While smartphones have been in the public consciousness for over a decade now, the shape of them tends to be pretty predictable, until now. A new smartphone, that happens to be cylindrical, has a lot more going for it than just its unorthodox shape.
The MagicScroll is the alternative smartphone that gives users a slightly different kind of experience compared to typical iPhones and Androids that have dominated the phone game for so long. Developed by a team of researchers at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, it’s surprising to think that this smartphone came from such humble beginnings. But here we are, and life is looking very cylindrical right now.
While the fact that it is a cylinder is a schtick that will attract customers looking for something a little different, that’s certainly not the only standout feature of this phone. The MagicScroll can open up and become a 7.5-inch OLED display in a matter of seconds.
The signs are that this is still very much a work in process, especially since the screen is fairly flimsy. Not to mention the fact that the screen is actually two small LG G Flex 2 screens clamped together.
This is definitely a prototype. However, it works like a charm, and when it is closed up, the cylinder smartphone has dials on each end, allowing the user to scroll all the way around it. In reality, the chances of the MagicScroll actually having a large production line are still slim, especially due to the fact that the advanced functions it possesses will still take time to perfect.
It is impossible to deny though that in the near future, a smartphone with a technology akin to the MagicScroll will become a top seller. Just give the guys at Queen’s a little more time, and you’ll have your cylinder phone before you know it.
Worst Front Cover Photo Edits That Had Celebs Cringing
Vogue is one of the oldest and most successful styles and fashion magazines in the world. The cover of every issue is always meant to be a spectacle and they’ve never shied away from anything dazzling. If high fashion is what excites you, then reading Vogue is a must. This cover caught our attention because it seems as though the model’s elbow is totally missing from the shot. We can’t tell if this is photoshopped or just her pose, but we hope that doesn’t become a trend!
Can’t Handle The Heat?
Gordon Ramsy is widely regarded as one of the most popular chef’s in recent times. He has a countless number of books that he has released over the years and has wowed audiences with his reputably harsh attitude towards contestants on his various popular TV shows such as <em>Hell’s Kitchen</em> and <em>Kitchen Nightmares</em>. So when he teamed up with legendary celebrity mom Kris Jenner to help release her latest cookbook, no one expected a Photoshop fail to be the hottest thing in the kitchen!
Need A Hand?
Kristen Stewart is a much-loved actress who’s starred in some pretty big movies. Her career started while she was still young and her life took a few controversial turns over the course of her career. However, this has never stopped her from achieving her goals. When she agreed to be on the cover of Glamour, we suspect she had no idea that they’d accidentally make her arm go missing! While this photo does look pretty awkward, we’re pretty certain it won’t slow her career down.
The Hair Was There
There is nothing worse than seeing your image get altered – even if you are on the cover of a famous magazine! Lupita Nyong’o only found out about her aesthetic alterations after doing her photo shoot – and what a difference there was! Walking onto a set with a beautiful head of hair is one thing. Seeing the cover afterward with no hair is something else entirely different! In all honesty, though, Lupita can definitely rock both styles – so no worries there!
The Royal Family are used to seeing themselves in the tabloids. So it’s not unusual for them to do a front-page scoop when they’ve got a one-on-one interview with the Royal Prince William himself. That means the Prince’s features are pretty well known. So when we saw this version of William, with his hair dyed a dark brown and with his thinning hairline filled in, we couldn’t help but think they went a little overboard on the photoshop.
John Mayer is an award-winning musician who has proved time and again that he has what it takes to both write amazing hits and pull-off astounding live performances. Mayer is known for being quite the party animal though and over the years, it’s apparent that he’s been having a little too much fun over the weekends! While he’s still in great health and rocking out louder than ever, the photoshopped differences stand out way too much. In our opinion, it’s best to be your natural self, John!
Less Is More
Meghan Trainor burst onto the scene in 2009 and has slowly been climbing her way to the top of the charts ever since. These days, she enjoys sold out shows and fully-packed venues for every performance. Her music is catchy and original, and her fanbase has grown from a small, loyal following to a huge, global network. When it comes to live shows, Trainor pulls out all the stops. Apparently though, so do the graphic designers! Either way, she can certainly rock a blue dress with style!
Demi Moore is another favorite actress of ours and she’s stolen our heart time and again over the years with her breathtaking performances. As we’ve seen her mature on the stage, the one thing that hasn’t changed over time is her incredible figure. Moore is known to work extremely hard to keep in shape when she isn’t making movies. However, we think she might be working a bit too hard, as she appears to be missing a hip in this photograph! Don’t overdo it Demi!
Tree-Trunk For Arms
Andy Roddick is one of Tennis’ biggest stars. The young athlete arrived on the scene at quite a young age and quickly rose to the world’s number one rank all the way back in 2003 when he won the US Open. Since then, Roddick has kept his edge and is still a highly competitive player. We’re also pretty sure he’s on a really steady gym routine as his neck muscles seem to have grown considerably! At this angle, he literally looks like a weight-lifter rather than a tennis player!
Those Hips Lie!
Being a model isn’t as easy as it looks. While the job might sound like the ideal one for anyone who loves getting in front of the camera and knows that they have what it takes to pull off a look, sometimes, a brand just needs something else entirely. While we’re not too sure how the editor of this magazine could ever try and sell this off as being anyway near realistic, we do worry that this lady isn’t getting nearly enough to eat!
