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Disney is banning selfie sticks at its theme parks

Another triumph for sanity! Disney is banning selfie sticks at its theme parks. It’s citing safety concerns, but frankly any reason is good enough in my book.<p>From June 30, the poles used for snapping superior self-portraits won’t make it past the bag check at Disney World and Disneyland. The ban …

Dusen Dusen for Visual Magnetics

During this year’s NYCxDesign, Dusen Dusen partnered with Visual Magnetics on a large-scale, geometric wall installation that encouraged visitor …

Furniture

The Super-Conductive Lexus Slide Hoverboard

Did Lexus just go full-on Marty McFly (“Hellloooo?!”) and somehow figure out how to defy gravity in skateboard form? The luxury automaker unveiled a …

Hoverboards

Cinematic Photomanipulations that Blur the Line Between Reality and Fantasy

Fine art photographer Vincent Bourilhon, an artist from Paris has been shooting images ever since he first had a camera at the young age of 16. …

Extraordinary Entries from National Geographic's 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

Last month, we featured some gorgeous entries in the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, and we're now pleased to share more great submissions with you. The competition is one of our very favorites, and it showcases some truly stunning travel photography. These images represent many …

Travel Photography

Morning People Vs. Night Owls: 9 Insights Backed By Science

Night owls are drunker, smarter, and get more booty–but morning types may be happier.<p>Chances are you already know whether you’re a morning person or a night person (and if you don’t, just ask your significant other). What you might not know is that social scientists use pretty specific—and, by …

Psychology

The Phree Lets You Write Off-Screen, Beams Your Marks On-Screen

This mobile input device lets you get out of your own way, so to speak<p>Using a stylus to write on a smartphone is not a very ergonomic experience. …

Stare At Your Walls All Day With This Crazy 3-D Wallpaper

Yes, your walls are moving. Online wallpaper boutique Twenty2 and the Pratt Institute* collaborated on Deep, a collection of wallpaper that works just like a 3-D movie. Throw on a pair of 3-D glasses, and the walls spring to life, with dancing flowers, soaring ships, and more.<p>The collection …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Glass Jellyfish Sculptures Are Innovative Pieces of Blown Glass

Rick Satava is a master glassblower from Chico, California, who creates incredibly lifelike jellyfish sculptures out of glass. His works are so realistic that people often wonder if they're looking at real jellyfish preserved in glass. In the late 1980s, the artist was inspired after a visit to the …

Sculpture

She's Almost Real: The New Humanoid On Customer Service Duty In Tokyo

The latest robot sensation in Japan is so lifelike that when she was on the floor of a Tokyo department store recently, she was confused for a human being. The new humanoid's name is Aiko Chihira, and she was working in customer service, clad in a traditional silk kimono.<p>"She's 165 centimeters [5 …

Robotics

Google's Glass team is hiring, and it looks like they're working on a whole family of new products

The team working on Glass — the futuristic and oft-maligned head-mounted computer — is now focused on developing "smart eyewear and other related products," according to several job postings on Google's website.<p>The description signals a potential expansion of the Glass team's efforts and suggests …

Google Glass

Augmented Reality Is Coming To Your Windshield

A holographic heads-up display ships later this year<p>There are heads-up displays out there already that project things like speed or turn-by-turn directions on the windshield. Some of them come directly from the manufacturer, some of them are aftermarket add-ons, but none of them incorporate …

Google’s self-driving car is hitting public roads this summer

The cars will have safety drivers and a 25mph cap<p>Google's own self-driving car is almost ready to be tested on public roads. In a blog post, project director Chris Urmson says that a few of the prototype vehicles will drive around Mountain View, California, where the company is based. Safety …

Autonomous Cars