Lucky Dragons' homemade sound device

This is an interesting social networking application that involves sound, touch feedback, and people.

Here’s some more info:
MAKE: Blog: Lucky Dragons’ homemade sound device

June 30, 2008
6:46 pm
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Goosh (Google Shell) is a cool web-app written by Stefan Grothkopp. It’s not an official Google product but does tie into many of functions that Google does provide. All access is done through a command-line interface.

Here is a list of the commands that are available:

  • web – google web search
  • lucky – go directly to first result
  • images – google image search
  • wiki – wikipedia search
  • clear – clear the screen
  • help – displays help text
  • news – google news search
  • blogs – google blog search
  • feeds – google feed search
  • open – open url in new window
  • go – open url
  • more – get more results
  • in – search in a specific website
  • load – load an extension
  • video – google video search
  • read – read feed of url
  • place – google maps search
  • lang – change language
  • addengine – add goosh to firefox search box
  • translate – google translation

Check it out: – the unofficial google shell.

June 3, 2008
4:44 pm
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DimP – A Direct Manipulation Video Player

This is a very cool concept for online video manipulation: A Direct Manipulation Video Player
Here is the project site: DimP

Here is a quote that describes the concept.

DimP, a direct manipulation video player, lets users drag items on the video screen to move forward and back instead of just via a scroll bar on the bottom of the video. This is not only more fun, but it also allows users to scroll through video to where they want to be β€œat least two times faster,” In a paper presented by Pierre Dragicevic, Gonzalo Ramos, Jacobo Bibliowicz, Derek Nowrouzezahrai, Ravin Balakrishnan, Karan Singh from the University of Toronto, the authors present their method for browsing video by directly dragging content by β€œ1) automatically extracting motion data from videos; and 2) a new technique called relative flow dragging that lets users control video playback by moving objects of interest along their visual trajectory.”

Check the video’s after the jump.

May 24, 2008
12:45 am
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