Why are Most Planes Painted White?

Here's a difficult question to answer without getting involved in a heated internet argument that eventually spills over into real-world violence -- why are big planes mostly white? Shouldn't Branson's Virgin fleet be red? Is there some sort of law? Does it help with visibility? Read More >>

Vodafone Targets Gangster Pound With Exclusive Gold Samsung Galaxy S5

If you're still sticking with Vodafone after the Rootmetrics assassination attempt, it has one pretty flashy exclusive as a reward -- an all-gold Samsung Galaxy S5. As with the other networks and SIM-free retailers, you'll be able to pre-order this edition from March 28th. The images from Samsung call it "copper" though, so an independent valuation prior to purchase may be in order. Read More >>

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Gorgeous Video Makes Art Using Every Colour Your Computer Can Display

This mesmerising, morphing video experiment by József Fejes is more than a beautiful art project. It's a visual boundary-pusher, dedicating one pixel to every colour your computer is capable of displaying. And it's beautiful. Read More >>

Stare at This Illusion for 10 Seconds to Witness Witchcraft

Your eyes can paint colours onto blank objects. I swear! Just stare at the red dot in this optical illusion for 10 seconds and you'll see the black and white cityscape be transformed; each building will have its own nuanced colour. Magic! Read More >>

This is the Official Colour of 2014

Pantone, the self-declared official body in control of the entire visible spectrum, has announced the colour of the year for 2014. You're looking at it. Read More >>

The Colour Blue Has Conquered the Internet

Shades of Grey. Orange Is The New Black. The Scarlet Letter. Colours are clearly important in marketing. We know. And you have also probably noticed that a lot of companies use blue in their logos. Plus Blue Is The Warmest Colour. Sooooo yeah. Read More >>

These Coloured PS4 DualShock 4 Joypads Are Hideous

Black just not doing it for you? Good news, then. Sony's taken the wraps off its DualShock 4 colour variants and, well, they're not exactly lookers in my eyes. What's with the partial colouring? Two-tone with black just makes them look cheap and after-market. Read More >>

This Video Reveals Jony Ive's True Inspiration for iOS 7

This video by Max Wohlleber answers it all. The reveal is worth it. It's perfect. [Max Wohlleber Vimeo] Read More >>

A Plastic iPhone Called the "5C" Might Really Be on Its Way

This image from Chinese blog WeiPhone looks like a bunch of Apple packaging in a bin. But folks it's so much more! Oh, no, actually that's exactly what it is. No one has been able to verify the "iPhone 5c" photo yet, and it could just show some knockoff packaging, but the nomenclature makes sense at least. Read More >>

The Xbox One Looks Pretty Sweet in White

We don't know whether the Xbox One will ever come in anything other than black, but here's what one of the early dev kits looks like all done up in shining white, and it looks pretty damn cool. Read More >>

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This Optical Illusion Will Have You Seeing Colours

You see that grey bar there? Yeah, it's definitely grey right? Now stare at the black dot in the right-hand corner. What colour does the bar turn? Oh brain, how you're confused by flashing GIFs. [Richard Wiseman via Buzz Feed] Read More >>

The White Nexus 4 Is Finally Real

LG just spat out the white Nexus 4. Unfortunately, other than the white skin on the back, there's nothing different about it compared the black version. No Android 4.3, no LTE, no MicroSD slot. Still, it looks pretty in white, although from the front you wouldn't even know it wasn't all-black on the back. Available from May 29th starting in Hong Kong and eventually rolling out to markets world-wide over the next few weeks. Read More >>

Accidental Architectural Patterns From All Over the World

Photographer Jared Lim has an knack for capturing colourful patterns around the world, and they make for some eye-catching photos in his series Urban Exploration. Read More >>

The Red HTC One Is Real, Probably

It looks like HTC took a look at these awesome colourful renders from the other week, and decided it would be a great idea to spice up the One with a splash of red. It's not quite as bright as the concept renders, but at least this one is real -- well, if retailer Handtec can be believed, anyway. Read More >>

If the Next iPhone Came in Multiple Colours, What Colour Would You Want It In?

This is a big if, but rumours are floating around about the next iPhone -- the 5S or just iPhone, whatever Cupertino ends up calling it -- coming in multiple colours like the iPod range. While we're sceptical to say the least, what colour would you like your next iPhone to come in, if you were an iPhone buyer? Read More >>


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