GoPro's Making Spherical Camera Mounts For VR Video (and Drones Too)

GoPro’s CEO Nick Woodman has announced that his company is making a new spherical camera mount which swallows six action cameras in order to record video footage for virtual reality experiences. GoPro is also making a drone, which it plans to sell in the first half of 2016. » 5/28/15 4:00am 43 minutes ago

10 of the most impressive movie sets ever built

The biggest movies are spectacles that can teleport your eyeballs to another world but so much of that is done through green screens and special effects now that it’s important to note when it’s not (or when it’s done really, really impressively digitally). CineFix has come up with 10 of the coolest movie sets that… » 5/28/15 12:19am Today 12:19am

Perfectly choreographed video moves in ways that break my eyeballs

I can barely keep track of what’s going on in each scene of this video by AXYZM because everyone is moving in such perfectly orchestrated movements that my eyeballs just start spinning trying to keep track. It’s like seeing human kaleidoscopes shift around or mirrored clones mimicking each other. » 5/28/15 12:19am Today 12:19am

Video: Injured robots can now adapt and learn how to walk with a limp

One thing us blood pumping humans have over robots is the ability to adapt. For example if we hurt ourselves, we could just walk with a limp and move on. Robots aren’t built like that. They’re programmed to deal with specific situations. Lose a leg and they might move in circles, they can’t always just move on. Not… » 5/28/15 12:17am Today 12:17am

Lovely illustrations of 25 different types of ramen

Anyone with motor skills and a place on their head to chew food substance loves ramen. It could be fancy, it could be instant, it could be piping hot, it could even be cold, it could be dipped, it could be weird but it is almost always fun to eat (or at least, is food substance). Designer Fanny Cheuk Chu wanted to… » 5/27/15 11:43pm Yesterday 11:43pm

Short film: An underwater adventure begins when a proposal goes wrong

Taking the Plunge is a cute little short animation film that shows the hijinks a person could get into when he accidentally drops an engagement ring into the ocean. Meet an adorable sidekick octopus, dodge an evil giant shark, explore the underworld of the ocean and still manage to get the girl at the end. » 5/27/15 11:23pm Yesterday 11:23pm

8-bit video game version of The Shawshank Redemption is still good

It shouldn’t come as a surprise as The Shawshank Redemption is one of the all-time great movies but this 8-bit version of the film captures a little bit of that same spirit and is fun to watch too. I guess Andy and Red’s friendship translates into any medium, even if it’s animated in a retro video game style. » 5/27/15 10:55pm Yesterday 10:55pm

Video: The bad ass point of view shots from the original Mad Max saga

The original Mad Max movies were packed with action scenes and though they weren’t on the scale of Fury Road, they were still awesome to watch because a lot of times you get to see it all happen from the point of view of the character. It immerses yourself in the world and almost makes you feel like you’re a part of… » 5/27/15 10:09pm Yesterday 10:09pm

Government-Subsidized Cotton Farms Are Sucking the Colorado River Dry

Not too many drought stories have focused on cotton. As one of the thirstiest crops, it was long abandoned by many farmers in the regions hardest hit by unprecedented water scarcity. Except for one part of Arizona, where cotton blooms defiantly, even today. Because here, the more cotton fails, the more the US pays… » 5/27/15 8:20pm Yesterday 8:20pm

Amateur Satellite Trackers Found the Secret X-37B Space Plane in Orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s supersecret X-37B was launched into orbit for the fourth time last week, and amateur satellite watchers have promptly identified its secret orbit—also for the fourth time. There is, you see, a small army of amateurs who keep track of over 300 spy satellites, often with little more than a pair of… » 5/27/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Can A Cube-Like Shape Really Make A Better Tent?

Earlier this year we told you about a new generation of tents that are ditching the traditional domes and triangles for an all-new shape: cubes. And man, you guys found some flaws in that idea. Will the roof pool rain or the sides collapse in high wind? We took one backpacking in Yosemite to find out. » 5/27/15 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

I Got My Friends to Try Female Condoms. Here’s What They Thought.

I know they’ve been ridiculed. I know some people think they’re ew. Thing is, I don’t believe in judging things on blind emotion. I believe in data. So I recruited two of my friends and their partners, all of whom have a really good sense of humor, to test some female condoms for me. » 5/27/15 6:37pm Yesterday 6:37pm

Splash into Summer With A $150 Visa Giftcard

It’s here, it’s finally really here! What’re we yelling about? Summer, obviously. It’s finally getting hot, the beaches are starting to fill up, and we’re shedding those winter layers in favor of bikinis and swim trunks. What does that mean, though? It’s time to buy a whole lotta sunblock. Where are you going to get… » 5/27/15 3:53pm Yesterday 3:53pm