22 of the most iconic game controllers of the past 30 years photographed in one man’s hands

July 29, 2014 | No comments

Art Director Javier Laspiur’s series Controllers documents classic game controllers of the past 30 years…


Laspiur’s series is simple — each portrait is a photo of a controller along with its name or system and the year in which Laspiur first played that game.

In addition to the GIF above, we’ve included photos of each of the 22 game controllers below…

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Mom and dad can’t calm their baby girl…until dad puts down his phone

July 21, 2014 | No comments

Unable to calm their daughter, this mom and dad helplessly stumble through several attempts at quieting her with their phones before finally doing what they should have tried first…

5 things you will never see anyone post on Facebook (even though they should)

July 17, 2014 | 1 comment

Social media is with overrun with people who are passionate about lots of issues, leaving the appropriately apathetic middle without a strong voice online, even though they are often the most sensible.

But what would they say if they did speak up more? Richard Stevens offers a few examples…

Five Posts

(via Laughing Squid)

The hilarious result of people on Facebook thinking The Onion is real [21 pics]

July 14, 2014 | 4 comments

Just because The Onion is the most famous satirical publication on the planet doesn’t mean that everyone knows they’re joking. In fact, there are thousands out there who see their headlines every day and believe them to be real.

Thanks to the site Literally Unbelievable, we get to check in from time to time and laugh at these people. Here are a few of their most recent…

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Are giant Lego blocks the future of building construction?

July 13, 2014 | 1 comment

A company called Kite Bricks is developing a construction system that they claim will by 70 – 80% cheaper and quicker than current methods all while being environmentally friendly and…quiet.

Their products are a line of various shaped bricks designed to be easily combined with each other using robots to build homes, office buildings, bridges, and more. They explain…

The block is constructed of high-strength concrete with unique properties that allow for the building of truly ecological structures, with large savings in electricity expenses associated with seasonal heating and cooling. The block allows for faster, cheaper, more precise, and stronger building than is available through traditional building methods.

Bricks are designed to be easily joined together, with open internal spaces for insulation and infrastructure elements to be run through the bricks and allow for easy access to these elements.

Floors, walls, and ceilings are all constructed by appropriate bricks to allow for facile, solid construction with little mess and significantly reduced construction costs.

Here is the initial, computer-animated demo of what they’re imagining…

(via Ars Technica)

Most people can’t watch this entire video…and it’s only 3 minutes long. Can you?

June 26, 2014 | 8 comments

This video is motivational, even inspiring, but most people can’t make it all the way through. Those of you who do, though, won’t regret it…

(via Twisted Sifter)

If you watched the whole thing, let your friends know and see if they can do it, too…