Google Autocomplete in Real Life [Video]

From Gary Turk: I thought I would try and recreate Google’s autocomplete feature in the real world using the public. I wanted to see if people are really as similar and predictive as google’s search results would have us believe. [Gary Turk]

A Ripple of Hope [Comic]

Comic by Zen Pencils based on a quote by Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968). [Source: Zen Pencils | Like “Zen Pencils” on Facebook | Follow “Zen Pencils” on Twitter]

A Brief History of Numerical Systems [Video]

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9… and 0. With just these ten symbols, we can write any rational number imaginable. But why these particular symbols? Why ten of them? And why do we arrange them the way we do? Alessandra King gives a brief history of numerical systems. [TED Ed]

Albert Einstein: Life is a Mystery [Comic]

Comic by Zen Pencils based on a quote by Albert Einstein. [Source: Zen Pencils | Like “Zen Pencils” on Facebook | Follow “Zen Pencils” on Twitter]

How Did Sony Start? (The Origins of Sony) [Video]

A fantastic video by the folks from ColdFusion telling the story of how Sony started. Check it out! [ColdFusion]

Comic Sans: The Man Behind the World’s Most Contentious Font [Video]

You remember Comic Sans. You know, that irreverent, off-kilter font that came pre-programmed on 90s versions of Microsoft Word? In fact, you probably have very strong feelings about that font. Here’s the story behind the most polarizing font ever made. [Great Big Story]

Toys Meet Data Analysis In Legonomics

It might feel as if some Lego sets are much worse value than others. But some dedicated numbercrunchers suggest the price per brick is largely stable across both sets and time. (Before the numbers, two rants as a Brit of a certain age. It’s Lego bricks, not Legos. And the only true Lego set is […]

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens To Get TV Adaptation

Amazon has confirmed Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens will be adapted into a TV series to air next year. It’s appropriate timing as the 1990 novel is set in 2018. Something of a dream collaboration among sci-fi fans, it’s a comedic tale of an angel and a demon who try to stave off […]

It’s-a Me, Mario! – Meet The Man Behind the Voice of Super Mario [Video]

You know Mario—who could forget the cheery “woo-hoos!” of Nintendo’s most beloved video game character? Now meet Charles Martinet, the voice behind the iconic mustachioed man. It turns out, Martinet not only voiced Mario, he also created the voices for Wario, Luigi and even Donkey Kong! [Great Big Story]

DEAL: Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation – $1.99 (88% Off)

Interested in reading about the birth of the video game industry? Console Wars is one of the best books out there when it comes to this subject, and today, it can be yours for just $1.99! Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how […]

Stan Lee Celebrates 75 Years at Marvel [Video]

Did you know that Stan Lee has been working at Marvel for 75 years now? The man is now 94 years old, and by looking at him, I’d say he doesn’t look a day older than 70. I’ve even seen him in person at Montreal Comiccon a few years ago, and the man looked just […]