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Namie Amuro: Golden Touch

The music video for J-pop act Namie Amuro asks you to participate with just one simple act – placing your finger in the middle of the screen. The only downside is that you’ll end up with a big greasy fingerprint there by the time it’s over. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Following controversy and stiff competition, Uber makes its app more friendly to hearing-impaired drivers

Uber has updated its mobile applications with new features meant to make it easier for deaf and hard-of-hearing drivers to communicate with passengers. In addition to making the driver’s phone light up when a passenger is available, the update will remove the ability for consumers to call their driver, and will instead encourage them to send [...]

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GolfPod

Aeroe’s GolfPod is a durable golf bag that eliminates the need to get a separate travel case. It has a hardshell cover, built-in travel wheels and TSA-approved locks. It also has an accessory that lets you mount it to car roof racks. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Already a hit in Europe, Trustpilot gets $72M to become “the review site for the entire online world”

The last time you were in a new city and wanted to find dinner, what did you do? Walk to into the closest storefront with a blazing “PIZZA” sign on the window? Probably not. What you most likely did was reach into your pocket, pull out your phone, and then search for whatever you were [...]

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TRAK Folding Kayak

If campers can carry their houses on their backs (or at least have the Ecocapsule pulled by a unicorn), why shouldn’t they be able to pack mule (or at least trunk-of-car mule their kayaks? TRAK’s T-1600 is a performance kayak that breaks down into 8 pieces small enough to stuff inside a 52″ x 17″ [...]

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Pac-Man 256

Named after the infamous glitch that occurs at the 256th level of Pac-Man, this upcoming mobile game turns the classic maze runner into an endless chase, developed by Hipster Whale, the guys behind the insanely addictive Crossy Road. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Jawbone files a desperate lawsuit claiming FitBit stole sensitive information

Jawbone is getting desperate. The maker of UP fitness trackers has filed a lawsuit alleging that several of its employees took sensitive information about the company’s “supply chain, gross margins, product lineup and market predictions” with them after they were recruited by rival FitBit. Jawbone names FitBit and five of its former employees in the lawsuit. It’s [...]

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The Perfect Exhaust Note

Just because your car doesn’t have a fancy sports exhaust system doesn’t mean it can’t have a big and loud exhaust note. These guys seem to have perfected the technique with their Mazda MX-5 Miata. (Thanks Chad!) Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Brain Jr. DIY MIDI Controller Kit

I wonder if there’s a Brain Sr. or if this Brain Jr. MIDI controller is like Carl’s Jr., thriving and making delicious burgers/music despite its apparent lack of a parental figure to guide it. The DIY kit lets you build and create a fully customized plug-and-play MIDI device regardless of your electronics background. An included [...]

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All Studios Everything

ART404 combined all of the opening animations for the major Hollywood studios into one video. The result is a very appropriate metaphor; a cacophony of grandeur. This should be the intro to Michael Bay’s biopic. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Facebook reaffirms its commitment to virtual reality with new acquisition

Facebook has acquired Surreal Vision for an undisclosed sum to bolster its Oculus division’s virtual reality technologies. Surreal Vision will join Oculus’ research department in Washington and will remain focused on computer vision. The Wall Street Journal speculates that the acquisition is part of Facebook’s efforts to position Oculus as more than a gaming tool. [...]

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Screentendo

Aaron Randall’s fun, but ultimately useless Mac OS X application can turn an image on your computer screen into a Super Mario Bros. level. We’d love to see him build this out to be fully playable. Source code here. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Kangabro

Residents of North Lakes in Australia were surprised by the sight of their new neighbor – a ripped kangaroo. Seven News says the 6.5ft. tall buck hangs out in the suburb’s parks and golf course. And probably the local gym too. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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With Buzzfeed announcing IPO plans and Comcast interested in Vox, let the dystopian future of media begin

Today, Buzzfeed’s CEO Jonah Peretti announced plans to take his cat listicle mega-company public. The fact that he made this announcement at a conference hosted by a tech blog, which was yesterday acquired by a larger media company that may soon be acquired by a telecommunications firm, is no coincidence. The new media landscape is shaking out [...]

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Recon at the Rancho: Crashing the Code conference, day one

“The companies I admire are the companies that pursue their own mission not the mission of their parent company. Build for the long term. Everything we’ve built would be undermined by being acquired.” — Airbnb’s Brian Chesky in conversation with Vox Media’s Kara Swisher on stage at the Code Conference It is decidedly more fun to attend tech conferences [...]

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Predator: Dark Ages

(Gore) Get thee to the chariot! A band of Templars and an unlikely ally are asked to hunt a strange and heartless creature through a foggy forest. Fools. Starring Joel from The Last of Us and Mr. Common Sense. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Wingdog

An insanely smart stray dog repays a stranger’s act of kindness tenfold in this silly commercial for Thai bank Kiatnakin. He did so well we’re going to give him a pass for showing his junk. BRB, feeding stray dogs. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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