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October, 2009:

The Golden Age Of Video / Ricardo Autobahn

I just saw this video on youtube and just had to post it here – an amazing video / remix called “The Golden Age Of Video” by Ricardo Autobahn:

Try and see how many classic movies and TV shows you can spot!

This deserves extra kudos for the way the Audio syncs with the Videos with a thumping beat to drive the whole thing along. It even rhymes !

Alltogether now: We came, we saw, we kicked his ass!

The Wand Remote

The best remote control ever… I just spotted this on the Firebox site!

The Wand

The Wand

Basically this remote allows you to control almost anything, with nifty Harry Potter style wand waving!

Left and Right to select tracks, for example, and circular swishing movements to adjust volume. It can learn up to 13 infra red commands. It even comes in a nifty magical presentation box.

If you want to control your MP3s from your iPod Dock or your TV channels or your Sky + there’s no better way than this!

See the video and get it from Firebox.Com (The example video shows you how it can even learn to control your Macbook) .

Gadgets don’t get better than this! Is it the ultimate geeky Christmas present?

$000,000,000’s Visualised

Billion Dollar Gram

From the amazing site ” Information Is Beautiful ” comes this visualisation of how billions of dollars are spent around the world, in relative terms.

You can instantly see, for example, that at first glance the cost of the Iraq War seems to dwarf all others, until you look further down and see the “worst case” total cost of the world financial meltdown.

$000,000,000 costs in relative terms

(The US 9-zero for billion costs seems to have become the norm, whereas in the UK it makes more sense to me be a “thousand million” with a million million being a billion, i.e. 12 zeros. Guess the US won out on that one!)

Other interesting info-graphics from Information Is Beautiful include:

There are other websites on the net with some very thought provoking visualisations and info-graphics including Mark Easton’s blog at BBC News, Infosthetics , The Guardian Datablog’s Flickr Group , Wall Stats , Cool Infographics and there’s more listed in this article at Smashing Magazine .

You could even make your own using widgets from the Google Visulisation project!

Pi = Pie

Just seen this on Digg

3.14 = Pie

3.14 = Pie

Is it sad that I find this cool? 🙂