Video Games vs. Real Life [COMIC]

People often poke fun at geeks that need to get out the house more and stop playing so many video games, but sometimes life isn’t that much better. From super sonic travel speeds, to “leveling up,” or just finding some gold on the street here are some of the subtle differences between video games and… Continue reading Video Games vs. Real Life [COMIC]

See the Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. National Geographic received more than 15,500 submissions from talented photographers around the world taken in amazing locations ranging from Brazil to New Zealand. The prize winning photos collected here today show everything from electrifying lightning storms to animals in their… Continue reading See the Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Silent Symmetry: 8 Black and White Landscape Photos

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but these dreamlike photos are more likely to leave you speechlessly in awe. Pierre Pellegrini is an amateur photographer from Switzerland who specializes in long exposure and black & white photography. His work focuses on natural, clutter-free environments that often include fading landscape horizons and creative… Continue reading Silent Symmetry: 8 Black and White Landscape Photos

Would You Like Some Google with Your Frap? Faster Wi-Fi is on the Way to All 7,000 U.S. Starbucks Stores

Google has announced that it will soon bring free and faster Wi-Fi connections to all 7,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the U.S. Beginning in August, Starbucks stores will convert to Google’s network, enabling connections up to 10 times faster or, in Google Fiber locations, up to 100 times faster than before. The conversion process will… Continue reading Would You Like Some Google with Your Frap? Faster Wi-Fi is on the Way to All 7,000 U.S. Starbucks Stores

The State of Apple [COMIC]

Sure, a number of “Apple is doomed” stories have surfaced recently, but it can be hard to tell sensational journalism apart from accurate critical commentary. So what is the real status of the tech giant? While Apple iOS appears to be losing market share to Android, Apple execs can still enjoy a few laughs at… Continue reading The State of Apple [COMIC]

The Animated History of Western Architecture and Design [6-Part Video Series]

Do you fancy yourself as a new age modernist or is your house a little more minimalistic or Bauhaus? I’ve always been fascinated by different architecture and have been looking to learn more about its many origins. To the rescue comes this new Design in a Nutshell series, a 6-part animation presenting the entire history… Continue reading The Animated History of Western Architecture and Design [6-Part Video Series]

New Google Maps for Android Features Traffic Reports, Zagat Ratings and a Fail for Offline Maps

Google has announced an updated Maps app that has some nifty features and a special version for Android tablets and the iPad. Built on the design introduced for iPhone in December, the new Google Maps sports detailed traffic reports, location suggestions, Zagat reviews, and integrated Google Offers. But as new things come, old things must… Continue reading New Google Maps for Android Features Traffic Reports, Zagat Ratings and a Fail for Offline Maps

Earth Overview: 13 Space Pictures of the Month

Are you a space junkie or often find yourself in awe staring at an overview shot from above the mighty Earth? The overview effect is a spiritual-like feeling that comes over space dwelling astronauts the moment they see the whole planet for the first time from space. The image delivers the realization that the world… Continue reading Earth Overview: 13 Space Pictures of the Month