Author Archives: Stefano

Atari: ‘Game Over’ documentary due for November release about the mass burial of videogames

This promises to be really awesome! You may recall about the Atari videogame burial site affair… “Atari E.T. Dig- Alamogordo, New Mexico (14036097792)” by taylorhatmaker – Atari E.T. Dig: Alamogordo, New Mexico. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. … Continue reading

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Halloween? Creepy backup software ads from the past!

Data back-up as a nightmare? Ok, just for Halloween let’s take a look at these creepy magazine ads for a couple of (ancient) backup software back from the very early 80s: Ecosoft’s Archivist for CP/M-based computers and Locksmith 5.0 for … Continue reading

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#Drones in the future (according to New York Magazine)

Aptly titled “Drones and everything after”, this long article by Benjamin Wallace-Wells featured in the latest issue of NYMag is an excellent compendium of ‘drone experiences‘ around the US and the world alike. Several real-world examples are given about how … Continue reading

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Apple’s #BendGate has sparkled several bright marketing and fun ideas!

Ok, there’s too much hype about the recent iPhone 6+ #BendGate: supposedly, some iPhone 6+ early users reported bending and/or cracking of the brand new giant iPhone. Be it true or not (too much speculations and little investigation), the #BendGate, … Continue reading

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KLM High Five: street guerrilla marketing joining NewYorkers and Amsterdammers

It’s that simple: KLM encouraged people in Amsterdam to high five strangers in New York for a chance to win flights. Nice use of technology for marketing. Touch-(or slap-)screens in Amsterdam and New York allowed perfect strangers – 3,600 miles … Continue reading

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5th dimension: a Kickstarter project and a visual book about a “50s Sci-Fi alien” plot

I found this amazing (already funded) project on Kickstarter: 5th dimension. A retro-futuristic art narrative centered around a 1950′s Chicago and the arrival of space aliens. Author Justin Benzel has been working hard on building this around some 1950′s alternate … Continue reading

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Ikea Catalogue becomes bookbook: a great Apple-spoofing video (and a great marketing tool too!)

Once again we’re getting the 2015 Ikea Catalogue filled with (nice) pictures, products and suggestions. Ikea Catalogue is not just the Ikea’s best selling item (even though it’s free) beyond meatballs and Billys shelves, it’s a dramatically powerful marketing tool. … Continue reading

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Venus: Steve Jobs’ sleek super-yacht spotted in Venice

Venice is a such a nice place to reach with your own boat or yacht – provided you have one. Last week I spotted this gorgeous 260ft-long super yacht in Venice, Riva degli Schiavoni (the place where private luxury boat … Continue reading

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Vermeer’s legacy? Tim Jenison investigates paintings, photography, art and computer graphics

Texas-based CGI specialist Tim Jenison is someone that has crossed my life a long time ago with his mind-blowing products. In 1986, when I bought my Amiga 1000, Tim Jenison was the founder of NewTek, which was so famous, back … Continue reading

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What do “The edge of tomorrow” and Wargames movies have in common?

The edge of tomorrow is a pretty cool movie: the plot and the script shows some really nice ideas about time warping, looping and so on. As a movie fan, though, I spotted something very funny. In the opening scene, … Continue reading

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