The world has been Weird Al-less since 2011—it was three years ago that Alpocalypse was released, bringing us gems like "Polka Face." His new album, Mandatory Fun, drops tomorrow and he's gifting us with eight new videos, one each day this week. First up, he tackles the most parody-worthy song in recent memory:…
This guy discovered that one measure of Happy is six seconds, exactly like a Vine clip. He then used Vine to record himself and his friends playing different instruments and singing, creating this perfect symphony using multiple iPhones.
Here's a fun little musical experiment from The Gregory Brothers. They flipped major and minor keys in popular songs to transform previously happy songs into sad ones and turn old depressing sad songs into happy ones. It sends your brain in a tizzy when you hear the words of songs you recognize but see them in a whole…
If you're having a crappy day, go grab yourself an emergency compliment at this thoughtful website which serves up, you guessed it, emergency compliments. I already found out that I have the best blog, that my prom date still thinks about me all the time and that I lost some weight (not that I needed to).
We like to anthropomorphize the objects in our lives, assigning our tools and tech personalities of their own. But some just go ahead and do it for you. The gadgets you are about to see wear their hearts on their sleeves.
So what's your favorite part about internet sensation and untalented tweeter Rebecca Black's smash single "Friday?" If you said "I think there was a rap interlude in there somewhere that didn't make me die a small death in the most secret parts of my soul," then you're going to love this.
An old man in a nursing home is described as being depressed, unresponsive and 'un-alive' until he hears music from his era. When his caretaker puts the headphones on him and flips on the iPod, you can see the pure joy on his face. So awesome.
Sometimes, science doesn't provide radical new findings, it just confirms what we've all suspected for generations. Take, for instance, a recent study that shows women are happier in relationships when men know they're miserable. Men on the other hand, they're just happy when their partner is happy.
After surveying 35,000 people around the world and analyzing the results, researchers came to a conclusion: Gadgets make us happy. Don't laugh just yet though, because they've got reasonable explanations for this theory.
Through the photonic assault, I saw a patch of green in a booth. I walked up and touched it. The grass, it was real, and cool and fresh for the moment. I could not have smiled more broadly. Happy Moments...
I like this NYTimes blog about happiness. Our relationship with our personal tech is complicated, but overall, do you think we're better or worse off for being so addicted to our gadgetry?
Sometimes, Google gives you these amazing pearls of insight into the world's extreme state of mind:
Katie B. over at the WSJ did a roundup of camera tech. I liked this section on Sony's Happy Face Retouch that automatically turns frowns into smiles. Sort of:
The HAPV or "Human and animal powered vehicle" puts a high tech twist on the old fashioned donkey cart by adding a solar panel that charges a 12-volt battery under the driver's seat. The power is then used to facilitate cell phone connectivity, front and rear emergency lights and a small neon tube at night. Uses…
Not to bum everyone out or anything—this is a gadget blog after all—but here's a comic titled "The History of Technology" on No Exit by Andy Singer.
The Happy Hacking Lite 2 keyboard is now compatible with Macs, and by compatible I mean Fujitsu painted it white and added an Apple system button. Aww so cute, finally something small to match your itty bitty mac-mini. The board is half the size of a standard keyboard, but unfortunately, Fujitsu also skimped on the…