Monday, April 29, 2013

"Watch Aaron Swartz Get Interviewed Months Before His Suicide

Sunday, April 28, 2013

"Unaired Woody Allen interview for Granada 1971

Unaired Woody Allen interview for Granada 1971 from DC Morgan on Vimeo.

Unaired Woody Allen interview from 1971. Woody refuses to give a truthful answer to any question, yet continues the interview for nearly 40 minutes (perhaps longer, given that other footage aired).
Talk about rarities - this is as rare as you can get. This is never-broadcast footage of Woody Allen being interviewed by Granada TV in Manchester in 1971 while he was in the UK to promote 'Bananas' - and it's very funny.

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"DDOS on the VideoLAN downloads infrastructure

Logstalgia visualizes web-server access logs as a pong-like game. As the app's official site says, it's a "battle between the web server and a never ending torrent of requests."...
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"Building a Human: new retrofuturist short by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz

Building a Human: new retrofuturist short by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz:
Robert Popper (electrocuted) and Peter Serafinowicz (electrocuted) are back with a new "instructional film made by The Visitors for Human Collaborators on Edité-Frignim (Earth)."

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gaiman on the future of publishing: be dandelions!

Gaiman on the future of publishing: be dandelions!:
The audience for Neil Gaiman's talk on the future of publishing at the London Book Fair apparently greeted his talk with stony hostility. But the Twitters liked it, and I like it too:

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Churnalism Tutorial

Journalism or Press Release? This Tool Will Tell:

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Microsoft Online Privacy video

Microsoft launches new campaign to show Internet users how to manage their personal data:

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Google Now

Google Now could be added to the search giant’s homepage in the not too distant future:

Rumors about a possible launch on iOS, Chrome and Chrome OS have been rife recently, although the latter is expected to be integrated as a slightly different, yet familiar notification center.
Google Now for iOS is all but confirmed, but availability outside of the mobile landscape is yet to be verified. By bringing its cards to the Google homepage, the company would be making a big statement on the influence and value of its product.
It would also be a departure from the minimalist homepage found on the Google Search website. The simplicity of the design has become something of a calling card for the company – but perhaps it’s time for something far bolder and innovative.

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Act of Terror

Act of Terror from Fat Rat Films on Vimeo.

While filming a routine stop and search of her boyfriend on the London Underground, Gemma suddenly found herself detained, handcuffed and threatened with arrest.
Act of Terror tells the story of her fight to bring the police to justice and prevent this happening to anyone else, ever again.
Official Website:
It is easy to forget about the 2005 Terrorism Act and its damaging effect on civil liberties and human rights.  Act Of Terror puts the spotlight back on this murky law, and demands that we keep vigilant in the face of ever increasing state power.
An animated journey through the labyrinthine world of English Justice, the sinister caveats of Terrorism legislation, and the shocking cronyism of the police complaints system, Act Of Terror is about strength in the face of powerlessness and finding the courage to fight back.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

"Thermal video and photos of Boston bombing suspect, hiding in boat

Thermal video and photos of Boston bombing suspect, hiding in boat:
Massachusetts State Police (MSP) released this video shot from their airwing helicopter hovering over "The Slipaway II," the boat where 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect, was captured and arrested last Friday night. Below, photos taken from the State Police Air Wing during the Watertown manhunt, released through the MSP Twitter account.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

the Entire 'Star Wars IV: A New Hope' in 60 Seconds

Fundawear, the Touching Underwear that Brings Distant Lovers Closer

Fundawear, the Touching Underwear that Brings Distant Lovers Closer:

Commissioned by the Australian division of condom company Durex, Fundaware uses tiny vibrating actuators similar to those that give your finger that buzzing "haptic feedback" on smartphones. The intensity of Fundawear's vibrations correspond to the movements of the person's finger touching the smartphone screen from afar Read more...
More about Tech, Apps Software, Dev Design, Gadgets, and Mobile
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Aerial Footage of Arkansas Exxon Oil Spill!

