Author Archives: Brittany Hillen


PomPom Mirror reflects your furry side

PomPom Mirror reflects your furry side

Sometimes it feels as if there is nothing new under the sun, and then something like the PomPom Mirror happens. This is a mirror made of cream-colored and black handfuls of fur, and it uses the contrasting colors to reflect the people and objects that stand before it (in silhouette form, that is). It’s perhaps the most bizarre mirror you’ll ever interact with, though as an art piece the mirror is peaceful and interesting, and incredibly unique.

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Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster game confirmed

Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster game confirmed

There have been some rumbles in the past, and some hints here and there that got fans excited, but until this past Memorial Day weekend nothing was set in stone: there is going to be a Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster video game launching early next year, and Capcom has confirmed it. Maybe the last time around you played the game on the good ol' GameCube, but this time around you will be able to get it on the latest consoles.

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‘IT’ movie’s future uncertain with director Cary Fukunaga’s exit

‘IT’ movie’s future uncertain with director Cary Fukunaga’s exit

The upcoming movie to be based on Stephen King's chilling and bizarre novel IT is now on shaky ground, with the flick's director Cary Fukunaga abandoning the project. Fukunaga has enjoyed success with his work on True Detective, but his name won't be attached to New Line's rendition of King's book -- if the movie happens at all, at this point (it's likely another director will be found, but how long that'll take is anyone's guess). The reasons aren't officially known, but anonymous sources have teased possibilities.

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Largest photo ever is a 46TB image of the Alps

Largest photo ever is a 46TB image of the Alps

The world's largest photo keeps getting bigger, and at this point it's far too big to store on your laptop's hard drive. The latest image to earn the title is a massive shot of the Alps that took more than two weeks to fully photograph and that takes up an astounding 46TB of space. With an image this big, you can zoom in, and in, and in, up to an incredible level of detail. Zoom all the way out, though, and you're graced with an unprecedented photograph of the mountains.

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A scientist’s mission: LED bulbs that don’t attract bugs

A scientist’s mission: LED bulbs that don’t attract bugs

You turn on the porch light to complement your relaxing evening outdoors, only to have the light serve as a beacon for every insect in the region. The same happens in the middle of the night when you've one light on and the window screen fills with bugs hoping to get inside because of it. That can be bothersome, but in the case of mosquitos and some other insects, it could also potentially be deadly if the little bugs bring diseases with them.

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Ayo smart glasses pipe artificial sunlight to your eyeballs

Ayo smart glasses pipe artificial sunlight to your eyeballs

The market is full of so-called "artificial suns", which produce light meant to replicate what you get from the sun. Those who keep odd schedules or frequently travel use the lights to help battle against tiredness or to reset a sleep schedule. A new pair of smart glasses aims to do the same thing, but with a twist: the light is provided near one's eyes, something the makers claim has a bunch of positive effects like making one feel alert at night without interfering with one's vision.

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iKlip Grip smartphone stand includes Bluetooth shutter control

iKlip Grip smartphone stand includes Bluetooth shutter control

IK Multimedia is back with another device, this one targeting smartphone users. It’s called the iKlip Grip, and it is essentially a multi-purpose stand/tripod for one’s smartphone. Using it, the smartphone owner can take selfies or images of other things, as well as prop it up and record video, get a better grip on the phone than otherwise possible, and things of that nature. IK Multimedia is hawking the device at audiophiles, musicians, and anyone who needs a monopod/tripod for their smartphone.

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Verizon tweaks Edge to simplify monthly device payments

Verizon tweaks Edge to simplify monthly device payments

If you want a smartphone nowadays but you don’t want to pay the full amount for it, you’ve got an extra option on top of the traditional contracts (though in some places those contracts are becoming harder to get). They involves making monthly payments for the smartphone over a specific timeframe, such as 24 months, allowing the subscriber to pay off the phone in small chucks monthly. The big-name carriers offer such features, including Verizon which hawks the option as “Verizon Edge”.

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Facebook starts adding restaurant critiques to newsfeed

Facebook starts adding restaurant critiques to newsfeed

Facebook is constantly tweaking things, and if you thought the changes to your newsfeed would die down for a while, think again. The social network is back with yet another tweak, this time testing critics' reviews of restaurants that the Facebook user may be interested in. It works a little like this: visit the page of a particular restaurant, and you may see links to critics' reviews of that same place, augmenting your own opinion (if you've tried the place yet) and that of your more discerning friends.

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Microsoft scores bundling deal with 20 Android device partners

Microsoft scores bundling deal with 20 Android device partners

Microsoft has been working to expand its reach, and as part of that effort has made a new announcement: the company has struck a bundling deal with 20 (more) Android device partners, and under this some of its offerings will be pre-installed on Android tablets from the companies. This brings the total number of partners operating under this agreement to 31, and will see things like the OneDrive and Word apps coming already bundled on select Android slates from the makers.

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