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Sony’s new $200 LED bulb doubles as a Bluetooth speaker

Have you ever wanted to play loud music in your house, but were annoyed by the fact that the sound’s intensity gets lower when your ‘voguing’ gets …

Home Automation

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Kaktus im Weltraum – Analog Animations and Typographic Effects

“Kaktus im Weltraum”, an analog motion design project by Robin Albrecht that deals with moving titles as well as changing forms and structures.<p>Robin …

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

Photography

Beam Smart Projector

What if you could program a device to start projecting a video of a calm, quiet shoreline—as your alarm—to help ease you into the day? Or have a social media notification report pop up on your living room wall as soon as you walk through the door? The passionate engineers behind Beam are trying to …

Living Rooms

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Pinterest is raising money at an $11 billion valuation.</b> It's looking to raise $500 million in new funding.<p><b>2. Apple is being sued for allegedly poaching auto engineers to build a battery division.</b> That means there's even more evidence Apple is building a car.<p><b>3. Uber is raising another $1 billion</b> …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google is reportedly planning on launching its own ride-hailing service.</b> That would compete directly with Uber.<p><b>2. Uber is planning on building its own self-driving cars.</b> Uber's CEO has said that he wants driverless cars for cheaper rides.<p><b>3. Samsung will announce its new Galaxy phone on March 1.</b> …

Apple Watch wins the wrist war before it starts

Ever since Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch last September, it’s been one disappointment after another as far as I’m concerned. Apple’s first wearable won’t come in the minimalist form factor of the fitness bracelets I love. Worse yet, the launch version of the fashion-forward device will lack …

Smartwatches

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Will.i.am Enlists Zaha Hadid in Design Collaboration for New Wrist Wearable

Fashion and technology – two unlikely bedfellows that have been gaining increasing column inches of late thanks to the rise of branded wearables. So far, however, the results have been relatively unsuccessful from a style perspective at least.<p>The problem, says musician and entrepreneur Will.i.am, …

Burning Man 2014

Burning Man is a bombastic playground for all participants, but it's paradise for the enthusiastic designer!<p>Starting with the preparation, no matter …

Multi-layered Laser-cut Wood Artworks by Martin Tomsky | Colossal

<p>Freelance illustrator and graphic artist Martin Tomsky is gifted in the art of laser cutting wood. He creates everything from tiny pendants and …

Furtif Evercut Knives Only Need Sharpening Once Every 25 Years

Today the term “technology” is primarily defined by electronic devices. But there’s another aspect of technology which plays a significant role in …

Artist ‘Bordalo II’ Brings Trash and Found Objects to Life on the Streets of Lisbon | Colossal

<p>For the past few months Portuguese artist Bordalo II (previously) has been stalking the streets of Lisbon looking for heaps of trash. Using mounds …

With ‘mother of all upgrades’ expected, Apple courts Android switchers with iPhone transition guide

With iOS 8 set for public release tomorrow, Apple has posted a new guide on its website detailing the best way for Android switchers to move content from their old device to their new iPhone. The detailed guide includes instructions on transferring Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Photos, Videos, Music, …

Adobe misses on revenue in Q3, adds nearly half a million paid Creative Cloud subscribers

Creative technologies company Adobe today released its third fiscal quarter financial results, revealing that it now has 2.81 million paying users for its Creative Cloud subscription service.<p>Adobe’s subscription service is growing, but the company missed analyst expectations. Adobe reported …

iPhone 6 Review: Meet The New Best Smartphone

Apple has two new iPhones debuting today, including the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is the heir apparent to the flagship line of Apple smartphones, as it comes in at the same price point as the iPhone 5s, but Apple has done something new this year by introducing a premium priced iPhone 6 Plus. The …

BMW Motorrad Concept Roadster Features Powerful 2-Cylinder Boxer Engine

<b>BMW Motorrad Concept Roadster</b> represents a modern interpretation of the classic BMW motorcycle. Just like any typical BMW roadster, it is equipped …

Instagram users interact with brand posts at double the rate of Facebook users

4 Champagnes to Celebrate the Legend of Dom Pierre Pérignon

On August 4, 1693, legend has it that the French monk Dom Pierre Pérignon invented Champagne.<p>On August 4, 1693, legend has it that the French monk …

The Tinkerbell Fairyfly, also known as Tinkerbella nana, is one of the Top 10 New Species of 2014. Photograph by Jennifer Read. To see the full list of species, visit science.time.com.

Soccer History And Minimalism Meet In These Striking World Cup Posters

Not every sports poster has to be an action shot with Photoshopped flames around the ball.<p>The aesthetic qualities of sports are unparalleled–rippling bodies in motion, adorned in colorful uniforms created with the intention to create a sense of cohesive visual identity, and locked in competition …

Posters

A Big Sur House Overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Spectacular is about the only word to describe not only the view, but the house you get to stare at that view from. The Fall House, designed by …

Flush With Upgrades: Innovative Bathroom Technologies

It’s a room, a refuge, and a necessity. Bathroom trends have transformed the smallest of rooms into important spaces furnished with an array of …

From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang | Colossal

<p>In his largest artwork to date, Chinese artist Yang Yongliang (previously here and here) just unveiled From the New World, a sprawling digital …

Dom Pérignon's 1998 Second Plénitude

At the foot of a remote ice-capped volcano in Southern Iceland—accessible only by a specially equipped SUV or helicopter—around an arrangement of seats made entirely of mirrors, stands Dom Pérignon's head winemaker and Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy. An Icelandic volcano might not seem like the most …

Northern Europe

Does more 'Sapphire' production mean larger Apple 'iPhone 6'?

A supplier of the scratch-resistant material has upped output, says a researcher, causing some to predict a bigger iPhone.<p>Sapphire production for future Apple products jumped five-fold in April, according to a report from UBS Securities.<p>The research note (via Barron's) from UBS Securities' Steven …

Mobile Technology