Social media apps are doing an amazing job keeping us connected with friends all over the world, but it’s not easy to keep track of every feed, and sometimes we end up missing the opportunity to meet up with a friend who’s just a skip, hop, or jump away. Banjo is an app for iPhone and Android that connects all of your social sites (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Gowalla, etc.) and only sends you notifications when a friend is nearby (in the mile radius you’ve selected). [Read more...]
For many kids, a treehouse is a time honored tradition of growing up. Making rules as to who is allowed up in the tree perch is just one part of the fantasy land where they get to live… a land like the cartoons or movies, full of magical imaginations running wild. Even as adults, the idea of a peaceful getaway in the canopy of a lush forest is an appealing departure from the concrete that surrounds life in towns and cities. This unusual tent-like treehouse, looking a lot like something friendly Ewoks would have relaxed in during Return of the Jedi, is the perfect example of one of these magical, childlike places. [Read more...]
Good battery life is becoming an increasing concern for smartphone owners: a working phone = happiness. So many of our everyday functions are now conducted with the swipe of a finger. Tasks like shopping, paying bills, playing games, creating music and interacting with friends are now normal things to do on a smartphone… and those are just a few of the things you lose when your battery goes dead. A recent survey done by SwiftKey shows that out of 23,000 smartphone users surveyed, 59 percent of those looking to buy a new smartphone thought good battery life was essential. Just how important was that? Only 32 percent of the group said price was an essential decision maker. [Read more...]
From Michael Keaton meeting Michael Keaton, meeting Michael Keaton in the film Multiplicity, to our recent post on the surreal photography of Kevin Corrado, we’re getting used to seeing people repeated in film. It’s often as simple as cut and paste, so when New Yorkers were recently confronted with the “effect” right before their eyes, what looked like something out of a movie became a confusing, mind bending reality.
Improv Everywhere, legends of the flash mob and a staple surprise attraction of New York City, recently outdid themselves by filling a small city park with eight sets of identical quadruplets. The sets where stylishly dressed alike and sent out to interact with unsuspecting passerby, giving witnesses plenty of reason for some unbelieving double-takes. [Read more...]