This ambitious U-shaped skyscraper could soon loop over NYC

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This spectacular U-shaped concept skyscraper from Oiio studio could be built in New York City. Read more…

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This spectacular U-shaped concept skyscraper from Oiio studio could be built in New York City. Read more…

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Weekly Roundup: Apple acquires Workflow, Uber loses its president

 This week, Apple and Amazon both made big acquisitions, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal broadband privacy rules created by Obama’s FCC and Uber lost its president. These are the top tech headlines from this week, plus some good long-form weekend reads. You can also receive this post as a weekly newsletter in your inbox, if you’d like.  1. Apple acquired Workflow, a tool that… Read More

 This week, Apple and Amazon both made big acquisitions, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal broadband privacy rules created by Obama’s FCC and Uber lost its president. These are the top tech headlines from this week, plus some good long-form weekend reads. You can also receive this post as a weekly newsletter in your inbox, if you’d like.  1. Apple acquired Workflow, a tool that… Read More

Scott Weaver’s incredible toothpick sculptures

By day, Scott Weaver is a grocery store clerk. When he’s not working, he’s making elaborate sculptures out of toothpicks and Elmer’s Glue. His tool is a nail clipper. His largest work is called “Rolling Through the Bay.” It’s a 9-foot sculpture of San Francisco. You drop a marble in it at the top, and it will take a rolling tour through Coit Tower, Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, and other landmarks. It took him over 3,000 hours over a 30-year-year period to make it, and it has 105,387 and 1/2 toothpicks.

I saw Scott’s work at Maker Faire a few years ago, and it has stuck with me ever since. This video is part of an excellent series called “Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Made.”

By day, Scott Weaver is a grocery store clerk. When he’s not working, he’s making elaborate sculptures out of toothpicks and Elmer’s Glue. His tool is a nail clipper. His largest work is called “Rolling Through the Bay.” It’s a 9-foot sculpture of San Francisco. You drop a marble in it at the top, and it will take a rolling tour through Coit Tower, Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, and other landmarks. It took him over 3,000 hours over a 30-year-year period to make it, and it has 105,387 and 1/2 toothpicks.

I saw Scott’s work at Maker Faire a few years ago, and it has stuck with me ever since. This video is part of an excellent series called “Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Made.”

What to do about those ‘government-backed attack’ warnings from Google

 TOTALLY PANIC. Just kidding; please don’t do that. Google regularly issues warnings to people whose accounts are or have been targeted by state-sponsored attackers, and every time it does, users get really nervous that their emails are going to wind up on Wikileaks. Don’t freak out if you get one of these notices — it doesn’t necessarily mean that your account has… Read More

 TOTALLY PANIC. Just kidding; please don’t do that. Google regularly issues warnings to people whose accounts are or have been targeted by state-sponsored attackers, and every time it does, users get really nervous that their emails are going to wind up on Wikileaks. Don’t freak out if you get one of these notices — it doesn’t necessarily mean that your account has… Read More

We got our hands on the new red limited-edition iPhone 7 Plus

 Earlier this week, Apple announced a red version of its iPhone to support HIV/AIDS charity (RED). This is the first time that Apple has supported the charity through its flagship phone. The phone was made available today in select countries, and we got our hands on one. Take a look at our pics from this limited-edition Apple phone. Read More

 Earlier this week, Apple announced a red version of its iPhone to support HIV/AIDS charity (RED). This is the first time that Apple has supported the charity through its flagship phone. The phone was made available today in select countries, and we got our hands on one. Take a look at our pics from this limited-edition Apple phone. Read More

CubeFit TerraMat hides under your standing desk to give your feet a rest

 Back before humans invented chairs we humans stood a lot. Now, almost 100 years later, we tend to sit. However, some people still stand. For those people there is the TerraMat. The TerraMat is like a cat toy for you feet. It features a number of little bumps and ridges designed to let you stretch, exercise and massage your feet while you’re standing. It was created by two… Read More

 Back before humans invented chairs we humans stood a lot. Now, almost 100 years later, we tend to sit. However, some people still stand. For those people there is the TerraMat. The TerraMat is like a cat toy for you feet. It features a number of little bumps and ridges designed to let you stretch, exercise and massage your feet while you’re standing. It was created by two… Read More

Don’t fall for this Siri ‘challenge’ from your terrible Twitter friends

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Please, everyone: don’t ever, EVER just blindly follow directions from randos you follow on Twitter.

