How Deadmau5 Tore Up a London Neighbourhood With a Crazy Light and Music Show

Last year, 12,000 people gathered on the bank of the Thames to see Deadmau5 play in front of Millbank Tower, which was temporarily turned into a 390-foot projection screen. This year, Deadmau5 and Nokia went large...much larger. I went behind-the-scenes to see how they did it. Read More >>

Think You’re Happy?

Everyone wants to be happy, and there are a million and one tips, mantras, books and belief systems that are supposed to give you a helping hand -- for a price, of course. And with one in five Britons suffering from depression, it's no wonder that we'll pay up. But even if you think that you're doing OK in the happiness department, the question still remains; how can you be absolutely sure you're not faking it? Read More >>

Blood, Sweat and Engineers: Technological Innovation and Performance in Sport

Why are humans all over the world so fascinated by sport? It must have something to do with the desire to win. And yet winning isn't just down to how much you want it. Winning, especially at the highest levels, usually involves getting an edge on your opponent through innovation. Or as the Audi slogan goes: "vorsprung durch technik," or advantage through technology. Read More >>

Less But Better: Dieter Rams Did It First

If you’re a fan of British design hero Jonathan Ive (the guy behind the look and feel of the Apple iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad), you might also be aware of his major German influence, the now-80-year-old godfather of industrial design, Dieter Rams. Read More >>

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Dances With Nerds: Science Described Through the Medium of Interpretive Dance

When you simply dont understand your own PhD thesis anymore, a little interpretive dance can really help to clear things up. And if you're as creative as Peter Liddicoat from the University of Sydney, you stand to win a bonus cash prize and the respect of, errr, your peers. Read More >>

The BBC’s Media Player App Goes Jelly Bean

A new version of the BBC Media Player app is now available for Android users. The app works with the newer, smoother Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but is also compatible with older Flash-based versions. iOS users still have the advantage of being able to download BBC content though, and there's no sign of that changing any time soon. [Google Play via TechRadar] Read More >>

Got a Samsung Galaxy S III on O2? Check For Updates, as Jelly Bean’s Here

More good news for Samsung Galaxy S III users. O2 is now rolling out your Android Jelly Bean update, while Vodafone's should be out on Monday. If you're not already using the "buttery smooth" 4.1 operating system, check your settings for the update. [O2, Vodafone via TechRadar] Read More >>

10 Worst Photoshops of All Time

We live in the age of Photoshop, which means that we're all duped on a daily basis by images that belie reality. But occasionally, those that doctor the originals are so incompetent, that they leave body parts floating around the place, or simply stretch the truth beyond belief. We lined up our 10 favourite failed attempts at image enhancement for your viewing pleasure. Read More >>

This Super-Creepy Baby Doll is Pregnant, and Her Foetus is Pregnant Too

British artist Darren Cullen has taken doll culture to new extremes with his disturbing creation, 'Baby's First Baby', which we can only hope will never hits the shelves. The top of the box reads "real pregnancy action", and to be fair, there is significant degree of realism here. Listed features include "cravings", "stretch marks", and "waters [that] really break". What the actual heck? Read More >>

Google Earth Used to Make Nostalgic ’60s and ’70s-Era Postcards

Hungarian art director and ad-man at BBDO, Akos Papp, has taken satellite images from Google Earth and given them a retro twist to create 'Postcards From Above'. The images have been beautifully selected and are mostly of modern architecture and urban infrastructure. To these, he added period typography from the '60s and '70s, and the effect is really very convincing. Read More >>

Man Shows Why Trying to Jump Through a Frozen Swimming Pool Is Such a Bad Idea

We're not entirely sure what was running through this chap's peanut before he jumped. There are only two possible outcomes to this particular stunt: 1) your body breaks through the ice, leaving you trapped under the frozen ceiling, unable to breathe while you search desperately for the entry hole; or 2) you hit the rock hard ice with your arse, pretty much ensuring a fractured pelvis. Sounds like a lose-lose situation to me. But each to their own. [YouTube] Read More >>

10 Great and British Designs, Handpicked by Two Eagle-Eyed Design Critics

Tim Greenhalgh of FITCH writes... "Design is everywhere, and there is almost nothing that you use or see everyday that has, in fact, not been designed in some way...but is it great? For me, great design makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention – it’s transformational and makes you view the regular world around you in a totally new way. It's remarkable because after seeing it, you want to tell someone/everyone about it: ”have you seen…!” Read More >>

30 Years of G-Shock Celebrated, With Titanium MR-G and Other Limited Edition Watches

The idea to create "the toughest watch in the world" came to Japanese creator Kikuo Ibe, when he dropped and broke a precious watch given to him by his father. The first G-Shocks were developed in the 80s, and 30 years on they're tougher and smarter than ever. One item in particular, "the ultimate G-Shock", has been developed to celebrate the anniversary, the MR-G. Read More >>

10 of the Best Coke Bottle (and Can) Designs

Unlike their main competitor, Pepsi, Coca-Cola have kept the same classic logo ever since their inception in 1885! They have however changed a few things along the way. Particularly the design of their bottles and cans. The bottle design that most of us recognise was praised by none other than Andy Warhol, as "a design icon". We take a look at the morphology of the fizzy stuff over the years. Read More >>

The Future of Britain Is a Design Fiction

The London Design Museum announced this week that from the 30th of January 2013, they'll be running an exhibition all about the future of high-tech Britain. The exhibition will be called 'United Micro Kingdoms: A Design Fiction,' and will imagine a Britain divided into four independent sub-states, "each free to experiment with governance, economy and lifestyle". Read More >>