Follow the life of the ridiculous Kurrupt FM DJs, MCs and friends. Well done for commissioning this excellent spoof BBC!
Watch the first episode on BBC iPlayer:
More available on the Wasteman TV YouTube channel:
George Mackerron’s pigeon simulator uses Google Earth and Microsoft’s Kinect to allow fun interactivity without a need to learn sophisticated controls.
This great project demonstrates an excellent use of technology and opportunity to embrace the huge amount of data a city produces.
Can you imagine an airport where tourists use a simulator to fly through the UK investigating travel options? A young family could navigate through their city and check possible locations for a new home by checking areas for the quality of schools, the amount of green spaces and sports facilities.
Useful data for many subjects exists but there are few powerful ways of accessing the information.
View the gallery below for a few examples of the simulator in action.
Every new computer needs a bit of help on the software front to function properly. The basics are usually pre-installed such as Internet Explorer and maybe a few demos but they will certainly not be enough.
I have prepared a guide to the essential software needed for an average user and a setup guide to minimise fuss and complications. All advice is legal and free.
This setup advice is designed to be simple and an average computer user should be able to complete all the steps. I recommend you have another computer present in order to help with download tasks and to share old media such as images and music.
This setup advice was written in May 2012. Please check that you are downloading the most recent version of the software.
What you need:
- 1 new computer (preferably a laptop)
- 1 old working computer (preferably a laptop with a CD drive)
- Internet access with wifi (broadband)
- 1 USB memory stick of around 1GB or more
- Around 1 – 2 hours
Read part 1 for essential Windows PC software.
Read part 2 for a recommended setup process including online accounts.
During 2012′s CircusFest I recorded a few clips of the shows featuring spectacular performances. The videos don’t do the performances justice. These are simple clips recorded on an iPhone so make sure you attend next year to see the shows in person.
Click here to visit the YouTube playlist featuring 6 videos.
Teetering towards an editorialally based brand (actual content provided by the Telegraph), Amex has updated their iPhone app with the introduction of a section called “Explore Your Card Benefits and Specials”.
By taking advantage of existing installations and presumably decent frequency of use (the app allows you to check your card balance etc). The new features will help card members discover shopping opportunities and find inspirational through location based content.
This is an excellent example of a mobile app strategy that leverages an existing and established app to enhance the existing user experience, continue to delight customers and drive revenue through the app and in everyday life.
See below for a few screengrabs (images edited with the iPhone / iOS photo editing apps Halftone and the above image is put together using Diptic).