Nice line.

February 12, 2010

This made me smile on the way home.


You’re a muppet

February 9, 2010

Ever wanted to star in the muppets? Chances are, this is a close as you’ll get (yes, you’ll need to enter a little bit of data, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience we’re talking about).

Ok so it doesn’t actually make you a muppet. Which would be awesome. But in all my childhood I never dared to dreamed I’d have my name on the lips of Kermit and Miss Piggy.

It feels like they could have had a bit more fun with the personalisation, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless. After all, what sort of a sociopath doesn’t have a soft spot for the muppets?


Cute! Test how well you know your friends on twitter, facebook and myspace with this site that scrapes data from your account and regurgitates it as a quiz.

Designed by those folk over at unit9 who are so very, very good at making beautiful things.

3D in NYC

February 9, 2010

Neat 3D poster in New York built from recycled consumer electronics… More here.


This London agency design all kinds of film posters, but what’s kind of cool about their site is that they show some of the worked-up but rejected routes they cooked up alongside the final poster.

It’s interesting to see a bit of work-in-progress once in a while.

(I’ve not actually seen Factotum – I just liked the poster; anyone know if it’s any good?)

Multiple Nerdgasms

February 5, 2010

This is 3mins 49secs of pure, unadulterated geek pie. Mixing the popular 80’s themes of LEGO and 8-Bit computer games, these two gentlemen take Michel Gondry’s White Stripes video to the next level.

Kick Ass!


From Jake

Google but cuter

February 5, 2010


from Jake

iWake you up

February 5, 2010

We all hate getting out of bed. Sleeping rocks. So wouldn’t it be good if waking up rocked as well?

Features and specifications:

  • Retro-styled for the double-bell alarm clock look.
  • Enables you to wake up to your iPod Playlist.
  • Serves as a charging dock for your iPod.
  • Built-in 360° omni directional speakers deliver rich, dynamic and vivid sound.
  • Memory function knows to automatically switch your iPod to alarm/clock mode each time it is docked.
  • Snooze button provides an additional 9 minutes sleep.
  • Large volume dial.
  • Compatible with iPod Mini, Nano and Classic.
  • Available in Black, White and Pink styling.

Trying to push the boundaries of technology is difficult , and it takes years of scientific research to come up with something genuinely new and special – but it’s a lot easier to look at something you’ve already got and improve it.

Even easier than that is taking an old technology that people will still be fond of, put it in a cute shell, add some modern comforts and sell it to a market crying out for both technology and that hint of nostalgia, and that’s where the LG serie 1 comes in.

Coming in a lovely 1970’s orange and white colour scheme it looks just like the CRT TV’s of old right down to the bunny ear antenna and removable chrome legs – and although it does come with an unfortunately modern looking remote, those who are looking for a more authentic ‘old school’ experience can use the knobs which sit proudly to the right of the screen.

Despite the fact that it is genuinely a CRT screen (not just a LCD in a big box!) it still comes with a modern digital tuner and composite video for your retro consoles, and I can imagine this may well be more popular as a stylish second TV than as a genuine replacement for your 32” high definition flatscreen.

A final nice little touch is that you can change the colour scheme to ‘black and white’ or even ‘sepia’ if you really want to wallow in your past, and the price for this 14” piece of attempted retro isn’t too bad either at £135.

Admittedly you could probably get one of eBay for about a tenner, but that’s not really the point – this is as genuine as your going to get to the old school TVs whilst still benefiting from the modern comforts and the promise that it WILL work! The main downside is that you will have to go to Korea to get one, but I’m sure for some diehard fanatics it’ll be worth it, the rest of us can just sit back and admire it!

Charlie Brooker takes a look at the iPad in his usual caustic amusing way.