Lines [WebApp] →
Lines is based on a writing technique from medieval times developed by monks as a solution to expensive paper and tedious writing. The monks were writing in the centre of the page allowing enough space for others to annotate the pages on the sides, method allowing you to read the story through other people’s writing. The problem arises when 5-6th person tried to comment there would be no paper...
USB-equipped urban bikes can charge mobile devices →
With so many gadgets and mobile devices in common use today, keeping them all charged has become an ongoing challenge. We’ve already seen numerous efforts to help consumers do just that in taxis and at festivals, for example, but recently we came across a new approach targeting urban cyclists. Specifically, German bicycle maker Silverback has recently launched two bikes with built-in USB ports...
Join a Mac Timeshare in the Clouds [Cloud] →
You want a Mac—or at least try one out—but you don’t want your friends to think you’ve become one of those Apple-owning hipsters you’re always making fun of. A cloud-based Mac rental service lets you use a Mac without losing your Windows cred. More »
Body tracking | Face projection masks →
daito manabe and zachary liberman: face projection “tokyo-based artist daito manabe and zachary liberman created ‘face projection’, an artistic digital comprehension of the human face and expression. ‘face projection’ is an experimentation with the real time generic non-rigid face alignment system, facetracker, and requires no operator training. the artists employed the entirely intuitive...
Why Microsoft's Vision Of The Future Is Dead... →
Official Google Blog: Google+: Popular posts,... →
Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On - by Tim... →
Introducing @GuardianTagBot, your new... →
Got something you want to find on the Guardian website? Tweet your question at our new @GuardianTagBot service to get an answer with the help of the Guardian’s Open Platform The Guardian is experimenting with a new Twitter-based service, and would like your help to test it out. @GuardianTagBot is a Twitter account set up for our content API robot, TagBot. If you tweet it with a search term...
Low-Priced Smartphones Taking Off in China -... →
Text messaging platform to simplify customer... →
Finding a company’s contact details in order to make an enquiry and receive a prompt response is an experience that frequently frustrates consumers. However, a start up in the US — TalkTo — aims to tackle this problem with a service that lets users text local businesses with their question, and ensures they receive a text response back. TalkTo was founded by Stuart Levinson and Riley Crane as a...
Mobile Spectator App Shows Potential of Truly... →
When you’re trying to navigate something unfamiliar, or even something familiar but specific, the right mobile app makes all the difference. City guides, live music apps, music festivals, sporting events, or any other large gathering can keep attendees in sync with each other and enhance what they’re seeing. You know those people who sit there in the bleachers listening to the radio commentary as...
These Robotic Eyes Can Spot the Ripest... →
It’s easy for people and most animals to tell the difference between ripe and unripe strawberries—just look for the red ones. But for robots, that’s no simple feat. So researchers at the National Physical Laboratory have developed a four-part technology to teach robots how to pick only the sweetest berries. More »
What Governments Worldwide Want Google to Take... →
Google published its biannual Transparency Report yesterday showing US Law Enforcement and courts requested the removal of 757 items from Google’s servers—mostly Youtube videos depicting acts of police brutality. Check out the full list of American requests—plus those from other countries around the world—here and further analysis at The...
QR Code Stores Appear In Germany →
A Gerrman drugstore Budnikowsky is trialing QR Code poster shops at eleven busy railway stations around the country. The posters contain images on virtual shelves of the Aliqua brand of natural cosmetics (images below) with the QR Codes resolving to the specific items on their e-commerce mobile site. Budnikowsky say they got the idea from the recent QR Code store in Korea and want to develop the...
SideBySide by Disney Research is a novel... →
SideBySide by Disney Research is a novel interactive system that allows multiple people to play and work together using handheld projectors at anytime and anyplace. The system is immediate and simple: users simply project onto a surface and their projection becomes aware and responsive to other projections nearby.
Occupationalist / Covering the Occupy movement as... →
Using Credit Cards to Target Web Ads - WSJ.com →
MTV To Create Reality Show On Occupy Wall Street... →
The network will air an episode of True Life on November 5 to document youth occupiers of Zuccotti Park.
Extending the Touchscreen - ITP Thesis Teaser on... →
A Mexican soccer team managed by its fans →
It’s been a few years since we’ve had occasion to mention a crowd-funded and managed soccer team, but it looks like the concept is still going strong. In Mexico’s state of Sinaloa, the Murcielagos FC soccer team reportedly goes a step further by having no coach or trainer; instead, it’s managed entirely by its fans. Participating in the Mexican second division, the Murcielagos FC has no staff...
Daily Telegraph and/or Met Police using Thermal... →
Daily Telegraph and/or Met Police using Thermal imaging cameras to inspect Occupy London protests. Is Occupy London a part-time protest? | UK news | The Guardian THIS IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.
Intentional Environments: Designing a Culture of... →
Teaching Computers to Find Your Good Side [Video] →
To ensure we never miss a moment, it’s entirely plausible that one day cameras will just continuously record video, instead of snapping individual shots. But when all you want is a single photo, pouring through hundreds of frames in a clip for that perfect shot is overly tedious. So researchers have come up with a better approach to automatically...
