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developed by stockholm-based humans since 1982, ‘a million times’ is an installation designed for victor hunt that is made from 288 special two-handed analogue clocks – powered by 576 electrical engines to drive the minute and hour hands independently – which collectively create a giant display which visually expresses the time digitally.
the 576 individual rotating hands to form extensive texts and elaborate customized patterns and graphics.
the expansive timepiece is a follow-up to the studio’s previous smaller-scale ‘clock clock’ which designboom covered during its development and completion.

‘a million times’ will be presented at design days dubai 2013.

Via Design Boom

More GoScope videos on http://go-scope.com/videos/

The idea was to create a night photography timelapse video featuring his most popular subjects in this amazing country: the fairytale-like quivertrees and the eery, dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei – something that had never been done before.
Marsel & Daniella

A wonderful video. Watch it on Vimeo.

Happy new year 2013

Smashing Magazine Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: January 2013

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Scientists unveiled today an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before.

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night

Link: http://www.georgakopoulos.org/2012/12/earth-6/

There is a lot that goes into an eye tracking session. This isn’t just simple software you can download and it just works through your iSight camera or something. There are some indie hacker ways to do it inexpensively, but typically, an eye tracking setup is pretty pricy. The system SimpleFocus uses is Mirametrix. They are apparently fairly disruptive in this market since it’s priced so much lower than others in the market. Still, you’re looking at $10,000 for the hardware and software you need even with Mirametrix.

Link: http://css-tricks.com/eye-tracking-css-tricks-com/

As the shadow of night falls across the American West a lone man begins his work. Far from the confines, calamity, and culture of society, multimedia artist and storyteller Jeff Frost sifts through the visual dregs of places and people who once were.
Combining still and time-lapse photography with motion, music, and art, Frost reveals a world rarely seen. Rooted in science and the exploration of space, Frost’s work explodes with light, fire, and sound, utilizing 2D and 3D perspective, leading the viewer on a unique visual journey through worlds both real and imagined.
- written by the amazing photographer and human being, Daniel Milnor

Visit Jeff Frost at Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/frostjeff

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Did you know that these things happen within 60 seconds?

  • 710 computers are sold worldwide and 555 of these computers are sold with Intel processors
  • 1,820 TB of data is created; that’s enough data to fill up 2.6 million CDs
  • 232 computers around the world get infected by malware
  • 450 Windows 7 Cds are sold worldwide
  • 925 iPhone 4s and 85 iPads are sold worldwide
  • 11 Xbox 360 consoles are sold worldwide
  • 18 Amazon’s Kindle Fire are sold worldwide
  • 38 tons E-waste is generated worldwide
  • 4,000 USB devices are sold worldwide
  • 2,500 ink cartridges are sold worldwide
  • 2,100 checkins happen on location-based social networking website foursquare
  • $75,000 is added to Google’s revenue
  • 2 Million Internet users watch Porn Online
  • 1.1 million conversations take place via instant messengers
  • 103 Blackberries are sold worldwide
  • 1,100 acres of land farmed in Farmville application
  • PayPal processes transactions worth $219,000; out of these, $10,000 is transacted via PayPal mobile
  • Around 950 purchases are done on eBay, out of which 180 purchases are done using eBay Mobile
  • 12 websites get hacked and 416 attempts are made to compromise various Facebook accounts
  • 1,400 movie discs are rented from America’s movie and game destination Redbox with more than 34,400 kiosks nationwide.

Source: http://www.go-gulf.com/blog/60-seconds-v2

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Google censored its homepage logo in the US to protest against two bills that could damage the Internet and destroy its core values. “Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA,” explains Google.

Google’s homepage also includes a link that asks users to “tell Congress: please don’t censor the Internet.” The censored logo is only available in the US, but the link is also displayed outside US.

Wikipedia and WordPress decided to make it more difficult to access their content. “For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia.”

Redirect according to the language that a user has set with mod_rewrite.

RewriteEngine on
# English users
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Accept-Language} ^en [NC]
RewriteRule ^$ /en/ [L,R=301]
# Greek users
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Accept-Language} ^el [NC]
RewriteRule ^$ /el/ [L,R=301]

teehan+lax – an interactive user interface design agency – has put together a solid Photoshop file (PSD) containing all of the main iPhone UI widgets. It’s a whopping 6 megabytes and includes everything from scrolling lists to the keyboard, labels, browser bars, play controls, phone keypad, and more.

This file is awesome if you want to put together some mock designs for your app. Even if you’re not an iPhone app developer yourself, you could use this to spec out your app before passing it to a developer.. giving you more control over the result.

320480.com has an alternative iPhone interface PSD file for download, if you want some variety.

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Zend Framework by the Numbers

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