John Rorie

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Tiny Super Mario 64 Secrets You May Not Have Noticed

<i>Super Mario 64</i> didn't skimp out on small details—take, for example, the penguins in Cool Cool Mountain. They do more than just provide you with …

Nintendo Approves of this Mario Kart Song

Kind a weird and freaky. Next Pit Stop, American Idol. Nice swags, sporting his Club Nintendo shirt and hat.<p>They're both excellent singers; it was a …

A Lotus-Shaped Concept Skyscraper Could Save The Amazon

One part skyscraper, one part forest-saving reservoir, one part eco-laboratory, and all parts awesome.<p>When you add one part skyscraper, one part forest-saving reservoir, and one part eco-laboratory, you get the all-parts-awesome behemoth known as the Rainforest Guardian, a conceptual design that …

This is how Russia's intervention in Ukraine is playing in Moscow

Russians in Moscow, like many in Ukraine, are divided over Russian troops intervening in Crimea. But not all viewpoints are welcome equally here.<p>A crowd of several hundred protesters milled outside Russia's Defense Ministry on Sunday chanting "No to War." Young protesters expressed their disgust …

15 Inaccuracies Found In Common Science Illustrations

(YouTube link)<p>There are limits to how well you can render a concept on paper, or in 2D, so science illustrations that are considered state-of-the-art …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

20 Facts You Might Not Know About Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong started out as a barrel throwing kidnapper with a deep seated hatred of plumbers, and now he’s the star of his own series called Donkey …

Chineasy, A Visual System to Easily Learn Chinese Characters Using Simple Illustrations

<i>Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese</i> is a collaboration between London entrepreneur and author ShaoLan Hsueh and graphic artist Noma Bar designed to …

inFORM, 3D Display Can Form Moving Shapes and Interact with Physical Objects

inFORM is a dynamic shape display that allows users to interact with digital information by rendering it in three dimensions. The display is equipped …

INSANE Domino Tricks! (Hevesh5 & MillionenDollarBoy)

Posters

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

Rapping without the Letter E

(Video Link)<p>Andrew Huang is an inventive musician. He’s especially fond of musical challenges, such as his 3 minute, 35 second song that exhibits 26 …

These Colourized Photographs Truly Bring History To Life

There's a current wave of historical and vintage photographs, being brought back to life through the wonders of modern technology.<p>Two artists in …

Google Could Be Sending Its Data Out to Sea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Rumors have begun swirling around four large, floating barges that have appeared on both the east …

This Video Will Actually Give You Mild Hallucinations

Remember those magic-eye tests? Or those optical illusions that just don't quite seem to work? Well here's a trippy little video created by the team …

Pet Lamb in a Skate Park

(YouTube link)<p>A guy in New Zealand took his pet lamb with him for a day of fun. Wherever he went, the little sheep named Jeff wanted to be right …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Microsoft reportedly testing its own version of Google Glass

Microsoft could have its eye on a rival to Google Glass.<p>The company is testing prototypes for Internet-connected glasses similar to Google's high-tech specs, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Citing the usual "people familiar with the matter," the journal revealed no details about the …

Google Glass

The Most Popular Girls' Names, State by State, from 1960 to the Present

It’s like those animated maps showing the rise and fall of empires. A swarm of Jennifers consume the country, only for their star to fall and that of …

The Office Hobo

Image: Evan Hughes<p>My kids call my office "the place where Daddy lives," and judging by the amount of hours that I spend at NeatoHQ, they're …

Suicide Machines, Kinetic Sculptures That Slowly Destroy Themselves

Artist Thijs Rijkers has created a pair of “suicide machines,” kinetic sculptures whose sole function is to slowly destroy themselves. “Suicide …

You can now download the release version of Windows 8.1, boxed option available in stores from tomorrow

Microsoft’s update to Windows 8.1 is now widely available to download, free for Windows 8 users, from the Windows Store.<p>The new software brings updates to core apps like Mail, Calendar and XBox Music but also sees the introduction of completely new ones like Health + Fitness.<p>Another major change …

Scott Adams (Dilbert) Offers Career Advice

Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, has <b>a long column</b> of career development at <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. It's brilliant. The entire piece is worth …

Samsung may launch wireless chargers that work from a distance by mid-2014

The development of wireless charging has been plagued so far by high-costs, immature technology, and competing standards.<p>Currently, industry players have grouped around two technologies, inductive magnetic charging and resonant inductive magnetic charging, but only the former has made it into …

Tech Trends

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds gets treasure chest preorder bonus at GAME

Customers who preorder Nintendo's upcoming The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds from UK retailer Game will receive a miniature treasure chest.<p>The cartridge-holding item will also, notably, play the series' distinct chest opening noise. Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma demonstrated the …

LG curved G Flex smartphone 'to rival Samsung Galaxy Round'

LG is reportedly planning to release a curved screen smartphone to rival Samsung’s Galaxy Round.<p>The South Korean company is understood to be launching the curved Android phone, called G Flex, next month.<p>Pictures of the six-inch smartphone were released to <b>Android Authority</b>, although the specs and …

We Need More Customer Service Reps Like Capt. Mike Of The Good Ship Netflix

We’re always hearing complaints about robotic customer service reps who refuse to deviate from a script — this is especially true in chat support, …

Google is working on a top-secret successor to Google Glass

Mary Lou Jepsen has done everything from leading the One Laptop Per Child project to inventing a new kind of computer display, and now she’s sleeping just three hours a night as she races to build a top-secret successor to Google Glass. That’s what she told an audience at MIT’s EmTech conference on …

Google Glass