WiGig will be in your future SD cards

January 31, 2012

What is WiGig you are asking? WiGig is an alliance that completed a multi-gigabit 60Ghz wireless specification.

It means that WiGig enables wireless transfer rates more than ten times faster than today’s fastest wireless LAN, and it’s completely backward compatible with existing WiFi devices.

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Panasonic is now in the process of jamming the functionality into SD cards set to arrive next year and they already have a working prototype that they showed off at DigInfo.

Photos and videos were effortlessly send to secondary displays and played without any glitches. According to them a whole DVD can be transferred in under a minute.

But check it out in action here and be surprised by how much it looks like Amnesia Connect Smile

@maniac13


Amazing liquid art

January 20, 2012

German Photographer Marcus Reugels takes pictures of water droplets refracting an image behind them, making them each appear to contain a world or Batman or Spiderman.

How he says on his website, every droplet is a unique piece of art. Pretty amazing

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Check out his other work, which he says was not manipulated with Photoshop at all.

@maniac13


Share pretty pictures with Instagram

October 14, 2010

Last week saw the launch of the free micro-photo-blogging (coined) iPhone/iPod app Instagram, which allows to to quickly share pictures from your iDevice to share with friends through Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr and the application itself. In that time, it has reportedly been downloaded over 100K times.

Instagram works like a streamlined Tumblr, managing the photo snapping, titling and even location tagging through the Foursquare API. In addition to making the whole photo-sharing thing quick and easy, Instagram lets you apply one of a whole bunch of image filters that make your shots look all arty/old and suprisingly not naff.

The shot above is one I took fairly recently.

Check it out!


THE most dedicated piece of consumer generated content ever. Age time lapse 17 yrs in the making.

June 8, 2009

“Incredible dedication” – the only way to describe Dan Hanna who for the last 17 years has religiously taken 2 images of himself every day using a home made rig. Before you watch, just remember this started long before digital cameras were around…

Here’s the rig below, which Dan carried with him, even on holidays.

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The rig dismantled below – you can see how Dan rotates himself by about 1 degree every day, so a full year means one complete rotation.

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Read a lot more about the project here.
http://www.danhanna.com/aging_project/p.html

It’s a great read. Thank you Dan for sharing – it really is an amazing piece of work.


Seeing space from a balloon

March 23, 2009

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4 students and their teacher proved that you don’t need Google’s billions or the BBC weather centre’s resources to get to the stratosphere.

Building the electronic sensor components from scratch they managed to send their heavy duty £43 latex balloon to the edge of space and take photos and readings of its ascent.

They took some pretty cool pictures that you can see here.

I found this first here, but you can get some more information here.


Photos That Look Like They’re Photoshopped But Are Not

December 8, 2008

i found this post of pics that look like they have been photoshopped but supposedly they aren’t. Now i can’t proof that but some of these shots are just amazing.

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There a plenty more to look at here.


Scrapblog – Great web 2.0 Flash Application

October 17, 2008

www.scrapblog.com : I’ve seen a lot of browser based flash ‘applications’ over the years – you know trying to emulate the desktop experience inside a web page… but few have cut the mustard. They tend to be slow, clunky, buggy and miss out on the detail such as keyboard shortcuts. Scrapblog (which you use to put photo albums together) is an exception to the norm and is really quite outstanding. Even CTRL-Z (undo) worked. Go play. Then you can order a 20 page hardback version for about US$35. Pretty good deal we thought.

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Scrapblog has a very well executed Flash interface. 

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