Tagged: clever

Twitter Job Hustle

I know I’ve been away for a long time but the festi-fortnight really takes it out of you. Glastonbury followed by wireless and a bit of Jamie Oliver’s Feastival sprinkled into the mix just for good measure.

I sort of wish after all these, what I can truly appreciate as being, bleak times… I could do better than this, but:

Two creative-wannabe’s have blindsided creative directors via Twitter. Using a similar technique to the Facebook Alphabet, these clever fella’s created profiles with letters to place messages directly on CD’s most recent followers. Here’s a vid:

Brief: Land a job at an awesome agency.

Credits: Bas van de Poel & Daan van Dam
Music: James Brown – The Boss [Etienne Manuhuwa Edit]
wonderyears.nl / twitter.com/​wonderyears_

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eBay auction… 2

eBay is at it again, or at least its sellers are.

Remember the Tsunami Wetsuit? (Not its official title, but it gets the point across.) Well the eBay


I didn’t want to spoil the end, but this keen eBayer managed to depict a little story in n attempt to sell his sofa.

See the listing here

P.S. This has taken me two days to post… sorry.

The Fabulous Face Tracking Clever-Cam

This dude is crazy cool and that Predator thingy ain’t half bad either.

Check out Zdenek Kala‘s latest modification to his awesome ever learning camera, Predator.

This video demonstrates the functionality and potentioal applications of Predator, an object tracking algorithm that simultaneously tracks, learns and detects an unknown object in real-time.
– human-computer interfaces
– security and games
– improvement of image search
– object-centric stabilisation

More information can be found at
http://info.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/Z.Kalal/

Oh and Happy Friday everyone.

iFound you

The second post on today’s theme of ‘iPhone cameras’. Well it’s not actually a planned theme, it’s merely two posts in row, I just thought that sounded more official.

But here it is:

iGotYa:

This sleuth savvy app allows any (jailbroken) iPhone 4 to instantly capture the crim that tries to peek into your precious without permission.  It captures both their image and location and instantly forwards them on to your email address, as soon as they unwittingly enter an incorrect password.  SNAP!

Here’s a working demo:

New look Facebook

It’s never long before some clever dick invents a creative way of using things and the new facebook layout is no exception.

Many have scoffed at the lack of status and the addition of latest photo’s being the new top priority, but whilst these fellows were weeping into their web cams, others took the initiative to make something of this new found opportunity.

Take these two for example:

And there’s always one that tops them all:

Awesome!

The future of AR, Big Glove’s and Sasha Grey

This week some great things have already been brought to my attention by the ever unearthing HelloKinsella.

As we all know AR may be getting so, as Stevie Wonder would describe, yester-me, yester-you, yester-day (Sorry, Glasto is still repeating on me (in more ways than one)), but it’s full applications have still not yet been realised.  I myself have been chirping on about what the world will be with AR glasses.  Merely glancing in a corner could bring up your facebook, Google maps or phonebook, incorporating flawless voice and finger recognition, even using that painty nails tech.  Well, unfortunately I ain’t no Patrick Bovine, so I can not demonstrate this through the power of after effects, fortunately… I am not the only one who fantasises about pointless conceptual technologies.

Thank you Spannungs:

My next point (if you will excuse the pun), was supposed to be your cursor, (but bloody wordpress won’t let me play). 

In celebration of Michael Jackson’s life and in homage to the anniversary of his death, some clever chaps have created an MJ white glove cursor for desktops, websites and blogs (but not mine).

Here’s a little of what they have to say:

“The glove was a symbol of his artistry, genius and magic. Our tribute is a beautiful gesture to honour his music and contributions that made the world a better place.”

And last but not least, Sasha Grey with her tits out!
Well, you have to highlight any area that you want to uncover in this cool bit of code, but the results are as advertised:
Cool, clever, simple, stylish, trendy and nearly nude.  I can’t think of many ways to improve this.
Try it here.

Thinking inside the books

This is a great piece of design, packaging and concept.  Not even sure if it’s real, but if it is… I may have to buy the phone just for the manual.   After learning how to use every aspect of the phone, I’d probably turn my mobile into cash (or Wonga) through Envirophone.

Most phones come with flimsy manuals with complicated language and jargon. These books, which can live on a bookshelf actually contain the phone.
Each page reveals the elements of the phone in the right order, helping the user to set up the sim card, the battery and even slide the case onto the phone.

The second book is the main manual – the phone actually slots into this and becomes the center of attention.
Arrows point to the exact locations the user should press, avoiding confusion and eliminating the feeling of being lost in a menu.

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