For today’s edition of Deal of the Day and today only, Amazon offers 66% off ($72.66) on The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Ultimate Media Collection, featuring the Shadow of Mordor video game on PS4 or Xbox One, the Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Editions on Blu-ray, and the J.R.R. Tolkien […]
There’s a longstanding tradition of the US president “pardoning” a turkey just before Thanksgiving. The official story is that the turkey industry randomly selects the lucky survivor. Now Nerdist has put together a video that shows the selection method is very different… and somewhat familiar.
Six astronauts from the US, Russia and Italy are now on board the International Space Station for the 42nd expedition of its type. And if that number rings a bell, you’re not alone, hence this celebratory poster from NASA:
Reddit user Fryd found this letter from Lego in a box from the 1970s while visiting his parents’ house. Sure makes a change to today’s Lego marketing…
A laser enthusiast has produced a watch that can fire 1,500 milliwatt beam capable of lighting matches and burning through plastic. Patrick Priebe, who has previously made a range of more traditional weapon housings with lasers, took around 40 hours to produce the watch. Pocket Lint reports that it can fire the laser for a […]
Another from the American Chemical Society’s informative videos, this one is perfectly timed for those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving…
A project on crowdfunding site indiegogo aims to put a phone charger and battery in a place that’s convenient for all pants-wearers: a belt and buckle. The XOO belt is a simple idea: there’s a flexible 2,100mAh battery built into the buckle, with a charging cable that magnetically attaches to the inside of the belt when […]
This 1965 Russian documentary, Luna, is a fascinating mix of history and future-forecasting. The first half includes rare footage of early Russian space exploration, including color video of the first ever spacewalk. The second half is Russia’s take on how one day we’d be living on the moon with our pets, footage that suggests the […]
If you’re of a certain age, you’ll likely remember the pain that no matter what great Star Wars Toys you got as presents, it was only the kid at school with the rich parents who got the Millennium Falcon. But even then, it was never this big. Walmart is selling a model that’s a whopping two-and-a-half-feet […]
A Georgia Institute of Technology professor has proposed an alternative to the Turing Test in assessing artificial intelligence. It would be based more on creativity than communication. The idea of the test comes from a 1950 paper by Alan Turing in which he talked about the possibility that a computer could one day pass itself […]
If you can’t choose between high-technology and hipster credentials, a new “smart” Moleskine notebook might be the answer. The $33 notebook includes access to a smartphone app, though you’ll also need an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. Once you’ve sketched a design in the notebook, you can take a photo with the app and it will […]
Amazing video by Andrew Huang who recreated the music of the Beatles’ Across The Universe using nothing but samples of the audio recordings of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko made by the Rosetta probe. The track is part of a forthcoming album that Andrew is producing which will also include eight original compositions using the Rosetta samples.