Hackflix

Elon Musk's new Tesla, the Nobel Prize-winning blue diode, skateboarding sculptor Stefan Janoski and more in our weekly look at the web

To encourage innovation within the company, Netflix hosts an annual “Hack Day” during which its own developers explore how the video streaming service could be modified—from pairing Netflix with Philips’ Hue smart lightbulbs to flood your home with corresponding color to syncing with Oculus Rift (dubbed Oculix) to a text-based version that caters to Linux and purist users and more. There are plenty of interesting …

From Skater to Sculptor: This is Janoski

Elon Musk's new Tesla, the Nobel Prize-winning blue diode, skateboarding sculptor Stefan Janoski and more in our weekly look at the web

Professional skateboarder Stefan Janoski wouldn’t compromise when it came to designing his signature shoe with Nike. After several iterations the sportswear giant caved and let him have his way. The result? One of the best-selling skate shoes in history and a silhouette beloved by collectors and skaters alike. This intimate look at Janoski’s career from French magazine Desillusion, gives an artistic portrayal of Janoski’s transition …

All of the Lights

Elon Musk's new Tesla, the Nobel Prize-winning blue diode, skateboarding sculptor Stefan Janoski and more in our weekly look at the web

The Nobel Prize winners have been announced for 2014 and, in the category of physics, a trio of Japanese scientists (one who is now a US citizen) have been honored for inventing the blue light-emitting diode 20 years ago. While green and red diodes have been around for around 50 years, it took much longer to develop a diode that could emit blue light—which was …