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Surfing Seal Will Make Your Day

We have pretty much hit peak awww. A seal pup joined a couple of surfers, not just riding the waves beside them, but repeatedly climbing on their …

Surfing

Why Your Brain Kept Telling You to Blow into NES Catridges

We all know that blowing into an NES cartridge is a useless and potentially harmful activity. But why did we still do it, even though it never …

Retrogaming

Zilta rethinks the Android smartphone with focus on usability

Android is a platform known for its flexibility and customizability. But while many would prefer to have their choice of user interfaces and applications, some would rather focus on key functionalities, such as being able to call, text, email and browse the web.<p>These major functionalities are …

Restaurant payments startup Swipely whips up a fresh $20M

Restaurants and bars are getting smarter about the way they deal with customers these days.<p>Providence, Rhode Island-based Swipely makes a cloud-based payments system that lets restaurants and bars crunch data to find their best customers, detect most popular menu items, launch rewards programs, and …

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

These Aren't SNES Cartridges

The foam kinda gives it away, but you probably wouldn't otherwise be able to tell that these SNES cartridges are actually soap bars and only …

Retrogaming

A snapshot of one minute on the internet, today and in 2012

Industry reports from investment banks are turgid things, rarely fit for human consumption. A recent report about big data from boutique bank GP Bullhound, however, contains this gem.<p>This is not entirely accurate: The number of photos uploaded to Facebook every minute now exceeds 243,000 (pdf, …

Networking

Histagrams Imagine How Historic Moments Might Have Been Shared on Instagram

The idea isn’t entirely new. At one point, photographer Allen Murabayashi experimented with re-imagining famous photos as if they had been taken with …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Japan's Straw Beasts Are Huge, Wonderful, and Highly Flammable

It's fall in Japan. And like every fall, rice is harvested, leaving behind straw to be hung and dried. In some rural areas, though, the rice straw …

Japan

UltraHaptics May Be The Next Revolution In Touchscreen Phones

Compared to the haptic feedback from the motors in games controllers like Sony’s SixAxis ones, they seem even less capable. But if some brand-new …

Apple 'has been developing iGlasses since 2006'

Apple has been working on a product similar to Google Glass for more than half a decade but the project was sidelined by the popularity of the iPod and iPhone, one of the company's former executives has claimed.<p>Tony Fadell, ex-head of Apple's iPod division, said the concept was "the craziest thing" …

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Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plant Truffle Pops

Australia-based Cakecrumbs has created adorable truffle pops that look like Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plants using dark chocolate and raspberry …

Super Mario

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

Beautiful and Dramatic Thunderhead Clouds

After receiving a lot of great feedback from the post 12 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Lightning, we decided to follow it up by showcasing the stunning clouds that are associated with nature's light show. Called cumulonimbus or thunderheads, they're the most dramatic looking clouds with their tall and …

Oculus snags $16 million from investors to bring virtual reality to the masses

Oculus announced its first round of funding today, wherein the company secured $16 million from investors specifically aimed at putting the Oculus Rift in consumer hands. The nascent virtual reality hardware company has repeatedly said its end goal with the Rift is to make it a consumer product; …