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Sqworl is a handy utility for collecting and sharing a number of links. It creates a short shareable link, similar to TinyURL, but instead of the link taking you to a single destination, it sends the recipient to a custom link group that you’ve assembled. Or, in the words of... Read more »

I really like the effect that’s used in Invisibilia, a series of photographs that have had the subject replaced with an illustration: Maybe the pictures illustrate the idea that we all want to remove ourselves from life, and replace ourselves with fictional, self-created versions of ourself. We want to fictionalise... Read more »

Over at Audio Cookbook, John Keston has been running a few experiments with using image filters in Photoshop to process sound. Running the audio data through a Gaussian blur or Spherize filter, he was able to create some incredibly diverse effects from a simple electric piano input. To test this... Read more »

I was introduced to Parallel Kingdom today in discussing mobile applications with a few friends. It’s a role-playing game designed for cellphone users that you can play on the iPhone or Android. The gameplay is what you’d expect: killing dragons, teaming up against enemies, upgrading weapons. What’s different is that... Read more »

With a patch to both the Android kernel and browser, Luke Hutchison was able to add usable multitouch support to the T-Mobile G1. If you aren’t concerned about updating your firmware, this is a hack that you can use on your device today, despite this not being an official component... Read more »

Shaun Friedle created an impressive piece of Javascript which can automatically defeat CAPTCHAs used by the Megaupload file hosting service. While their CAPTCHAs are particularly weak, it’s an impressive Javascript feat that breaks into some new territory, namely Javascript-based optical character recognition. John Resig posted a breakdown of how the... Read more »

Before the G1 was released and Android was only available via emulator, Jeffrey Sharkey reverse engineered DACP and created a really slick Android iTunes remote that functions just like the Remote app on the iPhone. The Digital Audio Control Protocol (DACP) was recently introduced by Apple, and is built into... Read more »


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