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Ah Seattle, land of the Cascade and Olympic mountains, home to Microsoft, Starbucks, the Space Needle and hot tub boats… wait… say what?? That’s right, here in Seattle there is a new company which is designing and building a fleet of Hot Tub boats for your cruising and soaking pleasure. Picture yourself and five other beautiful people (because we know you are beautiful) cruising on Lake Union, with a view of the Seattle skyline, steering with a joystick like device in your 101 degrees hot tub. Just chilling. [Read more...]
When tragedy strikes our mundane everyday existence, life can seem like it has turned upside down. Whether it be a tornado, earthquake or flood that has struck, it can seem as if the hand of god has swiftly crushed all that we have known and in ways that almost seem surreal, changed our existence and understanding of the world forever. Thomas Doyle’s miniatures give us just that feeling, taking tiny homes and trowing them into a perilous existence which often seems too wild to be true. [Read more...]
They’re radical, exotic, and they come directly from the imaginations of the best engineers and designers in the world. Unfortunately though, most concept cars never see the production line. They are usually so groundbreaking or “futuristic” that mass production is either unfeasible or impossible. Nevertheless, car companies make good use of them in trying to gauge customer reactions, especially to new, radical designs. These are 25 of the world’s coolest concept cars.
The late rapper Tupac Shakur may just be on his way to pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in music history: successfully coming back from the dead. A realistic yet haunting hologram of Tupac graced the stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre this weekend at the Coachella music festival in California, which closed out the first weekend of the massive music festival. Thanks to incredible digital technology, fans got to experience something that hasn’t happened in over 15 years — a live performance by the gangsta rap legend himself, Tupac. [Read more...]
If you have a football game to play Saturday, it’s not too hard to find out what the forecast will look like… just head to one of the many popular weather sites or apps and you’ll see if it’s going to be a perfect day or a mud bath. But, what if that game was in 2 hours? That becomes far more challenging to predict, especially down to your specific location.
Enter Ourcast, a free app launching April 18th, which is designed to accurately predict rain and snow in real-time up to 2-hours in the future. Why just two hours? Instead of focusing on what is easy to find – predicting if it will rain today – the app helps you know if that game, run or wedding in 2 hours is going to require a rain jacket or if your kids should walk to school. It’s just the useful and timely information you need when going outside… and it’s provided by people in your own community. [Read more...]
Swimming is fun and relaxing, however when you add a super cool swimming pool to the equation, it’s bliss. In this list, we will share the 25 most fascinating swimming pools from around the world (some natural and some man-made). Whether you swim for exercise or leisure you are sure to enjoy these breath-taking views. [Read more...]
Ready for some inspiration? So often now, with the world full of young people on the internet, we miss the voices of those who have more life experience under their belt. Alice Herz Sommer is certainly one of these individuals, having lived a long 108 years, surviving the horrors of the holocaust where she lost much of her family, and yet still carries a smile on her face wherever she goes and even continues to play the piano 3 hours a day. What makes this outstanding woman keep such a happy and positive outlook on life? Here she enlightens self-improvement guru Anthony Robbins in an endearing interview sure to motivate and inspire you. [Read more...]
When it comes to the task of creating 3D images of interiors, complete with furniture and a myriad of colors and textures, the job until now has been highly labor intensive. Now, a new system called Matterport is doing that same job in only a matter of minutes, and making it almost as easy as using a point and shoot camera. The devise, based closely on the Xbox Kinect (in fact the prototype was literally this), uses twin lenses on a hand held unit which connects to a laptop. By simply walking around the room and “painting it,” a mass of depth and color information is collected and interpreted into a 3D environment. [Read more...]
The last 112 years have been an avalanche of new discoveries, new advances in our understanding of how the world works and how to harness the energies around us to useful means. How far have we advanced? At the dawn of the 20th century less than 10% of households owned a stove, had access to a telephone or even electricity… and the automobile that dominates society today? It was hardly on the charts. [Read more...]