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It Wasn’t A Bad Dose, Dude! It Really Is The Aurora Borealis In Santa Monica

Santa Monica recently held its first GLOW festival on July 19th, an all-night event of media art, performances, music, and sculpture. The most memorable of all was perhaps Usman Haque�s art installation called Primal Source. It looks like a smaller-scale northern lights, being made up of a large water spray screen that projects light patterns aided by the perfect backdrop ...

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Fallout 3 Reviews From Around The ‘Net

Everyone has been comparing Bethesda’s Fallout 3 with Oblivion. That’s a real shame, considering Fallout‘s true roots lie with Black Isle Studios. Though the game may not be what long-time Fallout fans are hoping for, it certainly will be remembered for the gore. One thing I’ll miss: groin shot. Here’s a few good reads on the upcoming post-apocalyptic pseudo-RPG from ...

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KAWS x John Mayer Guitar Picks

Looks like artist KAWS is up to his dirty tricks again. And by dirty tricks, I mean creative works of art. This time around, it’s a set of uniquely designed guitar picks that were made in collaboration with guitarist John Mayer. Each pick is signed and dated by both KAWS and Mayer and won’t be available to the general public. ...

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R/C Putter Bot Putts So You Won’t Have To Leave Your Seat

Remember that R/C Tortoise and the Swashbot, from the folks at Crabfu? They’re still hard at it, coming up with some awesome new robots. The latest on the line is the Putter Bot, a remote-controlled golfing robot. Actually, make that putting robot as I doubt this little guy is capable of a long drive without a driver. Getting through the ...

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Baseball Team No One Watches To Get Touchscreens In Stadium

The Oakland A’s. A team no one really cares about, just like the post-Bo Jackson Raiders. However, that’s not going to stop the developer of Cisco Field, the A’s new baseball stadium in construction, from hooking up fans. Cisco is looking to add interactive wireless touchscreens to each seat in the stadium. You could look up player stats, game stats, ...

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DIY Crab Pots

If you’ve ever seen Deadliest Catch, you know crabbing is no bullshit. Raw, powerful and extremely itchy, crabs are ready to claw your nose off before they make it to a pot full of boiling water. If you buy crabs from the market, that’s great and all. But what about catching your own? Kevin Kelly posts these DIY crab pots ...

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The Last HOPE: Citizen Engineer

HOPE may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep building things and experimenting. Our good pal Phillip Torrone from MAKE and the famous Ladyada from Adafruit Industries have teamed up to created a video series dubbed “Citizen Engineer.” In the series (which premiered at HOPE), Torrone and company run through DIY, soldering, hacking, phreaking and more. You’ll learn ...

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The Last HOPE: The Coat Room

Get real: this is a hacker conference. There’s no coat room, silly! But check out this server coat room! That’s right, a “coat check” for live servers. Bring your own, get set up and don’t forget to check out the Telehacking across the way. We wrote one of our friend’s cell number on the table near the payphones. We hope ...

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The Last HOPE: My Fix

What was I doing during the conference? Drinking Club-Mate and playing a Galaga rip-off. Hit the jump to see my look of disappointment:

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The Last HOPE: Capture The Flag

PacketWars had its own project going on the expo floor. Complete with a referee who was ready to smack any hacker who steps out of the line with any shenanigans that violate the terms of service. It’s competitive network combat, no holds barred. Bring your own laptop, plug in and defend your territory. .

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