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Watch an Unmanned F-16 Jet Dodge a Live Bullet for the First Time

Gizmodo UK - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:45
It's pretty stunning to see the jet dodging bullets in the sky.
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Modern Biscuits and Crisps Diet is Bringing Gout and Rickets Back

Gizmodo UK - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:30
Don't raise the children entirely on micro-noodles pushed under their bedroom doors.
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Handcrafted Para Hammock is Made From Over 700 Pieces of Walnut

Inhabitat - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:30

Hammocks are usually made for the outdoors, but Los Angeles-based furniture designer Chaffee Graham has created a stylish wooden version that we’re convinced would look just as great as an indoor statement piece. Designed by Graham’s furniture company 4th Period Woodshop, the Para Hammock is handcrafted out of over 700 pieces of walnut. The flexing wooden pieces are connected by paracord and are treated for all weather conditions and for durability.

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Ch’ Air Inflatable Seat Cushion ensures your tush gets a comfortable place to sit on

Coolest Gadgets - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:30

If you happen to be a regular office drone, then I am quite sure that you do know the importance of having the right kind of computer peripherals to go along with your desktop – including a monitor that is easy on the eyes even after you have spent a few hours sitting in front of it directly, not to mention an ergonomic keyboard and mouse to make sure that your hands will not suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome too soon into your desk-bound career. Having said that, you might want to consider taking a closer look at the kind of chair you would be using, as that too, plays quite a significant factor in the long run of things. Assuming your boss or immediate superior does not see the need to get you one of these comfortable , posture correcting chairs that can cost quite a bomb, you might want to literally take things into your own hands with the $29.99 Ch’ Air Inflatable Seat Cushion.

Yes sir, it might not be able to turn your plastic chair into an expensively assembled piece of furniture just like that, but this does not mean your back and tush does not deserve a more comfortable seating experience! The Ch’ Air Inflatable Seat Cushion is touted to make any chair more comfortable, where it will help fill up the gap so that your back would be able to take advantage of the additional support. This is made possible thanks to the memory-foam layer, where it conforms to your body to help relieve pressure. Not only that, it takes just three good breaths to inflate, and the built-in strap will secure the cushion to your chair. Fret not if you spill some soda or coffee on it – the cover itself is removable and washable, as it comes in a foldable, packable design. This is certainly not the first inflatable chair that we have come across, and it won’t be the last, either.
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Before & After: Anam's Tables Go Two-Tone

Apartment Therapy - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:30

These tables had lived at Anam's house since before she was born, so it was about time they got an upgrade. She says, "I'm surprised no one threw these tables away and I'm glad they didn't."


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Licensed images made free-to-use through embedded attribution

Springwise - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:29
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Back in 2012, stock and news photography agency Getty Images embarked on the Watermark Project, which redesigned the way it protected images from being used illegitimately and added a shortlink to make them more useful. Now, it's investing in a new service called IMGembed, which provides an easy and free way for anyone to use a licensed image on their site through HTML embedding, while ensuring creators get credited.

For a while now the web has posed a difficult dilemma for content creators — how can they take advantage of the exposure of online sharing while also being able to make money from their product? In the case of photography, it's usually as easy as a right click to own a version of an image found on the web, whether it's copyrighted or not. This is the reason that Getty has now handed over a part of its collection to IMGembed, where users can choose between free or paid premium use.

Much like video and widget embedding, the service gives users a code to insert into their blog posts or Twitter and Tumblr updates that automatically loads the image along with an attribution bar along the bottom. Site owners don't need to host the images, while companies such as Getty get more control over their content. The free service is good for those who will see lower than 10,000 impressions on their post, and only need image widths of 900px or less. The premium service gives users full usage control, unlimited impressions, up to 2000px image widths and takes away the attribution bar.

Below is an example of what an embedded photo from the service looks like:

Whether embedding is the right route to go down given the way that it can lead holes in blog posts when the original content gets taken down or licenses get changed will remain to be seen. However, IMGembed gives web users a legal and ethically sound way to use decent quality, watermark-free images without cost, while ensuring creators get proper attribution that can lead to revenue opportunities. Are there other ways to benefit both creators and consumers when it comes to digital content?


