design
These Awesome Cardboard Sculptures are Maths in Motion

It's hard to tell whether Erik Åberg is a magician or a designer—maybe it's a little bit of both. Åberg is the creator of Ghostcubes, a cardboard system of folding boxes that, in his hands, demonstrate perfect, calculated precision. Read More >>

cars
McLaren Wants to Replace Your Car's Wipers With Ultrasonic Pulses

The main things that annoy me most about my beaten up old car are that the fan doesn't work, and the windscreen wipers make an absolute racket. But if patents filed by McLaren are anything to go by, windscreen wipers will soon be a thing of the past as they look to replace the pesky things with scientific magic. Read More >>

physics
Watch This Chain of Beads Dash Across the Room All On Its Own

When you put chains and physics together, you get results that are borderline magic, and this experiment from MIT proves it. No, this chain doesn't seem to float in mid-air, but it does walk across the room. Read More >>

sports
Dumbed-Down Quidditch-for-Humans Now Being Played in the UK

Quidditch, the pretend game from adolescent magic series Harry Potter, is now being played as a competitive sport in the UK. 16 teams competed in the Quidditch British Cup, although the rules of the game have obviously been changed to take into account the fact that magic doesn't exist and the teens are all fat and lethargic nowadays. Read More >>

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This Vine Magic Mirror Is Pure Witchcraft (How the Hell Does He Do This?)

I have no idea how this chap pulled off this magic trick, even after watching it about 50 times, but unless he's used some sort of CGI or pre-upload doctoring to do it, how on Earth does the kid magically appear and then disappear in the shirt? This is what Vine was made for. Amazing. Read More >>

stunts
Watch a Guy Freak People Out By Floating in the Air on a Moving Bus

Though this prank video is an obvious attempt at force inducing viral-ity by Pepsi Max, it's still a pretty fun watch. The magician Dynamo tricks people into thinking he can levitate by 'magically' following a bus around as it moves across London. Watch people freak out when they see him float. Read More >>

ces
Point and Laugh With/At LG's Updated Magic Remote

This isn't Christmas 2012's hottest sex toy. It's LG's revised Magic Remote, the new way to turn the act of changing channels into a never-ending loop of frustration. Read More >>

internet
Sell Your Black Magic Elsewhere, Says eBay

Starting today, warlocks and witches the world around will have to find a more hospitable hosting platform for their black magic business: eBay has had enough. Read More >>

business
eBay Bans Sales of Pretend Magical Rubbish

eBay is taking the rather pleasing step of cleaning up its site a little, announcing that nonsensical listings purporting to sell magical items, prayers and the casting of spells are to be phased out from September. Read More >>

ipad
Hang Out With These Cats and Watch a Little iPad Magic

Simon Pierro is relatively well known for his tech-friendly iPad magic. Now he's back with a new set; some cats, and a soundtrack that sort of sounds like it should be coming from a Nintendo Wii. Nonetheless, the tricks are neat enough to be amusing, and simple enough that they're fun to try and figure out. And the cats are, well, cats. [Yahoo News] Read More >>

apps
Paul Daniels and his Bizarre Magic Calculator App

Not-quite-forgotten magician Paul Daniels has released an iOS app he describes as being a calculator, only it's a bit more exciting than that. It's a MAGIC CALCULATOR. Read More >>

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The Neuroscience of Magic

Despite having a background in science, I am remarkably susceptible to magic tricks: there's something about them that draws me in. But there's more to it than me being stupid, as this video about the neuroscience of magic explains. Read More >>

photoshop
Photoshop CS6 Can Magically Move Around Any Object In Your Photos

When Adobe Photoshop Senior Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes demonstrated the new content-aware features of CS6 to me, my mouth opened like an imbecile out of complete disbelief. You can basically move objects around your image, freely and effortlessly. It's black magic. Read More >>

photography
Instant Smoke Drops Add a Little Magic To Your Photographs

Unless you're a master at 3D and compositing, digitally adding smoke to a photo is a lot harder than adding it practically while you're shooting. And with these instant smoke drops, you can easily create plumes without burning your studio down. Read More >>

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