Create 3Ds With Your Camera

Experience Your Photos in 360 Degrees 3D.

Microsoft has announced the first full release of Photosynth, available now at photosynth.com.

You can share or relive a vacation destination or explore a distant museum or landmark. With nothing more than a digital camera and some inspiration, you can use Photosynth to transform regular digital photos into a three-dimensional, 360-degree experience. Anybody who sees your synth is put right in your shoes, sharing in your experience, with detail, clarity and scope impossible to achieve in conventional photos or videos.

Synths constitute an entirely new visual medium. Photosynth analyzes each photo for similarities to the others, and uses that data to build a model of where the photos were taken. It then re-creates the environment and uses that as a canvas on which to display the photos.

Source: LiveLabs.com

Hanger of Beijing Olympics

Hanger Design Inspired By Beijing Olympics.










Learn Mandarin Language

Learn Mandarin Language With Fuwa.



The "Learn Foreign Languages with Fuwa" channel will provide tools for users of the official website to acquire basic conversation skills in Putonghua, English, and French. The latter two versions of "Learn Foreign Languages with Fuwa" will offer non-Chinese speakers the resources to learn a new Chinese phrase each day. Likewise, Chinese website users will be able to learn simple, useful phrases that might come in handy next summer with visitors from around the world.

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Fuwa Sports 4

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Fuwa Sports 3

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Fuwa Sports 2

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Fuwa Sports 1

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Fuwa Beijing Olympics 2008

What Fuwa Olympic Mascots Stand For?



The five mascots of the 2008 Beijing Olympics have been presented as five lovely characters, a Fish, a Panda, a Fire Demon, a Tibetan Antelope and a Swallow.

As well as representing the five Olympic rings (one for each continent), they also symbolize five categories of sports (the Fish for aquatic sports ands the Antelope for track and field) and are linked to the Traditional Five Elements (wu xing) of nature enumerated by Chinese philosophy.

More over, their names, Bei bei, Jing jing, Huan huan, Ying Ying and Ni ni can be transposed to Beijing Huanying Ni, “Beijing welcomes you” in Mandarin.

BeiBei - JingJing - HuanHuan - YingYing - NiNi

Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni



Beijing Welcomes You

Welcome to Beijing!


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Olympic Pictograms

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The Official IOC Content on YouTube

You can watch a wide selection of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games clips.

Official IOC website: http://www.olympic.org

The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: http://www.beijing2008.com

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Beijing Olympics on Youtube

All About Beijing Olympics on Youtube.

Other Videos:

01) Olympics Of 2008 Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWdd72y6hPs

02) Promotion Video of emblem/Logo for The Beijing 2008 Olympics Games

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq4TbciOuYk

03) The Official Mascots of The Beijing 2008 Olympics Games (Bei bei, Jing jing, Huan huan, Ying ying, Ni ni, = Beijing Huan Ying Ni = Beijing Welcome You)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ4sgMkLj6M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olzKEsNoUwo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mZoVajBDWc

04) Pictogram of The Beijing 2008 Olympics Games (4 Version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhFVa9jb5DA (Pictogram)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khBn-PnRFuY (Pictogram, Mascots Fuwa & Fu niu lele)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H69kmmosYg (Sport Overview, Individual Sports, Mascots Fuwa)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9j5AB3tWF8 (Aneka Pictogram berbagai Olympiade)

05) Beijing 2008 Olympic Games MEDAL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTdDqHmoYrA (2008 Beijing Olympic Medals)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KyQJI5WJms (China Takes Delivery of Olympic medals)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX63LfUA614 (Medals for Beijing Olympics Delivered)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMdO5q79J-M (10 Kilo Beijing Olympic games Gold Coin)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l-529lvcEI (Medals of The Olympic Games Since 1896)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE_J_rfRrM4 (USA 2008 Beijing Olympic Medals 3 Pc Set)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9elmm6tjvw8 (Beijing School Grooms Girls to Award Olympic Medals)

06) Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Torch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ-LJQl2O7M (Lenovo Designed Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B34V7N4vuQk (Olympic Torch & Medals)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBG23uGauDo (Olympic Flame Ups Mt.Qomolangma Detail 1/2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik_-Ep_Bs9A (Olympic Torch Ups Mt.Qomolangma Detail 2/2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUOJhprpkD0 (Beijing Olympic Torch Relay on Everest Summit)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIV_MniBzGQ (Olympic Torch Relay Mt.Qomolangma chinese coverage)

07) Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qBkpceVxLo (Official Olympic Torch Song - Jane Zhang)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGbvcD6jElw (2008 Beijing Olympic Torch Relay Theme Song - Sun Yue)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFj4ffpFuiY (Miss World - Light The Passion Share The Dream)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv9UPVn9Kz8 (We Are Ready Theme Song for Beijing Olympiad - Lyrics)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soxk0e9ZjKI (We Are Ready - Live at Tian An men Olympic Coundown Ceremony)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_58AmSWxzQ (Beijing Olympics 2008 - Theme Song Friends Forever - Lyrics)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGUyxe0btIs (China Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Song Forever Friends)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK-X9q4hFAo (Forever Friends - Coco lee)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PTPxIPLpGY (Embrace The Dream of Love - Andrea Bocelli & Jane Zhang)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0OLuP8vucY (Our Dreams Olympic 2008 Song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ8ZaeRb8yU (Live of Beijing Welcome you with English title - 100 singer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XbIZqg4v7w (Olympic Song Beijing Welcome you - English Subbed)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTEfzRbfXrU (Beijing Welcome You - Various Artists - Malay Sub)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGhjgUM2aIs (2008 Beijing Olympic Solo Guitar - Beijing Welcome You)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX8WQnlyAwE (Olympics 08 Theme Song - A World United In Love)

08) Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Transportation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBgReOO3BwA (Beijing New Line 5 Subway)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe2c4YWnyfM (The Hard Hat Show - Riding Line 5 Beijing's New Subway)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2SAblBat0A (No Smooking in Taxis for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExkAeuODOtw (New Beijing-Tianjing Train sets Record)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrhpbHDO7Zs (Beijing-Tianjin High Speed Rail Link)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUbpgq29Ni8 (CRH3C VelaroCN 350 Km/h Train Unveil)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zms-B1HRkjo (CRH3C Chinese President Test Ride CRH3 EMU for Olympics)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdDX5B5EC-8 (Preparations for Olympics Underway)

09) Beijing Are You Ready

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P0qNtEgURs ( Putting on a show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_aqtjYZt5g (Building a Village for The World)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-r8ohdIdUc (Making a Buck - Business Opportunities)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=950M-IDyUV8 (Exercise Your Appetite - Chinese Food)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyltLVPx-WA (Curing Homesickness)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCY-2DKK0G0 (Having a Blast - Daytime Fun)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN9Gu6Rvz2w (Having Blast - Beijing By Night)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_gqcW4I3ag (Shopping as sport)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmWRZ4b8KIE (Getting Around - Public Transportation)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6oQ7hJzyaU ( Breathing Easier - Controlling Pollutions)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T47p7HWNXAs (Staying healthy - Sport medicine)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ElmyN0dmA (Putting The Best Foot Forward)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMcy23uWXuc (Going for The Gold - Chinese Athlets in Training)

10) Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Volunteers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwVptrQJOE4 (2008 Olympics Paralympics Volunteers)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g9wTRq6QyI (University of NewCastle Volunteers to Beijing olympics)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xiv8FFhBdqs (US Students Volunteers for Beijing Olympics)

