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The Waterhorse: Legend of the Deep

The legend of the Loch

The legend of the Loch and its mysterious inhabitant has captured the imagination of millions of people worldwide for generations. Now the ancient myth is brought to life to celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of The Waterhorse: Legend of the Deep on 30th June 2008.

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Business Design Marketing Media Startups Technology

TIME – 50 Best Websites of 2008…

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I know its only half way through the year but Time.com have released their annual issue of the top sites of the year, ”50 Best Websites of 2008.”

They have been producing a list of staff and reader suggestions since 2003. At the beggining it featured sites like eBay, Hotmail, Paypal and Google.

This year we see some different sites like Mobaganda, COLOURlovers, and Wikisky.org to name a few.

There is a nice touch to the voting as users have the ability to influence the rank ordering of the 50 sites by voting.

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Fun

Beijing Olympic Menu – Lost in Translation…

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As Beijing readies for the Olympic Games this august, an official English translation of local dishes which often have exotic names has had to have a make over to avoid some alarming translations :-

This is how they appeared at first (and you can see the newly translated forms below) 🙂

MENU 1.0

Chicken without sexual life

Husband and wife’s lung slice

Bean curd made by a pock-marked woman

MENU 2.0

Spring chicken

Pork lungs in chili sauce

Stir-fried tofu in hot sauce.

[Via Reuters]

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Advertising Gadget Video

LG Secret – It’s Indestructible!

Mix a zippo lighter with an LG Secret phone, and you got yourself a kickass fireball.

Tempered glass is one of the LG Secret’s hot new features.

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Advertising Mobile Technology

Up Up & Away! Balloonacy – Orange Balloon Race Across the Web…

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You may have been wondering what the small floating orange coloured creatures at the bottom of this any many other websites you are visiting lately are well a little click should give you more insight but if you are a little nervous then perhaps this will make it more clear :-

Orange, is set to launch the worlds first Internet balloon race, designed by Poke and i-level, as part of their Orange Animals Pay As You Go marketing campaign. The race runs for 7 days, from June 23 to June 30, with a grand prize of a luxury trip to the island of Ibiza.

Brand Republic also gives an explaination :-

“Contestants all begin from the same starting point, the Balloon Race home page. Entrants then race their balloons across a series of sites, boosting their balloon as they go along to make it travel faster. Players will be able to choose their own Orange animal balloon, which is powered by user-friendly controls that pop-up on screen, tracking their balloon as the race progresses.”

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Fun Video

Local Man Michael Rhodes Stuck In Street Sweeper…

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Sheffield eCommerce Expert Michael Rhodes has ended up geting stuck in a Street Sweeper you can get the full story here

News 19 video

or maybe that news isn’t true.

Just came across this site  Mike’s Hard Lemonade it is prety cool as it another one of those customizable advertising widgets

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Advertising Design Marketing

How We Read Online A Few Insights…

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Just came across this great article on how people read and how pages should be set up to assist people with their online journey…

It refers a l lot to Jakob Nielsen‘ and has additional comments from the author, check it out at the the link above…

[Via PSFK]

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Advertising Fun Marketing

“Cock Flavoured Soup Mix”

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Did I get your attention with the heading; at first I had to do a double take when I saw this “Cock Flavoured Soup Mix” but just had to post.

No it’s not a photoshop spoof or a marketing viral (or maybe a little) It’s manufactured in Jamaica so no excuses for a “lost in translation” branding maybe the marketing people indulged in the country’s other crop before deciding to push this through; or, maybe they understood just what they were doing 😉

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Education Technology

The Internet, Is It Changing The Way We Think?

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I have just come across this article which explores how the internet and search technology is changing the way we think and process information. It says that the medium of the internet, with its inherent speed and impetus to continuously jump around, is actually rewiring our brains.

The author argues that because of the omnipresence of technology, the ability to focus and deeply engage with long form content is atrophying. In its place is a new cognitive style that mirrors the hyperactive nature of the internet itself.

Read the Article here:

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Fun

Is this the Future of Gaming? World of World of Warcraft

Not happy with playing World of Warcraft players can now be found playing this new release from Blizzard. In it the players can play a player palying Warcraft! They can even watch them have a Coffee or zip over to eaby to see if there are any power ups for sale (only kidding).