Autonomous vehicles get all the glory in our ideal transportation future, but they’re gonna need somewhere to drive. Our streets are seriously lagging, technology-wise. Enter smart roadways that can alert crews when they need to be repaired—and then can be swapped out as easily as Lego bricks.
Juggling might be the most fun useless skill to have. People who can't juggle see it as some impossible trick while those who have mastered the skill can see through the flying orb planets as some easy math problem. Just check out the view from a juggler's perspective. For me, a non-juggler, it looks like the ball is…
Not to be left out in the old boys club of the Great Chinese Hacking Scandal of 2013, the Wall Street Journal included themselves with the New York Times as being hacked by Chinese operatives. That's two big name dead tree media organizations getting hacked by China. Who's next?
Check out this animated GIF. It's the toughest moment of the space shuttle Endeavour's drive across Los Angeles, en route to its permanent retirement place, at the Science Center.
Good art exists in more places than just galleries. Street Art Utopia has a huge collection of the best street art of 2011, with over 106 different pictures documenting everything from Facebook cigarettes to Lego to 3D street art to your art on a wall.
Sesame Street was instrumental in teaching generations of screen-bound children how to count and learn the alphabet. So it's only natural that kids would want to get inside that world, right? Microsoft's done it, and it's gonna make kids scream.
When I was young I associated graffiti with gangs and crime. Now that I'm older, it's probably my favorite form of art. I don't know my way around a can but I do know my iPhone. And with Street Tag, I can use my iPhone as a can of spray paint. SO FUN.
Street sweepers in the US are big, hulking, monolithic machines that are terribly noisy, slow and occasionally effective. Street sweepers in China? Nothing more than a windmill of brooms tied to a beat up truck. And I'm not sure if it really does anything. [Neatorama]
After villagers chased the Street View cars away in Buckinghamshire, England, it became pretty obvious last year that a lot of Brits were unhappy having their houses and streets documented online.
Hard-wired geeks looking to pimp out their inner alien need to look no further than Los Angeles-based metalsmith Han Cholo. Nothing says, "Step off, fool." better than a burnished blaster belt buckle.
If our mothers taught us anything, it was that more is always better—especially when it comes to number of wheels in our transportation devices. This Street Surfer, which neither surfs nor belongs on the actual streets, is a bike in the back but a party up front. What do the four wheels allow you to do that one big…
A few more cities like LA, SD, Denver, Houston, and two in the Wang of America were added to Google's Street View. [Google]
Your friends have undoubtedly been clogging up your in-box with funny pictures from Google Maps Street View, but do you know how those pictures were taken? You do now. Google licensed shots from Immersive Media, a company that specializes in 360-degree videos, in order to fill out their coverage in cities like NYC.
A Street Mutt is like any other toy stray dog "hoping that you'll give him a warm home and rescue him from the mean streets." How is one rewarded for such toy philanthropy (other than a sure seat in toy K9 heaven)? Featuring motion sensing, the dogs will make sounds of panting/whimpering/growling as you approach.