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  • ‘UNSATISFYING': Series of Animations Capture Life’s Little Frustrations (Video)

    ‘UNSATISFYING': Series of Animations Capture Life’s Little Frustrations (Video)

    We live in a completely chaotic and unfair universe, which is why so many people seize on those little moments of precious satisfaction, like a perfectly cut sandwich or shuffled deck of cards. Parallel Studio has released an animation compilation demonstrating the other, and much more commonplace, side of life, called UNSATISFYING. You’re probably looking […]

  • Hype: An Interactive Video App From the Creators of Vine (Video)

    Hype: An Interactive Video App From the Creators of Vine (Video)

    A few days ago people all across the internet were shocked by the sudden announcement that the mega-popular social media video app Vine was coming to an end. But don’t worry: Some of the founders of Vine are coming back with a new social video app, called, audaciously enough, Hype. Despite the narrative satisfaction of […]

  • Lifeclock One: An ‘Escape from New York’ Smartwatch

    Lifeclock One: An ‘Escape from New York’ Smartwatch

    Snake Plissken: International criminal, flew the Gullfire over Leningrad, president-rescuer-for-hire … style icon? No, the eye patch is not coming back this year, but we do have the next best thing in the form of Lifeclock One, an officially licensed smartwatch meticulously based on the countdown clock Snake wears in John Carpenter’s Escape from New […]

  • Hemmelig Rom: A Secret Library Nestled in New York State Woods

    Hemmelig Rom: A Secret Library Nestled in New York State Woods

    Imagine, if you will, that you’re lost in the woods of New York State, seeking shelter and maybe, possibly, a place to charge up your phone so you can call for help. Now imagine again that instead of an out-of-the-way gas station you find a black cottage loaded with books and a quiet space to […]

  • Cheese Katsu Burger Comes to McDonald’s Japan (Video)

    Cheese Katsu Burger Comes to McDonald’s Japan (Video)

    It’s been a minute since we’ve brought you any additional news from the wild world of Japanese fast food. But the new Cheese Katsu Burger is of interest even if you don’t care about what they do for fast food in Japan, since it represents a novel meld of Eastern and Western fast food traditions. The […]

  • FilmStruck: New Streaming Service for Serious Movie Fans Available Now

    FilmStruck: New Streaming Service for Serious Movie Fans Available Now

    With the rise of internet streaming, there’s never been a better time to be a movie-lover. But while it may seem like there are more movies readily available now than ever before, hardcore cineastes have noticed a dearth of certain kinds of movies—like classics, foreign films, obscure documentaries, auteur deep cuts, and so on. For […]

  • LIFT: A Stand and Case for Your MacBook Pro

    LIFT: A Stand and Case for Your MacBook Pro

    If you’re a MacBook Pro user, it’s possible that you’re interested in taking your computer to the next level, even when it comes to how you lug it around. With LIFT, you can, since it combines elements of a carrying case, bag, and stand, specifically designed for the MacBook and to “go beyond carrying” it. […]