Toronto-based creative agency Playground Inc. has created a video showing possible future applications of the Google Glass augmented reality headset. The device is currently limited in its functionality, and Playground Inc. looks at how the headset could possibly evolve to enhance activities like shopping, gaming, and learning to play the guitar. via io9
Yitang Zhang is a largely unknown mathematician who has struggled to find an academic job after he got his PhD, working at a Subway sandwich shop before getting a gig as a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire. He's just had a paper accepted for publication in Annals of Mathematics, which appears to make [...]
Your friend who's always up on the hottest new bands would like to borrow some money from you.
There are two new television clips for Brad Pitt‘s World War Z making the Internet rounds. We say “Brad Pitt’s” because this certainly isn’t Max Brooks’ vision, but let’s try to leave that argument aside and focus on what Pitt’s version does bring us, Zombie action. What’s frustrating for this NerdBastard is that these clips [...]
Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek died Monday of cancer at 74. He produced the first four albums by seminal L.A. punk band X. Today in the Los Angeles Times, X's Exene Cervenka and John Doe speak about their memories of Manzarek as a generous teacher and a kind friend. (HT: @cruftbox)
A Tasmanian fellow set up a video camera in his kitchen to capture images of what he believed to be paranormal activity. When he later reviewed the video, he saw his common law wife making out with (drumroll) his 16-year-old son. The young man revealed that they had sex several times. From The Mercury: The [...]
Teenager Tina S plays the complicated guitar solo from Van Halen’s “Eruption” with a serene, almost bored look on her face in this video. via BuzzFeed
In the past year, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un has stated that he will bring an end to decades of strictness in North Korea. It seems that this statement is slowly taking effect because in Pyongyang a number of establishments, including department stores, restaurants, and high rise apartments, are being constructed. In downtown Pyongyang, for example, [...]Show More Summary
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The art of keeping chill in an un-chill world. If you have to be racing away from the grasping claws of a wrathful Mother Nature, you couldn't do better than to get the middle seat in between these two guys. The description providedShow More Summary
Slate interactives editor Chris Kirk created a very handy interactive guide for comparing the speeds of some of the most popular spaceships from science fiction television shows, films and the real world. You can select a destination (Alpha Centauri, Galactic Center, Andromeda Galaxy) and instantly view the visual race between each of the ships and [...]
They call it Xbox One because Xbox Single, Jobless, Cold and Alone was hard to fit on the box.
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In the New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories": Daft Punk’s fourth studio album, “Random Access Memories,” is an attempt to make the kind of disco record that they sampled so heavily for “Discovery.” As such, it serves as a tribute to those who came before them and as a direct rebuke [...]
Game of Thrones, as anyone who has seen at least one episode knows, is no stranger to presenting its actors and, more often, its actresses in the buff. If there’s not at least one pair of boobs per episode, one begins to scratch their head and wonder if a scene got cut. Pretty much every [...]
Emma Way, billed as a human being but likely some sort of malevolent hate monster with a blonde wig, had a Twitter account once. Presumably, in her efforts to pass as a human, she tweeted about things she ate and what her friends were up to and many trivial things. Show More Summary
Miguel is known for releasing sleeper hits that sneak up on you. Miguel, we can't say we were super aware of you before this, but now that you've jumped on some fans' necks, we've googled you and we know what your singles and albums are. Show More Summary
Check out this Wired piece on cameras planted in a Java rainforest which caught a few beautiful and endangered leopards. I would like to see a greater effort made to get many DNA samples of these leopards and other endangered species. Show More Summary
For a stunning series entitled Blackwater, Hawaii-based diver and photographer Joshua Lambus takes beautiful photos of luminous aquatic creatures against a perfectly black background that enables us to better appreciate just how incredibly awesome they are. Lambus says, “Now being underwater I’m inundated with stories, struggles, triumphs. Show More Summary
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