Nike Next Level - First Person Football Player →
Outstanding! Guy Ritchie had directed that small clip for Nike Football. It remind me of the two films (soon trilogy) Goal! in fast foward. Just look at the face of his girl when he signed his name on the fangirl’s breast. Just perfect!
Google Street Views Now With Driving Directions →
Finally! The Google Street Views maps feature that was unique (at its launch) is now really useful. Google has turned Street Views, the virtual street level tours, from a fun diversion to a useful feature by combining them with driving directions. The new features mean that when you’re searching for driving directions in one of the 42 U.S. cities that have Street View images, you can now...
UX > Twistori →
We Feel Fine for Twitter. See what twitters love, hate, think, believe, feel and wish. Really nice and clean interface.
Apple iPhone soon in Canada →
Rogers Canada finaly came to an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in Canada. Customers are asking for it for almost a year now. It may means that their cost of wireless data will be reduced (now the highest in Canada). Rogers and Apple didn’t announced yet when the iPhone will be launch. Maybe in June with the new 2.0 firmware. But I don’t see why you need to wait unless you...
New Apple iPod + iTunes TV Ad (Gamma Edition) →
I find this new Apple iPod + iTunes ad from TBWA/Chiat/Day (looking at their website - certainly not web agency) to be one of their greatest.
Apple iMac Revamped With The Newest Intel Chip... →
Want Intel’s newest chip? Don’t buy a PC — buy a Mac. Apple has upgraded its iMac line with Intel’s “Core Duo Extreme X9100”. That’s not an energy drink, but a processor that isn’t available anwhere else — and in fact hasn’t been officially rolled out, according to tech site TGDaily. They simply never stop. Incredible!
Mathieu Chardonnet is specialized in special animation and effects. Superb examples of work in this motionreel. (via Mathieu Chardonnet)
Perian - Extend your QuickTime playing formats →
AVI, FLV, and MKV file formats MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivX, H.264, FLV1, FSV1, VP6, H263I, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), MPEG Layer II Audio AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3 Subtitle support for SSA and SRT
TQS - Remstar a compris plus vite que les autres →
“Je me demande si Remstar n’a pas compris plus vite que tout le monde une réalité fort simple – à savoir que les bulletins de nouvelles présentés à heure fixe n’ont pas beaucoup d’avenir. Entre l’information continue telle que pratiquée par RDI ou LCN et les nouvelles disponibles sur demande via Internet, je les vois mal continuer à vivre bien longtemps.” (via Barkclay)
From the moment they go live, startups are as real as any other business. They...– Start a business, not a startup - Jason (37signals)
UX > Nerve Music Store →
The feeling of Flash in a XHTML 1.0 and CSS 3.0 website. It’s not perfect, but it’s a great start.
UX > Timeframe - A better date range selector →
Apple Store Second Life →
[One of Apple’s latest patents] would clearly indicate that there’s a store front involved here in order for a user to know that it’s a sunny day in the fall in this virtual world. Something a little outside of the box I’d say and definitely far beyond anything known by any of us shopping at the Apple Store today.
Greenpeace awnser to the Dove campaign. (via Etienne)
Film Review > Untraceable
The film involves a serial killer who rigs contraptions that kill his victims based on the number of hits received by a website (“www.killwithme.com”) that features a live streaming video of the victim. Millions of people log on, hastening the victims’ violent deaths. I never watch (or rarely) something that has a scrore of less than 6 on the Movie Internet Database (IMDB). So...
Film Review > American Gangster - The True Crime...
Yesterday I watched another film based on a true story. The film ranks at 192 of the all time 250 top movies voted by users on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) with nearly 65 000 votes to date. And I must admit that the 3 hours movie really deverses its ranking. Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of...
Film Review > The Bank Job
The Bank Job is a 2008 crime film based on a 1971 true-life robbery of a bank in Baker Street, London, from which the money and valuables stolen were never recovered. Very interesting facts from Wikipedia: A gang tunneled into a branch of Lloyds Bank at the intersection of Baker Street and Marylebone Road, in London, on the night of 11 September 1971 and robbed the safe deposit boxes there....
Get Out And Play - A tribute to the game snake in... →
FarFar, a sweden digital creative hot shop, has created a tribute to the game snake, the first game having been included in every Nokia mobile phone. I must confess that like everything done in stop motion, but I think Get Out And Play is one of the best, and most imaginative site I saw this year. PLEASE take the time to complete the site up to the end. For that you will need to finish a human...
Madonna worth $167,000 a minute! →
Today The Sun (UK), reports that Madonna is going to get about $25 million for two concerts (one public and one private) in Dubai. Each concert will run some 90 minutes, which translates into about $167,000 a minute. Nice!
UX > Down for everyone or just me? →
A little tool to know if you are the only one not able to access a specific site. Pretty hard to do something cleaner and simpler than that.
