Category Archives: Digital life

Facebook Year in Review 2013: show off your social profile this year!

A small side box appeared today in my Facebook profile page: it’s the Year in Review 2013. It’s a brand-new way for Facebook to give you a view over the past years showing you the most popular statuses you shared … Continue reading

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WinAmp, one of the first MP3 players, shuts down after 15 years

After 15 years, the final curtain falls over WinAmp, one of the very first MP3 Players. I still remember quite well the first version I used on my back-then brand new notebook (a Pentium 120 MHz-based, Windows 95 behemoth): WinAmp … Continue reading

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An Apple or Samsung commercial? No, even better: Somersby Cider (yes, made with apples)!

This commercial is so brilliant! We all know how people (us) queue up outside stores whenever Apple releases a new product. It’s amazing how much this event has become ritual: door opening, store people welcoming customers, people getting crazy around … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi FM transmitter: one short wire and a radio let you broadcast WAV files (Vine footage included)

Another Raspberry Pi project: how to turn RPi into an FM transmitter? Imperial College Robotics Society released this Python code that streams a simple (44.1 KHz, mono, 16 bit) audio WAV file into FM. How to prepare this recipe: download … Continue reading

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Facebook introduces Cards: Gifts will never be so socially the same

As reported by Venturebeat, Facebook is introducing Cards, a sort of prepaid credit card for sending gifts – social gifts, actually. Cards are like regular, plastic gift cards, except that they work at a wide range of retailers. (For the … Continue reading

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LinkedIn marks 200 million members milestone

As reported by SearchEngineWatch, LinkedIn has just reached the 200 million members milestone, almost one-fifth of Facebook users and as much as Twitter. How does a professional and job-oriented social network stack up against the current economic downturn and unemployment … Continue reading

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QR Code Shopping in subway stations in Milan, Italy: klikkapromo.it introduces virtual supermarkets

On January I wrote about South Korea’s Tesco big hit with QR Code shopping concept. Today I spotted in Milan, Italy, a similar idea where an italian discount-hunting website, klikkapromo.it, is promoting several goods along with QR-Code. The idea is … Continue reading

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Coke Zero and 007 Skyfall challenge train passengers with “Unlock the 007 in You” [Street marketing]

Coke Zero challenged unsuspecting train passengers to unlock the 007 in them for their chance to win exclusive tickets for the new James Bond movie SKYFALL. However, the exclusive tickets weren’t free. People had to go the extra mile and … Continue reading

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Newsweek: after 80 years says farewell to paper – will be online only

Sign of the times – as they say. Newsweek, after 80 years, will cease publishing on paper and will survive in the online version only. According to Bloomberg, Tina Brown, current editor-in-chief, has tried almost everything to keep it alive: … Continue reading

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Thanks to Google, we’re now able to see Batman sign within math formula

It’s quite simple, just go to Google and check out this formula: y=2 sqrt(-abs(abs(x)-1)*abs(3-abs(x))/((abs(x)-1)*(3-abs(x))))(1+abs(abs(x)-3)/(abs(x)-3))sqrt(1-(x/7)^2)+(5+0.97(abs(x-.5)+abs(x+.5))-3(abs(x-.75)+abs(x+.75)))(1+abs(1-abs(x))/(1-abs(x))),-3sqrt(1-(x/7)^2)sqrt(abs(abs(x)-4)/(abs(x)-4)),abs(x/2)-0.0913722(x^2)-3+sqrt(1-(abs(abs(x)-2)-1)^2),(2.71052+(1.5-.5abs(x))-1.35526sqrt(4-(abs(x)-1)^2))sqrt(abs(abs(x)-1)/(abs(x)-1))+0.9 Or just click this link if you’re either too lazy or fear Batman!

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