Bored? Looking for inspiration? Need entertaining? Synapse is a fortnightly post series containing unmissable creative links, stories, and useful resources collected from around the web.
1. Apple patent reveals plans for holographic display
This is a very exciting prospect; iOS devices using holographic displays. With a patent granted, you can bet your left arm Apple will be at the forefront of this type of innovative new technology.
2. Commodore 64 Reborn as Modern Atom Equipped Nettop
The legendary 1980′s computer; the Commodore 64 is being reborn as a modern, netbook style, gadget! The unit uses a modern mini-ITX PC motherboard featuring a Dual Core 525 Atom processor.
3. Original Website Concept: Nike, A Better World
This promo website from Nike uses some nifty scrolling methods to create a unique and engaging website experience providing info on their Better World campaign.
4. Escalator pic
Documentary photographer Belinda Lawley created this image comprising portraits of people travelling on the tube in London. Each image shows a different escalator from a day last year.
5. Lunar Calendar
This beautiful Lunar Calendar 2011 poster elegantly shows the lunar cycle throughout the year. It is available to buy on http://dmtr.org but is currently out of stock until the end of the month.
6. Backupify: Simple, Automated Backup for your Cloud Data
Backupify is a web service for archiving your cloud data on popular services like; Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Picasa, Google apps and more. You can sign-up to the service for free.
7. Doll Photographer
Photographer Mariel Clayton has a bizarre series of images which sees toy dolls is some very disturbing and risqué situations! This work is incredibly creative and well shot… definitely worth checking out!
View this at: thephotographymarielclayton.com (Flash website)
8. Flutter In Pinhole
Flutter In Pinhole is a zero-fuss cardboard pinhole camera. It works like a Polaroid camera allowing you to take two instant pictures, then fold up the camera and post one of the images to someone.
9. The World’s First GPS Enabled Goggles
These futuristic, James Bond esque, goggles have an LCD display mounted inside showing real time statistics such as speed, altitude, vertical odometer, stopwatch, and temperature.
10. An Exoplanet Atlas
Astrophysicists have discovered over 500 exoplanets to date, which are extrasolar planets outside of our solar system. This is a comprehensive infographic containing lots of interesting data.