8-bit hybrid illustrations
If you ever thought what it would be like to mashup some of your favorite old school 8-bit video games together you are in luck. Here are some illustrations made by Aled Lewis. The Mario - Streefighter one is pretty cool I must say! Which one is your favorite? You can see more 8-bit mashup illustrations by Aled Lewis here. Via Buzzfeed
Impressive: Horses pull truck out of snow
Nothing beats real horse power! Pulling a big milk truck is not an easy task and these four horses seem to do it with no problems. They look like Clydesdales to me, but I am not a horse expert. Anybody know if these are Clydesdales?
The Colour Clock
This clock won’t serve much purpose other than telling time. But it will tell time and look elegant while doing it. A very simple design but what I can imagine as behind the scenes complicated coding, the time will translate into a hexadecimal color which will then display on your screen. Users can go to full screen and leave it running as a screen saver or Mac users can download as a...
Time Lapse: Birth of a pond
Check out this very nice time lapse of a pond being built, start to finish. It’s almost looks like toy trucks moving around. I love the way this was captured. Birth of a Pond Time Lapse from Severnaya.
WHOA, the Megatron tank brought to real life!
When Transformers 2 came out Megatron was in the form of a tank. The tank although very real looking in the movie was all special affects, until now. A Chinese steel master whose name is ‘Iron Legend’ just finished up a real life made out of real steal Megatron Tank. The tank weighs five tons! As you can see from the photos, this thing is insane. I would love to see it actually...
Want: Gameboy iPhone Case
If you like the old school Gameboy and you have an iPhone then you might like this Gameboy iPhone case. It’s a regular iPhone case but looks just like the old style Nintendo Gameboy. I am tired of my old case anyways, so might as well make my next one more fun like this. If you want to get one, you can get it here and it’s only $14.99. source If you are into iPhone accessories,...
Discovery Space Shuttle launch view from the air
If you missed the very last U.S. Space Shuttle launch into space, don’t worry about it because this is a special treat. When the launch was happening in Florida someone on a nearby airplane was able to capture the entire launch on video — from the air. It is a really cool way to see the launch from another point of view. I only wish he was closer! via Boing Boing
Get your WikiLeaks swag on!
WikiLeaks just launched their own online clothing store via Spreadshirt where you can now get your own WikiLeaks swag. You can get t-shirts, bags, sweatshirts and more. As the site says, all proceeds from sales will go to support WikiLeaks.
Happy Anniversary, Zelda
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since The Legend of Zelda was first introduced on Nintendo. I remember as a kid playing it on my NES and just really enjoying it and it being one of my favorite games to play. I had to make it to the next level and keep going. To commemorate the 25th anniversary, a Legend of Zelda illustration was painstakingly created by Pixiv. You can...
Word Press declares war on Tumblr
Did Word Press just declare war on Tumblr? I think so. If you’re a regular user of Tumblr, you know that in the past most notably in December 2010 Tumblr has had some issues with the site being down. Outside of December, the issues are mostly here and there a few mins at a time (not hours on end). But the issues leading up to the Tumblr Catastrophe and shortly thereafter have added up...
Internet to Dictators: GTFO
Unless you have been living under a rock since late last year, you know that the Middle East is in a huge revolution. It started on December 17, 2010 (#Dec17) when Mohamed Bouazizi, Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire in protest of the harassment and humiliation he received from Tunisian officials and Government. This single act of protest sparked the 2011 Tunisian Revolution where over a...
Edge-to-Edge iPhone screen concept design
Max Rudberg came up with what I think it a genius concept design for the iPhone. The concept is for an edge-to-edge screen for maximum visibility. As phones get smaller and smaller, we need all the screen visibility possible! The cool thing of the design is with an increased screen you lose the valuable home button. The solution: use pressure on the sides to squeeze the phone which will take...
Tumblr launches Explore discovery tool
Today Tumblr launched another feature to help with user discovery on the ever so popular blogging platform. The new tool called Explore is located at the very top of every internal Tumblr page (next to Dashboard) which displays Tumblr blogs by Tags. The most “popular and trending tags” will be displayed in real-time in this Explore section. This could potentially give your blog an...
