Monday, 31 July 2006

Digital animation - the next step

pic from Wall St Journal
I suppose it was only a matter of time, but it's impressive nonetheless: this new image capture method gets the detail that motion capture misses. Think of the applications and mis-applications: faking news, real news involving "Face Off" incidents, porn...

The old 'thief pretends to be policeman' scam goes online

I suppose it was only a matter of time, but what's interesting about this (The Register) is the difficulty they seem to be having in stopping it. A 'hardened' server in China? That's the trouble with freedom, I suppose: it doesn't have a conscience.

Thursday, 20 July 2006

Chinese mini-landscaping

You've got to wonder who scours the earth looking for these things, but this really is rather extraordinary. It looks so accurate that one can't help wondering whether it's a Google Earth imaging glitch, rather than some giant landscape model.

Wednesday, 19 July 2006

Google power!

Most people know that Google Search is not just a search engine, but this quick reference really does demonstrate, at a glance, that Google really is a powerful command line interface for the Internet.