Introducing the New Laughing Squid Store Featuring Unique Gear, Gadgets, Apps, Software and More!

Laughing Squid Store

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Laughing Squid Store. It features an eclectic mix of awesome gear and gadgets, software, lifestyle products, web services, designer assets, eLearning services, freebies, and much more great stuff at a deep discount.

Items in the store are available for purchase for limited time and we will be adding many new things all the time, so make sure to create a store account and subscribe to our store’s Twitter account and RSS feed to hear about the latest items available. When you sign up for our store, you’ll also be added to an email list with options for daily, weekly and monthly store updates which you can configure through your account settings.

We are offering a special Laughing Squid Store launch discount to our readers. Just enter code LS10OFF at checkout to receive 10% off your first purchase. The coupon code expires March 3, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST.

Our store also has a really great referral program. If your friends sign up via the unique referral link we provide, you’ll earn a $10 credit after they make their first purchase.

The Laughing Squid Store is powered by StackCommerce. They handle all support issues related to the store and manage the inventory and shipping of items.

Keep an eye out for our weekly roundup blog post highlighting items in the store as well as the occasional blog post about individual items in the store.

Here are some of the items currently available in the Laughing Squid Store:

Limited-Edition Code Black HD Camera Drone – $89.00

Bedphones Sleep Headphones – $39.95

Power Vault 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack – $29.99

BOLT Portable Battery & Wall Charger – $44.99

Soma Glass Carafe & Sustainable Water Filter – $35.99

BACtrack Vio Smartphone Breathalyzer – $42.99

Photographer Captures a Series of Nearly Frozen ‘Slurpee’ Waves Rolling Off the Coast of Nantucket

Waves

Massachusetts photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh captured some stunning imagery off the coast of Nantucket for Stay Wild Magazine, as a series of semi-frozen “Slurpee” waves rolled in. The stunningly slushy waves were the result of continued record-setting low temperatures in the Northeastern United States.

The harbor to the main land is frozen solid. No boats running.But yea, the day after I took these it actually froze up the shoreline for 200 yards out. Solid ice. I was totally tripping when I pulled up to the beach and saw this

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images via Stay Wild Magazine

via Stay Wild Magazine, CBS Boston

‘Editing Is Awesome’, Tegan & Sara and Lonely Island’s Oscars Performance Edited With Awkward Shots of the Audience

Editing Is Awesome” is a short video by Red Letter Media that combines the 2015 Oscars performance by Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island of their song “Everything Is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie with awkward shots of members of the audience looking uncomfortable.

The song was nominated in the Best Original Song category.

via Red Letter Media

Thanks Brad Jennings!

Divers Stage a Disorienting Game of Upside-Down Ice Hockey Beneath the Surface of a Frozen Lake

A video by German news agency RuptlyTV captures a disorienting game of upside-down ice hockey staged by a team of Siberian scuba divers beneath the surface of a frozen Russian lake. The divers used a floating puck and cut triangular holes in the ice to serve as goals.

Matches featured two teams of three players each and did not exceed 15 minutes, and ended as soon as the first goal had been scored. With the underside of the frozen surface acting as the pitch, the players had to strike the puck swimming upside-down.

via Digg

‘Day of Reckoning’, A Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for Neill Blomkamp’s Upcoming Sci-Fi Film ‘CHAPPiE’

Sony Pictures has released “Day Of Reckoning,” a behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming sci-fi film CHAPPiE (previously) co-written and directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9 and Elysium). They dive into the world of CHAPPiE, a robot who was given the ability to both think and feel, and explain why he is created and why this artificially intelligent being is needed to save humanity.

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

CHAPPiE

image via Sony Pictures

Harrison Ford to Return for a ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Based on a Story by Ridley Scott

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is scheduled to reprise his iconic role as police officer Rick Deckard in a long-awaited sequel to the 1982 dystopian sci-fi classic, Blade Runner. Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to direct the followup to the neo-noir Philip K. Dick adaptation, with a script based on a story by Ridley Scott, which Ford has called “the best thing [he’s] ever read.” Little is known in the way of plot details, but the new film will take place “several decades” after the first, which was set in 2019 Los Angeles.

image via Variety

via Variety

Hyper Real CG, A Blog Showcasing Astonishingly Photorealistic Images Created With 3D Software

Photorealistic Computer Generated Images
A self-portrait by Dragon

The blog Hyper Real CG showcases astonishingly photorealistic examples of computer-generated images created by artists using 3D modeling software. The blog is curated by artists David OReilly and Kim Laughton. The blog can also be followed on Instagram.

Photorealistic Computer Generated Images
image by simon33

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image by LauraRainy3D

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image by Beards

Photorealistic Computer Generated Images
image by Chigbarg

Photorealistic Computer Generated Images
image by angelofretribution

via Coudal Partners

How American Sign Language Speakers Sign the Latest Internet and Pop Culture Slang


“Selfie”

In this fascinating article, Hopes&Fears takes a look at how speakers of American Sign Language sign various Internet and pop culture slang terms including “selfie,” “five-second rule,” and “photobomb.” According to the article, there is no consensus on these new terms, so the signs vary depending on the speaker. To illustrate this, Hopes&Fears recruited a young ASL speaker, 12-year-old Brooklyn resident Tully Stelzer, and an adult speaker, ASL artist Douglas Ridloff, to demonstrate various slang terms on camera.


“Five-second rule”


“Food coma”


“Photobomb”


“Onesie”