This weekend, fancy hotel Claridges revealed the Christmas tree that will grace its famed lobby this year. Designed by a different fancy person each year, 2016's tree was was thought up by Apple impresario Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson. Ah, so this is what it felt like when humans discovered fire.
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Even if you're not the Michelangelo of pumpkin carving, you can still make a memorable jack-o'-lantern using a bit of grade school science. All you need is water, dish soap, baking soda, food colouring, and vinegar. The same ingredients used in a science fair volcano can make your pumpkin appear to puke or ooze disgusting slime from its orifices.
Everyone in your neighbourhood is going to have a pumpkin carved with a goofy face sitting on their porches. Booooring. If you want to decorate for Halloween with something a little more original, why not turn your jack-o'-lantern into a working animated zoetrope and really wow all the kids stopping by to beg for free candy.
Ever since Halloween, horror movies and holidays (and special occasions, like Graduation Day) have gone together like razor blades and candy bars. Now there's an anthology film that takes its cue from that, or at the very least from Eli Roth's fake Thanksgiving trailer for Grindhouse. It's titled, of course, Holidays.
Before you buy a bunch of discounted LED lights for next year's Christmas tree, you might want to consider putting that money towards a projector instead — one that will guarantee that your living room holiday decor will far outshine your neighbour's.
Dear robots of the world, don't for a second think you're fooling us with adorable demonstrations of your crafting capabilities this holiday season. Because one second you're making paper snowflakes, and the next you're using those same scissors to usurp your human handlers. We're on to you!
It's hard to enjoy the holidays when you're expecting a house full of guests and Christmas dinner is entirely your responsibility. So forget about waking up early to shell several dozen prawns, and just serve everyone what looks to be an elaborate holiday meal, but is actually just a giant $US25 marshmallow.
There's a good chance that all those Christmas cards you're getting ready to mail out will end up in the trash shortly after being delivered. But the novelty of a holiday card that magically sticks to any flat surface — without glue or tape — is sure to save your good tidings from a garbage bin fate.
Every year the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich trots out its weird and wonderful robotic creations adorned with festive garb as one of the more entertaining video holiday cards you'll see every year. At this point it's almost as much a holiday tradition as watching Charlie Brown or the Grinch on TV, and though it's different every year, you still know how it's going to end — with the eventual enslavement of humanity.
At this point in time, you've already hung your tinsel and decorated your tree with blinking lights. Maybe there's even a glowing Santa statue on your lawn. But did you ever step back and think about where all of these holiday decorations come from? A factory in China is the easy answer. An entire town of factories specializing in Christmas cheer is the correct answer.