Reading like a comment from @AdamBuxton's BUG show, I noticed this stickie tucked amongst the meticulously created false identies on one of the iPads in the Apple shop. It and must have taken the confused author quite a while to type out, unless it is sort of Apple strategy to appease the worries of potential buyers who weren't sure YOU HAVE TO PAY. MEAN SWOP PLUS PAY EXTRA.
Marshall Barnes, R&D Eng, is working on the Verdrehung Fan(TM) which involves effecting time with specially synthesized electromagnetic fields. Meanwhile, the plan from Ronald L. Mallett, PhD utilises a rotating ring laser generating a gravitational field that then twists space and time.
3D printer tech continues to get more and more interesting - here's a very lo-fi experiment in printing a record. And a bonus record made of ice below... Details at createdigitalmusic.com, via @ian_vine
Alex (Bill not Ted) Winter's new doc looking at Napster... funny how olde world it all looks now
Jony Ive has been knocking out self-congratulatory videos for a full 15 years now.
With the final digital switch off taking place today, Ceefax is a thing of the past.
The Portishead man talks through his keyboard colletion. Nice osciallation there, Ade. (via @factmagazine)
Interesting TED talk from Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix, taking in Bob Dylan and Steve Jobs
new family of analogue micro (120 mm x 72 mm x 28 mm) ribbon synths from Korg
A deep geek into the mind of the pro-coder here: Clouds is a documentary shot with a Microsoft Kinect sensor attached to a digital SLR exploring the beauty of code
MIDI madness for iPad: an "Organic MIDI Controller Builder"
to make you feel slightly more obsolete than you did 5 minutes ago
want to play Angry Birds in a Minority Report style? Leap Motion might be the answer
Interesting article at io9 about wacky 1969 plans for a million man city, stretching from New York to California, 100 metres off the ground.
The BBC has plans to let you purchase digital TV downloads to keep, just after broadcast - sounds like a decent solution
new mono-function phone (you can make calls on it) on sale at Colette
Skateboarding's probably pretty close to porn when it comes to using advances in film technology. Check out this quick how-to about mounting a mini GoPro HD camera under a skateboard, from @RideChannel's excellent In Focus series.
A peek inside Burlington, the UK's secret underground nuclear bunker/town in Wiltshire built during the second world war. Comes with its own railway station, pub, BBC studio and lots of desks so you can keep up with all that post-apocalyse paper work
Personally, I'd still prefer a fusion powered model.
35mm movie camera from the Lomo team and their ongoing "what is digital?" theme
For you retro heads out there ....a cassette recreation app for your iPhone. No word on whether hi-speed dubbing is supported.
today's "a lot of time on my hands" entry - Super Mario Bros rendered in 64 pixels
Visit amazing site Another Earth for a double sided browser that lets you compare any area of the earth, even setting left and right to different areas of time - for example to compare the effects of the recent Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami disaster.
update to the Sky Player coming Jul 6 - Sky Go, sounds like it's more iPad friendly etc
With the impending release of Google's online-only Chrome OS netbooks, they seem to be attempting to get us into the concept with a free Angry Birds plug-in for anyone using the Chrome Browser. Bizarrely, it also works fine in Safari. The only advantage to using Chrome seems to be that you can play .....offline.
the Silent Film Director iPhone app is still free today (in case you want to shoot in black and white without sound). Comes w "Evil Plan FX"
A pretty could-be-cool demo for 3D on the iPad, which uses the camera to deduce where the viewer is and adjust accordingly. Not good for that social, shared viewing experience...
The BBC are dumping the previous hard-copy iteration of their time-capsule "Domesday Project" for a more modern format. I have no doubt that "A Website" has about as little life-span as "A Laser Disk" - as Toby Anstis illustrates below.
New tech-paranoia doc from Adam Curtis (Power Of Nightmares), 23 May BBC2
Jubru's great collection of blank tape inserts spotted by CNRTH - corporate art at its finest. amazing how many are instantly recognisable to my taping head. must dig out that Walkman 45 tape I've still got somewhere
Attention skate-punkers. Ever wondered what that obscure Fugazi track on the 20 Years of Dischord compilation is? (It's good!) Or whether the second Evens album was any better than the first? (No!) Dischord now have their extensive catalogue on Spotify, giving you easy access to Fugazi, Minor Threat, French Toast, Dag Nasty and dozens of others ...so you can listen for yourself.
2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPod and amid the possibility that the original style is on the way out in favour of the touch models, Mac Rumors has a pretty amusing link to their forum - dating back to the day of the original announcement. It's an iLol.
I'm struggling to send video from iPad to Apple TV, but this guy has his own solution. iPhone > Times Square. Wireless.
I thought this was an Onion spoof when I first saw it, but apparently the Nazis were shooting in 3D as far back as 1936 - 16 years before Hollywood first started its tedious flirtation with the gimmick.
They probably invented it so they could shoot Iron Sky in the format.
We reported on the simulated mission to Mars in April 2009 - and now after a two week simulated holiday on the red planet, our trusty simulated astronauts are heading back, for a simulated landing in November 2011.
Via Engadget (including simulation joke)
P.S. Don't miss their write up on the 100 Year Starship initiative to send ageing astronauts on a one-way mission to Mars by 2030.
turn your iPhone into a slightly more complicated camera with this TurtleJacket add-on
"Turtle Jacket turns your iPhone into a unique multi-purpose digital camera. There are 2 tripod mounts, 2 strap holes and a 37mm thread (female) for conversion lenses."
Google's Babelfish gizmo now comes in app format for iPhone - allowing you to stick a mic in the face of some innocent Japanese person and translate what they are saying to you. Or vice versa.
Android version here.
What's so special about a cheesy ad with some slow motion fruit?
...but only in Spanish for now. Amazing video of an augmented reality app that converts written text between English and Spanish. In reality it's apparently not quite as slick as the video, but not far off.
Ever since Shazam wowed the world with their call-this-premium-number-to-ID-some-music trick, I've been wondering when the concept will expand to other searches - such as faces, book covers, posters and more. Google goggles does that through their Google App.
Only problem is, if it's a book cover you can probably already tell what it is, by the power of eyes. Check out two tests below of stuff in my office. Goggles ID'd Jennifer Aniston OK, but for some reason they think the Chimpomatic logo belongs to The Misfits...
v interesting photography blog: guess the lighting
"Armed with only a wacom tablet, less-than-mediocre drawing skills and an acute sense of smell, professional photographer Ted Sabarese guesses how individual images were lit by other photographers and then sketches corresponding lighting diagrams. It's what you always wanted to know but didn't know who to ask."