Recreating famous portraits with John Malkovich is the best art

All art can stop being made because this is it. This is the best. Photographer Sandro Miller and John Malkovich teamed up to recreate famous portraits from history in their photo series Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters and it's absolutely perfect. And hilarious. And the best. » 9/23/14 11:06pm 27 minutes ago

8-bit game version of The Matrix is a better movie than its sequels

Being better than a Matrix sequel is not saying much, I know. But after recently re-watching the whole trilogy (and enjoying it!), it's still nuts how much better the first one was. The action sequences in the sequels may have been more insane but this 8-bit game version of The Matrix brings back more fond memories… » 9/23/14 10:45pm 49 minutes ago

Steven Soderbergh made Raiders of the Lost Ark into a rad silent film

It's hard to say what my favorite thing about Steven Soderbergh's new remix of Raiders of Ark is. Is it the total lack of dialogue? Or maybe it's the vivid black-and-white rendering that makes you forget the film's supposed to be in color. Actually, honestly, it's the sick 8-bit soundtrack. That's it. » 9/23/14 10:07pm Today 10:07pm

Brand new song made with random YouTube clips might be the best one yet

I don't know how mash up star Kutiman keeps making such kick ass music just using YouTube clips. And this new song No One In This World might be the best yet. The musical magician lifts random clips off YouTube and seamlessly blends them together into something so stunning, you'd think it was recorded in a… » 9/23/14 9:05pm Today 9:05pm

The Cop That Blasted Apple's New Encryption Got His Facts Backwards

On Tuesday morning, The Washington Post published an opinion piece by Ronald T. Hosko, a former assistant director at the FBI, about how Apple's new encryption techniques would've lead to the death of a victim in a case he oversaw. Turns out he was totally wrong. The newspaper just issued a correction. » 9/23/14 8:40pm Today 8:40pm

This Flapping Device Makes Electricity From Wind Rushing Past Your Car

As far as car accessories go, we have to admit this one looks pretty silly. But the Samsung scientists who made it could also be onto something. The flapping tongues inside are actually coated with gold, and when they rub up against a smooth plate, electricity is created through something called the triboelectric… » 9/23/14 8:30pm Today 8:30pm

3 Fun Facts About the Unforgettable OD Scene in Pulp Fiction

Exactly 20 years ago today, Pulp Fiction hit theaters for the first time. No one had quite seen anything like the Quentin Tarantino masterpiece and its multiple layers of amazing. And who could ever forget the insane overdose scene that ends with John Travolta stabbing an adrenaline shot into Uma Thurman's heart? » 9/23/14 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

The incredibly realistic and decadent miniature worlds of Satoshi Araki

Satoshi Araki's obsessive attention to detail makes his work simply stunning. If it wasn't for the reference of the finger that appears in some of the pictures, it would be very hard to distinguish these miniature dioramas from real pictures of garbage dumps, bombed cities, or abandoned neighborhoods. » 9/23/14 6:41pm Today 6:41pm

Smushing Three Robots Together Could Save Your Life

It would appear that we've finally reached the phase of UAV development where researchers get tired of coming up with new ideas and say, "You know what? Lets just smash a few of the ones we've already got together and see what happens." The result is, well, this ungainly mechanization but it's one that could save your… » 9/23/14 6:02pm Today 6:02pm

Is There Any Plausible Reason Why Aliens Would Evolve To Look Like Us?

In science fiction movies and TV shows, intelligent aliens are usually the same basic shape as humans: two arms, two legs and a head. But why would creatures that evolved on a completely different planet look so similar to us? We asked some experts, and they told us the most likely explanations for humanoid aliens. » 9/23/14 6:01pm Today 6:01pm

How the VFX Wizards Brought Distant Galaxies to Life in Cosmos

If there was one reason to remake Carl Sagan's Cosmos almost 34 years after it originally aired, it was to take advantage of the leaps and bounds made in visual effects over the past three decades. It allowed the folks at BUF, and other VFX shops, to use cutting-edge computer graphics to give us glimpses of the… » 9/23/14 5:13pm Today 5:13pm

Fill This Metal Blood Bag Flask With Other Life-Giving Liquids

The unique shape of this stainless steel flask makes it look like a blood bag full of life-giving serum for the T-1000 from Terminator 2, and that's not too far from the truth. The prototype for the Liquid Body Flask was actually created by pumping water into a couple of panels of stainless steel welded together at… » 9/23/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Get Over 140 Udemy Courses for $19: Learn Visual Basic for Excel & More

Get 149 Udemy courses for just $19 a pop with promo code GWKR19, a savings of up to 85%. Udemy is one of the largest online learning marketplaces, featuring more than 10,000 instructors with expertise ranging from building web apps from scratch to yoga. All classes are $19 with Promo Code GWKR19. » 9/22/14 2:37pm Yesterday 2:37pm

You Survived Summer, Collect a $150 Visa Gift Card

Now that summer is behind us, it's hard to justify all that cash you bled in the name of boozy long weekends. If autumn you is broke, pale, and dreading the impending holiday money-suck, you're in the right place. We're giving away an $150 Visa gift card. Suck on that, summer. » 9/23/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Storming The Power Castle, Dancing Groot, Cheap 3D Printers [Deals]

Here's a nice little bundle to satisfy your gadget charging needs. Just add the two items below to your cart, use promo code NWW94ZB4 at checkout, and you'll get them both for $33. That's the price of the Intocircuit by itself (which is also the Wirecutter's pick for best external charger), so you're basically… » 9/23/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm