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.
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.
There's no denying that 3-D printing is going to change the way we manufacture everything. But besides actual objects, one nifty project wants to use the tech to help visualize classic musical works. This idea was cooked up by Rickard Dahlstrand, who used a Lulzbot
3-D printer and some microphones to "print" while playing music.
Don't you just love furniture that have more than one use? It saves space and it keeps your space neat. Daniel Liss shows you how you can turn your dining table into a work desk in this video. If you live in a small apartment, this is a great idea.
People who leave the ice trays empty are evil. Especially when the typical ice mold can only make 16 to 20 cubes at a time. But here's a gem we've just discovered - Lékué has a tray that has space to store 132 cubes! The multi-cube container is made out of flexible silicone, so it's easy to spring the cubes from their compartments.
There have been many theories that try to explain human menopause, but this latest study published in PLOS Computational Biology claims that it might have to do with the male mating preference for younger females.
Looks like humans aren't the only ones who can't stop uploading photos of their face. Snapcat is a new android app that lets cats take selfies by pawing at a little red dot on the screen. Guess it's a fun app, especially since getting cats to pose long enough for photos requires tons of patience (plus more than a few painful scratches). Here's a sample of what to expect.
When James Kingston decided to climb up a 315-foot-tall crane, he thought it would also be good to bring a GoPro camera to record his point of view. And what a view it was. Be warned, this video is not for the faint of heart (or for those suffering from vertigo):
Jimmy Kimmel introduces the latest and slightly different version of Robin Thicke and Pharrell's video clip for "Blurred Lines". This version features the talk show host and his trusty Guillermo pushing themselves into the frame. Hilarious. Watch it below: