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John Oliver Is Aghast Over Donald Trump’s ‘Sociopathic’ Response To The Khan Family

John Oliver’s latest episode of <i>Last Week Tonight</i> took on the Democratic convention’s most memorable happenings. These were few, but the most singularly outrageous moment carried over to Sunday night when Mike Pence tried to gloss over Donald Trump’s antics to no avail. The controversy began during …

Looking back at LCD Soundsystem’s love affair with nostalgia

<i>This is an excerpt from Ryan Leas’ new book about LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver. Published as part of the 33⅓ series, the book explores the New York band’s second album and its impact on popular culture, with the following extract looking at their relationship with nostalgia. It’s published</i> …

Rest in peace Ubuntu for Android, we hardly knew ye

We can't say that the future of Ubuntu for Android ever looked particularly bright, but we were enamored with the concept. You'd walk around by day with a standard-issue Android phone in your pocket, but when you docked it to a keyboard, mouse and monitor, you were greeted with a full Ubuntu …

Infographic: These Are The Weirdest Things Thousands of People Google Every Month

Google is obviously an amazing informational resource, summoning all the secrets of the universe in less than .2 seconds. It serves as an oracle, unto which we project all our desires, fears, and mild concerns. Although each of us has our own protective battle to fight over anyone in our framily …

Nostalgic Photo Series Brings Forgotten Gadgets Back to Life

Take a trip back in time — or at least pretend to, with photographs of gadgets and gizmos from our collective history.<p>Photographer Jim Golden was …

PazteUp – Document Layout and Design tool for iPad

<b>PazteUp</b> is an iPad app that serves as a page layout design tool for creating flyers, posters, invitations, etc. You can use the sample templates that come with the app or design your own layout. The app ultimately creates PDF files that can be saved to a variety of locations.<p>When you open the app …

Titanfall's ode to 8-bit gaming is proof that robots make everything better

Need further evidence that robots improve just about everything? EA and Respawn are more than happy to provide it. They've launched <i>Titanfall Arcade</i>, a promotional gaming website that thrusts <i>Titanfall</i>'s namesake giant machines into classic 8-bit Atari titles. The only working game at present is an</i> …

Complex Illustrations Formed with Tangles of Colorful Wires

Greece-based artist Charis Tsevis is fascinated with the wired world we live in. No matter how wireless technology continues to develop, we still find ourselves dependent upon outlets for data transfer and power, and, if we look around, it's standard to be surrounded by a handful of plugs …

People Humorously Blend Themselves in with Book Covers

The photo series <i>Corpus Libris</i> (which literally means “Body Books” in Latin) was created by Emily Pullen on one slow Thursday night at the Los Angeles independent bookstore Skylight Books, where Pullen worked. In this series, similar to Sleeveface, people cover parts of their body with books in …

How Apple’s Famous “I’m A Mac” Ads Branded Fanboys For Life

Mac users have deeper connection with their computers than PC users do with theirs.<p>Few ad campaigns in recent times have been as memorable as the “Hello, I’m a Mac, and I’m a PC” series from a few years back. The ads showed Justin Long as the hip embodiment of Mac users and John Hodgman as the …

19-Year-Old Mixes Photos and Paints Into Beautiful Narratives

19-year-old artist Aliza Razell creates beautiful narratives in her mixed-media photographs by combining self-portraits with splashes of color to produce strange and mystifying images that cannot fully be explained. The beautifully thoughtful moments seem perfectly planned out so that the …

The Best Video Games Of 2014 (January-February)

When it comes to video games, 2014 is shaping up to be a year of hits and misses.<p>One of the most highly-anticipated PS4/Xbox One titles, <i>Thief</i><i>,</i> ended up missing quite badly, with a Metacritic score hovering around 70/100 at the moment, with some truly scathing reviews at the bottom end.<p>Others scored …

Gender-Swapped Hobbit Cosplay is an Unexpected Delight

Fun fact: Thorin Oakenshield is devastatingly handsome in both male and female form.<p>A gaggle of gorgeous women sporting gender swapped <i>Hobbit</i> cosplay …