Google Fonts Directory updated
In May 2010 Google announced they were opening up their Fonts API to the public in a directory for web fonts typography. The directory is a resource for web designers to get access to stylish fonts that can be used with CSS vs. using images to achieve a better font style than what can be achieved using normal web fonts. The Google Fonts directory is free to use and the fonts are hosted by...
Video: All of the Tumblr lights
There is a video floating around which looks like it’s trying to catch Tumblr’s attention. Possibly to get the maker of the video to go to SXSW, but to do what exactly? If I had to guess, it would be to live blog the event just like how Tumblr has sent bloggers to events like NYFW. The video shouts out some Tumblr people such as Topher Chris, Editorial Director of Tumblr and others....
Libya goes dark on the Internet via Google
In the past two months the world has watched as Tunisia and Egypt have now successfully had protests to oust their dictator presidents in efforts for a better life. As the world has watched, so have been other countries under a dictatorship such as Libya. On February 17 (#Feb17) Libya started their own protests against their dictator president Moammar Gadhafi. Well folks, shit just got real...
Social Curation is in high demand
A great article I previously highlighted defines curation as a person, or a group of people, engaged in choosing and presenting a collection of things related to a specific topic and context. On the other hand, aggregation employs software (algorithms) and machines (servers) to assemble a collection of things related to a specific topic and context. Social Curation is just another genre of...
Obama met with Technology's elite last night
Last night was the planned meeting with President Obama outside of San Fransisco, CA at John Doerr’s residence with some of the biggest technology names in the world. According to the WSJ the meeting was held so Obama could discuss his competitiveness agenda, and to find new ways the government and private sector can work together to lift the shaky economy. The goal obviously is how can...
PacMan and Rubiks Cube Illusion posters are nutty!
These are some very trippy gaming posters of PacMan and Rubik’s Cube. Both move and shift around depending on your point of view. Be careful you don’t fall over when you are looking at them! via
Add second level of protection to your Gmail
For some Gmail users a typed password is enough protection to get you in and out of your account because if it was hacked or got into the wrong hands the content in your Gmail isn’t a big deal. For many though, you might have pictures, documents, other passwords, sensitive emails, the list goes on that if it went public or was in the hands of someone who wants that information to use it...
Welcome to the Matrix
Remember the movie The Matrix, where the story goes on about how we live in a computer world that were somehow stuck in but there is a reality though that you can escape the matrix and live a normal life. Well, this might seem a bit scary, but we appear to be heading into a matrix like world. Of course I am exaggerating a bit, ok maybe a lot — but my point is after watching this video your...
U.S Govt hacks for Internet Freedom
Yesterday according to the NY Times the U.S. State Department announced a new policy on Internet freedom. The intent is to help people get around barriers on the Internet while making it harder for autocratic governments to use the same technology to repress dissent. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading up the new Internet Freedom policy which has been over a year in the making....
I want: Android Plush Robot
If you are a Google fan or Google Android fan, you might like this. I love Google stuff and ever since Android came out and had the green robot as their mascot sort of speak, I really liked it. I think because it reminds me so much of Domo which I absolutely love! So it is a win for me. Can I haz one? If you want one, you can order here. It will run you $9.99.
The Tron light cycle is now street legal
It appears that there is a street legal version of the Tron light cycle now available to the public. Mashable found a gem here. The light cycle which Hammacher Schlemmer is selling is made after the light [motor] cycle from the 2010 movie Tron Legacy. It looks a bit tough to ride, but I wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to give it a go! Here are some description highlights: Steel frame...
Gmail Mobile stop motion video
Check out the very creative stop motion video created by JESS3. The video was a chance to give life to the Gmail mobile platform through stop motion animation which is 100% paper craft. I can’t imagine having the patience to do this. But that is why the JESS3 Team is the best at design around.
Tetris goes low tech
Who remembers the game Tetris? If you have never played Tetris you are missing out (I embedded a version below). It’s a very fun and addicting game. Well now, Tetris has went low tech sort of speak and now being released as Tetris Link. Tetris Link is a table top game (similar to Connect Four). The game was just announced as part of the 2011 Toy Fair. It’s targeted ages 6 and up...
