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Australian company Penny has reissued the 1970s-style plastic skateboard, and given it a thorough overhaul. Its Penny Complete comes ready—and properly sized—for tucking in your backpack and skating around town. With its 21st-century flexibility, it builds up speed and takes turns effortlessly.
What’s the difference between a compelling, immersive short film and a throwaway piece of sub-viral crap? Not video resolution: nowadays, when every cat-filming schmoe has an HD video camera in his smartphone and the DSLR revolution has unleashed a tsunami of bokeh onto Vimeo.com, you need more than sharp pictures and good lenses to make an impact. According to Justin Jensen, an engineer-cum-amateur photographer/filmmaker who studied Computational Photography at the MIT Media Lab, “I realized that video quality is no longer limited by resolution, but instead by stabilization.”
In other words, you need smooth camera movement to give your vids that juicy sheen of production value. But since Jensen couldn’t afford a SteadiCam, he invented CineSkates: a tiny, inexpensive, portable, expandable camera-movement platform based on Joby’s Gorillapod.
There’s no denying it: every Tron fan pictured himself on one of those amazingly designed, super-fast bikes from the movie. Parker Brothers Choppers turned that dream into reality a year ago, when they created the first Tron Lightcycle, but now they’ve taken it a step further and turned the gas-g…