Monday, December 31, 2007

Mac - A hidden stack!

When Money attacks... a Mac.

"This shows you how to add a hidden stack that is built-in the OS. It is done in the Terminal."

Happy new year!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Steve Ballmer with HTC SHIFT UMPC

When Money Attacks... portable computers.

Steve Ballmer with HTC SHIFT UMPC

HTC Shift at Computex

HTC X9500 Shift. Time to admire it's design one more time..


Friday, December 28, 2007

Poor Man's Steadycam Example Usage - Two Cams

Oh my gosh! This is amazing!!!

"Example footage of using the poorman's steadycam - walk through at a radio station. Top cam is Poor Man's Steadycam. Bottom is an observer using a tripod which isn't nearly as good and clacks when the legs hit each other."

When Money Attacks... cinematographers.


"Example footage of using the poorman's steadycam. Following a young girl through a variety of environments."


"Example footage of using the poorman's steadycam. Following a squash player during practice."


"Example footage of using the poorman's steadycam. Following a soccer player during practice."


"Example footage of using the poorman's steadycam. Running down a hallway with the camera just a few inches above the ground."

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Foldable Displays (tracked with the Wiimote)

Wow! This is super freaky!!!

This one combines motion, video, and touch technologies.

"Using infrared tracking and projection, we can simulate displays on flexible and foldable surfaces. This allows us to fit a large interactive display into our pockets.
The tracking is accomplished using the Wii Remote and IR LEDs
Johnny Lee - Carnegie Mellon University"

When Money Attacks... Surface video!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays using the WiiRemote

When Money Attacks... Nintendo's Wiimote

This is freaky fantastic! This is the future of all videogames!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We already thought Johnny was amazing, but he just did something so incredible, that he just redefined the videogame industry!!!

"Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs), you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen. This effectively transforms your display into a portal to a virtual environment. The display properly reacts to head and body movement as if it were a real window creating a realistic illusion of depth and space. By Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University."

The videogame industry just changed dramatically on 12.21.07 (with over 890,000 views on this video already)…

VR videogames with Wiimote:

In addition to that video, check out Johnny Chung’s other projects (in order to how they impact the videogame industry)…

Finger tracking with Wiimote:

Multi-touch white board with Wiimote:

Foldable displays with Wiimote:

Poor man steady cam (more for the independent film industry):

He also did research in kinetic typography, lots more steady-cam work, a giant slingshot, a haptic pen, moveable displays, and automatic projector calibration (the last two projects listed here paved the way for his more recent projects). Check all his videos out here:


HTC Touch Dual (20 Key) unboxing

When Money attacks... touch phones.

This is the out-of-box experience of the HTC Touch Dual.

... And here it is in Spanish:

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

iPhone - Starbucks WiFi

When Money attacks... Starbucks and the iPhone.

"Oh look! Starbucks has just launched their wifi store in San Francisco!"

Monday, December 24, 2007

iPhysics 0.9 for the iPhone

When Money attacks... the iPhone!

"Warning, this app is super addicting! It's an interactive game that uses shapes and virtual gravity to manipulate other objects on the screen. That's a broad description, I know. That's because develo ... pers create all kinds of things from simple puzzles & mazes to "steering the fish" & golf! You gotta see the video to understand."

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Moveable Projected Displays using Projector Based Tracking

"By using high-speed structured light patterns emitted by a project and embedded light sensors, we can discover the location and track objects in real-time. Project by Johnny Chung Lee - 2004"

When Money Attacks... Projector tracking!


"A demonstration video of a technique used to automatically discover the locations of surfaces in the projection area using embedded light sensors. Project by Johnny Chung Lee - Carnegie Mellon University, 2003."

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Moorestown based MID prototype. Intel IDF 2007

When Money Attacks... long portable computers.

Moorestown based MID prototype. Intel IDF 2007

Unleashing the Internet Experience. Intel IDF video

They really make the Internet more exciting than it is! LOL


Friday, December 21, 2007

Dell's Multi-touch Convertible Tablet PC

Dell's Multi-touch Convertible Tablet PC

"What they didn't mention is that this model holds a starting price of $2,500."

When Money Attacks... Multi-touch laptops.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote

"Using infrared (IR) light pens and the Wii Remote, it is possible to create very low-cost multi-point interactive whiteboards and multi-point tablet displays. Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University."

When money attacks... multi-touch pens!


Update: We're adding a new "How To" category. Check out all the categories on the right.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


When Money attacks... your iPhone bill?

