Comedy Central today announced that Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old biracial South African comedian, will be the new host of “The Daily Show,” succeeding Jon Stewart after he steps down later this year. Read the rest
It might not be the album against which Kanye West recently felt the need to protest, but Beck’s Song Reader is so beautifully conceived and presented that in a perfect world it would warrant even more attention.
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Lots of young people are growing up watching strangers play video games. But while "Let's Play" videos are fairly common in the West (I even do a niche series of my own), for some reason the format as we know it apparently isn't big among Japanese.
Maker Ben Saks of KinetiGear is crowdfunding BoXZY, a desktop fabricator bringing micromanufacturing to the masses. Users can shape wood, plastics, and many metals using most commercial CAM programs. Read the rest
Aunt Flora's Mansion is a simple little block puzzle game from prolific designer and author Anna Anthropy. You might have played games like it before -- push a block thoughtfully and you can clear a path for yourself ahead, but shove them around in haste and you might block your own way, hey hey.
A classic thought experiment asks you to choose between doing nothing and letting an out-of-control trolley crash into a schoolbus, or pushing a fat man into the trolley's path, saving the kids but killing the bystander.
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