Tour de Force

October 15th, 2008

Steve Jobs called the unibody of the new MacBook and MacBook Pro a Tour de Force. This part is milled from a solid piece of aluminium. I don’t know, it’s not like they have reinvented the wheel or so. But the new notebooks do look very lush. Me want.

MacBook unibody design

Here are some bonus hardware pron pictures of the manufacturing process. You can watch the video for yourself here.

MacBook unibody design

MacBook unibody design

MacBook unibody design

MacBook unibody design

MacBook unibody design

MacBook unibody design

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

September 10th, 2008

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

Nuff said.

Yellowtail on the iPhone

September 1st, 2008

Lee Byron ported one of my favorite java applets called Yellowtail to the iPhone. Yellowtail was developed by Golan Levin back in 2000 as a java applet, a few years later he ported the code to Processing.
Lee got himself an iPhone last week and a few days later he got his Developer’s Certificate. He managed to code this nice version of Yellowtail for the iPhone in just 2 days. You can read some details here.

Armin Heinrich

August 6th, 2008

I Am Rich by Armin HeinrichI Am Rich is an iPhone application that will cost you €799,99 or $999.99. Its description:

The red icon on your iPhone or iPod touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford this.
It’s a work of art with no hidden function at all.

Developed by Armin Heinrich.

I Am Rich by Armin HeinrichI Am Rich by Armin Heinrich

found at wrongdistance.com

Keyboard-Napkin

August 5th, 2008

This Keyboad-Napkin is just one of the 8 products that Valentin Engler, Marius Morger & Daniel Grolimund designed for their ‘Single men’s choice‘ bachelor degree project in Industrial Design. You should definitely check out their website, they even documented all their 68 ideas.

Keyboard-Napkin

Keyboard-Napkin

Keyboard-Napkin

found at swissmiss

Augmented Reality on the iPhone

July 22nd, 2008

Augmented Reality is nothing new, but till now it was mostly a nerdy webcam demo thing. But when you use a mobile phone like the iPhone, where you can move the camera and the display in one device, the user experience could really become enjoyable. Just think of all the possible applications with this technology. ARToolworks developed a version of the free ARToolKit (a software library for building Augmented Reality applications) for the iPhone. In this video they show us a preview, unfortunatly they only managed to get 10 frames per second. But maybe with some help from Apple they could boost the speed over 20 fps.

Warning, mute the sound of the video right away! Believe me!

iPhone 3G

July 11th, 2008

iPhone 3G

So despite my initial enthusiasm, I didn’t buy an iPhone 3G today. It wasn’t an easy dicision but the T-Mobile iPhone 3G plans just don’t fit my needs. I don’t want any included minutes or T-Mobile hotspots access. I want a fair minute rate (not 0,29€ a minute) and more data transfer at full speed (not throttled after just 300 MB). So I guess I’ll plan my next holiday to one of the countries with prepaid iPhones.
If you want to see more iPhone 3G hardware pron, iFixit has the images to get you off.

Slow Down

June 13th, 2008

It’s again that time of the year … I have to go in zen mode. I have to go and see the North Sea … the beach … sand. So it will be quiet here over the next few days.
Speaking of sand, see what Jean-Pierre Hebért does with a mac and sand. ‘Mac-Controlled Algorithmic Art’ it’s called. The steel ball is moved by mac, I guess with a magnet. Just watch the videos in his profile on apple.com. Let’s see if I’m zen enough to do something like that without a mac.

Jean-Pierre Hebért

Mine

June 9th, 2008

iPhone 3G

One more month baby!

Reload

June 9th, 2008

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