Wael Ghonim's 60 Mins interview (video)
If you missed the 60 Mins interview segment with Google Executive Wael Ghonim you can see it here in it’s entirety. It’s a great piece on him which answers some questions for me regarding the online social movement which helped spark the Egypt revolution.
Look what happens when you're locked in a Vegas...
Tom Guilmette locked himself in his Vegas hotel room with his brand new Phantom Flex high speed digital cinema camera. He ended up staying up all night shooting 2,564 frames per second. Who knew being locked in a hotel room could be so much fun?
Tumblr launches NYFW and new revenue model
Tumblr just launched a new tracking tag called “NYFW” which is for the New York Fashion Week. NYFW opened yesterday showcasing the Fall 2011 collections for a myriad of designers. Tumblr which has become a blogging platform that is ideal for sharing images and being trendy seems to be a perfect fit for fashion related topics and it looks like Tumblr is taking advantage of that. You...
Google now helps plan weddings
Bridezilla’s have nothing to worry about anymore. Planning a wedding should be easy peasy now. Why, because Google has launched their own Wedding Planning tool and resource center. You can create a free website, edit and share photos, do announcements and a lot more. The new wedding planning site was made in collaboration with renowned wedding planner Michelle Rago. Google even through...
Pixal wall art
I really like this concept wall art idea. It’s a specially designed customizable wall where you can simply rearrange individual blocks (that look like pixals) into any design you want. It’s very creative and sure to be a conversation starter. It’s designed by Amirkhan Abdurakhmanov. source
Now time can really fly
I bet you have never seen a clock like this one. This is a fly eating clock. Not only does it help you get rid of those pesky flies, but it also uses the electrical energy (electrons) from flies to power the clock. The clock uses sticky flypaper so when a fly lands on it, it gets stuck and is rolled to a microbial fuel cell which is scraped and dropped into. The fly then generates enough...
Hosni Mubarak resigns as President of Egypt!
Just announced a few mins ago was that now former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and resigned from the Egyptian presidency. This is a huge victory for the people of Egypt! I am sure people all over the world are proud and inspired on what can be accomplished by determination and will to have a better life. Image via Al Jazeera
First rule of Fight Club - Don't talk about Fight...
I can’t believe this is real. If you thought fight club was just a movie, you’re wrong. If you think that the geeks in Silicon Valley are only about the interwebs and start ups, you’re wrong about that too. This is a story about a real life fight club with real life people letting out aggression and stress of every day life in a cold looking garage with each other going toe to...
Your secrets are no longer safe on your iPhone
This isn’t your ordinary trick to bypass the iPhone lock screen. German researchers show in this video how they were able to bypass the iPhone password lock and access your entire iPhone file records by jail breaking your iPhone, installing an SSH server and targeting the keychain. It’s obviously a very complex and sophisticated way to break into the iPhone, but just goes to show it...
Time lapse video: Atacama Desert
There is something about time lapse videos that I just love. Most of them are just so well made and capture so many moments given to all of us in beautiful video clips. Here is another one where astronomer Jose Francisco Salgado time lapsed photos from the Alma Observatory in Chile. Enjoy. Update: I don’t know why, but this video was deleted. The message from Vimeo says: Sorry,...
Egypt Jan25 Artwork
Recently I noticed some really great artwork emerging surrounding the Egypt protests that started on January 25. As the protests linger on in hopes of change and democracy, people are being inspired all over the world in the form of art. So why not showcase some of what we are all seeing. The art ranges from drawings to cartoons to posters, etc. source source source source source source ...
Facebook news round-up
Theres a good amount of news today just on Facebook alone that is worth mentioning. So I figured why not compile it all into one joyous post of our favorite world dominating social networking site instead of spreading it out over multiple posts! Here we go…. Facebook gets new diggs Yesterday sources leaked photos of the new Facebook property they will be moving into. The previous...
Google's Wael Ghonim's first words since being...
