Microsoft is dropping restrictions on Xbox One games that prevent players from sharing game discs across multiple consoles. President of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft wrote on its blog:
Teenage girls are into guys who play sports or play music. Here's a guy who can do both pretty well, at the same time. This is 19-year old Ben Lapps, who plays the guitar while bouncing a basketball with awesome rhythmic skills.
Jimmy Kimmel's euphemism-filled video features Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx singing/rapping, with Olivia Munn singing backup. At some point there's Miley Cyrus under a vending machine, who bursts into song with a packet of Skittles.
Facebook is rolling out photo comments, where users can comment on posts with images rather than just words. It was originally built during a Facebook employee hackathon. Photo comments are beginning to roll out globally on the web as well as on the Facebook mobile site. Unfortunately users can't leave photo comments within Facebook's mobile apps, but they're viewable.
Scientists have discovered that Mars was developed over one billion years before earth and once had an oxygen-rich atmosphere.
The discovery comes after examining meteorites and rocks from Mars. Some of these rocks came from NASA's Spirit Mars rover, which scientists compared to Martian meteorites that had crash landed on Earth. Spirit's rocks came from a 3.7 billion-year old section of the planet, and shows signs of early exposure to oxygen before they sank back into the terrain. The Martian meteorites however, came from deep within the surface, which is why they seem to appear unaffected by any form of oxygen-containing atmosphere.
The Kontum Indochine Cafe in central Vietnam uses bamboo structures to support an entire building. The open-air cafe looks like it's supported by giant bamboo fishing baskets.
The wall-less restaurant is surrounded by a lake, and its roof is made from bamboo, interwoven with layers of thatch and fibre-reinforced plastic. The columns are also made from bamboo, put together by traditional techniques such as smoke-drying instead of a more modern method.
Some of you use Google, and some of you prefer Bing. Some would argue that one is better than the other, or which is prettier. But whatever it is, this hilarious difference between the to is how they auto-complete the Xbox One. Google Instant suggests words like terrible, ugly, a joke, and more. Bing just finds it amazing:
Recycling is a great practice for all of you who need to be concerned for the environment. But how does the glass bottle you just recycled become a new bottle you'll probably drink from in future?
It's a process that involves magnets, soda ash, a 2,700 degree furnace and more. The NPR blog Planet Money summarized the glass recycling process into 6 GIFs. It begins with sorting piles of broken glass with magnets (to pull out metal) and optical sorting machines (to blow out the valuable clear glass). Then soda ash, sand and limestone are mixed with the clear glass and melted at 2,700 degrees. The burning orange mixture will eventually become a bottle. The entire process can be seen here.
Coffee is a huge deal everywhere. Everyone is drinking coffee, or even using 'coffee' as a means to catch up with friends. But coffee is coffee, and it's more of less the same everywhere.
Taiwanese company Let's Café wanted an edge over all their competitors. So they came up with an added feature for latte drinkers in Taiwan - by using a coffee printer. Latte drinkers can upload an image via mobile and get their faces (or anything else) printed on their lattes. Some even include personalized messages written on them.
These pencil tip-looking things look like an abstract art installation, but they're actually really the art of science. These infinitely repeating barbs are part of the anechoic chambers at the Technical University of Denmark. They basically absorb sound and electromagnetic waves so scientists can test wave-emitting devices for things like volume and clarity.
News broke out in 2012 that a feature-length Lego movie was happening and slated for a 2014 release. And it's true! It's going to happen! The first trailer shows LEGO figures and reveals that it's based on a "chosen one" kinda plot. And a lot of superhero mentions.
Don't drink and drive! But how do you know when you're too drunk to drive? Our intoxicated minds always make us feel we're more sober than we think, which is where Tokyoflash's latest watch can help save some lives.
Instagram can only get as fun as you looking, liking, and commenting on your friends' photos. And after awhile it just becomes a habit.
Cue Instapuzzle for iOS!
Instapuzzle lets you select a variety of types of Instagram photos from yours or your friends' streams. Once you've picked a photo, choose a difficulty level and watch as the picture gets split and scattered into a jigsaw puzzle. Then, race against a timer using the least number of moves possible to score points, or use hints if you get stuck.
You may not know much about chemistry, but maybe this periodic table of Muppets will make sense to you. It's an incredibly organized and colorful take on the history of the Muppets which you'll appreciate.
Berlin-based designers Ying Zhang and Ida Thonsgaard created a system called Playtime, which is a collection of chairs and tables made out of thin layers of tessellated wooden triangles, backed by a textile laminate. When these pieces are unfolded, they're flat like rugs. But when you snap together the embedded system of magnets and clips, each piece transforms into a 3D side table or stool. The surfaces are covered in patterns inspired by Japanese origami and Nordic textiles.
Not everyone can say they have a great view from their homes or offices, and even if they do have amazing views of the city or scenic landscapes, nothing can compare to the view ISS astronauts get.
This image is the view from the Cupola on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station, timed so that our planet fills the field of view entirely. It was taken last week, and you can see the Russian Soyuz crew capsule top left, and solar array bottom right.