Shazam and Midomi: Sounds like a magic trick, but it’s mobile technology voodoo

I’ve been playing with a few Apps for my new iPhone and there’s some nice stuff out there. Netvibes, Remote, Last.fm and Facebook are on my “keep” list and one of these will be next. Shazam and Midomi have slightly different features sets but both use some very clever technologies to recognise music; and askContinue reading “Shazam and Midomi: Sounds like a magic trick, but it’s mobile technology voodoo”

PicLens shapes up to deliver the most immersive web experience so far.

PicLens is a free plugin that transforms your browser into a full-screen 3D experience for sites such as Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, Google Images, MySpace and more. Piclens was always an esssential plugin, but this release includes new features such as video playback and search functionality. YouTube is your friend. IE and Firefox for Mac+PC haveContinue reading “PicLens shapes up to deliver the most immersive web experience so far.”

Google launches a virtual world, called Lively.

Google is launching a new service called Lively, a browser based virtual world add-on that lets users create and customize avatars and worlds, interact with other users, and generally have a richer social interaction than is offered by GTalk today. This isn’t yet a full Second Life competitor. There’s no single world, for example, whereContinue reading “Google launches a virtual world, called Lively.”

Indent for The Stanley Kurick Season on More 4

Channel 4 has painstakingly recreated the set of Stanley Kubricks horror film The Shining, complete with look-a-likes of the crew and cast members including Shelley Duvall, to promote a More 4 season of the director’s films. The 65-second promotional spot has been filmed as a one-take tracking shot through the recreation of The Shining. ViewersContinue reading “Indent for The Stanley Kurick Season on More 4”

Show Us a Better Way. What would you create with public information?

The UK Power of Information Taskforce is challenging developers to mash up their public data. Today it launched Show Us a Better Way, collecting ideas and offering £20,000 to develop the best ones. There have already been 50 ideas submitted. The list of ideas is public. To show they are serious, the Government is makingContinue reading “Show Us a Better Way. What would you create with public information?”

Dance Off with the Star Wars Stars 2008

This is part of “Snig and Oopla’s Hyperspace Hoopla” during Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As an added bonus it’s an 80’s music special. The video’s pretty odd anyway… then at 2m55secs Darth Vader appears through the sliding doors and absolutely nails the show. At the end he tops it off with aContinue reading “Dance Off with the Star Wars Stars 2008”