I think Dark Knight Rises is the movie I am most excited about this summer, with the possible exception of The Avengers that is coming out this week. This final trailer certainly makes me all the more excited for the movie.
I think this quick quote really helps show the dramatic success Apple’s iPad has been.
Apple sold 11.8 million iPads during the quarter, more than double the number it sold last year. Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, helped put this in perspective during the company’s earnings call.“Just two years after we shipped the initial iPad, we sold 67 million,” he said. “It took us 24 years to sell that many Macs, and five years for that many iPods, and over three years for that many iPhones.”
I have to say The Dark Knight Rises is the summer movie I am most excited about in 2012. The trailer below does nothing but make me more interested and eager to see it.
A thrill seeking guy fly’s over the Grand Canyon with fiberglass wings and kerosene-fueled engines. A pretty great video.
TimeToSignOff — Flying Without A Plane.
A great video update by Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis (AKA Gollum) on the status of the filming of the two Hobbit films. They show some great locations that they are scouting for the film, which are amazing and beautiful.
Here is a video for July 4th holiday. A video with a camera mounted on fireworks, which certainly gives you a unique perspective.
Via Neatorama.com: Camera Attached to Fireworks.
The Expedition 27 crew photographed this sunset over western South America from aboard the International Space Station. The station crew sees, on average, sixteen sunrises and sunsets during a 24-hour orbital period.
Such a great picture of the Earth and such beauty.
The trailer for the upcoming season of Torchwood: Miracle Day, looks like it has some real promise. I had only started watching the show with last season, Torchwood: Children of Earth, so be good to have more new episodes of this show. From the trailer it looks like the extra money from co-production of this season by Starz and BBC is put to good use.
John Gruber of Daring Fireball pointed me to a worthy idea of how news websites such as the New York Times can avoid paywalls but at the same time have a system that can help them generate new revenue. This option makes sense to me and is certainly something I might consider purchasing for sites I visited enough depending on the price points they used.
Business Class for News
I love this idea from Oliver Reichenstein: a premium “business class” level for news websites. Stop trying to figure out ways to block the flow of information with paywalls. Allow everyone the same access to the content — in the way that every passenger gets transported from A to B on an airplane — but allow people to pay for a superior experience.
via Daring Fireball. Link to full article: Information Architects – Business Class: Freemium for News?.
Great art piece on Angry Birds
(via angry birds by ~ijul)