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Thieves Using the iPod Nano as a Spy Camera to Steal PINs at ATMs

Thieves are reportedly using the iPod Nano as a spy camera for stealing PIN numbers from people using ATM machines. The device is small enough to …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

Web-Based Clock Converts the Ticking Time into Its Hex Color

With the creation of designer James E. Murphy's clock web app, <i>What colour is it?</i>, asking for the time is now the same thing as asking for the color. His project translates the current time into its corresponding hexadecimal color code. So, noon (12:00:00) is interpreted as #120000, which is a dark …

Web Applications

Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can …

Jyrobike – the two-wheel cycle that automatically balances you

The bike has a gyroscope that corrects any swaying, making it good for anyone who has trouble with co-ordination<p>The story of Jyrobike, according to its CEO Rob Bodill, is a neat illustration of “how people without a hardware background can get into hardware”.<p>In 2012, Bodill, an Australian …

Nike Plans to Release Self-Lacing Sneakers Inspired by ‘Back to the Future II’

Nike is on track to fulfill a science-fiction prophecy with its plans to release “self-lacing” shoes inspired by <i>Back to the Future II.</i> The sports retail giant recently went public with plans to produce Air MAG shoes, modeled after the futuristic kicks worn by Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly. …

Shoes

What If Nike Sold Oranges And Apple Sold iMilk?

Could Ferrari ever be successful in the pasta aisle? And would Jonathan Ive’s penchant for stark packaging work in the dairy aisle?<p>In the work of Israel-based designer Peddy Mergui, the design language of some of the world’s most fashionable brands—Tiffany, Versace, Dolce Gabbana, Bulgari, and …

HP Sprout is a fun Franken-puter with wild tricks up its sleeve

LAS VEGAS — Of all the amazing technology on show here at International CES, the most surprising so far is Hewlett-Packard’s weird Sprout, a multitalented Franken-puter that looks like a ton of fun.<p>The HP Sprout is a touchscreen computer married to a multitouch pad, with a projector/camera/3-D …

Multi-Touch

Swap in bigger, cheaper PS4 hard drives with Nyko's new Data Bank add-on

Accessory maker Nyko is releasing a new hard drive dock for the PlayStation 4 that, while maybe not the most elegant of accessories, allows console owners to swap in larger 3.5 inch hard drives for extra storage.<p>The Nyko Data Bank introduces compatibility for 3.5 inch hard drives — instead of 2.5 …

Dirty car artist leaves masterpieces in the dust

He is an Eagle Scout, a versatile bar-band drummer and a senior GUI designer for a company that creates mobile apps for the health care industry.<p>But Scott Wade is famous for drawing dirty pictures.<p>It’s not the content that raises eyebrows but the canvas on which Wade creates. Present him with a …

Vintage Cars Glimmer with Stunning Reflections in Hyper-Realistic Painting Series

Cheryl Kelley's captivating paintings depict vintage cars with stunningly real reflections. The artist uses smooth canvases painted with high-gloss varnish to achieve the nearly photographic effect. In fact, she classifies her work as “photo-based realism,” deriving paintings from pictures she …

Classic Cars

Batman: Arkham Knight's limited edition statue may have given away too much

For the release of Rocksteady's third big Batman game, <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i>, publisher Warner Bros. has created a limited edition package that includes a Steelbook case, custom art book, comic book and a 12-inch statue featuring a proud Batman standing over the skyscrapers of Gotham City. Does that …

Ubisoft Wants To Know If The Next 'Far Cry' Should Have Cowboys, Vampires Or Dinosaurs

Now that Ubisoft has scored a hat-trick the past three years with Far Cry 3, 4 and Blood Dragon in between them, it’s clear the series is the latest franchise to ascend to unequivocal triple A status. By Ubisoft standards, that means more games, more frequently, and they’re already looking toward …

What a Movie’s Scenes Look Like Straight Out of the Camera Versus In Theaters

Here’s an interesting look at the magic that goes into making movies look the way they do. The video above shows how scenes in one particular movie …

Goodbye smart gadgets. Hello dumb tech

Feature-filled phones, Apple Watches and expensive coffee machines are all very well, but sometimes they just make life more complicated. It’s time to learn the joy of low tech<p>This is going to be the year of the smartwatch. Thanks to several incredible boundary-smashing technological vaults, Apple …

Gear & Gadgets

Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

Drawing

Flex is a Versatile Light Mat That Can Be Bent Into All Kinds of Shapes

The Flex is a new light solution that comes in the form of a bendable white mat covered with LED lights. It’s designed to be a flexible (literally) …

What NOT to Say to a Photographer

Graphic designer Luca Masini of Zerouno Design created a series of graphics that feature questions or phrases that commonly annoy photographers.<p>“We …

Clever Ads Feature Classic Artists Photographing Their Self Portrait

Advertising agency Leo Burnett Switzerland created a tongue-in-cheek campaign that’ll appeal to both selfie and fine art lovers. Three posters feature the iconic artists Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Albrecht Dürer snapping their picture using the Samsung NX Mini camera – the tagline for the …

Art

Play the demo of Kriophobia, a survival horror game with a comic book aesthetic

Survival horror, these days, can mean a lot of things. Maybe it's blasting away monsters in <i>Dead Space</i>, or running from them endlessly in <i>Amnesia: The Dark Descent</i>. <i>Kriophobia</i> is something both weirder and more traditional. It's a point-and-click horror game with the old-school fixed cameras of</i> …

Back to the Future Day: what Part II got right and wrong about 2015 – an A-Z

Photograph: Screengrab<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/2/1420202683126/5690339c-d833-4d69-af8c-35f414c0855f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

These Dreamlike Photo Manipulations Were Created Using Only an iPhone

By day, Robert Jahns is a digital artist and art director based in Germany. By night, he’s known as nois7 on Instagram and runs a popular account …

From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be

In Design Forward, frog design’s founder, Hartmut Esslinger, recounts the inspirations and process behind the computers that revolutionized consumer electronics.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change <i>(</i><i>Arnoldsche Art Publishers</i><i>), by</i> …

Howard the Duck Takes a Selfie with the Guardians of the Galaxy

Branding by Ed Vandyke for Berrylands Building Co.

Berrylands Building Co. Branding and Logo Design.<p>Ed Vandyke is an 18 year old graphic designer who started in July 2012. The young London, United …

Graphic Design

The Armstrong Light Trap, a Desktop Lamp Inspired by Moon Craters | Colossal

<p>Inspired by the pockmarked surface of the moon, Russian designer Constantin Bolimond developed this fun concept for a ceramic desktop lamp covered …

From Giza to Vegas: Our Favorite Pyramid Pictures From Around the World

Secretive Military Tech Company Announces Augmented Reality Glasses For Consumers

For the past six years, low-key Osterhout Design Group has been building heavy duty smart glasses for the military. But after seeing the kind attention heaped onto gadgets like Google Glass, the small San Francisco-based company is looking towards the consumer market and thinks it has something …

Augmented Reality