A talented artist can get a lot of mileage out of the various art apps available for the iPad, but we ain't never seen anything like this. Digital artist Kyle Lambert has created a portrait of actor Morgan Freeman that's so lifelike we wouldn't have believed he'd painted it at all -- never mind on an iPad.
Luckily, he shot a time-lapse of the process so we can see exactly how it was done. About 200 hours and 285,000 brushstrokes have been condensed down to just three minutes so that you can see, stroke by stroke, how the picture was put together. … Read more
A good car, for me, is one that ticks a number of boxes. It needs power (obviously), to sound like mana from the Gods, to drive well, and to look good. The Morgan Aero Coupe is all of the above. And more, actually.
Its engine, a BMW-sourced 4.8-litre V8, provides 367 bhp to play with. Combining that with minimal mass, you'll find yourself hitting 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds. It'll top 170 mph if you're feeling brave.
Power figures are one thing, but the noise it produces is frankly astounding. The only time I'… Read more
Normally we chaps at MotorPunk Magazine don't need much of an excuse to do a road trip, but with Armistice Day on the calendar, we thought we ought to do something over and above the usual hoon.
Captain Albert Ball was one of Morgan Cars' earliest customers for its iconic Three Wheeler. He ordered a special Grand Prix model in 1917, shortly before he met his end in a dogfight with Lothar von Richthofen, the brother of the Infamous Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, over the fields of northern France. He was one of Britain's leading fighter aces. … Read more
Cheaters never prosper.
Except when they do, which seems to be quite often.
So anyone, or indeed, any business that purports to be holier than the one down the road might be reflecting sanctimoniousness rather than fact.
This week, Apple's marketing head, Phil Schiller, breezed onto Twitter to link to a critical report about Samsung's benchmarks on the Galaxy Note 3, which allegedly bloat reality by 20 percent. (Samsung denied it cheated.)
Schiller underlined the word "shenanigans."
Shenanigans are bad things. They are fraudulent, cheating, bending of the rules. Or, as some defendants in court cases … Read more
The iPhone 5S had "real demand" that was close to 6 million units, about twice the number of estimated sales during its opening weekend, Morgan Stanley said in a research note Tuesday.
Apple said on Monday that it had sold 9 million iPhone 5C and 5S units in the first weekend and that it sold out of its initial iPhone 5S supply. The company did not break out sales figures for the two versions, but said that the combined sales were an opening-weekend record.
Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty released the following statement on Tuesday.
We estimate the … Read more
Many people moan about Britain's lack of car industry -- they do so without realising we have a pretty impressive one. We build all manner of cars for manufacturers from all over the world. The naysayers' problem is the lack of "British" brands, such as Range Rover and the like. There are a few left, though. One such example is Morgan.
At its small (for a car company) factory in Malvern, Morgan creates some truly stunning cars. Using traditional techniques and materials fused with modern technology, Morgan's motors may look stately, but by God they pack … Read more
A Morgan Stanley note to investors adds to the mounting evidence of new iPhones coming in the fall.
In a research note on Wednesday titled, "Systems and PC Hardware Asia Trip Takeaways Part I," Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley said new iPhones appear to be on the way.
"Multiple new iPhone SKUs begin production in Jun/Jul, on track with the Sept launch we model," she wrote in a note sent to investors and obtained by CNET.
That's not exactly breaking news -- as speculation of new iPhones has been rife -- but the fact … Read more
If Microsoft is cooking up an Office app for iPhones and iPads, Office division President Kurt DelBene isn't saying.
DelBene gave little insight into the possibility, bandied about for the last few years, at Morgan Stanley's Technology, Media & Telecom Conference this morning. During a question-and-answer session, DelBene noted the premium tablet experience for Office is on Microsoft's Surface RT and Surface Pro devices, which run Windows 8. As for iOS devices, DelBene said that users can view Office files, such as Excel spreadsheets, on Microsoft's SkyDrive storage service.
"We think we have a pretty … Read more
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus said the company is not trying to cash in on the existing hardcore gambling market with its foray into online gambling in the U.K. Instead, Zynga will focus on what it knows best -- making gambling games social.
This means displaying bragging rights for when you score big as well as letting your friends see when you don't.
"It makes it more exciting than when you're by yourself in an anonymous poker room," Pincus said during a Morgan Stanley conference in San Francisco today. He wouldn't say when the company … Read more