This morning I decided that I was going to write a soundtrack post called "Here's the Deal with Auld Lang Syne." And then around 4pm "What's the Deal with Auld Lang Syne?" went up on Huffington Post. So cool. Go there for your 1788 Scottish poetry/music lesson.
There are a lot of smartphone breathalyzers out there, but they don't tend to prioritize design aesthetic. It's more of an 'am I too drunk, yes or no,' kind of thing. But the Lapka Bam Breathalyzer is all about bringing form and function together.
People attribute a lot of annoying internet stuff to bots. Twitterbot followers, bots that sneak past spam filters, bots that send weird gibberish on messaging services. It sounds kind of tired, but maybe the situation is exactly as bad as everyone thinks.
There have been 13 robberies reported in Central Park so far in 2013. But in most of them the robber presumably takes stuff. That's how that works, right?
There isn't one central BitTorrent search engine to release top searches queries of the year, but Kickass Torrents is pretty close. It's definitely a go-to for standard stuff. And the most searched terms in 2013 were all over the place. Let's dig in.
Family photos can happen any time, but all-clan snaps seem like an imperative around the holidays. Does your family still do them? Is it a last-minute smartphone camera affair or do you have an aunt who busts out a DSLR?
90 million unique visitors a month has to be good for something. But so far Reddit hasn't been able to stay consistently profitable even with all those people (yeah, you) banging down the door.
Chemical fires are usually bad, but when they're intentional, controlled and consuming weird Christmas/santa ring pops (is that what that is?) they're easily endorsable. mist8k apparently agrees, because you know what molten potassium chloride does really well? Chemical fires!
The NSA revelations keep on coming, and if you're feeling desensitized to the whole thing it's time to refocus and get your game face on for 2014. Because shit continues to get real.
Screens and curtains are alright, but sometimes you want a real wall. Solid, substantial and offering some privacy. And if bricks and cement blocks are too boring, you can always turn to repurposed household items. Right?
Right now three people are competing in a bike race from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole. The winner will be the first person to bike there ever. And 35-year-old Maria Leijerstam is attempting to trike there on a really weird/badass-looking tricycle.
It's always better to have control of a knife you're using, sure, but everyone makes mistakes. And you shouldn't lose a perfectly good knife just because it sinks to the bottom of a lake or the shaft cracks on your tile floor. Is the solution bouncy knives? Sort of.
Since 2014 is only a few days away, design aesthetics probably won't be stunningly different come the new year. So that's all the more reason to make some predictions! Let's do this.
Of course the year's best photos can't all come from the same place, but with photographers all over the world Reuters certainly gets some amazing stuff. And it's kind of cool to watch three minutes that visually sum up 2013.
When a study gets published and its results enter our collective body of scientific knowledge it feels like it's there to stay. But without the raw data behind the study, it's hard to revisit the research and use it to take new ideas to the next level. Which is why it's such a problem that old data is disappearing.
Do not take dating advice from this 2.5-minute Samsung ad for Galaxy Gear. It's a hot mess of social interactions and it inadvertently proves the exact myth it's trying to dispel: smartwatches are still in their early, awkward years.
According to a November survey of 1,000 voters, people are more creeped out by the possibility of a person or group ascertaining their personal information, than the idea that someone might be following their online movements and habits.
When Video Girl Barbie came out in 2010 it seemed like a pretty weird idea to jam a camera into a doll's décolletage. And at 1.2 MP and 240p, the specs didn't exactly make it worthwhile. But flash forward to 2013 . . . and it still seems super weird.
So there's Windex, but if that's feeling too cleaning product-y for you, be aware that you can also clean glass with pure oxygen plasma. Sure.