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(Above) In honor of Ultimate Spider-Man coming to an end, the cover to Ultimate Spider-Man #1 by Fiona Staples. [image via]
MIT Media Lab students Travis Rich and Kevin Hu have created an awesome GIF search site. GIFGIF lets you search for the perfect GIF based on emotion. When a visitor comes to the site they are immediately presented with an emotion and two random GIFs. The viewer can then select which GIF displays the emotion more accurately or if “neither,” allowing GIFGIF to categorize them.
You can also search a specific rage of emotion and they’ll give you a shorter list based on your criteria. They’re still looking to enhance the site, according to the creators:
“We’d love to find some data measurements that show this variation quantitatively,” they told BuzzFeed. “We would also like to answer questions like, how are angry GIFs different from sad GIFs? Why are some GIFs ambiguous while others are clear?”
The site is clean, simple, and mathematical. Of course they’re still working out the bugs and there are currently only 1,024 GIFs, but it seems to be one of the best GIF search sites I’ve run across lately.
Use it. Love it. Bookmark it! Yay!!!
What’s better than waking up to the smell of bacon? Nothing. Except maybe having the bacon brought to you in bed.
But for those of you who simply enjoy the smell of it, Oscar Mayer has just made a new iPhone alarm clock app that comes with a fragrance dispenser.
The commercial for it is pretty bizarre and puts bacon in all sorts of epic, dream-like sequences. I do wonder, however, how you’re supposed to charge your phone overnight if that fragrance dispense is plugged in at the bottom. Guess that’s an important decision you’ll have to make if you buy that thing.
It probably goes without saying that mega-super-very-large-store Walmart has one of the largest fleets of delivery trucks in the retail world. Think about all those boxes that have to be shipped around the world and then distributed to the mass amounts of stores that litter North America.
Now they’ve just unveiled their most recent prototype for a truck that uses less gas and whose container is made of carbon fiber, reducing the weight of the truck. They call it the WAVE (Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience). The driver is in the center of the cabin, allowing for the more aerodynamic design of the truck.
So far, it’s only a prototype and concept and there’s no official word on how much one of these trucks will cost to make.
“It may never make it to the road, but it will allow us to test new technologies and new approaches,” said Walmart CEO Doug McMillon.
I kind of want one.
First of all, I’m going to admit that I haaaaate Pizza Hut. I mean, hate. We used to eat there occasionally when I was a kid and it would always upset my stomach, which, is understandable since I have a low tolerance for exceptionally greasy foods. You should have seen me this weekend after my boyfriend and I decided it would be a good idea to eat at a place that literally translates to fat pig. No seriously, Fette Sau…you’re on my shit list. Of course it hit when we were in the mall in Philadelphia. My boyfriend decided to go to the bathroom while I was in Old Navy. Five minutes into shopping, I called him, begging him to tell me where the bathrooms were IMMEDIATELY. He’s laughing because I ran down the escalator and across the first level of the mall trying to avoid people like I’m in some kind of poop action movie.
But back to Chaotic Moon and the Pizza Hut table…
When I see something like this concept for ordering food, I can’t help but wonder…are we really going in the right direction here? I mean, in one way…it totally diminishes any interaction with humans at the restaurant. But, it’s also a fast food place, so interaction with the people serving your food isn’t exactly a top priority. But is a concept like this inspiring more or less communication between the people at the table? Does anyone care? I’d only want this table if I could play digital air hockey with it. And if the puck was a pepperoni.
The new Syfy series Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge premieres March 24th and it looks pretty cool. Above is the ‘Concept Trailer’ for the show and below is some behind-the scenes footage.
The reality competition is comprised of 10 aspiring creature creators that compete to bring high-end inanimate creature designs to life in the hopes of winning a $100,000 prize and a contract with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
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(Above) The Giving Groot. via isaac1210