Wednesday, March 31, 2010

iPad guided tour

If you're interested in knowing more about how it works, Apple have uploaded eleven slickly-produced, informative videos explaining/advertising the iPad's primary applications.

Toshiba readies 750GB & 1TB 2.5" hard drives

electronista reports: [edited]

The MK7559GSXP is the first 2.5", 9.5mm drive to hold 750GB. As such, it can provide the capacity expected of a desktop hard drive but fit into thin-and-light notebooks like the MacBook Pro as well as all-in-one desktops and digital media hubs.

Despite having about 17 percent more capacity, the new SATA II drive consumes about 14 percent less power than the 640GB drive it's set to replace and could extend the theoretical battery life. It spins at just 5,400RPM, but its very high density, two-platter design may compensate for the perceived drop in access speed.

In tandem with the thin drive, Toshiba is rolling out the MKxx59GSM line, which brings 750GB and 1TB drives but in a taller three-platter, 12.5mm (0.49in) profile more suited to desktop replacement notebooks and other computers where thinness isn't an absolute priority. Both rotate at the same speed but is slightly less energy-efficient.

All three of the disks are due to start sampling for system builders in April and should enter mass production soon afterwards.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Photoshop CS5 Content-Aware Fill

Stick with this one to the end. If you have ever 'cleaned up' an image using Photoshop, this will make your jaw drop.

and for an excellent parody


Monday, March 29, 2010

Braille Rubik Cube

Yanko Design reports: [edited]

Color names embossed are green, blue, red, yellow, white & pink.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

London-Lincoln-London 27-03-10

London to Lincoln
Throw - Scritti Politti
Angel of the Morning - Pretenders
International Dateline - Ladytron
California - Josh Ritter
What Matters - Matthew Sweet
Try And Love Again - The Eagles
Do I Love You - Casino Soul Orchestra
Thief In The Night - Cliff Richard
Why Did You Do It - Stretch
Hopelessly Devoted to You - Olivia Newton-John
Philosophy - Them
Speed Your Love To Me - Simple Minds
Love And Happiness - Al Green
Musik Non Stop - Kraftwerk
Late At Night - Buffalo Tom
Queen of the Hours - Electric Light Orchestra
Don't Feel Your Touch - Bruce Cockburn
Unnecessarily Mercenary - Bonnie Raitt
...And Stones - The Blue Aeroplanes
Labelled With Love - Squeeze
Hollywood - Kasey Chambers
Glad to be gay '87 - Tom Robinson
This Is Your Life - The Dust Brothers
Lord, I Wish I Could See - Blind Gary Davis
Police Dog Blues - Ry Cooder
Kayla - The Bran Flakes
As Lovers Go - Dashboard Confessional
The Theme From Twin Peaks - Angelo Badalamenti
Somebody Else's Body - Urge Overkill
A Man Needs To Be Told - The Charlatans
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Sunset Borderline - Sandi Thom
7 Days Too Long - Chuck Woods
Where The Streets Have No Name (alt) - U2
"Green Bird" - Yoko Kanno
My Sweet Girl - John Hiatt
Righteously (live) - Lucinda Williams
It Could Happen To You - Blue Rodeo
Give It All Away - World Party
Jackie Big Tits - The Kooks
The Loser - Cosmic Rough Riders
Lady Lynda - The Beach Boys
Horsey - Hem

