Caught by the paparazzi – Prince William & Harry bodyboarding in Cornwall

While his wife Kate and her sister Pippa Middleton were at Wimbledon, Prince William and his brother Harry spent the weekend with friends in Cornwall, body-boarding and hanging out in the local pubs.

No strangers to the surf, the princes have spent the summers of their youth in the area around the small seaside resort of Polzeath. And even Prince Charles has been photographed along the shores in a wet suit!

 

Source: People – Prince Harry & Prince William Frolic in the Surf

 

 

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Capture a “moment-in-time” with new Microsoft project, Cliplet

Cliplet – a type of image that sits between a still image and video. It allows you to capture a moment-in-time instead of an instant.

 

Microsoft Research is showing a new project called “Cliplets” that lets users turn video clips into something closer to a moving still image by effectively freezing a portion of the frame and leaving another portion of the video to run as is.

The project was unveiled this week as part of Microsoft Research TechFest, an internal science fair, and it’s available for public download now for Windows 7.

via GeekWire

 

// Thx to Noble Ackerson

Chew – NY Times best seller about a Cibopath (one who gets psychic impressions from food)

Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why.

It’s a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu’s secret. They have plans for him… whether he likes it or not.

Written by John Layman with brilliant art by Rob Guillory.

via Official Chew Blog

 

This comic book series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants has won multiple awards including several Eisners (Academy Awards of Oscars) and is a NY Times best seller.

The series is about 25 books in and still as engaging and hilarious as ever. You will love it if you give it a chance. Start with the latest book on the shelves now, or pick up one of the anthologies.

Even better you can read the first issue online in two places. Via Newsarama, or if you want to create an account via Comixology (which has a superior viewer, hit log-in on top right).

Occupy Portland – pepper spray in her mouth, nose, and eyes (ouch)

I had to put some sympathy in the title because all I’m doing is laughing at this image.

A protester gets sprayed in the face with pepper spray at an Occupy Portland protest. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian)

The idea board – what to do with all these images around us?

Da Vinci would carry around a sketchbook for those everyday genius moments and fill it with drawings, notes, and ideas.

I create a wall of images. Dare I say print objects! They creep up the wall until the whole surface is covered like a mosaic.

Wherever I go a wall of images trails me. I think I do it because it completes my half-photographic memory, but also because it encourages me to be creative in a way I cannot explain.

Which is why it’s awesome to see this commercial with Ron Howard using an image wall.

I’m totally copying his set-up: ginormous black board on a stand. It looks so much more sophisticated than my scotch tape wall, plus when it fills up I can replace it with a fresh one and save the old one for future ideas.