We’re hoping you’ve seen the screenshots of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s new smartphone app, but if you haven’t, then let us break the news to you: there’s a
The Wicked Bible
Throughout history the Bible’s been the most transcribed – and as a result, most misspelled – book of all time, and there are… Read More
After much ado, Google has finally unveiled their new 3-D playable labyrinth, Cube, a game that centers on the Google Maps function. We know, we know. A game about Google Maps? How fun could that be? Well, the answer is: pretty fun, at least if you like the classic version of labyrinth, where you guide a… Read More
Nowadays, anyone who steps outside their front door is inundated with branding everywhere they look. But what do we really see when we look at those famous logos? In this series, which we spotted over at iGNANT, Bucharest-based Behance user myHOTJuly has “undressed” some famous brands, pushing past the advertising to the company’s perceived true identity — even if that identity is just more advertising and very little product. Click through to check out a few of our favorite “naked brands” from the series, and then head on over to Behance to see even more.
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Today at Flavorpill, we found out that LOLCats will be on TV. We declared that Bone Pugz ‘N Harmony is our new favorite act. We thoroughly enjoyed the best Toddlers & Tiaras quotes ever. We got dating advice from Dickens. We took a Google Street… Read More
Back in February when we told you that Google was in the process of creating glasses that “stream information to the wearer’s eyeballs in real time,” we assumed that it would be years (or at least months) before we actually saw anything come of it. Well readers, apparently the future is now, because a prototype version of those crazy-sounding Internet goggles was unveiled today, along with a POV video that allows you to imagine what it would be like to wear a pair while navigating through a typical day in New York.
From the looks of the promo clip, they’re trying to get a very specific demographic excited about this project; we don’t want to use the dreaded “h” word, but this is a guy who shops at the Strand, wants to learn how to play the ukelele, drinks Mud Truck coffee, and shares street art with his pals. Anyway, click through to watch the video, and let us know in the comments how you feel about this new technology. Does the idea of Google knowing exactly where you are and what you’re looking at seem at all freaky to you? More importantly, would you ever be caught dead in a pair of augmented reality glasses that look like this?
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Leap Day isn’t necessarily a real holiday, as nobody ever closes a bank for it or sends a card to mark the occasion. Still, it only happens every four years, and that’s plenty enough reason to celebrate the day. Because of its relative novelty, February 29th has become a featured date for a number of movies, television shows, and other cultural outlets. So, we’re celebrating this non-holiday by rounding up some of our favorite examples of Leap Day in pop culture. If you can think of anything we’ve missed, let us know in the comments.
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Well, this is awesome. The Australia-based scientific expedition Catlin SeaView Survey aims to ”document the composition and health of coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea across an unprecedented depth range” and to turn the photographic portion of that documentation into a searchable, Google Street View-type database built from 360-degree panoramic photographs. According to the… Read More
Today in sci-fi daydreams/nightmares coming true, The New York Times’ Bits blog has learned that Google is in the process of creating glasses that “stream information to the wearer’s eyeballs in real time.” With an augmented reality interface, Android-based capabilities similar to smartphones — 3G or 4G connection, GPS, “a low-resolution built-in camera… Read More
We love these clever reimaginings of famous logos that Stock Logos created. The website looked at technology titans like Apple and Microsoft — and brand names like Starbucks and Gap — and put a humorous spin on their symbols with a minimalist twist. Did we mention the website imagines what the designs looked like in the past and future? Volkswagen was just starting to produce cars in 1939 when World War II broke out — which may explain the runic symbolism of Stock Logo’s earliest version. Nokia’s logo completely disappears by the time 2015 rolls around (sounds about right), Firefox’s future is a wash by 2050 — a sad end to its firebird beginnings, and IBM finally gets the “blue screen of death” in 2042. Check them all out past the break, and tell us which ones seem most accurate.
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If you’re feeling a bit bored on this dreary Friday, here’s an amusing way to momentarily distract yourself: let Google guess your age and gender based on your previous searches. Apparently I’m guilty of searching like a dude, whatever that means, but it did manage to correctly guess my age range (25-34) and… Read More