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Nils Voelker “one hundred and eight”: who says CPU fans & trash bags aren’t art? [Video]

Nils Voelker “one hundred and eight”: who says CPU fans & trash bags aren’t art? [Video]

Ever wanted your living room wall to look like the inner lining of a lung?  If so, you need to talk to Nils Voelker: his latest project, called "one hundred and eight", takes 108 garbage bags and then uses 216 computer-controlled CPU cooling fans to selectively inflate and deflate them.  The resulting wall-mounted installation is bizarrely hypnotic.

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Jobs “freedom from porn” iPad quote prompts billboard hacking [Video]

Jobs “freedom from porn” iPad quote prompts billboard hacking [Video]

When Steve Jobs said that the iPad offered "Freedom from porn" last month, it was just the latest in a series of digs against rival platforms - Android, PCs - that allow risque content to be viewed.  The Apple CEO probably didn't expect it to kick start a guerilla street art campaign, though; that, however, is exactly what has happened.  Apple adverts near the Moscone center where Apple held their WWDC 2010 keynote earlier this week were modified using self-adhesive overlays that changed the generic content into something a little more smutty.

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Facade Printer: the most exciting inkjet you’ll see [Video]

Facade Printer: the most exciting inkjet you’ll see [Video]

If HP's inkjets were as interesting as this DIY Facade Printer, the company wouldn't have had to buy Palm just to get some press coverage.  The handiwork of German product designers and engineers Martin Fussenegger, Michael Haas and Julian Adenauer, the inkjet-with-attitude is capable of precisely firing individual colored dots from up to 20 feet away, creating huge - and surprisingly accurate - murals on whatever wall is unlucky enough to get in the way.

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Casttoo makes it cool to have a broken bone

Casttoo makes it cool to have a broken bone

I have never broken a bone despite the fact that I frequently jumped off the roof of my house as a kid and ran wild on a three-wheeler with no parental supervision at an early age. My cousin on the other hand could break a bone if he farted too hard. We are sort of like Mr. Glass and David Dunn from Unbreakable.

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Gesundheit Radio sneezes away the dust [Video]

Gesundheit Radio sneezes away the dust [Video]

One thing we didn't see when we visited Texas Instruments last week were the fruits of the company's Attenborough Design Group, the experimental research group who, in 1972, designed this Gesundheit Radio.  Of course, that's probably because there was no such group; the radio - which incorporates a set of bellows and sneezes periodically, so as to remove dust from the sensitive microprocessors - is actually the handiwork of design student James Chambers, who felt a comprehensive back-story could only help his project.

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