An old episode of Computer Chronicles, made possible in part by Hewlett-Packard. “One thing on the net is [that] you spend a lot of time waiting.” Videocassette copy available for $32.50.
I like this ad, all in all. Three things that got me: The S Beam duo from 0:10-0:16 and the “wheeee” at 0:26 The guy flying across the floor at 0:40 (amazingly accurate physics) The guy who reveals an Apple tattoo on his chest at 0:49 There are some mistakes, but most people won’t care [...]
In this Jim Handy motion picture from the 1930′s titled “Around The Corner,” an enthusiastic narrator and the Chevrolet Sales Team Band demonstrate how a clever combination of gears allows us to steer our cars left and right. Bring in the trumpets!
Effective, memorable, and fun. Well done.
I laughed when I read the headline, and I have to agree. Sean Hollister, The Verge: With Windows 8, touchscreens are more relevant than ever before. However, some pundits have long believed that a touchscreen simply doesn’t belong on a laptop. Sometimes, they quote Steve Jobs. “Touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical.” That’s Jobs in [...]
Notice the lack of a “sequences shortened” disclaimer. It’s pretty much this fast. Wow. Siri’s “checking on that…” and “checking my sources…” messages suddenly became less excusable.
I’m a sophomore college student, and I haven’t used a laptop in about a year and half. Crazy right? I haven’t written about this yet, but a few weeks before starting my freshman year of college I decided to replace my aging laptop (which only lasted 30 minutes on a full charge) not with a [...]
Loren Brichter in an interview with Macstories’ Federico Viticci on his newly-launched (and very popular) word game, Letterpress: F: … I was reminded of Clear several times upon playing Letterpress. Mainly because you basically got rid of as much UI as possible. Was that a deliberate choice, or did it just come natural? LB: The style [...]
Look at the size of that gigabyte.
These filmmakers, game-makers, and musician have a really special kind of genius. Recently made available on Netflix. Also on iTunes and Steam. Not on Cable.
“Tech is so much more than just engineering.” “Yeah, it’s an ecosystem.” Oh No. “People have been intimidated because this package generally doesn’t come with a brain” Oh Crap No.
Yesterday afternoon, Jamie Hyneman, co-host of Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel, held a Reddit AMA or “Ask Me Anything” session. Adam Savage held one about a week ago as well. In AMAs, Redditors are able to ask the host absolutely anything they’d like to know more about, and the host responds to whichever questions they [...]
http://youtu.be/A1Rc4MDmr8o Yeah, this one’s good. I can imagine someone watching this on their TV and thinking to themselves, “yeah, that does kinda make sense.” It’s the kind of self-implanting idea that might pop into one’s head when they go to their local AT&T or Verizon store. Good. But Cheeeeeeeeeeeeee—eeeeeeese? Eh. And Samsung’s newest ad (while kinda [...]
If you haven’t heard about Caine’s Arcade before, watch the original viral video here. Caine is a 10-year-old kid living in Los Angeles who gradually built up his own cardboard arcade in his Dad’s auto parts shop. The elaborate arcade is an amazing reminder of the kinds of things a kid’s imagination is capable of. [...]
Matthew Inman hilariously executes the plan he laid out a month ago.
One of my favorite iOS games, Osmos, now has local & online multiplayer via Game Center. It works surprisingly well: just search for an opponent and within a few seconds you’re playing in real-time with another human. Nice.
Classic 8-bit games reduced down to their bare essential colors & layouts. Clever work by Ty Lettau, prints available at Society6.
A neat little idea that (unfortunately) probably won’t be available in stores (imagine how bad a dirty, plastic Swiffer version would look).
Last weekend I took a day trip with my family to Danbury Fair Mall to check out the very first Microsoft Store in New England. Unfortunately I wasn’t there for the Grand Opening on June 24th, but Adam Lein of Pocketnow covered that spectacle quite nicely (with some great video coverage too). (Video from Adam [...]
Really well done Google. You did it right. For all the moments that matter before, during and after
Wow. People will love this. Expect citizen journalism to become a whole lot more prevalent when this hits Google+’s mobile apps. A standout feature for sure.
Samsung, I’m sorry, but you don’t tell people that your phone “follows your every move”, “keeps track of loved ones” and “waits till you’re asleep”. You just don’t. I don’t care if it’s designed for humans; if it’s going to stalk me & my family and watch me as I fall asleep I’m not putting [...]
Ellis Hamburger writing for The Verge in a comparison of all the major iPad styli currently available: The Wacom Bamboo is highlighted by FiftyThree (the company behind Paper) in its website and video for a reason: it’s the best stylus you can buy for your iPad. It’s beautiful in a modern yet understated way, only taking what [...]
Totally unrelated to anything I write about, but nice nonetheless.
A great comic by the Doghouse Diaries. Be sure to read the rollover text as well. Such a keen observation.