Zack Archer

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Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

For animal lovers, zoos can be a mixed bag.<p>It's amazing to be in shouting distance of magnificent wild animals, but it's hard not to get the feeling that great apes, big cats and other creatures don't really love being behind bars, walls and windows.<p>Now, a Danish architectural firm is working with …

Ninja Sphere promises to turn your house into a smart home for $329

Back in January, a smart home device called Ninja Sphere made over $650,000 on Kickstarter. Now, its creators (Ninjablocks) has started accepting its first pre-orders outside the crowdfunding website for $329 per unit. But, what can a Ninja Sphere do in the first place? Well, this …

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

This App Generates Hidden-Message Orbs Your Friends Must Physically Locate

Designed by brain scientists, "Traces" seeks to make messaging more meaningful.<p>In the not-too-distant future, here's how you tell a friend that you made them a surprise.<p>You don't write an email, simple as that would be. Instead, you send your friends a notification that directs them to go …

Blogger claims school fired him for post about homophones

A Utah social media specialist says a Language Center believed that writing about words that sound the same but are spelled differently associated the school with a gay agenda.<p>Tim Torkildson insists that, funnily enough, the language school he used to work for minded his language to an absurd …

Language

First-Class Carbon Consciousness

​Zeus Twelve’s Gold & White Collection is curated for the discerning customer who desires the high-end of luxury and low-end of emissions. The series …

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

We have a tendency to lionize mankind's mind-bogglingly complex inventions. It's why we teach our children about the Alexander Graham Bells and Thomas Edisons of the world, and scour the Internet for every little iPhone rumor we can find.<p>But sometimes, it's the simple technologies that truly change …

Apple’s “Secret” eBay Store Returns

In fall 2012, a mysterious eBay store appeared that only sold Apple products at prices that undercut Apple’s own online refurbished store. The store was widely speculated to have been run by Apple, despite the company never confirming its involvement. That store disappeared last year, but now one …

Daily Inspiration #1804

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

AirType: Revolutionary ‘Invisible’ Keyboard of Tomorrow

Imagine if playing air guitar actually resulted in an audible, stream of guitar music. Well, that’s what AirType is. It’s a keyboard-less keyboard …

Mobile Devices