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New Beautifully Scripted 3D Calligraphy Illusions by Tolga Girgin

Turkey-based electrical engineer and graphic designer Tolga Girgin puts a unique twist on the art of calligraphy with his beautifully scripted letters that appear three-dimensional. Many of his creations may look like they were crafted from strips of paper that were cut and folded to pop off the …

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Piper Announces New Piper NV Home Monitoring System With Night Vision For $269

The home security industry once dominated by complicated, expensive systems is in for a rude awakening. Piper, Canary and Scout are all offering affordable options to keep an eye on your home’s safety, and Piper just announced a new system equipped with night vision called the Piper NV.<p>The Piper NV …

Switchmate Lets You Control Your Light Switches From Your Phone, No Rewiring Required

From scrappy startups to mega giants like Philips and GE, it seems like everyone wants to build a smart lightbulb. After all, who <i>wouldn’t</i> want to be able to flip off that light they left on downstairs from the comfort of their bed?<p>Smart lightbulbs have one massive, glaring fault though: as soon as …

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5 (+ 1) Useful Design Apps That We Love

With every passing year, our tech devices become more and more a part of us and when companies create apps that make our lives just a little easier …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

Simple Volumes and Natural Materials Defining House in the Landscape by Kropka Studio

<b>Kropka Studio</b> completed the design and development of <b>“House in the Landscape”</b>, a private residence in southern Poland. The project is situated close …

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A bright idea for fall: Makeup pro Diane Kendal turns the spotlight on one feature—a bold lid, a glittery pout, or a bejeweled lash line—and makes it a star.

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Reddit takes on Kickstarter with crowdfunding site Redditmade

The social media site has launched a crowdfunding offshoot which lets users create merchandise around specialist interests<p>Reddit has entered the crowdfunding arena with Redditmade, a new competitor to the likes of Kickstarter and Indiegogo.<p>But unlike those sites, Redditmade is targeting a …

New MIT finger device reads to blind in real time

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.<p>The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like …

Invention Awards 2014: A Cryogenic Engine Powered By Heat

Chilling the need for diesel-powered refrigeration<p>Right now, as many as 250,000 semi-trucks are hauling refrigerated trailers full of frozen foods, fresh vegetables, and other perishable goods along U.S. roads. Yet such vehicles burn about 25 percent more fuel than unrefrigerated trucks.<p>At fault is …

5 iPad Apps for the Productive 21st Century Student

When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

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The best albums of 2013: Robin Denselow's world music albums of the year

What was happening outside the world of rock and pop? Let our world music expert take you on a tour of the globe<p>• See all our Best Albums of 2013 coverage here<p><b>Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita: Clychau Dibon</b> (Astar Artes/Mwldan)<br>This is an intriguing fusion project in which Catrin Finch, the celebrated …

The 10 best films of 2013, No 1 – The Act of Killing

Peter Bradshaw introduces our favourite film of 2013, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing. A documentary on the Indonesian mass-killings of the 1960s, Oppenheimer uses his brutal and brilliant film to invite the cinephile killers of the Suharto era re-enact their crimes for the camera<p>• The 10 …

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The 10 best films of 2013, No 9 – I Wish

Continuing our countdown of the best movies of the past year, Xan Brooks pays tribute to a joyous Japanese tale about the consequences of fractured family relations<p>• The 10 best films of 2013, No 10 - Wadjda • The 10 best films of 2013: Have your say • Show us your favourite films of 2013 using our …

'The Grandmaster', 'The Hunt', and Seven Others Make Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist – /Film

It’ll be a while yet before we find out which English-language films are up for the Oscars, but the Best Foreign Language Film category has already …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

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Can Thinkspace Pioneers Unearth Coding Prodigies?

Fresh from launching their drop-in coding ‘Thinkspaces’ for schools, teenage entrepreneurs James Anderson, Kamran Malik and Jordan Earle have announced an off-shoot project as they strive to unearth the next Mark Zuckerberg.<p>Thinkspace is a dedicated area in schools to encourage students to learn …

Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …

‘Act of Killing,’ ‘Gravity’ Lead Sight & Sound’s Top 10 for 2013

'Act of Killing,' 'Gravity' Lead Sight & Sound's Top 10 for 2013<p>Following <i>Cahiers du Cinema</i> by a few days, Britain’s <i>Sight & Sound</i> has announced its …

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Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.

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The Greatest Horror Movies You Haven’t Seen

As Halloween approaches, you’ll be inundated with more spooky stories and fiendish films than you can possibly consume before October 31. However, if …

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Shyp Raises $2.1M To Pick Up And Ship Your Stuff

I don’t consider myself a lazy man.<p>To the displeasure of many a recent startup, I like to do stuff for myself. I like to clean my own house. I do my own laundry. If I need something from the store down the street, I go to the store down the street. If I want a Philly Cheesesteak <i>from</i> Philadelphia, I …

Top 50 Startups in New York City you need to know about

<i>Courtney Boyd Myers and Erica Berger are the founders of 3460 Miles, a bi-weekly newsletter that connects the New York and London tech, design, and social good communities. Sign up for their newsletter and find them on Twitter and Facebook.</i><p>New York City is chock full of startups shaking up …