Self-folding sheets of plastic (using shrinky dinks and an infrared lamp).

Scary ads that use inaudible sound to track you over multiple devices.

Fight Club Chatroulette. Punch strangers via webcam.

Google hastens The Singularity by open sourcing its Artificial Intelligence software.

Locate any 3mx3m square on the planet using 3 words instead of numeric coordinates.

Why self-driving cars must be programmed to kill.

Animations of trippy vintage paperback book covers.

Why we could predict self-driving cars but not women in the workplace.

Ants spookily circling an iPhone when it rings.

Burger King asks McDonald’s to co-create the McWhopper. For one day only, in aid of world peace.

And so it begins. Samsung smart fridge exposes Gmail login details to attackers.

Simple laser-guided drill bit attachment shows you if you’re drilling straight.

Is Google rigging elections?

Chinese textile manufacturers are now outsourcing to the US.

The original Google Street View. From 1907.

Echoborgs: The people possessed by chatbots.

For every grain of sand on Earth, there are 10,000 stars out there. So where are all the aliens?

Nice things happen when you give email addresses to trees.

The typeface that automatically crosses out NSA trigger words as you write them.

Samsung’s ‘see-through’ safety trucks.

Google neural network tries to find objects in images and creates insane hallucinogenic landscapes.

The startup that just puts your bins out. Understandably, people think it’s a parody.

Can’t decide if Channel4’s gif-based news wall is inspired genius or the beginning of the end of civilisation.

Get your drawing etched onto a lunar lander, and maybe even get it traced out on the moon’s surface.

How have I not seen this YouGov Profiler thing before? Seems to work spookily well.

The mother lode of mechanical animations. 1700 videos all done by the same guy.

Amazed that the BB-8 Star Wars robot was done for real and not CGI.

Drone Alone: US Navy not going to bother with manned fighters anymore.

Are you a disruptor?

Company sets its minimum wage for all employees to $70K a year.

The Apple II Watch. A much better idea.

This 3-in-1 Laser/CNC/3D Printer on Kickstarter looks pretty ace.

Handbags that look like cartoon drawings.

Girls shouldn’t have to decide between dresses and dinosaurs.

How to boil an egg. Inside out.

Why more women are choosing to have waterslide births.

Ball pool for adults opens in London.

Amazing maths-inspired 3D printed sculptures shimmy and shake hypnotically.

What famous works of art see from their vantage points.

Nasa produces vintage travel posters for newly discovered planets.

"Finally, you can drinkto solve problems" – the beer that claims to help creative thinking.

Interactive record decks printed onto an album cover.

One for the web design geeks. Clock tells the time using hex colour code.

Strangely mesmerising CGI simulation of a crowd running into a big rotating iron bar. No idea what it’s about.

The dystopian promise of Google Glass is unlikely to be realised, due to lack of interest from pretty much everyone.

Here’s how big that comet is, compared to the size of LA.

You are probably wrong about almost everything.

A levitating building in Covent Garden. From the guy who brought you that house whose face fell off.

Quadcopter lampshade ballet. (no, not three random words).

Anonymous Gods: Faces of statues, automatically blurred by Google Streetview.

New app Cuddlr connects you to strangers. Just for cuddles.

Clever origami folding pushchair goes viral via grainy demo vid. (Seems a little over engineered to me)

Individually hand-crafted functional wooden lightbulb.

Electronic Makeup: Transforming a model’s face with real-time projection mapping.

Microsoft’s cloud gaming system speeds things up by streaming your next action before you even do it.

Knife with little holes makes it easy to spread butter. (I did something similar to grate cheese the other week)

Inside Google’s not-so secret drone-delivery program.

Sharing Faces: Seeing yourself reflected in the image of others.

You can’t hum while holding your nose. And 57 other facts.

1000 little robots self-organise themselves into shapes. Don’t think they’ve written any rude words yet.

The evolution of Amazon’s Kindle in one GIF.

Hyperlapse: Microsoft makes your GoPro movies less boring with super smooth timelapses.

A giant rainbow slinky thing. Dancing.

Instant gratification of physical stuff is the next big Internet thing.

Sprayable microwavable cake in a can.

Sneaky software tracks you online using images, even when you have cookies switched off.

Levi’s boss says you should never wash your jeans.

The blackest material ever. Lets you stare into the abyss all day long.

Donate your skills by the hour to help Cancer charities. (Via @gemmawent)

A drone. Inside a fireworks display.

Girls and science: Isn’t it time we told her she’s pretty brilliant, too?

Realtime map of lightning strikes. Doesn’t seem to let you check that it doesn’t strike twice.

Yo. A new low.

Leading design schools join forces with Google to create an entrepreneurial incubator: Zero to hero in 30 weeks.

Tesla gives away its patents on electric cars. Good job!

Eugene Goostman passes the Turing Test. Wonder if he came up with his own name.

New app uses Fart Power to teach kids about nutrition.

Client feedback on the creation of the Earth.

How football sounds to people who don’t care. You may as well be talking about archaeology.

If computers see your face as a child, will they recognise you when you’re older?


Lab mice react differently to male and female researchers. This calls 1000’s of test results into question.

A raging sea. Indoors.

Google Street View now lets you go back in time.

Powdered alcohol has been approved for sale in the US. Just add water.

Pyro Board: An audio visualizer created from an array of 2,500 flames.

Map shows parts of the US where nobody lives.

Illustrations in the sky between buildings.

Is irony ruining our culture? Who dares to go against the prevailing tone of cynicism?

3D interactive display projected onto a curtain of mist

Celebrities that look like mattresses

1000 years of European border change.

This super-simple Spritz speed-reading system is actually pretty amazing.

Add two vertical lines to an animated gif to give it a great 3D effect.

Regenerative candle forms a new one as it melts. May be burning the candle at both ends?

The bouncy castle that thinks it’s a jungle gym.

Artificial muscle made from twisted plastic. You could have invented it yourself chatting idly on a landline.

Why are time travellers always naked?

Crazy shape-shifting origami wooden blocks.

Hipsters are getting beard transplants. A new low.

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