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  • New Samsung Galaxy S4 + Swisscom Experiential Contest

    While I sit here doting over my new Samsung Galaxy S4, I thought I might share a fun little experiential piece by Swisscom + Samsung. :) Find out how people in Zurich used their eyes to win a Samsung Galaxy S4 of their own. Its inbuilt Smart Pause function means the S4 knows when someone is looking at it. The longer the person stares at the screen, the bigger the discount is but if you lose eye contact with the screen, the game ends! An S4 was given away once eye contact was made for the full 60 minutes, despite […]

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    GeoGuessr – My new favourite street view game!

    Guess the randomised location from Google street view and get points based on distance from your guess! Love it! M. x

  • Heineken: The Negotiation

    I love this so much. Bravo, Heineken, bravo!! Watch what happens when football fans try to convince their ladies to buy stadium seats for the home. #uefachampionsleague #HNKnegotiation Nice find, Damo! M. x

  • The Publishing Industry didn’t see it coming – News report from 1981 about the Internet.

    News report from 1981 about the Internet. Hilarious find, thanks, Gual! M. x The Publishing Industry didn’t see it coming – News report from 1981 about the Internet.

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    Snickers bids on misspelt Google search words – “Because you’re not you when you’re hungry”

    Snickers created a way to make bad typers recognise why they were unable to spell correctly. Snikkers Googel worked to bid on misspellings of common search terms. Each time someone misspelled a word (which was probably often, since people generally rely on Google to correct the terms for them) they got tailored ads asking them to “Grab yourself a Snikkers,” because “Yu cant spel properlie wen hungrie.” According to the agency, the campaign reached 500,000 people in three days of launch. Pretty neat idea! M. x via: creativity online

  • Abercrombie & Fitch – #fitchthehomeless

    This is great. Love a bit of consumer activism!! Hope this takes off!  M. x

  • Science alert! Geometry + reactive material + energy = self assembled ANYTHING (almost)

    Here is a freaking cool piece of sciencey goodness for your Friday afternoon! The self assembly lab at MIT are composed of designers, scientists and engineers who have been busy working away at inventing self assembly technologies. The self assembly team have been working with other departments such as mechanical engineering, computer science, media lab and architecture. These guys have been designing specific geometries with specific materials to respond to energy and change state – which can be anything from heat, shaking, gravity, pneumatics, electronics, ANYTHING! The research and the practise has only become possible with the cross-disciplinary collaborations between designers, scientists and engineers. […]

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    Robotic arm + Facebook connect = all kinds of awesome

    It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I just love this! Okay, so you remember these arcade coin games? WELL! Intel have created this awesome engagement piece based around this coin machine concept. But with the use of robotics.. Because who doesn’t love robotics?! Users can connect via Facebook, and be bought into a live streaming environment where a sweet ass robotic arm spells out their name with blocks (share to get an extra block of course!). Users are placed in a queue to push the prize to the end of the dispenser. Anywho, check it out at […]

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    The Rainbow Code

    My blog has been officially pimped with a huge gay rainbow! This is from a cool side project we’ve been working on at Holler, created off the back of the support of the Oxford Street rainbow crossing in Sydney after Mardi Gras. You can create a rainbow code for your blog or website by typing the URL and pasting the code! Easy peasy. Take a look at M. x

  • Omni multidirectional treadmill + Oculus Rift virtual reality = awesome

    For all you gamers out there. You’re welcome. :) Great find, thanks Matt! M. x

  • ‘Minority Report’ style motion control device

    Now pre-ordering for $79.99 USD. So awesome! More at Thanks Antonny! M. x

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    Google Map Maker

    Here’s a cool new development from Google, which allows users to contribute to their map service! Google Map Maker allows users to add local information such as building outlines, hiking trials, rivers, railways and more to Google Maps. According to Map Maker program manager Jessica Pfund, users can edit and update anything from historic buildings and streets to agricultural land, the Independent reports. Contributions made through the browser-based map editor will be reviewed by other users and Google staff, in a system similar to Wikipedia. Once approved, map amendments will appear on Google Maps, Google Earth and the Maps mobile […]

  • Some clients just need to understand…

    … that this kind of stuff WORKS! Oreo’s Super Important Test is an online test, to see which is better, the White Stuff of the Cookie? One of these 34 videos will be shown when you chose. Nice find, Fitz! M. x *update*  the site is no longer running, but here’s a mix up of all the hilarious ‘success’ videos!

  • Dove Real Beauty Sketches Parody

    This is hilarious. Nice parody of the latest viral sensation – Dove Beauty Sketches. My favourite line – “His eyes were rapey” Thanks Gual! Enjoy! And happy Friday. :) M. x

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    Handmade flipbooks: on my DIY list!

    Check it out! M. x

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    Transitions, timing and their impact on UX

    A very interesting read (with examples) on interface usability, and how it can improved with animation. Pasquale convincingly argues that animation isn’t just a tool for visual embellishment, but can help the brain understand cause and effect in an interface. Thanks Matt! M. x

  • 2-12-2014 3-09-04 PM – weird idea for a pointless website! Thanks Heathy! M. x

  • A video game that teaches kids how to code

    Via Fastcodesign M. x

  • The World’s First 3D printing pen!! So awesome. Want.

    Thanks Can for this great find! M. x

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    CSS creatures generation from all-natural HTML5 and freshly squeezed CSS3!

    Just tweet your creature’s makeup and they are ‘baked’ within 25 seconds and appear on their page! Too cute! :D @csscreatures #4ae9b8 tooth hyper @csscreatures orange @csscreatures teeth nervous #3AC @csscreatures turquoise moustache M. x