bits into atoms

Jun 24, 2009 | Tech News

bits into atoms

Here at 8ninths we are seeing a trend towards increased commercialization of rapid prototyping (aka 3D printing) technology and think it warrants a deeper look into the phenomenon, as well as the consumer services being offered. Eroded Landscape #2, by Mark J Stock, available on Shapeways.com   Rapid Prototyping is… Read More 

Sure I backed it up…

Jun 24, 2009 | Tech News

Sure I backed it up…

Crashplan is a great execution of an idea that has been knocking around for years and has surprised me that no one has executed on it as a business proposition until now. Here’s the deal. Unfortunately hard disks are not made of magic. They’re made of spinning magnetic disks, electrical… Read More 

mom was right: you gotta earn your media

Jun 11, 2009 | Tech News

mom was right: you gotta earn your media

Okay, I might have the saying confused with “You gotta eat your veggies” or “You gotta wash your hands”. But like a lot of Mom’s sayings, they are all great advice. “Earned Media” is fast becoming The Meme of the marketing world. And I think it is spreading fast because… Read More 

sixtyone summer fun

Jun 10, 2009 | Mobile & Web

sixtyone summer fun

  WHAT IS IT ? the sixtyone is a site for discovering great new music from new artists. A band can upload their tracks and using a ‘wisdom of crowds’ model the best of the submissions are surfaced by the sixtyone community in a similar way to social news site… Read More 

nature knows best

Jun 10, 2009 | Tech News

nature knows best

  WHAT IS IT? AskNature is an open source project dedicated to sharing information on how nature elegantly solves problems. Imagine 3.8 billion years of design brilliance available for free, at the moment of creation, to any sustainability innovator in the world. Imagine nature’s most elegant ideas organized by design… Read More 

The changing face of photography

May 20, 2009 | Tech News

The changing face of photography

It’s an exciting time to be a photographer. The affordability of shooting in HD and editing on a home computer is now a reality. What started off as experiments by artists and videographers are now starting to permeate the mainstream, as the print medium and the way people consume content… Read More 

Run + Pee = Weird + Genius

May 20, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Run + Pee = Weird + Genius

  The one thing that’s absolutely astounding about the web is the diverse amount of content, services, and ideas you’ll encounter. The long tail is very long indeed, and even the “weirdest” ideas will eventually come to be. It is with this sense of “I can’t Believe Someone Built This”… Read More 

Mafia Wars has it Made

May 20, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Mafia Wars has it Made

  WHAT IS IT? Social games, or social network games, are those turns-based non-interactive, and non-cool graphics games that seem to defy convention logics about gaming. Social games share more DNA and ancestry with the board games like Monopoly and Life than any games that are computer-based. I’ve been playing… Read More 

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