Well, ‘gets’ is a strong word. In this video below, they still trying to get it functional.


EYEBORG– The Two Week Trial from eyeborg on Vimeo.

[Editor's Note: It is truly worthwhile to check out the web page for the company that designed this to see some of their other brilliant ideas like the "Scooter Desk" or "Stream" Zen relaxation computer design.]

Yanko Design is certainly home to many far-fetched, never-to-be-realized gadgets, but this so-called You-SB finger drive isn’t one of them. In fact, it’s already a bit behind the curve. Apparently, after losing a finger in a motorcycle accident last year, Jerry Jalava took advantage of the situation to get a 2GB USB drive installed in his new prosthetic finger, which he’s happy to inform us stores the BillyLinux distribution and the movie Freddy Got Fingered. The drive is even removable to allow for upgrades or different drives for different tasks. Can a pico-projector finger be far behind?

(Source: Engadget) Apple’s just reached a whole new level of stupidity in App Store approval shenanigans: the Tweetie 1.3 update was just rejected for displaying “offensive language” in its Twitter trend search view. Right, not for offensive language in the app itself, but for offensive language on Twitter – an insanely strict new standard that could conceivably be used to reject each and every iPhone Twitter client out there. (And if you haven’t noticed, there are quite a few iPhone Twitter clients.) Hell, Apple might as well reject the next versions of Safari and Mail, since they can display dirty words too — and let’s not forget the awful things people are doing with Notes and the camera. Better lock it down.



Activision Blizzard will continue to distribute LucasArts titles across Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia after signing a new contract.

LucasArts are reportedly happy with Activision’s work and hope that the company will continue to drive sales of their upcoming titles for 2009, specifically recently announced Indiana Jones: Staff of Kings.

Vice president of global publishing at LucasArts, Mary Bihr, said that the new agreement  reflects LucasArts’ commitment to the international markets,  reiterating the good working relationship with Activision Blizzard.

We made the decision based upon Activision’s proven track record in managing strong brands,  said Bihr, no doubt referencing the success of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.


The much-anticipated release of Watchmen features high-tech mechanical and pyrotechnic effects created by New Deal Studios (NDS). The award-winning effects team at New Deal engineered a water tower to collapse onto a burning miniature tenement rooftop, spilling water onto the fire and allowing a split second window for the superheroes to save the day. A team of 60 artists from design, fabrication, effects photography, and digital combined their artistry to orchestrate the thrilling fire effects and bring the whole sequence to life.



(Source: search.japantimes.co.jp)  After graduating from Tokyo Animator College, Yuko Matsui began working at a midscale animation production agency.

Work in progress: A student works on a project at Tokyo Animator College. ALEX MARTIN PHOTO

Two years later, she earns roughly ¥80,000 a month, averaging 10 hours a day doing the grunt work of filling out “in-between cels,” drawings on transparent sheets used between key scenes to help create the illusion of motion.

Although she lives with her parents, she can’t save any money and has given up on paying her national pension fees. Still, the 22-year-old apprentice considers herself better off than some of her peers who say they have to endure frequent all-nighters with few days off.



(Source: latimesblogs.latimes.com)  This is the fifth installment in our series “Wizards of Hollywood,” where we shine a spotlight on the masters of movie magic, the effects specialists who can dazzle us with screen images of liquid robots, giants and goblins, ferocious dinosaurs or just a special human soul who ages in reverse. Today, guest contributor Liesl Bradner interviews Ken Ralston.



While it has been claimed that eight trailers have been made for action sci-fi ‘Avatar’, director James Cameron is reported unsatisfied with the result of all of them.

Director James Cameron is reportedly displeased with any of the “Avatar” trailers being made. According to MarketSaw, eight trailers have already been made for the upcoming sci-fi movie, but none of them gets the approval from Cameron, forcing the filmmaker to develop one himself.



It has been slow and steady on the new Star Wars TV show and now finally we have an update. From ThinkHero comes word that the live action Star Wars show has begun casting. It is being called a mix between Deadwood and Sopranos which is an interesting way to define a Live Action Star Wars show. I am VERY excited to see how well this one does or does not pan out and have high hopes for it to bring new life to my all time favorite enterprise in film.

    
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