OMG HOVERBOARDS FOR REAL
Hendo Hover of Los Gatos, California has created HENDO, a real-life hoverboard that uses magnetic fields to hover one inch off the ground above special surfaces. The company has also launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to build development kits for the board and help create areas to ride them. While the project invokes a certain iconic 1980s film sequel, HENDO is careful not to mention that project by name.
Yep, there was a movie. However, our attorneys have told us not to go there. So this is as far as we’ll take it.
images via HENDO Hover
“Cat circles“, the amazing phenomenon in which a cat will deliberately sit in a circle on the floor, has been a subject of discussion on a thread on reddit. The original thread, started by admancb featured photos by guremike, who lays out the process very simply with his own cat as the subject.
Et voilá, a cat circle is made. Here are some other examples from around the world.
Yet I adore harissa, a Northwest African chile pepper paste with red peppers and spices and herbs such as garlic, coriander, caraway. Of course, when a condiment is used everywhere from Tunisia and Libya to Algeria and Morocco, you’re bound to find as many versions of it as there likely are people who make it, so there are recipes with cumin, lemon juice or even smoked chiles. There’s no one correct way to make it.
let's keep trying to be more like this?
Maybe you see beautiful, clutter-free spaces in magazines or on the web, and think: my home could never look like that. But it can! Freeing your space — and your life — from overwhelmingly huge amounts of stuff doesn't take superhuman effort. All you need is a little commitment to some basic principles.
We might just have a new contender for the title of most Borderlands boss in the history of Borderlands bosses.
Fall of Gods is an "illustrated book" that tells the story of a Norse warrior who, having lost his wife, sets out on an epic journey to get her back. By fighting a ton of monsters.
Half-Life turns sixteen this year. It's likely older than some of you. Yet, aged graphics aside, it's still one of the best games—or rather, one of the best experiences—the PC has to offer. There's a couple reasons why.
Holy shit new Sleater-Kinney music for the first time in a decade. Today, Sleater-Kinney released "Bury Our Friends" and announced a new record, No Cities to Love, to be released in January. Oh and a tour. I'm so excited that I'm actually considering going to see their show at Terminal 5, New York's most loathsome club, just to get my ears exploded again.
British psychology professor, author, and performer Richard Wiseman of Quirkology recently shared a new 10 Bets You Will Always Win in episode 12 of his ongoing series. Wiseman shows how to place an inflated balloon on an upturned thumbtack without popping it, trick friends into saying the number “7”, and more.
Mashable teamed up with RiffTrax, the original group of writers and performers from Mystery Science Theater 3000, to add their sarcastic commentary to a few scenes from the classic animated Halloween Peanuts special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The full television special will air tonight October 15th at 8PM ET on ABC in the United States.
Puddles Pity Party (see previously) recently performed a moving rendition of the classic Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah” live at the Regency Lodge Ballroom in San Francisco. The video was directed by Gary Yost and features the performance as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Puddles applying his makeup and costume.
Cohen performing the song, for the sake of comparison:
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“Lessons From a Dog“, an online comic about simple life lessons that humans can gain from dogs created by illustrator Patrick Moberg (see previously), has been made into a book of the same name. A few examples of such natural and beautiful wisdom include “Protect the Ones You Love“, “Revere Nature“, “Your Presence Can Help a Friend” and “Cuddle“.
The book will be available for purchase on October 28, 2014.
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OMG that is awesome.
The Human Hamster Wheel may be the most insane standing desk created to date. Is it crazy or genius? You decide:
Let face it. Some of us — perhaps those without wee ones running around influencing our every holiday decorating move — just aren't into traditional jack-o'-lantern pumpkin carving. I'm even having a hard time embracing orange these days, what with all the chic white and robins egg blue pumpkins gracing the blogosphere. If you are ready to step up the wow factor, try your hand at one of these glam pumpkin decorating ideas.
When I was a kid, I had a huge keychain collection. Why on Earth I felt I needed so many keychains, or why I decided to start collecting them in the first place is absolutely beyond me, but nevertheless I loved that jingly ball of metal. I'm starting to find that my own daughter is beginning to gather collections of her own — shiny rocks, plastic princesses, and sticks, to name a few.
Princess Tarakanova, in a swimming pool (drank)
Princess Tarakanova, in the Peter and Paul Fortress at the Time of the Flood (1864), Konstantin Flavitsky / Swimming Pools (Drank), Kendrick Lamar
A study from Labor and Employment Relations professor Robert Bruno of the University of Illinois-Urbana and policy director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute Frank Manzo IV showed that states with anti-union "right-to-work" laws have lower tax revenue, and have to spend more on government assistance to the poor as a result.
The study, titled, "Free-Rider States," found that legislation supporting workers' right to organize increases wages and reduces income inequality. As a result, collective bargaining states have higher incomes and less inequality. States with "right-to-work" laws have lower wages. These lower wages mean lower state income tax revenue, a slower economy in those states, and higher demand for government "safety-net" services.
Our study found that right-to-work laws weaken state economies and strain public budgets. Right-to-work laws not only sap government revenue in the form of reduced tax receipts, but they also increase government spending in outlays for food stamps and the earned income tax credit.”
The study found that right-to-work laws:
New York Comic-Con cosplayers, you did a hell of a job this weekend. This convention had some seriously legendary cosplay, along with a whole lotta Saga and Guardians of the Galaxy awesomeness. Here is a collection of the best of the best cosplay that we spied at NYCC.
Because video game items are made using 3D models, turns out it's not that hard to rip them out of a game and get them working with a 3D printer. And from there, bring something that previously only existed on the screen into the real world.
A well-timed compliment can make a person's morning and set them up with a positive outlook for the whole day. Now Ikea has taken the randomness out of the equation and created a mirror that delivers personalized compliments just when you need them most.
Guardians of the Galaxy fans, long have we waited for a potted, groovin' Groot of our very own, and now the wait is almost over. Marvel have finally lifted the lid on their version of Dancing Groot - and he'll be out by Christmas!
We could make one of the rolling storage-y ones! I like those.
Always seem to need an extra surface for sitting or setting (things) in your home? With the holiday months fast approaching, it might be smart to consider a few extra stools for your space. And if you want to add in personality to your home while you add in stools, consider a DIY project! We've rounded up nine from around the web we love.
Fun Fact: A standard LEGO minifigure hand is the perfect size for holding most small electronics cables. This might be the most awesome thing to ever happen to cable management.
HOLY CRAP WE LIVE IN THE FUTURE
Now that a trio of red, blue, and green LEDs can reproduce almost any color you can imagine, tinted mood lighting has become a hot trend. But why settle for manually dialing in a specific shade when this ColorUp lamp includes a built-in color picker that can sample and reproduce any color you so desire?
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