Incredibly Detailed Character Design By Yu Cheng

It’s been quite a long time since we posted about character design. It’s not exactly our forte but we really love the field and especially the work that we see out there on the internet. Most of the work is for the game industry and it’s amazing the amount of details some of this characters have.

To give you an idea of how awesome character design is, we picked some examples from Yu Cheng, a illustrator, graphic and fashion designer from Taipei, Taiwan.

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How to jailbreak any iOS 6 device, including iPhone 5

At long last, a jailbreak method has been released for iOS 6 and higher, which makes this the first jailbreak for the iPhone 5.


If you’ve been waiting to jailbreak your iPhone 5, or any device running iOS 6 and higher, today is your lucky day. A new tool called evasi0n was released just this morning.

The new tool is very simple to use — in fact, it’s easier to use than the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak tool I covered last year. Taking far less time, and only a few steps, if you’re comfortable clicking a few buttons on your computer and tapping an icon on your iOS device, you’re more than prepared to use evasi0n.

A required warning, however: At times things go wrong while jailbreaking a device. Apple never intended for this kind of stuff to happen. As such you should be comfortable troubleshooting any issues you run into, including completely restoring your <a href="http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-20024612-285/how-to-wipe-and-reinstall-your-iphone-os/"device through DFU mode.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s start the jailbreak process.

Before you start, make sure you have a current backup of your iOS device. You can back up through iTunes or use iCloud. The choice is yours. This is a crucial step to ensure you don’t lose important data should something go wrong and you have to restore.

If you use a passcode on your iOS device, the evasi0n team suggests disabling it before you being the jailbreak process; apparently it can cause issues. You can disable your passcode in Settings > General > Passcode Lock.

Now that you have backed up your device and disabled your passcode, download evasi0n on your computer. There are versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux users.

Run the program. OS X users may have to bypass the Gatekeeper feature in OS X 10.8 by right-clicking the app icon and selecting “Open.”

Connect your iOS device to your computer, and click the Jailbreak button. Your device will light up, restart, and do all sorts of random things during the process. Just leave it plugged in and wait for the next instruction in the app window.

After a few minutes and a reboot or two, you’ll be asked to unlock it and tap the “Jailbreak” icon. As the instructions say, only tap it once. Your iOS device screen will flash and then the evasi0n app on your computer will continue.

A few seconds later, you’ll see a notification that the jailbreak has finished. While that may be true for the app, your iOS device will reboot a few times while the process finishes. You’ll know it’s truly finished when you see your lock screen and wallpaper. You should then have a Cydia icon on your home screen, confirming that the jailbreak was successful.

In total, the process took roughly 10 minutes to complete on my iPhone 5. If you run into any issues along the way, evasi0n states that it’s safe to reboot your phone or the app and start the process over. Or you can view the support page here. Again, the worst-case scenario is that you restore your iDevice and try again.

Will you be jailbreaking your iOS device? If so, what tweak are you looking forward to using the most? Let us know in the comments below!

Real-Time Audience Participation

By Interactive Environments

Trashtalk theater, a performative system by digital artist Jason Ponce, allows moviegoers and presentation patrons to text multiple comments in realtime which are overlayed onto the visuals, often to hilarious effect. A voting option in the software also allows the audience to control the presentation and ‘rewind’ to favorite spots.
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Nintendo Zapper Upgrade

Not Just For Shooting Digital Ducks Anymore!

If you have a nonworking NES Zapper and would like to bring it back to use as a project consider modding it to a USB connection or have it actuate a laser pointer as inspired by the dangerous-but-awesome laser in the video above that can set things on fire.

Divine Dwellings : The Minimalist

Tiny Apartment Packs 8 Rooms Within 350 SQ FT

Living in New York City isn’t all adventure and dynamism. Unless you are wealthy the way no real person is, you probably have to settle for a living space that is cramped and cluttered. It is the project of Graham Hill, entrepreneur and treehugger.com founder, to come up with an ideal New York apartment—one with a small footprint, both physically and environmentally, and one that offers just as much beauty and functionality as a pad multiple times its size.

Hill’s Life Edited apartment is a constantly evolving space. He is always tinkering and researching, looking to streamline the already spare cube in SoHo to its bare necessities. Still, what exists now seems completely livable with very few compromises. Even for a pack-rat like myself, there is an allure to its simplicity.

When you walk in, you encounter what is, at first glance, a small studio apartment. Within that cube are actually 8 functional spaces. The living room and office become the bedroom with a tug of a bookshelf. Open one of the closets and you’ll find 10 stackable chairs that go around a telescopic dining table for large dinner parties. An entire guest room with bunk-beds and a closet is revealed behind a wall that slides out on tracks. And of course, a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom await.