Archive for May 21st, 2010

Google TV coming this fall

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diTpeYoqAhc][YouTube - Link]With $70 billion in advertisements placed on television each year, Google can easily turn a profit from getting into the TV business....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/google-tv-coming-this-fall/

Meanwhile, over at NeatoGeek...

It's a day of birthdays and anniversaries at NeatoGeek. Two cultural touchstones are turning 30, and a guy who turned 26 got a cake. You won't believe how awesome those stories are until you read them all at NeatoGeek. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/meanwhile-over-at-neatogeek/

The Ultimate Board Game Quiz

Of course you enjoy board games, but there are so many you might have trouble identifying the game from just a card or a piece. Or maybe you know them so well you can ace today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. I score...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/the-ultimate-board-game-quiz/

A Brief and Incomplete History of Yodeling

It's another list of fascinating facts about something you didn't even know you were interested in, from our friends at mental_floss. 1291: Switzerland is founded, and yodeling gets off to a trill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/a-brief-and-incomplete-history-of-yodeling/

The Benefits of Long-distance Friends

There have been many instances of online communities banding together to help someone in the real world. The latest incident involves Metafilter members who kept two Russian girls from becoming sex slaves when they arriv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/the-benefits-of-long-distance-friends/

Paramount Studio Location Map

Flickr user Ambrosia Voyeur found a fascinating map published in 1927 that Hollywood studios used to find relatively nearby locations to film far-away places. As you can see, certain spots in California were considered...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/paramount-studio-location-map/

Hobbyhorse Remix

At some point you have to grow up and leave your childhood toys behind.  Or not!  You could just remove Dapple Gray from his springs, give him a fresh coat of paint, and mount him on your bicycle for a distinctive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/hobbyhorse-remix/

Gesture-Based Glove Interface

Remember how Tom Cruise's character in Minority Report was able to interact with a computer using gloves? MIT student Robert Wang has developed something similar. Other prototypes of low-cost gestura...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/gesture-based-glove-interface/

Tallest Lighthouses in the United States

Check out the ten tallest lighthouses in the United States. These are all beautiful structures to see and most are open to the public and allow visitors to climb to the top for amazing views. Today all these lighthou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/tallest-lighthouses-in-the-united-states/

Toy Interface Remote Control

(Video Link) Skål is a rather playful remote control designed by Jørn Knutsen, Einar Sneve Martinussen and Timo Arnall. It looks like a block of wood, but it has a RFID reader inside. When an equipped object is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/toy-interface-home-theater/

Rene Descartes: I Think, Therefore I Am

Rene Descartes' health may have been troubled, but his genius was completely intact. His survival led to an amazing perspective about why we are here, and the truth behind that notion.Thus the whole of philosophy is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/rene-descartes-i-think-therefore-i-am/

Animated Albums Brings Album Covers to Life

Often the heart and soul of an album is poured into the physical form of the album cover art. So it should come as no shock that someone would come along and paint smiles on the Mona Lisas of album covers by adding an in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/animated-albums-brings-album-covers-to-life/

Paint by Traffic

(YouTube Link) At the Rosenthaler Platz, an intersection in Berlin, artists poured paint on to the street to see what images cars, buses, and bicycles would make with it: The various colours of paint were dum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/paint-by-traffic/

The Dancing Forest

The Dancing Forest is an unusual natural wonder in the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. Its trees have grown into twisted shapes, as though they were dancing. More images at English Russia. Link | Photo: Vap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/the-dancing-forest/

Shoe Aquarium

Nike78 is an project by designer Paul Jenkins and the Nike apparel company which invited artists to modify shoes in creative ways. The Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency in Tokyo turned one of their shoes into an aqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/shoe-aquarium/

Pedal Patrol Car

Police in Hampshire, UK, have a new patrol vehicle in their fleet -- a five-speed, pedal-powered car: Officers believe building their new five-gear vehicle, which has a top speed of 20 miles per hour, will help co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/pedal-patrol-car/

The Divine Dali Drama

This month’s birthday article is a little belated because I had some personal projects I had to take care of, but Salvador Dali is a May baby and his creations just make him too great to pass up, even if his birthd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/21/the-devine-dali-drama/




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