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Friday, April 8, 2011

The Commodore 64 is back

Nearly 30 years later, the Commodore brand is re-releasing its flagship computer – this time with all the amenities of a modern-day computer packed inside. Just another retro-nerd gadget? You be the judge…

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

TheyMakeApps.com

Are you an iPhone developer? Need someone to code it? TheyMakeApps.com is the place for you.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple Unveils iPAD

Photo from gettyimages

Photo from gettyimages

The much anticipated Apple iPAD was revealed by CEO Steve Jobs during an Apple Event on Wednesday in San Francisco. Jobs says “In order to really create a new category of devices, those devices are going to have to be far better at doing some key tasks,” “We think we’ve got the goods. We think we’ve done it.”


Last week Frog Design dug into their archives and showcased an early prototype of the Apple Tablet named “Bashful”. Head over to Design Mind for the full story.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

3rd generation One Laptop Per Child

Twice as thin as an iPhone, semi-flexible 8.5″ by 11″ touchscreen, wireless induction charging and energy consumption under one watt and costing $75. The third generation One Laptop Per Child is still in conceptual stage and is being designed by Yves Behar. The expected release date is 2012 and only time will tell if it warrants the hype. For more on the XO-3 click here (optimistic) or here (pessimistic).

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Monday, November 30, 2009

iphone App scans for Green Products


Image from Inhabitat

Hmmm… GoodGuide just released an iPhone application that enables consumers to shop responsibly so to speak.

The new barcode scanner application draws from a wealth of independent, scientific information on the health, social and environmental performance of more than 50,000 consumer items and companies to provide instant product ratings to shoppers. GoodGuide licensed Occipital’s state-of-the-art RedLaser barcode scanning technology for its new application.

It is available for download here.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pranav Mistry and the Sixth Sense


Wow. Wow. and WOW.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

The Nook: Raising the Bar

Launched just last week by Barns and Noble, the Nook has added a few sexy features to rival Amazon’s Kindle e-reader. It’s white, has an e-ink screen, and is priced at $259, all like the Kindle.

The biggest distinctive feature is its ability to wirelessly “lend” ebooks to other nook users for 14 days. For more info on the Nook go here.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Apple’s Hyperwall

At this year’s WWDC, Apple is showcasing 20,000 of the most popular iPhone apps on a massive hyperwall constructed with 20 Apple Cinema HD displays. The wall highlights the apps activity by lighting-up its icon with each customer download. Peak over at Apple Insider for more images of the installation.


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Monday, June 8, 2009

Call for Entries: AIGA (Re) Design Awards

The 2009 (Re)design Awards is now accepting submissions of work. The competition is focused on recognizing designers that have produced innovative sustainable solutions. Find out more here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:31 am  

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Phone Drawing

This weeks cover for the New Yorker was developed by artist Jorge Colombo. What separates this cover from previous ones is that his medium was an iPhone apps. called ‘Brushes’. The artist explains his process below:

The drawing was created by Colombo in just an hour, while he stood outside the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Times Square. “I got a phone in the beginning of February and I immediately got the programme so I could entertain myself,” says the artist on the New Yorker website, where a film of his process can also be viewed. “Before, unless I had a flashlight or a miner’s hat, I could not draw in the dark.” Colombo also stated that drawing on the phone had the advantage of allowing him to draw without being noticed, although he does mention one drawback of phone painting: that when the sun is up, it is hard to see, “because of the glare on the phone”.

To see additional work by the artist you know the drill.
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