Lights, Bots, Action! Former Car-Assembly Robots Find New Careers in Film Business
It’s great to see a startup hiring laid-off autoworkers — even if they aren’t human. Jeff Linnell (center) recently picked up three Fanuc s430iL industrial robots at fire-sale prices and reprogrammed them for jobs in TV advertising. Seems that the autobots (nicknamed Puck, Gilda, and Rosie) had transferable skills.Read More
‘Mirror Man’ street performer at Griffith Observatory
The sight of this man made of mirrors certainly must have been a surprise for the visitors to Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. A few hours spent contemplating the far off mysteries of the universe only to have one land in front of you.Read More
Ultra Portable Drive Comes Pre-loaded with One Free Movie for Activation and Twenty Other Films for Purchase
Today, Seagate and Paramount Digital Entertainment announced their agreement to pre-load a selection of 500GB FreeAgent Go™ ultra-portable hard drives with Paramount movies. Beginning immediately, US customers who purchase specially-marked packages of the FreeAgent Go ultra-portable hard drive will be able to activate Paramount Pictures’ popular film, Star Trek (2009), for no additional fee.Read More
High Heel Motorcycle
Choppers are an American tradition that is slowly making it’s way across the globe. Here are a few unique examples of ingenuity and impracticality.Read More
The deceptions of The Ghost Army used every theatrical tool at their command to defeat the Nazis in WWII
An invisible army, operating in obscurity, were masters of the art of illusion, deception, and disinformation to defeat the Nazis in World War II. This top-secret unit, so highly classified that its very existence was denied by the Pentagon for 50 years, is finally being revealed. Among the tools of trickery were visual deceptions created by using life-size inflatable mock-ups of artillery, trucks, planes, tanks, and even buildings.Read More
Superimposed photos combine the present with the past
Superimposed Photo: Thomas Circle, Washington, DC
These clever superimposed photos align historical photos with today's actual surroundings by placing an old photo in front of the subject, then taking a picture of both.
For those lucky enough to have a box of early 20th century photographs - and even luckier to find the subjects still exist - it might be worth a drive to track down some of the locations to get some really cool and attention-getting photographs.Read More
Handy hourly rate calculator is a great tool for freelancers
Whether you're freelancing or working on side projects for some extra cash, make sure you get paid what you're worth with Freelance Switch's hourly rate calculator.Read More
A marketing campaign developed by Cossette West uses the tag line “Shopping turned on its head” and for the next four days visitors to the GAP store on Robson Street in Vancouver will find everything flipped on its head.
The store logo has been inverted, a hot dog cart and cars outside the store was turned over and clothes racks fixed to the ceiling.