The beauty of Google’s data centres around the world

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 23 October 2014

If you think tech is beautiful, then you’re about to have your socks blown right off with some astounding imagery. Thanks to our friends at Business Insider, we’ve been able to take a peek into Google’s data centres in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, and Finland.

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The guitar doorbell is a great alternative to the traditional doorbell

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 23 October 2014

Instead of settling for a doorbell with that irritating chime sound, you should definitely switch it up and order a Guitar Doorbell! It’s just what it sounds like-a guitar mounted over the doorway with a plectrum striker attached to the swinging door.

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: the portable party cooler

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 23 October 2014

The Coolest Cooler might sound familiar to you. After all, this crowdfunded cooler is among the most-funded Kickstarter campaigns of all time.

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This Sydney artist turned a dreary freeway underpass into a glowing golden forest

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 23 October 2014

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How in the world can art help in deterring crime? By turning dark, dangerous highway underpasses into enchanted golden forests that glow, that’s how! ‘Aspire’ by Warren Langley is a public art installation located underneath the Western Distributor at Ultimo. It was created to not only to spruce up the site, but also provide additional illumination for cautious pedestrians.

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These carpets are made from chocolate, disposable forks, and even bandaids

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 23 October 2014

These stunning carpets might not be suitable for sitting on, walking on, or even touching, but they sure do make a statement. Designed by We Make Carpets, the three people behind this design team-Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg-have truly thought outside of the box.

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These wind-powered kinetic sculptures by Anthony Howe may just hypnotize you into a deep trance

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 23 October 2014

The work of kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe never cease to amaze with their simplicity of movements. What’s even more amazing is that they are set in motion when there is the slightest of wind present, setting off their rotating blades as sheer poetry in action. For each piece, Howe worked with some specialized software to […]

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In a town in Norway, people are being paid to ride a bike to work rather than drive

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Thursday 23 October 2014

In many countries it’s commonplace to charge motorists a toll to use certain roads, but what about paying money to cyclists as an incentive to go car-free? That’s exactly what happened recently in Lillestrøm, Norway a few weeks ago. Pedestrians and bike-users were pulled over and handed 100 Kroner (approximately $15) while drivers were ignored.

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New York therapists open their doors for us to take a peek at their surroundings

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 October 2014

There’s just something about New York City that makes you go to therapy. Ok, not everyone, but a large number of New Yorkers see a psychiatrist and their offices range in size and design, from opulent library-type rooms to tiny spaces in a basement apartment. Psychiatrist Sebastian Zimmerman was intrigued by the different offices therapy takes place in New York City, so he decided to photograph them, leading to his book, Fifty Shrinks.

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A complete list of monsters you should know about before creating that Halloween costume

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 23 October 2014

Halloween is right around the corner and if you haven’t planned on a costume, or even dressing up, you’re in for a treat. Created by Big Group, the Halloween Horrors Chart illustrates every kind of spooky monster you’d ever want to be.

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Obama was told to stop flirting with a man’s fiancee: his reaction is priceless!

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By Nicole Hughes in News on Thursday 23 October 2014

While casting his vote in Chicago on Monday, President Obama got caught unexpectedly in a bizarre love triangle. Well, kind of. Fortunately, this hilarious footage was captured and has been broadcast repeatedly since. It all started when a man walking past shouts to Obama: ‘Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend.’

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All the animals in rock’n’roll song titles in one awesome infographic

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By Milo Sumner in New Illustration on Wednesday 22 October 2014

From the Hounds of Love to the Super-Fly, rock’n’roll is filled with more animals than you can shake a very large stick it. Finally somebody has done something to bring all these beasts into a wonderfully illustrated ‘zoo’. Created by Dorothy, ‘Rock’n’Roll Zoo’ is a collected of 77 animals from famous song titles.

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You may do a double-take as you walk pass these works in Istanbul by Spanish street artist Pejac

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Spanish street artist Pejac has been delighting his fans around the world with optical illusions that play with the environment they are set against while offering an unusual perspective for the viewer. The artist has said that ‘the least interesting thing for me is the texture, color, or wall size. What I care about is […]

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The largest sculpture you’ve ever seen underwater carries a heavy responsibility on her shoulders

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Meet Ocean Atlas, the name of this sculpture of a Bahamian girl, who’s 18 feet tall and weighs a hefty 60 tons. Reportedly the largest underwater sculpture she carries the entire weight of the ocean on her small shoulders, not unlike Atlas, the mythical Greek Titan who held up the celestial spheres.

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When tech and cartoons collide, the results are transformative

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By Nicole Hughes in New Illustration on Wednesday 22 October 2014

‘I think working digitally has changed my creative process in that it’s more fluid. I can definitely work through ideas faster’, says cartoonist Jordan Crane. As one of the winners of the Transformation Challenge, Jordan and deviantART-enthusiast Hugh Ebdy had the chance to express themselves creatively using today’s latest tech: the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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Weird terrariums make plants look like they have legs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Groot, is that you? Milan-based designer and creative director Matteo Cibic has created a collection of surreal terrariums that let plants stand on their own two feet – if plants had feet, that is.

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