Snow Shovel Shoes
I had to come up with an invention for a program I was going to. So because of all the snow and all the shoveling, I decided to make shoes that will shovel as you walk. All you will need to make your very own snow shovel shoes are an old pair of shoes, 6 inches of pvc pipe that is 3 inches in diameter, hot glue or any other strong glue, a bit of sandpaper, a dremel or rotary tool, a drill, and a hack saw. Let's get started!
What's it like to be Jar Jar? Find out from the man who played him - CNET
Ahmed Best, the actor who played the bumbling Gungan in the Star Wars prequels, talks about the backlash against Jar Jar and what it's like to get a piggyback ride from Liam Neeson.
YouTuber gives 'Zelda: Ocarina of Time' a next-gen look using Unreal Engine 4
'Zelda: Ocarnia of Time' is one of the most celebrated games in history. If you're one of the many clamoring for a "what if?" view of how the game would lo
The Wii U finally has its own shadow puppet simulator
'Shadow Puppeteer' is coming to the Wii U on January 28th.
Leap Motion is perfecting natural hand gestures for VR
You'll be able to manipulate virtual objects just as easily as you can real ones.
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Rocket Took Off and Landed—Again
Today, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin accomplished a first among firsts: It launched and brought back to Earth the same New Shepard rocket that it landed for the first time back in November.
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Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume
Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the "Scrapper" a chance. As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace. "Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose," she says. "Hire the Scrapper."
This Sriracha news is about to majorly improve your day
While there is no word yet on whether restaurants will be offering these heavenly packets along with their classic ketchups and mustards, we will continue to hold out hope until one day our dreams become fully realized.
The New York Times Introduces a Web Site
"The New York Times name will get people to look at the product once or maybe twice, and the fact that The New York Times has the kind of reach and credibility it does may persuade people to look three or four times," said John F. Kelsey 3d, president of the Kelsey Group, a consultancy running a conference on interactive newspapers next month.
The Brains That are Tackling Football | MIT Technology Review
The brain I’m watching McKee calmly disassemble seems to be telling an undeniable story about what football did to it. Indeed, the whole body of evidence her group has collected seems to tell an undeniable story. McKee and her colleagues have found evidence of the disease in 88 of the 92 brains of former NFL players they’ve studied, and in 45 of 55 brains of former college players. But as striking as they are, these numbers should be taken with a grain of salt. As McKee acknowledges, it is a biased sample, since in many cases the family donated the brain because they already suspected a problem.
Apple rumored to launch 4-inch iPhone 5se and new Apple Watch models in March
The next iPhone will be called the iPhone 5se (perhaps short for “special edition”), a report from 9to5Mac claims. It is said to feature a four-inch screen — like the iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c — with “a design similar to 2013’s flagship but upgraded internals, software, and hardware features that blend the old design with modern technologies,” said 9to5Mac reporter Mark Gurman .
Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible abs are Photoshop-proof
But the men's magazine says that Ronaldo's supernaturally excellent 6-pack, which it deemed the winner of the "Nobel Prize for Physical Perfection," isn't the result of any photoshop magic.
Apple Veteran Overseeing Electric-Car Project Leaving Company
The Apple Inc. veteran tasked with spearheading the company’s efforts to build an automobile is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter. Steve Zadesky, a 16-year Apple veteran who has been overseeing its electric-car project for the last two years, has told people he is leaving the company. The timing of his departure...
Google reportedly paid Apple $1 billion to keep search on iPhones and iPads in 2014
According to court records , Google paid Apple a cool billion in 2014 to keep its search engine available for iOS. Additionally, Apple reportedly saw a 34 percent cut of the revenue Google generates via iOS devices “at one point”.
