Jolidrive or Jolicloud seems to be the answer to everybody’s cluttered lives. There are some days – that I have two browser windows open, just because I have so many tabs. Sometimes they’re blog posts that I am working on and don’t want to X out of – sometimes it’s Facebook or other social networks – it just becomes a mess.
This program allows you to access all your content from several different services (Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram, etc…) and lets you view it in one tab with one login. I haven’t tried it yet…but it looks very enticing.
First off in FlyLo world is the release of his new music video for the song “Tiny Tortures” off his brand new album “Until The Quiet Comes.” It features Elijah Wood in it as a one armed man and is directed by David Lewandowski, who worked with GMUNK on the Tron Legacy graphics.
Second – Flying Lotus recently revealed at a live show in LA – that he was the mysterious rapper Captain Murphy. Apparently…Captain Murphy has revealed a couple of songs along with a video, but never revealing his identity. Some people speculated that it was Tyler, The Creator or Madvillain since the style is pretty similar, but Flying Lotus shows us that he’s not all about producing…he can rap too. I apparently was behind the times on this one…and just found out about Captain Murphy. My bad. I have failed you.
This is going to be a promotion of ourselves because some of you might not know, unless you follow us on Facebook, or have checked out our ABOUT page, ToC is a very sociable blog.
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This is one of my favorite things. Seriously…If I had my own “These are a few of my favorite things” Sound Of Music song…Spotify would be in there. Along with the movie Hook and Apple products. I’ve compiled a bunch of playlists including, but not limited to…
TheseOldColors Radio – a playlist of cool music I love to listen to. Right now there’s 395 tracks to listen to. Adding to it on the reg.
TheseOldColors Chill – a mixture of my favorite songs to chill to – hence the name. It’s a great mix to listen to while in a candle lit room and laying on the floor. Not saying I’ve done that…but I might. Who knows.
TheseOldColors Dance Party – you probably guessed this one right away. My favorite tracks to add to club mixes or DJ to.
There are way too many playlists on there that I can add to this post…so you’ll just have to go and check it out for yourself.
Also check out my brother Rick’s profile. He has a collection of more film-based playlists which includes 2 playlists dedicated to film scores/soundtracks from this year and last, as well as songs featured in popular movie trailers.
We like to inspire and to be inspired. That’s why ToC exists. That’s why we have all these outlets to share with you. We couldn’t see the purpose of just one social network…we needed them all.
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Check out those and leave us a comment on one of ‘em. We love comments. We also love you.
I am jumping on this bandwagon really late…but…better late than never.
Some of you might have heard about Flipboard for the iPad / iPhone / iTouch…The revolutionary app that transforms your social networks into your own personal magazine. Making it easier to view shared content from your Twitter or Facebook friends. Here’s a video by the ever popular Adam Lisagor on what Flipboard is…
For some reason unknown – I just downloaded this app on my iPhone (since I don’t have an iPad) – and I am loving it. The interface and design is so sleek and customer friendly that makes it hard not to enjoy. The motion of swiping your thumb up on the phone is fun and it’s a different way of using my iPhone, which I thought I’d never say; and the graphics are very fluid and load very fast. I’m impressed and I feel stupid for just now getting it. I wish they would come out with a desktop app for this too – and add RSS compatibility to it so Google Reader can have a good competitor.
I know new social networks are beginning to be a drag. I think everybody’s kinda hung up on Facebook and Twitter, which is cool. Those are the 2 I use the most…well those and Instagram.
But I just found out about Path, “the simple way to keep a journal or “Path” of your life on the go.”
The thing that intrigues me about Path (beside the logo resembling the Phillies logo “GO PHILLIES”) is the profile. It resembles a lot like the new Facebook timeline, but from what I heard is that Path came before the new timeline experiment on Facebook. Ok, so they’re not just copy catting – which is probably everybody’s thought, but Facebook is the copy cat here, we’re just so used to seeing it first.
Another cool feature about Path is that it doesn’t let you exceed 150 friends. So you have to choose and pick the best of your friends and who you want to keep updated with. Which I’m sure all of us are kind of tired about with Facebook…”Who cares about a guy I met once when I was 12?” I sure as heck don’t care…but he’s on my Facebook.
