All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cool’

Meet KegDroid, Your Android-Powered Beer Dispenser

Paul Carff was bored with drinking beer (lolwut?), so he decided to take on a project to make the whole experience more enjoyable. What he came up with is KegDroid, which is pretty much what it sounds like: an Android-powered Kegerator. Yeah, awesome is putting it mildly here. Carff is a Googler, current Developer Advocate and former Engineering Manager to …

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Awesome Urban Hack Turns Spinning Ad Into Carousel

Walking the tightrope between art and activism, Florian Riviere fashions himself an “urban hacktivist.” Inspired by the hacker culture, Riviere has filled his portfolio with projects across various urban landscapes, including a “don’t pay, play” campaign that saw him make soccer and tennis courts in giant asphalted areas, completed with found items like shopping carts. He extended that to a …

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A Planet Transformed by Humanity’s Rapid Spread

Welcome to the Anthropocene is an incredibly revealing short movie detailing humanity’s spread across the globe since the Industrial Revolution began. The video, created by Globaia.org, is essentially a visualization of man’s migratory patters in a post-industrial world, and after watching the educational, moving, and, to a degree, frightening short film, it’s hard not be a little shaken at how …

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MIT Researchers Create Glare-Free Glass

MIT researchers have created a type of glass that is nearly invisible. MIT News reports that the glass and the process of creating it were described in a paper published by the journal ACS Nano. The paper is titled (get ready) “Nanotextured Silica Surfaces with Robust Super-Hydrophobicity and Omnidirectional Broadband Super-Transmissivity.” The abstract to the paper describes the structure of …

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Watch the First Two Seasons of Star Trek – All at Once

For those of you who just can’t wait for the next Star Trek film, YouTube user twilight1138 has got a fix for you. The user posted a video of the first 56 episodes of the original Star Trek series, complete with overlapping sound. From the YouTube description: If you wanted to re-watch the classics but couldn’t find the time, here’s …

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Fort Atlantic Puts First Album On NES Cartridge

If you’re looking to break through the crowded indie rock scene with your first studio album, I’m going to say that it helps to release it on a freaking NES cartridge. “The idea to put together a Nintendo cartridge and make it a record came about when I was thinking about how other bands are releasing their music,” says frontman …

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Amazing X-Rays Reveal the Insides of Video Game Controllers

A Reddit user named Diabolikal49 has posted a gallery of x-ray images depicting the internal mechanisms of a variety of video game controllers. It’s a fun demonstration that underneath the sleek plastic molded to fit human hands lurks circuit boards and screws. Have a look at the photos, which were posted at imgur, in the gallery below: Diabolikal49 posted a …

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Microsoft Patent Could Turn Your Entire Phone Into a Screen

The market for smartphone cases is huge. So huge, in fact, that there is even room for an iPhone condom holder case. But what if you didn’t need to buy a case to show the world that you are a fan of Hello Kitty? What if changing the look of your phone was as easy as picking a new background …

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Game of Thrones Gets a Playmobil Remake

We often see version of films, TV shows, and other motion picture art remade with Legos, but it’s been awhile since I’ve seen a proper Playmobil version of something. In fact, until I did some digging, I couldn’t remember ever seeing one. After some searching, I found an awesome Playmobil Joy Division video, but we’ll get to that later. Because …

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Trials Evolution Now Available on Xbox Live Arcade

The sequel to the popular and critically acclaimed Trials HD is now available for download on the Xbox Live Arcade. Trials Evolution features outdoor environments, local and online multiplayer, and track-sharing. The original Trials HD was released in 2009 and quickly became a classic due to its addictive gameplay and high difficulty level. The game is a physics-based motorcycle game …

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Scientists Create First Quantum Network

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany have successfully created the world’s first quatum network. A team of scientists led by Professor Gerhard Rempe, director at the institute and head of the Quantum Dynamics devision, set up the first elementary quantum network by coupling single-atom nodes that communicate quantum information via the coherent exchange of …

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See Printers Destroyed In Slow Motion In This Viral Ad

It’s Friday, which means a week’s worth of tensions, anger, resentment, and frustration has been building and is ready to burst. Not toward your actual job or your coworkers – the target of all of this is most likely your office equipment. You know, that damn stapler that gets jammed, or that damn copier that won’t copy. But most of …

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