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Aussie Gamers Dress As Zombies To Raise R18+ Awareness

swandives writes "Australian gamers will dress as zombies to raise awareness about the lack of an R18+ rating for video games in the country.

in Slashdot

Cisco's New Router — Trouble For Hollywood

Shakrai writes "Time Magazine has published an article about the impact of Cisco's new CRS-3 router on the business practices of the MAFIAA.

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Planck Mission Releases Images of Galactic Dust

davecl writes "The Planck satellite has released its first new science images, showing the large scale filamentary structure of cold dust in our own galaxy.

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The Death of the US-Mexico Virtual Fence

eldavojohn writes "A couple of years ago it was announced that the Boeing-built virtual fence at the US-Mexico border didn't work.

in Slashdot

Science and the Shortcomings of Statistics

Kilrah_il writes "The linked article provides a short summery of the problems scientists have with statistics.

in Slashdot

Solar Powered Augmented Reality Contact Lenses

ByronScott writes "Want eyesight that could put your neighborhood cyborg to shame?

in Slashdot

Disgruntled Ex-Employee Remotely Disables 100 Cars

hansamurai writes "Over one hundred cars equipped with a Webtech Plus blackbox were remotely disabled when a former employee of dealership Texas Auto Center got hold of his employer's database of user

in Slashdot

Lord British's Lost Lunar Rover Found, After 37 Years

Lanxon writes "The guy behind Ultima Online once bought an old Russian rover, despite it being lost on the moon somewhere.

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Complex Life Found Under 600 Feet of Antarctic Ice

Chroniton writes "NASA ice scientists have found a shrimp-like creature and a possible jellyfish 'frolicking' beneath 600 feet of solid Antarctic ice, where only microbes were expected to live.

in Slashdot

Wikipedia's Assault On Patent-Encumbered Codecs

An anonymous reader writes "The Open Video Alliance is launching a campaign today called Let's Get Video on Wikipedia asking people to create and post videos to Wikipedia articles (good, encyclopedia

in Slashdot

Mississippi Makes Caller ID Spoofing Illegal

marklyon writes "HB 872, recently signed into law by Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, makes Caller ID spoofing illegal.

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Japanese Researchers Develop World's Fastest Book Scanner

An anonymous reader writes "IEEE Spectrum reports that Tokyo University researchers have developed a superfast book scanner that uses lasers and a high-speed camera to achieve a capture rate of 200 pa

in Slashdot

Firmware Hack Allows Video Analysis On a Canon Camera

An anonymous reader writes "Researchers from the University of Liege in Belgium have been able to perform real-time video analysis on regular Canon digicam (video link) without any hardware modificati

in AIGA Design Forum: Home

Typographer at Law: An Interview with Matthew Butterick

Are lawyers legally required to use Courier? Heller discusses the law of the letter with a Font Bureau designer turned attorney.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Tinder Boxes

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Aspen Design Summit: Film

This short film by GoodFocus Films captures participant perspectives at the Aspen Design Summit in November 2009.

in Dezeen

Movijovem Youth Hostel by ComA Architects

Photographer Nelson Garrido has sent us his photographs of an extension to a youth hostel on a Portuguese mountainside by ComA Architects.

in Wired

What's Inside Head & Shoulders That Nukes Yeast, Zaps Static?

Start with a moisturizer, then add a few (safe) preservatives, an antistatic agent, and some of that stuff inside breast implants, and you have dry scalp care!

in Wired

SXSW: Geeks Defend Their Foursquare Turf

Competition turns cutthroat as more and more people track their travels with the location-based service.

in Six Revisions

How to Write an Amazing Article

But, to hell with good articles. Anyone can write a good article. So I asked, "What makes an amazing article?"

in Wired

The Oldest Trees on the Planet

Tress are among the oldest living things on the planet, and the oldest we know of are pushing 5,000 years.

in Experience Matters

How to Bring TED to Your City

On Feb. 26, I attended TEDxYYC – the first ever TED community event in Calgary.

in swissmiss

The Heads of State – Travel Poster Series

The Heads of State just announced their Travel Poster Series. These guys are talented. Chapeau!

in You the Designer

A Collection of 30+ Useful Maya Tutorials

Maya is a high-end 3D application that enables the user to create highly realistic images using the various tools provided by the software.

in Monoscope

DK: The Future of Publishing

Bravo, genius copy writing

This video was prepared by the UK branch of Dorling Kindersley Books.

in Monoscope

Tom Fidgen: Salvaged Ash Wood Side Table

in Monoscope

Jess Douglas: Elmo

in Fontblog

Ein Alphabet aus 520 iPhone-App-Icons

Der Illustrator Urikane Parker (www.urikane.com) aus Barcelona hat auf seinem iPhone 26 Seiten mit 520 Programmicons angelegt und diese zu einem farbigen Pixelalphabet umsortiert.

in Dezeen

Industry Series by Studio Job

Artists Studio Job will present a new collection of furniture decorated with marquetry at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London later this week.

in Dezeen

House of Integration by FORM/Kouichi Kimura

Japanese studio FORM/Kouichi Kimura have completed a house in Shiga, Japan, modelled on traditional folk houses.

in Fontblog

Was wir schon immer über Google wussten …

… uns aber nie zu fragen trauten. Dieser Infografik-Film des australischen TV-Senders ABC (entnommen der wöchentlichen News-Serie Hungrybeast, Erstausstrahlung am 3.

in swissmiss

Parallel World

People fill the floor of their homes with furniture and walls with paintings and pictures. So why are the ceilings left empty?

in swissmiss

The Ancient Art of Email Templating

This Ancient Art of Email Templating PDF Guide by MailChimp made me laugh out loud. The intro paragraph says it all:
Take off that beanie and put that Zeldman book down, you hippie.

in swissmiss

A digital Native.

