Monthly Archives: December 2010

Facelift for mint.com

The updated look at mint.com is nice, if a little heavy handed in their endorsement of Apple. The real story here, is that they have opened up their data to passerby on the web. Now you can try to make your own insights like the ones found here: Mint Opens Up Its Data: See How [...]

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Designspiration

Check out designspiration.net; it’s the new ffffound, except you can filter on specific tags like architecture, logo, type, and so on. You can also filter on color, which is really cool. Catch it now before it starts getting filled up with porn!

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Prototypes for discoverable services in public space

urbanode.net I can’t get enough of these ‘futurecasts’. Possible scenarios where designers/technologists think out loud about the potential impact digital devices can have. These guys, VURB, come at it from an urban planning perspective. I’m excited to live in this potential future, are you? The Urbanode project, a research partnership with Digitale Pioneers, begins the [...]

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Bigshot

Check out this ingenious idea that tricks kids into learning! Originally developed at Columbia University’s Computer Vision Lab. Even the social version has the premise of learning (geography at least) baked right in there. Looks like they don’t have support from a major manufacturer yet, here’s hoping!. The Camera For Education Bigshot is an educational [...]

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Visualizing Friendships (facebook)

Another crazy data visualization using R. After a few minutes of rendering, the new plot appeared, and I was a bit taken aback by what I saw. The blob had turned into a surprisingly detailed map of the world. Not only were continents visible, certain international borders were apparent as well. What really struck me, [...]

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Read Write Web’s top 10 developments in the Internet of Things for the year

Top 10 Internet of Things Developments of 2010 Internet of Things (IoT) is a term for when everyday ordinary objects are connected to the Internet via microchips. The technologies include sensors, RFID and smartphone standards like NFC. The use cases are still evolving, but over 2010 we saw large organizations like HP and IBM build [...]

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A Breath of Life

This is an expedition involving the artificial study of plant life. Ten propagated flowers from a living plant. Each flower has a ‘death state’, until human interaction triggers its ‘life state’ and just for a brief moment, you may recapture the flowers in full bloom. When the viewer blows into the specimen jars, each flower [...]

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Nexus S

google.com/nexus Official Google Blog Techcrunch Review Nexus S is the first smartphone to feature a 4” Contour Display designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand and along the side of your face. It also features a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, front and rear facing cameras, 16GB of internal memory, and NFC (near field [...]

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Best of the Digital Decade

http://www.oneclub.org/digitaldecade The One Club invited top digital creatives to cull the best interactive work from from the past decade of One Show Interactive winners. Over 75 pieces were nominated, judges voted for their favorites, and the top ten pieces were determined. The following pieces charted the course of the Digital Decade (2000-2010) with work that [...]

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