Sunday, 26 August 2012

007 famous cars.. 1962 ~ 2002

my last post was about the list of Bat Mobile used in the Batman franchise movies, this time I decided to list down all the cars being used by James Bond franchise movies. Before that I need to get the full file of James movies. well here it is..

  1. Dr. No (1962-Sean Connery)
  2. From Russia With Love (1963-Sean Connery)
  3. Goldfinger (1964-Sean Connery)
  4. Thunderball (1965-Sean Connery)
  5. You Only Live Twice (1967-Sean Connery)
  6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969-George Lazenby)
  7. Diamonds Are Forever (1971-Sean Connery)
  8. Live and Let Die (1973-Roger Moore)
  9. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974-Roger Moore)
  10. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977-Roger Moore)
  11. Moonraker (1979-Roger Moore)
  12. For Your Eyes Only (1981-Roger Moore)
  13. Octopussy (1983-Roger Moore)
  14. A View to a Kill (1985-Roger Moore)
  15. The Living Daylights (1987-Timothy Dalton)
  16. Licence to Kill (1989-Timothy Dalton)
  17. GoldenEye (1995-Pierce Brosnan)
  18. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997-Pierce Brosnan)
  19. The World is Not Enough (1999-Pierce Brosnan)
  20. Die Another Day (2002-Pierce Brosnan)
  21. Casino Royale (2006-Daniel Craig)
  22. Quantum of Solace (2008-Daniel Craig)
  23. Skyfall (November 2012-Daniel Craig)
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1962 : Dr. No 
(James Bond star : Sean Connery)

1963 : From Russia With Love 
( James Bond Star : Sean Connery)

1964 : Gold Finger 
(James Bond Star : Sean Connery)


1965 : Thunderbolt 
(James Bond star : Sean Connery)

1967 : You Only Live Twice 
(James Bond Star : Sean Connery)

1969 : On Her Majesty Secrete Service 
(James Bond star George Lazenby)

Featured in this James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The car used by Lazenby Aston Martin DBS was seen in only four scenes, including the pre-credits teaser and as James & Tracy's wedding car. Nothing is known about what kind of gadgets were installed, except that it had a hiding place for a sniper rifle in the glovebox. Obviously - given what happens at the end of that movie - it was not fitted with bulletproof glass.

1971 : Diamonds are Forever 
(James Bond Star : Sean Connery)

1973 : Live and Let Die 
(James Bond : Roger Moore)

I guess this is one of the James BOnd Movie that there no Bond car being introduce by Q Branch.. but there are several vehicle being use by James Bond 007 stared by Roger Moore. the cars being used on this Bond movie are

But the one drove by Roger Moore in Live and Let Die was an America made car The Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupe

1974 : The Man with The Golden Gun 
(James Bond star : Roger Moore)

The AMC Hornet that James Bond (Roger Moore) and Sheriff JW Pepper used to do the spectacular 360 degree jump over the old bridge in The Man With The Golden Gun.

1977 : The Spy Who Loved Me 
(James Bond star : Roger Moore)

The car used in this Bond movie was a Lotus Esprit This is the Car bond use during a helicopter chase and later drove over and into the water, then later converted into a submarine.

1979 : Moonraker 
( James Bond star : Roger Moore)

In This movie, James Bond do not have a specially equipped car provided by MI6 for him in his Moonraker mission. Nevertheless, Roger Moore who stared as the famous 007 spy James Bond did drove several cars. 

1981 : For Your Eyes Only 
(James Bond Star : Roger Moore)

Lotus Esprit Turbo

1983 : Octopussy 
(James Bond Star : Roger Moore)

In this James Bond movie still like there are no special mission vehicle provided by MI6 for James Bond to execute his mission. unlike other Bond Looks like most of Roger Moore James Bond movie there are no MI6 mission cars designed. But during one of his mission James Bond drove a Range Rover used to tow a horse box that contains a special mission light aircraft Acrostar Jet.

1985 : A View To Kill 
(James Bond star : Roger Moore)

In this movie A View To Kill..Still no special mission car provided..but Bond did drive a Fort LTD to trail Stacy to Oakland.

And this is also Roger Moore final James Bond Movie. Looks like during Roger Moore's character as the famous MI6 spy James Bond, there are not many mission cars provided to execute his dangerous spy missions..

1987 : The Living Daylight 
( James Bond Star : Timothy Dalton)

The Living Days Lights, the new Bond Character was introduce to the world with Timothy Dalton took over the helm from Roger Moore after 7 Bond Franchise movie. 

