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Can you even believe this is the Google Engineering HQ for the London wing of this mega company? I certainly can. I mean come on this is tech haven and dream.. Calm down now readers this facility is only for the Google smarties but it doesn’t hurt to ogle. Oh, how i am ogling.

Designers,  Penson, has created this wonderful work environment where employees can lounge on sofas, draw on whiteboard walls, computer workstations, the offices include game rooms, music studios, lounge areas and an auditorium.

The offices also house studios for mobile web developers Android, containing electrically adjustable tables and magnetic walls.

Check out the cool and very geeky touches to the HQ, with Tron posters and Star Wars star fighters drawn on the wall.

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Here below is the press release:


PENSON “Strike 1” for Google Engineering HQ London

One of the world’s most up & coming architecture & interior design brands PENSON, has released their first project for Google engineers, in Buckingham Palace Road, London. This first release forms part of PENSON’s overall programme for Google, covering super cool office spaces for Googlers this year at Central Saint Giles & Belgrave House London.

This first release is a starship enterprise-come-space module-come space-city affair, which is shrewdly functional whilst laying down some really clever & fresh thinking workplace strategies. In summary it’s yet another brilliant to the point release by PENSON.

Henrique Penha of Google commented: “Working with the team at PENSON was a pleasure, they truly understood the functional and aesthetic attributes we were after when redesigning Google’s new engineering offices in London. Together, we pushed the ambition of the project into every phase, giving the Engineering teams in London a place to incubate and execute on numerous Google projects and products.”

The floor provides a mixture of spaces, gaming rooms, music studios, a park, coffee lab, flight pods, lounges, micro-kitchens, an amazing auditorium labelled Tech Talk & an abundance of very clever collaboration & working spaces.

Most walls across the space are magnetic white board laminates, which allow scribbles across the entire floor. In small or large nooks & crannies, Googlers collaborate in alone, in pairs or in spaces that can present casually to 100 people. It’s very clever, loose & natural in that the space works around Googlers & not the other way around. The laminates give a spacious glossy jointless feel. It’s simply fab.

Flight pods are a PENSON invention exclusively for Google. These pods solve a number of programme, landlord & technical matters in the interests of supersonic fit-out speeds. They also look amazing, solve acoustic issues & provide semi private slouching-come-formal seating opportunities that simply look & feel amazing. These are true kick off your shoes & meet spaces. The days of meeting rooms are perhaps numbered!

Knowing PENSON well, it’s of course no surprise to us that the Coffee Lab is in fact made from compressed sheets of spent fresh coffee shavings. Clever! The space overlooks the internal park, with music & gaming rooms creating a space with amazing acoustics for collaborative speeches or as per opening night an electronic violinist.

The space also covers the Android studio, which is responsible for development of all Android matters. The space has electrically adjustable studio tables for working whilst standing or collaborating at low-level. The space has magnetic walls throughout for pin-up presentations of software or new patents currently under development.

Corridors no longer exist through other clever ideas, which mean that footprint usage of the floor plate is maximised. Through shrewd space, planning using techniques that only PENSON seem to dream up, the floor has been totally max packed, however, the spaces feel incredibly loose & spacious. Large isles of walkways with inter-connecting orange lines create a joined-up approach, which breaks up floors. Floors alone are different here, again through PENSON’s young creative commercials.

Desking looks different & fully integrated into the space, thanks to that orange banding. 100% of the desks are fully height adjustable. Screens that divide, whilst allowing group wide social connection, are framed with self-illuminating perspex, which add zest.

Other aspects to the scheme which are also very well considered are acoustics, day-lighting, zoning & socialising. All of these things happen naturally in that the space works, its comfortable & relaxing.

Lee Penson founder of PENSON Groups says: “This project for Google underlines our position within the media & office sectors, not only exposing our supersonic design flair, but also our delivery capabilities. Handing over 300,000sq.ft for Google in less than a year from start to finish to this level of detail is no mean feat & as the remainder of the Google programme is released, the underline will simply get thicker! This is a good looking, functional, commercially & forward thinking project!

It’s a special place that presses all of the right buttons at all levels. Statistics, workplace strategies, styling, atmosphere & forward thinking for Google’s Googlers. Magic!

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Seems the recent blights that RIM have been having, hasn’t seemed to stop companies from making some rather interesting phones. This Blackberry Bold 9980, aka “KNIGHT”, Designed by the enigmatic Porsche Designs.

Hate it or love it is pretty innovative, striking yes, pretty is debatable.

