Microsoft Tag to End

I thought Tag was better than QR Codes. Another MSFT product that never caught on.

thenextweb:

Anyone else find they end up doing this each night? I do! #geekproblems@MattNavarraUK - TNW Community Director


So true.

thenextweb:

Anyone else find they end up doing this each night? I do! #geekproblems
@MattNavarraUK - TNW Community Director

So true.

archiemcphee:

Psychiatrist Dr Karen Norberg, of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts knitted this awesome, anatomically correct replica of the human brain. 

Using different colour to represent different parts of the brain, it took Dr. Norberg one year to complete her project. She used yarn because she thought “the wool lent itself to creating the right “rippling” effect for parts of the brain and was easier to manipulate than other materials.”

The frontal cortex is cream and pale green, the visual cortex a mix of blue, purple and turquoise while the hippocampus is made up of baby pink wool. The two sides of the nine inch brain - one and a half times life size - are joined together by a zip with the cerebellum knitted in blue and spinal cord trailing off in white strands of wool.

According to Dr Norberg the project was a labour of love:

“For me, there were two humorous aspects. One was simply to undertake such a ridiculously complex, time consuming project for no practical reason. The second was the idea of making a somewhat mysterious and difficult object - a brain - out of a ‘cuddly’, cheerfully coloured, familiar material like cotton yarn.”

The wonderful woolly brain is currently on display at the Boston Museum of Science. 

Click here to view a much larger version of the second image.

[via Geeks are Sexy and Telegraph.co.uk]

The human brain with yarn…

VISA Spam

I’d better click this link as soon as possible… NOT!

Good example of how a startup pitches a new product.

everything-creative:

A great idea to connect the future with the past, seal your digital secrets with an old-school wax-sealing. The Top secret usb.

whereisthecoool:

Angry Birds USB Slingshot
Think Angry Birds should be a sport? So do these guys, and they’re creating real equipment to compete with. Their USB-powered slingshot mimics the action of playing on the touch screen to give you total control. The design is still in prototype, but check out the full specs here.
(Via Surplus)

whereisthecoool:

Angry Birds USB Slingshot

Think Angry Birds should be a sport? So do these guys, and they’re creating real equipment to compete with. Their USB-powered slingshot mimics the action of playing on the touch screen to give you total control. The design is still in prototype, but check out the full specs here.

(Via Surplus)

Bing Search API Will No Longer Be Free

Got this in my inbox a few hours ago. As a developer hobbyist, $40 is too much in my opinion to use the API. My queries are less than 1,000 per month. I have noticed this with other services moving to the cloud that things are becoming more expensive for a one-person shop running their own web sites.

Great implementation of a QR Code. Coming to a store near you.

Great implementation of a QR Code. Coming to a store near you.