11) Rediscovering China

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ns66tI6ZmE (Stadiums 2008 Olympic Games)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myU7wR1IypI (Olympic Mascots Design Story 2008 Olympic Games)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHFUSuahC8c (Volunteers 2008 Olympic Games)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7J6qA7cSJQ (Safety And Secureness 2008 Olympic Games)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P9E0k92ebc (Chinese Citizens Partisipation 2008 Olympic Games)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtlMlRdLVkU (Acommodation 2008 Olympic Games)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nshj7ROPg9E (Mass & Individual Transportation 2008 Olympic Games)

12) Olympic Gardens & Forest Beijing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVfEo_6HytM (Beijing Olympic Gardens)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgD2784xmU0 (Olympic Forest Park In Beijing)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jx6X77osZM (Olympic China 2008)

13) Building Beijing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn1NvQ4Re8o (Beijing Olympic Colors Fly)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPsYdyFJt50 (Giant TV Screen in beijing)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU_zbNLbGP4 (National Stadium Beijing Effect Lightning Animation)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9CbPMt7--0 (Olympic Beijing Fastfood)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH8Z80c2OsA (Sand Art of Beijing Olympic Games)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rig0jJwDDMA (Zero Energy Media Wall Beijing)

14) Don't Boycott Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o4bhe4zoes (Most Controversial Olympic Torch Relay in Human History)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCJx-idB_4w (Why I'll Carry The Olympic Torch in San Fransisco ?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnQCvLXkct8 (Jackie Chan Interview on CNN)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UghpigjCZmU (14 Reasons to Support Beijing Olympics)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi2a0PNrdKE (Don't Boycott The Olympic in Beijing)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLbMoXo7E7M (To Those Who Wanna boycott Beijing olympic)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmG1NqZcRok (Olympic Boycott Commentary)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lf7RnsOiyw (Olympic Games in China not to be Boycotted for Genocide)

15) Group ARUP at China

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh8Ny3xAj6k (CCTV Tower, Beijing ARUP)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfJBgQ0hVeM (CCTV Tower And Other Beijing Project ARUP)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hxH2VOfSNk (Beijing Olympics, The Watercube 2008 ARUP)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98_Rq7tnJfQ (ARUP in Beijing)

Beijing Olympics Online

Beijing Olympic: Opening Ceremony XXIX Live 2008.

Video Streaming: Link

The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

2008 Beijing Olympics Song

2008 Beijing Olympics Song "Welcome to Beijing".



Theme song for the 100-day countdown celebration of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, music by Xiao Ke and original lyrics by Lam Jik (Hong Kong).

The melody of the song was inspired by a local Beijing ballad called "Shui Niu", which are snails that come out on rainy days. Children in Beijing like to sing songs to attract these little creatures to come out of their shells.

Lyrics (Translate to English Language):

Chen Tianjia: Welcoming another dawn, bringing fresh new air

Liu Huan: The air changes, but sentiment still scents of fragrant tea

Na Ying: The doors of my home open wide, awaiting you with open arms

Stefanie Sun (Singapore): After an embrace there will be understanding, you will love this place

Sun Yue: From far or near you're all our guests, please don't be shy

Wang Leehom (Taiwan): We've promised to get together, we welcome you

Han Hong: We've planted evergreens, blooming every legend

Chau Wakin (Hong Kong): We've sown the ancient earth, for memories to be cherished

Gigi Leung (Hong Kong): Strangers or friends you're all our guests, please be at home

Yuquan: No matter how many times you've been here, we've much to talk about

Jackie Chan (Hong Kong): Beijing welcomes you
We've opened our world for you

Richie Ren (Taiwan): Its charming tides of change teems with life

Jolin Tsai (Taiwan): Beijing welcomes you
Sharing a breath beneath the sun

Sun Nan: Setting new records upon the yellow earth

Zhou Bichang: The doors of my home open wide, embracing the heavens and the earth

