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Pictures under glass

If you’ve never read Bret Victor’s Rant on the Future of Interaction Design, now is a great time. Victor rails against what he calls “pictures under glass”, or the pervasive vision of the future which involves touch screens for everything. Show More Summary

"I meet my Glass Guide, Danielle. She is young and blonde, and bears some resemblance to the actress Alicia Silverstone."

"I pull out a micro-recorder, asking if she minds if we document the experience. She doesn’t. She is wearing Glass, too, as do all the Glass Guides. With camera lenses embedded in our titanium eyewear, we are all documentarians now, although she asks me not to photograph other Glass base-campers when I pull out a traditional camera. Show More Summary

The end of manufacturing in Australia

Ross Gittins has a piece, drawing on research by Jeff Borland of the University of Melbourne, in which he presents a “glass half-full” view of the Australian manufacturing sector. He makes some good points, but the overall picture is misleading. It’s true that, on standard statistical definitions of the manufacturing sector, there’s still a fair […]

SOME STUFFS: “Zaba” to come from Glass Animals via Harvest Records

Come June 10th, the world will anticipate the latest effirt from Glass Animals called Zaba (Harvest). Outside of writing and recording a song called “Walla Walla”, Glass Animals will also offer up such songs as “Cocoa Hooves”, “JDNT”, “Wyrd”, “Flip”, “Toes”, and “Intruxx”. A bit minimalistic in titles, but the music is anything but minimal, […]

Weediquette: World Cannabis Week: World's Greatest Glass Pipe Artists Gather at the Glass Galleria Show

Glass by Salt. All photos by Davis James Right now, the glass pipe game is experiencing a renaissance that has made its top artists more money than ever. At Glass Galleria, an event at World Cannabis Week in Denver, major glass artists showcased their insane-looking pipes, unloading them to stores and collectors from all over the country. Show More Summary

Beer Glass Froster

The Beer Glass Froster uses carbon dioxide to cool mugs or glasses within seconds. It comes with a clamp for mounting on a bar or counter top and three AAA batteries for its LED light. CO2 tank not included.

3 Ways Google Glass Is Changing the Future of Medicine

Google Glass just sold out in a single day. Could this exciting piece of tech revolutionize the health care industry?

Super Mario Song Played on Wine Glasses Sounds Just Like the Real Deal

If you listened with your eyes closed, you'd think this was just a video of someone playing Super Mario Bros on a vintage Nintendo. But there's not a controller in sight. Just 48 wine glasses and a frying pan. Dan Newbie of YouTube, you're a maestro of the kitchen. Read more...

X Marks The Future

In a lengthy behind-the-scenes profile of Google X – the company’s secret innovation lab responsible for driverless cars and Google Glass - Jon Gertner offers insight into a program that blurs the lines between science fiction and reality. He describes what it’s like to pitch an idea to “Rapid Eval,” X’s vetting team: At one point, [Rapid […]

ACCO Brands: Value Trap In A Tight Spot

By Felix Boisse: Co-authored by: Bowen Qian, Merrick Glass, Sabrina Han, and Felix Boisse Search for Value ACCO Brands (ACCO; "ACCO" or "the Company") appears cheap on all value screens. It has a P/E of 8.9x, P/B of 1.0x, and a market capitalization valued at $683.5 million. Show More Summary

Impact glass from asteroids and comets stores biodata for millions of years

Bits of plant life encapsulated in molten glass by asteroid and comet impacts millions of years ago give geologists information about climate and life forms on the ancient Earth. Scientists exploring large fields of impact glass in Argentina suggest that what happened on Earth might well have happened on Mars millions of years ago. Show More Summary

Waiting to Inhale: 1931

Washington, D.C., 1931. The caption for this one is NO CAPTION. What's going on here? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Review: Philip Glass portion of 'CIVIL warS' rings true at Disney Hall

Performance review: As part of Minimalist Jukebox, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Master Chorale perform the Rome Section of the operatic epic. Los Angeles' two greatest cultural disappointments of the past three decades...Show More Summary

Creepy robot glasses allow you to fake emotions

yesterdayOdd : Death and Taxes

As creepy as the device seems, if it allows me to roll my eyes at others with impunity, I'm sold.

Glass Animals – Pools

English indie rockers Glass Animals have followed up the sensational “Gooey” with the fun and bouncy “Pools.” It seems as though they’re channeling Architecture in Helsinki and world music vibes as they build a lush percussion section to support their expressive vocal harmonies. Dave Bayley sings precisely as he goes from a whisper to a […]

Google Sent Out Broken Glass to Try on "For Look Purposes Only"

Is the only thing holding you back from entering the world of Glass the fact that you can't decide which color best brings out your eyes? Worry no more. Google's fixed the problem by sending potential Explorers all four colors of Glass' Titanium Collection. Show More Summary

Google lets wannabe Glass Explorers ADMIRE THEMSELVES in their own mirrors

At-home trial offers fashionistas an eyeful of broken Glass Interested in Google Glass but worried that you'll look like a dork wearing it? The Chocolate Factory is testing out a new pilot program to help ease your mind.…

Raise Your Glass for the Dragon Slayer

Around the world, but especially in America, the feast of St. Patrick—the patron saint of Ireland—on March 17 is celebrated with a pint (or several) of Guinness. Meanwhile, St. George's Day on April 23, when we could be raising a glass to the dragon-slaying patron saint of England, tends to pass by without a mention, let alone a drink. Read more...

On the Market: Break the Mold With a Brutalist 'Tree House' on the Chesapeake

Up for $1.29M on Maryland's Gibson Island is this atypical Chesapeake cottage, a 2,826-square-foot fortress designed by blocky brutalism extraordinaire, Ulrich Franzen. Known as the Glass Tree House, the 1962 three-bedroom was...

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