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Kim DotCom, is he the millennium hero?

Kim DotCom, is he the millennium hero?

Kim DotCom has called himself the internet resistance. He declared himself as the highest profile to be victim of the US restricted laws about internet. He is supposed to be the person who stands between people’s freedom and big brother. Is he a hero and should get a medal or is he just a guy who completely lost it? Is revolution an old fashion model? There are people we admire for what they do and others for who they are. Heroes are loved for both. The 20th century got an enormous list of people who were outstanding for more than what their own lives would represent. From Che Guevara to Gandhi, Nelson Mandela or even Zapata. They all were liberators of humanity. Interesting concept as today, freedom is always a matter of perspective. Especially when we talk about internet and technology in general. What is free does not necessary mean…

Playtime, video games mythologies in Switzerland.

Playtime, video games mythologies in Switzerland.

At Maison d’Ailleurs in Yverdon les Bains – Switzerland, a very interesting art exhibition opened its doors last month. It is called Play Time, videogame mythology. The curator is José Luis de Vicente. He is a researcher and writer working around the edges of New Media Arts, Digital creativity, and innovation in Design and Culture. His recent Fields of Interest: Information Visualization, Green Design, Spectrum politics, Media Architecture, Senseable Cities, Software Aesthetics, archeology and histories of Digital Culture, Magic and Technology. According to the museum, Playtime — Videogame mythologies is an exhibition devoted to the culture of video games. It explores how the relationship between play, the various manners of gam- ing, and technology interrelate. An interactive presentation displays historical documents, examples of GameArt and innovative games. The exhibition invites to explore computer games from a variety of different angles: Rules of Play / The Game of Life and the introduction to the mechanics…

SoundCloud, the myspace killer?

SoundCloud, the myspace killer?

One of the most fashionable words in 2011 was “cloud”. And it will continue in 2012. After Apple’s iCloud, another one growing very fast is SoundCloud. It is an online audio distribution platform which allows collaboration, promotion and distribution of audio recordings. Some people consider it is a myspace killer. Originally from Sweden, SoundCloud quickly got installed in Berlin-Germany in August 2007. It was founded by sound designer Alex Ljung and artist Eric Wahlforss. It had the intention of allowing musicians to share recordings with each other, but later transformed into a full publishing tool which also allowed musicians to distribute their music tracks. Basically, you can record your original-sound and share it with your friends, ask them what they think about it or even share it throughout the social networks. Of course, all records need to be original and you should be the owner (or have the official rights) to…

Alfred Dunhill goes for Augmented Reality

Alfred Dunhill goes for Augmented Reality

After the launch of the new Alfred Dunhill campaign for Autumn/Winter 2011, now the brand is pushing the boundaries of the Voice campaign thanks to Augmented reality. In deed, thanks to a free App called Aurasma, you can basically watch the videos out of the printed ads. Which means that any magazine ad can reveal the videos just under the “eyes” of your telephone. According to Aurasma Inc., Aurasma is a radical piece of technology that represents the future of how we use our mobile devices by bringing the physical and virtual worlds together for the first time. Available on smartphones, the app was created out of technology that is capable of recognizing images, symbols and objects in the real world and understanding them. It can then deliver relevant content in real time, including videos, animations, audio or webpages. Using the smartphone’s camera, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi internet and its position, acceleration and direction,…

SwissTV, VOD (R)evolution

SwissTV, VOD (R)evolution

SwissTV is an interesting swiss offer for VOD, video on demand. Most of online offers are either not compatible with what you have at home – hardware – or too expensive and sometimes not appropriate. Switzerland has its ways and here we might see a nice (r)evolution. Check it out.

Versace Mobile phone: boring

Versace Mobile phone: boring

Hi, this week, Versace revealed a Versace mobile phone called Versace Unique. It was developed in partnership with Mobilabs, a expert company on customized phones. Basically, they took a LG mobile phone and they have customized for the brand.

Honda new concept : U3-X

Honda new concept : U3-X

We can say that japanese people will always surprise us. Here is a total new concept made by Honda on what they call Personal mobility engine. It’s name: the Honda U3-X.

iPad, more than a name…

iPad, more than a name…

Last dream come true at Apple : THE IPAD. How far can Apple go ? Well quite far actually.

Is flash dead or long life to HTML5 ?

Is flash dead or long life to HTML5 ?

Between Apple and Adobe we assist in a real Cold War. We wonder how far this will be ? Well until one of the 2 buy the other.

Vogue.com in your iPhone

Vogue.com in your iPhone

You need to discover Vogue new iPhone App called VOGUE STYLIST. You can click on the icon here and get an automatic download. Create personalized fashion and beauty looks based upon the top trends identified by Vogue Editors.

The most expensive iPhone ever…

The most expensive iPhone ever…

The iPhone 3G S Supreme. This iPhone boasts of 271 grams of 22ct solid gold and the front bezel is adorned with 136 flawless diamonds which amounts to a total of 68 cts.

Xbox 360 Lips Swarovski Crystal

Xbox 360 Lips Swarovski Crystal

Xbox360 launched a karaoke pack with a Swarovski microphone… incredible.