Wei Wei: History flashes a youthful smile, welcoming this day

Huang Xiaoming: The whole world is our friend, please don't be shy

Han Geng: Pictures and poems painted with smiles, all to await you

Wang Feng: Beijing welcomes you
Moving you like music

Karen Mok (Hong Kong): Let's all try our best to excel ourselves

Tan Jing: Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner

Eason Chan (Hong Kong): With courage there will be miracles

Yan Weiwen: Beijing welcomes you
We've opened our world for you

Dai Yuqiang: Its charming tides of change teems with life

Wang Xia, Li Shuangsong: Beijing welcomes you
Sharing a breath beneath the sun

Liao Changyong: Setting new records upon the yellow earth

Lin Yilun: Beijing welcomes you
Moving you like music

Jang Nara (Korea): Let's all try our best to excel ourselves

JJ Lin (Singapore), Ah Du (Singapore): Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner
With courage there will be miracles

Beijing opera: Beijing welcomes you

Joey Yung (Hong Kong): The doors of my home open wide, awaiting you with open arms

Li Yuchun: After an embrace there will be understanding, you will love this place

David Wong (Hong Kong): From far or near you're all our guests, please don't be shy

Chen Kun: We've promised to get together, we welcome you

Nicholas Tse (Hong Kong): Beijing welcomes you
We've opened our world for you

Han Lei: Its charming tides of change teems with life

Vivian Hsu (Taiwan): Beijing welcomes you
Sharing a breath beneath the sun

Fei Xiang (Taiwan): Setting new records upon the yellow earth

Tang Can: The doors of my home open wide, embracing the heavens and the earth

Lin Chi-ling (Taiwan), Zhang Zilin: History flashes a youthful smile, welcoming this day

Jane Zhang: The whole world is our friend, please don't be shy

Valen Hsu (Taiwan), Sky Wu (Taiwan): Pictures and poems painted with smiles, all to await you

Yang Kun, FanFan (Taiwan): Beijing welcomes you
Moving you like music

Yu Hungming (Taiwan), Zhou Xiao'ou: Let's all try our best to excel ourselves

Sha Baoliang, Man Wenjun: Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner

Peter Ho (Taiwan), Jin Haixin: With courage there will be miracles

F.I.R. (Taiwan), Pang Long: Beijing welcomes you
We've opened our world for you

Kenji Wu (Taiwan), Qi Feng: Its charming tides of change teems with life

5566 (Taiwan), Anson Hu: Beijing welcomes you
Sharing a breath beneath the sun

Yumiko Cheng (Hong Kong), Dao Lang: Setting new records upon the yellow earth

Ji Minjia, Tu Honggang, Denis Ng (Hong Kong): Beijing welcomes you
Moving you like music

Guo Rong, Will Liu (Taiwan), Tengger: Let's all try our best to excel ourselves

Kym Jin Sha, Allen Su, Wei Jia: Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner

Fu Lishan, Shawn Huang, Jaycee Chan (Hong Kong): With courage there will be miracles

All: Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner
With courage there will be miracles

All: Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner
With courage there will be miracles

Fuwa Official Promo

Fuwa is The Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Fuwa

The Official Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.



Like the Five Olympic Rings from which they draw their color and inspiration, Fuwa will serve as the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace -- and good wishes from China -- to children all over the world.

Designed to express the playful qualities of five little children who form an intimate circle of friends, Fuwa also embody the natural characteristics of four of China's most popular animals -- the Fish, the Panda, the Tibetan Antelope, the Swallow -- and the Olympic Flame.

Each of Fuwa has a rhyming two-syllable name -- a traditional way of expressing affection for children in China. Beibei is the Fish, Jingjing is the Panda, Huanhuan is the Olympic Flame, Yingying is the Tibetan Antelope and Nini is the Swallow.

When you put their names together -- Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni -- they say "Welcome to Beijing," offering a warm invitation that reflects the mission of Fuwa as young ambassadors for the Olympic Games.