They interact with the peers across the globe: This impacts employers, brands, teachers, parents, as this first generation enters the workforce.
Always online: By age 20, kids will have spent 20,000 h

in Dezeen

Ron Arad: Restless – “It would be nice if a lot of things we’re moving”

In this third of four films Dezeen made to coincide with the Ron Arad: Restless exhibition at the Barbican in London, Arad explains why he wanted movement to be a key part of the show.

in Fontblog

Werbekongress 2010: Testfeld Zukunft

Der Werbekongress, eine bedeutende Veranstaltung zur Förderung des Nachwuchses, findet dieses Jahr (vom 10. – 12. Juni) zum 19. Mal statt.

in Dezeen

Min-Kyu Choi wins Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award 2010

London designer Min-Kyu Choi was awarded the Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award 2010 for his Folding Plug at a ceremony at the Design Museum in London last night.

in Dr. Web

Farben auswählen und optimal einsetzen - Experten-Tipps, nicht nur fürs Webdesign (1)

-->Farbe ist eine der wichtigsten Komponenten im Webdesign.

in SeptemberIndustry

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in Dezeen

Grip by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr

Italian designer Marco Dessi has created a set of glasses and decanters for Austrian brand Lobmeyr.

in thinkvitamin

"Bring a little psychology to Web design" - http://getmentalnotes.com/ #tv

"Bring a little psychology to Web design" - http://getmentalnotes.com/ #tv

in Boagworld

SXSW a unique experience

For me SXSW is a unique experience. Nothing is quite like it. In this post I ask why it is so special and look at how you can recreate the experience.

in Fontblog

Internet Explorer Nine ist da

Nachdem mein typografischer Protest vom gestrigen Abend (Abbildung) über Twitter tausendfach weiter erzählt wurde, sogar bis hinein in den japanischen Sprachraum, möchte ich den Fontbl

in Dezeen

Barceló Temporary Market by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Architectural photographer Roland Halbe has sent us his photos of a temporary market in Madrid designed by Spanish office Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos.

in Ace Jet 170

Alien

Seth does an ace alien and Karen's a whizz with her sewing machine.

in You the Designer

Showcase of Creative and Inspiring Text Art

Text Art is a graphic design technique that uses a group of words or text to form an artistic masterpiece.

in swissmiss

Chat Roulette Piano Improv #1

This is hilarious: Chat Roulette Piano Improv #1

in swissmiss

On Combining Fonts

Is there a way to know what fonts will work together? Building a palette is an intuitive process, but expanding a typographic duet to three, four, or even five voices can be daunting.

in Fontblog

PdW 11: die TDC-2010-prämierte »Fugu«

Soeben frisch vom Type Directors Club New York (TDC) mit dem »Certificate of Excellence in Type Design« ausgezeichnet: die Schreibschrift Fugu, entworfen von Neil Summerour.

in Fontblog

Dringende Abo-Empfehlung: PAGE online

Ich freue mich riesig, dass ein frischer Wind auf PAGE online weht. Die Redaktion wurde aufgestockt, endlich ist der Online-Auftritt mehr als nur der Wurmfortsatz des gedruckten Heftes.

in swissmiss

Music from a Bonsai

G, don’t be suprrised if I am banging on our Bonsai tonight when you get home: Music from a Bonsai by Diego Stocco.

in Boagworld

Britt Selvitelle from Twitter talks about passion

Britt Selvitte from Twitter talks about enthusiasm, passion and just getting your web application up and running.

in swissmiss

HOBBY

The guys over at Harvest started a *very* cool monthly event called HOBBY. Every month three fine citizens are invited to talk about their hobbies.

in Ace Jet 170

Editions

GF Smith are selling limited edition prints of photography they've used for their promotional material. John Ross's inky blobs are lovely. And I really like Lee Furnell's Flowers.

in Fontblog

Tom Waits: »Eggs and Sausage«

(Via DesignCrave und @kenyadg)

in Fontblog

Neu: Web-FontFonts bei Typekit hosten

Ab sofort können auch Kunden in Deutschland die technische Kooperation zwischen FontFont und dem Webfont-Mietservice Typekit nutzen.

in swissmiss

Comparing the 100 Largest Sites on the Internet

Infographic of the Day: Comparing the 100 Largest Sites on the Internet. What types of sites get the most traffic?

in Six Revisions

Basic CSS3 Techniques That You Should Know

We'll be looking at a few of the essential things you need to know about CSS3. With all of these new features, it's important to place emphasis on the most important ones to get you up to speed.

in swissmiss

Dogs as typefaces

Dogs as Typefaces.