Now you can play ‘Dumb ways to die’


dumb ways to die gamedumb ways to die gameFollowing on from the success of its ‘Dumb ways to die‘ campaign for Melbourne Metro, McCann Australia has produced an iPhone and iPad game built along the same idea.

The game, developed in collaboration with local developer Barrel Of Donkeys, has been the No. 1 free app in Australia for a week, and is charting in 79 other countries.

The concept of turning the viral advert into a game was to continue to encourage younger people to be careful around trains, and avoid dying in a dumb way, as you try to save the characters from the video from their fate.

The game is free from itunes.

New York + London photo series


New York + LondonNew York + LondonNew York + LondonAward-winning photojournalist Daniella Zalcman has released an incredible series of photographs called New York + London.

The series was created as a way to connect the time she spent in New York with her new home London. The series was released on Instagram using a set of photos she took of New York on her iPhone during her last month in the city, she then took the same number upon arrival in London. She then used software on her phone to carefully overlap the images, created a merged image of the two cities.

The full collection can be seen on Yatzer here. Zalcman also has a Kickstarter to get the photographs published as a book here.

Immersive app for exhibition


Exhibition AppExhibition PieceThe British Museum has released an app to coincide with its latest exhibition; Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The app gives users the chance to browse the 250 exhibits on display at the museum as well exploring maps of the area where these ancient cities sat in the Bay of Naples.

Built by mobile app developer Apadmi, it also contains exclusive video content including interviews with the curator.

It was created to help those who may not be able to attend the exhibition in person due to its popularity, to explore the sights, sounds and artifacts.

The exhibition curator Paul Roberts said: “We are delighted to invite tablet and smart phone users all over the world to explore the content of our Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition. Good clear explanations and beautiful, detailed images of the remarkable objects offer an exciting opportunity to investigate the stories of these cities in the pail of your hand.”

The app is available now for iPad, iPhone and will be on android devices from May 2nd, whilst the exhibition is running until the 28th September 2013.

Find out more here.

Touchscreen gestures brought to life


Multi touch gesturesMulti touch gesturesMulti touch gesturesAn artist has decided to immortalise gestures used with touchscreen products. In her project ‘Multi-touch gestures‘, Gabriele Meldaikyte built 5 different sculptures that used the main gestures associated with touchscreen devices.

The gestures, which seem to be becoming second nature to most, including some babies trying to swipe a magazine to read it, are also seen as a signature of the Apple iPhone.

Gabriele believes that these will be completely different in 10 years time so wanted to immortalise them by translating this interface language of communication into 3D objects which mimic every multi-touch gesture.

Touchscreen gestures brought to life


Multi touch gesturesMulti touch gesturesMulti touch gestures
An artist has decided to immortalise gestures used with touchscreen products. In her project ‘Multi-touch gestures‘, Gabriele Meldaikyte built 5 different sculptures that used the main gestures associated with touchscreen devices.

The gestures, which seem to be becoming second nature to most, including some babies trying to swipe a magazine to read it, are also seen as a signature of the Apple iPhone.

Gabriele believes that these will be completely different in 10 years time, and so wanted to immortalise them by translating this interface language of communication into 3D objects which mimic every multi-touch gesture.

A great gadget for Christmas


Pinball magic gadgetIf you’re looking for the perfect gadget for someone with an iPhone then have a look at The Pinball Magic accessory.

Apparently it is a very realistic experience with a machine cabinet that holds the phone and folding legs for easy transport.

You can get hold of it for around £25 fro various retailers – find it here.

Charge your gadget by tree


ElectreeIf you’re stuck for a way to charge your iPhone then this new product, the Electree, might be just the ticket.  

This great gadget is shaped after a bonsai tree, but instead of leaves it has solar panels on its branches. It stores up the energy it collects allowing you to charge your gadgets wirelessly.  

But it comes at a price – around about £175 if you can get your hands on one.

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