Flash Boys Author Michael Lewis's Old Predictions For the Future

Author Michael Lewis is best known for uncovering hidden corners of our present, whether in baseball (Moneyball), the financial collapse (The Big Short), or high frequency trading (this month's Flash Boys). But in the September 26th, 1996 issue of the New York Times Magazine, Lewis took a swing at predicting the… » 4/08/14 4:39pm 4/08/14 4:39pm

A Collection Of Nine Flipbooks Celebrating Disney's Greatest Animators

Before Walt Disney came along, animation was seen as just for kids. But through the release of a series of now iconic animated films, he was able to turn 'cartoons' into a serious art form, paving the way for blockbusters like The Lion King and Frozen. However, he couldn't have done it without the help of nine… » 3/31/14 5:00pm 3/31/14 5:00pm

Guy perfectly sings Frozen's Let It Go as 21 classic Disney characters

Everyone is doing Disney's Frozen videos and covers lately, but this has to be the best yet: Watch Brian Hull singing Let It Go impersonating 21 classic Disney and Pixar (which is now Disney too) characters, which is extremely hard to do while singing. Really amazing talent. He really nailed it. » 3/15/14 5:56pm 3/15/14 5:56pm

Dish Is Nuking Its Hopper DVR's Magical Ad-Skipping Feature for Disney

Dish's Hopper DVR is awesome precisely because it makes it so easy to skip ads. The WSJ reports that the company will be scaling back the awesome auto-skipping feature on some Disney programming. It seems that consumer choice Dish has been claiming to protect for years goes out the window, presumably when it gets a… » 3/03/14 6:25pm 3/03/14 6:25pm

What Disney Princesses would look like as Game of Thrones characters

What if the world of Westeros was actually set in the wonderful world of Disney? The Seven Kingdoms would be up for grabs in the magical Disney universe. Disney princesses would become the cunning women of Game of Thrones. I know, crazy. Surprisingly not though. The characters swap work out pretty well. » 2/19/14 9:31pm 2/19/14 9:31pm

In the '60s, Disney Almost Built a Ski Resort in Sequoia National Park

Today, Mineral King Valley is a remote hideaway within California's Sequoia National Park, accessible only by foot-trail or a winding, treacherous automobile road. But in the 1960s this mountain paradise of snowmelt streams, white-fir forests, and hulking granite peaks nearly became home to a massive ski resort… » 2/19/14 11:20am 2/19/14 11:20am

What happens when you sing a Google Translate version of a Disney song

Ridiculousness. Hilarity. So many laughs and chortles and comedic gold bars appear that I can't help but keep watching. It's brilliant, really. Malinda Kathleen Reese took the lyrics from Frozen's Let it Go by Idina Menzel through Chinese, Macedonian, French, Polish, Creole and a whole bunch of other languages and then … » 2/11/14 10:11pm 2/11/14 10:11pm

Here's a map that shows the location of every Disney and Pixar movie

They are home to your favorite stories, your favorite songs, your favorite characters. You know so much about the Disney movies that you grew up with and the Pixar movies you love now but do you know where they're all located? No worries, this map by artist Eowyn Smith will show you. England sure gets a lot of Disney… » 2/10/14 11:39pm 2/10/14 11:39pm

Here's what famous Disney characters would look like in real life

We all know what famous Disney princesses and villains look like in the cartoons and movies but what about in real life? How do their beautifully exaggerated features translate into real humans? Pretty good! Artist Avalonis attempted to make real life Disney characters by piecing together real life famous features as… » 1/14/14 8:50pm 1/14/14 8:50pm

Simply Shaking Two Devices To Pair Them Makes NFC Look Old-Fashioned

There's a flood of new smartwatches and other wearable devices coming just around the corner, and every one of them will require a connection to your smartphone. Wireless NFC technology has already made things a little easier when it comes to pairing, but researchers at Disney want to make things even easier by just… » 12/09/13 9:20am 12/09/13 9:20am

Walt Disney's Chicago Birthplace Might Finally Become a Museum

The Chicago house where Walt Disney was born may soon become a museum, thanks to some theme park ride designers in Los Angeles. After years of debate in Chicago over what to do with the property, a married couple that owns a design studio in L.A. has just purchased the house for $173,000. They hope to convert the home… » 12/04/13 2:45pm 12/04/13 2:45pm

Disney's Zoetrope Toys Brings Inanimate Action Figures To Life

Available exclusively at Disneyland and presumably other Disney theme parks around the world, this wonderful new zoetrope toy called the Disneyvision uses strobing lights and a vibrating support to bring one of six included rubber action figures to life—or at least create the illusion they've been brought to life. » 11/18/13 12:40pm 11/18/13 12:40pm

Disney Lets You Feel Textures On a Touchscreen By Zapping Your Fingers

In an attempt to give touchscreens another level of interactivity, researchers at Disney have come up with a remarkable way to generate tactile feedback as fingers slide across a smooth glass display. And all without deforming or changing the shape of the display in the process. Imagine a touchscreen keyboard where… » 10/08/13 3:40pm 10/08/13 3:40pm

Disney 3D Prints a Curved Display To Completely Eliminate Distortion

There are many reasons the displays in all of your devices are as flat as a pancake, including the simple fact that curves result in distorted images that are hard to correct. But taking a design cue from nature, researchers at Disney have created a curved display that manages to avoid warping altogether. » 10/08/13 9:40am 10/08/13 9:40am