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    What if David Lynch directed a Disney Movie? This is how it looks like:

    Really nice spoof made only from original footage of Disney’s “A Goofy Movie”. Director: Cody Richeson

    I just gathered some interesting news from Mister Wong:

    Zattoo - live TV on your PC

    Zattoo is a RIA [Uhm, just call it a program] that let’s you watch TV on your Compu without extra hardware [PCI tv-card] or a subscription to a commercial service. Zattoo is currently focussed on European channels and licensed content, and it’s completely free.

    I was disappointed when I realized that I can’ watch BBC2 or Canal+, because my IP address is recognised as being German, and legal regulations prevent us to watch programs we probably haven’t payed broadcasting fees for. Maybe you can bypass this limitation using an Open Proxy Service, see the link below.

    On the other hand, it’s just as simple as switching on the Telly.

    Zatto is based on peer-to-peer technology, just like Hobnox, Pando, Joost: or Miro. In a Peer-to-Peer TV system, each user is simultaneously downloading the program to watch it, but also uploading the video stream to other users. This way, all users contribute to the overall bandwidth of the service. The streams are usually slightly delayed to the original sources. But the video quality is better if there are more users, which makes powerful servers farms needless.

    Zattoo itself provides very smooth streaming quality and might be considered the service experts were waiting for – due to it’s simplicity.

    Check the links for more information:

    Zattoo delivers live TV legally, just like a cable network. Presently Zattoo doesn’t create its own channel from archival contents, nor do we yet carry user-generated content. Instead, we work with broadcasters to re-distribute their content simultaneous, unaltered, and unabridged. Compared to Joost, we provide live TV viewing instead of archival content delivered on-demand.

    Sugih Jamin, Chairman and Co-founder of Zattoo


    Boy Friends 010 – Donkey Kong from Team Genius on Vimeo.

    via Webmove.org

    I didn’t realize it’s 2051 already:

    Festo AirJelly

    Quoting Engadget: Suffice it to say Festo’s AirJelly is powered by some magical jelly fish properties, a lithium-ion battery, an electric motor and a bit of helium. If that’s not floaty enough for you, there’s also a water version, Aqua Jelly

    Festo Air Ray

    via Geekologie

    I’d like to share this little video from my trip to Finland in march. A collage of the endless hours me and my brother spend behind the wheel. This is an update to Hey Suomi | The Finn Album

    Snoop Dog made it. He has now become the reincarnation of German Folk singer Roy Black:

    And here is a bloke who tried that in 1971:

    Inflatable sculptures! A fine artwork by Joshua Allen Harris.

    [via Wooster Collective]

    Gosh, this is going to be big. Look at those movements. I saw it, and first I thought it was a hoax: Just two guys covered with a technology junk disguise stumbling around.

    Quoting the engineering team from Boston Dynamics:

    It is a quadruped robot that walks, runs, and climbs on rough terrain and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by a gasoline engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDog’s legs are articulated like an animal’s, and have compliant elements that absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next. BigDog is the size of a large dog or small mule.

    Second thought: US Army wants one of those. Right, the United States Department of Defense resp. the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is founder of the BigDog Research Program; while Boston Dynamics is the engineering company that specializes in robotics and human simulation.
    They began as a spinoff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where Marc Raibert and his colleagues first developed robots that run and maneuver like animals.

    Question: Who holds the intellectual property? Engineers or military? I simply hope that civil usage of these walking robots will be first.

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