Dhiaa Al-Essa, a 21-year-old engineering student, drives a personal fleet of 30 supercars, including three Lamborghinis and five Ferraris. After getting a Koenigsegg Agera for next year’s 22nd birthday, his garage will be worth $12 million. Slack jawed yokels, behold.
Yes, it’s not his money. Al-Essa’s father, whom we believe to be billionaire Mohammed Al-Issa, 85, has given Dhiaa not just the vehicles but the “070″ personalized plates (at $153,000 per) and the resources to spend the summer flying the globe with his friends on driving tours. Once the new models [...]
Sound engineering company GGRP wanted to show off its audio and cleverness chops, so it went primitive, taking a leap of creativity with this cardboard packaging that turns into a record player.
Embedded in one of the box’s edges is a needle, and when you place the enclosed record on the embedded spindle, it’s a simple matter of inserting a pencil into a hole in the middle of the record and turning it.
There you have it — scratchy sound just like in the Victrola days, and a successful promotion that you won’t soon forget. Brilliant.
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Dell has explained to TechRadar why its Adamo XPS laptop is increasingly difficult to get hold off, insisting that the ‘engineering marvel’ should be considered a special edition.
According to the company, reports that the XPS had been axed just three months after launch are not entirely accurate, with Dell insisting that the high-end laptop should not have been considered a normal piece of stock, but a limited release.
Dell also confirmed that most of the supply of the laptop ‘has been accounted for’ and people still keen to buy one will need to look hard.
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AutoCAD is used successfully in a wide range of applications – including areas of engineering, through construction, architecture and mapping, but also fields of geodesy and GIS, electrical engineering, chemistry, astronomy, archeology, ecology, and even theater. High data accuracy in AutoCAD, you can check the drawing of the solar system SOLAR.DWG (look for the lander to the moon). Hardware requirements (system requirements) AutoCAD 2010 (32-bit or 64-bit) * Windows Vista (Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, Enterprise ), Windows XP Pro Home (SP2) for 32-bit and 64-riding – [...]
Facebook is using a tried-and-true Silicon Valley tactic to lure top engineering talent from graduate schools around the country. The social network just launched a fellowship program offering a $30,000 stipend, $5,000 for travel and conference attendance, another $5,000 for a personal computer, and an opportunity for a paid summer internship.
Offering to pay for graduate school to strengthen university ties and recruit the best technical talent has a long history in Silicon Valley. Google also offers its own graduate fellowships. Applicants to Facebook’s program have to be full-time Ph.D [...]
Pakistan’s information technology industry is quite young. It is in very early stages of development compared to the much older and bigger Indian IT industry, which had a significant headstart of at least a decade over Pakistan. During the lost decade of the 1990s under Bhutto and Sharif governments, Pakistani economy stagnated and its IT industry did not make any headway. However, the industry has grown at 40% CAGR during the 2001-2007, and it is estimated at $2.8 billion as of last year, with about half of it coming from exports. This pales in comparison to over $5 billion revenue a year [...]