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Customize Your Own Glitch Art Sweater

English designers Knyttan make customizable, high-quality sweaters and scarves with a twist. Their knits are woven with bold, glitch art-inspired designs, which customers can mess around with to whatever extent they please. Blow up the pattern, drag it around, change the thickness of lines, flip …

Turn Your Head or Anything Else Into a Stick Shift!

Introduction: Turn Your Head or Anything Else Into a Stick Shift!<p>I will show you how you can turn a 3d scan of your head into a stick shift for your …

The Gigaom interview: Why synthetic biology and the Netflix model are the future of medicine

Look inside nearly any medicine cabinet in the U.S. and there will be a few bottles of prescription pills. They might be blue, white, round or …

Whatsapp now has 500 million active users to offer its new social overlord

Some companies lose their following after an acquisition, but not Whatsapp -- apparently, its userbase just continued to grow after Facebook bought it for $19 billion. The FB-owned entity has revealed that it now has 500 million active users, up 50 million from the time the social network snapped …

Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At <i>any</i> other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a …

Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

In the fall of 1997, my university built a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) to help scientists, artists, and archeologists embrace 3D immersion to advance the state of those fields. Ecstatic at seeing a real-life instantiation of the Metaverse, the virtual world imagined in Neal …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

Gays in Uganda 'At Risk' After Tabloid Publishes List

Gay individuals and those who were said to be gay in a Uganda tabloid report today could be "at risk in their local community," according to a human …

Bublcam Is A 360º Camera That Can Stream Immersive, Spherical Video In Real-Time

Meet Bublcam: a 360 degree camera made by Canadian startup Bubl that lets you capture spherical panoramas of what’s going on around you — either as still photographs or spherical video that allows you to swipe around and explore the scene. The camera can even stream video in real-time over Wi-Fi, …

Google targets big brand advertisers with 'game-changing' technology

Ever since marketing pioneer John Wanamaker quipped that half of all the money he spent on advertising was wasted, but he didn't know which half, businesses have been striving to make their advertising spending accountable.<p>That was in the late 19th century: the department-store king could never …

Video: Dutch Artist Turns His Dead Cat Into a Flying Quadcopter

After Bart Jansen's cat Orville was killed by a car, the artist had the animal taxidermied and then, "after a period of mourning," converted the stuffed kitty into a radio-controlled quadcopter. The video is below.<p>It's not clear whether or not Orville always dreamed of being a flying cat, but let's …

Tenth Doctor costume tee

ThinkGeek's done a Tenth Doctor "costume tee" that's pretty great. I'm assuming that all that detail is silk-screened with fool-the-eye shadows, and …

The Dark Art of Bots: How to Make $2 Million Online Without a Human Audience

All it takes is a firm grasp of arbitrage economics and a flexible ethical code.<p>Here is the weirdest thing about the modern web: humans are only one constituency, and maybe not the most profitable one.<p>Consider the case of an anonymous publishing executive who spoke with the media trade magazine, …

Emoji Major No. 2: Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby”

This week, long-form emoji master Zoe Mendelson adds a new layer of art (so many animals!) to the track.<p>Jay Z changed the game this summer by releasing Magna Carta Holy Grail via a free app only available to the Samsung set. The company had pre-purchased so many copies that the album went platinum …

Would You Abandon Your Own Daughter If She Were Just A Copy?

This incredible pixelated sculpture questions the nature of identity in an increasingly digital world. And it’s just a mind-frack.<p>Every parent today has to worry about the whole other life their child is living on social networks. What private information will they share? Are they posting photos …

Get a monthly mystery care package for nerds

Do you like presents? Of course you do -- and a new service lets you send geeky surprise gifts to yourself.<p>Nerd Block is a subscription-based nerd care package service which, for $19.99 a month (plus shipping), sends out a monthly package of geeky goodies. Partners so far for the fledgling service …

For $300, You Can Buy a Stunning 3-D Printed Version of Yourself

In ancient Greece, wealthy citizens commissioned busts of themselves in bronze. Centuries later, subjects sat for painted portraits, and then …

Five trends driving the hardware boom

<i>Editors' note: This is a guest column. See Boris Wertz's bio below.</i><p>Hardware startups have long taken a backseat to the glitz and fast track of software, which has been the path to success in Silicon Valley and tech circles elsewhere.<p>Yet today, it seems that everybody is talking about the so-called …

Startups

72 Hours Of YouTube Uploads Every Minute, And More Internet Stats

I bet at least 2 of those hours are Let's Play videos. Also happening every sixty seconds on the internet: 11,000 LinkedIn searches, 278,000 tweets, …

MIT creates the first perfect mirror

By on July 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm<p>Physicists at MIT have created the first perfect mirror. When light hits the mirror — or indeed any other kind of …

Nanotech

Social Media Portraits Of 11 Cities, Mapped As Digital Sunflowers

Brendan Dawes applies a mathematical equation to Twitter chatter to create some of the most gorgeous data visualizations we’ve ever seen.<p>In mathematics, there is a particularly beautiful equation called the Vogel Spiral. To a nonmathematical mind, the formula seems arcane and impenetrable, but give …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

These five winning projects of the 2018 A+Awards celebrate local materials, knowledge and craftsmans hip.<p>Enter now and get your project seen by millions.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>These exceptional contemporary projects that take their cues from Kaufmann’s …

Le Corbusier

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

3D printable Drone It Yourself kit turns mundane objects into flying machines (video)

These days, drones are all the rage. Now, you can make your own with this handy Drone It Yourself kit from designer Jasper van Loenen. Droneifying (it's a word now) your belongings is a relatively straightforward procedure; all you need is a 3D printer and the ability to follow simple instructions. …

Summit Nesting Tables by Moving Mountains

Summit Nesting Tables is a minimalist design created by Brooklyn-based design firm Moving Mountains. As the company name suggests, Moving Mountains …

Furniture

McGriddles

<b>Pancake Buns</b> <b><br>Ingredients:</b><br>2 organic cage-free eggs<br>3/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk<br>2 tablespoons canned coconut milk, full fat (refrigerated …