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Bubble Pop Calendar

This calendar is still awesome. Bubble wrap has been on our minds lately as we pack up all the outgoing packages from our shop (check it out- great …

Lost iPhone’s impossible journey starts in Oklahoma grain silo, ends in Japan

If you’re anything like me, losing your iPhone is nearly a weekly occurrence. Kevin Whitney has the same problem, except when the Oklahoma farmer lost his iPhone it traveled halfway across the world.<p>Whitney accidentally dropped his iPhone into a grain pit last October and watched it shoot up the …

Captivating globe shows world’s most-tweeted emoji in real time

There are a number of way to track emoji use on Twitter but this globe of real-time emoji tweeted across the world has me so spellbound I can’t look away.<p>Good thing too, because unlike EmojiTracker, it won’t cause a seizure.<p>Created by Bradley Griffith, the project is called Silicon Feelings and …

Tiny Objects Perfectly Paired with Matching Pantone Swatch

One morning when designer Inka Mathew was looking at the flowers in her front yard, she began to wonder what Pantone swatch would correspond with her vibrant blue buds. She eventually found a perfect match and photographed the flower with PMS 2726. The post became a big hit on Instagram and thus a …

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Google Glass Sells Out In First One-Day Sale

On Tuesday, Google began selling Google Glass to residents of the United States for a 24-hour period.<p>Costing $1,500 (plus tax), and coming bundled …

Charmingly Detailed Illustrations That Are Smaller than a Penny

With incredible precision, California-based artist Sam Larson produces tiny illustrations that are no larger than a penny. To prove it, he places a penny right next to the drawings and documents them on Instagram.<p>In the images, Larson manages to include great details, color, and shading that …

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Use Recordit To Create A Quick Screencast For Free [OS X Tips]

Have you ever wanted to create a quick video of yourself doing something interesting on your Mac? Need to show someone in another department how you manage your files, or the tagging system you employ using Mavericks?<p>You can create a screencast with many third-party tools, some of them quite robust …

Swift Publisher 3: Easy Page Layout On Your Mac [Deals]

When an app reaches the Top Ten Grossing List in the “Graphics and Design” category of the Mac App Store, and remains there since its March 2012 launch, there’s a good reason behind it. The app we’re offering this time around through Cult of Mac Deals fits that description…and then some.<p>Need to …

How Designing Something Into the Shape of an Animal Can Actually Improve Human Health, and Why You Shouldn't Put Condoms on Broomsticks

Design can sometimes make all the difference in very unpredictable ways. A case in point: Utility is one thing, but it was a change in design that …

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After Doing “Insane Things With iOS,” Jailbreak Hacker Winocm Joins Apple

Well-known jailbreaker “winocm” announced today that he will be taking a job at Apple later this year.<p>When reached for comment, the 17-year-old hacker declined to elaborate on what his new role at Apple will entail. He also declined to provide his real name, which is a common theme amongst …

What Happens When You Reach Level 999 In Flappy Bird

A lot of the artistic assets of <i>Flappy Bird</i> were ripped pretty much wholesale from <i>Super Mario Bros.</i>. So what happens when you beat <i>Flappy Bird</i>? Do you face Bowser? As this parody video show, it’s not the King of the Koopas you have to fear: it’s gaming’s favorite stereotypical Italian plumber, who …

European Online Education Startup, iversity, Gets ~500k Course Sign-Ups In First 4-Months

iversity, a Berlin-based MOOCs platform that’s hoping to become the Coursera of Europe, has managed to pull in nearly 500,000 course sign-ups in the four months since its first massively open online courses went live.<p>iversity launched its first batch of 24 course in mid-October — noting at the time …

Toyota Doesn't Want You To Plug In Its Electric Cars

Interested in an electric or plug-in hybrid car but not so keen on having to make the schlep to actually plug in the car every time it needs a charge?<p>Then Toyota’s wireless charging system will probably interest you.<p>So how does it work? Basically, the system transmits electricity between a coil on …

In the Details: How to Transform a 220-Pound Block of Granite Into a Lamp Shade

When choosing materials for a delicate hanging light, granite might not be your first choice. Not so for the Spanish designer André Simón Soneira, …

