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Snake-Meets-TuneRider In This New Browser Game

Tokyo Tune Train morphs your favorite music into a near-impossible maze.<p>A nightmarishly-addictive combination of "Snake" and TuneRider is sweeping the Internet, allowing players to listen to their favorite music while navigating a lo-fi memory maze. The catch? Every time the player messes up, the …

Someone Spent Nine Months Cross-Stitching The Map From "The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past"

It's the Light World in all its glory, via this talented redditor.

Write a tune, get it 3D-printed with Music Drop

Though they only allow simple tunes, there's something rather fascinating about music boxes and turning their handles and watching their pin-and-comb mechanisms produce their clear, chiming notes, like a tiny piano. The first music boxes started arriving toward the latter half of the 18th century, …

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MiniMetalMaker 3D Metal Printer Uses Liquid Metal Clay To Create Your Designs (video)

We have featured plenty of plastic 3D printers here on Geeky Gadgets over the years, but this new MiniMetalMaker 3D metal printer, must be the first …

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3 Exercise Moves for Stronger Knees

You can strengthen your knees with these simple moves<p>It seems counterintuitive, but these moves from Tim Hewett, Ph.D., director of The Ohio State University Sports Health & Performance Institute, ward off problems by strengthening muscles around the knee. Do three sets of 20 reps for each move.<p>1. …

Filmmaker Was Given $25,000 To Make A Promo Video For ‘Walter Mitty’ But He Used It To Help Typhoon Victims Instead

Indie Filmmaker Casey Neistat was offered $25,000 of Twentieth Century Fox's advertising budget money to create a promotional video with the theme "live your dreams" for the upcoming Ben Stiller movie, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."<p>Neistat accepted the challenge, but there was a catch -- he …

The Insanely Effective 15-Minute Workout

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>Can you really get an effective workout in only 15 minutes? You bet your abs you can! Maximize every second of your precious time with this simple plan that's as effective (if not more!) than most hour-long training sessions. The secret is that it combines two proven …

6 Exercises You Can Do During Commercial Breaks

A total-body workout that you can do DURING your fave TV show<p>Having trouble deciding between a trip to the gym and the newest episode of <i>American Horror Story</i>? Good news: You can watch at home AND still break a serious sweat! We reached out to Helena Wolin, ACE certified personal trainer and …

Has the Death of the DSLR Been Greatly Exaggerated?

A few months ago, whilst researching my purchase of a Fuji X100s, I came across a video about that camera by renowned editorial and commercial …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps (With 6 Epic Examples)

I don’t recall ever meeting anyone who claimed to not be fascinated to some degree by the night sky. There’s just something hypnotic about gazing …

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Bitcoin will prosper — until governments or banks decide to crush it overnight

Every currency created since the advent of money 2,700 years ago has fit nicely into one of two classifications: Either it was a <i>representative</i> money …

This Photo Shows the Beautiful End of a Star's Life

<i>Image via NASA</i><p>This photo was recently captured by NASA astronomers and shows what the end of a star’s life looks like. Unlike humans, stars become …

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

32 Of Life’s Most Underrated Activities

1. Going to the movies solo. Seriously – you can eat all of the snacks and it’s just you, the film and your own thoughts.<p>2. Receiving and opening …

The Silver Fox Experiment: How Dogs Became Dogs

Last week, we took a breathtaking look at animals through the lens of fine art photography. But how does science look at them? How much do we really know about them, even those most familiar to us, “man’s best friend”? In 1959, a Russian scientist by the name of Dmitri Belyaev embarked upon an …

More Than a Spork: All-in-One Utensil Includes Chopsticks

Awkward to use and less than visually appealing, sporks have never managed to find a permanent place in most silverware drawers. Will this weird …

Sculpt a Better Butt

Firm your rear and flatten your abs with these 10 easy, effective exercises<p>You're always busting it, saving it, covering it, or laughing it off, but how much time do you actually devote to sculpting your butt? Not enough.Pretty much anytime you're standing on two feet, your glutes and hamstrings …

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story

The year of reading more and writing better is well underway with writing advice the likes of <b>David Ogilvy</b>’s 10 no-bullshit tips, <b>Henry Miller</b>’s 11 commandments, <b>Jack Kerouac</b>’s 30 beliefs and techniques, <b>John Steinbeck</b>’s 6 pointers, and various invaluable insight from other great writers. Now comes <b>Kurt</b> …

The Visual Patterns of Audio Frequencies Seen through Vibrating Sand | Colossal

<p>Youtube user Brusspup (previously here and here) who often explores the intersection between art and science just released this new video featuring …

The Basics of Photography: B for Bokeh

A while ago we started our new educational series covering the basic terms of photography. The letter ‘A’ covered the term ‘Aperture’, and today we …

Portrait Photography Photoshop Tutorial: Skin Retouching

One of the most fundamental and most utilized skills of retouching portrait images with Photoshop is skin correction. Fine lines, discoloration, etc. …

3 Quick Daily Moves That Secretly Tone Your Abs

Didn't have time to get to the gym today? Not a problem—you can still give your abs a solid workout doing the activities you do every day, anyway. (So now there's truly no excuses! Oh, well.)<p><b>While driving, busing, or subway-ing to work:</b> the perfect time for isometric contractions—if <i>not</i> traffic. …

10 Ways to Get a Flat Stomach

Proud Dog Owners Show Off Their Funny "Dog Beards"

Animal lovers across the internet have popularized a fun photo trend that allows them to collaborate with their furry companions on a comical composite portrait, all created in-camera. It started with <i>Cat Beards</i> featuring feline friends as the lower half of their owner's face but dog lovers have …

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A Scientific 7-Minute Workout That Only Requires You, A Wall & A Chair

If a trip to the gym is hard to find time for, <i>The New York Times</i> has reported on a quick solution to the problem: The Scientific 7-Minute Workout. In …

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