Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category

Blendr – geosocial networking

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Hey I had an idea very similar this a few months ago. Looks like someone already had it. As usual;) Still it’s a good one. Especially for the dating community, late saturday night in some seedy bar…

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/Baek

Google Wallet is here… almost

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

So they announced it. They’re testing it in San Francisco. Basically it works with Near Field Communication (NFC). So you just… buy a coke, hold your phone over the sensor – and it withdraws the money from your Mastercard. Smart and easy. Can’t wait till it gets here. Read more on TechCrunch.

/Baek

Clouds city – Google Chromebook

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Well every week and new online device. Google launched this some time back. It is basically a “dumb” terminal which is always meant to be online. Everything happens in the cloud – preferably Google’s cloud, docs, notebook, search, images, etc. I guess it is a return to mainframe philosophy. Everything is stored de-centrally. It makes perfect sense – no more need for back-up or virus protection. But you probably can’t run programs on this which demands a lot of processing power – like video or music rendition. I know people are working on this though, so I guess that is step two or three or four. Maybe then I’ll get rid of my MAC… not before though.

I do feel more than a little anxious giving all my data for Google to keep and analyze though. Google are really starting to remind me of Skynet from the Terminator movies. When Google becomes self aware – we are screwed.

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/Baek

The Arc is here – and it rocks

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Just got my hands on this a few days ago. So I finally made the switch from my old X10. And the Arc is really cool. Super fast, runs on Gingerbread, fantastic Bravia screen performance – and very big (4.2″) – HD cam (Exmore). good, good, goooood. Sony Ericsson is back in the game of smart phones.

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/Baek

Homeless Banner

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Hey – our compadre LAchlan from Sydney just showed me this – from my own damn backyard. This is pretty cool. A Homeless banner – click and donate. Click and the banner heats up. Really clever. It is Stockholms Stadsmission who is behind it. And the agency is called Garbags Agency. Good job.

/Baek

How to rock out… on the iPhone

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Probably sounds better than when they play live with real instruments too.

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Paulie showed me this – cheers.

/Baek

Mechanical Animals

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Now this is spectacular. Artist Theo Jansen has created a new species of beach animals or mechanical beasts as he calls them. They feed on the wind and are afraid of storms and the ocean. Pretty self preservatory. Wonder if this is what Marilyn Mnson meant by Mechanical Animals. Wouldn’t that be neat.

Thanks to the geek Eva (GeeksontheInside) for diverting our attention to this fantastic installation. And of course TED TV – the best channel on the web.

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/Baek

Booty Reader

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

This is hillarious and actually rather smart. It a small digital utility from Old Navy. It reads your ass and recommends what type of jeans you should go for – down to the label of Old Navy of course. Very cool. My booty sign is Posteriourious, which means jeans with stretch for that ass. Thanks to Martin from Plant for the heads up. Try it out.

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/Baek

Facebook Places

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Well here it is – Facebooks take on Geotagging yourselv. I can’t figure out how it works yet. Also don’t really see the difference from Foursquare. I’m sure it will all become clear in due time. If anyone has any experiences with this – please share.

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/Baek

Cannes Lions: Integrated Grand Prix winner: Livestrong

Monday, June 28th, 2010

This on the other hand is pretty cool. A nice integrated campaign and some very good mechanic Ideas – especially Livestrong Chalkbot, which would print peoples messages on the roads where Tour de France was run. The contributors would then receive the GPS location of their message. Nicely done by Wieden & Kennedy.

Check out the case here: Cannes Lions.

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/Baek