We recently came across an exciting webapp called BookRx, which makes personalized book recommendations based on your tweets. Simply type your username into the blank field, click “GO”, and wait as your personalized recommendations come through.
BookRx is developed by Knight Lab, a joint initiative of Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Medill School of Journalism. It consists of a group of technologists, journalists, designers and educators whose primary goal is “to advance news media innovation through exploration and experimentation.”
The results on BookRx are based on words, hashtags and users mentioned in your tweets. It sorts them out into six categories which vary depending on the Twitter user. For Khaleejesque, it categorized our interests as: Business, Food, Science & Technology, Sports & Fitness, Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences. Each category has 7 book recommendations, and underneath them is a brief listing of the words from your tweets that inspired these results.
Famous French designer and architect Ito Morabito, has designed a hotel filled with the latest technologies, innovative designs based on Morabito’s philosophy “simplexité” meaning making something complex look absolutely simple and the hotel surely went by his philosophy well. The stunning Hotel O has structures never seen before in real-estate or interior for that matter.
Morabito’s brand, Ora-Ïto opened its first hotel in Paris in collaboration with Elegancia Hotels. This relaxing hotel’s room are based on rooms you’d see in a ship’s cabin and thus are called capsules. Each room has its own touch and individuality with the three types, Galileo, Odyssey, and Cocoon which are all based on science-fiction. Specific colors, glass, and creative designs fills this hotel with glamour from corner to corner.
Nowadays many car manufacturers are designing the latest electric hybrids but none look as sophisticated as the Cadillac ELR. Improved aero-dynamics and fuel economy issues, this hybrid no doubt be a success once it goes on the market in 2013. Straight lines, the famous ‘Caddy’ headlights and a futuristic interior gives the Cadillac ELR a prestigious stature.
The ELR will have an electrical power unit powered by a lithium battery and a 4-cylinder generator which will power up the unit. There are no speed and overall performance specifications yet, but all we know is that it will be undoubtedly fast for an electric car with a price tag of around $40,000. Not bad for a Cadillac?
Stylish, elegant and electric, the Cadillac ELR will be a true competitor for the other hybrids out there like the BMW i8 and the Ford C-MAX. We love the Cadillac ELR. Don’t you?
Directing traffic all around the world can be difficult, stressful and requires patience from the drivers as well as the cop. Not for Tony Lepore.
The retired cop, also known as “The Dancing Cop” has been entertaining the streets of Providence, Rhode Island during the holiday season since 1984 and can still bust moves like it’s the disco era. Tony uses every kind of dance you can think of from salsa, to hip-hop and jazz to even flamenco!
Here’s a clip of Tony at his best this holiday season!
Photography enthusiasts! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in the Hamdan Bin Mohammed International Photography Award. The total prize pool is $389,000. Participants can submit photos to the following categories: Beauty of Light, Emirates, Black & White, and General.
The call for entries opened on 1st of September 2012 and will close midnight the 31st of December 2012 UAE time.