Emojli, an Emoji-only social network by Matt Gray and Tom Scott

Emojli is an emoji-only social network by London-based tinkerers Matt Gray and Tom Scott. Interested users can reserve their usernames — which must be emoji — for when the social network launches. Emojli is scheduled to come to iOS first and others platforms later.


Filmmakers Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold share a Season 3 preview of “Video Game High School” on ‘Conan’

On a recent episode of Conan, award-winning independent filmmakers Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold sat down with host Conan O’Brien to talk about the upcoming third season of their successful action comedy web series, “Video Game High School,” and share a quick preview with the audience.

The dynamic filmmaking duo then went on to shoot Conan’s “super-serious” cameo for Video Game High School and recall their experience with hiring professional stuntmen to film a scene where a car flips.


A Multitrack A Capella Cover of the ‘Overworld 1′ Song From Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Bros. 3′

YouTube entertainer Max “Smooth McGroove” Gleason created a multitrack a capella cover of the “Overworld 1” song from Nintendo’s 1988 video game Super Mario Bros. 3.


Japan unveils Kodomoroid, a lifelike news-reading android

Kodomoroid is a lifelike Japanese news-reading android created by robotics professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. The android, whose name is a combination of the Japanese word for child and android, was revealed today during a event hailing it as the “world’s firstnews-reading android.

Kodomoroid is scheduled to work and gather data in Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.


Côte&Ciel skates Hong Kong with its Coral Isar Rucksack

Known for its innovative conceptual backpack designs, Côte&Ciel looks to the oceans with its new Coral collection. Inspired by the colorful reefs and rich sea life inhabiting them, the line introduces two new editions of the brand’s iconic Isar Rucksack. Crafted out of durable but sustainable Eco Yarn, the simplistic rucksack offers adjustable sizing thanks to its brightly colored straps and quick access to its notebook pocket that can accommodate laptops up to 15”.

Taking to the streets of Hong Kong, Côte&Ciel rolls out its latest city-focused short film that highlights the Coral iteration of its Isar Rucksack. Filmed throughout the bustling city’s crowded streets and wet markets, the Isar Rucksack is captured through the lens of Nigel Ong, and features a plethora of slow motion footage as well as shots of the bag in action.

Available in two styles, the first boasts a black/white geometric print that is reminiscent of enlarged fish scales and is accented with turquoise and royal blue webbing. The other option, inspired by the reflections caused by fish surfacing around the reefs, features an iridescent weave that and is appropriately paired with green webbing. The Coral Collection is currently available both online and in-store at select retailers.


“Blackboard War II”: A stop-motion animated video of two Japanese students battling with chalk-drawn characters & brooms

In the stop-motion animated videoBlackboard War II,” uploaded by YouTube user Daiki Ikeda in 2011, a Japanese high school student attempts to clean a chalkboard while another student engages him in battle using all sorts of chalk-drawn characters. They then take the stop-motion war to the hallways as they fly around on brooms and leap through windows.

This is sequel to their first stop-motion video, “Blackboard War,” from 2010.