Today I came across the uber-cool Newton Virus, a harmless friendly virus created by Troika, a multi-disciplinary London art & design practice. Inspired by the wit and ingenuity of early viruses which aimed to surprise and amuse rather than destroy, the Newton Virus makes for a great prank to play on your Mac friends!

From the site:
Spice up your colleagues’ day with our Newton Virus, the first virus to introduce gravity to your laptop, causing the desktop icons to fall down as if subject to the gravitational pull from the real world.

Newton Virus comes on a USB key for manual infection. Simply plug the key into a computer and the virus will automatically copy itself on the hard drive.

The virus will then hit at random, but only once. It will not replicate itself, mail itself to your friends or destroy any of your files, but instead provides you with moments of blissful surprise and magic.

Newton Virus Mac Prank

Newton Mac Virus Prank

Newton Virus Mac Prank

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  1. Haha yah I saw this about a week ago… I might try this on an unsuspecting family member since I have recently turned them all into Mac-heads… muahahha

    Oh btw love the site!

  2. That is a concept design right?? is not possible or yes?
    how can the laptop detect the rotation, it´s no ta wii xD

    This wil be very fun if made xD

  3. Macs have a built in sensor to prepare the HD from a crash before it falls by sensing its movement. There are widgets and other stuff you can try on your mac, it’s pretty cool.

  4. What laptop has an accelerometer, like the iPhone? They should make this for the iPhone… someone probably is as I speak.

  5. I know the iPhone has a beer program that fills the screen up like a glass of beer and then when you tilt the screen it empties like you’re drinking it.

  6. I love that… my niece better watch out or I’ll find that, if it’s real and load it up. She always thinks she is “safe” having a Mac. A bit of harmless fun.


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