<

I Want To Build All These Amazing Alternative Lighthouses

A new lighthouse would probably be a fitting memorial to the 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy. Open-idea competition platform matterbetter has been running a contest to design a new lighthouse concept to live at the spot where the ship capsized, and while the entries aren’t realistic, they’re… » 8/03/15 10:00pm 31 minutes ago

Watching Patagonia's sky fill up with clouds is so beautifully ominous

This whole timelapse video, Patagonia 8K by Timestorm Films, is totally worth watching in its entirety just to see the landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina but I especially enjoy the clip right above where the scattered clouds dance and merge together to form a dense layer that completely blocks out the sky. You… » 8/03/15 8:45pm Today 8:45pm

A gasoline drenched flaming tennis ball is good for so many things

Need to have fun on a boring summer day? Get a bunch of tennis balls, drench ‘em in gasoline, put some wet gloves on and then torch the balls. You can throw fireballs, play tennis with balls that have a super long fire trail, punch ‘em, kick ‘em and do whatever your imagination wants with real life fireballs. » 8/03/15 8:20pm Today 8:20pm

All These Jaw-Dropping Airplane Images Were Taken By This Flying Photog

Tyson Rininger’s name is synonymous with incredible aviation imagery. For over 20 years his work has been seen on the cover of magazines, the pages of aerospace books and above the dates on showcase calendars. His affair with aviation doesn’t stop at the viewfinder, loving all things air show related, Tyson was even a… » 8/03/15 8:05pm Today 8:05pm

First person view of a firefighter fighting fire is so intense

There are few job descriptions (hell, the job description is in the job title) as terrifying as being a firefighter. When things are burning, you run there. When something catches on fire, it’s your job to put it out. When fire is thrown at you, you have to stare it down. It’s just crazy. And though it’s not like the… » 8/03/15 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

Strap This Pony Head To Your Leg For More Authentic Horsey Rides

The day that most new parents fear isn’t when their child finally reaches the terrible twos, or first heads off to school, it’s when their kid starts asking for a pony for their birthday. And since few of us can afford the real thing, this stuffed horse head might be a more affordable substitute. » 8/03/15 7:10pm Today 7:10pm

An Architect Wants To Retrofit This London Power Plant With Tesla Coils

A few weeks ago, the design mag Dezeen reported on a lecture by the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels at the Royal Academy in London. During the lecture, Ingels nonchalantly described a plan to turn an aging power station’s smokestacks into tesla coils—if only London would let him. » 8/03/15 6:20pm Today 6:20pm

For a Limited Time, Get Two Philips Hue Bulbs for $100

If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to start or expand your Philips’ color-shifting Hue lighting collection, Amazon’s offering a great deal on spare bulbs today. All you have to do is pick any two Hue bulbs from four available models, and your total price at checkout will get marked down to $100. [Philips Hue Bulb… » 8/03/15 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

Rob Rhinehart's Latest Attempt to Make You Buy Soylent Is Terrible

I think Rob Rhinehart is trying to turn himself into some sort of creepy nerd messiah. Today he posted a giant essay to promote the release of Soylent 2.0, the next version of his sperm-esque food replacement drink. It was all about how he’s given up alternating current so he can get ready for his life as a space… » 8/03/15 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

A 16-Foot Tall Inflatable Vader Is Holiday Decorating Done Easy

This inflatable Darth Vader is not only the easiest way to decorate your front lawn for the holidays, it will also blow away whatever your neighbors come up with because at 16-feet tall it’s one of the largest lawn ornaments you can buy. And isn’t besting your neighbors what the holidays are really all about? » 8/03/15 5:28pm Today 5:28pm

Lion Developments, New Gear And Connected Climbing: What’s New Outside

We’re all upset that Cecil The Lion was killed, but the conversation is progressing beyond simple outrage. The biggest outdoor trade show is happening this week, so there’s tons of exciting new gear. And, climbing is getting high-tech research tools you can use from home. Here’s what’s new outside.
» 8/03/15 4:48pm Today 4:48pm

Rare Replay: The Kotaku Review

Rare games meant a lot to the people who played them, so a collection of 30 of (most) of their best works should mean a lot to children of the Spectrum ZX, the Nintendo 64 and even the Xbox 360 eras. Combined, they’re part of a new collection on the Xbox One that is one of the most extraordinary bundles to ever hit… » 8/03/15 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

Call Donald Trump's Cell Phone and Ask Him About His Important Ideas

Last month, American reality show entertainer turned American political system entertainer Donald Trump publicized presidential rival Sen. Lindsey Graham’s cell number, urging his supporters to “try it.” In the spirit of open and fair political debate, we now bring you Trump’s number. » 8/03/15 4:12pm Today 4:12pm

You Can Pay $9,300 to Attach an Apple Watch to an Even Fancier Watch 

Here’s an innovation so impractical, uncomfortable, and expensive, that I can’t stop looking at it. Of course the world has produced a luxury Swiss timepiece that has space on its band for an Apple Watch. It’s a goofy two-faced hybrid watch that packs a gloriously unnecessary double-whammy of bling into a single… » 8/03/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Police Body Cams Should Turn on Automatically, Says Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman is famous for creating the GNU operating system, and founding the free software movement, which changed how we develop software. Now he’s published an essay in Technology Review about how police body cams should switch on automatically any time an officer pulls out a weapon. » 8/03/15 3:35pm Today 3:35pm