Erik Janiel

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Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …

Boston Is Setting Up 'Smart Benches' In Parks Across The City

Solar-powered benches, called Soofas, will pop up in Boston parks over the next week, the Boston Globe reports. In addition to offering you a place to sit, the benches will feature plugs to charge your smartphone, and will also wirelessly connect to the internet to provide location-based …

HP's Machine technology rethinks the basics of computing

We've seen bits and pieces of technology that hint at the future of computing, but HP has just taken a big, big step toward bringing them all together. The company has unveiled The Machine (yes, that's the name), a processing architecture designed to cope with the flood of data from an internet of …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Pixel Track

Powdered-alcohol creator shares 'the truth about Palcohol'

The creator of "Palcohol" gives a full-throated defense of the powdered alcohol, and a demonstration, in response to criticism and calls to ban the product.<p>Last month, to the delight of those, like myself, who love imbibing and all things "instant," a modern-day hero emerged. But rather than …

Warped Street Art Portraiture by Stamatis Laskos | Colossal

<p>“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter,” said Oscar Wilde. “It is not he who is revealed by the …

You can now use the iPhone for free, as long as you don't mind old gear

To date, FreedomPop's no-cost phone service has been attached to older Android phones. That's fine for many, but not exactly diverse. Your choices are a little better now that carrier has added iPhone support to its lineup, though. You can get 200 voice minutes, 500 messages and 500MB of data per …

It had to happen: Jailbreaking a Tesla Model S

“Jailbreaking” used to mean, well, breaking out of jail.<p>In the modern world though, it typically refers to the process of cracking software to take greater control of applications and user interfaces.<p>It’s rife in the world of smartphones, and now it’s possible with electric vehicles too — such as …

Track Google's Project Loon Internet balloons in real time as they travel the world

Google’s Project Loon was unveiled in 2013 as an ambitious project to bring internet to some of the most remote parts of the world where it’s hard to get Internet access. The project’s still in full swing and you’re now able to track the balloons in real time as they travel the world. The helium …

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the …

One Step Closer to Hover Boards: Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation | Colossal

<p>While we’ve seen examples of objects suspended mid-air using quantum levitation and acoustic levitation, a team of three Japanese engineers from The …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Believe.in Goes Global With its Social Fundraising Tech

Eight months after Believe.in launched in the UK, the company has announced that it’s now taking its social fundraising platform international.<p>The London-based startup helps not-for-profits raise awareness and funds through its data driven software, and today its launching a new whitelabel product …

Innovative Boat Design Expands Into Large Party Space

This innovative boat design features the best of both worlds in regards to form and function. Developed by creative studio Formquadrat, FINES is an average-sized boat that folds out into a large recreational space. The design concept includes a slim body for docking as well as practical dimensions …

Banksy's Latest Work Takes On The Meat Industry ... With Puppets

Banksy, the mysterious British graffiti artist known for his satirical work, has been making mischief around New York City this month.<p>His latest artwork makes a statement about the meat industry, or lost innocence — or something like that. In any case, it'll certainly make you stop and look.<p>It's …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Literature

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

The Street Art and Paintings of Wes21 | Colossal

<p>Swiss artist Remo Lienhard (aka Wes21) has an imagination to kill for. His acrylic and spray paint works are explosively detailed and often depict a …

In pictures: the Russian city of Samara being 'eaten alive' by sinkholes - Telegraph

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Bizarre and captivating character illustrations by Cosmic Nuggets - The Fox Is Black

With an art name like Cosmic Nuggets you’d probably expect some rather odd work, and that’s definitely what you get from this Scottish illustrator. …

Breathometer blows past funding goal and adds new stretch goals

We talked about the Breathometer when the device first hit indiegogo a couple weeks ago. The Breathometer is a hardware device that works in …