Hand-stitched 'Star Wars': Tapestry of a galaxy far, far away

If you watch the "Star Wars" movies enough, you can retell the epic story of Jedi, Sith Lords, droids, tauntans, wampas, Wookiees, Yoda, and the Death Star without too much effort. Now try to re-create every memorable scene stitch by stitch on a 30-foot tapestry.

Artist Aled Lewis did just that for six months. Creating each scene first on his laptop, he then transferred it in pixel format onto cloth and cross-stitched every detail.… Read more

NeroKwik knits your photos into a unified tapestry

Nero continues its collective approach to multimedia with a newly refreshed approach to photo sharing. NeroKwik (not to be confused with Kwik Media from Nero 12) is Nero's latest solution to the ever-increasing challenge and fragmentary nature of keeping and sharing photos.

The NeroKwik app for Android ties your photos from sources like tablets, PCs, and social-networking services together to create a unified album. That means users can now access their photos all in one spot and eliminate the need to juggle multiple services and devices to view albums.

Rather than just spitting out photos indiscriminately, NeroKwik displays your … Read more

How Louis XIV would hide a plasma TV

Apparently some homeowners think that disguising a wall-mounted plasma with a mirror or painting is for the hoi polloi--hardly suitable for the truly opulent interior. Recognizing such discerning taste, North Carolina-based Tapestries Limited has developed a motorized device that can store a woven work and dramatically descend it over the surface of a flat TV on command, Electronic House says.

It can be lowered on a moment's notice by a remote control, which will come in handy while watching your favorite episode of the Three Stooges when the neighbors drop in unexpectedly. The company, which will also sell the … Read more