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Engadget on the new iPhone rumours

to be announced June 22, “iPhone HD”, 960 x 640, front-facing camera, Apple A4 chip, multitasking. (most of that is from Daring Fireball.) 640 ain’t real HD yo.

Feds Deem Pedestrians, Cyclists and Motorists Equals

Obama’s Transportation Secretary, a Republican, has turned out to be supportive of bikes and pedestrians.

Michael Buble Being Stalked By A Velociraptor

does what it says on the box.

The Ultimate Gamer's Guide to Apple's iPad

Well, a list of games that will be available at launch. Besides the ones shown at the announcement keynote, big ones include: Plants vs Zombies, Real Racing, Flight Control, Enigmo, Labyrinth 2, and a pretty sweet looking Pac Man port.

The Uma Thurman film so bad it made £88 on opening weekend

in the whole of the UK (although it was only on one screen). That means 11 people saw it. It made $80,000 in its US release. Hilarious article.

How 'Avatar' changed the rules of deliverables

Cameron insisted that there be hundreds of different prints depending on screen size, brightness etc.

Health reform in America: Signed, sealed, delivered

summary of the major characteristics of the new bill

Charlie Immer


Some beautiful art here, all candy-glazed gore. (via MeFi)

McGuinty deals a blow to Toronto by delaying LRT funds

So much for Transit City. I agree with Miller, it’s disgraceful.

Nintendo to Make 3-D Version of Its DS Handheld

very few details; to be playable at E3

The war on The Car: An update

“We are no match for the power, armour, and speed of The Car. In direct confrontations between cyclists or pedestrians and The Car, we rarely inflict more than superficial wounds, while our bodies and vehicles are often crushed or incapacitated.”

Kobo eReader is Kobo's $149 E Ink play for Borders

This will be selling here in Canada through Indigo in May. It’s a much better price for an e-reader.

Above the Convenience Store: Frank Silva

Bob from Twin Peaks. So awesome looking. He was the set dresser.

A Letter from David Mamet to the Writers of The Unit

writing advice from a guy who writes in ALL CAPS. (Kidding, I love Mamet. Red Belt is a goddamned slept-on masterpiece.)

Plex's Library of Alexandria

Development of my media center app of choice, Plex, has seemed stagnant of late, with their blog only updated with new plugins for Danish sports channels and the like. But all was not as it seemed. Deep in the dark, there were rumblings. And lo!

At the end, we decided, just like with our plug-in framework, to throw out the existing code and rewrite it from scratch… The ground up rewrite not only results in an extremely powerful library for personal content, but also sets the stage for providing many benefits beyond just the library itself.

Plex’s new Library, Alexandria, is thus teased. Hopefully it won’t be burned down by the Christians and blamed on the Romans, like the real one.

The lost film that accompanied The Empire Strikes Back

Black Angel, a short set in the middle ages. I have no memory of this, but I’m not sure I saw Empire’s first run. I would have been pretty damn young.

PlayStation Move's Minority Report Controls In Action

looks pretty cool to me.

Preview: Instapaper on iPad

Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain

“Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.”

iPhone, iPod touch carve 19% mobile gaming share from Sony, Nintendo

in the US. iPhone OS now has bigger marketshare than the PSP.

Obama staked it all on health care – now he's assured of his legacy

“It could be that Republicans have misread the public mood. The nastiness and intensity of their attacks could backfire, if not wear on the nerves of the silent majority Americans.” I don’t know much about the bill that finally passed, but if it is anything like the universal health care that we Canadians enjoy, it will soon be political suicide to oppose it.

iPad Gets Networked-MIDI Touch Controller

It was inevitable that there’d be some amazing music apps for the iPad. The big screen finally makes multitouch mean something more than “pinch to zoom”.

Caught Sleeping

Brandon BoingBoing takes Rohrer’s new game “Sleep is Death” for a spin

Work that plays

The National Post covers Broken City Lab, the artists I’m following doc-style. They actually got the cover of the NP’s Arts Quarterly, which is pretty cool. UPDATE: link fixed.

Art.view – The name game

Interesting discussion of branding in the context of art fairs. Branding always seems so basic and common-sense for a field that has so many “experts”, but again it’s kinda what I do, too. Perhaps it’s too familiar to me.