Monday, December 19, 2005

Backup all your mp3s. Ever

http://www.mp3tunes.com/ So you're at work, and all your mp3s are at home? Well, no they're not, not if you've uploaded them to your locker on mp3tunes.com. In that case you can download or stream them from wherever you like. $40 for a one year subscription. Split between 4 thats 4 times as many tunes for 4 times less. Interested?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Beware when ripping Sony CDs!

Looks like some sony CDs can infect your computer with a serious security vulnerability... http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,69559,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_2

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Aperture

Aperture is Apple's photo-processing app. Aimed squarely at the professional photographer, it offers powerful photo manipulation tools, as well as easy importing, organising and archiving of your photos. Aperture's workflow is where it differs rom other rivals (ie. Photoshop) - organising your projects is much more intuitive, allowing you to group photos into sets, and compare, duplicate, and alter photos, without affecting your original files. The interface is nice, too, although slightly reminiscent of Kai's Power Tools. (btw, don't go looking for a page curl filter, it's not there.)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Font trouble?

Handy font recognition tool here, I use it a lot. You just upload a reasonable image of a font you don't recognise and this comes up with some likely suggestions: http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

GRID2 video presentation software

This is very interesting.. Check out the link: http://www.vidvox.com/grid2.php It's a video dj av software that allows the user to create a live show from various assets (movies, flash files, stills etc) set on a grid. It can be set to free run, jumping from clip to clip. Some people have used it to live video edit. A novel control option is provided whereby a midi keyboard can be used as a bank of switches to play the clips in any order. Velocity and pitch bend can control the scrubbing of video files. The software allows to set custom in and out points on clips - $75 download - mac osx and windows. Screenshot attached.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Nintendo Revolution

It may be old news, but it's still cool news: The new Nintendo system has a motion sensitive controller, allowing you to control your game by moving, tilting and rotationg the controller... Great for fishing games and shoot-em-ups. Wired News Article Nintendo Site

Small, orange, 8gb

http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10268

Monday, September 19, 2005

Pimp my mice

http://blogga.ru/2005/09/18/rusmouse/ http://blogga.ru/2005/09/18/chochloma_keybs/

Friday, September 16, 2005

Stolen from Boing Boing

Lots of nice links. Not digital at all. Well.
  • Snow Crystal Photographs [link]
  • A Collection of Ice Photography [link]
  • File Compression: New Tool for Life Detection? [link]
  • If Imagineers opened a furniture store [link]
  • Top Ten Digital Photography Tips [link]
  • The Internet Speculative Fiction Database (to fiction what IMDB is to movies) [link]
  • Military Laptop That's Dishwasher Safe [link]
  • How Trackback Works [link]
  • Chemistry Comes Alive! [link]
  • Dog Bites AIBO [link]
  • Michael Larsen, Game Show Legend [link]
  • Notes on Reading an Electronic Book [link]
  • The Periodic Table of Haiku [link]
  • Bar Code Art [link]
  • Rubik's Cube Art [link]
  • String Art [link]
  • Pencil Carving Gallery [link]
  • Nanoscale padlock [link]
  • Starting Fire With an Ice Lens [link]
  • Fly with Implanted Webserver [link]
  • Cool Bullet Pictures [link]
  • George Orwell's Works Online [link]

Microsoft Flash-type product: Sparkle

[link 1 ] [link 2] Still trying to understand what it is exactly, but it seems like Flash integrated into the next version of Windows. Could be significant if they do it properly. How likely that is is debatable.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Tube poker anyone?

http://www.tubepoker.com It's a site for a short film, looks good, it's running really slowly but worth trying later.

Awesome real paintbrush

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4184160.stm http://web.media.mit.edu/~kimiko/iobrush/ Pick up colours from the world around you and paint. Made for kids really, but a great tool. New feature records video of the moment you pick up the colour so you can subsequently touch the painting and find out where the colour is from.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Flock

Flock claims to be a new kind of 'social' web browser, integrating popular web services (Flickr, Blogging tools, social networking sites, etc.) into your browsing experience. It's based on Firefox, made by a bunch of ex-Mozilla guys, and by the looks of it, there's a lot of interest, (mainly from the blogging community) considering it's only a private beta release at the moment.
  • Flock Site
  • Wired News Article
  • Blog search

    http://blogsearch.google.com/

    Big Black Pencil

    http://www.leoburnett.ca/ Fun. I normally hate things like this. But it's a bit like a flash experiment as a real site, and it works. Wow.

    Monday, September 12, 2005

    Monodot

    http://www.monodot.be

    I've added some of their motion graphics to the display, they also win the best splash page competition.

    Guardian TV Spot

    Don't know if anyone caught this over the weekend, but there's a nice TV ad to go with today's redesigned Guardian. There's a quicktime version here.

    Friday, September 09, 2005

    DTV: Internet TV on your Mac. (And on your PC. Soon.)

    DTV is an app that acts like an internet TV viewer - you can browse available content channels, or download, manage and view any video content on the internet. You can also create your own channels out of existing video, and subscribe to and automatically download new content. Some of the cooler features are: • Supports 'seamless' BitTorrent & HTTP downloads (haven't checked this out yet) • Suports RSS, so you can subscribe to existing RSS video feeds • Currently supports all Quicktime-compatible media, will soon support AVIs, Flash, Real, and Windows media. Oh, and: • Totally free and open source Haven't explored fully, but maybe we could use this for our display screen... Check out the site

    It's a Nokia but it's not a phone!

    http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,,74866,00.html

    Thursday, September 08, 2005

    Video game advert repository

    http://gameads.gamepressure.com/ Pretty amazing site. You can view almost any ad for any game on there. The viewing feature is well organised, and everything's available to download. Don't know if they've had any conversation about copyright... Lots of good/weird creative work Highlights: Katamari Damacy fold-up Mario, School's out Golf/Porn