This is the aerial video Exxon does not want people to see of the Arkansas tar sands oil spill. Tens of thousands of gallons of oil have flooded some of the streets and yards of Mayflower, Arkansas. The Exxon tar sands oil spill is small taste of what we would see if the Keystone XL Pipeline is approved. The media is largely being kept away from this spill. In the video you can see that Exxon's plan to clean it up consists mostly of hoses and paper towels. Go to and to learn more and lend your support to the fight of people over profit. UPDATE: The FAA has restricted flight over the area -

Saturday, April 20, 2013

"How to delete yourself from the internet

With help from technology writer Jemima Kiss, Guardian journalist Mark Rice-Oxley tries to erase his online self. But aside from deleting your social networking profiles, is this even possible? Are there sites out there that can help? Can you erase your doppelgangers? And where does your Facebook profile go when it is removed?
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Friday, April 19, 2013

'The Internet Is Destroying Your Life'

Fifty years from now, you will look back with regret at all the hours you spent watching cat videos and reading mind-numbing celebrity gossip. At least, that's what the people of the future say in this frightful warning
The Poke used their time machine to travel to the year 2068 and learn about "one of the greatest disasters to befall mankind" — the Internet. Sure, it may seem like harmless fun now, but the Internet will destroy your life. (Insert dramatic music.)

Google Glass Records Google Glass 'Unboxing'

It's one of the first real-world usages of Google Glass, and the video — unearthed by Droid Life and recorded in 720p resolution — is a perfect example of how Google Glass can be useful
Let's face it:....
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10,000 iPhones Fall Like Dominoes

Watch 10,000 iPhones Fall Like Dominoes:

Be prepared to be blown away as you watch 10,000 iPhones beautifully fall like dominoes in this epic visual masterpiece....
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Guardian’s new GuardianWitness app

The Guardian’s new GuardianWitness app opens up reporting to the masses: News Media 520x245 The Guardians new GuardianWitness app opens up reporting to the masses
Guardian News & Media, the Guardian Media Group division responsible for publishing and in the US, has announced a new platform enabling the public to submit content directly to Guardian journalists.
GuardianWitness has been launched in partnership with UK mobile operator EE, and lets users share videos, pictures and text directly with the Guardian’s editorial team, as well as peruse contributions from other GuardianWitness users.
Though it’s launched in partnership with EE, it seems this is purely a branding/sponsorship exercise, as it’s available to anyone on any mobile network.

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Anonymous raises $54,798 through Indiegogo to kick-start its dedicated news site for Your Anon News

YANPROMO from Your Anon News on Vimeo.

Anonymous raises $54,798 through Indiegogo to kick-start its dedicated news site for Your Anon News: 160021500 520x245 Anonymous raises $54,798 through Indiegogo to kick start its dedicated news site for Your Anon News
An Indiegogo campaign set up by Anonymous to expand its news coverage through a dedicated site, rather than its existing Twitter and Tumblr services, has closed with over $54,798 in crowd-sourced funding.
Anonymous launched the project with an initial funding target of $2,000, which the hacktivist collective said will be used to fund parts of the development process and initial hosting......

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"Explain Like I'm Five: Existentialism and Friederich Nietzsche

A web series inspired by the subreddit Explain Like I'm Five.
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Andy Baio on fair use (Copyright enforcement as the New Prohibition)

Andy Baio
Andy Baio (Photo credit: superfluity)
Copyright enforcement as the New Prohibition: Andy Baio's speech on fair use:
Andy Baio's "The New Prohibition" is a speech given at a Creative Mornings/Portland event, expanding on his must-read "No Copyright Intended" post, about the way that the complexity of copyright and fair use effectively criminalizes a whole generation of creators. Baio documents his own experience of being bullied into giving $35K to a photographer rather than spend a decade and hundreds of thousands of dollars proving that his limited-run, 8-bit remix of a photo was fair use, and makes some practical suggestions for what a modern fair use should look like, if it is to preserve the new, networked creativity.
The New Prohibition

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