Alex Christian

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Watch This Film About Human Enhancement And What It Really Means To Be Disabled

Technology advances are starting to make people with prosthetic limbs stronger, faster, and more dexterous. A new film, Fixed, explores the question of what it means to be disabled today and what it is we’re losing when we “fix” undesirable traits.<p>If a man with prosthetic legs can run faster than …

“Selfie Police” Site Tells You To Pay $1 Per Selfie

Looking to control your selfie habit? An initiative called Selfie Police could help tame your narcissism, but it’s going to cost you: For every selfie you snap and post to the web, you’ll be fined a dollar that goes to charity. Now put that duck face away.<p>Created by Brigham Young University …

Connected Fridge Hacked To Send Malicious Emails

A security firm says more than 100,000 smart devices–including a fridge–were used to send out more than 750,000 malicious emails.<p>Attack of the … fridge? The slew of connected devices entering homes is bringing new points of vulnerabilities. Security firm Proofpoint found that more than 100,000 …

Where in the World are the Best Schools and the Happiest Kids?

The best test scores don’t always mean the happiest kids at school. The Best Schools and the Happiest Kids visualizes the results from a worldwide …

Intel Announces 'Make It Wearable' Challenge

The initiative asks young entrepreneurs to make their idea a reality<p>In 2013 we wrote about some of the most insane technology that makes 3D printing look like basic Play-Doh. Not only did we learn about a headband that allows you to move water with your mind (literally some <i>Matrix</i>, spoon …

Scientists Prove That Molecules Can Respond And React To Music

An experiment in Japan demonstrated that nanofibers would align (or "dance") with harmonies.<p>Music and sound can obviously catalyze movement in humans, but scientists have often debated if sound waves can yield physical movement on the molecular level. In the journal ChemPlusChem, Japanese …

Viral Style: Futuristic Contact Lenses And Flosstradamus' Twist On USB Drives

Viral Style #34 also includes details about the Intel x Opening Ceremony collaboration and Kanye's Bitcoin<p><b>FASHION COLLAB OF THE WEEK</b><p>Did you hear? Intel is teaming up with one of our fave brands, Opening Ceremony! Seriously, no lie--it was announced at CES this week. This unusual combo of designer …

Meet ObE, A Living Installation With A Behavior Problem

This immersive audio/visual system seems to just do whatever it wants.<p>Last spring the MUTEK Festival and the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] released DROMOS, an immersive experience based on the science of speed. Although the festival's central mandate is to promote the best of electronic …

Tackyshack's Epic Light Masterpieces Are A Feat Of DIY Ingenuity

Using light as his brush and nature as his canvas, Jeremy Jackson Illuminates an alternate reality.<p>Jeremy Jackson (a.k.a. Tackyshack)'s glowing vistas are saturated with beauty and wonder. Awesome in the traditional, meaningful sense of the word, his recent <i>Fire and Light Masks</i> series--created using …

The Future Of Snacks May Include Your Face On An Ice Pop

The Icepop Generator is exactly what we should be doing with 3D printers. You are what you eat.<p>None of us are thinking about frozen treats as the East Coast is about to get hit with another polar vortex, but by the time summer comes, 3D-printed ice-pops shaped like your favorite animal, cartoon …

'Sex with Glass' is getting either sex or Glass wrong

Eager to tap the largely unexplored market for erotic Google Glass experiences, a team of hackathon participants have somehow created both an intriguing app and a weird, depressing commentary on gender.<p>Called Sex with Glass, the app shares some DNA with James Deen's parody video: assuming that you …

What caused a 10-year winter starting in 536?

A winter that lasts years isn't just a problem in Game of Thrones. Roughly 1500 years ago, our world was turned upsidown by a winter that witnesses …

Officemax sends junkmail addressed to "Daughter Killed In Car Crash"

Officemax sent junkmail to Mike Seay at his address in Lindenhurst, IL, with the notation "Daughter Killed In Car Crash" under his name. Seay's 17 …

Oxfam: World's Richest 1 Percent Control Half Of Global Wealth

Just 1 percent of the world's population controls nearly half of the planet's wealth, according to a new study published by Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.<p>The study says this tiny slice of humanity controls $110 trillion, or 65 times the total wealth of the poorest 3.5 …

AMC movie theater calls "federal agents" to arrest a Google Glass user - The Gadgeteer

A long time Gadgeteer reader contacted me today through Google Hangouts to tell me that he had a story that he thought I’d be interested in reading. …

Oh God, Here Is Ron Jeremy Reenacting Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" Video

CAUTION: Only watch if you are near an eyewash station.<p>You know how there are some things in life you didn't know you needed until you found out they existed? And then you couldn't live without them? Well, rotting porn corpse, Ron Jeremy, doing a shot-for-shot remake of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" …

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