Ashlee Simpson is well-known for her striking, southern-gal appearance and always does her best to showcase her natural beauty. She’s well-loved by her fans precisely because she isn’t the type to get dolled up unnecessarily, but when she did this cover shoot for Cosmopolitan, they took things to another level! She looks more like a Barbie doll in this picture than a singer and if we didn’t know it was her in this picture, we probably wouldn’t even be able to tell!
Cut And Paste
Drew Barrymore is everybody’s favorite rom-com sweetheart and for a while, she was one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood. She is known for her gorgeous looks and is said to be an incredibly sweet and down-to-earth person, which is why her fans are so passionate about her. When we saw this magazine cover though, it took a while for us to figure out where her left hip was? Photoshop fail or just a weird pose? You be the judge?
Shrunken Head Stefani
We love Gwen Stefani! Her music is so cool, her attitude is incredibly bold and she’s known for being a no-holds-barred kind of celebrity. Her bad-girl style and attitude have earned her a place in fans hearts that will likely stay for a long time. As a celebrity, she has to do the most to look her best, but when this photographer put her in a super-large hat, they accidentally shrunk her head too much! We still love you though Gwen!
Kylie Minogue has to be one of our favorite singers and she’s known for having a voice that is as unique as it is beautiful. Over the years, she has dazzled fans with stunning performances and has even managed to capture our hearts on the screen as an amazing actress. But when she decided to do the cover shoot for Elle magazine, she pulled an amazing disappearing act by hiding her leg! Perhaps the concept was to try and imitate a flamingo?
Carrie Underwood has risen to become of country music’s biggest stars when she won the American Idols contest in 2005. After winning the competition, she climbed from strength to strength and has managed to become highly successful and host a huge following. So posing for magazine covers is something she’s used to doing. But in this case, she got her wrist bent a little strangely and now the entire arm almost looks as though it’s totally out of proportion with the rest of her body.
Put A Leg Up
Emma Watson has made a name for herself in the well-loved series <em>Harry Potter</em> and became hugely famous as a result. Over the years, we’ve watched her grow up from being a child star to a bona fide celebrity in her own right. It’s no wonder that she eventually moved into a variety of different media. We can’t tell whether she’s just hiding her leg for this one, or if we’re witnessing magic, but we prefer Emma with both thanks!
There’s a model for every body type and personality out there. Elle magazine is known for promoting and publishing some of the best looking and most famous models of our time and making it onto the cover is exactly what so many strive to achieve every year. However, mistakes are bound to happen and whether minor or large, they can result in some pretty funny outcomes. For instance, this models neck looks abnormally long and we can’t tell if that’s just her of it’s Photoshop. Pretty funny either way!
Biebers Baby Face
Justin Bieber has become a cultural phenomenon over the course of our time. While the young star was still a teenager, his Youtube videos drew the attention of some pretty big names in the industry and in a matter of time, he had become one of the biggest pop-stars in history! While many have fallen in love with the star, his has been a controversial rise to success. Seeing him now though, it’s a little difficult to still see him as the young baby-faced kid he once was.
Taylor Swift is one of the biggest stars of our time and her music has helped to inspire millions over the course of her career. She’s known for being a diva when she wants to be but is really great to her fans more often than not. When she did this cover article for Russian magazine Joy, she had no idea that her makeup people would make her look, well, nothing like the Taylor Swift we know! Perhaps this should be seen as Russia’s interpretation of her?
It’s not uncommon for an optical illusion to create an entirely different perception of what is actually happening in a photo. However, when it comes to the cover of a magazine, we’d like to think that editors or photographers go out of their way to choose the best picture possible. This time they overlooked one small thing – they made Kerry Washington’s stunning bosom look, well, somewhat lopsided! At least it’s still a flattering photo. You might just have to tilt it to make sense of it!
Graphic designers go through a lot of trouble to make sure that every image that appears in a magazine is as perfect as it can be. When standards are this high, it’s important to ensure that you make the most out of every image. However, with the advent of digital technology, it’s become easy for editors and designers to get a little carried away with the after-touches. While they’re still difficult to spot, this cover of <em>Flare</em> was loaded with them!
The Hottest Woman In The World
Priyanka Chopra has become one of the world’s most popular women. After marrying pop-star Jonas Brother, Nick Jonas, Chopra has been the center of attention for a while and we’ve been loving every moment of it! Maxima recently just voted her the ‘The Hottest Woman In The World’ and, well, as far as titles go, that’s a pretty good one to have. Although, we think we may have found another – ‘World’s Most Hairless Armpits’! That’s gotta take some time to maintain!
A Three-Legged Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is an Award-winning actress and celebrity who has spent her life honing her talent and giving her best in every role. She’s a living screen legend and fans eagerly await her every public appearance or new acting work. When she decided to do this cover shoot for the well-known publication, Vanity Fair, she was given a dress that closely matched her skin tone. If you look at her legs closely, it almost seems as though she has three! Just another talent!
Working out is an important part of a celebrities career. Staying fit and being in shape is not only important for their careers but helps manage the high-stress of showbiz, ensuring that they age well. Zac Efron has tons of adoring fans and staying in shape is important to him because of it. Unfortunately, the wording on this title has made it look like his left arm is totally out of proportion with huge triceps, but we know he’s perfectly balanced!
Believe it or not, but models do actually spend quite a lot of time in front of the mirror trying out different poses and styles in their free-time. This allows them to pull loads of beautiful ‘looks’ when doing a shoot. Holding your own hands is something that’s not uncommon for models, but taking a closer inspection of this models hands makes it seem like she’s being greeted by cousin It from the Adams Family rather than her own hand! Spooky stuff!