Originally posted 2010-08-25 10:19:11.
Originally posted 2010-08-25 10:19:11.
From CNN SciTechBlog:
It’s probably been a tough week for Apple engineer Gray Powell, what with him reportedly losing a next-generation iPhone in a bar, only to see photos of the super-secret device later spashed across the internet.
Tech blogs say Powell left the prototype, which was disguised as an iPhone 3GS, behind at Gourmet Haus Staudt, a German beer hall in Redwood City, California. The iPhone was later sold to tech blog Gizmodo for $5,000.
There’s been rampant speculation that Powell is in trouble with Apple for losing the phone. But Lufthansa, the German airline, is offering to help the 27-year-old drown his sorrows.
The airline’s director of marketing and customer relations has written an open letter to Powell, dated April 21 and posted on the internet.
“I recently read in the news that you lost a very special phone at a German beer bar in California,” writes Nicola C. Lange. “We all know how frustrating it can be to lose personal belongings … at Lufthansa we also noted with great interest your passion for German beer and culture.”
Lange goes on to say, “[Lufthansa] would like to offer you complimentary Business Class transportation to Munich where you can literally pick up where you left off.”
The letter was attached to a tweet posted on the airline’s Twitter page Thursday. It said, “If you can help us get in touch with Gray Powell, we’d like to fly him to Munich.”
As marketing gimmicks go, this is a pretty good one.
There was no word as of late Thursday on whether Powell had accepted the offer. But if he does, maybe he should leave his iPhone at home.
Originally posted 2010-04-22 23:36:06.
In an effort to establish new platforms for public art and performance, the
multimedia duo SWEATSHOPPE has developed a new interactive technology that enables
them to explore the relationship between video, mark making and architecture. Dubbed
“video painting”, this technology allows them to essentially “paint” video onto any
surface. Shooting in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, the duo spent weeks
documenting their work in urban settings to create “The Landing” the first in a
series of episodes that showcases their work as artist, technologist and performers.
This video shows 4 full uncut extra clips from the landing.
Originally posted 2009-12-18 10:53:55.
Originally posted 2010-04-06 12:35:04.
Originally posted 2009-11-02 11:33:16.
AXA is Belgium’s first insurance company to launch an iPhone app. Their free application helps and guides you through some basic steps when you have a car accident.
Want to know more? Visit http://www.axa.be/iphone
Originally posted 2010-09-30 08:41:09.
Link to Google Font Directory.
Originally posted 2010-07-29 08:17:53.
A two-minute animated voyage through nature’s life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.
The film was kindly funded by Adobe, made using their CS4 range of software. It was produced at Nexus Productions and features a soundtrack by Jape. It was made using a mixture of stop motion papercraft and 2D drawn animation.
See making of here: vimeo.com/2425610
Originally posted 2010-01-23 01:28:21.
Originally posted 2009-09-24 08:50:45.
Welcome to the tale of Alice and Kev.
This is an experiment in playing a homeless family in The Sims 3. I created two Sims, moved them in to a place made to look like an abandoned park, removed all of their remaining money, and then attempted to help them survive without taking any job promotions or easy cash routes. It’s based on the old ‘poverty challenge’ idea from The Sims 2, but it turned out to be a lot more interesting with The Sims 3’s living neighborhood features.
When you create a Sim in The Sims 3, you can give them personality traits that alter their behaviour. Kev is hot-headed, mean-spirited, and inappropriate. He also dislikes children, and he’s insane. He’s basically the worst Dad in the world. He is a horrible human being, but he’s also amusing to watch.
His daughter Alice is a kind-hearted clumsy loser. With those traits, that Dad, and no money, she’s going to have a hard life.
She’s managed to break almost everything in the house now, all in a matter of hours. I guess this is her clumsiness and unluckiness making itself known. She does her best to apologise to Zedadias, but his mind appears to be elsewhere.
© 2010 Puppies and Flowers