Lincoln to London
Amylase - Cajun Dance Party
U Got The Look - Gary Numan
On A Mission - Gabriella Cilmi
The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
Sliced Tomatoes - Just Brothers
Get U Home - Shwayze
Starry Eyed - Ellie Goulding
New City Anthem - Sex With Strangers
Telephone - Lady GaGa & Beyoncé
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Rocket - Goldfrapp
A Little Samba - Ugly Duckling
Ready To Love - Aerodrone
Stays Four The Same - The Ready Set
You Overdid It Doll - The Courteeners
Tuff n Stuff - Yes Giantess
Paper Romance - Groove Armada
Bad Romance - Lady GaGa
Beaches & Friends (The Twelves Radio Edit) - French Horn Rebellion Vs. Database
Blackout City - Anamanaguchi
Should've Said No (new) - Taylor Swift
Mono - Courtney Love
Gonna Get Along Without You Now - Skeeter Davis
Bizarre Love Triangle (ext) - New Order
Pretend We're Dead - L7
Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo) - Black Kids
Little Girl - The Banned
Eat Every Bean and Pea On Your Plate - Daddy a Go-Go
Flash Delirium - MGMT
Can't Stop - Ozomatli
Have You Ever Heard a Digital Accordion? - The Lovely Eggs
Mr. Brightside - ELEW
I'm Not Alone (Radio Edit) - Calvin Harris
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Cold Dust Girl - Hey Champ
Heaven On Earth - Britney Spears

Friday, March 26, 2010

CoPilot Live 8 for iPhone reports: [edited]

CoPilot Live runs on your iPhone, with complete street maps of UK and Ireland and full 7 digit UK postcodes. It's your personal travelling assistant that's always at your side, ready to guide you with turn-by-turn directions and keep you informed with useful live information about your route.

Street maps are stored on the iPhone, and there's no need for extra hardware or monthly fees.

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Brett's 2p'orth: At £26.99 this represents excellent value if you possess a (G or GS) iPhone. I've used it for a few long-ish trips, and it has got me from A-B, patiently re-mapping its route when I decided to follow a different path to the one it has suggested.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quantum mechanics gets practical

University of California reports: [edited]

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have provided the first clear demonstration that the theory of quantum mechanics applies to the mechanical motion of an object large enough to be seen by the naked eye. Their work satisfies a longstanding goal among physicists.

In a paper published in the March 17 issue of the advance online journal Nature, Aaron O'Connell, a doctoral student in physics, and John Martinis and Andrew Cleland, professors of physics, describe the first demonstration of a mechanical resonator that has been cooled to the quantum ground state, the lowest level of vibration allowed by quantum mechanics.

With the mechanical resonator as close as possible to being perfectly still, they added a single quantum of energy to the resonator using a quantum bit (qubit) to produce the excitation. The resonator responded precisely as predicted by the theory of quantum mechanics.

"This is an important validation of quantum theory, as well as a significant step forward for nanomechanics research," said Cleland.

The researchers reached the ground state by designing and constructing a microwave-frequency mechanical resonator that operates similarly to - but at a higher frequency than - the mechanical resonators found in many cellular telephones.

They wired the resonator to an electronic device developed for quantum computation, a superconducting qubit, and cooled the integrated device to temperatures near absolute zero. Using the qubit as a quantum thermometer, the researchers demonstrated that the mechanical resonator contained no extra vibrations. In other words, it had been cooled to its quantum ground state.

The researchers demonstrated that, once cooled, the mechanical resonator followed the laws of quantum mechanics. They were able to create a single phonon, the quantum of mechanical vibration, which is the smallest unit of vibrational energy, and watch as this quantum of energy exchanged between the mechanical resonator and the qubit.

While exchanging this energy, the qubit and resonator become 'quantum entangled', such that measuring the qubit forces the mechanical resonator to 'choose' the vibrational state in which it should remain.

In a related experiment, they placed the mechanical resonator in a quantum superposition, a state in which it simultaneously had zero and one quantum of excitation. This is the energetic equivalent of an object being in two places at the same time. The researchers showed that the resonator again behaved as expected by quantum theory.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free Font - Sketchetika

Sketchetica is a Helvetica-like, pencil-drawn font, available in four styles: light, regular, bold and black. The light version is available free from MyFonts (registration required)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

InVisage promise better cameras for mobile phones

Digital Photography Review reports: [edited]

InVisage Technologies has announced sensors it says can offer four times better performance than conventional CCD and CMOS sensors. The company's 'QuantumFilm' technology uses the unique electronic behavior of quantum dots (precisely-sized nano-scale crystals trapped in a polymer film) to replace conventional silicon photodiodes.

