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A Tiny Pinhole Camera

Engineers often attempt to optimize technologies by making them as compact and efficient as possible. Occasionally these smaller technologies enable the development of brand new technologies—the microchip, for example. Arguably this is also why many consumer electronics like PCs, laptops, televisions, and cell phones (excluding the phablet phenomenon) have gotten progressively smaller since their introduction. But oftentimes shrinking down a technology to its most basic elements is simply a fun exercise in taking things apart and rebuilding them more simply. 

 Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, has done just that with the pinhole camera. Howerter fashioned a tiny fully-functional pinhole camera from a two-by-two square Lego brick.

The Future Is Here: Pizza From a Vending Machine

You may have heard urban legends about the strange products some businesses stock vending machines with--cigarettes, jewelry, and socks, to name a few--perhaps you've even had brushes with Coca Cola's Freestyle soda fountains, capable of dispensing over a hundred flavors. But what about food? And no, I don't mean Hershey bars or Slim Jims. I'm talking about pizza.

Video Games as Art: Painting with Consequence

With each invention of a new medium comes the conception of a new art form. With writing came literature, with pigments came painting, and with film came photography and movies. However, even with the advent of computer technology, video games still have trouble being recognized as an art form. However, perhaps the issue is that it is difficult to recognize exactly what art is, and how video games use a unique medium that few other art forms can.

New Internet Hoax: Apple “Wave” IOS 8 feature will NOT charge your iPhone in a microwave!

Instead, you will end up with a worthless flaming pile of cooked circuitry.

Posted originally by the notorious internet pranksters 4-Chan, the 'IOS 8 exclusive' Wave ad was designed to look exactly like an update notification from Apple that was posted following the release of their new software one week ago.

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