The design and user interface is really minimal and sleak. I think another thing about Facebook that I’m getting annoyed with is all the “things” that you can do with it and that you see. There’s so much going on at one time. I mean…it does help us with ADD that can’t just focus on one thing at a time…but sometimes minimal is better. Path also has little “bonuses” like a moving clock to show you what time you or your friends walked it out, and adding smiley faces to posts ranging from happy to sad. So you’re actually able to dislike a post. Ha. About time.
I’m not saying use this instead of Facebook and Twitter…you can actually share your “walk” from Path to Facebook or Twitter. I think it might be a cool way to actually keep in touch with friends and family. Why should you get Path on your phone? Watch the video below…and then tell me…doesn’t that just warm your heart?
Here’s a really cool infograph on what the employes of some of the biggest companies in the US right now get as perks for working.
I think we all want to work for at least one of these companies. Not sure what I’d do for them, but I’d be freaking great at it if I get free food all day!
I can just picture myself on my drive to work everyday…trying not to smile, but having a really hard time doing so.
Click ahead to see the rest of the infograph…
Gregoire Vieille has juxtaposed daily bread with the daily net. He has turned popular social networking sites and browsers, into food. See more at his website or the original article linked directly below.
Eric Fischer made these beautiful maps of big cities and their uses of Twitter and Flickr. The blue dots represent Tweets, and the orange represent uploads to Flickr – the white ones represent both.
Some of you might know that my band just started a kickstarter to raise some needed funds for our tour in June…so with me spending a lot of time on the site these last couple of days – I’ve enjoyed going through a lot of other projects out there. And one stuck out to me…
It’s called Tweet Land.
At first I was like “Oh, great…a game about how fast you can twitter.” but…I was wrong.
Tweet Land is a new type of videogame that plays with reality. What? Let me explain … Say for example you’re playing the game and someone in the world tweets “Holy Moly – just saw a huge Meteor!”
Guess what shows up in the game…
Here’s what the creators said about it:
The game works really simple. Every time someone in the world tweets something, his or her tweets could affect the gameplay of Tweet Land by triggering certain action-keywords. It could be a “car accident” in your racing game, it could be your hate-gun gets reloaded in the action game, it could be anything.
We have created tons of situations that are triggered by their relative keywords that people might tweet. Some of them are:
We have many many more, but we don’t want to spoil your game. And we will create even more. Many will be based on trend topics, many on actual events, and many others will be odd stuff people tweet (you know that happens a lot!).
The sweet part comes from the fact that people around the world are always creating tweets for the game based on their real-life experiences; even if they are not playing; even if they don’t know anything about Tweet Land. So the events and the gameplay are always changing within the web and its thousands of conversations.
In this universe you will be able to play several videogames. Tweet Land will be launched with two initial games. A racing game called Route 140 and an action game called Love City. Check out the video to watch the action gameplay.
It sounds rad…and I am very interested to see the real thing. I might even give them a few bucks…because I’m nice like that.
So check out their kickstarter to watch the video…and if you like the project enough…give a couple bucks towards it.
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Graduate of MIT, John Kestner, fuses the physical world with the digital with two projects he has created.
The Tableau, “which looks like your standard handsome nightstand, connects the high tech with the classic feeling of receiving a letter from a friend at camp. Essentially the device is an Internet-enabled printer and scanner that connects to a Twitter feed. When a photo appears in your feed, the Tableau prints it out and drops it into the drawer to be collected at the user’s leisure. If you want to send a message, you simply put it in the drawer and the Tableau scans it and publishes in to your feed.”
#2) Proverbial Wallets
“Based around the disconnect between the user and the intangible numbers of a bank account, the Proverbial Wallet interprets numerical data into a physical stimulus using Bluetooth technology. Each of the three prototypes serve to alert the user of different scenarios they might encounter financially.
The Bumblebee contains a vibrating motor. Every time your bank processes a transaction, the wallet will buzz. If your wallet buzzes and you aren’t handing your credit card to a cashier or its not time to auto-pay your bills then it is probably a good idea to check for fraudulent activity.
Designed to protect the user from themselves, the Mother Bear wallet becomes easier to open when you’re flush, locking itself up like a clam when your balance gets low. You can also program it to abide by a monthly budget to discourage unnecessary spending.
The Peacock is ideal for anyone who wants to showboat how many zeros were on their last check. The wallet will swell or shrink depending on your account balance. If you deposit that fat check on Friday before going out for the night the Peacock will reflect your good fortune and potentially attract some lovely companions.”
[via Cool Hunting]