Amazon offers full refunds on hoverboards
Amazon offers full refunds on hoverboards
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How to Drive in the Snow Like a Pro
A good snow tire helps you in two ways. Its deeper tread is designed to cut through snow and reach the far grippier road beneath. More importantly, the rubber that makes up that tread is chemically formulated, and softer, to better grab the asphalt in cold weather. It’s an unfortunate fact that no single rubber formula can work well all the way from sub-freezing temperatures to extreme summer heat. That’s why automotive engineers often derisively refer to “all-season” tires as “three-season” or “no-season” tires. You can’t have it all, and usually the compromises in all-season capability are taken from the coldest season. Our parents used chains and studded tires in harsh winters, but today’s snow tires offer similar capability without the hassle. And while they shouldn’t be used year-round (they’ll wear down quickly on warm pavement), it won’t kill your snow tires to put them on a bit early, or take them off a bit late.
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Uber will only cap surge pricing during the blizzard if New York makes it
Most riders have learned to live with Uber's surge pricing, although some still complain loudly when they see their jacked up bill at the end of a ride. Uber provides ample warning to passengers about impending surge prices during periods of high demand, like Halloween or New Year's Eve. And the company has long argued that surge pricing is not only a good thing, but necessary, because it encourages more drivers to hit the road. (Although some critics say that Uber has been known to artificially drive up demand by keeping drivers off the road until surge pricing kicks in .)
Water acts so strangely in space astronauts can use it as a ping pong ball
On Jan. 21, astronaut Scott Kelly celebrated his 300th day aboard the International Space Station by demonstrating one of the many strange things water can do in space: it can double as a ping pong ball.
Google agrees £130m UK tax deal with HMRC - BBC News
Google has agreed to pay £130m in back taxes after an "open audit" of its accounts by the UK tax authorities.
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For example, e-reader device ownership has fallen. Today, about one-in-five adults (19%) report owning an e-reader, while in early 2014 that share was a third (32%). Ownership of MP3 players has not had a notable decline, but the percentage of adults who own one has hovered around the 40% mark since 2008. And computer ownership levels have stayed roughly where they were a decade ago. These changes are all taking place in a world where smartphones are transforming into all-purpose devices that can take the place of specialized technology, such as music players, e-book readers and gaming devices. Some of the changes in device ownership patterns are particularly evident for young adults. Among those ages 18-29, ownership of MP3 players and computers has declined by double digits in the past five years. In 2010, three-quarters of 18- to 29-year-olds owned an MP3 player; by 2015, only half (51%) had one.
How to be like greatest American quarterback Tom Brady in your office
""In the 10 or 11 years we've been working together, he has never been wrong," Brady said. "I had doctors with the highest and best education in our country tell us — tell me — that I wouldn't be able to play football again. That I would need multiple surgeries on my knee from my staph infection. That I would need a new ACL, a new MCL, that I wouldn't be able to play with my kids when I'm older. Of course, I go back the next year and we win comeback player of the year. I follow the next season, and we win the MVP of the year. I've chosen a different approach, and that approach works for me...I wouldn't be playing today if it wasn't for what he's been able to accomplish with me."
Apple to update Apple Watch in mid-March with new bands, OS + full redesign in fall
If they call that iPad Air 3 Apple’s marketing is officially garbage. In no way shape or form can that iPad be described as ‘Air’ any longer. Sorry to say, but the iPad Mini 4 has an identical design, and therefore, is by far the most ‘Airy’. They need to call it iPad or iPad something, but not iPad Air 3, for the love of intelligent naming schemes. However, considering the rumor is that they’re calling the new 4″ iPhone the iPhone 5se then I don’t think they are marketing right anymore. I don’t know why they wouldn’t just call it iPhone 6 Mini. According to the rumors it has iPhone 6 design and 6 and 6S specs, so just call it iPhone 6 Mini. iPhone 5se sounds horrible, why would someone want to buy an iPhone 5se? I’d be much happier telling people I had an iPhone 6 Mini.
Atari is bringing 100 classic games to Steam this spring
Retro gamers rejoice: Atari has announced it will release a package of 100 of its classic games including Asteroids and Centipede for PC this year, with support for multiplayer action.
