Archive | March 2009

Augmented Mustang reality

Remember the when I wrote about this Flash website, that allowed you to drive around with a 3D mustang on the site. That was nice but what this developer has done now is way beyond nice, it’s just totally cool. I already said on my other Twitter account recently that ‘Augmented Reality is the new black’ with several applications showing up online, advertisers taking smart advantage of the technology such as you can see here.

Today my buddy Steven sent me some other cool application… because it was Mustang related. It’s one of the many AR examples I’ve seen lately but must say I find it one of the coolest (yeah even if it wouldn’t have been with a Mustang). It’s much more dynamic that most cases where it just shows a static 3D object. Just like the creator notes:

“In most of the cool AR projects I have seen so far [1] [2] the user is supposed to hold the marker and move it around in front of the camera and the 3d object follows the marker. I had a slightly different idea: why not just leave the marker and the camera in one place and use your keyboard to move around the 3d objects?”

Check it out this video!

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Read all about this cool project here.

Mustang Shelby GT-500 telephone

We’re all too late as it seems the phone just sold out, I reckon by popular demand. Wouldn’t you throw away your iPhone, Gphone or what not to have one of these instead?

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I’m sorry but I can only smile at the idea of having this against my ear to make a phonecall :) Loving the Mustang and all, but seriously, this cannot be good.

StangNet Top 100 [No More]

The StangNet topsites feature is no more. Today if you click on the StangNet button in right navigation (keeping the button online for another week, then it will be gone forever) you will get a 404 – page does not exist as a result. [Thanks to all for letting me know by the way].

And okay, people change priorities and so do companies so that StangNet decided not to keep this feature is their call obviously. What bothers me about all this is the fact that they didn’t think they needed to communicate on this. What happens basically is that they didn’t think it was necessary to communicate to exactly the community that supported this for years. All you get (after a bit of playing with the url’s) is this:

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The least they could do is send all of us a little email don’t you think? Anyway, I think it’s sad they’ve given up on this and especially the way they’ve done so.

Any suggestions for other Mustang topsite lists? Let me know.

Happy birthday!

45 years young, you wouldn’t tell indeed. Glad you got your act back together in the last couple of years, I’m more than happy to forget about your ‘puberty’ during the eighties, not something we want to remember right? ;) Kudos to all people involved with developing this great car that went into production today 45 years ago on March 9th, 1964 in Dearborn, Michigan.

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