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11 Feb 18:33

‘Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic’, A Retro Role-Playing Video Game With a Randomized World

by Rollin Bishop

Pixel Heroes

Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic is a retro role-playing video game by developer The Bitfather (and published by Headup Games) that uses elements from the roguelike genre–randomized world and so on–to provide an experience full of dangerous dungeons and exciting encounters. The trailer for the game–which is also lovingly retro–is particularly amusing.

Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic is currently available on Steam.

“Listen! The end is nigh!! Hear my words and prepare! An ancient cult has set foot in our lands! They call themselves -The Sons of Dawn- and pray to some dark elder god. They have started recruiting people for their cause all over the country. I fear that they want to try to awaken something which should be left sleeping. Something dangerous and sinister! Something that might destroy us all. Spend your last of days wisely…”

Pixel Heroes

Pixel Heroes

Pixel Heroes

images via Headup Games

via Polygon

11 Feb 15:16


02 Feb 10:00

The Crookie: Half Croissant, Half Cookie

by John Farrier

We've seen a previous execution of this idea that involved baking a whole Oreo inside a croissant. Nick Chipman of Dude Foods offers a version that is even simpler and more promising. He took premade chocolate chip cookie dough and cut it into triangles matching the size of canned croissant dough triangles. He wrapped one around the other, then baked them together. He says that it was both flaky and chocolatey, which is exactly what we're looking for.

12 Feb 13:00

Seen At San Diego International

by Joe Jervis
The above sign can be seen at San Diego International Airport across from the Virgin America gates. Photo by Mario Inchiosa.
13 Feb 05:30

These Evil Mad Scientist Valentines Cards are Hard to Resist #ValentinesDay

by Kelly

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For the last two years, Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has released a set of spectacularly witty Valentines Day cards for that special engineer in your life.

You can download the full set — including the 2013 cards — here, a 500 kB pdf document.


Read more.

14 Feb 01:00


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06 Feb 14:30

The first Ubuntu phone arrives next week, but there's a catch

by Nick Summers
It's been a long time coming, but finally Canonical is ready to release its first Ubuntu phone. After teaming up with Meizu and BQ almost a year ago, we're getting a (sort of) new handset from the latter; it's actually a repurposed version of its Aqu...
05 Feb 15:43

Elastic Precision Rubber Band Guns

Shooting guns at your annoying co-workers and family members isn't acceptable behavior. Shooting them with Elastic Precision Rubber Band Guns is. Handmade in Kansas City from solid hardwoods, these toy...

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29 Jan 04:12

Popcorn Monsoon by Jolene Carlier

by Harry

Jolene Carlier's playful popcorn machine amplifies the experience of popping popcorn.
10 Feb 10:45

Anamorphic Work with Cylindrical Mirror

by Valentin

L’artiste hongrois István Orosz imagine des illustrations anamorphiques incroyables. Il dessine et peint des images qui semblent n’avoir aucun sens jusqu’à ce que vous placiez un miroir cylindrique au sommet de l’oeuvre d’art. István utilise de des algorithmes qui lui permettent de concrétiser ses idées sur le papier.

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09 Feb 21:16

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09 Feb 20:42

French Artist ‘Levalet’ Injects Humor into the Streets of Paris with New Site-Specific Street Art

by Johnny Strategy

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A bronze bull head fountain is suddenly transformed into a minotaur. A decrepit corner of an alley becomes a holding pen for ostriches. If any of these odd happenings sound familiar to you, you’re probably living in Paris and have just witnessed the work of French artist Charles Leval (previously). Going by the name Levalet, the artist injects humor into the streets of Paris by gluing animal and human-shaped pasteups onto walls. A lot of thought goes into location too as each piece usually interacts with its environment in one way or another.

Levalet has been updating his site and facebook page with new work he’s created so far in 2015. When not on the streets, Levalet can be found in a classroom (he teaches art) and in a gallery (he held an exhibition late last year at Galerie Geraldine Zberro). “I was looking for places and contexts to operate,” says Levalet, referring to his prime medium: the wall. “The street became a creative space I had to invade.” (via StreetArtNews)

10 Feb 06:02

Google's got a robot dog that stalks indoors, haunts dreams

by Timothy J. Seppala
This is how it starts: you feel bad seeing the robot "dog" get kicked, and the next thing you know it's nipping at your heels, pushing you back to work in the salt mines. Instead of using the film and TV trope to illustrate how morally bankrupt a vil...
08 Feb 08:29

wanokokoro-japan:Genko-an Temple (Kyoto,JAPAN)Summer/Fall/Winter


Genko-an Temple (Kyoto,JAPAN)


07 Feb 01:44



07 Feb 04:06

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Woman Tattoos Her Own Face To Cover Scars, Starts Business To Help Other Burn Victims

This woman rose above the challenges of her own experience to help others in similar situations.

