Let me dream.

rhamphotheca:

Ditch the Mortgage Payment and Go Live in a Tree

Like other tiny homes, treehouses can mean less waste and less consumption.

By Andri Antoniades

Need a little escape? No worries—take your anxiety right up a tree.

Tiny houses are increasing in popularity as a growing number of people are forgoing the bloated McMansion in favor of efficient, streamlined lifestyles. Not only are these smaller abodes more cost efficient, they can also be far more energy efficient than regular homes, including many small apartments.

While most tiny houses are planted firmly on the ground, these tiny treehouses have the added benefit of height. Some are unique for their design aesthetics, others because they’re made entirely with repurposed and reclaimed materials…

(read more: TakePart.org)

(images: T - Free Spirit Spheres; BL - Treehouse By Design; BR - Joel Allen)

albotas:

Pong is Reborn with 8-Person Multiplayer
Art group SuperUber, which seeks to combine technology and art, rolled out a new exhibit which focuses on the simplicity of Pong matched with the joy and interaction of multiplayer.
Superpong gives each player a dial which controls a row of paddles. The ball then travels between the rows. This is fairly simple but would obviously get pretty competitive.
This raises an interesting question. With the resurgence of popular retro games and the growth of arcade-style bars, could we see a rebirth of the arcade scene based around simple game concepts that focus on interaction?
Watch the game in action:

SuperPong from Lucas Werthein on Vimeo.
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albotas:

Pong is Reborn with 8-Person Multiplayer

Art group SuperUber, which seeks to combine technology and art, rolled out a new exhibit which focuses on the simplicity of Pong matched with the joy and interaction of multiplayer.

Superpong gives each player a dial which controls a row of paddles. The ball then travels between the rows. This is fairly simple but would obviously get pretty competitive.

This raises an interesting question. With the resurgence of popular retro games and the growth of arcade-style bars, could we see a rebirth of the arcade scene based around simple game concepts that focus on interaction?

Watch the game in action:

SuperPong from Lucas Werthein on Vimeo.

Check It: More Gaming From Albotas
Buy It: Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter
creepicrawlies:

LOL ~ Rex

usatoday:

Hasbro says it will begin selling gender-neutral Easy-Bake ovens after meeting with a 13-year-old New Jersey girl who had campaigned for them.

McKenna Pope, of Garfield, N.J., got more than 40,000 signatures on her online petition at Change.org. 

She began her campaign after finding only pink or purple Easy-Bake ovens. She wanted to buy ovens in other colors as a Christmas gift for her four-year-old brother, Gavyn Boscio.

McKenna said Hasbro is doing everything she wanted, including featuring boys in ads for the toy. “They really met most or even all of what I wanted them to do, and they really amazed me,” she said, adding that her brother Gavyn thought the new design was “awesome.”

Never doubt the ability of 13-year-old girls to change the world. 

Rad.

(via coolchicksfromhistory)

hypervocal:

Ha! The most easily scared man in the world. Great GIF here.

Haha.

smarterplanet:

In Eye Control, A Promise To Let Your Tablet Go Hands-Free : All Tech Considered : NPR
The open-source software produced by the Gaze Group uses infrared light to track the pupils of users’ eyes, allowing them to control the cursor on a mobile or desktop computer.


So looking at an ad will now cause a pop-up, great.

smarterplanet:

In Eye Control, A Promise To Let Your Tablet Go Hands-Free : All Tech Considered : NPR

The open-source software produced by the Gaze Group uses infrared light to track the pupils of users’ eyes, allowing them to control the cursor on a mobile or desktop computer.

So looking at an ad will now cause a pop-up, great.

(via emergentfutures)

techspotlight:

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has hit back at US politicians who labelled it a security threat. A senior executive told the BBC that Huawei should not be treated unfairly just because it was Chinese. In October the United States House Intelligence Committee warned US companies against dealing with Huawei and another Chinese telecoms firm, ZTE. A report by the committee asked whether the firms were too close to China’s Communist Party and its military. It also suggested their products and services could pose a long-term security threat to the United States.

I gotta look these companies up.

8bitfuture:

Flash memory survives 100 Million Cycles.
Flash memory is currently used in solid-state drives, USB drives, or increasingly in server farms, but it starts to wear out after about 10,000 cycles of being programmed and erased.
Now a team of engineers from Macronix is planning to unveil a technology which has been shown to be able to withstand “at least” 100 Million cycles. They say at least because it will take several months to run it up to 1 billion cycles, and even then it may just keep going, with one researcher saying “We do not know what would eventually cause the device to fail, since we have not seen the end-of-life signals yet”.
The technique involves storing bits of data in a material called chalcogenide glass, which is currently used in PCRAM. That glass normally wears out over time, but by including tiny onboard heaters to bring the glass up to melting point, it was able to self-heal and be used indefinitely. The amount of power required for heating wasn’t disclosed but the team says “It’s not going to drain your cellphone battery”. The technique also allows for faster erasing of data.

8bitfuture:

Flash memory survives 100 Million Cycles.

Flash memory is currently used in solid-state drives, USB drives, or increasingly in server farms, but it starts to wear out after about 10,000 cycles of being programmed and erased.

Now a team of engineers from Macronix is planning to unveil a technology which has been shown to be able to withstand “at least” 100 Million cycles. They say at least because it will take several months to run it up to 1 billion cycles, and even then it may just keep going, with one researcher saying “We do not know what would eventually cause the device to fail, since we have not seen the end-of-life signals yet”.

The technique involves storing bits of data in a material called chalcogenide glass, which is currently used in PCRAM. That glass normally wears out over time, but by including tiny onboard heaters to bring the glass up to melting point, it was able to self-heal and be used indefinitely. The amount of power required for heating wasn’t disclosed but the team says “It’s not going to drain your cellphone battery”. The technique also allows for faster erasing of data.

(Source: spectrum.ieee.org, via 8bitfuture)

A guy with a beard and a lisp makes videos mainly in his living room.  It’s so much better than that sounds.

"Repetition, broadly construed, is in everything. It’s in our breath, and our pulse. It’s sunrise, sunset. It’s spring summer fall winter. The tides, cell division. Bad habits, and good ones. The daily grind. Annoyingly repetitive thoughts. It’s in music, art, dance, architecture. Religion, history. Doodling, nail-biting, toe-tapping, smoking. Menstruation, masturbation, sex. Rhythm is repetition. Rhyme is repetition."

Elizabeth Giddens on the value of repetition (via wnycradiolab)

(via wnycradiolab)