April 22nd, 2005


Обзор дня: World’s Best Restaurants_

restaurantRestaurant Magazine has chosen its 50 best restaurants in the world. Kind of interesting when you think about it, since a list like this would have been America or Europe-only focused just ten years ago, you know. A sign of globalization, global travel, all that. Pretty cool that two of them are New York restaurant…even if I’ve never been to Per Se. Maybe it’s time to go.

Here’s the top ten.
  1. The Fat Duck — Best in Europe
    Bray, Berks, England
  2. El Bulli — Chef’s Choice
    Montjoi, Spain
  3. The French Laundry — Best in Americas
    Yountville, Calif.
  4. Tetsuya’s — Best in Australasia
    Sydney, Australia
  5. Gordon Ramsay
  6. Pierre Gagnaire
  7. Per Se — Highest New Entry
    New York
  8. Tom Aikens
  9. Jean Georges
    New York
  10. St John


Фото&Видео: The QUALIA 002, Sony’s high-end HDV video camera_

Sony QUALIA 002
Sony has added a high-def video camera to its QUALIA line of high-end, ultra-expensive electronics. The QUALIA 002, or Q002-HDR1, is essentially a pricey version of their already expensive HDR-FX1 HD video camera, so how is it different/better/worth a couple of grand more? It must be the endless prestige and raised social standing Sony promises from owning a QUALIA product, because apart from a “revised video codec” and some other “additional functions”, the Q002 seems about the same as the HDR-FX1: both support HDV, have 3CCD sensors, and can record in 1080i.

[Via Akihabara News]