June 8, 2012
Glowing Super Mario Night Kite

You might remember Mark Rober as the NASA rocket scientist (seriously, that’s what he does for a living) behind the double iPad Halloween costume. He’s also made a few other nifty videos (like this amazing gorilla footage one) using simple technology hacks to wondrous effect. His latest has him crafting a glowing Super Mario sculpture out of balloons.

June 8, 2012
Life After A Total Hack

I’ve got to say, I’m loving the evolution of BuzzFeed from a user-generated content site chock full of stupid cat videos to one with some really fantastic original writing.

Nowhere is that change more indicative than with their technology site FWD, best exemplified in the recent publishing of speculative fiction by Jon Methven.

Hacks happen all the time. But what would happen to us if everything got compromised? A short story about the biggest fear you don’t even know you have

You can download this story as an ebook for your Kindle here, or for other e-readershere. Instructions for transferring this file to your Kindle can be found here.

April 23, 2012
MIT Turns Building Into a Giant Playable Game of Tetris

Score another point for MIT and its long, illustrious list of pranks. On April 20th, hackers at the college turned the Green Building on campus into a giant playable game of Tetris. The photo speaks for itself, but there is an awesome video of the prank as well.

MIT hackers have long considered “Tetris on the Green Building” to be the Holy Grail of hacks, as the side of the building is a wonderful grid for the game. The game started off scrolling the words “TETRIS” and then would start into the first level. As the player progressed, the second level would start with more pale colors, making it harder to identify the type of block. The third level involved the colors shifting on-screen. Upon losing the game, all of the blocks would fall to the bottom of the building.

I really don’t know how anyone at the school is going to top this prank, save for creating a playable version of Super Mario Bros. across several campus buildings. [via BostInno]

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