Cool Cousin’s social app for travellers raises $2M round, led by Elevator Fund

Imagine if you could go to the profile of a friend of Foursquare and instead of scrolling through the long list of coffee shops they’d checked into in Berlin, you could simply click a button and add

ViaHero lets locals plan your trips abroad

Perhaps you’d like to visit an out of the way restaurant or smoke a unique cigar. Perhaps you’d like to take part in native dances or infiltrate a foreign government at a classy cocktail p

My 2016 Tech Predictions

I’ve been thinking about some of the cool things happening in the world and I wanted to note a few important trends I’m seeing. From Money to Hoverboards, things are changing quickly.

Evapolar Is A Mini Climate Control System For Your Desk

Office workers enjoy many amenities. They have clean bathrooms, water, and access to a microwave. But what they don’t have control over is their climate. In offices it is either blindingly cold

Control your Canon DSLR with a Nintendo DS

<img src="" />After trying to find a way to remotely control their DSLRs, the clever hackers at HDRLabs couldn't really find anything

CrunchCool: Russian Typhoon class submarine

Here’s something old, but definitely cool and worth showing you. Livejournal user Igor113 posted some pictures from his trip to… somewhere in Russia. He loves to travel and take pictures,

A look at Nepal's equivalent of CES

BB has some great images from Nepal’s CAN InfoTech, a 17-year-old tech trade show. It had 238 stalls where folks were flogging amazing 8TB hard drives and the three year old Nokia N81.

Cyclops watch hard to read, looks cool

<img src="" />Mr. Jones watches are unique in many ways; they are produced by a small design studio, there are generally limited

Electron microscopes get their record groove on

<img src="" />Electron microscope photography is cool, and it's been around for a while, but that doesn't mean that that they can

Video: Eight musicians from around the world get together for Jam Session 2.0

Whoa, whoa, whoa, look what you can do with the internet! According to the video’s description: “Brian at CAIN MOSNI thought of a cool concept and coordinated a virtual “jam session” w

National Geographic reprints every issue to an external drive

<img src="" />Over the past 120 years, National Geographic Magazine has been one of the most important publications ever printed. From th

Add two USB ports to a standard outlet

<img title="fastmac_usc_usb_outlet" alt="fastmac_usc_usb_outlet" src=""> Hot off <a href="

Video: Arduino-powered life size electronic snowball fight game (I can’t explain it)

Okay, just humor me and watch the video, please. It’s not like I get paid to describe things with… those… um, you know, the things that make stuff readable. With individual letters, etc. And per

Cibeko: Features and functions of Air Keyboard

Cideko is a wireless video sharing system. You connect one box to your computer and another to your TV and you can control the computer from a mini-keyboard. Considering that the potential for this de

Watchclocks: Studies in behavioral control

<img src="">If you've ever wandered around an older building you'll notice something that looks like an ashtray bolted to the w

When life gives you lemons, make a USB finger

Wow. Jerry Jalava lost the tip of his left ring finger in a motorcycle accident and made his own prosthetic fingertip which doubles as a USB memory stick.

Guy builds life-size digital pinball machine

<img src="">Wow. While building a digital pinball machine out of a giant LCD and a second, slightly less-giant LCD might cost more than buying an actual m

Man's trebuchet launches 16-pound fireballs through the air with the greatest of ease

A mesmerizing look at the Hatfield Hotdog Launcher

Wow. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Hatfield Hotdog Launcher that’s brought out in between innings at the Phillies’ games. A lot of work went into getting all the science-y

Public Art: Finally, a solution to unsightly utility boxes

Hats off to Joshua Callaghan of Los Angeles for coming up with a way to not only hide those utility boxes you see all over your neighborhood, but to also turn each one into something of a conversation
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