Are you hosting a New Year’s party tonight, but you still feel that something is missing – something that can recap 2010? If someone at the party wants to hear all great pop hits of 2010 you might try with this year’s DJ Earworm mash-up.
DJ Earworm has since 2007 made a mash-up with the top 25 billboard hits of the past year. Besides the really well executed mash-up a video has been made so you can relive some of the music videos as well.
Turn up the music – and happy New Year from the people at your Weekly Buzz!
On BBC One the now 80-year-old comedian Ronnie Corbett is introducing his new sketch show “The One Ronnie”. One of the first sketches is about fruit and technology – and what these two things have in common, which when it come down to it is a bit confusing.
Perhaps you can get some advice in technical issues. If you Blackberry is “frozen” or you have an old Apple.
Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam arranged a somewhat different Christmas dinner for 156 people from 6 different countries. By using Skype family members and strangers could wish each other a merry Christmas. A special face tracking feature enabled the guests to move their heads and their “body”.
We do recommend that you start building your own virtual Christmas table – it might come in handy when most of Europe’s airports are closed due to snow. Will the Christmas of 2010 be the first held in cyberspace?
There are thousands of applications for your iPhone but today we would like to show you one that is quite special. Word Lens is an app that translates Spanish into English and vice versa. This might sound very basic, but it’s not – Word Lens is not a dictionary where you write what you need translated, all you have to do I turn on your camera and hold it up to the text that you need translated. Easy!
You can download a demo version and buy the additional languages as extras – you could hope for more languages in the future.
Google offers a wide variety of services: Google Buzz, G-Mail, Google Crome and Google Documents (Docs) – just to name a few. Google Docs is a service that allows you to share documents with friends and colleagues and the idea is that everyone in the group can edit the uploaded documents. This is designed to enable collaboration despite distances.
Google gave 3 people, situated in 3 different locations, 3 days to create a 450 slide presentation-animation. The animation works just like a roll of film and the graphic tools of PowerPoint are familiar – but they have been enlivened.
So if you don’t what you shall be doing over the holidays, you can pitch the idea to 2 friends that you shall attempt something similar. You can get the presentation here (but be patient, it’s a large file): http://goo.gl/6MJwH. I wish you joy of it.