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Billie Whitehouse, Wearable Experiments: Why We Need To Give Clothes Intelligence, Purpose

PSFK - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:24
Designers must stretch themselves to connect farfetched ideas to create totally new ideas beyond the wrist
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This Google Glass App That Measures Human Emotions is So, So Creepy

Gizmodo UK - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:15
The technology gauges a person's emotions while projecting this information onto the screen of your Glass, across the face of the person you are looking at.
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Sail Paddle - a carbon fiber stand up paddle...

Not Cot - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:05
Sail Paddle - a carbon fiber stand up paddle board paddle that has a sail that pops out of the handle!
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UPPERCUP + Coffee Supreme Reusable To-Go Cup: A colorful collaboration unites Australia's premier coffee culture

Cool Hunting - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:00

by Chérmelle Edwards Consuming takeaway coffee is a daily ritual for many. Though the experience of sipping such high quality coffee out of a paper cup leaves much to be desired. With this in mind, a group of Australian design (and coffee) enthusiasts...
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Nike Air Max 93 Hyper Crimson

Nice Kicks - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:00

Nike Sportswear drops the next colorway in the return of the Air Max 93 with this close-to-OG look in White/Black/Hyper Crimson. The shoe retains the original color block and materials of initial releases from 1993, but adds a new shade of orange for the accenting color. This big bubbled beauty is beginning to arrive now to select Nike Sportswear retailers, including Oneness who has them up for grabs now via phone order.

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Geometric Rainbow Installation Enhances French Art Center’s Liminal Space

PSFK - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:00
French sculptor Daniel Buren created seven integrated artworks for the MaMo
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Dream Chores: What Mundane Tasks Are You Just Dying To Do?

Apartment Therapy - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:00

You know you're busy when you plaintively declare, "I just want to do laundry so bad!" We've been working 18-hour days, finishing up a reno on one house, prepping another to sell, and moving from one to the other. This means that laundry— when it's done at all—is a midnight event.


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Dream Chores: What Mundane Tasks Are You Just Dying To Do?

Apartment Therapy - Mon, 2014-09-01 14:00

You know you're busy when you plaintively declare, "I just want to do laundry so bad!" We've been working 18-hour days, finishing up a reno on one house, prepping another to sell, and moving from one to the other. This means that laundry— when it's done at all—is a midnight event.


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Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of

Tech Crunch - Mon, 2014-09-01 13:30
 I didn’t think I’d ever get excited about an iPad stand. But the Yohann, designed by Swiss architect Berend Frenzel, ticks all of my boxes. First up, it’s a thing of beauty, with an incredibly simple but clever — why didn’t I think of that — design. It’s also highly functional, in terms of viewing angles and positions. And it’s European-made.… Read More
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Paul Smith x Anglepoise Type75 Special Edition Table Lamp

Hyperbeast - Mon, 2014-09-01 13:30

Iconic British fashion label Paul Smith has teamed up with Anglepoise to present a new adaptation to the classic Type 75 table lamp. Crafted by renown British industrial product designer, Sir Kenneth Grange, the piece features Paul Smith's trademark use of colors -- think shades of grey, olive, yellow and lime -- over a timeless Anglepoise silhouette. The special edition table lamp is now available for pre-orders from Paul Smith for £150 GBP (approximately $250 USD).

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Virgin Media Does Mind the Bollocks When it Comes to Passwords

Gizmodo UK - Mon, 2014-09-01 13:30
Richard Branson has a history supporting the word "bollocks", but it still wont fly in Virgin's password system.
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Coffee Waste Water in Central America Generates Clean Energy

PSFK - Mon, 2014-09-01 13:30
UTZ-certified farmers are addressing environmental and health problems caused by the disposables produced in the caffeine world
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The iCloud Flaw That Could Have Caused the Nude Celeb Leaks

Gizmodo UK - Mon, 2014-09-01 13:15
Reports suggest a Python script appeared on Github that "appears to have allowed malicious users to 'brute force' a target account's password on Apple's iCloud."
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