Goodsie : Goodsie →
New Look - Nap On The Bow on Vimeo →
A truck to carry two messages: one, that there was... →
A truck to carry two messages: one, that there was a period in which art fetishized the mimetic, and two, the QR code in the corner, in a moment when design fetishizes a very different eye. (Taken with instagram)
BookTime is X-Ray for rooms. No more walking in on meetings. View Startup | Tweet this
how things work: cubelets, littlebits, others →
Various interesting little kits have gathered at our house in the past few months. We got the cubelets beta kit from modular robotics, the littlebits kit and various bits and bobs I’ve been practising my soldering on. The best thing about them all is the way they let you see inside processes - let you play around with things you might understand intellectually, but haven’t fiddled...
The Hippocratic Oath of a Photographer, 1937 →
The Hippocratic Oath of a Photographer as written by M.F. Agha for U.S. Camera in 1937 … Thanks to The International Centre of Photography Library
Sephora: The Sensorium →
Scents and sensuality.
10 sec. 1 bayt. →
talk to the hand →
I’m experiencing one of those little clusters of noticing. Your attention snags on one thing, then lots of similar things seem to crop up all at once. I realised that, all my life, I’d been wondering about those hand signals people use in action movies. Holding up their fist to say Stop etc. And I finally wondered about it while in front of a computer and ready to do a little...
Siri enables voice-activated beer-pouring robot →
Developer Matt Reed has combined the iPhone 4S’s voice assistant Siri with Twitter and a remote-controlled truck to create a beer-fetching and pouring system. In order to make the system, called “Beeri”, Reed and his team at Nashville marketing agency Redpepperland created a Twitteraccount @beeribot and then created a corresponding contact on the iPhone 4S, called...
Thermostat Automagically Learns Your Heating... →
Winter is coming. Why not keep you and your dire wolves warm with a temperature gauge that learns your heating habits without making you press that damn SET button on your thermostat. Does that button even work? More »
Wanna Boost Your Wireless Network by... 1.5 Miles?... →
O, first world problems! Of all your dreadful variants, the Wi-Fi Dead Zone has to be among the worst—how am I going to finish this Netflix stream now? If only my wireless network stretched for miles. It can. More »
The paper advergame →
I’m a big fan of print campaigns that get interactive above and beyond QR codes. The “paper” advergame is traditional innovative idea by DDB Helskinki to promote mobile operator Sonera, who has been the first to launch a 4G mobile network. The video case study doesn’t explain super clearly how the trick work. I think it’s not an app but rather it’s based on a mobile web page. Can’t guarantee it...
‘Until the Millenium’ Car Insurance Ad, 1930 →
… Thank you to Chris Mullen
QR malware arrives →
*Needs a neologism. Too bad “QR” is already an acronym (that nobody understands). In this case “Quick Ripoff” would make some sense. http://bit.ly/q2sWeI “Scanners beware of the QR code. The wrong code may cause your mobile device, your wallet, or both a considerable amount of agony. “Antivirus software maker Kaspersky Lab has reported on the first known instance of QR code tampering. The...
Wrapp spices up the discount code →
Here’s an interesting – and smart – idea from Swedish startup Wrapp: create a hybrid of the discount coupon and the gift card by enabling people to gift each other free and paid gift cards. Users redeem their received gift cards through their smart phones, and Wrapp is available for both Andoid and iPhone users. For now, the gift cards are only redeemable in Sweden, but the Wrapp team has...
Design Fiction + Advanced Designing + Trust in... →
The most recent — now a month or two old — issue of Volume Quarterly was on the topic of The Internet of Things. And within that was a small sub-volume of essays and articles on Trust compiled by Scott Burnham who has been running a project called Trust Design for Premsela which I understand to be The Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion. ((The Laboratory seems to be a recurring...
MIT Media Lab tour: Android and Kinect are the... →
"When you swipe a card at the store today, the... →
“ When you swipe a card at the store today, the merchant sends a message through the Visa or Mastercard network and it arrives at your bank within a second with up to 120 fields of information included. They know your location, which terminal of a store you’re in, whether you’re in the pharmacy section of a Walmart or the register section. They know what category of transaction it is. They have a...
Arrivals - Glanceable Foursquare check-ins by Dan... →
Arrivals - Glanceable Foursquare check-ins by Dan W, Toby Barnes and Richard Birkin.
StartupThreads is a merchandise solution for startups. We can design, print and fulfill your startup t-shirts, stickers, and other merchandise. As startup people ourselves, we understand the specific needs of startups and will be providing added services to help you find new users through merchandise. View Startup | Tweet this
The ubiquitous, augmented entities that used to be... →
In Japan, short-term apartments for young... →
Whereas most Japanese women have traditionally gone from their parents’ homes directly into married life, PanaHome’s Lacine Inokashira apartment complex now offers an alternative. Through a new “Trial Stay” program of apartment living, the company gives young unmarried women a way to try their hand at independence without making a long-term financial commitment. Designed and built by PanaHome,...
Toyota’s Social Network Racer →
Japan’s hot shop ‘Party’ have launched a racing game that uses your social content as billboards along the track. It is an awesome execution with real game play value and an eerie distraction through the familiar photos whizzing past. Win the overall race and you could go to Japan, to see Toyota’s new sports car FT-86 unveiled. Party has upped the ante in terms of Facebook social gaming with...
Nestio expands its apartment rental platform... →
E-Money Wrist Band For Running Consumers →
New Frontiers in Music Video →