Yahoo’s message

Yahoo just released an update to their messenger app that now allows you to make video calls and stream live one-to-one video over 3G or Wi-Fi. It also lets you call between Android and the iPhone as long as the Android has a front facing camera. Download it here for free

Kenny Powers iPhone App: Home Run Fiesta

Ok, sure, why not?

Features:

-Classic Home Run competition game play
-Hundreds of ballsy insults straight from by Eastbound and Down’s Danny McBride
-Retro 8-bit color graphics
-Exclusive Eastbound and Down: Season Dos content
-Five levels of balls-out insanity
-The chance to square off against one of the greatest pitchers of all time. Period.

Available here

via, uncrate

Talking Tree

What a random, cool idea.

A 100 year old tree, living on the edge of Brussels, was hooked up to a fine dust meter, ozone meter, light meter, weatherstation, webcam and microphone. This equipment constantly measures the tree’s living circumstances. And translates this information into human language. Then, the tree lets the world know how he feels. Follow the life of the talking tree via YouTube, Flickr and Soundcloud. And friend him on Facebook.

Visit the tree here

Music from saharan cellphones

I just started listening to this, and it’s real good.

From Bill McMullen on 12oz:

Music cultivated from memory cards of old cellphones in West Africa, mostly used for ringtones. They’re actual songs, not blippy chip music, and the complete mix is a good trip.

Download here

Classic Arcade Games on the iPhone and iPad

Elite is in the process of releasing an app called “ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection (Vol. #1),” which lets you play 25-year-old arcade classics like Paperboy, 1942, Airwolf, Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, Kokotoni Wilf, and Turbo Esprit on your iPhone (and iPad).

Read more here

iMoleskine

Moleskine iCovers wrap your iPad or iPhone with the quality we all know and love.  Not to stray from their analog history, the case also includes a nice notebook as well.

via, Uncrate

Full aluminum jacket


Japanese company Abee has just released a couple great iPhone 4 cases. Type 01 (above) is a 100% aluminium case measuring in at just 3mm. The part that we like most is the bolt construction. For those who like flare, The Type 01 comes in 6 colors, black, purple, gold, silver, blue and red.

Inspected Gadget: Aiptek 3D-HD Camcorder

The Aiptek 3D-HD 3D Camcorder is getting some decent reviews even though it’s the first-gen item of its kind. Think about it- for a price similar to the newest flip cams you get the ability to shoot actual 3D video and still photos… and review them through a small built-in 3D parallax display (which means you don’t have to use special glasses). Outputs to 2D for regular viewing and 3D formats for viewing on larger screens that have the capability, and they’re even readying an 8-inch diagonal 3D photo/video viewing frame. Worth experimenting with for sure.

GOD DAMN THTIS

One of the better product review/rants we’ve ever read.  Here’s a taste.

“This piece of shit keyboard is so terrible it makes me want to just type the word “abortion” 1,000 times and then put my hands and testicles in a waffle iron.”

Read it all here

via, @sfj

The New Yorker iPad App

Starring Jason Schwartzmen, directed by Roman Coppola…Condé Nast Money right there.

Death By Segway

Whoa.

“The multi-millionaire owner of the Segway company died in a freak accident yesterday when he rode one of the high-tech two-wheel machines off a cliff and into a river.”
What business do they have making a rugged country-version of the segway anyway? Maybe it’s time to put these deathtraps to bed…only tourist groups and lame cops in SW Florida airports used them anyway.  (George W. Bush is pictured falling off a segway, above)
More at the Daily Mail

Ideo on the Future of Self-Service Banking and Books

The Future of the Book (above), The Future of Self-Service Banking (below).

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Absolute Brilliance

The Clapper rigged up to Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s ‘Got Your Money’

via, @cory_arcangel

get your vans fix

These Vans Era wingtips come in black, white (pictured), navy, tan, and sky blue. They are sick to say the least.

Also, if iPhone apps are your thing, check out the one from vans.

If you’re really in need of a case for your iPad…

Headcase’s Etch A Sketch iPad case is a nice, HP Tablet-sized option.

Inspected Gadget: mophie juice pack air for iPhone 4

The newest version of the mophie juice pack air for iPhone 4 protects your phone and greatly extends power for all your smartphone needs via its built in battery system. This version is pretty sleek and matches the shape of the device quite nicely – wrapping the corners and adding a small curved bump shape to the back of the phone (the prior version for the 3G phone nicely matched the curved shape, but thickened the phone somewhat more).

Segway Killer

The DTV Shredder from BPG Werks is a cross between a skateboard and a Segway with a Sherman Tank.  The DTV is available commercially and they even have team riders.

Inspected gadget: Painting With iPad Light



Dentsu London worked through a 3D modeling process, long-exposure photography and video to create some beautiful work using an Apple iPad as a light painting device.

The Situation’s Official iPhone App

Looks serious… Buy it here

via, @cory_arcangel

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