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LA Gets a Lighting Upgrade

Great article about the lighting upgrade the streets of Los Angeles have been undergoing over the last couple of years ... and how it will change the look of LA's most photographed city forever. LED lights are replacing the distinctive orange hue of sodium vapour bulbs, making for a clean, white, modern look.

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7th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Future Is Now

The future of the internet, circa 1981.

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5th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

The 100 Best 100 Best Lists Of All Time

1. The 100 Greatest Singers
2. The 100 Greatest Music Videos
3. The 100 Greatest Novels Of All Time
4. 100 Best TV Shows Of All Time
5. The 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time
6. The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
7. The 100 Greatest Movie Characters
8. The All-Time 100 Greatest Toys
9. 100 Greatest Shut-Ups In Films
10. The 100 Best TV Shows For Men
11. 100 Greatest First Lines In Books
12. 100 Greatest Director Cameos
13. Top 100 Movies of All Time
14. 100 Greatest Guitar Solos
15. Top 100 Comic Book Villains
16. 100 Greatest Horror Films of All Time
17. 100 Best Apps For iPhone and Android
18. 100 Greatest Songs Of The 00s
19. 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time
20. 100 Best Graphic Novels And Comics
21. 100 Greatest TV Theme Songs
22. Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books 2000-2009
23. Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies
24. 100 Greatest Album Covers
25. Top 100 Literary Novels of All Time
26. 100 Greatest Punk Rock Songs
27. Top 100 Special Interest Movies
28. The 100 Greatest Movie Spaceships Of All Time
29. 100 Greatest Shoegaze Albums
30. Top 100 Comic Book Heroes
31. 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time
32. Top 100 Hotels & Restaurants In The World
33. 100 Best Graphic Novels Ever
34. The Best 100 Closing Lines From Books
35. The 100 Best Running Sneakers Of All Time
36. The 100 Greatest Drummers Of Alternative Music
37. 100 Greatest Television Episodes
38. The 100 Best Sneakers
39. 100 Greatest Movie Posters Of Film Noir
40. Top 100 Games Of All Time
41. The 100 Greatest Mash-Ups Of All Time
42. Top 100 Television Movies
43. The 100 Greatest Detroit Songs Ever
44. The First 100 Shoes To Cross The NYC Marathon Finish Line
45. 100 Greatest Wrestlers of The 90s
46. 101 Best Written TV Series
47. Top 100 Art House & International Movies
48. Top 100 Trailers
49. The 100 Best Games Of All Time
50, The Top 100 Global Brands
51. Top 100 Works In World Literature
52. 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
53. Top 100 Books
54. All-Time 100 Best TV Shows
55. America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses
56. 100 Greatest Drum Beats of All Time
57. The 100 Best Horror Films
58. Top 100 Most Popular Modern Pinball Machines
59. 100 Best Villains In Video Games
60. 100 Greatest Graphic Novels
61. Top 100 Animation Movies
62. Top 100 Soundtracks of All Time
63. The 100 Most Iconic T-Shirts Of All Time
64. World's Best Top 100 Bars
65. All-Time Best 100 Albums
66. 100 Best Movie Soundtracks
67. 101 Best Stomp Boxes
68. Top 100 DJs
69. 100 TV Shows That Defined The Decade
70. The 100 Greatest American Novels 1893-1993
71. Top 100 ESA/Hubble Images 
72. The 100 Favourite Novels of Librarians
73. 100 Greatest Cartoons
74. Talib Kweli's Top 100 Hip Hop Songs
75. 100 Greatest Songs Of All Time
76. The Greatest 100 Movies Ever
77. Top 100 TV Drama Series
78. All-Time 100 Gadgets
79. Top 100 Albums Of The 1990s
80. Top 100 Indie Love Songs Of All Time
81. The 100 Best T-Shirts Of The 2000s
82. 100 Best Novels of The 20th Century
83. 100 Best Movie Quotes
84. 100 Best Singles Of All Time
85. 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time
86. 100 Best British Films
87. The 100 Best Eminem Songs Of All Time
88. The 100 Most Begun "Read But Unfinished" Books
89. The 100 Most Important Art Works of the Twentieth Century
90. 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction
91. 100 Pop Culture Things That Make You Millenial
92. The 100 Greatest Entrance Themes in Wrestling History
93. The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks
94. Top 100 Richest People in The World
95. Top 100 Prime Numbers
96. Top 100 Most Valuable Records Of All Time
97. 100 Most Controversial Films Of All Time
98. 100 Best Opening Lines From Films
99. 100 Best Burgers In The World (OK we had to cheat a bit for this one - here's 50 Most Amazing Burger Joints in the World, and here's another 51 Great Burger Joints)
100. The Hundred Best Lists Of All Time

