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These beautiful objects symbolize human contact using cold, hidden machinery

Ask anyone who's tried maintaining a long-distance relationship: it's <i>hard</i>, and video chats, text messages and phone calls don't always satisfy our emotional needs. A lot of human relations are indirect, subtle actions of body language or behavior that aren't easily captured in video or text. …

See Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips’ Insanely Trippy ‘SuperFreak’ Video

Miley Cyrus has made no secret of her obsession with the Flaming Lips: She’s invited the band onstage several times, recorded with them and even made …

Miley Cyrus

Nostalgia: Why it is good for you

The past is not just a foreign country, but also one we are all exiled from. Like all exiles, we sometimes long to return. That longing is called nostalgia.<p>Whether it is triggered by a photograph, a first kiss or a treasured possession, nostalgia evokes a particular sense of time or place. We all …

See Conor Oberst’s Dystopian ‘Zigzagging Toward the Light’ Video

Conor Oberst’s new video for “Zigzagging Toward the Light” – the first clip for a song off his most recent album, <i>Upside Down Mountain –</i> begins a …

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The 7 Best New Anime Series You Need to Be Watching

The coming of spring means many things, as life springs anew, tulips bloom, and of course, a new season of anime shows hits the air in Japan. While …

Review: Blue Microphones’ Spark Digital may be the best USB/Lightning mic for the money (Video)

When you think of a USB microphone, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For myself, I tend to picture a subpar microphone that would normally be used for Skype calls or other basic tasks. Of course, these microphones have come a long way in recent years, but nothing makes this more evident …

Beautiful iOS puzzle-adventure hybrid ‘Shardlands’ arrives to Android

Shardlands has been available to iOS users since October, where the gorgeous puzzle-adventure hybrid has seen quite a bit of positive attention from iUsers and critics alike. Now the game has finally arrived to Android as well!<p>If you have never heard of Shardlands, the story centers around a …

Line 6's Amplifi duo claims to 'reinvent' guitar amps with Bluetooth streaming and iOS controls

Line 6 has been known to push the boundaries of guitar amps: It was one of the first to offer built-in effects for that type of gear. Now, the outfit says it has reinvented the amplifier once more by packing Bluetooth streaming and iOS app controls into its new Amplifi 75 and 150. For learning new …

Who needs a controller? 'Republique' is iPad gaming without compromise

"Console quality" is a phrase that gets tossed around quite a bit in mobile development. Both players and creators seem eager for something a bit bigger and more substantial than <i>Angry Birds</i> — but we've yet to really see a game that meets those lofty standards. Titles like <i>Deus Ex: The Fall</i> and</i> …

'Her' review: Spike Jonze's sci-fi love story rethinks romance

In a world of seemingly infinite connectivity, we’re constantly hearing about how all of this technology is in fact forcing us apart — whether we're spending more time instant messaging than interacting or looking at our phones instead of the human being on the other side of the dinner table. Spike …

A visual history of Microsoft's anime fetish

Watch: A Rad Gadget That Lets You Paint With Light

Pixelstick is a modern magic wand, and by waving it in a darkened space creatives can conjure fearsome creatures, potent glyphs, and streaks of …

BEAUTY OF MATHEMATICS

12 Wild GIFs That Bring Ancient Art to Life

Dougherty started experimenting with GIFs nearly two years ago when an exhibit of Greek sculptures rolled through his hometown of Portland. He'd …

Google augmented-reality game Ingress to expand to iOS in 2014

Ingress, an augmented-reality Android game from Google's Niantic Labs unit in which players try to conquer territory in the real world, will come to iOS in 2014.<p>Arriving on the scene a year ago, the closed-beta software Ingress has been gradually updated with bug fixes and new features. One thing …

Capo 3 for Mac launches with automatic chord detection, beat detection engine, and more

As a sequel to their popular Capo 2 music learning software, SuperMegaUltraGroovy today has launched Capo 3 for Mac, a new version of Capo with several feature improvements and enhancements. Let’s take a look at what’s changed.<p>If you’re familiar with Capo 2, you’ll be right at home with Capo 3, …

2013 iMac Review: Apple’s All-In-One Benefits Big From Improved Processor, Graphics

The new iMac Apple introduced without much fanfare a couple of weeks ago is an evolutionary upgrade, retaining the slimline design it debuted with last year’s pre-holiday refresh, and introducing some major specification bumps under the hood. For owners of any of those machines, it probably won’t …

Watch: The World's Most Complex Sand Castle Has 260 Million Facets

Architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger are passionate about pushing the limits of 3-D design, and their latest algorithmically …

These Are Some of the Most Otherworldly Creatures You'll Find on Earth

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iPhone 5s: meet the geeks and geniuses behind the new Apple devices

Apple has launched its new iPhone 5s and the cheaper iPhone 5c. But who are the engineers and visionaries behind the new technology in these devices?<p>Apple is notoriously protective of its employees and the inner workings of its research and development teams are highly secretive.<p>However, examining …

Google's mobile MMO Ingress gets badges for monitoring player progress

Massively multiplayer games are all well and good, but what's the point of anything without merit badges, really? The latest upgrade to Google's covert mobile game Ingress brings a new achievement system that lets players track their own progress (and the progress of other players) and earn up to …

Absurd Creature of the Week: 10-Foot Bobbit Worm Is the Ocean's Most Disturbing Predator

If I could go back to my childhood I would have never waited for rainstorms to flush out all of the earthworms for me to grab, place on leaves, and …

Scarlett Johansson is an alien on the prowl in this surreal teaser for 'Under the Skin'

We're already looking forward to Scarlett Johansson's performance as a Siri-like AI in Spike Jonze's <i>Her</i>, and now we're getting a look at the actress in another genre role. <i>Under the Skin</i> is the latest film from director Jonathan Glazer (<i>Birth</i>, <i>Sexy Beast</i>), and features Johansson as an alien life form …

Lady Gaga Debuts New ‘Artpop’ Songs at iTunes Festival

Lady Gaga debuted several new songs in a theatrical, hour-long concert at London’s Roundhouse on Sunday, playing eight cuts off her upcoming album,</i> …

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Jay Z, Lady Gaga help push Marina Abramovic's art museum past Kickstarter goal

It took a shared stage with Jay Z and a bit of nudity from Lady Gaga, but Marina Abramović has surpassed her $600,000 Kickstarter goal to build an art museum unlike any other. The Marina Abramović Institute, or MAI, promises to host art performances that turn museum goers into participants rather …

See how NIN brought its massive live production from conception to reality

When the "reinvented" Nine Inch Nails hit the road at the end of July, its first tour since 2009, it did so with a massive stage production that the group designed specifically for three weeks of festival shows — all of the rest of the NIN tour will feature an entirely different presentation. Vevo …

Nine Inch Nails Chronicle Comeback Tour in Documentary

Earlier this summer, Nine Inch Nails kicked off their humongous comeback tour in advance of releasing the band’s first record since 2008, <i>Hesitation</i> …

KT Tunstall Returns With Emotionally Stirring Musical Journey

If any artist were deserving of a break, KT Tunstall certainly found herself in that position at the beginning of 2012. Having wrapped up a world …