Monthly Archives: March 2015

Meerkat and Periscope Can Really Chew Through Your Precious Data

New livestreaming apps Meerkat and Periscope help people share snippets of their lives—but they also gobble down data. Enough data that you might blow past your data cap. If you’re serious about streaming, you might need a bigger data plan!

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It Follows Continues Being The Best Movie Ever, Expands To More Theaters

It Follows (our favorite new horror movie) is growing! After a couple superb weekends, RADiUS and Dimension have announced that they’re expanding the movie to an additional 1,655 theaters April 3rd. Which means your chances to see it just increased — and see it you should.

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Mad Max: Fury Road main trailer – video

The official trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road has been released. ‘Mad Max 4’ stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in an action-packed, epic voyage through the wasteland. Thirty years after the last film in the franchise, George Miller returns to tell the story of Max, with Namibia providing the backdrop instead of New South Wales
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What If Avengers: Age Of Ultron Was A 19th Century Period Drama?

Some of the details that have trickled out about the next Avengers movie have been what we expected, while some have been surprising. But what if all that is to obscure a truly bold choice: making it a 19th century period drama? Okay, it’s almost certa… Continue reading

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Max Brooks’ Advice To New Writers: “Be Brave, Put Your Stuff Out There”

Max Brooks has had a pretty amazing career, including the acclaimed novel World War Z. But he has one regret — that he didn’t start publishing way, way earlier. In a new interview, he advises writers not to let fear of judgment hold them back.

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RIP PlayStation Home, 2008-2015

PlayStation Home, one of the most ambitious (and weirdest) things Sony has ever done with video games, closes down today. It will not be missed, but it should at least be remembered. Read more… Continue reading

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Watch What Happens When You Put A Hummingbird In A Wind Tunnel

High speed footage can reveal the unusual mechanics of a hummingbird’s wingbeat. Here’s how this remarkable aerialist keeps a level head, even in the face of aggressive wind and rain.Read more… Continue reading

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Amazon Dash Button: The Ultimate Convenience or the End of Civilization?

Amazon’s latest experimental product is the Dash button , a programmable key that makes reordering essentials like laundry detergent as easy as pushing Start on the microwave. Is this the best thing that ever happened to busy America? Or a sign that we’ve become the docile servants of our Amazon Prime accounts?

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The Ninth Doctor Returns For All-New Comic Adventures In Time And Space!

10 years after he made his début, the Ninth Doctor is back in a new comic miniseries. But that’s not all for this week’s hottest new comics: DC’s reality-altering Convergence event begins, the origins of Star Wars: Rebels‘ Kanan Jarrus are revealed, and an intriguing new series from Boom! Studios begins. Comics!

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Melissa McCarthy Gets To Be James Bond—But Funny—In New Trailer For Spy

Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig teams up with actress Melissa McCarthy once again for the new espionage comedy Spy. McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who snags her first mission in the field. As it turns out, spying isn’t easy — though it is pretty funny.

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The Pentagon Can’t Account for $45 Billion It Spent in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has spent $66 billion since 2002 rebuilding Afghanistan. But amazingly, it can’t account for $45 billion of that money. That’s billion with a capital B.Read more… Continue reading

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These Amazing Temporary Artworks Are Made Of Sand

When an artist creates a beautiful work of art, she or he usually wants it to last forever — or at least, to outlive its creator. But sometimes, an artist just wants to create a work of beauty that will last a short time, and then be gone forever. Here are the loveliest short-lived works of art… made of sand.

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What Lord Tantalus Could Have Looked Like In Guardians of the Galaxy

Storyboard artist for Guardians of the Galaxy has released some very, very early storyboard art from the Marvel movie, giving us a possible look at the lost character Lord Tantalus. Read more… Continue reading

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Interstellar honest trailer rips apart Christopher Nolan’s space movie

I love watching Honest Trailers’ takedown of movies because they highlight actual problems, they’re actually really funny and they have no sacred cows. They can skewer Michael Bay right next to burning down everyone’s post-Dark Knight shrine to Chris N… Continue reading

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How Does Genre Affect Popular Musicians’ Life Expectancy?

Do all popular musicians live hard and fast, take risks and die young?Read more… Continue reading

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5 Sad Facts About America’s Ridiculously Slow Internet

Anyone who’s ever stared glass-eyed at a Netflix video that won’t load or stuttered through a glitchy Skype call knows that the United States leaves its citizens starving for bandwidth. But the latest data in Akamai’s annual “State of the Internet” report presents some pretty depressing statistics about American’s slow, shitty internet .

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Gawker Parents of Clemson Frat Pledge Allege He Died Over McDonald’s Breakfast | Jalopnik What To Do

Gawker Parents of Clemson Frat Pledge Allege He Died Over McDonald’s Breakfast | Jalopnik What To Do When You Are In A Car Accident | Jezebel The Passion of the Bieber: A Star Attempts to Resurrect His Career | Kotaku You Can Play Pac-Man On Google … Continue reading

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Gawker Parents of Clemson Frat Pledge Allege He Died Over McDonald’s Breakfast | Jalopnik What To Do

Gawker Parents of Clemson Frat Pledge Allege He Died Over McDonald’s Breakfast | Jalopnik What To Do When You Are In A Car Accident | Jezebel The Passion of the Bieber: A Star Attempts to Resurrect His Career | Kotaku You Can Play Pac-Man On Google … Continue reading

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Bad Reviews May Actually Be Good For Sales

We’ve all spent some time checking out online reviews. While businesses want nothing but good reviews, a new study shows that sometimes mixed reviews can actually help drive up sales. Here’s why.Read more… Continue reading

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Astronomers have been at a loss to explain Mercury’s excessively dark and unreflective surface.

Astronomers have been at a loss to explain Mercury’s excessively dark and unreflective surface. But a new study published in Nature Geoscience suggests the innermost planet was painted black by a steady stream of comet dust. The process took millions o… Continue reading

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