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QR Codes and Fashion…

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T-Shirt’s by Emma Cott utilise QR Code (two-dimensional barcodes) technology which makes it possible to encode information which can then be read with a simple camera phone.

It’s big business in Japan and is headed for Europe as the Munich label Emma Cott is promoting itself as new, fresh and technically ahead. The online shop sells shirts with coded Messages you can also submit new messages that can be coded and printed onto the products.

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Business Media Technology Travel

Nile Guide A New Breed of Travel Site…

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This new site Nile Guide is aimed at the sort of people who aren’t quite sure where they want to go but have an idea as to what type of experience they would like to have.

It is a new breed of travel planning website which has aggregated travel data from over 10 sources, including Citysearch, OpenTable, and Expedia, and added its own reports and reviews from local experts for 80 international destinations. It’s then made all of the information searchable from within a tool that takes into consideration both objective and subjective factors related to your preconceived preferences.

There are four main search types on Nile Guide: food, lodging, nightlife, and “see & do”. When you search from within any one of them, you can filter the results in real-time using a variety of criteria.

Nile Guide is not just about advanced search; it wants to be a one stop travel planning service.

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Design Fun Politics

Logo Gets Excited…

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A little childish humour here at the expense of a logo this error of design may have been found out and may (or may not) be corrected, but it hasn’t stopped employees of the UK’s Office of Government Commerce from having a laugh over it. Flip the logo 90 degrees to the right and you’ll understand the gaff.

An OGC spokesman defended the logo: “The proposed version, which you have sent over, has been shared with staff, and is now going through final technical stages. It is true that it caused a few titters among some staff when viewed on its side, but on consideration we concluded that the effect was generic to the particular combination of the letters ‘OGC’ – and is not inappropriate to an organization that’s looking to have a firm grip on government spend!”

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Travel

Devil’s Pool Victoria Falls…

This fottage shows a famous feature of the falls which is a naturally formed pool known as the Devil’s Swimming Pool, it is located near the edge of the falls, accessed via Livingstone Island. When the river flow is at a safe level, usually during the months of September and December, people can swim as close as possible to the edge of the falls within the pool without continuing over the edge and falling into the gorge (360ft); this is possible due to a natural rock wall just below the water and at the very edge of the falls that stops their progress despite the current.

Looks a little fool hardy to me but it takes allsorts…

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Fun Video

No Internet… South Park Style…

This clip just makes me laugh the panic, the pardody of the old west very funny…

So head of to “Californy” and that “Silicon Valley” with Stan and his family…

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Business Eco Media News

Free Digital Newspapers… Help Support Earth Day

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This is a pretty good way to take part in Earth Day this year and for future sustainability, you can sign up for 600 free newspapers on PressDisplay?

Switching to digital newspapers can save millions of trees, which is the idea that NewspaperDirect is trying to covey by offering more than 600 newspaper from 74 countries in 38 languages for free for an entire month on PressDisplay.com.

Anyone that goes to the site to register and uses the code EARTH DAY gains access to this awesome deal.

“Every hour of every day a mature tree is saved by people who choose to read their newspapers online with PressDisplay.com and with our SmartEdition e-papers,” said Alexander Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “By some calculations it takes 17 trees to produce 1 tonne of newsprint. By using PressDisplay.com at home, at work, while commuting, or when traveling we can all reduce our carbon footprint.”

In my opionion digital newspapers (or news sites) are the news source of the future. Newspapers are meant to deliver news, but with the speed of information exchange on the internet, the content in print media is stale by the time it hits news stands.

So what are you waiting for? Go save some trees! It’s free, there really is no legit argument here!

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Movie

Jessica Rabbit Gets Un Tooned…

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Jessica Rabbit the sultry human cartoon wife of Roger Rabbit in the 1988 Academy-Award winning film Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Jessica Rabbit was “untooned” and made to look lifelike and the result is pretty impressive.

“I was able to complete the face relatively quickly but the real challenge was everything from her neck down,” the designer says of the untooning process. “Trying to piece together parts of a body from multiple photos on top of a highly disproportionate body was pretty difficult. I considered only doing the face but I predicted pitchforks and torches if I chose that route.”

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Media Music Video

Techno Vikings Mum & Dad….

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Fun Media

Young Me Now Me… Photo Sharing Site…

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A fun and quirky way to see how you have changed over the years can be experienced here at Young Me, Now Me its a fun photo sharing site that features photographs of people imitating a photo from yopur childhood.

The site, by Ze Frank, is open to anyone, both to peruse the user-created galleries or to upload their own images.

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Business Shopping

eCommerce Drives Home Shopping…

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According to research by marketing inteligence company Key Note eCommerce will be the key factor driving the growth of the home shopping market, which will account for around one third of all retail sales in the UK by 2012.
It claims that home shopping market will expand at a rapid, albeit decelerating pace over the next five years. The research also predicts that the general mail-order sector will completely converge with internet sales by 2012, while direct sales are likely to begin to decline.

The total market for UK home shopping was valued at an estimated £58bn in 2006, more than double the £28bn spent in 2003. Figures reveal that while the e-commerce sector has exploded, the general mail-order sector has experienced a sharp decline.

Key Note claims that rising broadband penetration in the UK will only drive market growth further, and that the need to invest heavily in e-commerce means that the largest retailers will come to dominate the e-commerce sector.

Key Note finds that the general mail-order sector is increasingly overlapping with the e-commerce sector, while direct selling and direct marketing are also coming under competitive pressure from the growth of internet sales.

[Via BrandRepublic]