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BLACKOUT: Various sites protesting PIPA and SOPA today

Say Hello To The New Pandora: Coming Soon

http://www.pandora.com/newpandora

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

http://player.vimeo.com/video/16051959?portrait=0

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

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

http://www.viddler.com/player/15f6abd8/

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. http://www.apple.com/ipad

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