How to create a hit song

A little ironic movie that shows how you can create electronic music from basically everything (jelly, the skull of your producer…). Features Hot Sugar and his Novation Mininova.


The disturbing results from FaceBook Graph Search


Tom Scott played with the FaceBook Graph Search engine and collected some weird, disturbing results.

Here are two examples, one targeting companies, the other individual. There is more on his tumbler site:

Current employers of people who like Racism



Family members of people who live in China and like Falun Gong


The brand new Windows 8 metro interface

Here comes a good walkthrough of the pre-release version of Windows 8, if you have missed it. It’s an interesting example of how difficult it is to support both Touch and Pointer interaction mode on the same UI platform.

The Mouth, the app that turns all sounds into Beats

If you are into electronic music, this app, developed by Tim Exile and Native Instrument, is a funny one. The engine behind The Mouth does something fantastically complicated but presents its findings in an intuitive and easy-to-use way. Any incoming audio is analysed and immediately auto-tuned so that pitch is determined quickly regardless of the source material.

This pitched result can then either be played back ‘as detected’ or tuned to any scale you like over a keyboard so that melodies or harmonic parts can be built up.

The Mixtape of the future

Remember the mixtape? I always had this dream of taking the tape to my ears and listening to the music without any Walkman player. Well, 20 years later, my dream came true.

PS: The mixtape components are made on a MakerBot Replicator 3D printer, and available on the Thingiverse network.

The MakerBot Replicator: your home 3D printer

The Replicator from the Company MakerBot is one the most affordable 3D printer on the market, and the first one I have seen targeting Hipsters instead of Tech Nerds. Will it take off, and become commodity, as paper printer did?MakerBot 3D printer

Read our older post about 3D printing: Thingiverse