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12th Nov 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Lucasfilm on the future of film making

Do not adjust your set, this is not an Onion spoof. Can't wait for Episode VII!

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2nd Oct 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Cassette

Tape it! Cassette is a feature-length documentary about the history and continued use of the audiotape. Coming Early 2014. Directed by Zack Taylor, Created by Zack Taylor and Seth Smoot. cassettefilm.com

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12th Jul 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

False False Identity

Reading like a comment from @AdamBuxton's BUG show, I noticed this stickie tucked amongst the meticulously created false identies on one of the iPads in the Apple shop. It and must have taken the confused author quite a while to type out, unless it is sort of Apple strategy to appease the worries of potential buyers who weren't sure YOU HAVE TO PAY. MEAN SWOP PLUS PAY EXTRA.

CLICK FOR BIG ENLARGE NOW.

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28th Mar 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Great Time Machine Race

It's on... (Or will be.) (Or has been.) Take your pick between the Verdrehung Fan(TM) and the Space-Time Twisting By Light project. 

Marshall Barnes, R&D Eng, is working on the Verdrehung Fan(TM) which involves effecting time with specially synthesized electromagnetic fields. Meanwhile, the plan from Ronald L. Mallett, PhD utilises a rotating ring laser generating a gravitational field that then twists space and time.

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21st Feb 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: TPB - AWK

The Pirate Bay doc Pirate Bay - Away From Keyboard is up and, as you'd imagine streaming in full on YouTube, available as a torrent etc etc @tpb_afk

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12th Feb 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

3D Printer Vinyl / Ice Record

3D printer tech continues to get more and more interesting - here's a very lo-fi experiment in printing a record. And a bonus record made of ice below... Details at createdigitalmusic.com, via @ian_vine

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9th Jan 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Downloaded

Alex (Bill not Ted) Winter's new doc looking at Napster... funny how olde world it all looks now

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7th Dec 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Apple 15th Anniversary Smug Video

Jony Ive has been knocking out self-congratulatory videos for a full 15 years now.

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19th Nov 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

RIP: Ceefax 1974-2012

With the final digital switch off taking place today, Ceefax is a thing of the past.

Via BBC

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23rd Oct 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Synth Tour With Adrian Utley

The Portishead man talks through his keyboard colletion. Nice osciallation there, Ade. (via @factmagazine)

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19th Sep 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

DIY Fisher Price Led Zep

This guy has used a 3D printer to cut his own Fisher Price records. Details here, blow your 3 year old mind with a copy of Stairway To Heaven here. (Via @CreativeReview)

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10th Sep 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Embrace The Remix

Interesting TED talk from  Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix, taking in Bob Dylan and Steve Jobs

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22nd Aug 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Korg Monotron-Delay

new family of analogue micro (120 mm x 72 mm x 28 mm) ribbon synths from Korg

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10th Jul 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Clouds

A deep geek into the mind of the pro-coder here: Clouds is a documentary shot with a Microsoft Kinect sensor attached to a digital SLR exploring the beauty of code

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21st Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

iOS6 and other things...

to make you feel slightly more obsolete than you did 5 minutes ago

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11th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Leap Motion

want to play Angry Birds in a Minority Report style? Leap Motion might be the answer

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23rd May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Moogle

today's Google Doodle is a playable tribute to Moog legend Robert Moog - who would have been 78 today

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23rd May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Million Man City

Interesting article at io9 about wacky 1969 plans for a million man city, stretching from New York to California, 100 metres off the ground.

