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  • ‘Double Elvis (Ferus Type)’ by Andy Warhol to Sell for $30M

    ‘Double Elvis (Ferus Type)’ by Andy Warhol to Sell for $30M

    In the art world, pictures of Elvis are among the least respected, but Andy Warhol had and continues to have a knack for making the disreputable extremely reputable among art collectors and admirers. Take, for example, his life-sized portrait of the King of Rock and Roll in full Rio Bravo mode (but actually from a publicity shot […]

  • Songwriters Fonts: The Handwriting of Famous Songwriters, Now Downloadable

    Songwriters Fonts: The Handwriting of Famous Songwriters, Now Downloadable

    An underrated but still crucial part of the art of songwriting is the actual physical process of writing lyrics down on paper. Today this probably happens on computers and smartphones, but back in the day(s) famous songwriters like Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon, and so on wrote what would become generation-defining lyrics in their […]

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries Being Tested in Boston

    Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries Being Tested in Boston

    Finally, an easy and convenient way to enjoy donuts. On its home turf in Boston, MA, Dunkin’ Donuts is reported to be testing out an unholy hybrid of its signature donuts and French fries: Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries. The cinnamon-dusted Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries, which unless you’re in Boston you unfortunately can’t run out and […]

  • Credit Card Chess Set by Innovo

    Credit Card Chess Set by Innovo

    All you really need to play chess is a grid and 32 pieces, which means there’s plenty of room for innovation in the field of chess sets. The people at Innovo have opted to go for miniaturization, for a piece they say is “arguably the world’s smallest commercial chess set.” It’s known, in order to […]

  • Aurora Station: An “Affordable” Space Resort from Orion Span

    Aurora Station: An “Affordable” Space Resort from Orion Span

    Orion Span is rushing into the space tourism field to fill the market vacuum of people who want to travel into space, but don’t want to spend the $20 million to $40 million it costs now to travel to the International Space Station. Aurora Station is the “affordable” alternative, priced at around $9.5 million for an […]

  • AlterEgo: Control Devices with Silent Speech (Video)

    AlterEgo: Control Devices with Silent Speech (Video)

    You heard it here first, folks: The future belongs to people who talk to themselves. MIT researchers have developed a device that allows users to control devices through subvocalization. It’s called AlterEgo, and it could be a game-changer for how humans interface with technology. Here’s how it works: “AlterEgo is a wearable system that allows a […]

  • ‘Spyro: Reignited Trilogy’ Coming to Multiple Platforms (Trailer)

    ‘Spyro: Reignited Trilogy’ Coming to Multiple Platforms (Trailer)

    That lovable purple dragon we all know and love, Spyro, is coming back to PlayStation and Xbox consoles next month, in remastered and upgraded versions of his first three adventures — that would be Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon — in honor of the 20th anniversary of the franchise. And […]

  • NASA X-Plane Concept: Sonic Thumps Instead of Booms (Video)

    NASA X-Plane Concept: Sonic Thumps Instead of Booms (Video)

    I grew up in the suburbs at least an hour’s drive from the nearest international airport, so I guess I have a tendency to underrate the effect sonic booms had on the populace below. But they are a major reason that the Concorde ended up being shuttered, and now NASA is working on a plane […]

  • ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Trailer (Video)

    ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Trailer (Video)

    Filmmaker Terry Gilliam recently gave a disastrous interview essentially defending sexual predators, but that’s probably only the fourth or fifth biggest disaster ever to befall his latest project, a feature film adaptation of the classic novel Don Quixote that’s been in the works in one form or another for two decades. Now, we have a trailer for The […]