When you’re circling the globe every 90 minutes, a spaceship can be a tough place to sleep. To help astronauts catch some quality zzz’s while in orbit, NASA used a special lightbulb that diffused irritable short wave blue light, and aided in melatonin production. Now, back on earth, this sleep promoting lightbulb can be yours to help maintain that natural circadian rhythm.
Robert Voit’s large format series humorously highlights the odd, oversized attempts to hide cell phone towers in plain sight. The series is on view at Clamp Art through November 15th, 2014.
Drone Boning, the first—and most artistically shot—soft porn recorded from above. It’s like a game of ‘Where’s Dildo?’ at times. Watch and enjoy.
SimplifyThatShit is a collaborative drag and drop project by Tim Nolan and Jen Lu that derives file data from an image to create random modern art by simplifying the picture to its core geometric elements.
Seek is a thermal imaging camera attachment for your smartphone.
So…are robots set to destroy us all? by Michael Odell
With walking, talking joke-cracking robots now a reality, Michael Odell looks into what exactly lies ahead for mankind in the age of artificial intelligence. Are these machines really just here to aid us – or will we end up in a world that mirrors the likes of ‘The Terminator’, Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’…or even ‘Wall-E’?
Photo by Chris Leah
The Core is an elegant little wireless sound system that apparently delivers unmatched audio quality to any room in your house.
The Chinese city of Chongqing is testing out a split sidewalk concept with a “cellphone lane.”
How to Succeed in Silicon Valley Without Really Trying by Noam Scheiber
Tech investors gave Seth Bannon millions of dollars, even though they knew almost nothing about him
DATAcide by Douglas Haddow
The Total Annihilation of Life as We Know It
This rechargeable 3-in-1 Hand Warmer is an absolute Fall essential
The only non-sex-based mobile app that instantly connects chill dudes with other chill dudes in the area.
TurboGrafx-16: A Quarter Century of Gaming Excellence by Leigh Alexander
The TurboGrafx-16 videogame system was released in America on August 29, 1989. On its 25th anniversary Paste’s games and tech culture writer Leigh Alexander remembers what made this largely forgotten machine special.
The Secret History of the Vocoder
Artist Petro Wodkins’ Sound-of-Power series consists of handmade porcelain speakers made to resemble busts of infamous political leaders from around the globe. While the selection of figures is surprisingly limited and random (where’s Sadaam? no Bush?), buying into this idea will give you some type of ability to “Smash The State.”
Real-Time and projection mapping by Nobumichi Asai
A Washington, D.C. news crew out on the streets reporting on a new app called SketchFactor, “a crowdsourced navigation app that shows the relative sketchiness of an area,” ironically had their van burglarized Friday night… in a sketchy neighborhood.