# 11 - It's Christmas Eve, so here's an interesting run down of the Top 10 things you didn't know about Christmas
#12 - you can't have Christmas without a good old sing-song:
Looney Tunes Jingle Bells sing-a-long
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 24, 2009 at 11:27 —
Try some topical interactive fun - that's augmented reality
to you - and print off this card to get your novelty Christmas gift via your webcam. A great source of entertainment while the turkey's in the oven.
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 22, 2009 at 14:00 —
Edinburgh-based photography blog Blipfoto.com are like Duran Duran - big in Japan (joke © Graham Maclachlan). Here they are featured in design magazine 'Quotation'.
Added by Nicola Sinclair on December 22, 2009 at 10:06 —
Christmas Lights Guitar Hero - the real thing
What do you get when you mix a Christmas lights show with Guitar Hero? Christmas Lights Hero
, of course! A real game, played with a wii wireless guitar controller. This kid has obviously mastered Guitar Hero standard edition, but the Christmas Lights is a totally different experience, complete with its own garage door and… Continue
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 21, 2009 at 21:00 —
Studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multi-task behind the wheel. This game measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions. Regardless of your results, experts say, you should not attempt to text when driving.
It's a good interactive game to help highlight the perils of texting whilst driving
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 21, 2009 at 15:30 —
Among my frequently asked questions is – how do you measure your work?
That’s a fair question. I spent a fair chunk of the 1980s doing investment appraisal analysis, which only proved to me the prevalence of a well known decision making technique called backfilling the data
. So, how do I answer this?
First of all I tell them what I don’t do. I don’t focus on those things that can be easily measured rather than those things… Continue
Added by Sam Cassels on December 21, 2009 at 14:30 —
In the words of that great song, the weather outside is frightful, and so, we thought a couple of nice Indian takeaways would give you a nice, warm feeling.
These two clips are absolutely hilarious so share with your favourite Auntie-ji and anyone else who might need warming up today.
The Indian 12 Days of Christmas
is just brilliant, especially if you're… Continue
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 21, 2009 at 10:00 —
A hilarious short cartoon about a reindeer
with an STD; a funny way to, er, spread, a common health message at this time of year. This is funny... especially the Santa gag.
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 20, 2009 at 21:00 —
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas would it without a little Elf Yourself
- which still can't fail to make you chuckle.
So go on, send a little dancing elf love to your family and friends, before that jolly fat bloke drops through your chimney looking for some lemonade…
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 19, 2009 at 12:00 —
It's been a bit of a whirlwind of two months since I last posted on 38minutes. Since then, I've managed to submit my PhD thesis (brief abstract: it's about understanding requirements for next generation scientific software), and I've started Interface3
Interface3 is a business specialising in developing innovative multi-touch software applications. It builds on my work for the… Continue
Added by Kate Ho on December 18, 2009 at 11:30 —
You've REALLY got to watch this; a clever use of er, singing microwaves
, to spread some Christmas cheer. Thanks for following and sharing the 12 Tweets of Christmas, so far. Here's to the weekend; looks likely to…
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 18, 2009 at 9:00 —
With the debate coming to a head at the Copenhagen Summit
on 18 Dec, here's a cool way to have your say on the key issues that you're passionate about, via a wonderful, interactive NY Times platform. Love the graphics.…
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 17, 2009 at 22:29 —
Apart from some awful text heavy slides, this is a pretty helpful presentation by Morgan Stanley around past trends and mobile internet
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 17, 2009 at 22:12 —
Bafta Scotland's annual New Talent Awards are now open for entry.
Due to last year’s success, for the second year running the New Talent Awards are now open to students as well as emerging professionals. Plus, there are expanded digital media categories sponsored by Scottish Enterprise.
The Awards highlight and promote some of the most innovative and exciting new talent in film, TV, digital and craft.
Added by Nicola Sinclair on December 17, 2009 at 11:59 —
Channel 4 and TalkTalk
have signed up to join Project Canvas - a proposal to deliver television programmes and other online content to the living room over broadband, on-demand and subscription-free.
Channel 4 and TalkTalk join the BBC, ITV, Five and BT in committing to a project which will, subject to approval by the BBC Trust, create a next generation platform for Freeview and Freesat.
With internet-connected TV… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on December 17, 2009 at 10:04 —
Why mistletoe and animals don't mix at Christmas. Someone get this dog a bone.
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 17, 2009 at 10:00 —
TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, today gave its backing to a Scottish Enterprise-funded report on the nation’s digital economy which recommends that the Scottish Government launch a pilot programme of tax breaks and fiscal benefits to support the Dundee games sector next year to boost its global competitiveness. The report, Digital Inspiration, a Strategy for Scotland’s Digital Media Industry, calls for greater… Continue
Added by Nicola Sinclair on December 17, 2009 at 9:34 —
At this time of year the magazines are full of lists: the top ten best films, books of the year, best board games etc. It is a lesson in fallibility to realise how many great products and ideas of their age are now forgotten, and how some that were ignored or criticised at the time have survived and become admired. Think of writers touched by genius like John Keats, or now iconic films like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.
Some designs are an… Continue
Added by Sam Cassels on December 16, 2009 at 16:29 —
Last year myself, Will Adams and Rory Lowe (of Once Were Farmers) created Me and the Giants.
We've been hard at it, working with NESTA's Starter for six, Glasgow Uni, and Scottish Screen to produce some really special wee apps.
Me and the Giants main focus is on toddler parent interaction and education with our games/toys. We aim to create apps that not only entertain but aid the development of children as well as improve communication between parents and there… Continue
Added by Dave Sapien on December 16, 2009 at 12:43 —
Did you know that the name Santa Claus was Anglicized from “Sinterklaas,” the Dutch word for Saint Nicholas, famous gift-giver and protector of children? And, between 1931-1964, the Coca-Cola Company's Haddon Sundblom painted new Santa illustrations to use in the Christmas advertising campaigns? More trivia and artwork here. Share!… Continue
Added by Arvind Salwan on December 16, 2009 at 12:00 —