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The Altwork Station is an expensive marvel of desk engineering

Standing desks are all the rage in modern offices these days, thanks in large part to plenty of research that claims sitting all day is detrimental to your long-term health. And you can spend a <i>lot</i> of money finding the right one -- take the just-announced Altwork Station that goes up for pre-order …

British scientists create a 'tractor beam' of ultrasonic sound

A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex have developed the world's first functioning sonic tractor beam able to operate outside of a lab environment. The device uses 64 miniature speakers to generate high-amplitude, ultrasonic sound waves. These waves create an "acoustic …

Nature Communications

This pizza box doubles as a movie projector

Movie-and-pizza night usually means having to retreat to the TV in the living room, but not if you live in Hong Kong. Ad firm Ogilvy & Mather HK has built the Pizza Hut Blockbuster Box, a pizza box that turns into a projector at the drop of a hat. All you do is pluck a lens out of the protective …

Cyanogen OS 12 is here, and the OnePlus One gets it first

Cyanogen and OnePlus aren't as close as they once were, but the wide open Android variant finally has a release-ready version of Lollipop and it's rolling out to the OnePlus One today. Cyanogen OS 12 has all the improvements Google could pack in to the fifth iteration of Android -- you'll need to …

Animating CSS-Only Hamburger Menu Icons

Hamburger menu icons have become a staple in many websites and web apps, and whether you like them or not, they are becoming a familiar and …

Web Design

Here's how a lithium-ion battery degrades over time

Use a gadget with a lithium-ion battery inside and you'll eventually learn that these power packs decay once you've cycled them enough times. But have you ever wanted to see direct evidence of why they have a limited lifespan? The Department of Energy is happy to oblige. It developed a special …

Holy shit snacks! Redditors find massive 'Archer' Easter egg

I'm not sure which is more impressive: the fact that the <i>Archer</i> series creators went through so much trouble to create such an elaborate Easter egg or the fact that someone was actually able to crack the multiple mind-bending puzzles needed to reveal it. And from the looks of things, we haven't even …

BioShock shakes hands with Stepford in 'We Happy Few'

Smile for the camera -- and for the TV, and during the walk to the store, and while you're sitting in the living room, in the dark, all alone. Smile, because if you don't, <i>they</i> will come for you. That's the story behind the first trailer for <i>We Happy Few</i>, the new game from Compulsion Studios, maker …

Disney's retelling the 'Star Wars' film saga with Legos

There isn't a way to turn back time and prevent the <i>Star Wars</i> prequels from ever releasing (just ask Cher), but maybe Disney XD's upcoming crack at them could make the flicks palatable. You see, the channel is prepping the launchpad for <i>The Force Awakens</i>' December release with a Lego retelling of the …

Adventure. Redefined. | Adventure.com

A Patagonian puzzle: Why does no-one stay to explore the world’s southernmost city?<p>How Zisis' fish in a cone is taking Athens' food scene by …

Cape Town

The ultimate guide to SVG

Imagine you could embed an image in a web page, scale that page to any size, and never lose image quality. Well, you can. It’s totally possible, we …

‘Inequality has become a challenge to us as moral beings’

Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA<p>A volunteer at Drumchapel food bank near Glasgow: a warning of trouble ahead.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/23/1422026448356/81e0b5df-af4d-4816-9ac3-7007280b12b4-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA<p>A volunteer at Drumchapel food …

House of Cards producer declares appointment TV 'dead'

One of the best Netflix series is back. The fifth season of House of Cards went live on the streaming platform earlier today.<p>All the best Netflix TV …