Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

postheadericon Apple’s View of the Future in 1987: the Knowledge Navigator

A device called the Knowledge Navigator is presented in the video linked below which looks very familiar compared to some devices and apps that Apple released in the last few years and even very recently in the iPhone 4S. It’s amazing to see how close their predictions came to the present day!


Apple’s Future Computer: The Knowledge Navigator

 

postheadericon Video: The Bionic Burger

Here’s a weird story about a guy who has been collecting McDonald’s hamburger for over 18 years. Why on earth would someone do that?

Well, one day this guy bought two hamburgers, ate one and kept the other one in the pocket of his jacket. That was the last day he wore that jacket for a year. The next year he retrieves the forgotten hamburger from his jacket and to his surprise the hamburger looked exactly the same as on the day he bought it. This event was the start of a hamburger collection.

Hoax or not? You tell me. On the other hand, think about it when you order a hamburger at McDonald’s. If a hamburger really looks like this after a year or even a few years, it can’t be healthy right?

(Found via http://www.onsdagelijkseten.nl/bewustworden/je-hamburger-is-onsterfelijk/.html)


The World’s First Bionic Burger

postheadericon Video: Jaw-dropping Sneak Preview of Photoshop De-blurring Feature

And when I say jaw-dropping, I really mean jaw-dropping.


Adobe MAX 2011 – Photoshop Image Deblurring sneak

(Video shot by Peter Elst)

postheadericon abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

Say what?!

The title of this post is the name of an iOS music app. It’s innovative, crazy, mind-blowing and utterly funny.

What the app does? Hard to explain. Just watch the video and see for yourself.

Amplify’d from www.wiretotheear.com

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is another must have iOS music app. It’s universal and is currently priced at $1.99. It was created by Jörg Piringer and it’s hard to describe what it does. In fact in this case I’m not going to attempt a description. Just watch the video above. Awesome.

Read more at www.wiretotheear.com

postheadericon Hacking Away with the Kinect Hardware

Some time ago a couple of guys were able to hack the Kinect so it is possible to use the camera on a regular PC or even a Mac. It was only a matter of time before people would start to show off on YouTube what can be done with the Kinect was some added self-written code. Here are (only) two examples of those videos. The beginning of a whole new scene of Kinect wizardry?

You can watch the videos after the jump.

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postheadericon Adobe Demos Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Tool

The fact that Apple does not allow Flash on iOS devices is gradually becoming a problem for Adobe. Very slowly, sites are enhancing and updating their content to make it compatible with HTML5 so their rich content can be viewed on the Safari browser of the iPhones, iPods and iPads.

Creating HTML5 content is much harder currently than creating Flash content. Needless to say that engineer Rik Cabanier’s demo of a utility that converts a Flash file into an HTML5 webpage delivered him a huge round of applause at the Adobe MAX 2010 event.

Note that this is a tech demo, which does not promise implementation in the next version of Flash Designer. Anyway, we got an important glimpse of the direction Adobe is heading into.

Check out what engineer Rik Cabanier showed (just a tech demo, no promises, etc.) during MAX sneak peeks Tuesday night:

 

Are you surprised? Don’t be. As I’ve written many times, Adobe lives or dies by its ability to help customers solve real problems. That means putting pragmatism ahead of ideology.

Link : John Nack on Adobe – Adobe demos Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool

postheadericon Footage Filmed by a Camera Hanging from a Weather Balloon

Here’s a very cool video that was compiled from footage from an HD camera attached to a weather balloon that rose into the upper stratosphere. The video was created by the Brooklyn Space Program: an organization formed by a group of friends in New York City interested in scientific experiments, engineering, design, and education. The group was founded by Luke Geissbühler. It took them 8 months of research and testing to pull if off.

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