, 00:44 -
“That was easy.” It is a silly thing to post, but it amused me while i was in Staples waiting in line with a friend. And i’ve always had this soft spot for big red buttons… (long story short, some day my car will have a flip panel red eject button. many ideas what i may do, or not do)… and that human nature iressistability to pushing it. What is that all about? So here is the Staples $4.99 “EASY button” about 4” in diameter and made in plastic, another bizarre manifestation of a marketing ploy for the xmas season… see the fun commercials too. B/c somedays you just need an easy button.
UPDATE! I actually got hands on with an EASY button, FACIL button, and Yahoo! INSTA-YODEL button… videos, pics, etc.
, 23:08 -
Bar Codes for visualizing data &Design’s exhibition is focused on “Characterized Design” and essentially created a collection of objects which simplified the functions of the everyday into iconic pieces that are reminiscent of mac icons… (see the power switch if you’re questioning my statement… or the trash can?)
, 20:02 -
Transmit makes ftp-ing a happy shiny experience. What more can i really say. So check out this sweet shirt they’ve put out… for boys and girls! And if you’re not familiar with the folks at Panic and the brilliance they provide for your mac, well… go here.
, 00:29 -
These are hot. Podstar Nano skins… really changing the personality of your device.
, 23:19 -
I love Absolut presents… their design never ceases to amaze and amuse me… and this time i just couldn’t stop giggling when the Absolut Wrap above showed up, such a blatent rip off the smartwraps i kind of wanted earlier, but didn’t feel they were worth paying money for. But for design’s sake, i had to post this.
, 15:10 -
Apple launches new VIDEO IPOD… and remote… READ: me jumping on today’s bandwagon. But its cute, innovative, cutting edge tech… killing off more little 3rd party kiddies, yet so pretty and pushing good design onto stupid tasteless folks… yes, i’m torn. It is so pretty though. Yet part of me is so over it.
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Ahhhh that ambient screensavers for your life/tvs/displays of any sort in full force, in conjunction with Pantone, the color authority… The vid previews are fun, and its interesting to see the companies buying into it so far, as well what they are using it for. Color therapy is coming up these days, and i must admit these are pretty gorgeous for what they are.
*notcot - , 01:02 -
OOOH major mac update, and now for windows users too… and i wish my bluetooth phone hadn’t fallen in the washing machine… MANY more phones now supported as well… but all of you who haven’t need to play with this and let me know how its working. As well as how nice the major upgrades are….
, 16:58 -
Yay. just stuck it in the ps2. that’s all for now. you know you want it. more to come later. but just excited for the moment.
, 14:15 -
A bit of opposite to the mini sd-usb card… but still fun in that funky, playful, toys meet some form of function? Mimoco.
, 18:39 -
SD card, where you can fold it and stick it into any USB port. This innovative design is such a problem solver… taking the need for card readers or cables out of the equation, making use of already used useless space… efficient, multifunctional, brilliant. Read more here.
p.s. this would also beat any of the tiniest USB keys in portability and size…
, 05:11 -
Designer hearing aids? It’s about time. The boundaries of design need to be pushed everywhere… This is from a new exhibit called Hearwear opening at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London this week. The show is a collaboration between the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), design magazine, Blueprint, and creative agency Wolff Olins. I find the “Goldfish” particularly fascinating for its ability to instant-replay the last 10 seconds of sound… maybe elminating many of the “what?”s that come up in conversation? unless of course this means to hear the last ten seconds you just missed ten more… ah the recursive problem that might evolve.
, 14:00 -
80gigs for 200$ I’ve been on the market for a new portable ext hd, and prices have been coming down nicely… always love the small ones, and La Cie’s new SAFE drive is not only small physically and large in capacity, but it also has fingerprint protection for your data. Very tempting. Dimensions : 5.43 x 3.15 x 0.98 in / 138 x 80 x 25 mm. Weight : 200g. See more here, it’s shipping in July.
, 11:19 -
“Enronic attempts to take the first steps toward such an exploratory data environment for e-mail corpora, using the Enron e-mail corpus as a motivating data set.”
Being excavated and exiled from corporaworld, it’s interesting to see it examined so scientifically. It all seems so, useless. The data is attractive though, from a distance. And the capability to download the entire SQL database of Enron emails, whoa.
, 13:39 -
VASH (Variable Attitude Submersible Hydrofoil) aka Bionic Dolphin… excerpts from Gizmag
It will soon be sold in watersports stores, enabling adventurers worldwide to experience underwater flight! The Bionic Dolphin was conceived in 1974 by Thomas A. Rowe (Doc to you), though prototype development did not begin until 1988 and the first prototype, “Noland Won” did not make its first historic “flight” until September 7, 1992 at Oak Bottom Marina on Whiskeytown Lake in Northern California. It was, according to Discover Magazine, “the aqueous parallel to the Wright Brothers’ achievement: underwater flight.”
From Aerospace engineering to submersible dolphin contraption… Rowe has come a long way. This arcticle is worth a read, even if only to see more incredible images.