Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category
Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal examines the state of the web in Winter 2010 with this set of predictably funny comics. Predictable because Inman, who was just interviewed by Mashable, has quickly become one of the best and most respected commentators about Internet culture on the Internet. (It’s all very meta.)
Check out the rest of this series after the jump.
Kickstarter found a way to monetize the DIY craze by connecting people with creative projects with a community of potential financial backers. They call it “crowdfunding,” and it’s revolutionizing the way ideas become reality.
For those unfamiliar with the landscape-changing service, Zippy Cart and Killer Infographics put together this chart that explains exactly how Kickstarter works.
Mimoco’s “designer” flash drive line Mimobots has previously been decorated with Star Wars and Hello Kitty Characters, and now it will lend its frame to the iconic superheroes & villains of the DC universe.
First up is a run of five Batman Mimobots, including the limited-edition (5,000 pieces) vintage 1939-style Dark Knight shown above, which is the only one currently available to purchase [$19.95-$54.95].
The Joker, Robin, Catwoman and another Batman version (last three after the jump) round out the series, and will be released in February, presumably at Toy Fair in New York. They’ve also promised to expand this line in the near future with Green Lantern, The Flash and Superman Mimobots.
Congrats to Evan & the Mimoco crew for this stellar release!
Our friends at Nation Studio, who we just collaborated with on the Like & Dislike Stamps, have launched a deviously fun new website, Googleblackchristmas.com, that customizes holidays cards with various words from Google’s Blacklist.
For the uninformed, Google’s Blacklist came about upon the release of Google Instant, and essentially exists as an internal master list of words and phrases that Instant simply won’t recognize so not to inadvertently offend the person who’s searching (read: prudes).
Tom and his crew at Nation have combed the list and plugged in a number of mostly NSFW words to six different fields, which are customized using the up and down arrows on your keyboard. (My favorite feature is the “?” box that pops up next to each word, hyperlinking to either the Wikipedia or Urban Dictionary definition.)
Check out a few of my creations after the jump, and click here to make your own.
A puppet that looks like a combination of Steve Jobs – who it’s supposed to be — and Bob Saget — who it certainly isn’t — explains why the unicornian white iPhone 4 hasn’t been released yet. He also rants hysterically about Apple’s advertising philosophy, Android having only five users, and Google’s Eric Schmidt being a dick, among other things.