I found a cool looking beetle a few days ago!

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Watch A Tiny Apartment Grow With A Wave Of The Hand (VIDEO)

It’s no secret that when it comes to micro-dwelling, everyone’s looking for space-saving solutions that can really open up even the teeny-tiniest apartment. But instead of resorting to hanging stuff everywhere or purchasing double-duty furniture, MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group is going in a drastically different direction and really taking things to the next level with their new CityHome project.

Through the help of gestures, touch and voice control, a mechanical box that looks a bit like a custom closet transforms into a complete home as the hiding bed, table, kitchen, workspace, closet and storage units emerge. But the innovation doesn’t end there — the entire module is built on low-friction rollers and can be moved a few feet each way to dynamically fulfill any small-space needs.

via Watch A Tiny Apartment Grow With A Wave Of The Hand (VIDEO).

The Lord Of The Rings Covers: A Brief History

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If there’s any novel that’s just made to have a beautiful cover, it’s The Lord of the Rings.

I would think this novel would be a book designer’s dream come true. So much inspiration.

Every now and then, I’ll take a look back at some book covers over the years for specific novels. We’ve done it with The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath and The Sound and the Fury.

Now let’s take a look at some of the The Lord of the Rings covers over the years.

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Getting the Perfect Shot With Your Smartphone at Comic Con

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by Travis McKnight

Imagine this scenario: You’re trying to find the best angle for snapping an exquisite photo of somebody cosplaying as Mikasa Akerman from Attack on Titan, and then some oaf in a visibly-impairing bear costume accidentally shoves you from behind, knocking you off balance. During the all-too-fast plummet toward the unforgiving concrete you helplessly watch your expensive DSLR camera slip from your grip and clatter across the floor. Before you can recover the precious device it gets kicked back toward you by an unaware child. Cringing, you pick up the camera to discover a cracked lens. And unfortunately, the only camera you have left is a smartphone.

Although smartphones are not going to give you the same custom control over a photo, with a bit of knowledge you can still come away with some awesome photos from the Con. While I’m not a photographer by any means…

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