Eric Wespestad

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Luxury Limited Edition Cocktail Hamper from Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a luxurious car brand known worldwide, it seems that the company wants to provide you not only with luxury vehicle but also …

Rolls-Royce

Illustrator Amusingly "Unmasks" the True Identities of Pop Culture Icons for New Book

Alex Solis continues to marvel us with his clever series <i>Icons Unmasked</i>. The witty cartoon-style portraits reveal the unknown “identities” of famous characters in pop culture, and their costumed alter-egos might surprise you. All along, a babbling Minion has been lurking beneath the facade of a …

Kickstarter

Goldfish Owner Invents A Cork "Wheelchair" To Help The Sick Fish Swim Properly

Redditor leability uploaded an unusual picture of a goldfish tied to a cork on May 28th, leaving many fascinated. It turns out that the pet fish was having trouble swimming upright. As a solution, the owner created a contraption to help it float properly. The little fish is seated in this makeshift …

Fish

Amazon wants to train young people to become cloud experts

Amazon has launched a new program today with the aim of educating young people to become cloud experts of the future.<p>Of course, given the company’s huge Amazon Web Services (AWS) business, it’s not exactly an altruistic move on its part. Nonetheless, AWS Educate aims to “help educators and students …

Cloud Computing

Jago Restaurant East London

by Ananda Pellerin<p>Anyone who attended a progressive primary school in the 1970s will feel nostalgic walking into Second Home’s optimistic interior. The multipurpose workspace, housed in a former carpet factory off of London’s Brick Lane, is a low-ceilinged affair full of orange and spring green …

England

Nathan Friend's Browser-Based Spirograph Emulator

Folks, this holiday season I am giving you the gift of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Because you're going to click on this link to Inspirograph, which is a …

Software

The Rise And Fall Of The Full Stack Developer

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Yared is the founder and CTO of Sapho and was formerly the CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive.</i><p>It seems as though everyone in tech today is infatuated with the full-stack developer. Full stack may have been possible in the Web 2.0 era, but a new generation of startups is emerging, …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Chemistry

Dungeons, Dragons & Design: Geek Chic's Gorgeous Gaming Tables

David Roentgen's transforming gaming table is the most amazing piece of furniture I've ever seen. It's also from the 18th Century. But here in the …

Board Games

‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Universe

A Typographic Makeover Of Email

If email is more pleasant to read, it might actually be easier to manage.<p>The evolution of email over the last 30 years has skewed toward management and utility, not readability. It’s an understandable progression: As our inboxes increasingly overfloweth, email has increasingly become something to …

Typography

Newly identified dinosaur fauna sheds light on evolution

Recognition of the 160 million year old Daohugou Biota has huge scientific potential<p>Less than 20 years ago the first known feathered dinosaurs from northeastern China were being unveiled to a surprised and amazed public, and since then huge numbers of fossils have been found. A new study, however, …

Sky Whale

The latest from aviation enthusiast Oscar Viñals, the AWWA “Sky Whale” concept aircraft explores the use of hybrid engine technology and active …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

California Dreamin': Jony Ive's Formative Post-Graduation Visit, from Leander Kahney's New Biography, Available Today

<i>In his new book</i> Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products <i>(Portfolio / Penguin 2013), longtime tech reporter and current editor/publisher</i> …

Silicon Valley

Fruit-Wall: A Smart Way to Store Your Fruits & Veggies

Traditionally fruit gets stored in a bowl leaving them to get bruised and moldy as you forget about them over time. Now there’s Fruit-Wall, a minimal …

Vegetables

2030 Rolls Royce Eidolon Concept Car with Omni Wheel Technology for Better Maneuverability

<b>Futuristic 2030 Rolls Royce Eidolon concept car</b> features unique seating layout to demonstrate how users can drive and interact within the vehicle, …

How Video Games Revived The Dying Art Of Japanese Woodprinting

A successful Kickstarter campaign that depicts classic video characters like Mario and Zelda in medieval Japan has injected new designs into an ancient but stagnating craft.<p>Whether Hyrule or the Mushroom Kingdom, we’re used to video game heroes saving their own respective pixel worlds. This is the …

Japan

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history

Infographic: America’s Strongest And Weakest Coffee Makers

Need a kick? See which of the country’s coffee chains packs the most caffeine per cup.<p>Did you have your coffee fix this morning? If so, which blend and roast? And the grind? Iced or hot? Pressed or poured over? These might seem like insufferably pedantic questions (or precious ones, as so coffee …

Coffee

Authy Makes Using Two-Factor Authentication Easier By Connecting Your Phone And Mac Over Bluetooth

Authy, the Y Combinator-backed security startup that aims to make two-factor authentication as secure and easy to use as possible, launched a new product today that makes using it quite a bit easier. Authy now lets you connect your phone and Mac (Windows coming later) over Bluetooth to get your …

David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station - The Fox Is Black

Movies set in space are cool, but actually being in space is the coolest. That’s why Commander Chris Hadfield is probably the coolest guy on eart… …

Architecture