RIM has sent out this invite below in launching this new device.

via Crackberry

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Here’s a pretty rad infographic about the evolution of the wonder that is Adobe Photoshop, from 1.0 to the latest instance, the mighty CS5!  I’m quite sure many a design nerd will agree that this program changed their life 🙂 The fact that the word ‘photoshop’ has become a verb pretty much speaks for itself…

Thanks to PhotoshopLady for the awesome infographic!

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Most influential

Posted: October 19, 2011 by mightymatt1989 in Merchandise, Nerd Stuff, Random, Technology, Web
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After more than half a million votes were cast, the late Steve Jobs has been deemed the Most Influential Man of 2011 by AskMen readers. The co-founder, chairman and former CEO of Apple Incorporated claimed the number one position ahead of an eclectic group that included everyone from outspoken rapper Kanye West to the members of the US Navy’s SEAL Team Six which stormed Osama bin Laden’s fortified compound in May.

Jobs was just one of a number of leaders in the digital space to make the list, reinforcing just how much influence on the modern man emanates from the tech world. Google CEO Larry Page, Facebook CEO/President Mark Zuckerberg, internet troublemakers Anonymous and the controversial Aussie whistleblower Julian Assange all placed highly in the list, rubbing shoulders with professional athletes and Hollywood A-listers.

To check out the complete Top 49 Most Influential Men list, head over to AskMen.com.

Article courtesy of ign.com

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BBX!!! Blackberry QNX

Posted: October 19, 2011 by mightymatt1989 in Apps, Gaming, Review, Technology
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So bbx was launched at DevCon in the early hours of the morning.

Blackberry x QNX equals BBX. They’ve demo’d it on a dev version on the playbook. Running android apps. No release date has been given or a handset showcasing shiny new BBX.

Eheheheh will be keeping you informed.

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The great debate continues – to use technology in sport (or more technology in some instances) or not to?
An umpire gives a batsmen out, whose going through a rough patch and his international career ends because of a bad/wrong decision (that refers to cricket for my US friends :).
A ref makes a bad call (or in the case of Mr Bryce Lawrence – 223 bad/wrong/horrendous/daft/questionable/entirely contrary to the rules/stupid/downright incompetent/where in the world did this guy get trained because he had no idea what he was doing, calls) and a nations hopes of winning the rugby world cup come to an abrupt halt!
The previous sentence is in no way directed at Mr Lawrence but is merely an example that I decided to use to make a point – I’m sure Mr Lawrence’s best years of refereeing are still ahead of him because clearly its not behind him!
Okay now that that’s off my chest let me get into this. I have always been for less use of technology than more. However when you look at all that is invested into sport these days from players careers, to the money investors lay out and the emotions of rugby fans who felt they were cheated out of winning a world cup because some New Zealander had his eyes closed all game……. Okay Thatman take it easy!!! I have come to the conclusion that the technology is there, so use it. Purists will argue (and I was one of them) that it will slow down the game and take away from the traditions of the sports and the intrigue of waiting for a human umpire to give you out when you clearly didn’t nick the ball – I say if humans are getting it wrong more and more these days and with so much at stake, then there is no other alternative than to make more use of Hawkeye, goal line tecnology, 3rd umpires and other technology out there!
I’d rather have the right decision and add a few minutes to the game than a wrong one that decides the outcome of an important game.

ThatManRuss would like to add that he holds no grudge against Mr Lawrence and wishes him nothing more than for him to never officiate another Springbok game in his life!!!

You can bite on both…

How is the server issue affecting you?

With the 2nd time BB servers are down in the past two days and tensions are running high. Im positively amazed at how much our lives revolve these devices. From businesses to hardcore (even mild) social lives are all being affected this.

As for RIM themselves, in such a competitive market, being on top of your game is vital, to your company’s growth. The Market share has already dropped in just a day. The fact that a great deal of people can almost immediately get a smartphone, that is not prone to this sort of thing is not helping

Best of Luck to RIM for sorting out this issue,  and swift recovery in the market.

 

 

Are you being tormented or enjoying the quiet time provided by the server failure RIM is experiencing? let us know

Personally I do not blame for this issue at all, I find it a lot easier to continue to Bryce Lawrence for any issues experienced anywhere on the Planet right now.

 

Just because Im amazing.

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Heres an infographic courtesy of aytm.com, explaining why and how Angry Birds, developed by Rovio, is soooo darn addictive!  Pretty cool by most nerds standards 😉

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