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Skydiving Chevrolet Sonic

This is an unconventional "ad" (if it can even be called that) from a field that is notoriously stodgy. It's almost magical, quite artistic and doesn't really have a point, but it sure is a nice way to spend three minutes. It has a certain poetry to it and it does show the car in […]

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Legitmix - Song Sampling Overlay on Your Music

Rappers and DJs are frequent practicioners of sampling, which is essentially taking someone else's music, breaking it down, stitching the snippets together, and overlaying vocals or other sounds on top. This has been common practice for decades now, and the inherent legal issues have been around just as long. Is it fair to take somebody […]

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Google Keeps Pushing Mobile Sites

Usage of mobile internet is expanding rapidly, and Google has long been at the fore of that charge. With Google, one must always look for the ulterior motive, and I suspect that in this case it's to consolidate their stranglehold on mobile search - in the U.S. Google owns about 65% of the desktop search […]

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Finally, a Clever Use of QR Codes

QR codes are comically misunderstood and misused in the most gimmicky ways, from using them on webpages that have nothing to do with mobile content (thanks, but we have this thing called a link already) to billboards along the highway (what a great time to whip out my cellphone and take a picture!). I would […]

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AppleTV - A Real Television This Time

Much like thermostats, television has been rather stagnant beyond the inevitable hardware and tech upgrades. The UX side of it hasn't really changed since the days of the old corded remote. Apple is all about the user interface and apparently they will be building televisions soon: Alternative remote ideas floated by Apple included a wireless […]

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Jobs' Lack of License Plate Explained at Last

The mystery Mr. Jobs took to his grave has finally been solved. It turns out that Steve quite liked the idea of being different (recall the¬†"think different"¬†slogan so regularly used by Apple) and discovered a perfectly legal way to permanently drive without a number plate. Steve (or someone close to him) spotted a loophole in […]

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Microsoft's Vision of the Future

MS has been making videos predicting future tech for a while now, and have just released 2011's "update". The year in question is 2019, and I must say that their projections seem rather conservative, if anything. It seems like almost everything in the video is, if not possible with current tech, seemingly no more than […]

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A Modern Thermostat From the iPod's Hardware Designer

We recently replaced our conventional thermostats with supposedly modern programmable ones, and I was shocked at how antiquated they are. They look (and work) like something that was cobbled together on a Friday afternoon by an intern on a hangover. Programming them is difficult, and they manage to be crude and excessively complex at the […]

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Android 4 Supports Game Controllers

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich, adhering to Google's snack-based naming convention of its mobile OS) will allow input via gamepad, per Engadget via Googler Romain Guy. Combined with game emulators and purpose-built phone games, you can have a solid gaming experience not only at your fingertips, but at home with a controller and viewed on […]

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