Tag Archives | Software

…The Mac Bundle Box is a great deal on software?

Mac Bundle Box

Get your app on with the Mac Bundle Box, a collection of 12 great apps for just $49.

Titles include Freeway, Simon, DEVONthink, myNotes, iCash, DaisyDisk, Chronicle, Stomp and Exces, and you’ll save almost 90% off retail by buying them together, so what do you have to loose?

[Mac Bundle Box]

…The Toyota iQ has its own font?

iQ Font Car

For Toyota’s new iQ, they wanted to do something a little different with the car, so they used it to create a font. (Yes, you read that right. A font.)

The process involved a lot of stunt driving and some interesting software to put it all together, but the end result is actually pretty good looking:

iQ Font

[iQ Font]

…You can build your own Microsoft Surface?

DIY Surface

If Microsoft’s Surface PC has you dreaming about the future of computing, but the $12,000 price tag has brought you back to reality, then check out Maximum PC’s build of a multitouch surface computer that uses just $350 in parts and a bit of creative hacking.

The whole thing achieves the Surface like interface through the use of some infrared LEDs, a PS3 Eye camera, a projector, and some acrylic, and the wood cabinet gives it some class, though that would be purely optional if you wanted to keep it geek-tastic.

The computer itself is just a common Core 2 Duo, 2 gig RAM machine, and the software is all open source, so you could technically build one of your own if you were so inclined.

Just don’t let on to the price when your friends wonder where the spare Clevelands came from.

[Maximum PC – DIY Microsoft Surface]


…Obscura Digital augments your world?

Obscura Digital

Obscura Digital turns buildings into giant displays using synchronized HD projectors, and their latest target was the old mint building in downtown San Francisco for the YouTube Symphony.

The software that they’ve developed automatically calculates and compensates the video for distance, angle, surface, shape, brightness, picture shift, and other variables to create a seamless experience, and with some creative minds behind the end design, the result is a building that literally comes to life before your very own eyes.

See for yourself:

[Obscura Digital]

…Eric Solheim captured One Year in 40 Seconds?

Four Seasons

Eric Solheim snapped images and captured audio from the same spot outside of his house for an entire year, and then stitched them together into a fantastic time-lapse video called One Year In 40 Seconds:

In addition to the video, Eric also documented his entire process, including the story, the camera, the settings, the software, the techniques and more, and posted it all on his blog, along with every source file that he created under a creative commons license so that you can take his work and experiment with it as well to see what you can come up with.

[Eric Solheim – One Year In 40 Seconds]