July 2006

Steve Perlman is now putting the finishing touches on Contour, a futuristic camera system that will add photorealistic three-dimensional effects to digital entertainment. *Actors must cover themselves with makeup containing phosphorescent powder for the Contour, a system that can create 3-D effects. – Photo by Austin Hice.* Steve, former [Apple Computer](http://www.apple.com/) engineer who previously co-founded […]

Designers block

July 27, 2006

Most of us have experienced this at some point in our lives. A loss of inspiration, a mind blank. For designers, this may come at various points during a project. Typically, it will be when the client asks for a revision that doesn’t really sit with your original concept. So, how do we deal with […]

DRM freedom

July 22, 2006

An article at [Playlist](http://playlistmag.com/news/2006/07/21/yahoodrm/index.php), says Yahoo have become the first mainstream digital music sites to sell a song without DRM (digital rights management) copy protection. This means the song can be burnt to CD as many times as the buyer wants and play it on almost any music player. > Writing on Yahoo’s music blog […]

Speak now

July 21, 2006

or it may be too late. It has to do with a principle called *Net Neutrality*. Currently, the laws demand that ISPs treat bandwidth fairly and equally. Meaning that bandwidth (speed) is the essentially the same for everyone. > The USA congress is pushing a law that would abandon the Internet’s First Amendment — a […]