sony-a55-disassembled

I love cut-away portions of any tech gadget and this video of a Sony A55 DSLR with a translucent mirror is definitely no exception. The translucent mirror is a phenomenal piece of technology that Sony has implemented into this camera with one huge beneficial factor — the camera can autofocus even when doing video. On traditional DSLR’s, when a camera is on video mode, the autofocus is rendered unusable because the mirror is flipped up and the autofocusing sensor is disabled. [via]

During lunch one afternoon, Michael Coleman decided to drive across the San Francisco Bay to visit an In-N-Out Burger. Here’s his sped-up drive to and from the burger joint. No food in sight, but still just as good.

Check out this unofficial DAFT PUNK music video for “Derezzed” made by Arnaud Faure. Just some nice eye candy :)

build-your-block-pillow

How would you like to sleep on a New York City building? That’s right, I said on, not in. Well now you can with Build Your Block’s custom printed pillows adorned with random NYC buildings. The prices vary on the height of the building… [via]

Jim and Wood from Sweet Juniper went back into the famed “Detroit Book Depository” (also known as the Roosevelt Warehouse) and took a video of the leftover mess that speaks loudly of one way Detroit has gone to waste. [via]

If you remember, the Detroit Book Depository is the same place where a dead man was found frozen at the bottom of an elevator shaft back in 2009. According to Jim and Wood, the interior of the place has largely been left undisturbed.

UPDATE: Ok, the video is not embeddable for some reason, so watch it here.

lego-1957-box

This is fascinating: Codex XCIX has an extensive but comprehensive write-up of LEGO packaging design from the late 1950′s to the last major redesign, circa 1998. In the article, you get a peek at the various package designs and get to know how successful — or not — they were.

What’s most interesting is seeing the older boxes and the actual photos that they originated from.