The company says the quantum dots themselves are twice as sensitive to light as conventional photodiodes and that their placement on the sensor surface offers a further doubling of sensitivity over front-illuminated CMOS designs. The film can be positioned on conventional circuitry, allowing the chips to be produced more cheaply than CMOS or CCD designs.

The company says that only prototypes exist at present, with samples chips going into production in Q4 of 2010 and full production starting in 2011.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Escape Motions reports: [edited]

Flame is a painting program. You can change different brush settings and paint your own flame paintings. When you change background from black to white, palette changes from additive to substactive and the feeling of the painting is very different. It's not easy to explain all brush parameters, so I leave this for your experimentation.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Flip Time for iPhone/iPod touch

Flip Time is a 59p App that turns your iPhone/iPod Touch into an old-school flip clock. It works in portrait or landscape mode, and the display/animation is clean and well-rendered.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ten Word Wiki

Ten Word Wiki reports: [edited]

Here at TWW we collect and distribute knowledge in exactly ten words.

For example…

Land Rover: If there's no oil under it, it's out of oil.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How To Train Your Dragon

From the studio that brought you Shrek and Kung Fu Panda (oh, and *cough* Madagascar), this looks like it will be a lot of fun.

To watch the trailers click here

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St John's Bible reports: [edited]

In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. We invite you to explore this work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium.

The Saint John's Bible is a work of art and a work of theology. A team of artists coordinated by Donald Jackson in Wales and a team of scholars in Central Minnesota have brought together the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality. The result is a living document and a monumental achievement.

Thanks to Nick Mercer for the link

Monday, March 15, 2010

Predators reports: [edited]

Predators, a bold new chapter in the Predator universe, shot under the creative auspices of Robert Rodriguez, stars Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realise they've been brought together on an alien planet as prey.

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Brett's 2p'orth: A new classic? Enjoyable tosh? Or the swingeing disappointment that the last couple of spin-offs have been? I enjoyed the first two enough to be checking out the full trailer on the 18th March.

Thanks to Shaun for the link


Sunday, March 14, 2010

London-Manchester-London, 13/14-03-2010

London to Manchester
Dance, Dance, Dance - Vichan Maneechot
Caroline Diggeby-Pratte - Jake Thackray
Persephone - Eliza Gilkyson
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Never knew love like this - Alexander O'Neal
The Message - Grandmaster Flash
The Nurse - The White Stripes
Digging Your Scene - Blow Monkeys
Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police
Be Gone - British Sea Power
Cowboys - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - The Staple Singers
Heaven Tonight - Hole
Key To The Highway - Big Bill Broonzy
I Just Want to Dance with You - George Strait
Diamonds - Kanye West
That's The Way Love Turned Out For Me - Ry Cooder
Master of Disaster - John Hiatt
Dentaku - Kraftwerk
Making Pies - Patty Griffin
Needles In The Camel's Eye - Brian Eno
Any minute now - Soulwax
A Little Less Conversation - The BossHoss
Lovable - Sam Cooke
She's Leaving Home - The Beatles
Soul Shaker - Sasquatch
Movin' Away - Kenny Lynch
Red sweater! - Aquabats
My Love Will Keep - Adrienne Young & Little Sadie
Epitaph for My Heart - The Magnetic Fields
Tip Of My Tongue - John Hiatt
Half Magic - Matt the Electrician
Green Hornet - Al Hirt
Three Is The Magic Number - Bob Dorough
Matoko - Pepe Kalle & Nyboma
Sooner Or Later - Switchfoot
Scared of Spiders - Kenickie
Sun Is Shining (Escort 7") - Bob Marley And The Wailers
Bomb The World - Michael Franti & Spearhead
Marble Arch - Roddy Frame
Sweet November - Tegan and Sara
Better Word For Love - Siobhan Maher-Kennedy
Would You Marry Me? - Eileen Rose
It's All Over Now - Ry Cooder
Goin' Down Geneva - Van Morrison
Family - Mau Mau Chaplains
Half A Person - The Smiths
It Just Is - Rilo Kiley
Susie-Q - Gene Vincent
A Minute's Noise For John - Mitch Benn
Hear My Train A'Comin - Jimi Hendrix
A Kiss Before I Go - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
Irk The Purists - Half Man Half Biscuit
Breaking Through - Silverwind
Sweet Seasons (live) - Carole King
"En Gallop" - Joanna Newsom
Long Distance Call - Muddy Waters
Sealed With A Glasgow Kiss - Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine (Carter USM)
Officer - Slightly Stoopid
Lil Ole Man (Uptight - Everything's Alright) - Bill Cosby
Illumination - Gogol Bordello
Fox Confessor Brings the Flood - Neko Case
Mr Raffles (Man It Was Mean) - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
And Love Said No - H.I.M. (His Infernal Majesty)
There's Never A Forever Thing - a-ha

