Category Archives: Tech

Art Appreciation 101

After listening to the world news I needed a good laugh. So many thanks to TBTP reader Vernon Coram for the link to Scorpion Dagger. James Kerr, the artist wiz kid behind the blog, reworks Renaissance paintings into hilarious, irreverent, … Continue reading

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Is Everyone Writing A Novel ?

New York City-based artist, writer and composer Cory Arcangel started an innocuous Twitter feed called “Working On My Novel” two years ago. Using only retweets of the phrase, Arcangel has just published a book which pulls together a curated selection … Continue reading

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Zippy Among the Sluggish (it’s all relative)

Between April 1 and June 15, 2014, the folks at wefi , a national network analytics firm, collected data from millions of public wifi hotspots around the U.S.. Based on 45 day average speeds, they’ve determined the fastest wifi in … Continue reading

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Chocolate Joy Generator

We’ve posted stories on pop-up vending machines that offered free coffee in airports, free beer, free sodas and even free chocolate. Now the Australian branch of the Cadbury candy company has rolled-out the “Joy Generator”, a vending installation that dispenses … Continue reading

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Barcelona Go

The terrific flow-motion video below was shot by the very talented Rob Whitworth and is aptly titled “Barcelona Go !”. The super fast moving short was edited down from 78 hours of shooting around some of Barcelona’s fantastic sites and attractions. Makes … Continue reading

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Then & Now

We’ve all seen lots of websites featuring “then & now” photo mashups—I’ve even posted a  few here on TBTP. Now a handy app called Timera 2 allows users to create their own composite photographs right on their smartphones. The secret … Continue reading

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Le Plus Grand Selfie

Last year more than 28 million travelers (including me) passed through Paris-Orly Airport . To celebrate the flyers, Aéroports de Paris invited passengers to share their selfies and then created this giant selfie mosaic that when completed today will cover 3200 … Continue reading

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Would You Trust a Robot with Your Car

Since the end of June, flyers traveling from Germany’s Dusseldorf Airport have been able to leave the parking to robot valets. Travelers drop-off cars at the garage Vehicle Transfer Station and use a smartphone app to schedule a “pick-up” by … Continue reading

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North Atlantic Skies

There is something soothing about this very neat short 3D visualization of planes crossing the North Atlantic during a 24 hour period. The video was produced by NATS—a provider of air traffic control services in Europe.

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World’s Largest GIF (really)

British street artist and designer INSA recently collaborated with American artist Madsteez (aka Mark Paul Deren) to create “The Largest GIF-ITI in the World” for the Pow! Street Art Festival in Taipei, Taiwan. The pair had to paint the eight … Continue reading

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