The winner of traffic light pong gets to cross the road

Monday, 15 December, 2014

Pedestrians in the German city of Hildesheim can now play a variation of video game Pong, while waiting to cross the street at certain traffic signal controlled road crossings. All you need is someone on the other side of the street to take on. So, do people still get around to crossing streets in Hildesheim any more?

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To twit, old poems remixed for the digital age

Friday, 12 December, 2014

Late US writer Shel Silverstein’s 1974 poem Where the Sidewalk Ends, is one of several works of verse that has been… updated for the digital age:

There is a place where the wi-fi ends
And before the tweets begin,
And there the grass grows soft and without filter,
and there the sun is viewed straight and not off-kilter,
and there the moon-bird flies around bewildered,
No faves, to his chagrin.

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And for another perspective on time travel…

Wednesday, 10 December, 2014

Time Trap by Michael Shanks. The fact that a time traveller may be making… interventions – that often go unnoticed – in our lives, could explain a great many things.

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Movie posters for the sequels that never were (to date that is)

Monday, 24 November, 2014

Mad Max prequel by Evan Yarbrough

The easiest part of producing a sequel, or prequel, for a film… creating the movie poster. Question, would we want to take the process any further? In some cases, no, I don’t think so…

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Introverts, the life of the party, no really

Thursday, 20 November, 2014

Introverts are not hermits, or snobs.

Their minds however are churning out thoughts and ideas at an alarming rate sometimes, distractions that can make focusing on a room full of people rather difficult. But not all the time. I’m not sure though that I’d kill to have a great time at a party however

Sorry I murdered everyone at your party, but as an introvert, I prefer one-on-one interactions to group gatherings.

This, you realise, is humour of course.

Some famous introverts include Albert Einstein, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, and all of your friends are dead.

We should also add Abraham Lincoln, Bill Gates, Emma Watson, Warren Buffett, Nicole Kidman, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan, to that list.

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How much content online is unfit for our consumption? Lots it seems

Friday, 14 November, 2014

Research that will surely send a shiver down the spines of content producers and independent publishers such as myself… up to eighty-three percent of the content published online is unfit for human consumption:

Warning about the dangers of prolonged exposure to toxic text, graphics, and videos, a study released Thursday by the University of Florida found that 83 percent of web content is wholly unfit for human consumption. “Our data showed that the vast majority of online material proved to be fetid, noxious, or otherwise detrimental to an individual’s well-being,” said the study’s lead researcher, Jenny Pridham, who recorded hundreds of extremely adverse reactions among adults who made direct contact with one or more pieces of entertainment news, lists, advertisements, or viral content.

That has to mean you are, as you read these words, visiting one of the seventeen percent of websites that is ok.

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Bringing widescreen format to the album cover

Thursday, 6 November, 2014

Abbey Road extended

Careful editing and cropping work prevents us from seeing the bigger picture when it comes to album cover photography… here’s a selection of covers from the likes of FatBoy Slim, Adele, Blur, and Michael Jackson, that gives an idea, maybe, of what we’re missing out on.

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Today’s tips for a long life may be at odds with tomorrow’s

Monday, 3 November, 2014

So what is the key, or for that matter, keys, to a long, healthy, life? To be succinct, your guess is as good as mine. One day we are told, say, coffee consumption is essential, the next day we are told that it is detrimental. So who, or what, to believe. This guide, prepared by The New York Times, may, or may not, be of assistance

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Gatlino, here’s how to win the coffee wars

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

Make coffee, not war? The rise of capsule powered coffee brewing machines however is allowing us the choice… enter the Gatlino, a machine gun that uses said coffee capsules as ammunition. Capable of firing four thousand shots a minute, this gun is one formidable weapon. Or imaginary weapon, you didn’t think it actually existed, did you?

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Well, this is one way to cross a bridge

Friday, 17 October, 2014

I doubt you’d be able, or possibly even want, to incorporate this style of bridge crossing into your commute however…

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