Manchester to London
Ballad Of A Thin Man (live) - Bob Dylan
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
It's The End Of The World - Julee Cruise
Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin
The Back Room - Van Morrison
See Me Through Part II (Just A Closer Walk With Thee) - Van Morrison
The Whiskey Makes You Sweeter - Laura Cantrell
The Warning - Hoy Chip
Man To Man - Bob Marley And The Wailers
Up At The Lake - The Charlatans
World Of Our Own - Westlife
Cool - Gwen Stefani
Injoy - Sol Seppy
je ne suis pas ta chose - Camille
Old Friend - Lyle Lovett
Cry Like A Baby - Kasey Chambers
Double Life - Chuck Loeb
Get On With Your Life - Stina Nordenstam
Hey There Stranger - Pamela Blue
Larraine - Rosie Thomas
Why can't we live together - Timmy Thomas
The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
Asshole - Rilo Kiley
Crazy Chick - Charlotte Church
From Safety To Where...? - Joy Division
Saint Simon - The Shins
It's A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
Whole New You - Shawn Colvin
I Shot The Sheriff - Sao Vicente Feat. Marlene
Horse Tears - Goldfrapp
Gravity - Josh Joplin Group
Here In Arkansas - Robert Earl Keen
In This Hole - Cat Power
The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Sweetness & Light - Bill Mallonee
Mornington Crescent - Belle & Sebastian
The Love You Save - Jackson 5
Als Het Om De Liefde Gaat - Sandra + Andres
Home In Your Heart - Solomon Burke
Spell - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
People Who Think They Can - The Waifs
That's Not Me - The Beach Boys
Stupid Words - Slobberbone
Son Of Thunder - Cliff Richard
A Daisy Through Concrete - Eels
Life In The Fast Lane - The Eagles
All The World Loves Lovers - Prefab Sprout
S.O.S. (The Crush Of Velvet Glove Starlight) - Vigilantes Of Love
Last Goodbye - AKO
Bridges And Balloons - Joanna Newsom
I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore - Dusty Springfield
Gone With The Sin - H.I.M. (His Infernal Majesty)
The Wild, The Beautiful and the Damned - Ultravox!
Point Breeze - Marah
Future Generation - The Auteurs

Friday, March 12, 2010

The future of publishing?

Wired reports: [edited]

Above, you’ll see a video that explains why the [iPad] is such a groundbreaking opportunity for magazines such as ours.

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Brett's 2p'orth: The prospect of being able to produce designs that are interactive and actually look better than printed material is both daunting and exciting. And if it means I don't have to use Dreamweaver, I am going to be very, very happy.

Thanks to Aaron for the link

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Digital Photography Review have published an in-depth review of Canon's latest wallet-buster ($6199.99 body-only).

