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This Giant Lego Calendar Syncs Automatically With Your Smartphone

Even though your schedule is constantly at your fingertips via smartphone, everyone gets a little off track every once in a while. So the creative …

Google Is Using Minecraft To Find The Computer Geniuses Of Tomorrow

If you want to find the computer geniuses of tomorrow, you could do worse than to check out which kids are playing <i>Minecraft</i>. That's what Google's …

How Valve’s announcements have changed gaming forever

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>In one week, Valve has changed the gaming landscape for the next generation. Before now, everyone was focused on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches, with …

Weather Gone Wild

Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What's going on?<p><b>The weekend forecast</b> for Nashville, Tennessee, called for two to four inches of rain. But by the afternoon of Saturday, May 1, 2010, parts …

Latest PS4 screenshots show gradual evolution, new mobile app

It was shortly after Sony's February announcement of the PlayStation 4 that the company provided a first look at the user interface of its next-gen console. Since then, Sony's been iterating steadily, making small changes here and there, but the latest batch of screenshots reveals a reassuringly …

How Athletes End Up Broke

Stop Motion Music Video by Christophe Thockler for O Conqueror – Fake Love

Stop Motion Music Video.<p>Christophe Thockler has created this beautiful stop motion music video called “Fake Love” for pop rock US band O Conqueror. …

Glowing Silhouettes of Strangers in Chicago

Chicago-based Japanese photographer Satoki Nagata captures spectacular portraits of strangers for his ongoing series titled <i>Lights in Chicago</i>. The collection of images, which the photographer has been accumulating for over two-and-a-half years, present almost ghostly silhouettes of people walking …

Photography

7 Amazing Product Designs Guaranteed to Turn Heads

Ready for some head turning designs? Today, over at My Life Scoop, we've rounded up seven products with such unique designs you can't help but take a second look. We hope that this list with help you think outside-the-box in your next creative endeavor.<p>See the list, <b>here</b>.

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Web Design Dribbble Screenshots by Cosmin Daniel Capitanu

Web Design Inspiration.<p>Look at these stunning dribbble screenshots of web design and user interface concepts by Cosmin Daniel Capitanu aka Radium, a …

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Bold And Colourful Artworks From The Streets Of India

India, home to some 1,200,000,000 people is a true melting pot of the world. Rich and poor, educated and illiterate, pristine penthouses and …

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Bee-Holder

For a lot of people, the sight of a bee or wasp is enough to elicit some kind of visceral reaction. But a bee at 1:1 magnification becomes something a little more awe-inspiring.<p>"We know the average American reaction to insects," says Sam Droege, head of the U.S. Geological Survey Bee Inventory and …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christianson. From The Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod

Infographics are cool (and trending) but you know what is cool? 100 most important diagrams that changed the human history, Scott Christianson decide to compile the most awesome diagrams in this book: you think that prismatic circle that you see on photoshop is a creation from Adobe, well Moses Harris did it in 1766, do you remember Dante’s Inferno, well there’s a diagram for that, phases of the moon? Yeah Galileo did it, and of course Da Vinci Vitruvian Man is there too.

Coinchat Is A Chatroom Where Talking Sense Earns You Bitcoin

Coinchat is a Bitcoin-incentivised browser-based chatroom where you can shoot the breeze with strangers online and earn Bitcoin in the process. Where’s the catch? Well, there isn’t really one. The Bitcoin you’re earning through chatting with other users comes from the site’s own revenue generation …

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

'Feedie' App Wants You To Upload Food Photos For A Good Cause

We get it. You're going to take a photo of that delicious plate of pasta you're about to dive into. It's beautiful and you've been looking forward to it all week. You don't care if your friends are rolling their eyes across the restaurant table because you want, no <i>need</i>, to share with the world the …

Blocking TV ads: The new Whack-a-Mole?

August 30, 2013 | 9:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" …

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Google-Owned Panoramio Gets a New Design

Panoramio, the Google-owned service that showcases geolocation tagged photos and is an important source of images for Google Earth and Google Maps, has got a fresh look that places greater emphasis on its photos.<p>A blog post from Product Manager Evan Rapoport explains photos are now more than three …

The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless. Undaunted and on deadline—the tower …

Internet of Things

Microsoft Says Xbox One Is Worth $100 More Than PS4

<i>It’s only a Benjamin.</i><p>The pre-next-gen console wars are all fiery and hot even before product release.<p>Fans and corporations alike continue to throw punches, defending their system and attacking the other.<p>One of the major remaining differences between the next consoles on offer from Microsoft (MSFT) …

3D Letterings from Typography11 by Peter Tarka

City 3D Letterings.<p>Some new 3D letterings by Peter Tarka. Each month, the Wroclaw, Poland-based graphic designer creates a design project that …

Xbox One Vs PS4: Xbox One May Have An Early Edge Partly Because Of PS3's Amazing 2013 Lineup

<i>It’s been an amazing year for PlayStation gamers.</i><p><i>This post is a part of a long series discussing the relative merits of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.</i><p>Recently I wrote that Microsoft’s strong Xbox One video game lineup gave them an early edge over the competition.<p>This is partly because Microsoft …

Photographer Reveals Why He Left Digital Behind to Study Alternative Processes

For all intents and purposes, photographer Nick Brandreth was already doing very well as a photographer when he decided to go apprentice at the …

The Week In Numbers: The First Lab-Grown Burger, 3-D Printed Body Parts, And More

<b>$600,000</b>: the funding the National Institutes of Health has awarded to bioprinting projects since 2007. See how 3-D printed body parts will revolutionize medicine.<p><b>20,000</b>: the number of cow cells used to make the first lab-grown beef patty<p><b>$15,000</b>: the money this team hopes to raise for a campaign to …

This Is Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Billionaire Elon Musk has announced details of Hyperloop, his mysterious high-speed transportation project. There was some of what we expected, and a few surprises, too.<p>SpaceX/Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has unveiled details on the Hyperloop, his proposed (and until now mostly mysterious) plan …