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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

iPad: Make Cutting Edge Designs with IsoSketch App

Not just a killer way to make killer angular designs on your iPad, IsoSketch also lets you export them for use in other programs on your computer—without having to sync your iPad.

Created in part by PixelRevision, the same Developer behind CamStache and Space Invaders Augmented Reality test.

Get IsoSketch for a $2.99 launch price »

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Rad: Glasses-Free 3D iPad with Head Tracking App

Very cool technology being toyed with that gives you a 3D view based on the position of your head. How? Like CamStache, it uses your front-facing camera for head tracking and then alters the image based on your angle. Pretty damn smart. (via MacRumors)

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DWI: The New Hyundai Equus Owners Manual is an iPad

Even more impressive than a first like iPad-as-owners-manual, or a VO from Jeff Bridges, is how the new Equus glovebox can actually fit an iPad. Mine barely holds a glove. Maybe that’s ‘cuz it’s Swarovski encrusted?

$48k iPad comes with free Hyundai

While every Equus comes with a 16GB WiFi Apple iPad you don’t have to own the car to get the app, download it free on iTunes. But it might make more sense if you did.

Nice work from Jera Mehrdad and team at Innocean Worldwide. Music from Future Perfect.

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iPhone: Inside Apple’s Kid A-like Testing Facility

Located deep in the heart of the Apple campus is the $100 million Infinite Loop Lab. Engadget scored a look inside the former “black lab” and revealed what seems like a pretty-damn thorough testing facility.

KID A-pple
Although the chilly, dark ‘n glitchy goodness of Kid A‘s “Everything in Its Right Place” makes an ironic-enough soundtrack, this Radiohead rarity is even more fitting …

NOBODY TESTS IT BETTER
Radiohead “Nobody Does It Better” (Carly Simon)

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Those blue spikes are made of sound- and signal-dampening foam. The room above tests signal strength at any angle by strapping the device to a rotating arm. When Engadget arrived there was an iPad being tested. They asked why and Apple responded “…[we've been testing the iPad] for years.” Interesting.

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Testing the iPhone pain threshold in the MacHAL 9000 Iron Maiden. Or something to do with WiFi networks.

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Hack: iVictrola, iGramophone, and CD Phonograph

One of my favorite projects from Blue Ribbon Salvage is the idea of turning vintage Gramophone speakers into hanging lamps. I thought that was an awesomely beautiful way to repurpose these already-gorgeous pieces of musical history. The idea of simply reusing them as an iPhone speaker was always dreamily tossed around, but never acted upon.

Thankfully, designer Matt Richmond pulled through with this hack of an old Victrola phonograph horn, the iVictrola. More pics and info at HEMagazine.

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Another take on the iGramophone concept is from Tristan Zimmerman, the ultra-modern, Design Exchange Award-winning Phonofone II. Available for purchase at Charles & Marie.

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Not sure if this is playable or just a concept. Rad either way. Designed by Yong Jieyu & Ama Xue Hong Bin, the Phonograph CD Player consists of a disassembled CD player with the laser positioned like a classic needle tracing a wax groove. More info at Engadget.

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iPad: Dog Plays Air Hockey (and Wins)

Nick Bilton, writer of The New York Times Bits Blog, filmed his dog beating him on iPad Air Hockey. Now I see the magic.

Too bad the Rebel Alliance doesn’t …

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SF: Homeless Man Breaks Fourth Wall of iPad Ad (in Ladies Loafers)

They were lined up perfectly. Like, “you complete me” perfectly. Half man. Half Apple ad. A creature out of Greek marketing mythology. If only my crappy iPhone camera captured it more clearly. And that’s the smallest irony of this picture.

Spotted on Market Street, SF.

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