Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tilting windows are the scariest way to look down from a skyscraper

Holy crap. The John Hancock Tower in Chicago rolled out a snazzy scary new attraction for people who visit the top of the skyscraper: windows that tilt down to give you a better view of the ground beneath you. It’s … Continue reading

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The BBC wants you to join it for ‘the first 24/7’ World Cup

With the greatest footballing show on earth less than a month away, the BBC is looking to whet the British public’s appetite with the promise of “the first 24/7” World Cup. Building on the platform that helped it deliver stellar … Continue reading

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This book sharpens knives, seasons steaks and serves dinner

You could pen a grilling cookbook when promoting a line of kitchenware, or you could make one that actually offered the tools needed to prep a meal. Creative studio JWT Brazil did just that for client Tramontina, constructing Biblia Definitiva … Continue reading

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The Navy’s Huge, Hidden Problem: Barnacles on Ships

It’s a problem as old as sailing itself. Ever since man set out sea, barnacles have been clinging like, well, barnacles to ships, growing into bumpy masses that slows down vessels and wastes fuel. Could the solution to this age-old … Continue reading

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Gawker Monica Lewinsky Has Returned From the Clintons’ Nightmares | Jezebel Seth Rogen on Justin Bie

Gawker Monica Lewinsky Has Returned From the Clintons’ Nightmares | Jezebel Seth Rogen on Justin Bieber: ‘He’s a Bit of a Dick’ | Kotaku Florida Man Wants To Marry His "Porn Filled Apple Computer" | Lifehacker The Best Life Lessons … Continue reading

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Sony Crams 3,700 Blu-Rays’ Worth of Storage in a Single Cassette Tape

Stupid hipster 80s fetishism notwithstanding, cassette tapes don’t get much love. That’s a shame, because magnetic tape is still a surprisingly robust way to back up data. Especially now: Sony just unveiled tape that holds a whopping 148 GB per … Continue reading

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IDC data shows tablet sales slowing but Apple and Samsung still own the market

IDC posted their quarterly numbers of the international tablet market. They’re showing a slight dip in iPad dominance and growth from Samsung. Apple dropped from 40.2% of market share in the first quarter of 2013 to 32.5% in Q1 2014, … Continue reading

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