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29 Apr 11:24

lake|flato architects constructs vertical lakeside retreat above treeline in texas

by natasha kwok I designboom

set on a steep hillside overlooking the lake, residents are constantly immersed with their surroundings using balconies, terraces and expansive windows.

The post lake|flato architects constructs vertical lakeside retreat above treeline in texas appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

29 Apr 13:26

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Laurent Rosset Turn Landscapes into Giant Waves

by Christopher Jobson

Sky flat 1

Architect and digital artist Laurent Rosset creates sweeping photographic landscapes the seem to curl upward into infinity like an enormous wave that obliterates the sky. Rosset uses much of his own photography to create each image and enjoys discovering how even slight manipulations can vastly change the composition or meaning of a photograph. You can see more of his work on Instagram, and if you liked this also check out Aydin Buyuktas. (via Colossal Submissions)


Sea of clouds

way back

Sky flat 2

Sky flat 3

Ground is the line from where we can fly


29 Apr 14:00

Japan's most powerful X-ray satellite is dead

by Mariella Moon
Cooper Griggs


JAXA has given up trying to rescue its doomed X-ray satellite. The Japanese space agency has announced that it's discontinuing Hitomi's operations. Previously known as Astro-H, the x-ray observatory was designed to study black holes, galaxy clusters...
29 Apr 15:24

Splish Splash #washingtondc #usa #libraryofcongress #fountain...

A video posted by Cooper Griggs (@coopergriggs) on

Splish Splash
#washingtondc #usa #libraryofcongress #fountain #waterfountain (at The Library of Congress)

29 Apr 16:19

Netflix is giving the Punisher his own show

by Billy Steele
Shortly after The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal was tapped as the Punisher in season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil series, rumors circulated that the character would get its own show. Well, a few weeks after his debut, Netflix made the spin-off official....
28 Apr 17:43

it was all worth it

it was all worth it

28 Apr 23:02

fuckyeahdementia: [via]

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28 Apr 19:56

Facebook: 60 percent of government requests come with gag order

by Nicole Lee
In a biannual transparency report, Facebook has revealed that 60 percent of the data requests it gets from world governments includes a gag order. That means they include non-disclosure directives that prevent the company from telling the user about...
28 Apr 17:40

4gifs: Bunny birb. [video]


Bunny birb. [video]

28 Apr 22:21

Uber affirms tipping drivers 'is not expected or required'

by Edgar Alvarez
In most parts of the world, tipping for certain services has been a long-standing tradition. Still, Uber made sure that was never the case between its riders and drivers, unless a yellow taxi was involved. But after a recent $100 million class-action...
28 Apr 09:35

Uber tests stricter waiting time charges for late passengers

by Mat Smith
Cooper Griggs

We'll just use Lyft then.

If you're not showing up for your Uber, you might get charged sooner than you think. The company is trialling fees if you keep your driver waiting more than two minutes after they arrive at the pickup spot. The waiting period was previously five minu...
28 Apr 11:34

BBC and Netflix team up to remake 'Watership Down'

by Daniel Cooper
Cooper Griggs


The BBC and Netflix have teamed up to produce a new version of Richard Adams' seminal children's novel, Watership Down. The pair will "reinterpret" the story into a four-part animated mini series that'll air in 2017 on the BBC in the UK and globally...
28 Apr 12:41

UK government says BA plane strike probably wasn't a drone

by Nick Summers
Reports of a drone hitting a plane at Heathrow Airport may have been inaccurate. Responding to MP questions in the House of Commons, transport secretary Patrick McLouglin said: "The incident which was reported on the 17th of April, it's now thought t...
28 Apr 16:14

tastefullyoffensive: (via JLoad)

28 Apr 17:24

Google and Fiat Chrysler are reportedly partnering on autonomous cars

by Nathan Ingraham
Google parent company Alphabet has been on the lookout for established automakers to help its self-driving car initiative for some time now, and it looks like the company is close to announcing a major new partnership. First reported by auto blog Aut...
28 Apr 05:58

Email privacy bill passes Congress with flying colors

by Mariella Moon
Authorities might soon be required to get a search warrant if they want providers like Gmail to hand over your emails, even if they're older than 180 days. The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Email Privacy Act, which updates th...
27 Apr 21:19

Airport Worker Destroys Jet After Getting Fired

by (Dan Evon)
Cooper Griggs


A video of an excavator destroying a plane was circulated along with the claim that the act was carried out by a disgruntled employee.
28 Apr 00:03

Cop accused of peeping on breastfeeding mom via iPhone app

by David Lumb
Cooper Griggs

classic abuse of power

Remote video capture is cool technology, but in the wrong hands it's ripe for abuse -- especially if the wrong people end up with your device-linked smartphone. A lawsuit filed on Tuesday accused a police officer from Hazel Park, MI allegedly of usin...
27 Apr 19:17

Web 0.0

“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy

“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy

“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy

“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy

“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy

“Web 0.0” a project by Biancoshock in Civitacampomarano, Italy

Web 0.0

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Cooper Griggs

me. almost every night.

27 Apr 01:06

Woman Arrested for Defecating on Supervisor's Desk After Winning Lottery

by (Dan Evon)
Cooper Griggs

makes for a good story though

A story about a woman leaving a "goodbye gift" on her boss's desk after winning the lottery came from a fake news web site.
27 Apr 09:45

Formula E is getting electric trucks from the creator of Roborace

by Mat Smith
Electric truck firm Charge will supply Formula E with several electric trucks, it revealed at last weekend's race in Paris. The trucks will help shuttle equipment around the track. Interestingly, the CEO of Charge is also the CEO of Roborace, a forth...
27 Apr 11:37

Volvo will test self-driving cars on the public next year

by Jamie Rigg
Volvo has been working on its autonomous vehicle program for several years now, but there's only so much you can learn from testing tech in controlled conditions. While the company has run trials on public roads before, it's now planning to take engi...
27 Apr 14:40

Watch the first full trailer for Oliver Stone's Snowden biopic

by Nick Summers
Cooper Griggs

Nicolas Cage? *GROAN*
I still want to see it.

Less than three years after Edward Snowden left the National Security Agency (NSA) and leaked thousands of classified documents, we're getting our first theatrical depiction of his actions. Following a brief teaser last year, we've now got a full Sno...
27 Apr 15:39

Beautiful images could lead to quieter supersonic jets

by Aaron Souppouris
Cooper Griggs

Bucket list item: to fly at Mach 1 or higher

Researchers have been looking for the key to quieter supersonic transport for years. And if you've ever heard a sonic boom, you'll know why it's an important problem to solve. While it's impossible to eradicate that noise -- anything breaking the so...
27 Apr 16:42

SpaceX wants to land on Mars as early as 2018

by Jon Fingas
SpaceX was already pretty ambitious when it signaled plans to send a Dragon capsule to Mars, but the originally hoped-for 2022 launch was apparently not quick enough. The company has announced plans to send an unmanned Dragon to Mars "as soon as" 20...
27 Apr 18:00

Intel hopes USB-C will replace the headphone jack

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs

Bad idea for consumers me thinks.

That recent trend of gadgets ditching the headphone jack in favor of thinner, more advanced ports? Like it or not, it's going to continue for a while yet. Intel is proposing that companies use expanded USB-C audio support to "eliminate" 3.5mm audio o...