Report: Microsoft Has A Selfie Phone (Bad!) And A Premium Lumia (Good!)

The Verge reports that Microsoft has two new phones set to launch imminently. The first is a so-called “selfie phone”, the second is a premium Lumia. The first makes us want to give up all hope, the second has definite potential.


Spotify Adds Surprisingly Exciting Equaliser To Its iOS App

Remember equalisers? You know, the little dials that used to keep your tiny boombox speakers from tweaking out at high volume but have sort of disappeared in the world of digital music. Well, they’re making a comeback in the latest update to Spotify’s iOS app, and I’m unduly excited about it.


Epson's New Smart Glasses Provide Pilots With Smart HUDs

The Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35 Lightning II are two of the most advanced warplanes ever designed and come replete with bleeding-edge, motion-tracking, X-ray-vision-enabled helmets. But why should Air Force pilots have all the fun?


US Government Wiretappers Can't Keep Up With All These New Chat Apps

Wiretapping used to be straightforward. Potential drug lord? Bug his phone! But the proliferation of online chat options is making it hard for law enforcement officials and intelligence agents to carry out court-ordered wiretaps.


Michel Gondry Tells Us What It's Like To Build Movie Dreams Without CGI

Books have been adapted for the big screen since the dawn of cinema, but the transition can be tricky — especially when the original is a uniquely dreamlike counter-cultural touchstone. Mood Indigo is Michel Gondry’s latest feature film; he recently spoke with us about bringing the fantastic voyage of young love and deep loss to life with physical sets and a refreshing lack of CGI.


Posters Of Famous Patents Put Other People's Great Ideas On Your Wall

The design process is a many splendored thing full of trial and error, prototypes and practice runs. When your genius is ready to make its debut, filing a patent is a bureaucratic way to project your concept from idea-stealers — but it turns out the diagrammatical drawings are artworks in themselves.


A Weekender Duffel Bag That Can Handle Your Sleeping Bag And Tent Too

When you’re not flush with weeks of annual leave, short weekend getaways are the best way to take advantage of warm weather. And whether you’re spending that time in a cabin or a tent, Alite’s Great Escape duffel bag can hold everything you need for a couple days worth of rest and respite.


Make Your Gingerbread People Dance With These Posable Cookie Cutters

Your average gingerbread cookie ends up looking a lot like da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man with its limbs splayed out in every direction. But with this modular cookie cutter in your kitchen repertoire, you can create gingerbread cookies that are a little more lifelike and active.


A Twisted Mobius Chair Provides An Infinite Place To Sit

Do you remember the first time you were introduced to a mobius strip and its never-ending looped surface? It was probably during grade school science, and it probably made you rethink everything you knew about the world, the same way this Mobius Chair by Takeshi Miyakawa will make you rethink everything you know about sitting.


Borg Cube Mini-Fridge: Freezistance Is Futile

It’s apparently taken some 27 years for a marketing genius at Paramount to realise that the cube-shaped Borg ship introduced in Star Trek: The Next Generation bears an uncanny resemblance to a mini fridge. But someone has finally put two and two together resulting in what’s easily one of the best Star Trek-themed products of the past 20+ years.