Wednesday Round-up

December 18th

Alright if you’ve never read a wednesday round- up before here’s the situation: a lot of stuff is going on on the internet. We know it, you know it, that guy over there knows it; but don’t worry we’re here for you. We’ve searched and stumbled and clicked and skipped so you don’t have to.

Enjoy what we deem the best things this week!

Everything (well most things) that happened in 2013 packed into one pop culture-tastic image by illustrator, Mario Zucca.

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From Doctor Who next to a ‘will filibuster for food’ sign to the rise of the Netflix original shows surrounding Edward Snowden and new Pope. This illustration shows the political issues (Obama and the ever present 404 error) and the entertainment phenomena (note pacific rim taking over most of the background). If we had to cram everything that happened this year into a pretty small illustration we would say this one is pretty freaking good.

To see how it got made check out Mario’s blog

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Apple’s new Mac Pro comes out tomorrow, December 19th.

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Apple has always targeted those who need computers for creative purposes, but the new Mac Pro is taking it a step further. Apple boasts about the amazing things this new CPU will be able to achieve with video editing, animation and 3D modeling, photography, design and layout, as well as audio. This new computer is all creative all the time, we will just have to wait and see if its cylindrical shape lives up to the hype.

check it out all the details

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Sprint uses James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell ‘to honor the important things you do’ in their new campaign and we can’t tell you how many times conversations like these are overheard in our office.

Weird Accent Wednesday might be changing to Dramatic Reading Wednesday.

Get a look behind the scenes with AdWeek

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LightFog, a Bangkok based company, has created a bike that is also a pollen fighting machine (now this is something we can get on board with. Not saying the tennessee has a lot of pollen… but it does) Using a filter system the bike takes the pollen, dust, and C02 and turns it into clean air.

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Check out more with The Atlantic

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Alright we know the holidays are coming up and we are going to be those people.

Please don’t drink and drive.

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December 4th

We hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving and start to the holiday season! We’ve been pretty busy here at The Bingham Group, but we haven’t forgot about giving you guys the bite size weekly round ups that you love so much.

Here is what you need to know this week (and last month, but who is really keeping track).

 

What are the biggest game changers in the digital space? Digiday wants to let you know (and so do we).

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With voice recognition in most smart phones these days Google took the first step to hands free computer searches with ‘OK Google’.

Now you don’t even need to type to learn anything about everything with the power of Google.

Learn More

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This organization is bringing a reality check to the retail industry.

“It was Junot Diaz who said, “If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.” So Pro Infirmis, a European advocacy organization for the disabled, has created a series of mannequins to provide those reflections in the image-obsessed world of retail.”

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And this last one is from all the designers here at The Bingham Group.

Recently Mashable created a list of the best font games. We tried them out and narrowed the list of 18 down to our top 3.

3. Coming in third place is a printable game that is great to have around the office. Font Spotter is a flash card-esque game that the whole office can participate in and trust us… it gets heated!

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For the downloadable or on screen versions visit: http://fontspotting.org/

2. In second place we have Type Connection- the dating game for fonts. Learn a little about type history and which fonts pair the best through this fontastic matching game.

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Pair up fonts at: http://www.typeconnection.com/

1. And in first place we have Shape Type. This game isn’t particularly hard at first, but trust us it gets intense. (and is by far the most addictive game on the list.)

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Using designated points on the screen you try to create a font shape as similar to the original as possible.

To try your eye: http://shape.method.ac/

 

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Sometimes during your lunch break you just want to get lost in a YouTube haze. We feel ya here at TBG and we’re ready to provide. Enjoy these videos we’ve found over the last couple week while we’ve been putting the finishing touches on the Hiwassee Celebration of HOPE balloon glow festival. (which was a smashing success)

 

So this girl quit her job… with this youtube video

And the company responded

 

If you need to solve a Rubik’s Cube just listen to this rap

 

I also recently discovered creative dog grooming…

 

Speaking of dogs this is the smallest dog I’ve ever seen:

 

And this dog is GIIIIIGANTIC:

 

 

We Hope you make it through your hump day with a smile!

 

 

 

 

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We hope everyone has had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend that was both relaxing and refreshing.  Sorry we’ve been MIA for the past couple of days. (We take Labor Day very seriously)

Even with that being said we still found some pretty cool things over the long weekend so here is your

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September 4 

For the past few months many people have been up in arms about the NSA and their views on privacy. Big Data decided to show us something about Internet Privacy in another light.  Big Data’s Alan Wiklis said “Facehawk is provocative, compelling and almost forces you to have an opinion about your personal information being so readily available online,”

One of our own took the plunge to watch years of her Facebook activity come together with music. Despite being slightly glitchy in the beginning watching years of Facebook photos come together is a little overwhelming. Our guinea pig’s (who shall remain nameless) only response, other than a look of terror, was “Why do I wear so many costumes… and why do I let people photograph it.”

Read More or make your own Facehawk

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Universal Everything is making installations you’ll have to see to believe. Don’t just take our word for it.

For even more videos or if you want to commission your own piece check them out online

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With a new movie out and a really just mean-spirited shout out from Taylor Swift at the VMAs One Direction is continuing to win over the hearts of teen girls everywhere.

