“Always be prepared,” is the Boy Scouts of America motto. Well, over in Lenexa, Kansas, the good people of Westlake Ace Hardware have taken being prepared to an entirely different level: protection from and for the undead — more specifically, Zombies. Not only can you find out how to...read more
This hasn’t been the first time Apple has filed lawsuits against its strongest competitor, Samsung, but now the battle has been taken to a new level: a complete ban on selling the Galaxy 10.1 in most Europe nations (cnet article). For a full recap and all the gloriously witty comments...read more
Okay, that might be hyperbole. But researchers at Harvard accidentally kept putting fire out with AC currents during some experiments. Then they decided that their “confusion” was actually “discovery”. Smart folks. They’re just using about 600 watts of AC. That’s...read more
So what do you get when you combine ballet dancers, motion detection equipment, and a design group? The answer: a typeface comprised of beautiful calligraphy brush strokes. By attaching small 2D tracking devices to the dancers, the team was able to capture their movements and translate them into a...read more
‘All your base are belong to us’ this Friday with Technology Byte’s 15th Anniversary party! Friday, July 9, 2010 at 7:00pm – 2:00am Foundation Room at House of Blues 1204 Caroline Street City/Town: Houston, TX All listeners of Technology Bytes (past, present and future) are...read more
The latest release of Opera’s 10.60 browser boasted ‘What is faster than the fastest?’ Although tests by Lifehacker and DailyTech show that Opera is still not as fast as Chrome or Safari, it’s really made some headway in the new version. Nevertheless, an Opera-employed...read more
The best minimalist pieces are defined by using the least amount of lines and reference points as possible, while your brain draws out the rest. This collection of Heroes and Villains posters by graphic designer Andres Romero (AKA “blo0p) plays on this idea with key features of comic book...read more
We are all familiar with Saul Bass’s work: movie credits, logo design, all around awesome. But for the first time, AT&T has released the film Bass produced to present his logo redesign for their 1970′s “bell.” As far as graphic design history goes, this was the largest...read more
Ever since I saw a shirt that said “Kern This Motherf*cker,” at one year’s Creative Summit, I’ve been searching for more typography puns without avail—that is until I found the designs submitted on MySoti. If you’re a type nerd (or a type of nerd, hurhur), then...read more
contributed by Cacodaemonia You really can’t call yourself a nerd/geek/dork (possibly not even a human?) unless you’ve played Tetris. Created on June 6, 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris has become one of the most well-known and reinvented games ever. Some variation of Tetris has been...read more
contributed by Leroy James Within the last couple of years thanks to the invention of the cellphone, and now the smartphone, many calculators have fallen by the wayside. These days when you walk into an Office Depot the calculator section is at best slim pickings. Vintage Technology has, so far,...read more
The movie comic lovers have been waiting for, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, is opening up in theaters this Friday, and let’s face it, it looks epically awesomesauce. To celebrate the premier — something we’ve been looking forward to since the trailers hit the interwebs — we’ve...read more
contributed by Leroy James For any hipster dude spending their summer around the beach, or if you live in Austin, around Barton Springs you’ll find your choices for fashionable swimwear are pretty limiting. Luckily, lots of brands these days, like the skaters at Mishka and the gentlemen at...read more
contributed by Leroy James Hipster fashion isn’t just limited to dudes in beards with plaid and boat shoes, it also has something for the ladies. Now that we’re in the dog days of summer in Texas, hipster ladies are finally shedding their librarian dresses and lamé leggings for one...read more
While every other news site out there is only covering the bout of violence that happened this past Comic-Con in San Diego and not so much the actual coolness of the event, we’re highlighting some of the best trailers that were released at SDCC. Tron Legacy The Walking Dead Alice...read more
contributed by Leroy James Texas is probably closer to hell than anywhere else on the planet, so it’s just that much more important for people here to invest in some good, stylish sunglasses. Hipsters like myself though, have to maintain their style cred while riding their fixie and rooting...read more
contributed by Leroy James Here at What The Flux, we spend a lot of our time in the summer lounging around in Diesel cutoffs and mesh American Apparel tank tops. Since it’s too hot to wear boat shoes or saddle shoes in Texas tho, we’ve decided to settle on some pretty dope slip-ons....read more
Here at What The Flux, we love steampunk. But what makes it even better? Star Wars of course. Illustrator Björn Hurri produced this amazing collection of steampunk style Star Wars characters, creating retro-futuristic illustrations of the characters Leia, Luke, Yoda, 3PCO and the...read more
What could be better than awesome Nintendo character fanart? Epically awesome Nintendo fanart in the form of Japanese Woodblock prints, of course. From the beginning of this month, children’s book illustrator Jed Henry began of series of woodblock style prints featuring classically favorite...read more
contributed by Cacodaemonia What’s more awesome than helping animals with art? Nothing! Well, okay. Maybe world peace or an infinite supply of clean energy. But other than those things, this is definitely the most awesome! I’ve been collaborating with the I Love Rescue Animals Blog on a...read more
— a conversation with James Victore by Leroy James If you’re a Graphic Designer (a.k.a. anyone with Photoshop) and you’ve never heard of James Victore, then you’ve been sleeping on the greatest designer living today. From his (in)famous “Columbus Day” posters...read more
To gear up for the Houston Symphony concert featuring music from Star Wars (and an excuse to have more geekiness for today), we’ve collected a series of fan made posters that are all about the Force — whether its the light side or the dark side. To make things more interesting than just...read more
Steampunk: it’s what happened when Goth Kids grew up, discovered the color brown, and married a steam ship from the Victorian Era — and then it turned into awesome. Mixing science fiction and history, the people who create the costume gear for this rapidly growing costume play are in an...read more
Fantastic Story Magazine was a 1950-55 science fiction pulp magazine, featuring short stories and incredible cover art. The masthead, name, and design concepts may have changed over the years of its 23 issues, but one thing remained the same: Babes in Bikinis…in space. Or at least,...read more
Scifi creations are coming into fruition at a rapid pace, case in point with this technological development by the NIMBUS Lab in Nebraska. Researchers have developed a new use for quadcopters by turning them into a portable and wireless power source. Although the range at the time is only about...read more
Well, we can’t carve our names into the moon with it, mainly because people don’t trust us around lasers. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced that their new toy — a factual ray gun — works and has effectively tracked and obliterated a drone in flight over water....read more
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