Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
- The 10 greatest accidental inventions of all time.
- Steganography is hiding messages in plain sight. Learn how kids today are using steganography with wide-open social media to hide information from friends and family.
- How to easily increase the money you get from eBay auctions.
- The tragic death of practically everything.
- Skype etiquette.
- Michael Moschen juggles with the triangle.
- Caffeinating... please wait.
- Swim with your tunes using the waterproof Bluetooth earphones.
- 30 old PC ads that will blow your processor.
- A new kind of ergonomic mouse that pivots.
- 8 awesome videogame commercials from the 80s.
- Apparently, crabs like to smoke.
- You'll never look at ducks the same way again.
- Icons of websites, sized based on their web traffic.
- Born for action. Plus, a snake.
- How do you improve Nokia 8-bit ringtones? With the ringtone drummer.
- How to catch a seagull.
- The sci-fi eye test.
- CarLashes: eyelashes for your car.
- A rice cooker on the seabed off the coast of British Columbia contained a surprise inside.
- Mario Kart videogame becomes part of Portland bike lane.
- Details on the use of the Firefox browser's "private mode" setting.
- If you don't yet weep for the children, Facebook explains gravity.
- Guy jumps into a hay baler.
- Remember the airline steward who jumped down the plane's inflatable slide? Get your own SlipQuit.
- Why working at home is both awesome and horrible.
- Artists imagine a post-apocalyptic Tokyo.
- People don't like unselfish colleagues.
- Laura Jacobs' bra art.
- The 5 most ridiculous martial arts movies ever.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
- From Kent, a yoyo champion.
- Kindle and iPad displays compared under extreme magnification. (Also newspaper and magazine text.)
- Complicated mechanisms Explained in simple animations.
- How we drown. (Hollywood, as usual, gets it wrong.)
- The trustworthiness of beards.
- 48 things frugality has taught me.
- "I could tell you, but I'd have to kill you."
- Interesting experiment using an iPad as a dish.
- A combination bicycle and elliptical trainer, the ElliptiGO.
- Danger often lurks closer than you think: Me, my shark, and I.
- People in the back seat of your car can keep themselves entertained if you have the iPad headrest mount.
- A day in the life of a space shuttle solid rocket booster.
- Refrigerator with built-in TV. Because, really, who doesn't just stand at the fridge and watch CSI?
- The 2-person submarine/watercraft that looks and jumps like a shark (or a dolphin): the Seabreacher. (You should watch the first video.)
- Keep your Bluetooth headset with you all the time when you have this iPhone 4 case with built-in Bluetooth earpiece.
- A collection of Star Wars yoga poses.
- If historical events had Facebook statuses.
- Get a protective decal for your iPhone 4 that looks like someone famous is calling you.
- Nothing says cute punk like Hello Kitty Doc Martens.
- The original illustrated book, Unicorn Being a Jerk.
- The funniest graph contest winner: All Theories Proven with One Graph.
- 16 unbelievable shopping disasters.
- The latest Simon's cat video, The Box.
- The nature mockumentary, The Majestic Plastic Bag.
- 10 weird things you can rent.
- Why did Dutch people wear wooden shoes? Bonus: Jackie Chan fights with wooden shoes!
- Humboldt penguins chasing a butterfly.
- Dwellers in the abyss: ugly, monstrous fish.
- 5 fundamental concepts our species can't agree on.
- Two fails cancel each other out.
- The top 10 strangest movie and TV adaptions to ever happen.
- The 100 cheesiest movie quotes of all time.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
- Top 11 ways to get fired at Apple.
- Maslow's hierarchy of robot needs.
- You might be surprised at the tiny details that are argued over in wikipedia's lamest edit wars.
- Scientists seem to have solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.
- A brief history of computer icons.
- A book purveyor's literary oddities: AbeBook's Weird Book Room.
- Land of the giants.
- Take your Twitter icon, pixlate it, then apply your Twitter friends' icons as the pixels, and you get FriendMosaic.
- The Star Wars blacksploitation "trailer", Blackstar Warrior.
- Real-life Yakuza review the Playstation videogame Yakuza 3.
- Online dating site OkCupid is back with more deep data analysis: how camera settings affect your attractiveness (and sexual activity).
- One thing brilliantly leads to another in Words.
- The project to build the entire town of Springfield (from The Simpsons) in 3D pixel art.
- Turn business jargon into regular words with Unsuck It.
- Japan, where you can buy most anything from vending machines, now has touchscreen vending machines.
- If you're a serious gamer, and have around $640 to spare, you need the X-Dream Gyroxus Gaming Chair (versions also for PS3 and PC).
- A man in an overcoat isn't what you expect in Flash Theater.
- Artistic journal of a 12-hour flight from New York.
- Retro photos of celebrities. Unfortunately, no answers.
- Macrophotography shows the detail of your beautiful eyes.
- Vintage Tokyo subway posters, with translations!
- How to be alone.
- Conversation with a cat: wake up and meet the new puppy.
- I haven't verified if this elevator hack is real or not.
- When she couldn't get her McNuggets in the morning, this girl went berserk. (Actual McDonald's security camera footage, just released.)
- False advertising.
- 8 craziest ways to quit a job.
- Honest movie theater pre-show recap.
- 5 strange and deadly foods.
- 24 crazy chainsaw designs.
- Scans of an old scare-tactics safety booklet called It's Great to Be Alive.
- Sign-language interpreter "sings" Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.
- Vintage garbage and sanitation trucks.
- The 20 most intimidating fictional sharks of all time.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
Dreamland is an amusement park built in Nara, Japan in 1961, and modeled after Disneyland. It's abandoned now, and an "urban explorer" toured it and took a set of very interesting pictures capturing the former glory and current decay. Click on the picture on this link page to bring up a viewer.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Friday, August 06, 2010
- There is a lot of space junk in near-Earth orbit.
- The WTF stamp is awesome! Also, the paper Tweet.
- 100 years ago: the 1910 census results lists the chief cities of the U.S.
- A physical racing arcade game, Racer.
- Bicycle tires (or "tyres", as the British spell it" designed to be seen at night with built-in LEDs powered by their spinning.
- The iPhone game pad.
- Watermelons plus 10,000 volts of electricity equals kablooie!
- The massive fireworks experiement.
- If you grew up in the 80s, you played The Oregon Trail computer game at school. If so, you might enjoy this trailer for The Oregon Trail Movie.
- Picture of Star Wars cupcakes.
- Throwing a brick into a washing machine on spin cycle.
- How to become a superhero.
- Google Maps, without the map part, is an interesting experiment called Fata Morgana.
- Hey, outdoor gear junkies, get a look at next year's products. A new grigri? WANT.
- Don't be a Spock adjust your monitor height. (Click the pic to embiggen.)
- Zombie cartoon.
- The LEGO zoo. Wow.
- 9 minimalist movie posters in black and red. Red? Really? Looks orange to me.
- Fred the raver (wait for it).
- Fly-leg eyelashes are called flylashes.
- The 8 hottest teen movie villains of the 80s.
- Big cats love catnip too.
- Star Wars in Edo Japan: Samurai Wars. The dude would get rich selling these action figures.
- More geeky license plates.
- How to re-use silica gel packets.
- Those crazy Japanese! Canned pancake milkshake.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Monday, August 02, 2010
Anyone who's done marketing material has had to, most likely, work with stock photos. They are usually generic and varied, allowing you to find something that will fill a specific need (and a hole in your copy). But not all of them are what you might consider quality. Some are downright dubious. And you'll find them on display at Awkward Stock Photos.