Friday, September 29, 2006

Friday fun

The English-to-12-Year-Old-AOLer Translator

This translator will take what you write in it and turn it into the manner a 12-year-old AOLer would write it. Type in what you want translated and then click the button.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sense mapping

Another variation on the theme...
New York City Smell Map
People assign different smell labels according to the various unsavoury scents found on the New York City underground subway.

Flickr map

in a similar vein to wikimapia: looks like if your camera has gps settings, your photo gets added there. gps test – look at the additional information bit on this page:

High-Definition Video -- Bad For Consumers, Bad For Hollywood

Cory Doctorow has written this article about DRM and the future (or not) of of HD television. There are details about technologies that Hollywood wants to put (or is already putting) in that expensive TV you just bought, as well as the numerous drawbacks (ie. "Sony's first generation of Blu-Ray DVD drives *won't play Blu-Ray movies*") of the DRM future...


You might think that google maps is pretty hot but Wikimapia have put a little bit of a spin on things. Check it out over here. Looks pretty normal right? Well there are two things in the menu that make it that bit better.
  • You can search via TAG
  • You can link it to your GPS
Im sure as I get used to it there will be more. But looking good so far.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

If you like Simpsons...

You'll also like:

Futurama -

Family Guy -

South Park -


Any bets on how long until this, and Daily Motion (the host of most of these), gets shut down with a nice fat lawsuit?

All Simpsons episodes ever

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

What's playing on US radio - mapped in realtime

Cool visualisation. Be nice if you could click the titles though.




Olympus Makes World's Smallest DSLR

(not actual size...) "With the release of the E-400 Olympus has announced the smallest and lightest DSLR ever made. At just 130 x 91 x 53mm and a bulimic 380g it is around two thirds the width and half the weight of a regular DSLR" No price yet, but interesting: click click

Ipod PRO 2005 XP - Human Ear Professional Edition (With Subscription)

Excellent video made by a Microsoft employee. It imagines the design process that would take place if Microsoft were to design the iPod box. Although it pokes gentle fun, the video is pretty well made, and genuinely interesting from a packaging and branding point of view.

Monday, September 18, 2006


Where to find some free Wifi in London... For example it seems like youre sorted if you are near to Upper street in Islington. Its now one long Hotspot provided by the council.

Friday, September 15, 2006

7 ways people search the web

7 ways people search the web
Originally uploaded by hobart65.
OK, it's a digital team challenge. Please email me 1 or more pictures of what you think these people look pic wins a £2 item of choice from the local newsagent

The Pornhound - for porn
The Manhunter - for people
The Shopper - for deals
The Obsessive - for specific things, repeatedly
The Omnivore - for a little bit of everything
The Newbie - by accident
The Basket Case - for therapy

Dogs + Cars = Barking See also:

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Light emitting textiles!

Phillips have come up with these light emtting textiles by sticking LEDs into fabric or something - see internet for more info.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Microsoft Max

Still in beta, but worth noting that Microsoft is trying to compete with Picasa... you can read a bit more about it here...

Friday, September 08, 2006

amazonunbox launches

Download TV and film from Amazon in the US.
Proprietary software and DRM alerts all over the shop - check Digg for more.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Inspirational business posters

I've actually seen the originals of these in the offices of a well-known online travel company (air, hotel, car etc.).



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