Concept Camera Rubber-Stamp Counterfeiters Wet Dream?

This concept digital camera that turns any picture you take into a rubber stamp is indeed a “Nifty” idea. How you’d go about making one is anyone’s guess maybe it could work with millions of tiny pins like those executive pin toy things. If they can get the resolution good enough this thing would be a counterfeiters wet dream though. need to forge a stamp? Just take a picture of it and hey presto instant duplicate.

More pictures on Petapixel and Yanko Designs respective posts about this.

Via PetaPixel via Yanko Design

Googlemail to Gmail switch has repercussions for android users

At some point in 2007 Google ran into some legal issues which meant that they couldn’t use gmail.com in Europe. because of this when I registered a new Gmail account to use with my Android phone I was assigned an @googlemail.com address rather than an @gmail.com address. I still received messages send to @gmail.com but as far as Google were concerned it was googlemail address.

Last month Google sent out a message to anyone with a googlemail address saying that they could switch their accounts over to gmail.com, which I like many others did. That’s where the problems started. My email works fine, as it always has, however I noticed that for some reason my phone refused to sign into Google Talk, fair enough I never use Google Talk so I just ignored that error message. a while later I noticed that I couldn’t download anything from the Android marketplace. I assumed that there was a network issue as I could quite happily access the market, search it, and queue apps up for download. Only they would never get past the “Starting Download” phase.

It turns out that whatever authentication Google uses seems to have thrown a tizzy because I was no longer @googlemail.com but now @gmail.com. I did a quick hunt and found a support thread which told me what I already suspected. I’ve now switched back to googlemail rebooted my phone and its started downloading a ton of updates so it’s fixed.

Google now have a warning on the page that allows you to switch stating:

Android users: If you use an Android device and change your address, the following apps may not connect properly: Google Talk and Android Market. The current solution for this is to change back to @googlemail.com, or do a full reset of your Android device and use @gmail.com. We are working on resolving this issue as soon as possible.

This would have been useful to know when I switched, but I guess better late than never. If only there was a way to register for an update so I knew when it was safe to switch to Gmail again.

For anyone else who experiences this problem bitter wallet have compiled instructions for how to fix it (I’ve not tested them I haphazardly found the options myself and fixed it but they look about right):

In order to refer Gmail back to googlemail.com

  • On a computer, log into your gmail.
  • Click Settings (top right)
  • Click Accounts and Imports
  • At the bottom, next to ‘Change Account Settings’, click on ‘Google Account Settings’.
  • On the opened page it will tell you near the top whether you have a gmail or googlemail address.
  • Go back to the previous page, next to ’send mail as’ there is a small ’switch to gmail?’ link, click this.
  • Then, click the link that says ‘go back to googlemail’, then on the next page click the next button to confirm (I think it’s the big blue button).
  • Then click on the ‘Google Account Settings’ link from the earlier step, this should now confirm you are back on a googlemail account.

I hope this is useful to someone.

That’s one hell of a discount…

I was looking at a Wide angle Lens on Amazon.co.uk after reading this article at digital photography school. At first I thought the price was a bit high given that DPS listed the Lens at just $400, then I noticed the RRP of this lens… 6 AND A QUARTER MILLION POUNDS!

With that kind of discount this lens is a total steal! Although I’m a bit sceptical about the %100 saving, thats not how maths works, we have this invention called fractions.

Eizo Pin-up Calendar 2010 X-Ray Nudes

Eizo who are a company that make monitors for medical imaging have released a calendar of nudes with a difference. I like the style of this, it’s clever and it’s just about safe for work.

Via  Ufunk.net ( Who seem to have taken down all the images…)

Also Via Ads of the World

I can’t seem to find the images anywhere any more…

EDIT: It’s taken me almost two years to be bothered to update this But I’ve found the images on “TheCoolList”… Here they are:

Cool Lichtenstein Pop Art make up

Note: If you have reached this post by Googling for it I’ve written a follow up post about this post with more info/examples of this type of make up.

Not the first time I’ve seen images of make up like this but I think it looks awesome. I’ve noticed a growing trend of artists trying to make real life look like pictures rather than making pictures that look like real life. I really Like this image and I just wanted to share it.

via this isn’t happiness.™ Peter Nidzgorski, tumblr.

Mac Classic iPad Stand

This is possibly the only way I could justify buying an iPad. Hirac a Japanese modder has  converted an old Mac Classic into an iPad stand, it looks amazing.

The older Macs will always hold a special place in my heart, I’m a reformed member of the cult of Jobs, from way back before it was hip to own an Apple computer.

It looks perfect, almost as if it was made for it.

Via  hirac.