Saturday, July 2, 2011

Gorgeous Mobile Phone ads by using creative hand art...

Take a look at these great posters. Using just hands and a phone, an American phone company - at&t advertised worldwide by painting hands in the colors of different countries. It's just brilliant.








Costa Rica









The Netherlands



South Africa

United Kingdom



Google's social network - Google+

Google is taking yet another stab at social networking, as it tries to go up against Facebook in this wildly popular and lucrative segment of the Internet. This time the project is called Google+ and it aims to make online sharing more like real life.

More than a year in the works, the project lets users share things with smaller groups of people through a feature called "Circles." This means only college buddies, say, or your favorite co-workers can see the photos, links our updates that you post.

Another feature called "Sparks" aims to make it easier to find online content you care about, be it news about surfing or barbecue recipes. You can then share this with friends who might be interested in it. In an online video, Google calls it "nerding out" and exploring a subject together.

There's also a group messaging service called "Huddle" that brings together related conversations with different people as a group chat.

The "Instant Upload" feature lets users instantly upload photos that they take with mobile phones. The photos are stored in a private photo album on Google's remote servers, and users can access them and share them as they see fit.

"Hangouts" is an online unplanned meet-up where friends can come together for a face-to-face video chat.

Google+ is undergoing what the company calls a "field trial," so it's accessible by invitation only and not yet available to the public. The company declined to say when it'll be more widely available.

16 Amazing Events In Pictures - june 2011

A kingfisher is reflected as it dives effortlessly head first in to the water. Rob Sawer spent five weeks watching a family of the birds at the River Alde in Suffolk. He captured this sight after setting up a glass tank full of fish under the water. Mr Sawer, from Saxmundham, Suffolk, said: "I submerged a glass tank in the river, popped in some fish, set up the flashes and focused the camera on the centre of the tank. I pressed the shutter just before the bird entered the water. There is a lot of luck involved as to the position of the bird and I had several near misses."

Cave divers from the Orda Cave Awareness Project explore the beautiful Orda Cave in Russia's western Urals region. A team of daring cave divers have explored the longest underwater gypsum cave in the world. Gypsum is a mineral that can form into clear crystals.

A woman from Maanshan in eastern China's Anhui Province got her head stuck in the vehicle's closing doors. She was attempting to get off the No137 bus at her stop, but the driver was obviously impatient to get going and closed the doors quickly, just as the woman poked her head out. The doors slammed around her neck, leaving her body inside the bus and her head outside. Seeing the incident the other passengers shouted at the driver to open the doors, which he did. Once released the woman climbed off the bus and quickly walked away, rubbing her neck, without making a complaint.

An eight-year-old Chinese boy who has a large birthmark covering one side of his face is to receive free surgery to remove it. An Qi was born with the large birthmark, which covers the right side of his face. As he has grown older the mark has grown further and also grown thick black hair. Min Yi Plastic Surgery Hospital in Changchun has now agreed to waive its treatment fee. Zheng Xiaoqin, president of the hospital, said it's rare to have such a large hairy mole on the face and An's treatment will be in four steps.

A great-grandfather has left passers-by stunned after turning his mobility scooter into the Batmobile. Retired construction worker Brian Vann, 74, spent weeks transforming his electric scooter into the superhero's car. Brian can be spotted riding the Batmobile, which has a top speed of eight miles per hour, around Evesham, Worcestershire.

A monk grabs a tiger cub by its tail. Amateur photographer Hendro Hioe was travelling through the Kanchanaburi province in Thailand when he heard from locals that a monk had befriended a tiger family. Hendro, from Jakarta, Indonesia, said: "When I heard about the monk and tiger I knew I had to get a shot of them together. They are an odd friendship. The monk feeds and showers the cubs just like they were his children."

The American flag flaps in the breeze against the backdrop of a halo around the sun at the US track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon. These rings are caused by cirrus clouds and moisture as high as 30,000 feet where the temperatures are well below freezing. The moisture turns into ice crystals, and the sunlight then reflects off these ice crystals creating a halo or ring.