"Use e-billing - Save trees and lives. MMmmmkaaay?"


Then they made this a little easier:

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Create a professional Animation Studio for super cheap

When money attacks... your animation studio.

"Weekend Extra peers into the brilliant mind of Javan Ivey, an inspired animator, and someone who uses his keen intellect to save thousands of dollars that folks blow on an animation studio."

The animation at the end is worth waiting for.


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Build a Miniature Set for $10 - With Stop Motion Animation

When money attacks... stop-motion animation.

"Sick of the REAL world and all of it's REAL problems? Well, with a few sheets of cardboard and some cool tricks, you can build your very own miniature town!"

The animation at the end is pretty funny.

Favorite quote:
"Super Time Lapse! Whoo!!!"


Friday, December 14, 2007

How to Make a Stop Motion Puppet for $10!

"Inspired by Nightmare Before Christmas, we show you how to make a stop motion puppet for under $10."

When money attacks... stop motion.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Make a Book with a Secret Compartment

"Learn how to make a book that can hide things!"

When money attacks... books.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Jay Leno Speaks Out On behalf of BMW's Hydrogen Initiative

"Jay Leno and other celebrities are supporting BMW's alternative fuel vehicle, the BMW Hydrogen 7, a hydrogen-powered internal combustion car combines both luxury and environmental protection."

When money attacks... fuel efficiency.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

School Wars - Game

When money attacks.... school gangs.

Real-time strategy game of school gang.

Click left to catch or move. Click right to cancel.

Tips: Get their corners to stop them from spawing more gang members. Kill all their members to stop them completely. You may have to divide up your forces for separate missions.


Sunday, December 09, 2007

'Noah's flood' kick-started European farming

When money attacks... farming.

"The flood thought to be behind the Noahs Ark myth kick-started European agriculture, as per new research by the Universities of Exeter, UK and Wollongong, Australia. Reported in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, the research paper assesses the impact of the collapse of the North American (Laurentide) Ice Sheet, 8000 years ago. The results indicate a catastrophic rise in global sea level led to the flooding of the Black Sea and drove dramatic social change across Europe. The research team argues that, in the face of rising sea levels driven by contemporary climate change, we can learn important lessons from the past."

Check out the rest of the article here:

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

Microsoft Surface : The Magic Power & Possibilities (Remix)

When money attacks... Japanese Surface fans! LOL

■ What is Microsoft Surface?
Microsoft Surface represents a fundamental change in the way we interact with digital content. With Surface, we can actually grab data with our hands, and move information between objects with natural gestures and touch. Surface features a 30-inch tabletop display whose unique abilities allow for several people to work independently or simultaneously . All without using a mouse or a keyboard.

■ Ayumilove's Diary:
New things I learnt on Sony Vegas 7.0
which are transition timing (can be controlled using mouse or option from menu) and black screen using title animation. Set capture resolution to cater smaller area to achieve smoothness in video.

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History of Microsoft Surface

■ Year:2001
Stevie Bathiche of Microsoft and Andy Wilson of Microsoft Research began brainstorming concepts for an interactive table. Their vision was to mix physical and virtual worlds to provide a rich, interactive experience.

■ Year:2003
Early 2003, the New Consumer Products Group, led by David Kurlander, presented the idea to Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman, and within the month the first protoype was born, based on an IKEA table with a hole cut through its top and a sheet of architect vellum as a diffuser. The evolution of Microsoft Surface had begun. As more applications were built, the team saw the value of the surface computer beyond simply gaming and began to favor those applications that took advantage of the unique ability of Surface to recognize physical objects placed on the table.

■ Year:2004
The team grew and became the Surface Computing group. Surface prototypes, functionality and applications were continuously refined. The team built more than 85 early prototypes for use by software developers, hardware developers and user researchers.

■ Year:2005
By late 2004, the Microsoft Surface software development platform was established and attention turned to its form. A number of different experimental prototypes were built including the "tub" model that was encased in a rounded plastic shell, a desk-height model with a square top and cloth-covered sides, and even a bar-height model. After extensive testing and user research, the current look and feel of Surface was finalized in 2005.

■ Year:2007
Today, Microsoft Surface is a 30-inch diagonal display table that's easy for individuals or small groups to use collaboratively. With a sleek, translucent surface, people engage with Surface using natural hand gestures, touch and physical objects placed on the surface.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Microsoft Surface - Tom Gibbons

When Money attacks... photos, video, and menus.

Tom Gibbons shows off the Microsoft Surface.