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18 November, 2003

The Eyetop

Here's the second goggles item this week: Eyetop.

Eyetop is the 1st fashion eyewear to integrate a high resolution screen. Enjoy watching videos, images and any other visual information whenever and wherever you like.

Highly fashionable and designed for indoor and outdoor activities, Eyetop is simple to use. You just need any type of device equipped with a standard video output.

Discover the first fashion eyewear that can replace your small mobile device screen and you will soon enjoy having a real full size monitor in front of you!

Posted on 18 November, 2003

What Brand Are You?

At What Brand Are You?... Enter your name, your core value, and your main goal. Then find out what brand you are.

At The Design Conspiracy, we've noticed a growing trend for silly, irrelevant and often unpronounceable names brought about by expensive re-branding exercises. So far we've seen "Aviva", "Monday", "Accenture," and the potty "Consignia".

My brand name is Qualibit.

Posted on 18 November, 2003

Turkey Soda

Just in time for Thanksgiving: Turkey and Gravy Flavored Soda.

In time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Jones Soda will launch a limited production of the sugar-free and no carbohydrate Turkey & Gravy flavored beverage in the Washington and Michigan markets.

"We are really excited about the limited test launch of our new flavored Turkey & Gravy beverage. This seasonal flavor allows us to enter a new market segment, the meal replacement market.

That sounds absolutely disgusting.

(via gammatron)

Posted on 18 November, 2003

Before You Die...

From the BBC: 50 Places To See Before You Die.

Let's see... I've been to five of them in 51 years. At the rate I'm going, I'll need to live until the age of 510 to see them all.

Posted on 18 November, 2003

Master Street Painter

Kurt Wenner is the Master Street Painter. He paints incredible 3D images on street surfaces.

(via The Future of Real Estate)

Posted on 18 November, 2003

Headacher

Go here if you want to get a headache.

If that doesn't work, try this one.

Posted on 18 November, 2003

Vintage Space Art

This site, called Dreams of Space, focuses on space illustrations in children's books.

In post-World War II America anything seemed possible, even going to the Moon! There appeared in 1949, a book The Conquest of Space , which led to a new trend in children's books.

These books outlined the future the children of the "baby boom" would grow up in, the world of space. The illustrations in these books show facts (as they were known) mixed in with the fantasy of space flight and led many of the readers of these books to "dream of space".

(via Beautiful Stuff)

Posted on 18 November, 2003

Understanding Bokeh

When you take a photo using a large lens aperture, the out-of-focus area is known as bokeh (or boke). And all bokeh is not alike.

Check out Harold M. Merklinger's Understanding Boke article.

The camera functions very much like a painter having access to set of round brushes of all sizes. The camera chooses the size of brush based upon pure geometry: the effective brush size depends only upon where the object is, where the camera is focused, and upon the aperture of the lens. The camera then paints a fully detailed picture, using an amount of light corresponding to that for each detail, spread over a disk the size of the circle of confusion appropriate for each detail in turn.

Boke, the quality of the out-of-focus image, is determined by the set of brushes: the circles of confusion characteristic of the lens, its aperture and how far out-of-focus it is.

Posted on 18 November, 2003

Soldier Photos

An interesting gallery at PBase: Through the lens of a soldier. Taken by a woman with the 101st Airborne in Mosul, Iraq.

(Thanks Erich)

Posted on 18 November, 2003

Listen To Your Dog

Have you ever wondered what your dog is trying to say to you? Try the Bow-Lingual Dog Bark Translator.

he Bow-Lingual analyzes your dog's barks uses Animal Emotion Analysis System (AEAS) to analyze your dog's barks, then selects one of the nearly 200 preprogrammed phrases to represent what your dog is trying to say. The phrases have been selected to reflect the emotion expressed, as well as be entertaining by capturing the natural playfulness of your dog.

It's pre-programmed for a variety of popular dog breeds.

(via The Triple-S Blog)

Posted on 18 November, 2003

The News, In Pictures

At News-Images.com, you can check out the news using a picture-only interface.

Posted on 18 November, 2003

Don't Go To The Grocery Store

Save a trip to the market, and use Cooking By Numbers.

Welcome to Cooking By Numbers, are you ready to cook?.....Get clicking on what you've got and we'll show you what you can cook.

Based on what's available in our house, recipe choices include:

 Tomato and Onion Omelette (a wonderful marriage between onion and tomato in an omelette that is fast food at its best), Cheese Souffl´┐Ż Omelette (an easy, but very impressive dish. Give it a go and show off to a loved one, or one you want to be loved by), Bacon Surprise! Bacon surprise (the surprise is that it is nothing but bacon. A few succulent rashers cooked and ready to go).

(via Love and the Happy Cynic)

Posted on 18 November, 2003

Disney's Privacy Policy

From Ed Foster's GripeLog: Disney's Updated Privacy Policy Intrudes on Adults and Children.

Disney acknowledged in an email to customers last week that changes from the previous privacy policy mean the services "may now share your information with carefully selected third parties whose products and services we think would interest you." But a comparison of the old and new policies also shows that Disney will now have the right to associate "Information Colleted Through Technology" with the personal information of its customers.

And this:

So if you are so foolish as to approve your child's use of any of these Disney sites, they basically have the right to link everything they know about you and your progeny - from your credit card to your child's opinion about "Brother Bear" -- in one database record.

Posted on 18 November, 2003