A man dressed in a red and yellow costume representing the devil, known as El Colacho, jumps over babies placed on a mattress during traditional Corpus Christi celebrations in Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos, northern Spain. The town has for centuries chosen to protect its young from evil spirits with the unusual ritual in which a man dressed as the devil leaps over mattresses each holding four or five babies.

Karola Meier participates in the German snuff sniffing championships, in Kucha, Bavaria

A boy runs from a huge wave during a storm in a Black Sea port of Sochi, Russia

Ukrainian actress Ira Melkonyan performs in "White Sea" by the rubberbodies theatre collective at St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta, Malta

US President Barack Obama holds up a jersey presented to him by the Colorado Rapids during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, honouring the team for their 2010 Major League Soccer (MLS) Championship

Fireworks explode along the Detroit skyline during the 53rd annual Target Fireworks

A water bomber drops water over a forest fire in Barro, near Pontevedra, northwestern Spain

A laser image of Saudi King Abdullah is projected in the sky during a ceremony for new graduates of the Saudi special forces, held at their base near the capital Riyadh

Chinese workers install a giant communist party symbol to celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China on July 1, on Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

World's Longest Sea Bridge Opens In China

China has opened the world's longest cross-sea bridge - which stretches five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais.

The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26.4 miles long and links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to the offshore island Huangdao. The road bridge, which is 110ft wide and is the longest of its kind, cost nearly 1billion to build.

A bridge over misty waters: The immense 1billion structure which is supported by more than 5,000 pillars stretches for 24 miles along China's eastern port city of Qingdao to the offshore island Huangdao

Engineering feat: The vast bridge, the largest cross-ocean bridge in the world, cost 960million and took four years to build

Chinese TV reports said the bridge passed construction appraisals on Monday and it, along with an undersea tunnel, would be opened for traffic today.

It took four years to build the bridge, which is supported by more than 5,000 pillars across the bay, and it is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder - the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.

Lengthy: The bridge stretches into the distance further than the eye can see and right, the first few cars roll out across the surface

Open road: Drivers pass through the mist as they make some of the first passes over the 110ft wide bridge which is longer than any others of its kind

Flowers: The first vehicle runs into toll station to the applause of staff and passers-by after the bridge opened to traffic today

Musical mileage: A brass band plays on the sides of the road as flags and banners herald in the opening of the bridge

The start of things to come: Two cars edge through the toll gates that will raise revenue to maintain the1billion bridge

That structure features two bridges running side by side and is 23.87 miles long. The three-way Qingdao Haiwan bridge is 174 times longer than London's Tower Bridge, spanning the River Thames, but cuts only 19 miles off the drive from Qingdao to Huangdao.

Two separate groups of workers have been building it from different ends of the structure since 2006. After linking the two ends of the bridge on December 22, one engineer said: 'The computer models and calculations are all very well but you can't relax until the two sides are bolted together. Even a few centimetres out would have been a disaster.'

Don't keep me hanging: The suspension beams form an imposing sight as the reach through the clouds and look down upon colourful flags marking the bridge's grand opening

The long road home: The two roads which run alongside each other wind across The Jiaozhou Bay

The engineering feat will only hold the record as the longest sea bridge for a few years - it will be beaten by another Chinese bridge in the next decade.

Last December officials announced workers had begun constructing a bridge to link southern Guangdong province with Hong Kong and Macau. Set to be completed in 2016, officials said the 6.5billion bridge will span nearly 30 miles.

It will be designed to cope with earthquakes up to magnitude 8.0, strong typhoons and the impact of a 300,000 tonne vessel.

But both structures will still be dwarfed by the longest bridge in the world, also in China. The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge is an astonishing 102 miles in length.

Record breaker: The Qingdao Jiaozhou bay bridge, spanning 26.4 miles between Qingdao and Huangdao, will open for traffic today

Impressive: Testing on the bridge was completed on Monday and it is expected to be opened to traffic for the first time today

A driver's dream: Twenty-four miles of fresh untouched tarmac stretch from Qingdao to Hungdao