Their summary:

"Putting the EOS-1D Mk3's demons behind it Canon has produced an upgrade that's not just better, but delivers an incredibly versatile tool that blurs the 'sports camera/studio camera' line more than ever before. The Nikon D3S might beat it in very low light, but if you want speed and resolution the EOS-1D Mark IV delivers convincingly."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tron: Legacy

Wikipedia reports: [edited]

Tron: Legacy is a sequel to the 1982 film Tron. Joseph Kosinski makes his feature film directorial debut, with the previous film director Steven Lisberger returning as a producer.

Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Kevin Flynn, and Bruce Boxleitner his roles as Alan Bradley and Tron, while Garrett Hedlund portrays Flynn's now-adult son, Sam. The other cast members include Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett and John Hurt.

Coming to UK cinemas in December.

To view the official trailer at up to 1080p, click here

To download Quicktime files up to 1080p click here

Thanks to Shaun for the heads-up

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

iPhone/Nexus One screen comparison is publishing a three-part technical comparison review of the Nexus One and iPhone screen displays.

Bottom-line is that although the iPhone display may lack the resolution of the Nexus One's, it is superior to it in just about every other area.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Western Digital My Passport Studio

Register Hardware reports: [edited]

Western Digital has introduced a trio of new My Passport Studio portable hard drives equipped with an e-paper storage status readout.

The use of E Ink technology means that the display can be read even when the drive is unplugged and unpowered. What it shows is up to you: the drive comes with software that lets you personalise the readout, which will also tell you how much free space you have available.

The drives sport both USB 2.0 and Firewire 800 ports, and come in 320, 500 and 640GB capacities. The HDDs within support on-the-fly 256-bit AES encryption and pre-formatted in the Mac's HFS+ file system.

In the US, the drives are priced at $150, $180 and $200 (£98-131) and are available now. UK-specific pricing hasn't been released.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

London-Lincoln-London 07-03-10

London to Lincoln
Dance Wiv Me (feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome) - Dizzee Rascal
Comin' Home Baby - Mel Torme
Hey Girl Don't Bother Me - The Tams
Eet - Regina Spektor
Airplanes - Local Natives
Suzie (Fierce Panda Version) - Boy Kill Boy
To Lose My Life - White Lies
Infinity 2008 (Klaas Vocal Edit) - Guru Josh Project
Me and the Elephant - Gene Cotton
One Fine Day - The Shirelles
Get Low - Flo Rida
Give A Little Bit - Goo Goo Dolls
Wheels - Foo Fighters
Starship Trooper - Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip
Meet Me On the Equinox - Death Cab for Cutie
Bad - Michael Jackson
Silvia - Miike Snow
In For The Kill - La Roux
Beaches & Friends (The Twelves Radio Edit) - French Horn Rebellion Vs. Database
I Don't Like - Barenaked Ladies
Uncle Sam - Madness
Ghosts 'n' Stuff (feat. Rob Swire) - Deadmau5
Starry Eyed - Ellie Goulding
How To Keep Your Husband Happy from "Wild Moose Party" - The Cosmopolitans
Bing Bang - Lazy Town
She Needs Me (Single Version) - Fyfe Dangerfield
Backfire At the Disco - The Wombats
I Got More Than A Feeling - MadMixMustang
Steam-proof - [MMM] MadMixMustang
New In Town (single) - Little Boots
Death (single) - White Lies
Uprising - Muse
Caesar (feat. Robyn) - I Blame Coco
Rockaria - Electric Light Orchestra
Slam - Pendulum
Cosmic Castaway - Electrasy
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Hey Ya (mightyjust remix) - Outkast feat. Sean Paul
Young Forever [Jay-Z + Mr Hudson] (Explicit) - Jay-Z
Happy - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) - Florence + The Machine
Stylo (feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack) - Gorillaz
Do The Hucklebuck - Coast to Coast
Dhoom Dhoom - Tata Young

