‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Released on Instagram Using Their New Widescreen Video Feature

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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Disney has released a new 15 second teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on the official Star Wars Instagram account that includes some exciting new footage. The teaser takes advantage of Instagram’s new widescreen video feature that was introduced in its latest update.

Instagram Finally Adds Support for Non-Square Portrait and Landscape Photos

Instagram has announced that the popular photo sharing app will now feature support for non-square portrait and landscape formatted photographs. This is a big change for the service which has only allowed square format images since its launch in 2010.

The update also includes widescreen video options and the ability to use the same filters for both photos and video. The new version is available in both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

Instagram Landscape of Golden Gate Bridge

Instagram landscape of Golden Gate Bridge

Instagram portrait shape photo

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Parents Build a Working Optimus Prime Cake That Transforms From Truck to Robot for Their Son’s Sixth Birthday

Russell Munro and his wife created a working Optimus Prime cake that transforms from a truck into a robot for their son’s sixth birthday party. Munro posted a video of the cake in action at the party to the delight of the crowd, and also posted a separate video that shows the platform itself in action with the cake.

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Leaving Everywhere, A Tool to Randomly Generate ‘Why I’m Leaving [City]’ Style Essays Using U.S. Census Data

Why I'm Leaving Tucson randomly generated essay

Internet artist Darius Kazemi has created an online tool called Leaving Everywhere that randomly generates “Why I’m Leaving [City]” style essays using United States Census data. The tool pulls data like population, industry statistics, average income and uses them to justify why a person would decide to leave a city.

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Korean Designer Creates a Novel Coffee Cup Lid With Full Lips That Are All Puckered Up for a Kiss

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Korean industrial designer Jang WooSeok has created “Kiss When Coffee“, a wonderfully novel disposable coffee cup lid that features a protruding nose and big full lips that are all puckered up for a big kiss. The designer said that he “loves coffee and kisses” and wanted to combine the two.

I love both coffee and kisses. I always have coffee a day, but not a kiss. So I began to sketch the idea at the cafe. Funny, I imagined people have a pure joy when walking around kiss lid in hand. Different from the other coffee lids which have a usual hole to put a straw or to drink directly, Take ‘Kiss’ Out looks like a human face. Therefore, a coffee drinker experiences a visually funny and emotionally different coffee-drinking when drinking. This is a disposable cup& lid for B2B (Cafe franchise) product. Polystylene Material. And It will produce first this week. There is only mouth on the lid to start with prototype. However I felt like there was something missing in our early design concept. I realized that touch the noses is essential point in order to feel realistically while i kissed. So I add the nose and face muscle to the lid. Finally, It has the lineaments of that of a Greek statue as well as a friendly face.

Kiss Coffee Lid

Kiss Coffee Lid

Kiss Coffee Lid

Kiss Label

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images via Jang WooSeok

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Two Man Team Sets New World Record for Furthest Distance Traveled in a Tesla Model S P85D on a Single Charge

Bjørn Nyland and Morgan Tørvolt of Norway have set a new world record for the furthest distance traveled in a Tesla Model S P85D on a single charge. The team traveled 452.8 miles in the vehicle using hypermiling techniques to get the most distance out of their charge.

Nyland and Tørvolt caught the attention of Tesla Motors and founder Elon Musk, who shared their video documenting the journey on the Tesla Twitter account.

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