In This movie James Bond was provided a special mission car the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante, equipped with Missile and laser gun. watch the youtube clip on the weapon used in This Bond movie.

Featured Car Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante featured in the movie The Living Daylights. Was a convertible later "winterised" with a hardtop. Came with all the usual refinements including side skis, spiked tires, missiles, lasers, rocket propulsion and could self-destruct when armed.

1989 License To Kill 
(James Bond star : Timothy Dalton)

Looks like this movie also show no special purpose car design for James Bond mission. There are several cars being used by James Bond during this movie to allow him to complete his mission. Lincoln Mark VII and the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.

Oh...and the Tanker truck, use for a special stunt...Lets watch how the stunt takes place during a chase..

1995 : Golden Eye 
(James Bond Star : Pierce Brosnan)

This is was Pierce Brosnan first bond movie..this was the era where all James Bond movie looks classy as well as load with 21st century Technology..

In This movie Pierce Brosnan was introduce to BMW Z3, This was the first for BMW car to have a staring role in James Bond movie franchise, while the Aston Martin DB5 has the Co-Staring Role. 

Here is a short scene where Aston Martin DB5 drove by James Bond soon down hill racing between Aston Martin and a Ferrari took place. Who won the race...let watch the short snippet below

This s also the first time Q uses one of the James Bond title to warn Pierce Brosnan about his privileges 
as MI6 Agent..

1997 : Tomorrow Never Dies 
(James Bond Star : Pierce Brosnan)

The BMW 750i used in this movie has all the usual weapon fittings except one additional feature a remote control to from an Ericsson cell phone 

Sadly to say that the BMW 750i live was short live during a chase inside a carpark, Bond exits the car and remotely drives it to the rooftop, sending it flying off the carpark before crash-landing into an Avis station across the street.

in this movie there is another role stared by BMW. during a chase at the Ho Chi Minh city by a RangeRove James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and Wai Lin as secrete service from the Chinese Government stole a motorbike guess what? yes it a BMW R1200 Motorcycle. 

1999 The World is no enough
(James Bond star : Pierce Brosnan)

Featured in The World Is Not Enough. Equipped with "all the usual refinements" including ground to air missiles and a key chain that can control the car remotely. The car is sawn in half by a brush-cutter-equipped helicopter late in the film. So far in the film series, this marks the only occasion when Bond has expressed concern about Q being upset with James wreaking havoc on cars and equipment. Ironically, this takes place after Desmond Llewelyn makes his final appearance on the screen as Q.

This was a scene where the Bond mission car BMW Z8 was short live by being cut into bond has 2 BMW Z8 to worry about..

2002 Die Another Day 
(James Bond Star : Pierce Brosnan)

In this fourth and final Bond movie franchise stared by Pierce Brosnan, where there is last there is also the first in Bond movie, this was the first time where the Bond refined mission car was not introduced by Q stared by Desmond Llewelyn, after he was introduce in "The World Is Not Enough" Q successor and assistant R.

In this movie also MI6 has a new training simulation technology, where bond is wearing a specially design eye ware, when the movie starts I thought at first MI6 HQ was being attacked, and that the mission was to seek revenge on the attacked...then suddenly out of the blue R emerges from the wall and removed the eye ware from Bond.

Well this was the final Bond movie stared by Pierce Brosnan.. Below are the snippet of the Bond movie staring role by Pierce Brosnan.


Well Thats about it...all the Bond Movie with cars from 1962 (Sean Connery) to 2002 (Pierce Brosnan). Hope you all enjoy this post. My next would be the last 3 Bond Movie staring role by Daniel Craig.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Samsung SIII (S Voice) vs Apple iPhone

Hi Again,

Here is the video what I meant, when speed is not the issue when comparing voice command features between Google S Voice and Apple Siri, it is more towards on the functionality as well as how responsive there features are when doing a comparison.

In the above test, Siri is more responsive when it comes to speed where as the Google S Voice is less responsive where speed is concerned.

overall..again both features works well. Don't you think? I think Apple Siri voice is more digitized/Robotic like voice. Apple should improved this to make it looked more human like.

Related post : 

Apple (Siri) vs Google (S Voice) Feature Showdown

Hi again,

My last post was about the voice features showdown from Apple (Siri) and Google (S Voice). Both voice feature/application works considerably well judging by it functionality as well as how responsive they are. Though Siri direction command did not work well it does not work when direction was asked outside of US location or areas, and S Voice were able to response it via its already famous Google Map. Map hope that when IOS 6 is available the new Map Application created by Apple's team would eliminate this short come.

