Selfie Jackpot

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

While we laugh, cry and shake our heads in the midst of the selfie craze, a famed Instagram account featuring loads of ridiculous self-portraits is keeping the mania alive. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei—who is also active in the world of hairdressing, music videos, sculpture and general dissidence and protest—generously provides at least one ridiculous selfie a day for his 40,000 Instagram followers. His stream of …

Camera Phone Facelift

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

The days of camera-phones being inferior to their full-sized predecessors are nearly behind us. While music videos and full-length ad campaigns have been shot on modern smartphone cameras, Sony’s new DCS-X10 and DSC-QX100 lens-sensor modules are taking camera-phone performance to the next level. The modular lens and sensor attaches to any phone or tablet and connects via WiFi (and even boast Near-Field Communications capabilities). The …

The Faces Behind the Science Fiction Masks

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

This week, io9 shared a true gem for the science fiction fandom. Meet the actors in full body costumes behind some of the most beloved classics including Star Wars, Godzilla and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. You’ve, no doubt, watched them more times than you can count, but probably never stopped to think about the person inside the ape costume from 2001: Space Odyssey, …