Month: July 2008

Radiohead’s “House of Cards” video

Probably one of the most beautiful videos I’ve seen in recent memory, made all the more memorable by a conspicuous lack of traditional equipment.

No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.

On top of all this, Google open sourced the data and Processing code used to generate it. Spectacular work, chaps (Aaron, Google and Radiohead). via overstated / elatable

iPhone 2.0 Firmware’s Built-in Screen Capture Utility

It’s the little things that count: one of the best things about the new iPhone 2.0 software is the built-in Screen Capture utility. Smart move, Apple – now all the kids will be flickr’in up their screenshots all day long and documenting iPhone App BSODs – sweet!

Built-in Screen Capture Utility: With the iPhone 2.0 software installed, hold down the Home button and press the Lock button and your screen will flash—and an image of your phone’s screen gets saved to your Camera Roll’s images.

– via Lifehacker

Here’s my latest screen:


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