Lincoln to London
You Got This Car - Kasey Chambers
Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) - Paul Young
You Know the Rest - 'Til Tuesday
I Love Ma Guitare - ‹‹Rinôçérôse›› (Rinocerose)
Wither Must I Wander - Martha Wainwright
Wait Til I Get You Home - Amy Rigby
Army Dreamers - Kate Bush
Human - Pretenders
Loose - The Stooges
Bullet The Blue Sky - U2
Somewhere Out There - Lucy Kaplansky
Centerfold - Hayseed Dixie
Reflections of My Life - The Marmalade
Now We're Getting Somewhere - Crowded House
Ridiculous - P.O.D.
I Started A Joke - Bee Gees
Pied Piper - Crispian St Peters
Christine Lavin Could Do It (song) - Cheryl Wheeler
Totally Underwater - Shelly Poole
The New Pollution - Beck
Hold Up! - Republic Of Loose
Kick It feat. Iggy Pop - Peaches
Garden Party - Rick Nelson
Cyprus Avenue - Van Morrison
Sherry - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Subway Joe - Joe Bataan
Snappy Turns (Solo) - Alternative TV
The Secrets That You Keep - Mud
Georgia On My Mind - Peter Cook
All My Life - Rosie Thomas
Thy Word - Amy Grant
Lady Marmalade - Labelle
Envelopes Of Light - Pierce Pettis
I Keep It Hid - Linda Ronstadt
I Know She's - Mike Scott
One More Time - US version - Stereo Mix - Them
Larry - Catie Curtis
Mystic's Dream - Loreena McKennitt
Peanut Dreams - Grand National
Bone Machine - Pixies
Good Morning - Cage
I'm Scared - Sarah Vaughan
That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly

Friday, March 05, 2010

Beaker's ballad

For all the (hi-def) Muppetry you can handle, visit their YouTube channel

Thanks to Julie for the link

Thursday, March 04, 2010

London-Lincoln-London 04-03-10

London to Lincoln
Ruby - Ali Farka Toure
Too Late For Lovers - Gin Wigmore
Fot i hose - Casiokids
Junebug - Robert Francis
Neil Diamond Blues - Diagonals
Hard Makin Money - The Joys
The Heart Bionic - Bobby Bare Jr
Warsaw - Groove Armada
Annie Lennox Mashup - Annie Lennox
You and Me and The Mountain - Maps & Atlases
Still Think About You - Martin Sexton
She Said it - Golden Boys
Just Do It - Copacabana Club
Hip Hop's Cool Again - Oddisee
Seasick - Jazzus Lizard
Roomful Of Sparrows - Ola Podrida
Klara - Olof Arnalds
Trouser Arouser - The Coolness
Bad Girl - Chris Gerniottis
Certain Things (Interlude) - Gil Scott-Heron
Pigeon Force - The Non
Surfing The Warm Industry - Kashmir
Gimme Riot - Lions
I Am Glam - Ze!
be with you - Kam Franklin
Even As It All Goes By - Beth Nielsen Chapman
Perro come Perro - Superlitio
Say Hail - TarantisT
Shadow of Death - Hemoptysis
Eager to sail - Wine and Revolution
When Are We Gonna Do It? - Linus Of Hollywood
Swim - Surfer Blood
Fall Silent - Groove Armada
To Modern Science - The Black & White Years
Who Knows Who? - Orgone
All The Same To Me - Anya Marina
Survival Skills - Buckshot
Mumiy Troll - Paradise Ahead - Mumiy Troll
bangkok (feat bonde do role) - Malente
Ladykiller - Priestess
I Got More Than A Feeling - MadMixMustang
Forgive Me - Le Loup
I Was Never Bored At All - Francis
Lose - Low Line Caller
Buffalo - Throttlerod
Big Weapons Anthem - Bird Peterson
Bourgeois Shangri-La - Miss Li
Kill That Joy - David Garza
Say Goodbye - Sophie Barker
The Kelly Rose - The Brought Low
Love Will Always Get Us Down - Anton Bjorkenvall
Cumbia Cubana Electrica - El Tule