Earlier today it was reported that the Google employee Wael Ghonim was freed from being detained by the Egyptian Govt for his involvement in the Jan25 Egyptian protests. There is a new video that was literally just posted to YouTube of him speaking his first public words to media since being freed. You can clearly see how tired and drained he is from the ordeal. Translation: Firstly,...
Who is the Google employee in Egypt, Wael Ghonim?
First off there is good news - Wael Ghonim the Google employee who has been missing in Egypt shortly after the Jan25 protests began has been freed. Wael Ghonim is an Egyptian Internet activist, computer engineer and the Head of Marketing of Google Middle East and North Africa since January 2010. But why would the Egyptian Govt want to detain him after the Jan25 protests began? According to some...
Groupon's semi-controversial Super Bowl ads
Today is the big day. Super Bowl Sunday! All the best ads of the year are premiered during the Super Bowl, at a high price too. Groupon is partaking and has some ads of their own. Their ads are border-line controversial. I wouldn’t say they are all that bad, but have caused some waves already because they make light of some sensitive issues world wide such as saving the whales or saving...
The ultimate iPhone case
Do you think your iPhone case is sturdy? Is it able to withstand accidents if you drop it? How about a bullet? Standard cases aren’t built to last; they help, but in most cases won’t help you for continuous rough situations. Unless you have this military grade case designed by Jon Eicher. The iPhone is encased in a military grade, patented shock and vibration absorbing...
Al Jazeera website up 222% in the past 7 days
On January 25 when the people of Egypt decided they no longer wanted to be under an oppressing dictatorship the world tuned in. Here in the U.S., we all went to our regular places to view news. CNN, NBC, ABC or online to Huffington Post or CNN online, wherever. But one news source has come through this entire crisis with amazing coverage, outshining their U.S. counterparts. That is Al...
How I made a kick-ass menu using only CSS
Earlier I was thinking I need a good menu on my AllShare Blog. Wasn’t sure what to do, then I thought — why not have something that expands on hover? So it’s tucked away a bit but visible, then if the user hovers over the menu it opens to show whatever I wanted. So I got to work. It’s pretty simple in hindsight and only took me a few mins to write up, but maybe an hour...
Egypt, Viva la Revolucion!
The people of Egypt are in the middle of a revolution. I have been compelled to follow the demonstrations and reports closely. I can’t do much from here in the U.S., but wanted to show my support in some way. So why not with something cool? I immediately thought, Rage Against the Machine (one of the best bands ever!). I used one of their famous images as I thought it was perfect for the...
The Daily indexed on Tumblr, for free
You know that hyped up exclusive online newspaper made solely for the iPad? Oh yeah, it’s called The Daily — that thing. Well, did you know you can get to all the articles indexed on Tumblr, for free? Yeah, you don’t need to pay or have an iPad. You can read the articles directly from your desktop (or smart phone via web) without paying a dime. Guess Murdoch didn’t...
Hackers fight back in support of Egypt...
As the turmoil thickens in Egypt, an unlikely supporter has came to the demonstrators defense. The loosely organized group Anonymous has come to their aid in some sense of the word. Although they can’t do much, they have taken it upon themselves to DDOS the Ministry of Information site and President Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party site on Wednesday. The National Democratic...
Forgot your password? Not a problem!
These days with the Internet so prevalent in every day society and security being such a big issue, passwords have become something that I will put bluntly; a pain in the ass! I have so many. I try to have a few to choose from for different things, but over the years and forced password changes and so many websites I forget them. I do keep a log of them hidden away some place safe, that is...
Egypt comes back online as violence erupts
Today according to the Wall Street Journal the Egyptian Govt unblocked the Internet so that everyone should be able get back online now in Egypt. If you check the Google Transparency Report which shows Internet traffic to Google you will see that traffic spiked today and Egyptians are in fact back online. This is great as the world hopefully can now get more images, videos and first hand...
Are infographics hurting the Internet?
Steve and Allen from lesseverthing.com posted a humorous infographic about how infographics are “ruining the Internet”. Obviously there is a lot of sarcasm and humor in their post but they have a point they were trying to make which is that publishers are getting lazy and are preferring infographics to text posts. The reason: “Infographs are usually very pretty, but it’s...