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.
Ever wonder how feathers came about? Would you believe that they were once donned by the dinosaurs? In this latest TED-Ed animated lecture created by artist Armella Leung, writer Carl Zimmer narrates how feathers evolved over 50 million years from dinosaur fuzz to bird plumage:
Google has confirmed plans for 'Project Loon', a mission that will launch internet-delivering balloons into the sky over remote locations in areas of the world (such as in jungles and mountains) that have poor Internet connection.
Introducing The Konstruktor, a plastic SLR analog camera by Lomogoraphy which starts out as a DIY model kit. The 35mm camera features a top-down viewfinder, multiple exposure function, and a detachable lens. And the best part is that you get to build it from scratch to understand how all those features work to take pretty pictures.
The latest research of window shopping states that daydreaming of expensive things might make you happier than actually buying them. According to a few studies, the experience of thinking about buying, or
even shopping itself, is far more enjoyable than the feelings that
follow after we make that purchase (i.e. shopper's remorse):
Spotted in Dublin, the image is from cover photo from Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” album, and is being used to promote her “Diamonds” world tour. Some prudish pranksters decided they didn't want to look at the singer's side-boobs, and decided to cover it up by stapling cheap plaid dresses right on the poster.
What's even more surprising is that MySpace actually still had that much money to blow on 90-second TV commercial. So why the $20,000,000 price tag? We're guessing that big chunk of that money was used to convince Riff-Raff and Pharrel to cameo in it.
The world's most famous sugar daddy and gold-digger have decided to call it quits on their marriage. The 82-year-old CEO of News Corp has reportedly filed for divorce from his third wife, 44-year-old Wendi Deng Murdoch.
Kids are so adorable, especially when they do stuff like this. While we don't advocate parents to let their kids entertain strangers for viral fame, there's just something so sweet about watching how the folks riding the escalator react to the her eager waves.
Seeing a police car parked outside your home is a great way to deter would-be burglars. One Swiss entrepreneur named Andras Birrer is offering this unique service by renting out fake police cars to people who travel a lot or go away on long holidays.
How is this even humanely possible? Bryan Bednarek's agile mitts might have just set the record for the fastest clapper in the world. In this video, Bryan manages to clap 802 times in just 60 seconds beating the previous record holder by a whopping 81 claps. If you do the math, that's an average of 13 claps per second.
Just like music, math is everywhere. And this latest infotainment video from Vi Hart helps explain the link between the two. This all has to do with frieze patterns, which are symmetrical repeating patterns that show up in all sorts of things like architecture, art, and even our model of DNA. Check it out:
This nifty project from Instructables user ratmax00 will show you how to create a roll-out pantry next to the space near your fridge. While some of the parts were made using a 3D printer, you can probably substitute that with parts from a cheap shelf. Not only does this provide easier access to all your snacks and condiments, you'll also get to fully utilize all the nooks and crannies you have in your kitchen. Be sure to check the full instructions here
Remember that viral photo of a T-Rex that was designed to look like it was crashing a wedding party? Well, this wedding photo shot by Little Blue Lemon Photography takes it to the next level of awesomeness. But instead of dinosaurs, they decided to make the guests run for their lives from AT-AT Walkers.