Category Archives: Reviews

How to steal a TV in the 21st Century

This is how its done:






Now you probably noticed the LG branding at the end. This is the kind of Viral I like. It’s got over 2 mil views and the branding was just enough to stop jackasses deliberating over what it was trying to sell. It’s clear enough that you could probably air it between The Simpsons on a Tuesday night.

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Jay-Z – Glory (Feat. Blue Ivy Carter) + Pharrell

How quick did they pump this track out? Judging by the beat I’ll go ahead and confirm that Skateboard P produced the track. It says featuring Blue Ivy Carter but you only really hear her at the end, crying. What more did you expect from a baby fresh out the oven? Nonetheless its a great song with Jay-Z doing what he does best; lyricism. 

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Eddie C – We Need We

Don’t know if I’ve mentioned U-Tern’s best of 2011 2-hour mix but I’ve been leeching tracks off it something chronic. I liked the fact that he included tracks he thought a lot of people would have slept on and I totally agree. I’ve never been a fan of DJs who put out mixes of shit they’ve played or are planning to play, there’s almost no point. Mixes are one of the best ways to discover new music like a radio without the annoying host. We Need We is a track off the mix from Eddie C and I’m going to dive into this album to see what its all about. So far I’m liking what I hear.

Here’s U-Tern’s mix:

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Yelle – Comme Un Enfant (Viceroy Remix)

Slowly getting back to posting my recommendation of dope tunes, as well as predictions of what’s going to be hot next. Came across this really sweet Viceroy Remix of an oldish track. What’s been really popular for 2011 is slower tempos (not sure if Dubstep had anything to do with this), but people are starting to enjoy individual bleeps and bloops as opposed to long chords and sonic landscapes. This track does it quite well. As a producer/DJ I see the potential of doing some really cool rap blends with this sorta shit.

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Street Magic Secrets Unveiled!

If Street Magic had its own cool scene like Street Skating, then the Mengel Brothers would be underground cats who are doing it for themselves. I had an argument with my girlfriend one day and like the little bitch I am, I went for a walk to clear my head. Then these two magicians flew down from the trees and started putting coins through cans and making cards appear out of my arse like as if David Blaine was out of a job.

These guys are from Estonia and they’re about to make a documentary about their street magic travels and they need our help. They have a pledge campaign on Indie Go-Go with plenty of pledges starting from as little as $5… c’mon, you can spare $5 and you’ll get some cool videos on how street magic works, so next time a pair of magicians try to wow you, perhaps you can school them back. Either that or you can now impress people at the next party you wern’t really invited to.

Pledge now on a range of cool packages, or at least check out the video.

This is me on the video getting mad-schooled.

The two bros.

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Shoot now, focus later with Lytro

First of all, let me just say… Wow. This is the world’s first consumer light-field camera. What this means is that the camera will capture all the light information from all the rays in its viewfinder, on top of color and intensity, but direction as well. I’m not a photographer, so I can’t dive too deep into all of the features that a light-field camera is able to do, but what I can tell you is that you will be able to take shots without having to anticipate shutter speeds and focus points.

Just imagine being able to take picture the moment you feel the need to. You can then focus the fact afterwards. Lytro calls these shots, “living pictures”. It’s not available just yet but you can pre-order yours for a spring delivery in 2012. There’s only one downside, if you could call it that; the USB connectivity to upload your pictures is only Mac-compatible. This only just reinforces the perpetual notions of the arty-fartsy scene and their Apple allegiance. Either way, I doubt this would hinder any potential sales before they develop software for PC.

Read more on Device-Guide

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4 practical uses for the Behringer iNuke

I tried looking for a scalable picture where you can see exactly how big this thing is but I guess all you have to do is get a magnifying glass and try to located the iPod Touch that’s chilling on the top of this monstrous audio gadget called the BEHRINGER iNuke Boom. 

It’s 8-feet wide, 4-feet tall, 400 pounds and costs $30,000. To think, it’s just an iPod dock, but its not just any iPod dock, this Ben Hur of a thing pumps out 10,000 Watts of face melting audio apocalypse. 

After looking at this thing and its specs, apart from noticing the sheer ridiculousness of the product, there would actually be some pretty impressive uses for what costs the same as a family sized car. What we are dealing with her is a product specifically designed for the 1%. The rest of us 99 per-centers can go on about how stupid impractical the size is, or we can check out this list of 5 creative uses, coz lets face it, no one person should have all this power, and it sure as hell wasn’t designed to be played on low volume. 

DIY Block Party (may piss your neighbors off)

This can apply to weddings; birthday parties or any event that requires big sound. You won’t ever need to hire a crappy DJ who never has the songs you request. You can set your playlist in iTunes and just keep the party going all night long. No need for expensive sound equipment hire, all you have to do is plug it in and you have yourself a music festival in the comfort of your own suburb. 

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Easiest way to record and share your screen – Screenr

I have just come across Screenr, an instant screencast program that is web based. All you have to do is hit record, it will capture everything on your screen as well as your voice. You then share the link. Boom!

I really dig this because it allows you to send visual instructions to anyone on the fly. Of course, you can do this with Skype, but what if you can’t organise a time to Skype? You can just quickly record your instructions with Screenr, email them the link and carry on with your day. To me, its a productivity tool I will use with my clients and contractors.

A lot of the people I deal with are in various parts of the world in time zones that a lot would find near to impossible to collaborate. We do use some team project management tools to keep the work flow smooth, and Screenr is definitely a part of my arsenal now. Check out the video below, hope you guys see the productivity potential with this one.

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MindFire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds by Scott Berkun – REVIEW

Never have I thought in my whole life that I would find reading a compilation of essays to be enjoyable. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am a Masters graduate myself and I do find the odd essay to be thought provoking but that’s only because I had no choice. But in Scott Berkun’s latest book titled, MindFire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds, I was compelled to read essay after essay after essay, lol.

There are 30 essays in total along with his most prominent postings from the last decade, delivered in the one convenient book. Now I would just like to point out that I didn’t totally agree with everything he argues but the fact that it made me get off my seat and spend the next few weeks thinking about the validity of what he had wrote means that his book, was aptly titled.

How many books do you know out there, actually serve the purpose of its title? Mind fire… that’s exactly what happened to my mind. The book was split up in sections of 3 parts. Gasoline, Sparks and Fire. And yes, after reading all of his great ideas my mind was a blazed and I honestly was ready to either punch someone in the face or start another fruitless Internet venture.

First of all, in Gasoline he addresses the following: The cult of busy; wants vs. beliefs; how to be a free thinker; how to detect bullshit; should you be popular or good?; there are two kinds of people – complexifiers and simplifiers; are you indifferent?; does transparency matter?; how I found my passion; how to be passionate. I don’t have to tell you how inspiring this section was as many of you have been any more than three of these situations. Even if we have successfully found our passions, there’s the perpetual task of swimming through the crap that goes along with anything you decide to pursue in life.

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