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Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

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Watch: 3D-Printed Fibonacci sculptures come to life in mind-blowing optical illusion

Based on the Fibonacci sequence, these incredible sculptures create a mesmerising optical illusion when rotated<p>John Edmark, a design lecturer at Stanford University in the US, has created a set of 3D-printable sculptures that come to life when spun around and filmed using a very short shutter speed.<p>…

Sculpture

Disney Creates Beach-Dwelling Robot That Draws Adorable Cartoons In Sand

Even better: The bot is shaped like a turtle<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a warmer climate this winter and have the urge to go to the beach, keep an eye out for any autonomous drawing robots as you head toward the water. More specifically, robots that are turtle-shaped.<p>Meet the "Beachbot," an …

Robotics

5 can't-miss apps: Scannable, Adobe Lightroom and more

Adobe Lightroom<p>Qork<p>Timeline - News in Context<p>'Words on Tour'<p>Evernote Scannable<p>Between Google describing new plans for its modular smartphones and the …

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World of Warcraft 10-year subscribers will get this statue as thanks from Blizzard

<i>World of Warcraft</i> subscribers who have been with the game since (very close to) day one, 10 years ago, are reporting that Blizzard is surprise-shipping them a rather elaborate statue as a gesture of thanks.<p>A comment attributed to Blizzard on the forums of MMO Champion says that the publisher will …

The Collective Glitch

Project info<p>What defines a portrait? What makes a family? What does a hero look like? Once upon a time, these words conveyed a very different meaning than they do today. The Collective Glitch explores the idea of collective imagery, and what would 16 different images look like when collected, …