See more of Hameed’s incredible paramedical tattoo work here. 

Bless her.

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05 Feb 05:30

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28 Jan 18:17

Unsettling Ceramic Tableware by Ronit Baranga Incorporates Realistic Mouths and Fingers

by Johnny Strategy










Israeli ceramicist Ronit Baranga‘s “body of work” is unsettling, to say the least. Sculpted from clay, realistic fingers emerge from plates while mouths lurk inside cups. The gnarled fingers and lips seem poised for action. We would most certainly hesitate before using any of these for fear of being bitten.

The mouth is an interesting element for ceramic tableware as its main purpose, at least conventionally, has been to carry food and drink until it reaches the mouth. “I chose to deal with ‘mouth’ as a metaphoric connotation to a border gate,” said Baranga in an interview late last year. “A border between the inner body and the external environment surrounding it.”

Ronit Baranga’s curious works, which blur the border between living and still, were most recently part of the two group exhibitions at Bet-Binyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center in Tel-Aviv. (via I Need A Guide)

15 Jan 22:14

Barbarian Bar Tool, A Nine-in-One Multipurpose Home Mixology Tool That Includes a Working Juice Press

by Lori Dorn

The Barbarian by Barbarian Bar Tools is a nine-in-one multipurpose mixology tool that is shaped as a working juice press and includes a jigger, zester, channel knife, bottle opener, citrus knife, one-inch knife, can lance, corkscrew, and lever. Another tool they offer is called the SIMPLE Tool, which is a “slim design of stainless steel incorporating 5 different tools: a channel knife, zester, can lance, can tab lifter and a bottle opener.” Founder JC Davis is currently raising funds through Kickstarter in order to bring the Barbarian Tools to market.

Both of our SIGNATURE tools are stylish in design and look timeless on any bar while also fitting easily into a drawer, eliminating clutter and time spent searching for your favorite tool. Stylish, functional, and space-saving, the Barbarian Bar Tools collection is exactly what you have always needed. …Right now our focus is getting these tools to our customers, and we need your help. The Simple Tool is complete and is being packaged – estimated delivery: February 2015. The Barbarian manufacturing has begun and will be available for shipping April 2015. Money raised from this campaign will go toward the order and shipment of the Barbarian multi-use juicer.

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Barbarian Tools

images via Barbarian Bar Tools

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

31 Jan 00:40

"A scorpion's anus is at the end of its tail.

by Robbie Gonzalez

"A scorpion's anus is at the end of its tail. If the tail breaks off, the scorpion can never poo again." – Ed Yong, describing a newly documented case of autotomy (i.e. self-amputation) in scorpions. If talk of collateral anus amputation doesn't make you want to read about scorpion tails, what the hell are you even doing on the Internet?


02 Feb 20:26

tzaris:When I’m at a party surrounded by people I don’t know,...


When I’m at a party surrounded by people I don’t know, and my friend disappeared

that comment ^ describes a lot of us doesn’t it.

16 Jan 18:54

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30 Jan 17:49

A Simple Way to Make Doughnut-Waffle Hybrid Krispy Kreme Waffles

by Rebecca Escamilla

Krispy Kreme Waffles

Amy Erickson of Oh Bite It came up with an incredibly simple way to unite doughnuts and waffles into a stack of a sweet, sweet excess in her recipe for Krisy Kreme waffles. The waffles are made by gently placing glazed doughnuts from popular doughnut chain Krispy Kreme in a standard waffle iron, removing them when warm and toasted, then topping with butter and syrup.

The stack of four pictured above packs a whopping 760 calories according to Krispy Kreme’s nutritional data–or a little over 800 calories when adding a pat of butter and a tablespoon of maple syrup. For more efficient doughnut-waffle hybrids, the syrup step can be skipped by swapping Krispy Kreme maple-glazed doughnuts for the plain-glazed variety.

Krispy Kreme Waffles

Krispy Kreme Waffles

Krispy Kreme Waffles

Krispy Kreme Waffles

images via Oh Bite It

via Foodiggety

28 Jan 07:59



30 Jan 21:11

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a short story