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Stupid Hackathon produces zany projects that no one needs

iPad on a face, a Google Glass app that makes the user throw up and a device powered by twerking. These are but some of the masterpieces out of this year's Stupid Hackathon, and they all embody what the event's organizers are looking for: "stupid shi...

A Magnifying Glass Spoon Lets You Spot Even Tiny Flies In Your Soup

When you’re eating at a restaurant, you’re putting a tremendous amount of faith in the kitchen and wait staff that your food will be kept as contaminant-free as possible. But if you’re really worried about an establishment’s hygiene, make sure you’re always carrying Object Solutions’ Magnifying Spoon that lets you inspect your meal up close beforehand. More »      

Tale of the Tattered Tire

It's circa 1922 somewhere in San Francisco, and this aging Chalmers touring car needs a new shoe. Since we're at the Chalmers-Maxwell dealer, why not take a look at the new models? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

SOME STUFFS: US tour dates announced for Glass Animals

Glass Animals are coming in from London into North America to do a bit of touring next month in support of their Harvest album Zaba, so if you bought the album and enjoyed it or perhaps caught them on Late Night With Seth Meyers, you will be in for a treat. They’ll be here in […]

We Give Thanks With The Full LaFerrari Review By Chris Harris

12 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You don't have to torrent it anymore in case Drive+ isn't your cup of tea. Here it is, almost 15 minutes of a LaFerrari that slides about as easily as a glass of Wild Turkey slides down after a Thanksgiving dinner. Read more...

Honored Guest: 1919

Washington, D.C. "Thanksgiving 1919." Once this chilly-looking fellow is properly dressed and warmed up in the kitchen, he'll have an honored place at the family table. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full siz...

Turkeys to Washington: 1929

November 26, 1929. "Thanksgiving turkeys for the President." Two feathered and one automotive. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

What To Do on Thanksgiving Day (Besides Eat & Watch Football)

I've been known to splay out on the sofa on Thanksgiving Day in my unbuttoned jeans, with a glass of wine in one hand and a plate of food in the other. Guilty as charged. But if you've got an acute case of cabin fever, or are itching to do something more productive, there's much to offer beyond football. Here are eight good candidates: READ MORE »

Found planetscapes: macro photos of dried up single-malt whiskey

20 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

Photographer Ernie Button noticed that the sediment from dried up single-malt at the bottom of his glasses was extraordinarily beautiful and set about creating a set of gorgeous, interstellar-looking photos documenting the residue from different whiskies. Read the rest

Apparently Foxconn is going to start making sapphire glass iPhone displays

For what seemed like an eternity the mobile rumour mill was tearing itself apart with conflicting reports on whether or not apple would include sapphire glass in the iPhone 6. It did not, and then Apple’s supplier went bankrupt ending many a person’s sapphire display dreams. Show More Summary

Report: Foxconn Is Building a Display Plant to Make Sapphire Glass

Foxconn is said to be gearing up to produce sapphire glassthe tough screen covering many were expecting to see in the iPhone 6—in a newly purchased plant. Read more...

2014 High-end Pocketable Compact Roundup

Optical zooms with fast glass, the ability to capture in Raw, large sensors (compared to those in smartphones), and even EVFs are finding their way into this class of camera. And while they may lack the controls of bulkier enthusiast compacts, many of them offer comparable image quality in a sleeker package 2014 Enthusiast Pocketable Compact Roundup

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This isn't a new method of burglary by any stretch, but it seems to be gaining traction throughout the region : Barreling a vehicle through a store's thick glass window, the masked thieves smash a path toward their target: expensiveShow More Summary

Chinese Women’s Chances of Busting the Glass Ceiling? 1 in 15, Report Finds

Promote more women. That's one way to solve a gender parity gap and corporate talent woes in China, research and experts say.

Solar system drinking glasses

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

The Planetary Glass Set comprises ten glasses (one for each planet, plus one each for Pluto and Sol) representing the bodies of our solar system, very very very loosely sized to express their relative dimensions. Read the rest

Five Across: 1910

1910. "Grade separation under construction, probably upstate New York." Bring the family, and hold onto Junior! Maybe the rail historians out there can tell us where we are. 5x7 glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

Artist Sits in a Small Glass Case in a San Francisco Storefront for 12 Hours in Performance Art Piece

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

Artist Mirabelle Jones confined herself to a small glass case for 12 hours in Comfort & Civilization, a performance art piece that took place in a storefront in San Francisco’s Mission district on November 15, 2014. Jones staged the performance as a commentary on the status and treatment of women in the Bay Area and […]

Hide Your Holiday Booze On Your Tree With These Ornament Shot Glasses

Nothing makes dealing with visiting friends and families during the holidays easier than a little liquid courage. But if you don't feel like sharing your libations, just decorate your Christmas tree with these screw-top ornaments that make it easy to hide your booze in plain sight. Every time you need a nip, just pretend you're going to water the tree. Read more...

Yglesias Award Nominee

“I cannot shake the image of “Jackie” being serially raped on a broken glass table by a fraternity gang a few hundred yards from my office at UVA, perhaps by men who have taken a class by me, especially knowing that her rapists have paid no legal or educational price for their heinous deeds. My […]

Deja vu: New report says the iPhone 6s might have a special kind of glass cover next year

Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus just a couple of months ago, but a new report from Focus Taiwan seems to reveal an interesting deal for future iPhone generations, as detailed by China Economic Weekly. The publication also...Show More Summary

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