Anyway  here is a video about the latest show down in voice command feature by IOS 6 Siri and Google S Voice for Jelly Bean ver 4.1

Bare in mind that both of these OS (IOS 6 and Jelly Bean) is a beta version, the functionality is not as perfect yet. 

After watching the video. I am not sure if speed is the issues here when comparing the functionality and workability of the feature but more on the how responsive the features are and how accurate the details provided when responded to your request don't you think? well that is just my opinion. but if speed is an issue then Google voice would be the best choice, again as I said on my personal opinion based on functionality wise both players are a winner.

What do you think? please do type in a few comments on your personal views.

Related post : Samsung SIII (S Voice) vs iPhone 4s (Siri)

IOS 6 Apple Map Application Demo at WWDC

Hi Readers,

I am not so sure if you guys had already watched this over youtube. remember my last post about the voice test comparison between Samsung Galaxy SIII (S Voice) vs iPhone 4s (Siri) where one of the test involved getting direction to the Sydney Opera house via voice command. If you have not seen this video comparison, please click here to watch the video youtube.

Anyway, I did mentioned in my post that the map would be available once the new IOS 6 map application is launched and released to the public specifically all iPhone,iPad,iPod Touch 4G. Then the landmark would be available when requested for directions. Well looks like Apple had already make sure that their map is working regardless of your location, just voiced out your destination and Apple Map will guide you to your new locations.

Here is a demo perform during the recent WWDC on the IOS 6 3D Map application. I enjoyed as well as impressed with the demo display. Hope you will enjoyed it too.

Especially on the flyover view..impressive yeah...looks like I'm going to change my iPod Touch 3G to say iPod Touch 4G or even better upgrade to iPad... lets see how long to I have to save for this new toys of mine...

Related post : Samsung SIII (S Voice) vs iPhone 4s (Siri)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Future Of SUV Concept


Ever wonder how would the future of SUV vehicle looked like in? We have seen so many concept cars which is start to reach the market, especially those of which considered to be green car.

The SUV shown below was a design in collaboration with the agencies and Maclaren IED in Turin, where hte objective is to come up with a design of Maclaren SUV for the year 2020. Some of the concept has been identified and will proceed for further development. According to sources, The design is a mid-engine 4WD, with two seats that will be powered by hybrid power train.

If these concept is successfully being brought to live, then the hot chic in this image will in the future will real live super model, once it is launched in year 2020 at the Annual Motorshow event.

Resource : carphotosgallery

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Samsung SIII (S Voice) vs iPhone 4s (Siri)

Looks like I am going to post quite a number if articles and video youtube about Samsung Galaxy SIII vs iPhone 4s features.

I am not sure if it is fair to compare Samsung SIII against iPhone 4s, since Samsung SIII is a newer version for Samsung Smartphone product line, and it is only fair to compare it with Samsung SII. 

Anyway, here is a video that i found from youtube tested by RichiesRoom, and I find this test an interesting one. and would be best to share it with my readers.

After watching the video, both devices voice feature perform quite well. certain question when detected by both devices responded almost human like response. 

For the Samsung SIII its able to response based on local environment such as the Map direction as well as the weather condition. where as the iPhone 4s it is only able to response according to US location, but unable to provide specific reply, but this is iPhone 4s.

The Apple iPhone 5 will be released soon, most probably this September or October this year, with IOS 6 set for iPhone 5, with one of the new features installed inside IOS 6 is Apple very own map application a replacement to google map.  I hope once this is out, iPhone 5 Siri might be able to response according to actual location, meaning provide weather forecast and direction of specific location outside of United States. 

Overall both devices voice feature S Voice for Samsung SIII and Siri for iPhone 4s works great. 

I Have not owned an iPhone yet, correct me if I am wrong and just like the tester in the video youtube says. iPhone unable to response accordingly when outside of US So iPhone. Apple guys, please make your iPhone response more locally, and so your users felt that they really owned they iPhone.

Samsung SIII vs iPhone 4s (The Drop Test)

Dear Readers,

The 2 world giants of Tablet + Smartphone warrior  are going to face a critically extreme durable test.  The test was done by Android Authority team, to see which smartphone survive the test.

I cant make the test on my own because I don't have the luxury to get a new set once I have complete the test, unless I have someone to sponsor me the test.

