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The Office For Creative Research
NYC-based The Office for Creative Research unites three internationally renowned media artists—Jer Thorp, Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen—in an exploration of data's expressive possibilities. OCR harnesses vast troves of raw data, streaming it through...
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StreamMeUp
While a good majority of panels and projects at this year's SXSW Interactive centered around the NSA and government surveillance, interactive installation StreamMeUp offered a lighthearted alternative to the discussion on where advancements in technology...
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Nokia Lumia 928, In the Gloaming
Advertorial content: The Nokia Lumia 928 promises to be the best low-light camera phone on the market today, so we're using it to produce a new series of stories photographed at twilight, called In the Gloaming. Sporting Carl Zeiss® optics and...
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Interview: Sugarkane Studio
In the few short years since forming Sugarkane, Milan-based duo Nicolò Cerioni and Leandro Manuel Emede have come to work with some of the most esteemed names in entertainment. The passion with which they take on any project—from music videos to...
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Microsoft Office 365
By Evan Orensten and James Thorne We've been trying out Windows 8 for a while now—not to mention testing the new generation of tablets and notebooks that has sprung up around the OS. Our overall impression is that it addresses the market's...
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NeatDesk
Tidying up your workspace might seem impossible with endless paperwork continuously piling up. To help manage the glut, I've been testing out NeatDesk, a scanner-and-software combo that turns clutter into organized files on your computer. In the...
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Joy Division Zune Giveaway
Zune continues to innovate with custom device designs and inventive packaging, this time upping the ante with a black version in homage to Joy Division. Since the launch of the Zune originals series, we've been impressed with Zune's willingness...
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Zune Originals: Interview with Chris Stephenson
Zune's next move takes their support of emerging artists and literally puts it on their sleeve. Zune Originals is a collection of 27 original works by 18 international artists designed to be engraved onto the back of the device. (Click images...
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Anthony Burrill: One For Me, One For You
Known for bold graphic work reminiscent of vintage propaganda posters and vector graphic instructions, English artist Anthony Burill created "One For Me, One For You", the latest up in the award-winning Zune Arts project. (Click above...
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Starck Mouse
Microsoft has commissioned Philippe Starck to design a mouse. The scroll wheel is nicely hidden in the center line detail, and the proportions are rather nice. But other than that, it's nothing ground breaking. According to the distributor it...
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3degrees
threedegrees, a desktop app for small groups to share music, pictures, and other cool stuff. It's the evolution of IM. They think it's for kids, but it just might be loved by all...
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Neonode
Swedish start-up Neonode just announced a Microsoft powered Smartphone with what appears to be a totally custom UI. The size looks great, but I'm afraid the touch screen targets might be way too small. Neonode has a site, but there's not too much...