Imagine an app that let’s you spy on the person that might have stolen your laptop. It’s called Hidden. If your computer is stolen, Hidden will show you where it is and who has it. When you activate tracking, Hidden will locate your stolen computer anywhere on the planet, collect photos of the thief and screen shots of the computer in use.
One Hidden user started a Tumblr Blog with the images the app was able to collect. Slightly awkward to look at the person who is using your computer.
This iPhone accessory called Oona made me look. (Watch the below video.)
Until June 3rd you can fund the Oona Kickstarter project for $25 and they will send you an Oona once production has begun. After the fund date an Oona can be purchased for $30. (I absolutely love the idea of putting the iphone on a rotating eggtimer to take panorama shots.)
I agree with Luc Latulippe, this Emotion Circumplex by Plutchik is mesmerizing. Plutchik first proposed his cone-shaped model (3D) or the wheel model (2D) in 1980 to describe how emotions were related.
Heath Ceramics and House Industries teamed up and created Heath House Numbers, 3-dimensionals clay tiles. The tiles celebrate the legendary Neutra and Eames Number Fonts. Aren’t they beautiful? This makes me want to own a modern house where I can apply them outside, for the wold to see!
“Ideas cause ideas and help evolve new ideas. They interact with each other and with other mental forces in the same brain, in neighboring brains, and thanks to global communication, in far distant, foreign brains.”
– Roger Sperry
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KARTONKLUNKER is an assembly set of a cardboard chandelier. You read right, a cardboard chandelier. Thankfully there is no glue or any other tools necessary to assemble this beauty of a ceiling mounted lighting source.
KARTONKLUNKER is the first lamp by Rainer & Tobiad Kyburz, creating a playful contrast between the ordinary cardboard material and the luxurious object of a chandelier. It’s a Swiss product, through and through; designed, produced and boxed up in Basel, Switzerland.
I don’t know about you, but this chandelier made me smile. Two swissmiss thumbs up! Oh, and watch the assembly video below:
Over lunch today spot.us was mentioned. It is an open source project to pioneer “community powered reporting.” Through Spot.Us the public can commission and participate with journalists to do reporting on important and perhaps overlooked topics. Contributions are tax deductible and they partner with news organizations to distribute content under appropriate licenses.
Authentic Jobs got a major facelift and some new added functionality. If you’re looking to find a job you can search by location, category, type of employment (full-time, contract, freelance or internship) and can even subscribe to Email/RSS notifications based on your search criteria.
Cameron and his team managed to create a realigned, adaptive layout that renders well on most web-enabled devices. And with this new version he is also taking it over to the UK where Elliot Jay Stocks, Jon Hicks and Sarah Parmenter are joining the crew.
Check out Authentic Jobs UK, the revamped site Authentic Jobs and don’t forget to enter the Touchscreen Tussle to win an iPad. Oh, and if you try the new site on your tablet or mobile device and your browser supports geolocation, try the “Locate me” feature for some magic.
I have found that all positions men take in their beliefs are profoundly influenced by thousands of small, often imperceptible experiences that slowly accumulate to form a sum total of choices and decisions.
– Alvin Lustig
Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data — and at times vast numbers of people — and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the “Wilderness Downtown” video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human. Watch his TED Talk below.
Are you working on an iPhone App interface and workflow? Android? iPad? OSX? Or Facebook App? Then Keynotopia might be a good resource for you. Keynotopia Templates make it possible to design and prototype apps in minutes instead of hours. And all that in Keynote. Simply copy and paste interface elements from a Keynotopia template onto your slides, edit their labels, then add hyperlinks to make the interface clickable.
While it would never completely substitute the thorough UI design process in Photoshop for me, it would help me get a sense of what I am envisioning would work. Keynotopia.com