Archives For February 2014

By: Upworthy

Ronald McNair grew up in Lake City, SC. He grew up to become an astronaut. Tragically, he was on the Challenger mission, which exploded seconds after takeoff on January 28, 1986. This is the actually funny story of how he started his journey, in a time of great racial strife, as told by his brother to StoryCorps. And despite the tragedy, there’s a little bit of a happy ending.

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By: GoPro

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James saw a Facebook post about some deer stuck out on the ice in the middle of Albert Lea Lake, so he called up his dad and they broke out the hovercraft. It’s a father son rescue mission unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

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Dexter Britain “Ardor”

By: Matthaeus Krenn

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Try the prototype on your tablet: (so far, only tested on iPads)

A New Car UI
How touch screen controls in cars should actually work

Several automotive companies have begun replacing traditional controls in their cars with touch screens. Unfortunately, their eagerness to set new trends in hardware, is not matched by their ambition to create innovative software experiences for these new input mechanisms. Instead of embracing new constraints and opportunities, they merely replicate old button layouts and shapes on these new, flat, glowing surfaces.

So even controls for air condition and infotainment – which are commonly used while driving – now lack any tactile feedback and require the driver’s dexterity and attention when operated. Considering that distracted driving is the number one cause for car accidents, this is not a step in the right direction.

I propose a new mode that can be invoked at any time: It clears the entire screen of those tiny, intangible control elements and makes way for big, forgiving gestures that can be performed anywhere. In place of the lost tactile feedback, the interface leverages the driver’s muscle memory to ensure their ability to control crucial features without taking their eyes off the road.

Music “A New Day Begins” by Joan Tay (

By: The Barbarian Group

At The Barbarian Group, we believe in the power of ideas to provoke a reaction.  So when challenged with our own brief – to keep the Barbarian tribe happy and inspired everyday – we turned to Clive Wilkinson, an architect who shares our passion for interesting ideas in a world pre-disposed to boring sameness.

The challenge was to create the most collaborative, creative environment possible.  The result?  A desk that we could all share, literally – 4,400 square feet of undulating, unbroken awesomeness to keep people and ideas flowing.

Dragon House | Dubstep

February 11, 2014 — Leave a comment


DANCERS: Androiid, Topknoch, Dizzy

By: Dumb Stupid Videos

With a little patience and a steady hand, anyone can beat Flappy Bird!