Digital Digest: 25/04/2011
The Best Of The Web
Monday 25 April 2011
Mugshot of the day
Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Maricopa County, Arizona, has struck on a novel way to deter crime in his area. Every morning the sheriff uploads a "mugshot of the day" from the previous day's arrests and the public are asked to vote for the oddest photo. An infringement of human rights? Or a clever crime prevention technique?
Britain's oldest telly goes on sale
If you're in the money and fancy splashing out on a new television, Bonhams auction house has got just the thing. The 13-inch Marconi type-702 is on sale at a whopping £17,000. It's a pretty special bit of kit. It may not be 3D or HD-ready, nor does it have any super-special sound system. But it is Britain's oldest working TV from way back in 1946.
Super Mario propaganda
The long war waged on the denizens of the Mushroom Kingdom by the dastardly King Bowser never seems to end. Shortlist magazine has taken up the fight, showcasing graphic designer Fro Reza's attempts to help them with these wonderful futurist-inspired propaganda posters that ask citizens: "The Koopas are fighting, why aren't you?"
The modern assassination map
The first and second decades of the 21st century have been turbulent times when it comes to political murders, as this infographic from Good and Column 5 media illustrates. It shows that politicians are most in danger in Iraq and Russia but also includes the UK murder of Alexander Litvinenko.
The Beasties' star-packed video
Beastie Boys' new 20-minute short film Fight for Your Right Revisited might promote their upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Vol. 2, but it's the cameos that everyone's talking about. New York Magazine has helpfully linked to a handy guide of every star, from Seth Rogen to Susan Sarandon.
The world in a day
Last year, on 24 July, directors Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald asked YouTubers from all over the world to record their day – mundane or exotic – and upload it. They turned the footage into Life in a Day, a globe-trotting, feature-length time capsule of one day on Earth. Here's the trailer:
Do you have what it takes to become a CEO? Adam Bryant interviewed top executives to find the five qualities most common to them and what they look for in new leaders and identified the "x factors" for leading an organisation. Lifehacker picked up the New York Times's extract from Bryant's new book
Life & Style blogs
The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath
Prostate cancer could actually be five different diseases, say scientists
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge price to be slashed after disappointing sales
NHS treatments such as vasectomies and hip operations to be rationed because of cost-cutting
Hermes responds to Jane Birkin’s request to drop her name from the iconic handbag
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
Calais crisis: For desperate migrants it is 'England or death' as they brave dogs, riot police and speeding trains
- 1 Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May officially heading to Amazon Prime for new car show
- 2 Stuart Baggs: Apprentice star 'The Brand' found dead aged 27
- 3 How to cancel Amazon Prime: after Top Gear hiring, how to leave premium service
- 4 Tesco scraps 'unexpected item in the bagging area' as self-checkouts switch to less 'frustrating' audio
- 5 Living in Spain and commuting to London 'cheaper than actually working in London'
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