Philip Merrifield

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7 must-see foreign films that didn’t get an Oscar nod

No self-respecting cinephile can afford to miss Sweden’s “Force Majeure” or Venezuela’s “The Liberator”<p>Allison Jackson<p>January 24, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>The Academy Awards is not the only film awards ceremony in Hollywood, but for many moviemakers around the …

10 virtually indestructible cases to protect your iPhone 6 Plus

Whether you're worried about your iPhone 6 Plus bending, its glossy 5.5-inch screen getting scratched, or you just know you're a total klutz, we have …

Mobile Technology

The Better Better:Re

Better:Re is an electric power pack that can charge digital devices using discarded batteries. We typically tend to outgrow our mobile phones in …

Your connected home could one day save your life

Consider this scenario: Randall is an elderly man living alone. He's doing pretty well -- until one day he has a mild stroke. In the weeks that follow, he's not as active as usual, getting up later and not leaving the house. Motion detectors, a mattress sensor and a smart door lock in his home …

Move over Pressy, Dimple adds 4 physical buttons using NFC

After the initial success of Pressy and the arrival of clones like the MiKey, it has become clear that there is a demand for customizable physical buttons. While Pressy and MiKey both use your phone jack to bring an extra physical button to your handset, the Dimple takes a very different …

This Japanese Vending Machine Design Has the World's Most Amazing Help Button

The customer service in Japan is legendary, and the year I spent living there bore that out. As one example, I wandered into a McDonald's during a …

This iPhone case can read your blood pressure

Want to use your iPhone(s aapl) for tracking more than just your run? Azoi just launched Wello, a new mobile health tracker that can read and log a …

Moov: A Fitness Tracker And Personal Trainer In One

Moov doesn’t just count steps. It monitors your workout in 3-D to offer coaching insights.<p>Now that we’re a couple of years into the fitness tracking craze, it’s starting to feel like simply counting steps or strokes or REM cycles isn’t enough. Now that we have all that data in the palm of our hand, …

31 Stunning Spring Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2014

8 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Wallpaper of the Week - ABDZ Patterns

The wallpaper of this week is the image based on the tutorial we created last week, ABDZ Weave Pattern in Illustrator. In that tutorial we show you …

Watch out Kinect, AllSee does gesture control without a camera

What if you could turn the music down on your phone by just waving your hand? That's the idea behind AllSee, a new gadget under development by computer scientists at the University of Washington. Built by the same guys who created the gesture-recognition in the Galaxy Nexus, the tiny sensor works …

Long Exposure Photos of Japanese Cherry Blossoms at Night

We have featured photographs of the cherry blossoms trees in Taiwan and every year there is a flood of photos as thousands of Americans flock to Washington DC to see the cherry blossoms bloom on the National Mall, but these new images by a Japanese photographer known only as Arixxx are particularly …

Typographic Logo in Illustrator and Photoshop

I have been playing more with simple stencil style logos in my spare time, especially because it requires a lot of practice and attention to detail. …

Funny Doodles Entertain an Artist on His Daily Commute

UK-writer and illustrator October Jones regularly spices up his monotonous commute with these funny little drawings that playfully replace fellow commuters' heads with cartoon characters. Over the past few years, Jones has continued to post these entertaining combinations to his Twitter account …

Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Lets Diabetics Measure Their Glucose Levels

This isn’t Google Glass in a contact lens, but it may just be Google’s first step in this direction. The company’s Google X lab just teased a smart contact lens on its blog that is meant to help diabetics measure their glucose levels.<p>The company says it is currently testing prototypes of this …

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

GIF Animations

ChefJet 3D Printers Create Edible 3D Confectionary

We have featured a variety of different 3D printers here on Geeky Gadgets over the past few years but this week at CES 2014 3D Systems has announced …

4 Tips For Reining In Client Expectations

Doug Hopkins of Isobar explains why decoding design feedback may be the most important skill you can master.<p>Design–especially the early stages of a new project–can quickly turn from a smooth running machine with a clear destination into a white-knuckle thrill ride barreling into parts unknown. …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

Attention, Amazon! Students Have Designed The Perfect Cardboard Box

Two Cooper Union undergrads constructed a box that’s less wasteful, easier to pack, easier to open, and good looking, too.<p>While some companies, like Ecovative, are tooling around with highly sustainable alternatives to shipping products around the world, two undergrads have just reinvented the …

Alternative art schools: a threat to universities?

A former library in Hackney may seem an unlikely venue for London's most talked-about new art school. The 1970s Rose Lipman building lacks the architectural wow factor of Central Saint Martins King's Cross campus, but demand for places on the postgraduate Open School East in De Beauvoir town is …

Cancer Survivor Runs a Marathon Everyday for a Whole Year

64-year-old Australian woman Janette Murray-Wakelin and her 68-year-old partner Alan Murray began 2013 with an ambitious project known as <i>Running Raw Around Australia</i> that would require the couple to run a marathon every single day of the year. Traveling around Australia on foot, the athletic pair …

Hidden Cornwall: not beaches and ice-cream but poverty and violence

In the "Camborne corridor", it is a sodden morning of heavy rain. The largest urban area in Cornwall, comprising Camborne, Pool and Redruth, is characterised by pockets of intense deprivation. I'm here as part of a recent research project for the Centre for Social Justice into areas of the country …

Kale market salad recipe

A quick and satisfying kale salad by one of the world's favourite healthy food bloggers<p>Cavolo nero is my variety of choice here.<p><i>Serves two to four</i><p><b>For the spring-onion dressing:</b><br>2 spring onions, rinsed and chopped<br>2 tbsp fresh lemon juice<br>80ml (2¾fl oz) extra-virgin olive oil<br>2 tbsp ripe avocado flesh<br>1 …

A Business Model With No Goals

Strict goals can be suffocating and hinder progress and innovation. Instead of planning how to work, just work.<p>Goals are good, right? They can help you increase your sales, or shave a minute off your mile. We wouldn’t have world-class athletes or <i>American Idol</i> champions without goals. Yet I can’t …