Woodworking

This Infographic Shows Which Phones Are More Display Than Bezel

How big is your phone’s screen? I’ve long lamented about the iPhone’s tiny screen, largely because I switched to a Nexus 4 last year and since have …

Dungeon Highway: Retro Graphics, Cheap-A** Retro Difficulty [Review]

It’s Safe To Swim With Your iPod Thanks To Underwater Audio’s Magic Coating [Review]

How many times have you had to replace an iPod because you dropped it in water? Almost all of us have suffered the agony of liquid damaged devices at least once — but this is something you never have to worry about if you buy your iPod shuffle from Underwater Audio.<p><b>iPod shuffle</b> by Underwater Audio</b> …

Video Shows Discovery of Steve Jobs' Lisa Mouse Inside 30-Year-Old Aspen Time Tube

National Geographic Channel show <i>Diggers</i> last year unearthed a time capsule containing a piece of Steve Jobs memorabilia that's been buried for 30 years. A video obtained by <i>CNET</i> shows the excavation and opening of this renowned canister.<p>The time capsule, known as the "Aspen Time Tube", was buried in …

Bids For iPhones With Flappy Bird Nearing $100,000 On eBay

iPhones with the deleted smash hit iOS game <i>Flappy Bird</i> still installed are garnering bids of up to $99,900.00 on eBay.<p>Leading the way is eBay user pindrus who is selling his used 16GB iPhone 5s (“The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended”) …

NES, SNES And Genesis, Super Retro Trio Console Launches Next Month For $70

Gamers looking for a little retro gaming fun might be interested to know that the Super Retro Trio games console will be launching next month and …

Zoom In With The Magnify Tool In Preview [OS X Tips]

Preview is a fantastic image viewer with some basic image and PDF annotation tools.<p>If you’re viewing a high resolution image and want to magnify a small portion of the image, without zooming the whole thing in, you’ll want to use the magnification tool, also known as a loupe.<p>Open a large image in …

Former Sony President Recounts Steve Jobs' Desire to Launch an OS X-Compatible VAIO

Steve Jobs had a desire to launch an OS X-compatible Sony VAIO, according to a new blog post from longtime Japanese freelance writer Nobuyuki Hayashi (via <i>The Verge</i>). The account comes from a 2011 interview with former Sony president Kunitake Ando, who stated Jobs and another Apple executive …

Varidesk Gets You Standing, Won’t Break The Bank [Review]

Cult of Mac has long had a thing for standup desks – for years, publisher Leander Kahney has written posts great and small at an Ikea kitchen table propped up on canisters. His DIY version outlines the basic problem: a desk where you can stand up is useful, but they tend to be pricey.<p>We’ve reviewed …

Pilot Project Begins To Replace Your Hotel Key With Your Smartphone Using Bluetooth

Soon enough you’ll be able to walk into a hotel, straight past the front desk and have your door open automatically for you without any extra effort required, thanks to a new pilot project by Starwood Hotels (via WSJ). Two hotels are debuting keyless entry via smartphones that have a companion app …

4 Ways to Keep Hackers Out of Your Refrigerator

The first major Internet of Things hack has been detected. PopMech talked to one of the men who discovered the cyber attack about how to protect yourself and your home.<p><b>Not even your refrigerator is safe from hackers.</b><p>Between Dec. 23 and Jan. 6, Internet security firm Proofpoint discovered a cyber …

goBin smart textile-recycling bin makes donating a snap

Goodwill of San Francisco has launched a smart donation bin called goBin that aims to make donating old clothes and other textiles a snap. Instead of …

OS X Console Emulator 'OpenEmu 1.0' Launches

OpenEmu 1.0, an open source project designed to bring game emulation to OS X, has officially launched following a lengthy beta testing period. Though there are other emulator options for OS X, OpenEmu has been designed from the ground up for OS X.<p>For the first time, the ‘It just works’ philosophy …

Better Up Your Pet-Owning Game Now - Soon Your Dog Will Be Able to Share Their Thoughts With You

First it was a power-generating rocking chair, followed by heady indoor cloud concept. Now, Zürich-based Micasa Lab has introduced No More Woof—a …

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