Import Facebook Photos Into Your iPhone Contact List with Photo Phonebook Source: www.techcrunch.com How much overlap is there between your Facebook friends and the real contacts in your mobile phone’s address book? If those two world’s … this is awesome
Tinkering with monks: cardboard automata activity. via d.school blog
soupsoup:bijan:mashable Evan Williams: How Twitter’s spectacular growth is being driven by unexpected uses Twitter’s co-founder speaks at the TED Conference. Excellent.
Beautiful cover of The Flaming Lips’...
A Sketchy Brain Booster: Doodling →
Good news, doodlers: what your colleagues consider a distracting, time-wasting habit may actually give you a leg up on them by helping you pay attention. Asked to remember names…
Turning Shipping Containers Into Customizable,... →
We recently started following the development of a cool new project taking root at Clemson University in South Carolina. Architecture faculty Martha Skinner and Doug Hecker and…
4 Science Fiction Books Every Social Media Junkie... →
Social-media nerds need to read more science fiction, says Web 2.0 blog Anthrogoggles. To get you started, they have a list of four must-read novels, including Vernor Vinge’s …
Wilco reveal new album release date →
Wilco have announced the dates of month-long spring US tour. The band will kick off the tour in Burlington, Vermont on March 26 and play dates in cities including Milwaukee, Athens, and Knoxville,…
Good Design: The Ten Commandments of Dieter Rams →
cubicle17: The tenth commandment is my favorite: Good design is as little design as possible Back to purity, back to simplicity. Hear hear. (via DF)
Listening to: Mayer Hawthorne and The County -...
But the real test is the simple one. Does the book illuminate things you did...– Grant McCracken on what makes good ethnography
SHARON DOES SHUGGIE →
This is ridiculously awesome. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings appear on the latest Red Hot compilation, called Dark Was the Night and they are covering…Shuggie motherf—-ing Otis and…
NYU Too Expensive? Move to Bushwick... →
A World Of Universal Empathy Would Make Us Behave... →
It’s the third anniversary of Octavia Butler’s death, and blogger ZeroAtTheBone is linking to some writing about her, as well as her own essays. My favorite is Butler’s essay about a…
Listening to: Loveland - Give Me Grace
Taxis in Rush Hour [London] Satellite technology reveals how the network of city streets is being pushed to the edge of capacity. Watch the GPS traces of 380 London taxis over the course of a single day.
Why did whitehouse.gov just spam my newsreader with re-posts of month old items?
Destination Seoul at MoMA →
Last spring MoMA featured products designed in Japan and this year they’re shining the spotlight on Korea with a collection they’re calling Destination Seoul. We really like these items…
IDEO’s Ten Tips For Creating a 21st–Century... →
Embedded vs Removable vs Inherent →
Ever so slightly fixated by what appears on the packaging at the point of sale, but a pair of socks is a pair of socks right? The information that at the point of sale (size, barcode,…
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-2-22) →
David Bowie (50) Andrew Bird (35) M. Ward (18) Animal Collective (18) The Mountain Goats (17) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Step By Step: How to Reinstall a Working Hulu in Boxee Source: lifehacker.com A hacker’s plug-in can put streaming Hulu content back into your Boxee media center on Linux, Macs, or Apple TV. Let’s take a walk through removing the busted Hulu and dropping in the new hotness.
A Map of UFO Sighting Hot Spots in America... →
Where do UFOs show their blinky lights most often in America? Now a handy map of UFO sightings since the 1940s offers a surprising answer. As part of Popular Mechanics’ special report on…
Browncoats Unite! - Help Name the New Space... →
NASA needs your help! They are looking to name the newest section of the International Space Station, Node 3, which is scheduled to be delivered by the Space Shuttle Endeavor in…
How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 9 Into the Ultimate OS X Netbook Source: i.gizmodo.com I am typing on this on a 9-inch, 3G-equipped, almost-pocketable computer, running the best consumer OS money can currently buy. It costs around $400. Do you want one too? Here’s how to get yours. Definitely want to try this…
Did Last.fm Just Hand Over User Listening Data To the RIAA? Source: www.techcrunch.com That leaked U2 album is causing all sorts of trouble. The unreleased album, which is due out on March 3, found its way … Unbelievable.
