Drummer Andrew W.K. is known for his music and partying, and right now he's going to play the drums for 24 straight hours. He's now about 10 hours in, which you can view in the live stream attached below:
Facebook is rolling out photo comments, where users can comment on posts with images rather than just words. It was originally built during a Facebook employee hackathon. Photo comments are beginning to roll out globally on the web as well as on the Facebook mobile site. Unfortunately users can't leave photo comments within Facebook's mobile apps, but they're viewable.
News broke out in 2012 that a feature-length Lego movie was happening and slated for a 2014 release. And it's true! It's going to happen! The first trailer shows LEGO figures and reveals that it's based on a "chosen one" kinda plot. And a lot of superhero mentions.
Berlin-based designers Ying Zhang and Ida Thonsgaard created a system called Playtime, which is a collection of chairs and tables made out of thin layers of tessellated wooden triangles, backed by a textile laminate. When these pieces are unfolded, they're flat like rugs. But when you snap together the embedded system of magnets and clips, each piece transforms into a 3D side table or stool. The surfaces are covered in patterns inspired by Japanese origami and Nordic textiles.
AMD is reported to be taking a leap into unknown territory as it prepares its first ever ARM chip.
Codenamed "Seattle", the new chip is apparently based on the architecture designed by ARM, which is now prolific in smartphones and tablets. According to the Wall Street Journal, the chips will be aimed at server systems where the same power savings required by mobile apps are becoming increasingly attractive.
The Aurora is one of the most beautiful natural phenomenons we'll see in our lifetime (if not in person, in pictures and videos at least). But how do the Northern Lights look like from Space? Astronauts Mike Massimino and Don Pettit talk about the Aurora in the video above.
Creative pair FriendsInFaux created this video from 1,556 Instagram photos. The short film's plot follows a casual beach-goer's trials and tribulations, and the animation is more than just the straight-forward compilation of Instagram photos. In a behind-the-scenes video, Paul B. Cummings and Eriq Wities say they were addressing the question of "What are all the fun things that could happen on Instagram?"
Facebook's analytics dashboard for public Pages 'Insights' is getting a makeover, much to Facebook Page owners' delight. A small, random group of beta testers will get access to the new desktop design on Wednesday, with a larger rollout expected to follow at a later date.
Microsoft is dropping restrictions on Xbox One games that prevent players from sharing game discs across multiple consoles. President of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft wrote on its blog:
The wonderful CDZA (Collective Cadenza) is back with a brand new project. And for their latest musical experiment, they decided to ask 5 talented pianists to perform a cover of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' while sharing a single pian0.
Teenage girls are into guys who play sports or play music. Here's a guy who can do both pretty well, at the same time. This is 19-year old Ben Lapps, who plays the guitar while bouncing a basketball with awesome rhythmic skills.
Good news for virtual gaming enthusiasts who can't get laid to save their life. A group of game designers have announced the development of 'Wicked Paradise', a virtual reality sex game that will be designed specifically for the Oculus Rift system. Here's a description of what to expect:
You might not realize it, but sound resonance is what allows you to appreciate the intensity (or loudness) of your favourite tunes. To demonstrate the awesomeness of resonance, Youtuber brusspup decided to conduct a wicked experiment involving a vibrating metal plate connected to tone generator. These invisible vibrations are so powerful that they can actually manipulate grains of salt to dance in specific patterns. Watch below:
In a rare break from character, the usually funny host of the Colbert Report shared this moving tribute that was dedicated to his mother, Lorna Colbert, who died last week at the age of 92. He starts off by telling the audience about his mother's life, her childhood, how she met her husband, her faith, and her love for her children.