MacBook Air - The Real Life Experience
I saw the ad, I saw the website, I read the reviews, but until this weekend I didn’t see it from my own eyes. I saw the MacBook Air this weekend at the Laval Apple Store. Conclusion: this is the slickest laptop ever done. Period. If I ever need to replace my current MacBook Pro, it will be a MacBook Air. I have no doubt now that the MacBook Air is the best selling Mac (outperforming even...
CreativSpace - Cover Flow for Google Image Search →
Web2.0, a $4.6 Billion Market by 2013 →
A new report released today by Forrester Research is predicting that enterprise spending on Web 2.0 technologies is going to increase dramatically over the next five years. This increase will include more spending on social networking tools, mashups, and RSS, with the end result being a global enterprise market of $4.6 billion by the year 2013.
Film Review > 21
“21” is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. This is the kind of film that when you have seen the movie trailer, you have already seen the whole film. As it is based on the actual MIT Blackjack Team, a group of students (and their successors) from the...
Apple iPhone and Dynamic Carrier Selection →
We all know that for the next few years Apple’s iPhone is tied to the AT&T network, or whatever carrier has won the iPhone contract in your country by sharing the biggest slice of it’s revenues. But what’ll happen after these contracts lapse? How about the iPhone that operates in a constant roaming mode, with no real home network, but able to connect to any wireless network around. How about...
Logo Design Trends 2008 →
Nice rap-up. Not sure I’ll put new Xerox Logo in Web 2.0 style. Probably more in the Trash Can style. (via kopanas)
Grooveshark - Listen to Music for Free Online →
The iPod like Search interface is fantastic! (via thetoine)
Video Games Anthology > #2 Star Wars
Last week I decided to begin writing my Video Games Antology. It all begun with the 2D vector based Atari Asteroids released in 1979. Now the second game on my list and probably the most important video game of my life: 2) Star Wars (3D space simulator - Atari 1983) To my knowledge, this game is the first 3D space simulator ever released to the public. The player takes on the role of Luke...
I’ve come to realize is that urgency is overrated. In fact, I’ve come to believe...– Urgency is poisonous - Jason (37signals)
Karine Arabian →
Another nice interface from a Boots & Shoes Fashion Collection Website. Nice legs also!
UX > Marc Aurel | Fall Winter 07 →
Slick Fashion Collection Website. Look at the girl’s hair on the home page.
Film Review > Le Serpent
Vincent Mandel, photographe et père de famille en instance de divorce, voit sa vie s’effondrer à cause d’une manipulation orchestrée par un ancien camarade de classe, Joseph Plender. Meurtre, enlèvement et chantage vont conduire Vincent dans une véritable descente aux enfers… Il ne lui reste qu’un seul espoir, battre Plender à son propre jeu. Le Serpent est tiré du...
The Game Has Changed: GM Puts 50% Of His Media... →
GM, in what could signal a no-look-back shift to digital marketing, will dedicate half of its $3 billion budget to digital and one-to-one marketing in the next three years.
Google Data Center FAQ →
Everything you always want to know about the Google Data Centers.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely...– Doublas Adams
Video Games Anthology > #1 Asteroids
I’m thinking, for a while now, making my personal anthology of video games that I have played since my first contact with them. I liked watching in the past and noted events or things that had some influence on me. Although I am not an avid player, video games have been, and will probably remain, memories highlights of my life. As you know, souvenirs are good for the soul and hearth. So...
Film Review > The Darjeeling Limited
Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other — to become brothers again like they used to be. It’s the fifth feature film by director Wes Anderson The films starts Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray in cameo role. Note that Owen Wilson...
EMC Snaps Up Iomega for a Cool $213 Million →
I didn’t even know the Zip Drive was still existing! The cool $213 millions sound to me like even too much. (via Wired)
ZINK magazine →
Nice interface! Too bad they didn’t understand we come for the content. Make it readable please…
Google App Engine HuddleChat - A 37Signals... →
With a pro account, you can upload video to Flickr now!– Flickr: Video FAQ
Google App Engine: Google's version of Amazon S3... →
The service is launching in beta and has a number of limitations. First, only the first 10,000 developers to sign up for the beta will be allowed to deploy applications. The service is completely free during the beta period, but there are ceilings on usage. Applications cannot use more than 500 MB of total storage, 200 million megacycles/day CPU time, and 10 GB bandwidth (both ways) per...
Dear Internet, The Grid is replacing you this summer.– Coming soon: superfast internet - Times Online
Film Review > Cloverfield
Producer J. J. Abrams conceived of a new monster after he and his son visited a toy store in Japan while promoting Mission: Impossible III. He explained: “We saw all these Godzilla toys, and I thought, we need our own [American] monster”. This is exactly what Cloverfield is, a mix between The Blair Witch Project and an American Godzilla, as told from the point of view of a small...