Monthly Archives: January 2012

NASA probe reveals the unexpected "atmosphere" that surrounds our entire solar system [Video]

NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, has spent the last four years exploring the very edge of our solar system, where giant magnetic bubbles repel incoming charged particles while neutral on… Continue reading

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Thousands Queue for Foxconn Jobs Ahead of Possible iPhone 5 Production [Foxconn]

Despite the explosions, suicides, reported abuse, and poisonous gas, Foxconn is apparently a very popular place to work. More »

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On Second Thought, the Nook Simple Touch Is the Best eReader [Bestmodo]

For ereaders, it’s a two-horse game. Kindle and Nook. Nook and Kindle. We’ve spent a lot of time with the two flagship models (and the non-touch Kindle 4), and we gotta say: We called it wrong. The Nook… Continue reading

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Sheep form an impenetrable forcefield around a confused motorist [Video]

Domesticated sheep have the propensity to follow each other into downright dangerous situations and be herded by the most innocuous of shepherds, so it’s no surprise these sheep formed an ovine circle o… Continue reading

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Would people abuse a marijuana mouth spray? Absolutely. Does it matter? Absolutely not. [Rant]

British pharmaceutical company GW Pharmaceuticals has developed a medical marijuana drug called Sativex. The drug is delivered orally via a spray pump, and is the first of its kind to be produced by ext… Continue reading

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The New Essential Apps January 2012 [Apps]

iPhones. iPads. Android. We’ve updated all of our essential apps lists to include a few forgotten favorites, some long awaited arrivals and, as always, even more amazing apps. Check them out! More&nb… Continue reading

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Amazon’s Earnings Report Translated Into English [Amazon]

Amazon, purveyor of fine mini-tablets and concrete mix and other sundries, announced today how much money it made last year and where and why. The only problem? Like most earnings reports, it’s complete… Continue reading

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A Fresh Look at Hawkeye’s Bow from The Avengers… in Nerf Form [The Avengers]

Captain America has his shield, Thor has his hammer, Black Widow has her thighs and Hawkeye has his awesome bow. We’ve seen very little of Jeremy Renner’s superhero Clint Barton (better known as Hawk… Continue reading

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Metal Tornado = the finest adjective/noun pairing since Human Centipede [Video]

Unlike thrillers of the Roland Emmerich vintage — wherein billions die in natural catastrophes but dogs always survive — the upcoming disasterpiece Metal Tornado makes no promises about your… Continue reading

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Watching a Washing Machine Self Destruct Never Gets Old [Video]

Washing machines committing suicide (or being injected with a lethal brick depending on your perspective) are home appliances’ gift to the Internet. It’s like the machines are realizing their full come… Continue reading

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The Eccentric Crank Who Tried To Legislate The Value Of Pi [Secret History]

There’s an old urban legend about a state legislature that passed a law redefining pi so that it equaled 3. This story is a myth – but the true story that inspired it is actually even more ridiculous an… Continue reading

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Breaking Bad: The Roleplaying Game is extremely depressing [Short Films]

Much in the same way Game of Thrones and Battlestar Galactica have received the RPG remix from College Humor, AMC’s “chemistry teacher turned meth cook” drama Breaking Bad has also been given the clever… Continue reading

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This Is How Our Sun Will Look When It Dies—Yes, the Eye of Sauron [Video]

In a few billion years, our dear Sun will look like this, a beautiful glowing eye of spent starstuff trash in the shape of Sauron’s Eye. And no ring is going to save us from this one. More &ra… Continue reading

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Credit Card Conman Forced Gang Members to Have Sex to Weed Out Undercover Feds [Sex]

The mastermind of a carding gang in Georgia devised a novel way for weeding out undercover Feds from his operation – he forced members to have group sex, according to a local police detective who help… Continue reading

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This brilliant alien invasion movie Swarm was shot entirely on a smartphone [Video]

Written by Skins scribe Geoff Bussetil and shot by Misfits director Tom Harper, this surprisingly entertaining alien invasion short film (titled Swarm) was made entirely using smartphones. Little did w… Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble Declares Wimpy War on Amazon Publishing [Books]

Some people still buy books—and even buy them in paper format. So Barnes & Noble’s decision to block books published by Amazon is fightin’ words! But how much does it matter, and who’s getting hur… Continue reading

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This self-guided bullet can chase you down from over a mile away [Video]

There was a time when increasing the distance between yourself and a sharp shooter bent on your extermination would significantly improve your chances of survival. But that time is coming to an end. … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift A2 Lightning Review: These Little Speakers Will Blow Your Roof Off [Lightning Review]

Paradigm have been making high-quality audio equipment for a long, long time. But last year, they launched their new Paradigm Shift line to bring their revered technologies to the masses at more accessi… Continue reading

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The Newest Special Forces Helmets Are Terrifyingly Cool [Spec Ops]

Part of Seal Team 6’s success is their sheer killing prowess. In, out, shots fired. Smooth and perfect, like a hand dipped into water. But it also helps to look very scary. These newest spec ops helmets… Continue reading

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The Latest Final Cut Pro X Update Brings the Features Pro Editors Have Been Demanding [Apple]

Final Cut Pro X received a shiny new update today, outfitted with support for multicam editing and support for external broadcast monitors. But most importantly is support for a new third-party plugin w… Continue reading

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