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…Photoshop is as real as it gets?

As Real As It Gets

In case you missed it, this ad for Photoshop, called “As Real As It Gets”, is a fantastically creative interpretation of what the program would look like if it existed in real life.

Also, be sure to check out the Flickr set for some behind the scenes shots, because the size of this ad is almost unbelievable!

[Flickr – As Real As It Gets]

…It’s Things Thursday: Flip Video?

Flip Video

The Flip Video is to the camcorder what the Eee PC is to the laptop: A stripped down, easy to use, and surprisingly functional version of its big brother.

Sporting a VGA quality sensor (read: YouTube ready) and 2GB of built-in memory, there are no tapes or memory cards required, and it connects to your computer with a built-in USB arm.

One-touch recording and software that allows you to easily edit and share videos means that it’s designed to capture your day to day in a way that no camera has done before, and the size makes it easy to carry around with you wherever you go.

It’s time to Flip.

[Flip Video]

…Kitsune Noir has begun The Desktop Wallpaper Project?

The Desktop Wallpaper Project

Kitsune Noir wants to go beyond everyday blogging, and has begun a project called The Desktop Wallpaper Project to do so.

Each Wednesday, one new desktop wallpaper from a collection of artists and designers will be released, and it will be free to download in a multitude of monitor sizes, as well as iPhone and PSP versions.

So far, over 60 artists are involved, and some have submitted multiple works, so if you’re a fan of creative wallpapers, then check stop by on Wednesdays and see what’s new.

[Kitsune Noir – The Desktop Wallpaper Project]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Newspond?


Newspond has dubbed itself “the most advanced news site on the planet”.

Quite a claim, eh?

The idea is that a “tireless electronic brain” finds and sorts news in real-time based on global popularity. This “self-sufficient news engine” “continually watches over and reads hundreds of different websites, including everything from major news portals to the tiniest blog, or forum”.

When it finds new news, it notes, sizes and gauges that news based on things like how fast a story spreads throughout the internet, the amount of discussion surrounding the story, the rate at which people click on or bookmark the article, and even the size of each of the sites reporting it.

The result is a Buoyancy Rating that tells you “the exact upward force exerted on a news story by the internet, in real-time”.

To view the news, you can sort Newspond by what’s hot at that moment, or you can sort stories by the highest popularity rating that they ever attained to see what’s hot for the day, week, or month.

As with any new site (it made its public debut on Tuesday) Newspond is still sorting out a few last minute bugs, and the volume of stories isn’t at the levels of the other social bookmarking sites (which could actually be a good thing) but my initial impression is a positive one. The site looks fantastic, has a wonderfully intuitive layout (including an easy to use commenting system), and features stories that I actually want to read. The timeline of sources is also an interesting idea, and the “real-time”iness of it all seems to work well, so I’m definitely going to be checking back to see how the site progresses.

Can this computerized Digg take on the social bookmarking kings?

Only time will tell, but it’s looking good so far.


[Via: Mashable!]

…Your smile isn’t perfect?

Jessica Simpson Smile

Think you have the perfect smile?

Apparently scientists have done a test or two, and come up with the following guidelines:

  1. Bright white should be avoided. The Whiteness of the teeth should match the whites of the eyes.
  2. A smile’s ideal width should be no less than half the width of the face.
  3. Both upper and lower lips should be symmetrical on each side of the mid-line of the face.
  4. The top row of teeth should be dominant while very little should be seen on the bottom row.
  5. All teeth on display should be straight with no visible signs of restoration work.
  6. The teeth should diminish in size from front to back. (Those either side of the central teeth, the laterals, should be 61.8 per cent the size of the bigger teeth. The next teeth along should be 61.8 per cent of the laterals. The width of the central teeth should be 80 per cent of their height.)
  7. Very little should be seen of the gums. (To avoid a horsey smile.)

[The Daily Telegraph – Bright Whites, Imperfect Smile]

[Via: Spluch]