Lincoln to London
Beaches & Friends - French Horn Rebellion Vs. Database
Hello Miss Lovely (so you like my jeans) - Little Man Tate
Pretty in pink - Psychedelic Furs
Mowgli's Road - Marina & The Diamonds
Blackout City - Anamanaguchi
Paper Romance - Groove Armada
Human Flash - MadMixMustang
Swingtown - Steve Miller Band
Gold - Prince
Editions of You - Roxy Music
Cut The Midrange Drop The Bass - Cylob
Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC
Bleeding Love (Dance Mix) - Leona Lewis
VCR - The XX
Delphic - Delphic
Rip It Up - Razorlight
Them That Do Nothing - Field Music
With A Little Luck - Wings
Never Had Nobody Like You - M. Ward
This Momentary - Delphic
Undercover Martyn - Two Door Cinema Club
3 Little Words (single) - FrankMusik
All Too Vivid - Kill The Noise
Fire - Kasabian
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Modern Love - David Bowie
For Once In My Bleeding Love - MadMixMustang
Percussion Gun - White Rabbits
Left My Heart In Tokyo - Mini Viva
Tell Her About It - Billy Joel
Slick - Chew Lips
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You - Black Kids
Celebrity Skin - Hole
Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Chris Clark
Bad Romance - Lady GaGa
Don't You Want My Bad Romance (Lady Gaga vs. Human League) - A Plus D
It's Not Over Yet - Grace
Your Hand In Mine - Liam Frost & Martha Wainwright
Just Dance - Lady GaGa & Colby O'Donis
I Remember You - Frank Ifield
Hustle - Tunng
Doubt - Delphic

Honda 3R-C

Wired reports: [edited]

The 3R-C, designed at Honda’s R&D center in Milan, is the company’s latest gaze into its crystal ball to see the future of personal mobility. Apparently that future is small, hyperefficient and slightly weird.

The battery and motor — no specs offered on either — are mounted low to keep the center of gravity low and stability high. A clear canopy keeps the car, and anything you might have in it, secure when parked. It retracts to create a windshield.

It has a flexible cover to keep you dry when things get wet, and there’s a small trunk up front for carrying stuff.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Poster Cabaret reports: [edited]

Poster Cabaret focuses on the best modern concert posters and art prints. The site features over 2000 gig posters and art prints.

The gallery also has an excellent selection of art prints from a wide range of well known artists.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

iPhone/iPod touch Explorer

iPhoneExplorer reports: [edited]

Want to put your iPhone or iPod Touch in disk mode? Use an iPhone as a flash drive? iPhone Explorer is an iPhone browser for Mac that lets you browse the files and folders on your iPhone as if it were a normal USB flash drive or pen drive.

You can use the very easy drag-and-drop methods to add or remove files and folders from the iPhone. Compatible with all iPhones and iPod Touches including the new 3GS and 3.0 firmware. Works with or without jailbreaking.

- 100% Free iPhone browser for Mac and Windows
- 100% Drag-and-drop interface for easily copying files to and from your iPhone
- Create, delete and rename files and folders on your iPhone or iPod Touch
- Works with all iPhones and iPod Touches including the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G
- Allows you to use your iPhone as a flash drive / pen drive or put your iPhone into disk mode

Monday, March 01, 2010

Nikon D3S

Digital Photography Review has published a comprehensive review of Nikon's latest high-end DSLR. If you want to see how far high-ISO digital photography has progressed, check out the samples gallery.

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Brett's 2p'orth: Even with its eye-watering £3,500 (body only) price tag, this is the camera that I would buy if I made a living out of recording still images. However, its bulk means that my Panasonic Lumix G1 will remain my primary camera for some time yet.