Looks like the fine folks at St Vital Centre have hit on a sure-fire way to motivate their web developers!
"Ooh, this looks promising..."
"Sweet, I don't have to make dinner now!"
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of March 27th…
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, trailer
- This Is a Generic Brand Video
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad
Satya Nadella today headlined a media event to introduce Office for iPad, in line with earlier rumors. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad are now live in the App Store as of 11:00 AM Pacific Time.
This morning, a number of Mozilla employees took to Twitter with a united, nearly simultaneous message to new Mozilla Foundation CEO Brendan Eich: "Step down."
Contributed by Lauren Zacharias and Wil Alambre over the course of March 25th…
ShareDrop: AirDrop in your browser
Now non-OSX users have an AirDrop-like option to share files on a local network.
Facebook Buys Oculus VR
Strikes me as a buy-now-while-its-hot-and-figure-out-what-to-do-with-it-later sort of acquisition...
Dave Morin, founder of Path, gives some sound advice. DonÂt try to make up the next great thing out of thin air. Instead, think of a something that is already ÂnormalÂ to the world, and then try to make it better.
Designer Dirty Talk
A little NSFW, a little cheesy, a little offensive, a lot of terrible design-related puns.
DRM-ing Your Coffee
Like printers and ink cartridges, Keurig's next generation of coffee machines wants to lock you into getting your fix from them at the price they want to charge you.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt over the course of March 24th…
Basecamp is under network attack (DDoS)
If you use Basecamp, then you know that is yo-yoing around this morning. Turns out that some internet scum are trying to extort money by performing a denial of service attack and offering to turn it off if they are paid. The internet, where anything is possible and not all of it is good.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt and Wil Alambre over the course of March 21st…
The New Spring, Brought To You By Climate Change
Five charts over at PopSci telling us why spring is showing early than ever because of climate change. This year must be normalizing the data however.
Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon Form 2-Man Doo-Wop Group Using iPad App
If this doesnt make you smile, you are cold-hearted. Super fun for a Friday!
Apple TV Concept
Speculation on what the next generation of Apple TV could look like based on the current generation of iPhones. Pretty nice mockups I must say.
Touch each wall in a room with your phone, and the app will be able to extrapolate that into a floorplan. Do each room in this manner, and you can do your entire house!
- Jodorowsky's Dune
It's twitter's eighth birthday, and they're inviting everyone to reminisce with them. Use the new discovery tool to find your first tweet.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt over the course of March 20th…
Craig Hockenberry writes up a nice review of why Apple might not actually be working on wearable tech anytime soon. We just had this discussion in the office because my Fuelband broke.
Food Ideas from Munchery
Nice looking site with a ton of pretty quick recipes. If I was a (lazy) person in the SF Bay Area, I would totally use this.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt and Wil Alambre over the course of March 19th…
Fieldnotes Spring Edition is called Shelterwood
If you follow me on Instagram, you might already know that I love my Fieldnotes. Spring Edition for 2014 looks to be one of the best yet.
Goodbye And Good Riddance
Today, Blizzard officially shut down the Diablo III auction house.
- Christopher Walken Dance Now
Contributed by Wil Alambre, Julian Moffatt, Doug Ross, and Lauren Zacharias over the course of March 17th…
Urban Jungle Street View
Einar Öberg has made a little hack for Google Street View that adds trees, grass, vines, and vegetation to normal city streets. Grab a compatible browser and see what your city would look like if nature reclaimed it!
Primordial B-Mode Polarization
This could provide the first direct evidence for a theorized event called inflation that caused the universe to exponentially grow just a fraction of a fraction of a second after it was born... aka, the Big Bang!
"A Toxic Office Culture"
Engineer Julie Ann Horvath describes sexism and intimidation behind her recent GitHub exit. GitHub's three cofounders are Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, and Tom Preston-Werner. Wanstrath and Horvath have not revealed which cofounder is at the center of this controversy.
Taking ask-me-anything threads from Reddit and presenting them in a much more readable format.
Introducing OneNote for Mac
Microsoft has launched OneNote, free, in the App Store for Mac.
Breath Underwater With No Scuba tank
Pretty amazing is this works. As a diver this opens up a whole new realm of possibilities and dangers of decompression sickness.
A short video on Hoefler & Frere-Jones, from SXSW.
Contributed by Max Chiriac and Wil Alambre over the course of March 13th…
iOS 7.1: new minimal UI mode and old bugs on Safari
Apple introduced new boolean property for iPhone and iPod touch: minimal-ui in 7.1 for web developers. This is similar to saved on Home Screen web apps but not quite the same.
- The UpStanding Desk
- The Cardboard Standing Desk
A minimalistic game in development that emulates the look of subway maps. The alpha versions are available for free and have the feel of a casual tablet game. Surprisingly amusing, I'm looking forward to the final version.
What You Think You Know About The Web Is Wrong
Tony Haile writes about how we should focus less on clicks, views, stats, and numbers, and instead should be optimizing for experience and attention.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt and Wil Alambre over the course of March 12th…
Star Wars Takes On Pharrell's 'Happy'
Well that's fun!
Ex-New York Times writer Jennifer Lee has developed an app to get busy people to read more by bringing back the idea of serialized fiction.
The Web is 25 years old
The "vague but exciting" proposal on which the Web is based was sent to his boss at CERN by Tim Berners-Lee on March 10, 1989.
Ballad of a WiFi Hero
"In Which I Fix My Girlfriend's Grandparents' WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero," by Mike Lacher. Rejoice!
Taking A Second Look At Free Fonts
Smashing Magazine has a nice write up on free fonts. Bookmarked for future reference.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt and Wil Alambre over the course of March 10th…
If you like Threes on the iPhone, you will love 2048 in your browser.
A searchable website that collects various software licenses and translates them into plain english.
If you're using OSX for web development, there's a good chance you're using MAMP. And there's a good chance you'll be interested in their 3.0 upgrade.
A jQuery plugin for placing items in straight rows, similar to how Flcikr lays out pictures in a user's photostream.
- Doing Canadian Things
Latest update to iOS, featuring CarPlay, improved Siri, and tweaked UI. Available for download now.
Contributed by Max Chiriac and Wil Alambre over the course of March 6th…
How big is our own solar system?
An iterative microsite from BBC about Solar system and mans achievements in space.
- Sin City: A Dame To Kill, trailer
- What Clients Donât Know (and Why Itâs Your Fault)
Getty Images and Embed-able Photos
"Our content was already everywhere," says Craig Peters, business development exec at Getty Images. An open-embed program that lets users drop in any image they want so long as Getty Images gets to append a footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page.
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Julian Moffatt over the course of March 3rd…
Ellen DeGeneres broke broke the record for the most retweeted tweet last night when she posted an image featuring, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, and other. 1,300,000 retweets in less than an hour and then Twitter crashed :)
Writers' Residencies=2C En Route
Amtrak has hit upon an interesting idea: offer long roundtrip rides aboard Amtrak trains dedicated solely for the purpose of writing, for free. And apparently, its a great experience, with Jessica Gross calling it a "unique environment for creative thought" .
Apples rumoured iOS in your car becomes reality for Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo.
Apple introduces CarPlay
One Billion Dollars
That a lot of pledges to a lot of kickstart-ed projects!