This Incredible New "Godzilla" Trailer May Restore Your Faith In Monster Movies

The latest big-budget take on the larger than life Japanese monster — which stars Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Johnson — offers a lot more than mindless destruction. In theaters May 16.<p>After the moody, atmospheric <i>Godzilla</i> teaser trailer released in December, we had high hopes for the …

Not A Gremlin: Mogwai Cat Wiggles Ears When Fed

This is a video of a kitten being fed that wiggles its ears almost the entire time, reminiscent of Gizmo the Mogwai from <i>Gremlins</i>. Apparently it's …

The Cuckolding Fetish: When Your Wife’s Cheating Turns You On

Some husbands like to watch their wives cheat. Welcome to ‘cuckolding,’ a taboo fetish that is far more common than you might think.<p>Imagine hearing …

Inception recreated as an arcade-style video game

YouTube channel CineFix recreated Christopher Nolan's 2010 sci-fi thriller, <i>Inception</i>, as an '80s-styled arcade game in its latest installment of 8-bit Cinema.<p>8-bit Cinema adapts Hollywood blockbusters into retro-style titles. In the video above, you can watch as the film's locations and story are …

The Driverless Electric Car from the Future Has Arrived

The future is now, and it comes to us in the form of the Rinspeed XchangE, an autonomous and completely electric concept car that's based on the Tesla Model S. Set to debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show beginning March 6, this incredible feat of automobile engineering pilots itself (but you can …

Old Technology Making Music: ‘Eye of the Tiger’ on a Dot Matrix Printer and ‘Tainted Love’ Played on Hard Drives | Colossal

<p>I’m such a sucker for these clips of outmoded technology making music. In the first video by MIDIDesaster we listen as <i>Eye of the Tiger</i> by Survivor …

10 Sculptures That'll Make You Think Twice About Your Trash

Artist Elisa Insua turns e-waste and plastic toy parts into gorgeous pop-culture mosaics.<p>Argentinian-based artist Elisa Insua sees beauty everywhere--in specific, the trash. Repurposing cheap plastic toys, e-waste, beads, money, and pretty much everything else you can think of, the 3D collagist …

From Google Ventures: 5 Rules For Writing Great Interface Copy

John Zeratsky gives pointers on the importance of crafting those little bits of text in the UI design of software products.<p>For many technology companies, design is mysterious. So when I work with startups, I try to demystify design by talking about processes and skills. The idea is: Design is not a …

3D Prints of Iconic Images in Art and Culture

Adam Lister, an 8-bit-inspired artist, and Isaac Budmen, an artist working mainly with 3D printing, joined together to produce 8 Bits, 3 Dimensions, …

Google’s Smart Contact Lens Project

Google is always up to something, and their latest dally into the tech space with their Smart Contact Lens proves that they’re not slowing down any …

11 Steps to a Perfect Logo

This is a very good and simple 11 step guide to creating a perfect logo design. This guide was done by the Spanish designer Borja Acosta de Vizcaíno. …

Chatty WikiBear is the Teddy Ruxpin of Your Dreams, Or Nightmares [Video]

Yes, it talks back.<p>This is what happens when you put Siri's brains inside an adorable teddy bear. WikiBear can carry out a real converation with you thanks to a Bluetooth connection to an AI engine running on a smartphone. "Wiki," as it's known, pays attention to you, learns your likes and …

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​The Titanfall Hype, Explained

If you haven't played <i>Titanfall</i> yourself yet, you may be one of those wondering: what the hell is with all the hype around that game? It's just …

Picture of the Day: USB Drive 2004 vs 2014

USB DRIVE<br>2004 vs 2014<p>Photograph by PNG1 on reddit<p>What a difference 10 years make! In this great ‘then and now’ comparison, we see a USB flash drive …

The creation of Falkor

I asked BBS moderator Falcor the Don't-Push-Your-Luck Dragon to explain its origins. It refused to answer, but did point out that it was nothing like …

The Physics of Curly Hair—Because You Deserve to Know

<b>Correction appended, February 14</b><p>If you like (or don’t like) your curly hair, you can thank (or blame), your genes, your shampoo, your climate and …

The Reputation Squad Typography

Following our series of weird/creepy typography posts we bring to you The Reputation Squad project created by Jasse Kyttanen. With clever usage of …