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Not Safe For Play? The Evolution Of Pinball Machines

Game of skills or evil gambling? It is hard to believe that there was a long period in the history of arcade games when pinball machines, these amazing mixtures of art, design, engineering, technology, gaming, sport, culture and so on, were banned. It was illegal to own even just one.


50 Gorgeous Examples Of Pinball Machine Art Across Seven Decades

PBall Gallery, a pinball museum in Budapest, Hungary, contains more than 130 once-banned (and dreaded!) electromechanical gaming machines. It’s an incredible collection, and a reminder that while most of us were glued to the game, these games are also little works of art.


Photos Of India's Deadly, Street-Melting Heat Wave

An extreme heat wave with temperatures reaching 48C has killed at least 1118 people over the past week in India, where hot air, molten asphalt, dust storms are making life almost unbearable.


17 Gorgeous Hood Ornaments That Defined These Classic Cars

Even though I’m not a car buff, old-timer car shows and exhibitions attract me. One reason is hood ornaments — a distinctive aspect of each automobile that beautifully combines art, design and typography.


Coachella 2015 In Photos

This past weekend, a hundred thousand or so attractively dressed Instagram hashtag abusers rushed to the desert of Indio to dehydrate themselves in an united effort to save California from its drought. Either that or Coachella happened. Here’s a photo diary of one of the biggest music buffets in America.


Inside The Most Futuristic Science Labs In The World

Last month, we took a look at the headquarters of the most beautiful science laboratories and research institutes in the world. Now it’s time to go inside. As it turns out, scientists and their machines, labs and tools are even more amazing then the buildings they work in.


7 Machines That Are Meta As Hell 

What’s better then a monster machine? A meta machine. Here are a bunch of machines that really took the advice “Just do you!” to heart.


The Origin Of Colour Bars On TV, And Other Standard Test Files 

Occasionally, we get to catch a glimpse of the hidden tests that ensure our technology-infused world runs smoothly: colour bars on TV or blocks of “lorem ipsum” gibberish text. There’s a fascinating story behind how each of these tests came to be and how they work.


5 Unsettling Works Of Encryption Art

Encryption is the process of encoding a message, and today we have incredibly sophisticated software and algorithms that make our encrypted messages almost impossible to decode. But how does it work? These art projects answer that question by exploring how encryption has become part of daily lives.


A Fond Farewell To The Neon Sign

I simply can’t help it; I’m a sucker for neon signs. I just love their clear glowing lines, their curves and bends, their warm though discreet presence in the night. And I hate to see them go.