Monthly Archives: February 2012

This Ridiculously-Easy-to-Clean Whisk Needs To Exist Right Now [Wish You Were Here]

If you’re like me and simply buy a new whisk every time you cook because they’re too hard to clean, you’ll adore Kwon Hansol’s Divisible Whisk with a handle that splits in two, stretching out the wires … Continue reading

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Paleontologists discover 120-million-year-old "Ghost Dragon" in China [Paleontology]

Which of the following hypothetical scenarios do you think would be more terrifying: a modern-day world inhabited by Pterosauria (famous for being the first known vertebrates to evolve the capability of… Continue reading

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The Best Way to Watch Baseball on Your Tablet or Phone This Season Is Out Now [Apps]

It’s really hard to beat going to a baseball game on a summer afternoon. But if you can’t be at the park, the MLB At Bat app is one of the best ways to follow any sport from a mobile device, and the 201… Continue reading

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Reflection app goes live, brings iOS screen mirroring to your Mac

Ever wanted to use AirPlay mirroring to show the screen of your iPad 2 or iPhone 4/4S on your Mac? Just released, Reflection ($14.99 for a single license, $39.99 for a 5 pack) offers a well-featured mirroring receiver for OS X, ideal for education an… Continue reading

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Meet the Next CEO of Microsoft: Steven Sinofsky Is the Heir Apparent [Microsoft]

It was summer 2009. Microsoft had just shipped the final code for Windows 7 to PC manufacturers, who had begun burning it onto the tens of millions of new computers that would ship that Christmas. Mo… Continue reading

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Neighborhood Watch trailer feels like Attack The Block for old white guys [Video]

Here’s the first trailer from the big name comedy Neighborhood Watch. Which follows a bunch of Dads on the neighborhood watch, who wind up fighting aliens. And yet, where are the aliens, Ben Stiller? W… Continue reading

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Should the Great Plains become Pleistocene Park? [Environment]

So we’ve gone to all that trouble to clone ourselves a mammoth. Let’s say we even give it a mate. What do we do with them? Perhaps the mammoths, and other creatures, shouldn’t just be in zoos and cap… Continue reading

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The New Essential Apps February 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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Michael Chabon’s 17-Year Quest to Write a Mars Adventure Movie [John Carter]

John Carter wasn’t Michael Chabon’s first attempt at writing about nineteenth century heroes having swashbuckling adventures on Mars. Long before he joined up with Andrew Stanton to adapt Edgar Rice Bur… Continue reading

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Catherine Shoard on open arts journalism: ‘Culture doesn’t exist in a vacuum’ – video

Catherine Shoard, head of the Guardian’s film coverage, discusses the importance of building a relationship between readers and editorsElliot SmithAndy GallagherMustafa KhaliliChristian BennettCatherine Shoard Continue reading

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Russian Mogul Plans to Plant Our Brains in Robots and Keep Them Alive Forever [Video]

The Pentagon’s new Avatar project, unveiled by Danger Room a few weeks back, sounds freaky enough: Soldiers practically inhabiting the bodies of robots, who’d act as “surrogates” for their human overlo… Continue reading

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In the Piranha 3DD trailer, the fish are invading vaginas now [Video]

Piranha 3DD, they’re replaced the lifeguards with strippers! No, seriously! The sequel to the ridiculously schlocky murderous fish fest Piranha is delivering twice the insanity as its first film. Watch… Continue reading

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Does the Battle Royale stage play take the kids-killing-kids trope too far? [Video]

While American audiences are waiting for The Hunger Games to blaze into movie theaters, Filipino audiences are getting a different sort of dystopian theater experience. A theater troupe has adapted Ba… Continue reading

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Redirect the Sun’s Rays With This Solar-Powered Self-Controlled Mirror [Solar]

Instead of an electricity generating solar panel, a motorized sun-bouncing mirror known as a heliostat is another approach to solar-powered lighting. And for just $400 the SunFlower will redirect up to … Continue reading

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Venom and Spidey are the best of friends in these adorable superhero illustrations [Concept Art]

Spider-Man and Venom may be fearsome foes, but if they put their heads (but not their bodies) together, they can create some truly adorable moments. See Superman, Supergirl, Robin, Poison Ivy, and the T… Continue reading

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Prehistoric Fleas Would Probably Eat Your Dog If They Still Existed [Insects]

Their descendants are happy to just suck blood and pass along parasites to small mammals, but the hugeprehistoric fleas from 165 million years ago were equipped with saw-like projections around their mo… Continue reading

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The "rarest insect in the world" also happens to be freaking enormous [Biology]

In 1918, a battered British supply ship was forced to run aground off the coast of Lord Howe Island, a volcanic remnant located hundreds of miles off Australia’s eastern seaboard. There, the ship’s crew… Continue reading

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New Camera Sensor Captures Images and Depth Data At the Same Time [Guts]

Samsung has developed what they’re touting as the world’s first sensor that can capture both an RGB and range (or depth) image at the same time, granting Kinect-like gesture recognition capabilities to … Continue reading

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NBC tries to kill Inspector Spacetime, but he regenerates instead [Inspector Spacetime]

Community’s time-traveling Doctor Who parody has met his greatest foe, and it’s not Boyish the Extraordinary. Sony and NBC have served the upcoming web series with a cease and desist. But they’re findin… Continue reading

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The Miracle Tree That’s Making Dirty Water Drinkable [Science]

We take clean drinking water for granted, but in the developing world it’s a big and expensive problem. Now, scientists are turning to a plant known as the Miracle Tree to create a new way of purifying… Continue reading

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