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August 17, 2013
19:46 // 8 months ago
April 29, 2013
Score one for the big guy: The developers of Game Dev Tycoon, a video game simulating the process of making video games, have a pretty wicked sense of humor. The company, Greenheart Games, launched a “cracked” version of the game on torrent sites, and within in couple of hours of playing the game, something clever happens: Developer profits drop in the game until the game company goes bankrupt … due to piracy. Guess they have a point. (via The Verge)

Score one for the big guy: The developers of Game Dev Tycoon, a video game simulating the process of making video games, have a pretty wicked sense of humor. The company, Greenheart Games, launched a “cracked” version of the game on torrent sites, and within in couple of hours of playing the game, something clever happens: Developer profits drop in the game until the game company goes bankrupt … due to piracy. Guess they have a point. (via The Verge)

22:35 // 11 months ago
March 22, 2013
mediaite:

Obama’s Trip To Israel Summed Up As An Episode Of Arrested Development

So how many more episodes of this series are we gonna get, anyway? (Side note: This is awesome.)

mediaite:

Obama’s Trip To Israel Summed Up As An Episode Of Arrested Development

So how many more episodes of this series are we gonna get, anyway? (Side note: This is awesome.)

12:32 // 1 year ago
January 15, 2013
joshsundquist:

Ever missed an important call because you didn’t feel your phone vibrate?
I recorded the sound of my phone vibrating and made that sound into a ringtone. Now you can turn your ringer up as loud as you want but people will still think it’s on vibrate.
How it works + how to get it on your phone for free

Genius, yet absurd.

joshsundquist:

Ever missed an important call because you didn’t feel your phone vibrate?

I recorded the sound of my phone vibrating and made that sound into a ringtone. Now you can turn your ringer up as loud as you want but people will still think it’s on vibrate.

How it works + how to get it on your phone for free

Genius, yet absurd.

17:27 // 1 year ago
December 7, 2012

jimmydaly:

Some famous photos re-created as iPhone “selfies.” 

Solid Photoshop work on these.

9:57 // 1 year ago
October 25, 2012

Bon Iver, Bushmills auction off custom-made guitar made from old whiskey barrels, with proceeds going to pay for community arts center: Today in selling out in a way so clever and sophisticated that it somehow becomes the opposite of selling out.

0:09 // 1 year ago
August 29, 2012
newsweek:

Well played, old friend.

Digg: Riding the coattails of the stuff its awesome competitor is doing these days. For jokes. Good ones! But still, just for jokes.

newsweek:

Well played, old friend.

Digg: Riding the coattails of the stuff its awesome competitor is doing these days. For jokes. Good ones! But still, just for jokes.

16:59 // 1 year ago
August 9, 2012

You can light up the Quartz newsroom

brooklynmutt:

quartz:

Here at Quartz, our newsroom will be driven by a set of core obsessions. (Kevin talked about this strategy in a recent interview, and we’ll have plenty more to say about it as we approach our launch.) One of my obsessions is the Internet of Things, which refers to physical objects that can collect data and communicate, like plants that tweet when they’re thirsty or trash cans that report the news.

To slake my obsession and distract myself from work, I recently set up a lightbulb in our office that toggles on and off when someone mentions @quartznews on Twitter, among other rules. Now, when you interact with us, our newsroom is literally brightened.

The setup is fairly simple, thanks to some new products that help anyone with a nerdy curiosity play around with the Internet of Things. The lightbulb, pictured above, is plugged into a Belkin WeMo Switch, which was released last month. It connects to the Internet over WiFi, and an accompanying iPhone app lets you turn on and off any device plugged into the WeMo. (I use one at home to flip on my AC before getting home.)

In addition to manual control with your phone, it’s also possible to give the switch a bit of a Web-connected brain. Belkin has partnered with ifttt, a Web service that stands for “if this, then that.” That allowed us to set some rules for our little lightbulb: if something happens, then flip the switch. Here’s what we came up with:

Facebook’s share price dipped below $20 on Thursday and Friday last week. And China has won 77 medals so far at the Olympics. (The latter data comes from an API built by ESPN, which is nice because we’re pro-collaboration here at Quartz.) But the most interesting and meaningful, if not exactly practical, trigger is the one that lights up our newsroom when @quartznews is mentioned on Twitter. It’s a nice manifestation of our relationship with Quartz users, without whom we’ll be in the dark.

Of course, there are plenty of other lights in our newsroom, we actually use TweetDeck to keep tabs of mentions, and having multiple triggers means it’s sometimes unclear whether Facebook is tanking or we’re blowing up on Twitter. We should probably pare it down to a single rule. But for now, we’re just playing around. When devices and sensors are hooked up to the Web, the possibilities unfurl in lots of directions.

The lightbulb awaits your tweets…

Zach Seward

Too cool!

If something they post goes viral, they’re going to be in trouble.

(Source: quartz, via brooklynmutt)

10:14 // 1 year ago
June 13, 2012
braiker:

Ooooh cool. Now do S T O N E T E M P L E P I L O T S
daftwonk:

Jon Tester: U.S. Senator from Montana … has seven fingers … loves him some Pearl Jam.
h/t @jontester 


G I N B L O S S O M S

braiker:

Ooooh cool. Now do S T O N E T E M P L E P I L O T S

daftwonk:

Jon Tester: U.S. Senator from Montana … has seven fingers … loves him some Pearl Jam.

h/t @jontester 

G I N B L O S S O M S

(Source: coolstoryslowbro)

17:47 // 1 year ago
May 13, 2012
23:21 // 1 year ago