Anyway I am glad that I can find it from youtube and share this test done by Android Authority to you. I just gonna let this video reveal the result of the Drop Test between Samsung Galaxy SIII and the iPhone 4s.

I wonder how would iPhone 5 fair if there is another drop test just for the iPhone 5 itself, we dont need to test the Samsung SIII since we have already know the result.

now I know it does worth to have a thick iPhone building size.

Kernel Upgrade for Samsung Note

Dear All,

Hi How is everybody today, its Tuesday here in Malaysia and it is still a public Holiday for the Hari Raya, it's a replacement holiday for Sunday, because the first day of Hari Raya falls on Sunday, our replacement holiday falls on Tuesday. Tomorrow will by my first day to work after a long Hari Raya Holiday.

Anyway, today's post is about my recent Samasung Galaxy Note GT-N7000. THe update happen while I was doing my recent post about the problem occurred after upgrading from Ginger Bread version 2.3 to Ice Cream Sandwich ver4.0.3 and the only solution to that problem is upgrade it to ICS version 4.0.4.

I glad the post draw quite an interest to my readers, and today's post is about my recent kerne update. I perform manual update once a while. and somehow there was small update took place for my Samsung Galaxy Note, at first i thought it was another ICS version upgrade from ICS version 4.0.4 to ver 4.0.5 and to my surprise it was not a full version upgrade instead it was only a Kernel version update. here are the images I took from a screen shot before upgrade and after upgrade of the Samsung Kernel version.

Previously run Kernel version dpiDELL166 #3 

Currently run Kernel version dpiDELL141 #3
I am not so sure about the the differences, but one this for sure I read from the internet that apart from the battery life issue when upgrading to ICS 4.0.3 there is a serious temperature problem after a long period of web browsing. 

I experienced the temperature increase quite frequently, since I always put my data broadband service on active 24/7 do felt I felt an extreme heat in my pocket once in a while, and after pull it out, man I tell you the heat was so bad That I had to put my phone nest to my car air-conditioner. 

Not sure during the previous update to ICS version 4.0.4 help solved the temperature problem, because after upgrade the short upgrade there is no more temperature issue arrises. so far since Saturday update from 3.0.15-N7000DXLR2 to 3.0.15-N7000DXLR5.

Anyone have any information about the kernel build recent update? please I welcome any information about the recent update, or my other guess is its a transition version for Samsung Galaxy Note to Latest Android version JellyBean.... rumours has it that Android JellyBean has been release in Germany...

Nikon D600 release looks imminent..

Dear Nikon Fans,

Looks like Nikon D600 release could be imminent. Nikon Has finally decided that they should go for the D600 a new range for the full frame category. I consider this a an full frame camera for the entry level.

I can't wait for this camera to reach the Malaysian market. if the camera is finally here, I will head on to the nearest camera store and have a hand on experience on this camera. I might decide to have one unit for myself too.

For a while I have been trying to decide should I go for another camera brand for my 2nd DSLR, and I have been waiting for the Nikon D400 rumoured to be the next replacement for the old D300s camera. Since  i have invested a lot on lenses for my D90, so to get another brand and start all over again to invest in lenses might not be a good idea, since I don't have the luxury of having my pocket full everyday. So I hope waiting for this new line from Nikon is a bit exciting for me. 

How much will it cost, well according to rumours, it might cost around the range $1500. how much will it going to cost me once it reaches the Malaysian shore, I guess I am just gonna have to wait when the time comes. 

I found a leaked camera image of the new Entry Level Full Frame from Nikon D600 showed up in a Chinese sites. Have a look on this image, it looks real to me. 

The new D600 will be slightly smaller than the D800 Fx camera, never the less, D600 will give a chance to any photographer that wanted to owned and experience a Fx form camera and could not afford the D800, well there is a hope now that you can owned a full frame camera with a much affordable price. Well we just gonna have to wait how affordable an the price be.

Can't wait the have my hand on this new baby....

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich version 4.0.3 vs 4.0.4

Dear Readers,

Remember in my previous post, I talked about after upgrading my Samsung Galaxy Note android version 2.3 (Ginger Bread) to Android version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). 

After the upgrading, I faced several problem mainly on the battery life itself. due to high processor activity, plus my 24 hours active broadband service, well this is because I need my incoming email continuously its more of a work related email.

So after upgrading to Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich version 4.0.4) the problem kinda solved. 

