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Amazon Kindle: read on the go with a wireless high-res e-paper display

November 26, 2007

Amazon made a big move today with the official release of Kindle – a new wireless portable reader that downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a high-resolution electronic paper display. Claiming to look and read like real paper even in bright sunlight, this new gadget from the largest book shop on earth is available […]

Magicmirror: Enhanced consumer experience

November 14, 2007

As Internet begins to fulfill the expectations it failed to answer prior to the dot com crisis of 2000, brick-and-mortar retailers feel threatened, not say pushed to the wall. Thus, after long years of “easy life” retailers need to consider some new ideas such as this Magicmirror for example, from an RFID retail installations company […]

Nanc-e: the nannybot

October 11, 2007

Some great laughs we had around the idea of a baby care robot when our daughter was a few months old and some pretty hard nights were passing by. We even had a few prototypes discussed and my younger brother was excited to jump in with a few of his own ideas. I am telling […]

Painting with Number: price just went up

October 9, 2007

Painting with Number by Sala of onethousandpaintings.com is a 60 x 60 cm acrylic on canvas piece of art exploring the limits and essence of new media and digital art in the age of Internet. Showing the number of visitors to the painting-with-number.com domain Painting with Number will only be painted when it is sold. […]

Mochimochi Land: knitting is art

September 5, 2007

I remember the first I realized how cool, as opposed to their image for some people, quilting and knitting can be. It was in early 2002 when I was helping Dave Green upgrading Conceptis’ website from a brochure to a community driven sphere. As we were looking for good stories to show how our puzzles […]

Jigsaw puzzles of vintage comics, sci-fi and horror magazine covers

August 21, 2007

Brady’s wooden jigsaw puzzle blog is a way for you to get a glimpse onto his “eccentric world of puzzle cutting”. The above pictures – covers of old popular magazines – are offered by Brady as custom wooden jigsaw puzzles, cut from their high quality reproductions. With two optional sizes the puzzles are offered in […]

The Sample Lab: Tryvertising space

August 13, 2007

Opened July 25 in Tokyo’s Iceberg Building in Harajuku and spotted on Springwise – an innovative social network of 8,000 spotters who scan the globe for smart new business ideas – The Sample Lab is a new exclusive Tryvertising space inviting consumers to sample and test new and innovative products. After paying a modest JPY […]

NY Times: TimesSelect Drops Paid Subscription Model, Online Content Now Free

August 10, 2007

The New York Times is pulling the plug on its paid web service TimesSelect, which gives subscribers access to columnist and Op-Ed pieces. According to the New York Post, the decision came from top Times execs, which will make the content free for all readers. TimesSelect was originally free to access by subscribers of the […]

Will dynamic ad push free mobile gaming?

July 25, 2007

Can dynamic advertising and marketing push make mobile gaming free and by that reaching all of us? TheMarker, a leading financial Israeli newspaper, reports today that the Israeli start-up company innerActive has just completed a capital raise of $1.5M from “private investors”. It was just two weeks ago, on July 12, 2007, that Israel’s largest […]

Are you a webutante?

July 23, 2007

According to techscape.tv, (” Charting the rise of mobile 2.0″) there is a new “word of the day” going on in the UK nowadays: ‘webutante’. Dawn Bebe, ex MD at magazine publisher Emap Elan, who’s setting up a new Web 2.0 fashion site called Osoyou.com due to launch this summer is quoted by techscape.tv saying: […]