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12th Apr 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

BBC's Downloads-To-Own Plan

The BBC has plans to let you purchase digital TV downloads to keep, just after broadcast - sounds like a decent solution

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15th Mar 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

John's Phone

new mono-function phone (you can make calls on it) on sale at Colette

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29th Feb 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Skate or die: GoPro

Skateboarding's probably pretty close to porn when it comes to using advances in film technology. Check out this quick how-to about mounting a mini GoPro HD camera under a skateboard, from @RideChannel's excellent In Focus series.

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22nd Feb 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Strictly Underground: The Secret World Of Burlington

A peek inside Burlington, the UK's secret underground nuclear bunker/town in Wiltshire built during the second world war. Comes with its own railway station, pub, BBC studio and lots of desks so you can keep up with all that post-apocalyse paper work

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12th Jan 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Electric Delorean

Personally, I'd still prefer a fusion powered model.

Via Uncrate

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8th Nov 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Lomokino

35mm movie camera from the Lomo team and their ongoing "what is digital?" theme

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5th Nov 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Air Cassette

For you retro heads out there ....a cassette recreation app for your iPhone. No word on whether hi-speed dubbing is supported.

App Store

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4th Nov 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Super Pixel Bros

today's "a lot of time on my hands" entry - Super Mario Bros rendered in 64 pixels

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15th Sep 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Undercover WIFI

Note to self: if you're on a stakeout for the Feds, don't call your van's WIFI network FBI_SURVEILLANCE_VAN. Luckily this douchebag didn't put two and two together.

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22nd Aug 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Another Google Earth

Visit amazing site Another Earth for a double sided browser that lets you compare any area of the earth, even setting left and right to different areas of time - for example to compare the effects of the recent Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami disaster. 

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24th Jun 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Sky Go

update to the Sky Player coming Jul 6 - Sky Go, sounds like it's more iPad friendly etc

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21st Jun 2011 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Google Chrome OS

With the impending release of Google's online-only Chrome OS netbooks, they seem to be attempting to get us into the concept with a free Angry Birds plug-in for anyone using the Chrome Browser. Bizarrely, it also works fine in Safari. The only advantage to using Chrome seems to be that you can play .....offline.

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17th Jun 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Appy Talk: Silent Film Director Free

the Silent Film Director iPhone app is still free today (in case you want to shoot in black and white without sound). Comes w "Evil Plan FX"

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2nd Jun 2011 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

3D Pad

A pretty could-be-cool demo for 3D on the iPad, which uses the camera to deduce where the viewer is and adjust accordingly. Not good for that social, shared viewing experience...

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24th May 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

BBC Doomsday

The BBC are dumping the previous hard-copy iteration of their time-capsule "Domesday Project" for a more modern format. I have no doubt that "A Website" has about as little life-span as "A Laser Disk" - as Toby Anstis illustrates below.

Via @thecoldvein

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16th May 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Tape it

Jubru's great collection of blank tape inserts spotted by CNRTH - corporate art at its finest. amazing how many are instantly recognisable to my taping head. must dig out that Walkman 45 tape I've still got somewhere

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27th Apr 2011 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Dischord on Spotify

Attention skate-punkers. Ever wondered what that obscure Fugazi track on the 20 Years of Dischord compilation is? (It's good!) Or whether the second Evens album was any better than the first? (No!) Dischord now have their extensive catalogue on Spotify, giving you easy access to Fugazi, Minor Threat, French Toast, Dag Nasty and dozens of others ...so you can listen for yourself.

Some personal recommendations: Egg Hunt and Embrace (both awesome post-Minor Threat, pre-Fugazi Ian Mackaye bands)

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19th Apr 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

iPod At 10

2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPod and amid the possibility that the original style is on the way out in favour of the touch models, Mac Rumors has a pretty amusing link to their forum - dating back to the day of the original announcement. It's an iLol.

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1st Apr 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Big Screen TV

I'm struggling to send video from iPad to Apple TV, but this guy has his own solution. iPhone > Times Square. Wireless.

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15th Mar 2011 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Nazi 3D Films Discovered

I thought this was an Onion spoof when I first saw it, but apparently the Nazis were shooting in 3D as far back as 1936 - 16 years before Hollywood first started its tedious flirtation with the gimmick.

They probably invented it so they could shoot Iron Sky in the format.

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8th Mar 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet