Brock Fahringer

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Why Apple Pencil blows away Wacom Cintiq

<i>This is a guest post by Linda Dong, a graphics expert and former designer at Apple. It originally appeared on her personal website.</i><p>A lot of hesitation (or dismissal) of the new Apple Pencil seems to stem from people’s belief that the Wacom Cintiq, currently regarded as the pinnacle of professional …

How To Build And Use A Huge Sturdy DIY Reflector For $8

If you are reading the blog for a while, you know that we are big fans of using reflectors. They are easy to use, provide great light on location and …

She Cuts A Roll Of Paper Towel In Half, Then Soaks It In Vinegar. What She Makes Is A HUGE Money Saver!

Whimsical Miniature Worlds Created Every Day for a 365-Day Calendar

Artist Tatsuya Tanaka creates intricate miniature worlds that are equal parts thoughtful, detailed, and whimsical. On a daily basis, the Japanese artist works on his Miniature Calendar project by utilizing everyday objects, handmade tiny figures, and an immense amount of imagination. With these …

Apple is letting users request songs on Beats 1, here’s how

[Update: iMessage requests supported as well.]<p>Apple Music and its accompanying 24/7 always on radio station Beats 1 launched earlier today with Zane Lowe hosting. Alongside Apple Music, the company launched a refreshed Tumblr blog with Beats 1’s schedule. The company has also launched a webpage …

Apple Music

Unique Tattoos Created in the Style of Cross-Stitch Embroidery

Turkish tattooer Eva Krbdk combines craft and body art with her unique cross-stitch tattoos. The intricate and often-adorable designs are composed of small, x-shaped “stitches” that form an entire portrait or scene. Krbdk also goes against the norm to produce eye-catching results. Unlike your …

University adds dedicated texting lane for students on the move

You know mobile devices have hit a certain critical mass when universities start adding walking lanes designed to stop texters from accidentally colliding with non-texters.<p>That’s exactly what happened to a staircase at Utah Valley University’s Student Life and Wellness Centre, with one staircase …

Text Messaging

Review: ETA drives speedy directions and traffic prediction to Apple Watch

If these features (and a great interface redesign) were all that ETA 2.0 brought to the table, it'd be a great update. But ETA has one more trick up …

Mad Max before and after shots show what’s real and what's fake

Much has been made of the incredible practical stunts used in <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>, but the final product that hit movie screens is the result of combining those stunning special effects with some deft visual effects. Now, thanks to <i>Fxguide</i>, we can see just where the reality ends and the CGI begins. …

Designer shows why Apple is adopting San Francisco as its new system font

When Apple launched the Watch, it also designed a new system font to go with it: San Francisco. The typeface was specifically designed to combine a clean look with readability on the small display of the Apple Watch.<p>We exclusively revealed last week that Apple doesn’t intend to limit San Francisco …

Typography

The Menswear Dog

Shiba Inu are known to be pretty stubborn dogs, how do I know that? I actually have one and his name is Hiro. They are quite challengeable but in the …

Xbox Branding Animation

For todays post we bring a super smooth and beautiful animation created by Simon Holmedal for the Xbox Branding. I love the simplicity of this …

Animation

Forget being an iPhone 6 killer, Galaxy S6 sales are a total disaster for Samsung

After the disaster of the Samsung S5, Samsung was counting on the Galaxy S6 to lead its way back to the top — with some people even throwing around …

Mobile

Here Are The 38 New Emojis Coming To iOS, Android Next Year

Emoji characters are hands down the best thing that has ever happened to mobile based IM and chat services. With an array of emoji characters already …

Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why

Earlier this week, we told you about an Android fan who went running back to Google after spending just two weeks with an iPhone. Both platforms are …

May the 4th Be With You: 20+ Magnificent Artworks That Celebrate Star Wars

May the Fourth Be With You! As most of you already know, today is Star Wars Day, the unofficial day to celebrate all things related to the cinematic saga. According to staticbrain.com, the Star Wars franchise is hugely popular amassing an estimated $27 billion in revenue. Looks like fans around the …

Playful Wood Coffee Table is a Giant Maze With Moveable Figures Inside

The <i>Labyrinth Table</i> is a playful piece of wood furniture built by Benjamin Nordsmark. As the name suggests, the minimalist rectangular table consists of a giant maze that's situated beneath a sheet of diamond glass. Nordsmark calls this a “small universe,” and the mesmerizing labyrinth is occupied …

Furniture

Colorful Kaleidoscope Dome Dazzles in Hong Kong

A new public art installation has sprung up in Shatin Park in Hong Kong that's dazzling those who enter. <i>Kaleidome</i>, by LAAB, is a dome shaped structure made up of 262 polyhedral cells of polished stainless steel. Each cell is like a small window out into the world. Similar to a kaleidoscope, when …

Hong Kong

iOS-controlled toy Sphero made Star Wars’ BB-8 possible, now make your own at home

Best known for its app-controlled robotic toys, iOS developer Sphero was responsible for creating the real version of the ball-shaped droid BB-8 featured in Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, according to Time. Having released the original iOS-controlled Sphero and much-improved Sphero …

Robotics

Apple Watch Face Design Studio Showcases Detailed Photography Process

<i>Wired</i> earlier this morning posted an interview with Apple Human Interface Chief Alan Dye, in which Dye discusses a few lesser-known details of the Apple Watch, specifically giving <i>Wired</i> an inside look at the obsessive level of detail that went in to making each of the Watch's customizable faces.<p>An …

Apple Watch

You’ve got your Pac-Man in my Pong (in my Space Invaders)!

Ah, <i>Pong</i>, the first video game I ever played! If you’re like me and feeling nostalgic for the retro-goodness of <i>Pong</i>, <i>Pac-Man</i>, or even <i>Space Invaders</i>, boy are you in luck.<p><i>Pacapong</i> is a new free game that mashes up all three of these fantastic classic video games into one lovely multiplayer package that …

Retrogaming

SquareTrade testing shows S6 Edge to be bendable as iPhone 6 Plus

Remember back when the iPhone 6 Plus first came out and some people who carried it in their pocket found that the smartphone could bend if you …

New in the Shop: Banksy-Inspired LEGO Scenes by Jeff Friesen

“There is something compelling about gritty street scenes rendered in clean, modernist LEGO bricks.” Banksy and LEGO fans rejoice! We've just added 10 new scenes by photographer Jeff Friesen in My Modern Shop. As you may recall, Friesen takes Banksy's most memorable street art and turns them into …

Lego

There's something eerily beautiful about these pictures of Sphynx cats

<b>Arielle Duhaime-Ross: Why did you decide do to take these photographs?</b><p>Alicia Rius: So, the first time I saw a Sphynx cat I thought "what is this?" I was mesmerized. It was so weird, I could feel the folds and the skin — everything. It was like a raw cat. And I’ve always liked weird things. They …

Awesome Material Renders by Reynante Martinez

One thing I find really cool is when 3D artists practice their skills doing little balls of various materials. I've been seeing this kind of thing …

Windows 10 will be free for software pirates

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer, but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10," says Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief, in an interview with Reuters. …

Windows 10

MacBook heir: How Apple's laptops have thinned out over time

Apple's new MacBook, announced on Monday, is the company's thinnest notebook ever, at just 13.1 millimeters (or 0.52 of an inch). It's the latest …

The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know: Kind, Patient, And Human

The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs—and why Jobs wouldn’t let Cook try to save his life.<p>According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009. By that time Steve wasn’t coming into the office at all, and Cook would visit …

Adorable Baby Chameleons are Small Enough to Sit on Finger Tips

If you think that kittens and puppies are cute, wait till you get a load of these baby chameleons! The Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, recently welcomed more than 20 newborns to their family. Each of the reptiles is about two inches long, and they're so small that they comfortably rest on …

Cute

Badass Character Design by Joern Zimmermann

It's always great to see designers rockin' some super badasses characters. Imagination has no boundaries and we get to see infinite designs, …