Atari Vault collection brings 100 classic games to Steam
It's been a long time since Atari was a dominant force in video games. The company rarely makes an impression on the industry these days, but there's no questioning the impact it had on the medium's formative years. Soon, players will be able to relive its glory days from the 1970s and 80s through the Atari Vault , a collection of 100 retro games available via Steam. It's being developed by Code Mystics and will feature titles such as Asteroids , Centipede , Missile Command , Tempest and Warlords . They won't be simple ports though, thanks to the addition of online and local multiplayer, Steam controller support and Steam leaderboards.
World's first 'gamer hotel' opens in Amsterdam
The first hotel dedicated to serving gamers has opened for business in Amsterdam. The Arcade Hotel , as it is named, is located in the city's De Pijp area. It each of its 36 rooms includes gratis consoles and games. Guests can also use loaner handhelds for multiplayer adventures in the hotel bar -- there's even a comic book library that you can peruse. And for those who actually do leave their rooms, the hotel also offers a fleet of borrowable bikes (because that's how real Amsterdamians get around).
WhatsApp to begin sharing your data with Facebook
If you’re a regular user of both Facebook and WhatsApp, which is now owned by Facebook, then this might not be all that worrying for you. But if you don’t use Facebook regularly, you might not like the idea of sharing your private WhatsApp data with it.
Other People review: A cancer dramedy in which other people are the punchlines
One could mistake Other People 's synopsis for a parody of a film festival weepy. The semi-autobiographical cancer dramedy follows David, a gay New York writer dealing with a terminal mother and a father who won't acknowledge his sexuality. The uneven film could handily clear a card of Oscars Bingo by its midpoint. But acute, specific observations on life with cancer mostly elevate what could have been an overfamiliar tale of self-pity. Other People isn't perfect, but it's deeply personal.
How Washington, D.C., coped with a deadly blizzard in 1922
There was applause and laughter following a particularly clever comedy situation. There was a crash that struck terror into the hearts a-thrill with merriment. There was a gust of wind, a rushing of air that blew open the closed doors of the theater – and then, after one concerted groan, there was silence – and Crandall’s Knickerbocker theatre, previously the temple of mirth, had been transformed into a tomb.
Tweet hashtags at the Game of Thrones account to see some teasers for season six
Game of Thrones has just released three new teasers that are only available on Twitter, but you'll have to do a little bit of brand interacting before you can see them. Fans must "prove their allegiance" to a house by tweeting #HouseStark, #HouseLannister, or #HouseTargaryen at the official Game of Thrones Twitter account , and they'll receive an auto-reply featuring one of the teasers. Or, you could just search the hashtags on Twitter and look at other people's replys — haha!
Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is stepping down after next season
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Is It Safe to Eat Snow?
People who are inclined to eat snow usually point out that they’re careful to get to the snow before it touches the ground. Or, barring that, they look for a patch that is deep, pure white, and undisturbed, so that they can get snow that’s as clean as possible. But recent studies suggest that, even before the snow ever touches the ground, it’s already the kind of mess you’d be better off keeping far clear of your mouth.
Absurd Creature of the Week: The Voracious Fish That Looks Like a Pug and Stings Like a Bee
It’s a kind of terror a fish known as the stargazer embodies its entire life. It may not be worrying about a visit from Child Protective Services, but it does have to worry about eating. The bulging eyes and frowny mouth that make it look like an aquatic pug are brilliant adaptations for an ambush predator. And even beyond its … singular looks, this is one of the sea’s most remarkable fishes—it’s venomous and it shocks like an electric eel.
Videogame Maker Seeks to Treat ADHD
Doctors don’t usually prescribe videogame play. But one company, which has just raised $30.5 million from venture-capital investors, hopes to change that. Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs Inc. is developing a videogame it believes could replace...
Steve Jobs once prank called the Vatican and today Tim Cook is meeting the Pope
What’s on the agenda? I’ve no idea, but Cook is lucky that a few years have passed since Apple’s former CEO once prank called the Vatican to try and speak to the Pope (albeit a different one).
The crippling East Coast blizzard: Follow live
A potentially historic snowstorm is about to crush Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region with up to 30 inches of snow, damaging coastal flooding and crippling travel disruptions. Millions of people will be affected by the storm. Stay tuned as we cover their the storm's impact and recovery efforts.
