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I am a HUGE fan of the iPhone and what it has done for technology.  One clever device with so many uses…how did we ever live without it?

And it just seems to get better. A product developed by ‘Square‘, allows payments to be immediately made through any device with an audio jack input. A fast, simple way to accept and make payments. Especially good for small businesses, fundraisers and vendors. Below is a screen shot of a receipt that is sent to your phone or email, no paper receipts!

From the Square website

“In February 2009, Jim McKelvey wasn’t able to sell a piece of his glass art because he couldn’t accept a credit card as payment. Even though a majority of payments has moved to plastic cards, accepting payments from cards is still difficult, requiring long applications, expensive hardware, and an overly complex experience. Square was born a few days later right next to the old San Francisco US Mint.

Today the Square team is focused on bringing immediacy, transparency, and approachability to the world of payments: an inherently social interaction each of us participates in daily. We’re starting with a limited beta and rolling out to everyone in early 2010.”

This video takes you through the process step by step. Have a look….

via: twitter

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Polaroid film as we know it died in 2001…and then again by its successor in 2008.
Luckily the Impossible happened.

The Impossible Project started in the Netherlands in October 2008, with the hopes of saving analog instant photography from extinction. They succeeded with its [re]invention.

Their one concrete aim was…”To keep the magic of analog Instant Photography alive by producing a new Instant Film Material.”

The first black and white Instant Film – the PX 100 and PX 600 Silver Shade First Flush, was introduced this week [colour due out this summer]. The film is for an artistic niche market [formerly mass market], and the production process was scaled down to reflect this. 1 million films will be produced in 2010, to increase to 3 million by 2011. The Impossible Project carefully selected artists and photographers to give the new film a try, some of the results of the Impossible Collection can be seen here.

In the 31,536,000 seconds The Impossible Project had to re-invent Instant Photography from scratch, about 300,000,000 Polaroid cameras were saved from becoming obsolete, and Polaroid lovers are once again able to practice their art.

via: The Independent

After fretting for weeks over a school project…I just figured it out a day before the deadline!

This diagram says it all.
[sorry…i don’t know the source!]

“This is the PEN Story in stop motion. We shot 60.000 pictures, developed 9.600 prints and shot over 1.800 pictures again. No post production!”

Wow…it is so well done…I love a really good stop motion video!
It was shot using the Olympus Pen camera. Read more about the Pen Camera here.

Love this music video, ’70 Million’ by Hold Your Horses.

A creative look at art through the ages, re-created by Logreproduction.

via: booooooom

Everyone’s favourite font….45 posters celebrating the classic typeface designed in 1957. For all you Font Fans, read about the history of Helvetica here.

via: desizn tech

Sitting in my *office* this morning, procrastinating on writing that 10 page paper, I discovered the ultimate time sucker!
This is a pretty amazing drawing tool developed by Dr. Doob [Ricardo Cabello], a designer and developer who has come up with a ‘procedural web based drawing tool’. So far there are 10 pens, but more may be added.

Here is a little sample of the 5 minutes I spent on it. Add a tablet and pen….a bit more time and the results could be far more impressive! Try it out for yourself here.

via: QBN

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