Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Infinity Camera

cam.jpgAnother “Droste effect” picture, on the concept of “4.0 mega pixels”. Nicely done. A very clean image and cool to look at too.  Just click on the picture to see the full image.

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How The Beijing Olympics Created Their Logo

Nice political statement with this cartoon series. I’ve heard a number of stories questioning the Chinese government’s approach to preparing for the games including moving people from their homes and businesses without much if any warning. There’s probably still a lot of rough stuff going on over there. This cartoon may help us remember that as we watch the games.

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Now it Will Actually Be a Green Monster!

The Red Sox have announced that they are planning to go green!  There aren’t a lot of details in this article from the Boston Herald, but it sounds like they’re willing to try some fun stuff, including audience participation.

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Drawing on Air

Would love to try this out. By putting on a virtual reality mask, holding a stylus in one hand and a tracking device in the other, an artist can draw 3D objects in the air with unprecedented precision. Nice.

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3 Most Amazing 3D Street Artists in the World

This stuff is wild! Do you normally think of graffiti as subversive art spray-painted illegally on the walls of a city? Some artists, including Edgar Mueller, Julian Beever and Kurt Wenner, defy that stereotype, painting and chalking openly on city streets and sidewalks. Check out these brief bios with 20 amazing images of their work from around the world!

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Iceland phasing out fossil fuels for clean energy

Looks like the car companies are putting clean energy “on ice” after all…in Iceland. Check out how Iceland hopes to be completely free of fossil fuels in the not too distant future.

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Google backs private Moon landing

Search giant Google is offering a $30m prize pot to private firms that land a robot rover on the Moon. This ought to be quite a creative exercise. Can someone do it for less than 30 million dollars? These kinds of competitions seem to spur creativity, so this should be interesting.

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Fix a broken iPhone glass screen for $5.

This guy apparently had an iPhone screen break on him in his pocket. It’s a quick read and shows some mod inventiveness in order to return his iPhone to functional status. Nice work.

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An Even Deeper Review of Apple’s iPod touch

With the lowest rating yet issued to an iPod, this massive, truly complete review of the iPod touch leaves no stone unturned: comparative screen quality, battery, audio, and video tests with photographs and videos will help you decide whether your money’s better spent on another iPod – or saved for a better model next year.

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iPod Touch – Good In the Face of Greatness

A good Gizmodo review of the new iPod. When looking at the it, you have a choice: you can either see it as an evolutionary leap for iPod, or a slight downgrade from iPhone. I think overall it may be a third option… a downgrade for iPod. You gain a thinner shell, up to 16GB of storage, and you get the touch functionality…but you lose a bunch of apps, the phone, and some other surprising things. A nice summary of features missing or changes made.

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