The newest way they are making those little hearts throb is with perfume.

We had to take a moment after watching the spot for ‘Our Moment’. We know we aren’t the target, but the ruling is out until we get some more opinions so let us know what you think. (If you want to pretend to be a teenage girl… all the better)

To check out more info about how this ad came together and reached 2 million views in only 72 hours take a look at this article.

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Here at The Bingham Group we love a great story and even more than that we love a great story-teller. When we stumbled upon Welcome To Night Vale we swooned like teen girls for One Direction.

Available as a twice monthly podcast Night Vale sets the scene of a science fiction world, but not as a normal story would. Set up as a News program you get information about your new world the same way as your current one.

Make your morning commute a little weird, or change-up those tasks you no longer need to think about to do,

Form more information about this sci-fi world check out their website

Hear from the creators in this piece from NPR

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August 28, 2013

Today is the 50th anniversary of the “March on Washington” 

Tonight at 8 P.M. NBC will be broadcasting Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” in its entirety and uninterrupted.

If you think you’ve heard the whole speech, chances are you haven’t. A lot of the speech footage is restricted government video. Please join NBC at 8 tonight for this historic moment.

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Several words have been added to the online Oxford English Dictionary. 

Anyone who watched the VMA’s over the weekend was exposed to twerking, whether they wanted to be or not. If you still unsure of what it means just look it up! Twerking was one of the many words added to the online Dictionary.

Many Internet based words made the list including:

  • derp
  • emoji
  • selfie

You are also now justified to use words like jorts and food baby.

Check out the full list!

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Art Everywhere

For the next 2 weeks England is having “a very very big art show”.

$4.7 Million in Ad space has been replaced with art ranging from 16th century to modern.

Billboards, bus shelters, tube stations, office buildings, and shopping centers will spend the next two weeks as the walls of the world’s biggest art exhibit. Check out more and even more

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Apps for road trippin’

One great thing about living in Knoxville is the amount of restaurants in our area. However, not all cities are this lucky. If you’re a fan of road trips like I am, you’ve struggled to find good food to eat while you’re on the go.

Fast Company decided to do something about this delicious food dilemma and created a list of the 10 best Apps, sites, and guides for sustainable travel.

Making the top of the list SHFT has debuted a new App called Food Trippin’

For more inspiration check out the rest of the list

 

 

 

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Round Up for August 21st 

 

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AMC’s show The Pitch begins their 2nd season with a competitor close to home.

Nashville Based Fletcher Rowley went up against Atlanta based Breensmith to revamp the moving company College Hunks Hauling Junk.

This episode had an unexpected twist after the show ended. To find out more check out this article in AdAge.

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Pinterest Gets Exclusive: The J. Crew Style Book 

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Fashion is no stranger to Pinterest, but J. Crew took it one step further last week by debuting a sneak peek of this seasons Style Book exclusively on Pinterest. Viewers are welcome to pre order any items they like before the Style Book even comes out.  Do you think this exclusive preview of a preview will lead to high sales?

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Now, we’re used to exclusive deals, coupons, and even the occasional heads up on a sale, but a heads up on a new line is a pretty substantial jump. We’re waiting to see who follows J. Crew’s exclusive lead and tips off social media supporters in such a large scale way.

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Sports Find of the Week:

 

Hardcourt Bike Polo!!

If you want to check out this hipster dream sport check it out.

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Google Glass

So we’re betting you’ve heard of Google Glass. It’s been sent out to a select trail group of influential users and a lot of things have been happening since then.

Check out the style aspect 

and some of it’s integration capabilities

If you love all of that check out the price tag

 

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We know it’s hard to get through that hump day at work…. especially with this guy:

We’ve scoured the internet so instead of reaching 2nd or 8th cup of coffee join the Bingham Group every wednesday to see what we love so far from this week (and probably last).

Nothing is off limits in the wednesday round-up: Gadgets, songs, Youtube videos- the only rule is that it has to be cool.

If you think we’ve missed something let us know through: comment, smoke signal, Facebook, carrier pigeon, bullhorn, tweet, telekinetic energy! (We love learning about new things)

August 14th Round Up:

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Haagen-Dazs created an app to give you something to do while your ice cream gets to that perfect soft texture.  Instead of waiting in frustration for your delicious treat you will be serenaded with the relaxing sounds of a violin. Learn more about it and see how this awesome app was made with Mashable.

 

 

Our movie pick of this week is Warm Bodies. (Yes we know it has been out for a second)

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A sarcastic twist on the currently outrageously popular zombie motif warmed this office’s heart. If you haven’t seen it you can rent it on YouTube 

 

ADORABILITY ALERT

Child stars from Beasts of the Southern Wild get a little bit wild at the MTV awards after party with this adorable dance off.

(If you haven’t already this is another great movie to check out)

Be warned it tugs at the heartstrings.

 

HTC has landed Robert Downey Jr. in their new YouTube campaign:

 

His two year contract is rumored to be for a hefty sum and we for one are waiting to see if Iron Man can create the sales HTC needs. Learn More.

 

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