Let there be light. And if it can't be light from the sun, let it be light from a giant LED orb.
Visual artists Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad -- who, living in Norway, know from dark, sunless days -- decided to bring the sun to places that don't see much of it during winter. They created a light sculpture full of LEDs, suspended it from a hanger above a flatbed trailer pulled by a truck, and drove it through Norway, filming onlookers' reactions (spoiler alert: it made people very happy).
I quit you, basic black. And garish gray. When it comes to consumer electronics of every stripe, I want a splash of color.
If you feel the same way, and you're in the market for a new desktop-minded PC, and you're not in a huge rush, today might just be your lucky deal-day: Ending at midnight, and while supplies last, 1Sale has the refurbished HP Pavilion g7-2378nr 17.3-inch laptop for $399.99 shipped.
Update: A couple eagle-eyed readers pointed out that Best Buy has a similar model, new, for the same price. However, it has a smaller … Read more
It's hard being a paper plane.
Life can be short and brutal.
You're often blown off course. People can dismiss you as trivial. You're easily crushed.
In fact, some hotels treat people the same way -- and charge them a fortune for the privilege.
So along comes AirBnB with a TV ad that turns the life of a paper plane into a drama of quite epic scale and scope.
I've made no secret of my love of ultrabooks, which borrow (read: steal) from MacBook Airs in offering ultra-thin, ultra-light designs. My Samsung Series 9, for example, is my single favorite laptop ever.
Alas, it's tough to find one of these svelte systems for under $600. But you can today, if you're willing to make a couple compromises. While supplies last, Groupon has the refurbished Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 13.3-inch ultrabook for $329.99 shipped. This model had a list price of around $650 when it debuted last November.
Let me note right up front that Acer … Read more
An upcoming 75-minute special called "The Day of the Doctor" celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic sci-fi television program "Doctor Who." While the special show isn't anything new, a mint poster that debuted Thursday should re-illuminate your sonic screwdriver.
In case you're unaware, the anniversary spin-off stars outgoing Doctor Matt Smith; his predecessor (and tenth Doctor) David Tennant; and David Bradley, who plays the first Doctor -- a role originally portrayed by the late William Hartnell. Seasoned actor John Hurt, as well as Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper, round out the prominent cast. … Read more
One would think David Bowie, aka Major Tom, would be the first rocker to explore outer space. But, Boomtown Rats frontman and Live Aid mastermind Bob Geldof has beat him to it.
"Being the first Irishman in space is not only a fantastic honor but pretty mind-blowing...The First Rock Astronaut -- Space Rat! Elvis may have left the building but Bob Geldof will have left the planet! Wild!" said Geldof, … Read more
Your carry-on luggage and electronics are already intimately familiar with airport X-ray machines. But just when you thought wait times couldn't get any longer, they may one day be subjected to another check: bomb-detecting lasers.
Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a low-energy laser that can pick up minute amounts of chemical explosives on luggage and clothing.
Doubtless we would all love to see raygun-wielding TSA staff, but the bomb-detecting light would probably be used in a conveyor-belt system. … Read more
We're one step closer to being able to cruise at 2,500 mph and experience five minutes of weightlessness 364,000 feet above the Earth -- if you happen to have a quarter of a million dollars lying around, that is.
It may not have as cutting-edge a name as Elon Musk and SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, but Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (SS2) is the real deal, and it successfully sailed Thursday to supersonic speeds with the aid of a rocket engine for the second time.
"We couldn't be more delighted to have another major supersonic milestone … Read more
Two-hour jaunt or cross-country flight, time without Internet is an exercise of self-control not everyone is willing to flirt with. Call it obsessed or call it nomophobia, we want our Web access -- even at 30,000 feet.
According to a recent study by Routehappy, a flight search site, in-flight Wi-Fi is now available on 38 percent of US domestic flights, with Delta as the leading Wi-Fi provider. And thanks to current FAA initiatives and ongoing Wi-Fi installations, that number is only expected to grow.
It's an exciting trend for Web addicts, but frequent fliers will quickly tell you: … Read more