So what was done by google in addressing the problem? So let us all have a quick look on the difference between ICS version 4.0.3 and ICS version 4.0.4

ICS version 4.0.3 : 

  • It was release end of last year
  • Release API version Level 15
  • API version 15 is packed with features what would enhance you Samsung Phablet..
  • Accessibility was refined which include, Improved content access for screen reader and New status and error reporting for text to speech engine etc.
  • The Camera was made capable of checking and managing video stabilization via apps as well as the ability to use QVGA resolution profiles when required.
  • New APIs for developers included a social stream API in the Contacts provider an apps that used social stream data, for instance status updates from a social network like Facebook, could sync that data with a user’s contacts.
  • Calendar enhancements were included, allowing apps to add colors to events for easy tracking.
  • New attendee types and states were added, as well as improvements to graphics, databases, spell-check and Bluetooth functionality.
  • Gmail was also updated. An Experiments heading was added in the settings menu of Gmail as well as two new options. These were the options to index entire messages within Gmail to improve local search and drag-and-drop contacts between the To, CC and BCC address fields.
Though the ICS version 4.0.3 is packed with new feature but there is also a downside to this version, and most of the complains are related to heavy CPU usage and fast battery drainage. The animation wasn’t exactly overly appreciated either, and users complained about the time it took to simply access the multitasking feature.

ICS version 4.0.4 : 

Well this version is supposed to address the problem that occurred in version 4.0.3, mainly resolved the bug in high process activity and battery life issue.

Beside the 2 main issues, what other improvements or issues resolved in version 4.0.4?
  •  Multitasking accessing speed, The slight delay in accessing the multitasking feature was fixed.
  • Improvement on screen rotational, improvement allows screen rotational became more fluid and quicker than before
  • Improved camera performance.
  • Enhanced phone number recognition and more stable than before.
  • Battery life problem has been resolved at least that is what I am experienced right now.
According to the Android 4.0.5 version we will not see much features instead it is more of a bug fixer to mainly to address Samsung Galaxy Nexus issues, which experiencing quite an irritating problem after upgraded to ICS 4.0.4. 

According to information read over the internet, users with Samsung Nexus experiencing problem such as :
  •  Connectivity problem.
  • Sudden Lost of Network coverage (Cellular) signal during standby mode. and will back to normal when it is brought back to active mode.
The good new is, the upgrade of Samsung Nexus to Android version 4.0.4 only affects certain batch of Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. I am not sure what or how to identify which batch of Nexus but until a complete debugging version is released, the only solution is to downgrade your Samsung Nexus to previous version.

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Samsung Galaxy Note ~ Tips (Part 2)

Dear Readers,

In my earlier post, I posted about how we can upgrade our preinstalled Android Version 2.3 Honey Comb to the latest Android upgrade version 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.

After using it for several weeks,I found my Samsung Note Battery life has been reduced tremendously. instead of getting a longer life after fully changed, before upgrade to Version 4.0.3 I only need to recharged my phone once a day, this is because my Note is always connected to the internet, so that I always received my company's email.

I thought this is normal. But then I Browse the internet to check if this is normal, and to my surprise the drain in my battery power is not normal almost everyone who opt for the upgrade from version 2.3 to version 4.0.3 experience fast battery power drained, meaning upgrade from Ginger Bread version 2.3 to Ice Cream Sandwich version 4.0.3 will definitely cause us a serious battery issue.

here are one of the article I found from the internet "After ICS update, some Galaxy Note users complained about poorer battery life compared with that with Gingerbread. Initially, I thought it is a problem of “feeling” because I personally felt similar battery life after the ICS update. I was a bit disappointed because I had expected some sort of battery life improvements.
Suddenly, last week, I encountered the battery drain issue: battery just draining crazily. In one hour it can drain 3-10% battery capacity when the phone is idle. So, I know the users complaining are not alone." read more
So now the solution is to upgrade your ICS version 4.0.3 to android version 4.0.4, the above article also shows you ow to monitor your Samsung Note where battery life is concern.

So what did I do? I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy Note to version 4.0.4

Image source by me from my Samsung Galaxy Note

The image above is a screen capture from my Samsung Note, sorry I forgot to capture the image before perform the upgrade.

But I found this from the internet. this is what it looks like when your Samsung version is 4.0.3 before you upgrade to Android version 4.0.4

image source by

Well after upgrade from version 4.0.3 to version 4.0.4, it kinda solved the battery issue, now I don't need to recharge my phone so frequently anymore, but then again I am still able to use my phone for 1 whole day even with my internet broadband is continuously active.

So my advice is if not already upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich version 4.0.3 then you have to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich version 4.0.4.