Covetable retro camera reboots have been a thing for years, but oh my, this new Pen-F interchangeable-lens shooter from Olympus has my heart beating hard.
I love to watch someone write with a fountain pen. It tickles my neck to hear the strokes and see the trail it leaves. This video, however, shows a fountain pen writing a little differently. It's writing with water. It's like magic seeing the ink of the fountain pen instantly flow through the capillaries of the water.
I'm not going to lie, I don't really need to know how to cut and make a quill pen from a goose feather. No one does anymore. But! I was completely fascinated by the process of it. It's funny how he uses both vintage tools (an 1800's era quill cutting knife) with modern technology (a NYC metro card!).
I've always wondered what some bugs are actually aware of. Can they see what's happening above them? Do they realize when we're screwing with them? Or can they only make 2D decisions in a 3D world? Like this guy shepherding a bug on a piece of paper by just drawing lines with a pen. The bug sees obstacles pop out of…
You don't need amazing computer graphics, bowel-jiggling surround sound, or eye-popping 3D effects to make a powerful film. In fact, all you really need is a tall stack of yellow sticky notes and a black pen. And a whole lot of talent. Luckily, the 15 animators who helped make this short film had all of those in…
I don't like most tattoos, but I have to recognize that, when the artist is good, they can be admirable works of art. Like this pen on an ear—it looks so real it's surreal! It could have been created by Salvador Dalí or René Magritte. Especially Dalí, looking at the melting ear:
Olympus has been teetering on the edge of nailing mirrorless camera design for years. In fact, many would argue that last year's retro-fantastic OM-D E-M5 bordered on perfection. Aesthetes fell in love with its looks at the same time that real, serious photographers were amazed at its spectacular image quality.
North Korea hates Park Sang-hak, a former citizen and now South Korea resident and activist against the brutal regime of the Kim Jongs. They hate him so much that they sent a killer agent to eliminate him using these James Bond-ish weapons.
Olympus has seen great success in the mirrorless camera world with its PEN series. The line's latest iteration is the E-PL5, a micro 4/3 camera that shares a few details with its more expensive brother, the OMD-EM5. It shoots beautifully—what's the catch?
Standard pen ink is the surprise component in a flexible carbon fibre supercapacitor which can be bent in a full circle with barely any loss of performance.
I don't know about you but, as a Photoshop nerd, I love this Adobe color picker drawn with a multi-colored pen. [9gag]
This woman swallowed a felt-tip pen in 1986. Back then, she told the doctor and her husband what happened, but they didn't believe her. Now, 25 years later, she went to another doctor and they found the pen intact inside her stomach.
The Jot is a bastardized iPad stylus that seems to think it's some kind of high-born pen. It wears all the trappings of a simple yet elegant ballpoint pen, but it can't deny what it is.
I crave the flagship E-P3 like I've never craved a micro four thirds before, but at $900/£800 I fear it's something I'll have to think over very carefully. The next step down, the E-PL3, has just been priced at $700—a good two hundred notes cheaper, but is that inbuilt flash worth the extra cash? Not to mention the…
A warning to the nerd who dares mix his ballpoints with this pen! It's a dangerous life for a nerdlinger, now the University of Illinois has introduced a pen that writes electrical circuits in real silver.
From the pages of "my-god-it's-so-simple-why-didn't-I-do-that-first" comes these spiral ballpoint pens, which hold double the amount of ink in their tightly-spiralled coils. But let's do the math. Are these going to save our fine planet from drowning in landfill? Let's look:
I spied Gizmodo's Joe Brown using these blue and red pencils, and immediately wondered where they came from. Turns out they're "Slang Pencils" from Greenwich Letterpress and they come with 90's era sayings like 'Mad Props' and 'Off the Hook'. I don't know about you but I like my writing tools to be as retro cool as…