All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cool’

IKEA Uses Augmented Reality to Show You How Furniture Will Look in Your House

The new 2014 IKEA catalog app is debuting a new augmented reality feature that lets users see how certain pieces of furniture will look in their homes. All you have to do is scan one of the select item pages, throw your catalog on the floor and use your mobile device to project an image of what it will look …

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YouTube Adds New Play Icon to Browser Tabs to Help Alleviate a Very Annoying Problem

YouTube has just made a small tweak that makes me very, very happy – and it’ll make you happy too if you’re the type of person who consistently browses the web with dozens of tabs open at the same time. Now, when a video is playing, YouTube will indicate that with a new play icon that appears in your browser …

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Slingshots Are No Laughing Matter, and This is Proof

When you woke up this morning, I bet that the first thought that went through your head (other than “damnit, it’s Monday”) was that you’re curious as to how a world-record slingshot stacks up against a bunch of different types of handguns? Am I right? Good. Today’s your lucky day. “The momentum achievable by this record slingshot is — in …

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The Dept. of the Interior’s Instagram Account Is Awesome, and You Should Follow It

This isn’t really new news – just a quick reminder. If you’re not following the U.S. Department of the Interior on Instagram, you’re missing out on some truly incredible photography, delivered free of charge to your smartphone every single day. The DOI first started posting breathtaking photos on Instagram back in June of last year, and in just over a …

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Astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Selfie Puts Your Selfies to Shame

I know that your hair looked super awesome when you decided to snap that selfie in the girl’s bathroom of your local Target. Yes, your face looks super cute – I love the way you pursed your lips. Brilliant. But your selfies suck compared to space selfies. This sure beats any “selfie” I’ve done up to now | Il migliore …

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Washing Your (Long) Hair in Space Is Kind of a Pain [VIDEO]

Now that Astronaut McAwesomeMan Chris Hadfield has left the International Space Station (in incredible fashion, might I add), who is going to show us how even the most mundane tasks are incredibly interesting when performed in space? Expedition 36 crew member Karen Nyberg, that’s who. She shows us how washing your hair in space, considering you have long hair, is …

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‘Murica: Here Are 200 Sparklers All Lit up at Once

Sparklers are boring. Sure, they’re fun to use to trace patterns in the night sky, and they’re a good way to preoccupy an annoying kid. But for the most part, sparklers are the light lager of the fireworks world. Well, here’s one (and probably the only) way to make them interesting – strap 200 of ’em together and light ’em …

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Watch a Woman Build Herself a New Leg – out of Legos

Christina Stephens, a “practicing occupational therapist, clinical researcher, and peer educator,” lost her leg in a crush injury. And then she did something incredibly awesome. Stephens built herself a prosthetic leg – out of Legos. “Someone in my research lab jokingly suggested I make a prosthetic leg out of legos. The joke’s on you—I went home and did it. Please …

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Cabin in the Woods Is Being Built, For Real, as a Halloween Maze

If you’re looking for something to likely scare the crap out of you this fall, Universal Orlando is cooking up one hell of an idea. Apparently, Universal Orlando is building the cabin in the woods – the one from the meta-horror hit Cabin in the Woods. It’s going to be a fully interactive maze and is set to be introduced …

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This Daft Punk/Soul Train Mashup is Brilliant

“Get Lucky,” the lead single off of Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories is awesome in a funky kind of way. I mean that Nile Rodgers riff, right? In fact, the whole album is awesome – but that’s another article/possible argument. Soul Train in the 70s was also awesome. And what do you know, the two make a perfect …

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Free Burgers For Life: Cleveland Kidnapping Hero Charles Ramsey Gets His Own “Chuck Card”

You remember Charles Ramsey, right? He’s the normal guy turned hero after he helped rescue Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, all of whom were being held prisoner on Cleveland, Ohio’s West Side. Out of that nightmare of a story, Ramsey was one bright spot – a genuine, unassuming, utterly hilarious hero with a love for McDonald’s. Now, it …

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Cashier Sells Self $1M Ticket, Sought NASCAR for Inspiration

When playing the Powerball, I guess there’s nothing like a little home-field advantage. A cashier at the Heartland Pit Stop in Doniphan, Missouri is a Powerball winner after she sold herself a winning ticket Saturday morning. As you probably know, the Saturday drawing made someone $600 million richer – but they’ve yet to come forward to claim their prize. Mary-Jane …

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