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Vincent Rice

Vincent Rice

Vincent Rice has been an audio-visual design consultant for almost 30 years including six years with Warner Brothers Cinemas. He has designed several large retail installations in London and a dozen major nightclubs across the world from Belfast to Brno to Beruit. An accomplished musician and 3D computer graphics artist, Vince also writes for AV Magazine in the U.K. and the Loudscreen digital signage blog.

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— Automotive

The extraordinary Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe may rise again

By - December 18, 2012 40 Pictures
One of the highlights of the Windsor Concurs d’Elegance that we featured here a few months ago was the extraordinary 1924/35 Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe, now owned by the Petersen Museum in California. Jonckheere, the original coachbuilders, are still in business. Although they now specialize in bus and coach bodies, they have commissioned Turkish designer Ugur Sahin to create a modern interpretation of the original hand-built one-off. The “Round Door Rolls” might live again. Read More
— Automotive

New 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed

By - December 17, 2012 69 Pictures
After four years in its present incarnation Mercedes-Benz has announced the new 2014 model year E-Class. Beloved of Chinese businessmen, Turkish cab drivers, Eurocrats and the discrete middle-classes the world over, the E-Class embodies Mercedes-Benz' brand values – comfort, practicality, technology, affordable luxury with a hint of sportiness, plus of course styling that suggests aspirations to higher levels of grandeur. For the 2014 model the exterior is a subtle break with the past whilst the underlying technology is a showcase for the future. Read More
— Home Entertainment

RED shocks with Odemax 4K distribution platform and REDRAY home player

By - December 2, 2012 14 Pictures
Serial disruptor RED is at it again. While the announcement of a REDRAY player capable of outputting 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) moving images had been expected for some time, the accompanying infrastructure that’s being put in place comes as a major shock. RED, in partnership with new venture Odemax, is setting up an alternative to the highly regulated and protected film distribution networks of the big studios – and anybody can join. If they can pull it off it could be nothing less than a revolution. Read More
— Automotive

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible debuts at LA Auto Show

By - November 30, 2012 85 Pictures
Gizmag was on hand when Volkswagen unveiled the convertible variant of its new second-generation Beetle at the LA Auto Show ... second generation of the modern front-engined modern version, that is. The first generation was a relatively successful exercise in retro nostalgia, complete with dash-mounted bud vase, that appealed to a distinctly feminine demographic. This time things are more serious and less “cartoony,” with a wider, longer, lower body shape and a level of design and finish that offer real value and less novelty. It’s only right and proper that the iconic rag-top version should be launched in California. Read More
— Automotive

2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition revealed in LA

By - November 29, 2012 23 Pictures
To call the Jeep Wrangler “iconic” would be something of an understatement. With a body shape that traces all the way back to that World War II workhorse, the Willys, the Jeep is an enduring symbol of Americana. Ten years ago, to counter accusations of the brand having gone "a bit soft," Jeep introduced the hard-core Rubicon Wrangler variant, named for one of America’s toughest mountain trails. Now comes the Anniversary Edition, packed with even more off-road ruggedness and ability – and a nice bit of red leather. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Sony's new F5/55 4K Cameras gunning for RED and Arri

By - November 28, 2012 40 Pictures
The disruptive impact of the RED One 4K digital cinema camera when it was introduced in 2007 can’t be overstated. After a few of years of denial that 4K was even necessary and thousands of RED camera sales, broadcast giants Sony began to get their act together and move toward 4K image capture. The stunning F5 and F55 cameras are the culmination of those efforts and more interestingly, an indication of a complete, and necessary, change of attitude at Sony. Read More
— Automotive

Brutal Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Black Series revealed

By - November 20, 2012 23 Pictures
Due for its public debut at the upcoming Los Angeles motor show, Mercedes-Benz AMG has finally revealed images and details of the SLS Black Series. Ever since the gull-winged wonder was first released in 2010, enthusiasts and schoolboys have been anticipating the inevitable ultimate (road-going) version. It'll come as no surprise that the beast in question is wider, harder, faster, and completely awesome. Read More
— Automotive

Audi's handsome RS 5 Cabriolet

By - October 30, 2012 12 Pictures
Do you remember that bookworm at college that always quietly did the work, never mixed and got top grades? Do you remember the day they went out and bought a bottle of Vodka and danced on the tables? Welcome to the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet. It's what happens when the quiet, efficient type suddenly lets their hair down. Read More
— Architecture

Gardens by the Bay wins 2012 World Architecture Festival Building of the Year

By - October 28, 2012 36 Pictures
Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, has won the overall World Building of the Year Award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2012. Designed by Wilkinson Eyre, Grant Associates, Atelier One and Atelier Ten, the 101 hectare (250 acre) project comprises three distinct waterfront gardens and plays a key part in the government’s vision of transforming Singapore into a "City in a Garden." Read More
— Automotive

Stunning Lexus LF-LC Blue sports car concept

By - October 24, 2012 14 Pictures
One of the stars of the Australian International Motor Show this week is this piece of automotive sculpture called the Lexus LF-LC Blue. We covered an earlier Red version of this uniquely styled concept vehicle back in January when it was shown for the first time at the Detroit show. I quote Lexus public relations; “The all-new Opal Blue exterior is inspired by the lustrous base color found in the naturally occurring semi-precious opal stone of outback Australia.” Total nonsense of course but it does look spectacular and some new details of the project have emerged. Read More
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