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.
Here's an neat idea on what to do with all those hardcover books
gathering dust in your shelf. Back in May 2013, the Seattle Public
Library decided to create the world’s longest book domino chain by using
2,131 retired and donated books. The event marked the launch of the library’s 2013 Summer Reading Program.
Tying a bow tie is a skill that requires lots of practice. But if you want to look good without dealing with all the fuss, then this plastic 3D printed bow tie might be just the thing. Created by Japanese studio MONOCIRCUS, the bow tie includes an ingenious slot that clips right on top of the top button of your collared shirt.
So wrong and yet so tempting. The Durian Crunch McFlurry is a combination of the infamous "King of Fruits" with soft serve ice cream. This limited edition item will be made available at their Singapore-based “Dessert Kiosk outlets.”
Being beautiful is one thing, but you have to have more than just a winning smile to earn the title of Miss USA. For this year's pageant, Marissa Powell who represented Utah came this close to the crown but was stumped during the Q&A part of the finals when one of the judges asked her this question:
Design student Jagjit Chodha created a fruit bowl that alerts users when the fresh produce it holds begins to go bad. The bowl is fitted with a sensor that can detect an increase in ethylene, a compound that is released when fruit matures.
Apple claims it has not been involved in the NSA's PRISM program. The tech giant has released a statement called "Apple's Commitment to Customer Privacy" saying that it does not provide "any government agency" with direct access to its servers, and that "any government agency requesting customer content must get a court order."
If you were looking for a full breakdown and comparison of the entire MacBook lineup, this guy has done it all for you. RyanBane put together a comprehensive comparison between each model, option, specs and more, with information from Apple and around the net. Check out the image attached or visit RyanBane's public Google doc here.