Gillian Anderson was offered 'half' David Duchovny's pay for 'X-Files'
There's no Mulder without Scully, and no Scully without Mulder. So why did Fox offer Gillian Anderson half the pay of her co-star David Duchovny when the network asked her return for six new installments of The X-Files ? Your guess is as good as hers.
Kindergartener perfectly explains how they got to the wrong answer
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See the SpaceX capsule designed to hold actual living people
The pod, which did a timed hover test to check its eight ‘SuperDraco’ thrusters, is designed to create force and hover to sustain things like safe crew landing. In the long run, that will be the final piece to the Falcon 9 rocket that actually makes it habitable for a human crew. If everything goes smoothly, that day will actually come sometime in 2017.
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'Dragon Age' lead writer David Gaider leaves BioWare
After 17 years, the scribe makes his exit to work on 'a new challenge' elsewhere.
The RSA keynotes: a cautionary tale
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Your Facebook timeline is about to get a lot easier to navigate thanks to 3D Touch
The current Facebook app already has 3D-Touch controls, but they are limited to the app icon from the main home screen. You can hard press on the icon to open a popup that lets you choose what action you want to take. For example, you can choose Take Photo/Video, Upload Photo/Video, or Write Post. This is a lot quicker than tapping the icon to open the app, followed by finding the desired function.
Witty blizzard brand tweets are coming as fast as the snow
Some were to be expected: Dairy Queen, Netflix and the tourism bureaus of beautiful tropical places all had an easy time making the case for themselves to snow-bound consumers. Others had less of a claim on anything weather-related but made a wishful leap into the conversation all the same.
Researchers are training computers to recognize sarcasm on Twitter
To properly test for sarcasm, the researchers built out a number of factors to test on. Individual tweets subjected to a number of factors, but the study also took into account details from the author's profile, historical content and details from that author's audience. It's a complicated bit of modeling, but testing on the tweet, its author, its audience and its response helped the researcher's sarcasm detector reach an 85 percent accuracy level. That's significantly higher than the 75 percent accuracy rate it hit when analyzing just the content of a tweet without additional factors included.
Microsoft Opens Office Insider Program to Mac Users
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Avatar 2 will not come out in 2017 after all
Last year, James Cameron pushed back the release date of his Avatar sequel to the end of 2017 — one year later than its original planned release . Now it looks like that's not going to happen either. According to a new report from The Wrap , Twentieth Century Fox has scrapped its December 2017 plan. The studio has never officially announced a release date for the movie, but Cameron suggested last year that it would be finished by the end of 2017. There's no word yet on when the actual release date will be, or what's going on with the other two of Avatar 's three planned sequels.
Apple updates Maps with Flyover locations and traffic info
Flashy imagery is great, but grApple updates Maps with Flyover locations and traffic info, but where’s ‘Street View’?anular street-level details that can actually be used for navigation are probably more useful on a mapping app.
New to developing websites for the cloud? Your questions answered
If you’re new to cloud computing and cloud services for websites and applications, here are some questions you may have and the answers you’re hoping for. At the end, you’ll find a nice deal from TNW Deals that will help you learn even more about cloud computing and becoming an Amazon Web Services certified engineer.
Yahoo changed its stock option policy to try to close the brain drain and retain employees
The monthly options are designed to allay employee concerns that the typical 12-month waiting period to cash out stock options now looks like a risky proposition, according to sources. At the time the move was made, Yahoo's stock was trading at a high point, so the accelerated vesting gave employees a chance to take advantage of it.
Noted App Developer Donald Rumsfeld Made a Winston Churchill-Themed Solitaire App
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld missed a huge opportunity this week by releasing a card-game iPhone app that isn’t called “Rummy’s Gin Rummy.” Instead, his app is called “Churchill Solitaire.” But...I LOVE IT!
You can watch 13 of the best VR films at Sundance from your home right now
You have until February 12 to view the VR films. They’ll be inaccessible for a while thereafter, although Sundance says it will bring them back for short stints throughout the year.