Digital Digest 04/10/2010
The Best Of The Web
Monday 04 October 2010
Incredibly convincing projections that seem to modify the structure of the objects on to which they are thrown seem to be the order of the day. One of the more spectacular examples doing the rounds at the moment is this incredible display, which augments the sides of a new Toyota Hybrid car. Check it out here:
The latest instalment from this incredible interview archive features JG Ballard, and his thoughts on William S Burroughs who Ballard admired “to the other side of idolatry”, especially with regards to his cut-up book Naked Lunch. But this isn’t, Ballard is keen to stress, because he is a member of the “homintern”, or “homosexual mafia”. Read it here:
Producer and DJ Diplo has the kind of life which most young people could only dream of: flying around the world, buoying up crowds at music festivals, and promoting BlackBerry’s smartphones. Digital Digest wouldn’t normally succumb to a piece of promotion but this one is actually very well put together. See it here:
US talk show host Glenn Beck was resting on his office couch a few of weeks ago, taking stock of his current position. “I think what the country is going through right now is, in a way, what I went through with my alcoholism,” he said. Controversial stuff. Read a profile of him in the The New York Times:
Jackboots on Whitehall is a sort of British Team America: World Police. Set during the Second World War, it features animatronic puppets voiced by a great British cast. But how did they get Timothy Spall, Ewan MacGregor, Rosamund Pike and Dominic West to sign up to a spoof movie? Read more here:
Are clunky 3D glasses soon to be a thing of the past? Within the next few months the first glasses-free or “autostereoscopic” 3D systems are due to go on sale. They will use parallax-barrier 3D technology which involves dividing the images destined for each eye into thin vertical strips. Read about it here:
So valued is Richard Paterson’s knowledge of whisky that his nickname is “The Nose” and his skill at tasting, assessing and blending whiskys has become so acute that his nose has been insured by Lloyd’s of London for £1.6 million. Read all about his remarkable job here:
Life & Style blogs
Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name – in favour of its Lumia brand
Fake goats’ cheese found in supermarkets
Alternatives to cow’s milk can cause Vitamin D deficiency
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone
St Bees in Cumbria is named the best place to raise a family in the UK
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
- 1 Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name – in favour of its Lumia brand
- 2 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery reports: 'I'm living a fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 3 Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Couple die within 28 hours of each other after being married for 73 years
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