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Recently I had a week away from the office – using up remaining holiday, catching up on freelance work and stretching my legs in Skyrim – before starting my new job at Stickyeyes (it’s going great by the way). Now in the office, I’ve noticed a lot of cool stuff this past week or so.
- Nymi – When I was shown the Nymi site this week, my mind was blown. I went back to the site half a dozen times. Not only is the website great but the wristband itself could be incredible. That is, if developers go wild with the SDK.
- #TIDE – A design and digital conference running this October in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Some great speakers, including Harry Roberts and Andy Clarke and covering topics as diverse as crowd-funding and CSS. For £35, this is unmissable!
- God’s own country is the best place in Europe – Exciting news for Yorkshire this week, as God’s Own Country wins the award for European Destination 2013 at the World Travel Awards.
- Wikipedia Mobile’s list of nearby articles – I had no idea that Wikipedia did this, but they have a nice list of articles about things close to your location.
- And finally: Sony’s detachable lens-cameras – This lovely video for the new QX100 and QX10 shows the two lens-type cameras Sony will be launching. They’re able to sync with your smartphone when you need a viewfinder, and operate independantly when you don’t. I love the video; it shows great examples of the camera in use and is really sweet.