billionaire”.

God says to Adam, “What would you like in a wife?” “Hmmm,” says Adam, “I’d
like her to be the most beautiful creature in the world. I’d like her to do
whatever I tell her to. I’d like he to work hard, be smart, enjoy being
with me.” “Hmmmm”, God says, “I can do it, but it’ll cost you an arm and a
leg.” “Oh,” says Adam, “Well what can I get for a rib?”





موبایل مهمتر از تلویزیون، ساعت و ماشی

8 07 2007

به گزارش گروه خبری ParsiFa، می توان گفت موبایل یکی از اجزاء جدائی ناپذیر از زندگی های امروزی است. اکثر مردم هنگام خارج از شدن از خانه گوشی موبایلشان را فراموش نمی کنند در حالی که ممکن است کارت شناسائی، عابربانک، کارت سوخت یا حتی گواهینامه رانندگی را فراموش کنند. دردسترس بودن، امنیت و مقرون به صرفه بودن از مهمترین دلایل برجسته شدن موبایل در زندگی هاست، جالب اینجاست که موبایل در همه جنبه های زندگی کاربرد دارد و این روزها ارزش و اهمیت آن حتی از ساعت، ماشین و تلویزیون نیز بیشتر شده است. طبق یک بررسی جالب توجه که در زمینه انواع رسانه ها صورت گرفته، 89% مردم همواره موبایلشان را به همراه خود دارند و می توان گفت موبایل پس از کیف پول ( 97% ) دومین چیزی است که همیشه همراه خود دارند، پس از آن کارت عابر بانک ( 85% )، گواهینامه رانندگی ( 72% ) و تقویم و برنامه کاری ( 22% ) در رتبه های بعدی قرار دارند. تمایل به همیشه در دسترس بودن و در تماس بودن با خانواده و دوستان و نیز عقب نبودن از شئونات اجتماعی ( ! ) از جمله دلایل استفاده از موبایل است. 54% مردم با تماس های از دست رفته یا missed call ها دوباره تماس می گیرند اما شماره های ناشناس را پاسخ نمی دهد. یکی از نتایج این بررسی نشان دهنده بالا رفتن سطح تفکر اجتماعی مردم است به طوری که در مکان های عمومی مثل بیمارستان، سینما، تئاتر و … گوشی های خود را Silent می کنند. 84% مردم نیز شب ها گوشی ها را خاموش یا Silent می کنند.

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A cafe for crying …………………. كافه اي براي گريه كردن

10 06 2007

به تازگي يك كافه در شرق چين افتتاح شده كه افراد براي گريه كردن به آنجا مي روند. images/20070606/cafee.jpg
به گزارش پايگاه اينترنتي الرايه، هزينه رفتن و گريه كردن و استفاده از نوشيدني هاي موجود در كافه شش دلار (معادل 50 يوان) است.
اين كافه همچنين براي كاهش درد مراجعان خود ، دستمال و روغن نعناع در اختيار آن ها قرار مي دهد.
ارائه پياز و فلفل قرمز براي كساني كه دوست دارند گريه كنند از ديگر خدمات كافه مذكور به شمار مي رود.
در اين كافه به منظور فراهم شدن محيطي عاطفي و احساسي ، موسيقي نيز نواخته مي شود.
مسوولان كافه گفتند روزانه تعداد بيشماري از علاقمندان به كافه مي آيند و استقبال از ما بي نظير بوده است

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A cafe for crying!!!

 

 A cafe was opened in China only for those who want to cry.If your are sad and you want to cry in a suitable place, go to this cafe. According to alraye; the cost for the place, coffe, and tissue is only 6US dollars.

They even serve mint oil and fine tissue for those who would like to use them.

The cafe is having a quiet romantic and sencetive inviroment with sad music.

The management of the Cafe is saying that more and more people are coming every day and the number of the custumers is increasing with out having a control on it.

 





The Obelisk

6 06 2007

Before you scroll down, take a good look at the first picture and try to guess what the Obelisk really is. I’ll give you this: you unassembled it to use.

Maybe, after the hint, you guessed it right. The Obelisk is a 5 pieces outdoor furniture set composed of four chairs and one table. When assembled, as a puzzle, it has the form that names it.

It is designed by Frank Ligthart for Dedon, a German based company present in 16 countries and specialized in produce high quality outdoors furniture.

