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2010: A Year in Trends

YouTube Rewind 2010: The Year in Review.

YouTube have also launched Trends: a daily zeitgeist of YouTube.

Google Zeitgeist 2010

Twitter 2010 Trends

Facebook 2010 Memology: Top Status Trends of the Year

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Girls are annoying, it’s OFFICIAL!!

It says so in an advert.

We’ve all been there.


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Waitrose using QR Codes on TV

Spotted this at the weekend. Waitrose are using a QR code on their Xmas TV ad.

It’s a nice idea, but I had to stop the Sky box, rewind the TV, press pause, get my iPhone out, open a QR code reader, then take a photo. (It didn’t work btw).

Who on earth is going to do that normally?

The ad doesn’t bother to explain what the box-barcode-thing is either.

Interesting to add a mobile CTA but needs work.


David Boddington (Technical Director of Mobile Marketing agency Movement) has written a much more detailed post covering LOTS of issues it raises. It’s worth a read.

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The Future of the Book

Nelson, Coupland, and Alice are IDEO’s vision for the future of the books. Lovely.

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.

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Mobile Login with Face & Voice Recognition

Logging into Twitter with your face from The Next Web on Vimeo.

Technology being developed at the University of Manchester, UK as part of a European project could make your phone a lot more secure by requiring both your face and your voice in order to log in to your favourite services.

Brilliant until somebody holds up a photo of you and plays back a recording.

Can’t remember who I got this from sorry.

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A mobile 3D exhibition: i3DG Palm Top Theater

i3DG is a playful analog extension to an iPhone, converting its 2D display into a layered 3D view.

Watch this video. Brilliant idea. I love it!

Using the very old technique of placing a halfsilvered mirror at a 45-degree angle in front of an image, in a novel new context, the project serves as a timely critique of the popular memes of 3D displays and iPhones. As a gadget peripheral, i3DG can support a wide range of different applications, ranging from simple 3D videos and animations to accelerometer based games.

Jitsuro Mase , Tom Nagae (JP) / DIRECTIONS, Inc.

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Augmented Reality Tech Demos

A lot of people think AR is dead and a bit of a dirty word, but there’s some interesting stuff appearing again.

Jekyll and Hyde Augmented Reality Book

Scrawl™ 3D iPhone drawing using multi-touch.

3D Drawing in Augmented Reality from String on Vimeo.

Add in untapped areas like mixed reality, outdoor experiences, events, and gaming; and I’m not so sure we should be writing it off just yet.

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Awesomeness! HD Hero® camera from GoPro®

Great promo video for a video camera. Go fullscreen and play it in HD.

Use it for Skiing & Snowboarding, Surfing & Swimming, Skateboarding, BMX & Freeride MTB, Motocross & Off-Road, Car Racing, Human Flight.

Or mount it on a Dog.

“I see no advertisement, only awesomeness”

We’ve got one at glue and are playing with it today.

Learn more at


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MINI Getaway Stockholm 2010

A game where you have to stay at least 50 metres away from everybody else in Stockholm playing. If you succeed, you win the new MINI Countryman. Simple.