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Special Edition James Patterson book self-destructs in 24 hours

Special Edition James Patterson book self-destructs in 24 hours

I like to read, but I like to read cool stories with lots of action that I can take my time with. I've been known to mow through a book in an afternoon if it's particularly good. However, I wouldn't want to HAVE to read the book in 24 hours or it disappears. That is exactly what is happening with James Patterson's latest book.

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DOOM artwork released by designer John Romero

DOOM artwork released by designer John Romero

DOOM's designer John Romero took to his Twitter account to celebrate the game's 21st birthday, doing so by tweeting a slew of "never-before-seen art from its development in 1993". Included among the art are some images of the team at work and clay models, sketchbook scans, and more. There's a look at some in-game elements that weren't included with the final version, and snippets of information to go along with them.

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Apple designer selling replicas of Macintosh pirate flag for $1,900

Apple designer selling replicas of Macintosh pirate flag for $1,900

Now's your chance to snag a real piece of historic Macintosh memorabilia. Well, a replica anyway, but it's still from the original artist! Oh, and it'll cost you $1,900. But it makes a better gift than another iPhone case or iPad cover.

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Flickr Wall Art printing service launches worldwide

Flickr Wall Art printing service launches worldwide

Just over a month after a limited launch, photo hosting & sharing service Flickr has updated its new Wall Art printing service to accept orders from anywhere around the globe. A premium well beyond regular printing, the options allow users to have photos either printed on gallery-style canvas or be wood-mounted, each available in a number of sizes.

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Cyclists now have their own glow in the dark road

Cyclists now have their own glow in the dark road

The Netherlands seems to have a fascination with things that glow in the dark. Just after completing the "smart highway", a.k.a. highway N329 in Oss with glow in the dark road paint, designer Daan Roosegaarde is at it again, this time in Nuenen, to shed some light on a bike path during the night. It uses the same technology but applied on a smaller scale and with more styling this time around. The effect is both enchanting and slightly disturbing, which perhaps presents a predicament to cyclists in the area.

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Pokemon Art Academy release ready for holiday season

Pokemon Art Academy release ready for holiday season

This October 24th - tomorrow, that is - Pokemon Art Academy will be released for Nintendo 3DS. This is the game announced earlier this year, the one that'll teach you to draw Pokemon characters from scratch! Inside this "game" you'll find many of your favorite Pokemon images to work with including Pikachu, Torchic, Treecko, and Mudkip. You'll recognize those last three as your three standard Partner Pokemon from the upcoming releases Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - there'll be more from that release, too!

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Android Lollipop statue revealed at mini Google gathering

Android Lollipop statue revealed at mini Google gathering

This morning a Google mini-event took place before the reveal of the newest addition to the company’s collection of statues. This statue was of Android 5.0 Lollipop. This figure does not take on the shape of the lollipop itself, the artist instead opting to have a standard Android holding a lollipop instead. Google’s happy-go-lucky video release for this statue also unveils the official "logo" for the flavor. This release follows similar unveilings over the past several years for each successive dessert.

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Wikipedia monument built in Poland

Wikipedia monument built in Poland

Wikipedia is the online encyclopedia that can be seen as both one of the most impressive collections of human knowledge, available to anyone, for free, as well as the first resource for students' last minute research when an assignment is due the next the morning. While the website runs on a non-profit model, asking for users' donations regularly, one town in Poland has gone above and beyond to show their gratitude by having a physical monument built.

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‘Archie Meets Predator’ to be released by Dark Horse & Archie Comics

‘Archie Meets Predator’ to be released by Dark Horse & Archie Comics

No, that title is not a joke. And yes, we do mean that Archie. And that Predator. Yeah, it's weird, but it is 100% real! Coming in Spring 2015, a collaboration between Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comics will result in Archie Meets Predator, a four-issue miniseries written by Alex de Campi.

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App replaces boring subway ads with lively art

App replaces boring subway ads with lively art

Street art is one of those things that can make a city feel more vibrant. Good, actual art slathered on otherwise dull concrete is a fantastic thing. Ads for goods and services? Not so much. A new app aims to take care of those annoying ads, and like any good art, is free.

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Virtual Reality art: Tilt Brush expands our horizons

Virtual Reality art: Tilt Brush expands our horizons

Inside virtual reality you can create whatever you want to see and whatever environment you’d like to exist in. One fabulous example of a creation app that’s ready for testing today on a limited basis with the Oculus Rift is "Tilt Brush." This app allows you to effectively sculpt with paint - flat, yet 3D.

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Canviz digital art frame brings animated portraits to your living room

Canviz digital art frame brings animated portraits to your living room

Digital picture frames have been around for a while, but we've seen products in recent times that aim to take them a step farther, making them into large elegant displays of digital art. Canviz is the latest among these, but rather than just showing static images, the frame shows off animated portraits.

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