Monday, August 31, 2009

Disney buys Marvel in $4bn deal

BBC NEWS | Business | Disney to buy Marvel in $4bn deal: "'Disney is the perfect home for Marvel's fantastic library of characters given its proven ability to expand content creation and licensing businesses,' said Marvel chief executive Ike Perlmutter.
'This is an unparalleled opportunity for Marvel to build upon its vibrant brand and character properties by accessing Disney's tremendous global organization and infrastructure around the world,' he added."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Loch Ness Monster Seen on Google Earth?

Security guard Jason Cooke claims that he has found the Loch Ness Monster using the mapping software Google Earth.
The image of the Loch Ness on Google Earth shows a large unknown object with four legs.
Critics claim the object is simply a boat, however Loch Ness researchers plan to investigate the photos further.
Loch Ness Monster Google Earth
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Monday, August 24, 2009 - show your recent Twitter status inside's sidebar - show your recent Twitter status inside's sidebar
A service that lets you post your recent twitter updates to your wall.
Just enter your username and paste the code it generates to your profile sidebar.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Open Souce FriendFeed in the works
Create a free and open client and server for Friendfeed-like social networks, based of version 2 of the FriendFeed API and consisting of stream aggregation, asynchronus relationships, and serendipitous content discovery.
This would be an awesome thing especially if it were built with included like Evan states in the group post here
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

FlipClips : Custom Flip Books made from Your Digital Video Clips

Preserve special moments with much more than just a photo! Turn your digital video clips into paper flipclips to carry with you, send and share!

Start by uploading a video under 30 seconds in length. accepts most common digital video formats,
including MOV/QT, AVI, DV, MPEG4, MPEG2, Motion JPEG, and 3GPP.

FlipClips : Custom Flip Books made from Your Digital Video Clips!

I know it seems silly to say "Hey! I want my video I just recorded in book form." But what a cool idea!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kidrobot DUNNY Custom Toys

Dunny is an action figure made of soft, smooth vinyl. Dunny was created to be customized in a broad variety of styles by diverse artists working in different mediums. We think Dunny is the world's greatest toy. Have fun collecting Dunny!
Kidrobot DUNNY
Thought this was a cool idea. The same toy, custom decorated by different artists to see what they come up with.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

a cereal bowl made from a paper towel and half a Starbucks straw

"a cereal bowl made from a paper towel and half a Starbucks straw"

Perfect for snacking at your desk.
View the step by step instructions here.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Body Paint by Mehmet Akten

"Body Paint" Installation at "Clicks or Mortar", March 2009 from Memo Akten on Vimeo.

“Body Paint” by Mehmet Akten is an inter­ac­tive instal­la­tion and per­for­mance allow­ing users to paint on a vir­tual can­vas with their body, inter­pret­ing ges­tures and dance into evolv­ing compositions.Cus­tom soft­ware ana­lyzes live feed from infra-red cam­eras in real-time, and con­verts shape and motion into col­ors, drips and brush-strokes. The soft­ware was writ­ten in C++ using the open-source toolkit open­Frame­works and com­puter vision library openCV.
Body Paint by Mehmet Akten | flylyf

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