Fuwa also embody both the landscape and the dreams and aspirations of people from every part of the vast country of China. In their origins and their headpieces, you can see the five elements of nature -- the sea, forest, fire, earth and sky -- all stylistically rendered in ways that represent the deep traditional influences of Chinese folk art and ornamentation.

Spreading Traditional Chinese Good Wishes Wherever They Go

In the ancient culture of China, there is a grand tradition of spreading good wishes through signs and symbols. Each of Fuwa symbolizes a different blessing -- and will honor this tradition by carrying their good wishes to the children of the world. Prosperity, happiness, passion, health and good luck will be spread to every continent as Fuwa carry their invitation to Beijing 2008 to every part of the globe.

At the heart of their mission -- and through all of their work -- Fuwa will seek to unite the world in peace and friendship through the Olympic spirit. Dedicated to helping Beijing 2008 spread its theme of One World, One Dream to every continent, Fuwa reflect the deep desire of the Chinese people to reach out to the world in friendship through the Games -- and to invite every man, woman and child to take part in the great celebration of human solidarity that China will host in the light of the flame in 2008.



In China's traditional culture and art, the fish and water designs are symbols of prosperity and harvest. And so Beibei carries the blessing of prosperity. A fish is also a symbol of surplus in Chinese culture, another measure of a good year and a good life.

The ornamental lines of the water-wave designs are taken from well-known Chinese paintings of the past. Among Fuwa, Beibei is known to be gentle and pure. Strong in water sports, she reflects the blue Olympic ring.



Jingjing makes children smile -- and that's why he brings the blessing of happiness wherever he goes. You can see his joy in the charming naivety of his dancing pose and the lovely wave of his black and white fur. As a national treasure and a protected species, pandas are adored by people everywhere. The lotus designs in Jingjing's headdress, which are inspired by the porcelain paintings of the Song Dynasty (A.D.960-1234), symbolize the lush forest and the harmonious relationship between man and nature. Jingjing was chosen to represent our desire to protect nature's gifts -- and to preserve the beauty of nature for all generations. Jingjing is charmingly naïve and optimistic. He is an athlete noted for strength who represents the black Olympic ring.



In the intimate circle of Fuwa, Huanhuan is the big brother. He is a child of fire, symbolizing the Olympic Flame and the passion of sport -- and passion is the blessing he bestows. Huanhuan stands in the center of Fuwa as the core embodiment of the Olympic spirit. And while he inspires all with the passion to run faster, jump higher and be stronger, he is also open and inviting. Wherever the light of Huanhuan shines, the inviting warmth of Beijing 2008 -- and the wishful blessings of the Chinese people -- can be felt. The fiery designs of his head ornament are drawn from the famed Dunhuang murals -- with just a touch of China's traditional lucky designs. Huanhuan is outgoing and enthusiastic. He excels at all the ball games and represents the red Olympic ring.



Like all antelopes, Yingying is fast and agile and can swiftly cover great stretches of land as he races across the earth. A symbol of the vastness of China's landscape, the antelope carries the blessing of health, the strength of body that comes from harmony with nature. Yingying's flying pose captures the essence of a species unique to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, one of the first animals put under protection in China. The selection of the Tibetan Antelope reflects Beijing commitment to a Green Olympics. His head ornament incorporates several decorative styles from the Qinghai-Tibet and Sinkiang cultures and the ethnic design traditions of Western China. Strong in track and field events, Yingying is a quick-witted and agile boy who represents the yellow Olympic ring.



Every spring and summer, the children of Beijing have flown beautiful kites on the currents of wind that blow through the capital. Among the kite designs, the golden-winged swallow is traditionally one of the most popular. Nini's figure is drawn from this grand tradition of flying designs. Her golden wings symbolize the infinite sky and spread good-luck as a blessing wherever she flies. Swallow is also pronounced "yan" in Chinese, and Yanjing is what Beijing was called as an ancient capital city. Among Fuwa, Nini is as innocent and joyful as a swallow. She is strong in gymnastics and represents the green Olympic ring.