June 2011

Fetch me my slippers and the newspad

Jun 08, 2011 | Written by Alex Fenton

Video killed the radio star. Videos, according to a lot of experts, were also meant to kill cinema, but the truth is the experience of cinema is something that we all still enjoy. Cinema is more than just the 120 minutes of film. It’s the Choc-Top, the Maltesers, the person in front with the too big hair-do, the velveteen seats, the curtains opening for the ads- then opening wider for the feature, the trailers, the dolby surround sound, the crackling leader with the film rating, the laughter or screams of people around you.

Cinema lives. Cinema thrives.

Newspapers are going through a tough time in every part of the world and the talk of their imminent demise is deafening. But as Mark Twain once said: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

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08.06 2011
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New Top Level Domain Decision

Jun 26, 2011 | Written by Joey Dorrington

One of the biggest shake ups in internet history happened this week with ICANN approving the new top level domain decision.  What this means is that now businesses can apply to create new domain extensions such as .com & .net etc.  The application process costs $185,000 which means that it will only be available to very large organisations.

This is great news for large businesses so they can stand out from the crowd.  Cyber-squatting will be much less of an issue for example;

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26.06 2011
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Kinect Shop

Jun 15, 2011 | Written by Joey Dorrington

This is one of the most cool applications of the Microsoft Kinect I’ve seen to date.  It really opens your eyes into the future of eCommerce.  Imagine a time when you will be able to try on a complete outfit without leaving your own home.  You will even be able to get feedback from your friends all over the world via your connected social network.

Check out the video over at Creativity Online.

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15.06 2011
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