Nicely done, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield.

Nicely done, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield.

The sign says it all. In one slick, subversive move, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone took a paparazzi moment and turned it into an act of kindness. The celebrity couple used the set of photographers waiting outside their New York City lunch spot on Saturday to help raise awareness for...
Turning Pinterest on its head

Turning Pinterest on its head

Seems like everyone has caught the Pinterest bug, and brands are using the platform smartly, relying on the basic re-pinning action to spread their content virally. Here’s another brand that’s doing it. Unicef created a board for a 13 year old African, Ami Musa. Her pins are truly unique…
Hello Friend

Hello Friend

Do not adjust your speakers, or stop screaming. (Best watched with earphones!) It’s real, it’s really real! 
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The Fountain Pen

The Fountain Pen

I was mentally debating if I preferred the taste of sparkling water to distilled water (distilled, if you’re asking) as I walked into yet another management level meeting about keeping the lights off at night, and completing your timesheets. You know, the really important stuff. Naturally the mind drifts. What it caught on was a...

why the best thing journalists can do is write

Just finished reading the New York Times latest article about the Indian rape victim (Available here.). It’s the followup article to the entire saga where 1. a girl died in a brutal manner 2. a nation is shocked at the manner in which she died 3. 6 men are now standing trial for the incident....
They managed to squeeze a token into a card

They managed to squeeze a token into a card

The new Standard Chartered Bank credit card is really well designed. It combines good engineering with good design to produce something quite extraordinary. Among the first of credit cards with a token feature:
Dave Brubeck passed away today

Dave Brubeck passed away today

Dave Brubeck, the pianist and composer who helped make jazz popular again in the 1950s and ’60s with recordings like “Time Out,” the first jazz album to sell a million copies, and “Take Five,” the still instantly recognizable hit single that was that album’s centerpiece, died on Wednesday in Norwalk, Conn. He would have turned...
FlightBoard is free for today

FlightBoard is free for today

With Flightboard, you can turn your iPhone or iPad into the Arrivals and Departures board for any airport in the world! FlightBoard lets you take a look at the boards of your favourite airports and view all the flight information in real-time. They used the board at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris as inspiration...
Simple way to clear landmines

Simple way to clear landmines

This is a simple way to clear landmines. Usually clearing a landmine costs more than a thousand euros but with this prototype, it costs only 40 euros. THE MINE KAFON is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition and is in the running to become the $100,000 Grand Prize Winner. Very neat.

War on Twitter

The Israel Defense Force live tweeted its strike that killed a Hamas leader. According to CNN: The military’s live spin about the strike, and Hamas’ response on a separate Twitter feed, have been called an unprecedented use of social media. “The IDF has begun a widespread campaign on terror sites & operatives in the #Gaza...

Woman who did plastic sued for false pretenses

Interesting news bit from mungowitzend: A man from northern China who divorced and sued his wife earlier this year for being ugly has recently won the lawsuit, according to a report from PlanetIvy.com. Jian Feng said his issues with his wife’s looks only began after the couple’s daughter was born. Feng was appalled by the...
Opps, SMRT Circle Line went offline

Opps, SMRT Circle Line went offline

Was stuck at Junction 8 in Bishan till I took another route back home: Seems like the MRT has a power outage and this affects the Circle Line. According to CNA: SMRT train services on the Circle Line were delayed on Thursday evening. Initially, tweets from SMRT said train services between Dhoby Ghaut and Harbourfront...
Useless chart #1

Useless chart #1

Here’s how not to use chart:
What Can We Expect From Apple's Event

What Can We Expect From Apple’s Event

Apple is holding an event on Tuesday with the teaser “We’ve got a little more to show you.” So what is to be expected: Retina MacBook Pro, 13″ one this time A new iPad (again), this one is smaller — iPad Mini Updated Mac Mini, faster than the previous one Updated iMac, faster than the...

Obesity as an epidemic

Now this is a scary thought: In 2030, more than half of all Americans will be obese, according to a new study; the cost to treat that epidemic could be as high as $66 billion. From Time magazine 1 October 2012, the still surviving news print publication.