The Maker of Vuse E-Cigs Is Lobbying to Ban Vaping (Updated)

The biggest of the big tobacco companies, RJ Reynolds, which also owns the fast-growing e-cig brand Vuse, is trying real hard to convince lawmakers to ban vaping. That might sound ass-backwards, but it isn't. The firm is almost certainly hoping to stymie the competition by making sure its disposable "cigalikes" pass… » 9/11/14 11:09am 9/11/14 11:09am

Feast Your Eyes on Six Time Lapse Videos of Street Artists at Work

Graffiti is cool and it knows it. From the early days of TAKI 183 writing his name on the subway wall to the latest innovative techniques ranging from the eerie look of drip ink to the fleeting glow of digital ink, this art form for the masses has always been surrounded by that hip aura, in part, because it tends to… » 6/12/13 2:04pm 6/12/13 2:04pm

S.A.D. Light Therapy Clock Makes You Less Sad

Philips has introduced goLITE BLU, a new clock that offers light therapy to people suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or what is commonly known as the winter blues. It sits by your bedsides and emits a blue light designed to lift your mood and soothe you. For $279, it doesn’t come cheap and only offers… » 11/05/08 9:10pm 11/05/08 9:10pm

Sony Gives Us Another Delicious Blu Format: Blu-spec CD

By the time you finish reading this post about Sony's latest media format—Blu-spec CD, which uses the same Blu Laser Diode as Blu-ray for audio CDs—they will likely have launched yet another one that we'll report on shortly. In the meantime, Blu-spec CDs are apparently excellent because the new CD cutting machines… » 11/05/08 10:30am 11/05/08 10:30am

MUTO is Among the More Astounding Videos We've Seen Online...or Off

Italian artist BLU is famous for painting politically and socially charged street murals, but his recent project involving street animation may be his most visually stunning. Called MUTO, the video is a series of digital stills assembled from sequential paintings on the streets/walls of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's… » 7/03/08 10:50am 7/03/08 10:50am

Improbable Blu Jacket Custom Made For Attention Seekers

The Blu Jacket concept from Lunar Design aims to turn our children's children into walking billboards using an electronic fabric based on e-paper technology and space-age organic fabrics. It could display your mood throughout the day, pull up maps using a built-in GPS module, display photos, video and (gasp) even… » 4/25/08 7:00pm 4/25/08 7:00pm