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Philly's Beautiful Plan To Fight Crime With Neon Murals

Just the presence of streetlights can deter criminal behaviour. A South Philadelphia neighbourhood is trying something a little more innovative than that — using neon-lit murals to not just brighten the footpath, but also turn the area into a destination.


Bot Lawyer That Successfully Appealed 160,000 Parking Tickets Is A Damn Hero

Parking tickets are the worst. Sadly, the burden of challenging a ticket is far greater than just paying the damn thing. But what if an artificially intelligent robot could do the dirty work for you?


IKEA Recalls 29 Million Dressers In The US, But No Recall In Australia

Rumours broke yesterday that IKEA was going to recall millions of dressers today. And they were right. But it’s not just the Malm, as we originally heard. IKEA is recalling 29 million dressers of all varieties in partnership with the US Product Safety Commission after the death of a 22-month-old child who was crushed by a Malm dresser earlier this year. However, they aren’t being recalled in Australia.


This Trippy Infinite Animation Will Melt Your Brain

Video: Ben Ridgway’s specialty is creating flawlessly repeating animations that can be left on loop forever if you’re trying to intentionally trigger the worst acid flashback you’ve ever experienced — minus the acid. Continuum Infinitum has no beginning and no end, just an infinite zoom into a never-ending abyss of trippy mind-melting shapes.


This Animated Short About A Chameleon Shows The Perils Of Blending In

Video: A junior high or high school dance is hard enough without stress causing you to literally disappear. That’s the premise of “Invisible,” a short film by Michael Trikosko and Andrew Wilson.


Welcome To Australia, Where Even Money Can Kill You

Video: Australia has an earned reputation for being dangerous and inhospitable. It’s home to dickhead lizards that look like Jurassic Park dinosaurs, jellyfish that swallow regular fish whole, gangs of murderous sharks, herpes-infested carp and snakes that are so sick of living there that they try to suffocate themselves in their own skin. Now even Australian money can kill you.


IKEA Is Discontinuing Some Malm Dressers, Recalling 27 Million Units

Tomorrow IKEA will reportedly announce a recall of over 27 million Malm dressers. And shockingly, the Swedish furniture company is doing away with the piece of furniture altogether. Many versions of the Malm dresser were officially removed from the IKEA website today.


Microsoft Wants Your Hands To Join You In VR Worlds

Your job has the potential to be a lot cooler once everyone has a pair of VR goggles strapped to their face — unless Microsoft has something to say about it. The company is working towards bringing hand motions and gestures into virtual worlds, with the goal of having you press buttons and pull levers just like your boring nine-to-five has you doing right now.


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This $1200 Wetsuit Promises To Make You The Fastest Swimmer

When you’re designing a shirt, it makes sense to cut the fabrics so that the wearer is most comfortable with their arms down at their sides in a resting position. But for a swimmer, whose arms are constantly in motion, Roka Sports believes it’s advantageous to instead design a wetsuit with an athlete’s arms raised and reaching for the next stroke.


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