Well, the Obelisk must be a quality product, as it has a retail price of $9,890 in US.





crazy jumpers

1 04 2007





Macho Movers: Top 10 Cars Driven by Men

24 03 2007

Maybach

From fiery Ferraris to hulking Hummers , the cars driven predominantly by men all have a showy streak and plenty of power under the hood.

“So many of these cars are prototypical ‘guy cars’ — it’s kind of funny,” says Imre Molnar, dean of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich., where he oversees one of the world’s largest transportation design programs. Putting it politely, he calls vehicles on the list bold and assertive. “But with some of these cars, you can’t help but see cliché qualities coming to the fore,” Molnar says. “They affirm the aggressive male stereotype.”

This list includes the top 10 vehicles with the highest percentage of male primary drivers based on CNW Marketing Research survey data. The Bandon, Ore.-based firm conducted tens of thousands of phone surveys during 2006 on a range of topics about car buying and ownership. The list does not account for yearly vehicle sales volumes. Rather, it measures which vehicles have the highest percentage of male drivers based on the number of respondents who said they were the primary driver of a particular model. So, for example, the Maybach 57/62 has the highest percentage of male drivers of all vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2006, according to the survey data. But this is based on 139 male and 7 female survey respondents who said they were the primary driver of this vehicle out of more than 15,000 total respondents. That miniscule number of Maybach drivers makes sense considering how rare Maybachs are.

Our list of cars most driven by men instantly calls to mind one word: power. All but three of the cars on the list have at least one variant that puts out 400 hp or more. If nothing else, this affirms the age-old stereotype of guys’ love affair with muscular dream cars.But there’s more than just raw horsepower at play here; most of the cars on this macho list are undeniably all about image. The sheer showiness of the cars most driven by men is further exacerbated when compared to the cars most driven by women (a subject of a future list coming soon).

Lamborghini

According to CNW data, women aren’t as concerned with making a statement about their image when buying a luxury car. The data shows that a high percentage of well-heeled female drivers prefer cars such as the Audi A6, Lexus LS and various Volvos — cars that are speedy, fashionable and luxurious, but that have understated design and quiet sophistication. They aren’t attention-grabbers like a yellow Lamborghini or a stretched Rolls Royce.

This list is filled with ‘image vehicles,’” says Art Spinella, president of CNW. “Men don’t seem to be basing their decisions on practicality; their choices are pretty testosterone-based. Women are more practical.”

The Mercedes Benz GL Class is third on the list. Molnar agrees: “Men’s identities — the way they see themselves — are often tied to their cars. Women don’t see perceived value in macho, boys’-boy qualities,” he says.

Not all of the cars on this list are marketed specifically to men. For instance, Mercedes-Benz, which has two cars on the list (the retro G-Class and new GL-Class, its two biggest SUVs), isn’t rabidly trying to target either vehicle primarily to guys.

“Both these vehicles have a rugged-luxe persona that’s reflected in their styling, athletic stance on the road and — particularly with the G-Class — their off-road capabilities,” says Joe Richardson, spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz. “The G- and GL-Class attract those who aspire to lead a similarly adventurous and refined lifestyle, regardless of whether they happen to be men or women.”

Rolls-Royce

Other carmakers are more unabashedly embracing the dudes who love them back. “No other name in automotive history says ‘muscle car’ like the three letters ‘GTO,’” says Michael Albano, spokesperson for GM and Pontiac. “The distinctive, tautly stretched exterior, the aggressive lowered stance and sleek, simple form all help express the clean, athletic styling direction of Pontiac — a design formula that has attracted men to the GTO for years,” he says.

Though the statistics prove the latest iteration of the GTO was popular with men, evidently it wasn’t popular enough overall. The revived GTO, based off of GM of Australia’s Holden Monaro, was discontinued after 2006. And therein lies another trend — it’s not the only car on our list that’s gone: Volkswagen’s Phaeton has also been pulled from the U.S. market due to slow sales; and the beefy Hummer H1 — based on the U.S. military’s HUMVEE — no longer sees civilian duty as of 2007. Again, our list is not based on yearly sales volumes, but the number of respondents to the CNW survey who said they were the primary driver of a particular model.

We’ve ranked the vehicles in ascending order according to percentage of male primary drivers.

Form yahoo. 

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