Certain groups on the social network (read: teens) have tweeted this month to encourage followers with iPhones to give Siri a simple numerical command, “108,” and wait to see what happens next. 

It’s presented as yet another mindless Siri trick, but it’s much more serious than that. Instead of just telling a stupid joke or, as one person claimed, unlocking a mini-Biebs show, Siri will initiate a call to the nearest Emergency Services. If you’re not ready for it, you might not be able to cancel the call.  Read more…

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Please, everyone: don’t ever, EVER just blindly follow directions from randos you follow on Twitter.

Certain groups on the social network (read: teens) have tweeted this month to encourage followers with iPhones to give Siri a simple numerical command, “108,” and wait to see what happens next. 

It’s presented as yet another mindless Siri trick, but it’s much more serious than that. Instead of just telling a stupid joke or, as one person claimed, unlocking a mini-Biebs show, Siri will initiate a call to the nearest Emergency Services. If you’re not ready for it, you might not be able to cancel the call.  Read more…

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Trumpcare might be gone but the internet is memeing it to death just in case

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, as you may know, has frothed at the mouth over passing a bill to repeal and/or replace Obamacare for as long as much of the American public can remember. 

Republicans failed to muster enough unity for a vote on that dream on Friday — the second such failure in as many days — and as you may know, the internet is where failed dreams go to be memed.

I’ll let said memes do the rest of the talking. 

I’m just a bill, 🎵
Yes, I’m only a bill🎵
and I’m sittin’ here on-
OH MY GODnoOO0MAKE IT STOP!!!!! pic.twitter.com/bHIwD2LZYx

— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) March 24, 2017 Read more…

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, as you may know, has frothed at the mouth over passing a bill to repeal and/or replace Obamacare for as long as much of the American public can remember. 

Republicans failed to muster enough unity for a vote on that dream on Friday — the second such failure in as many days — and as you may know, the internet is where failed dreams go to be memed.

I’ll let said memes do the rest of the talking. 

I’m just a bill, 🎵
Yes, I’m only a bill🎵
and I’m sittin’ here on-
OH MY GODnoOO0MAKE IT STOP!!!!! pic.twitter.com/bHIwD2LZYx

— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) March 24, 2017 Read more…

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Behold the newest food trend is a sushi donut

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‘Pokee NYC’ is selling sushi donuts and they’re as delicious as they sound. They make only 12-18 daily, so snagging one could be your catch of the day. Read more…

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‘Pokee NYC’ is selling sushi donuts and they’re as delicious as they sound. They make only 12-18 daily, so snagging one could be your catch of the day. Read more…

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Pete Souza joins chorus gloating over Trumpcare failure with epic Instagram

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The schadenfreude online when Trumpcare collapsed for a second time was deafening. However, amid all the resurfaced Trump tweets and Art of the Deal jokes one troll stood out once again.

Pete Souza, Obama’s official White House photographer, added another Instagram post to his mammoth shade collection against Trump after the news broke Friday.

This time, Souza shared a photo of Obama and Mike Pence from 2010 — and the caption was devastating.

“Before voting on the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama met with many members of Congress on both side of the aisle over the course of many months,” he wrote. “This picture was taken at the end of a multiple hours-long meeting with the entire Republican House caucus in which he responded to dozens of questions and critiques. It was carried live on cable TV.” Read more…

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The schadenfreude online when Trumpcare collapsed for a second time was deafening. However, amid all the resurfaced Trump tweets and Art of the Deal jokes one troll stood out once again.

Pete Souza, Obama’s official White House photographer, added another Instagram post to his mammoth shade collection against Trump after the news broke Friday.

This time, Souza shared a photo of Obama and Mike Pence from 2010 — and the caption was devastating.

“Before voting on the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama met with many members of Congress on both side of the aisle over the course of many months,” he wrote. “This picture was taken at the end of a multiple hours-long meeting with the entire Republican House caucus in which he responded to dozens of questions and critiques. It was carried live on cable TV.” Read more…

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