Bart Davenport - Jon Jon via Seeqpod
Finally, A Use for Twitter →
peterwknox:missjohanna:sade:suitep:livejamie: A Phoenix man and his son show why @THE_REAL_SHAQ is awesome. This is seriously where it’s at. If only for celebrity stalking to feel normal. Pretty amazing.
Hi, this is Mike from Yelp. You’ve had three hundred visitors to your site...– Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0 East Bay Express
Is Hulu rethinking its distribution strategy? |... →
Boxee’s software enables owners to watch Web content on their TVs. The decision to prevent Boxee from delivering Hulu’s content appears designed to prevent TV shows and films from “going over the top.” That’s the term used to describe when cable or broadcast TV shows are made accessible via sources other than cable or broadcast.
Easter Island’s Controversial Collapse: More To... →
While evidence suggests the Rapa Nui people cut down 6,000,000 trees in 300 years, for example, they were also developing new technological and agricultural practices along the way—such as fertilization techniques to restore the health of the soil and rock gardens to protect the plants. As a result, every rock on Easter Island has probably been moved three or four times, Stevenson said.
http://twitpic.com/1kwnp - Glamour shot of Shakes having fun at the dog park
The Associated Press: NY Post cartoon seems to... →
It’s a disgraceful thing the Post did, but you have to love the fact that AP is now doing a story quoting the Huffington Post’s reaction to it, and that of their commenters. How meta is that. Sam Stein, a columnist for the site, wrote that “at its most benign, the cartoon suggests that the stimulus bill was so bad, monkeys may as well have written it. Most provocatively, it...
Van Morrison: Saint Dominic's Preview : Music... →
If you don’t have this album, go get it right now. It always gets to me. The six-and-a-half-minute title cut which opens side two nicely straddles the gap between the album’s two styles. Instrumentally it is very similar to “Tupelo Honey.” The arrangement and vocals are joyously full-bodied and enhanced by John McFee’s steel guitar. However, the dense verbiage (more...
Journalismism: Daily Beast Editor Sends 'World's... →
Bile, with footnotes! We love it.
Joe Pernice Writes Book, Finishing Albums |... →
Joe Pernice, formerly of the Scud Mountain Boys and one half of the Pernice Brothers, has been busy over the past few months working on a new book, a soundtrack for said book and a new studio album.
Whither Ma.gnolia? Citizen Garden Episode 11: with Larry Halff
Why being a “hit” on iTunes doesn’t matter yet →
The current scale of broadcast and cable networks is quite often underestimated by Internet pundits, while the scale of online viewing of television shows is often overestimated by those same…
For Uninsured Young Adults, Do-It-Yourself Health... →
They borrow leftover prescription drugs from friends, attempt to self-diagnose ailments online, stretch their diabetes and asthma medicines for as long as possible and set their own broken…
LEED Platinum Prefab Home Now Available →
Yet another large step in the quest to make green building efficient and more affordable: Green building leader Bensonwood Homes has constructed a prototype net zero-energy home that was…
Design Loves a Depression - NYTimes.com →
“American designers took the Depression as a call to arms,” said Kristina Wilson, author of “Livable Modernism: Interior Decorating and Design During the Great Depression” and an assistant professor…
Paul Auster Finally Getting Recognition As A... →
Britain’s prestigious Arthur C. Clarke awards took the unusual step of announcing a “longlist” of 46 books published in 2008 that are seriously in the running. And the biggest surprise,…
Icon: Bauhaus Chess Set by Josef Hartwig →
Each piece is designed by Josef Hartwig to reflect the moves that it can make in the game. This Bauhaus product is a fine example of collaboration between the different workshops:…
"Cyberabad Days" Blasts Into India's High Tech... →
Cyberabad Days, a new story collection by Ian McDonald, takes us deep into the world of a twenty-second-century India that’s riven by water wars, blooming with glittering, high-tech…