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BLACKOUT: Various sites protesting PIPA and SOPA today

Say Hello To The New Pandora: Coming Soon

Toyota Auris Hybrid. Get Your Energy Back

Installation. It’s a commercial for the Toyota Auris Hybrid. The motion graphics were projected onto the car. 7 Projectors. 28,00 Pixels of texture. Real sweet.

TODOR & PETRU on Vimeo

Low frame rate technique with photos and 2D animation. So good.

Jim Campbell’s ‘Scattered Light’, a Colossal Sculpture of Luminous Pixels

A different perspective exists. All about lo-resolution. “Informationally minimal”.

$100 Note Unveiling Video – Benjamin Bling

About the recent redesign of U.S. greenbacks, the Department of the Treasury states on its website: “To protect your hard-earned money, the U.S. government expects to redesign its currency every seven to 10 years” in large part to thwart high-tech counterfeiting. The most noticeable difference in the new designs is the introduction of subtle background colors, like those used on current passports, “which makes it more burdensome for potential counterfeiters because it adds complexity to the note. The addition of color also makes it easier to distinguish between denominations because different background colors are used for each denomination.” The $5, $10, $20, and $50 notes have been introduced (only the beleaguered buck has been virtually untouched), and last week the new Benjamin took center stage to mixed reviews. And by the way, do you know who is on the $1000 bill?

Makes one wonder, who designs our currency? Are they anonymous for obvious reasons? And do they get samples for their portfolios?

via Daily Heller

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Sneak Peek: Hundreds of Approved iPad Apps [VIDEO]

The hunt for approved iPad apps has officially ended, as the folks from App Advice managed to dig out hundreds of them from Apple’s database. You can browse the apps and see detailed info and a screenshot for each one, and although some of the descriptions are a bit garbled, it’s more than enough info to find out what the app is about.

The site is now fairly slow under traffic load, but you can still see some of the apps in the video.
More about the ipad here.

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Adobe Photoshop 20th Anniversary

For 20 years, the world has used Adobe Photoshop software to transform creative inspiration into nearly everything we see in print, online, and across media. It’s time to celebrate — and see what today’s Photoshop family of products can do for you.

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Apple iPad: Steve Jobs Unveils the New Apple Tablet – ABC News

The Apple iPad has finally arrived.

Apple ipad
The Apple chief is set to unveil company’s highly anticipated innovation.

After months of buzz about a tablet-style touchscreen personal computer, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today announced the company’s new iPad. Before the famed CEO even opened his mouth to say a word, the crowd gave him a standing ovation.

Calling it a “truly magical product,” Jobs said the device could browse the Web, let users send e-mail, share photos, watch videos, listen to music, play games and read e-Books.

Much like an iPhone, the iPad has a touch screen that zooms in and out of Web sites and a virtual keyboard. It also orients to portrait or landscape viewing, depending on how you hold it.

Jobs said it will be half-an-inch thick and weigh in at 1.5 pounds. It will have a 9.7-inch display and include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

When Jobs said the iPad will have a 10-hour battery life, applause burst from the audience.

It will run iPhone apps on the fullscreen and emphasize gaming. But he continued on to show off its talents as an e-reader.

Demonstrating a New York Times app for the iPad, Jobs said it “captures the essence of reading the Times.” In addition to maintaining the typography and columns, it integrates video and navigation tools.

Earlier this month the company e-mailed invitations to reporters asking them to come view what it called “our latest creation”.

Though Apple was characteristically quiet on details before today’s unveiling, industry watchers said all signs seemed to point to the announcement of a device so hyped it had been dubbed the “Jesus” tablet.

“With the iPhone, you kind of nibbled at information,” said Gene Munster, a senior research analyst with Piper Jaffray. “This would be like a full meal.”

Apple Tablet Could Provide Publishers New Way to Approach Internet

Munster expected Apple to announce its multimedia tablet today and, along with it, provide a new way for publishers to approach the Internet.

In addition to announcing the tablet itself, Munster expects Jobs to announce an iTunes-like way for tablet users to download and consume newspaper articles, magazine stories and electronic books.

Apple iPad: Steve Jobs Unveils the New Apple Tablet

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10 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2010

Opportunities aplenty in 2010 for those obsessed with satisfying consumer needs in new ways.

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