One of the most memorable music videos of the 1980s is A-ha’s “Take On Me” featuring a young woman who’s pulled into a world that looks like it only exists as crude pencil sketches. The video took 16 weeks to animate by hand, but Trixi Studios created an augmented reality app that can recreate the effect in real-time.
CPR has long comprised three steps: clearing one's airway, administering mouth-to-mouth breathing, and pumping their chest. But the American Heart Association's new guidelines say that untrained resuscitators should just skip the whole mouth-to-mouth part. Wait! No!
Let's take our minds off all this nasty Google Voice business for a minute, and focus on the apps that we do have. Google may not make an appearance this week, but how about Wikipedia? NPR? The Discovery Channel? Simplify?
Who can forget Jeremy London's virtual cigarette, after having fake sex with Alicia Silverstone to Aerosmith's "Amazing"? Some of the best and worst virtual world-building has come from the music video industry. Strange virtual music worlds, we salute you.
This is far cooler, of course, as Lohbeck's imagination has given life to mere paper. A notebook becomes a laptop, which plays YouTube videos. The same notebook later makes toast and melts cheese. There's even an interesting twist on the ol' photo copy your face trick, which, it seems, has been around since the 80's.…
Apple adds YouTube to Apple TV. EMI tracks are now sold DRM-free on iTunes. The triangle completes itself today, as EMI announced that it would share a bunch of EMI music videos on YouTube, and even "let" users integrate some of EMI's copyrighted material into their own homemade productions. Let's see what happens…