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Refresh App
Though many think Googling someone on the way to an interview is effective enough, a more useful aid in last-second research is Refresh, a new app for iDevices. The app connects to your calendar and contacts, features a notes section for pre- and...
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Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information
In our multimedia-saturated times, the way we experience information constantly shifts. Using Google to instantly settle a debate or Facebook-stalking exes are just a couple common examples of the type of purely contemporary phenomena resulting...
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Boxee for iPad
Adding to their suite of streaming video utilities, Boxee recently released the Boxee for iPad application, introducing massive potential for streamlining online video experiences. Designed for all iPad users, the app consolidates all sources for...
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Sonos Play:3
We've been rocking out with a variety of Sonos products in the Cool Hunting office for years, gaining a great appreciation for the functionality of the comprehensive wireless streaming products in the process. Debuting today is the next step forward...
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Savant Home Automation Systems
Savant seamlessly organizes the control of the many elements of a home—lighting, security, A/V, Internet, and even sprinklers—into one handy remote. The only Apple-based networking program like it on the market, Savant simplifies the...
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Contxts: SMS Business Cards
While old-fashioned business cards have their charm, it's a little surprising that a digital service like Contxts, an SMS-enabled way to share contact info, hasn't come along sooner. After entering info online, users can send their "...
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Veer Ideas
When Van Gogh dreamed of a utopian community of artists in the south of France, he probably wasn't thinking of the online possibilities. Fortunately for us (over 100 years after the painter's vision), there's Veer Ideas, a social networking...
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70 Unique Business Cards
As we continue to fiddle with our own business cards, it was nice to come across a comprehensive list of 70 original and clever designs. The site features a range of different shapes, sizes and forms, but my favorites are ones that have some sort...
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Jango: Social Internet Radio
Imagine an online social network that provides free, on-demand online music but without the legal anxiety of peer-to-peer networks. More interactive than conventional internet radio, though not as gratifying as Napster was in its glory days, Jango...
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SNIF Petworking
SNIF, or Social Networking in Fur, is a project from John Maeda's Physical Language Workshop at the MIT Media Lab. The idea is built on the age old notion of petworking-- meeting people through your pets. In their own words: "SNIF presents a hardware...
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Flickr Graph
The best online photo management and sharing solution just got a hell of a lot better thanks to Marcos Weskamp and his application Flickr Graph. It produces instant online graphing of any Flickr relationships and allows you to explore all these social...
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Umbrella.net
Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki are at it again... This time developing a transient network, both technological and social, by embedding wireless devices in umbrellas .
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Dodgeball
Dennis Crowley and Alex Rainert have launched Dodgeball 3.0, a location based mobile messaging solution for New Yorkers. Dodgeball has three core features: Guide, Circles, and Scout. Guide is just for finding and rating places, Circles and Scout are...
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Urban Tapestries
I've been thinking about, and looking forward to this for years. I consider it the digital, indexed equivalent to the writing on public bathroom walls... A sort of spatial bookmarking. This project, based in London, takes it one step closer to reality...