No one dances to Taylor Swift songs in the car harder than Taylor Swift
BBC Radio 1's Greg James danced to Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" in a car with Taylor Swift.
Poo-Pourri is back to remind us that everybody poops (even Santa)
Santa gets himself into a stinky situation when he wakes three sleeping children with his foul stench in this funny ad.
Villainous James Bond-inspired laser watch blasts through plastic - CNET
He's created an Iron Man wrist-mounted rocket launcher and a Spider-man web launcher. Now, laser enthusiast Patrick Priebe channels James Bond.
One Man's Quest to Build a Mind-Warping 4-D Videogame | WIRED
There's a row</span> of books on a shelf in Marc ten Bosch's living room that contains a crash course in higher dimensions. Titles like <i>Flatland. Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty That Causes Havoc. The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art.</i> A young-adult novel called <i>The Boy Who Reversed Himself</i>. They're all devoted to helping our brains break out of the three dimensions in which we exist, to aid our understanding of a universe that extends beyond our perception.
Watch Kim Kardashian blow snow out of her butt
Jimmy Kimmel turned Kim Kardashian's bootylicious 'Paper Magazine' cover into a snowblower.
Adorable giant panda can bear-ly contain all the snow day feels
Dao Mao, a panda at the Toronto zoo, frolics through the snow.
Amazon's Massive Holiday Sales Start a Week Before Black Friday
Among Amazon’s advantages this holiday shopping season is that as an online retailer, it can avoid making customers uneasy by opening stores on Thanksgiving, a practice many brick-and-mortar stores have begun employing. Amazon is also getting a head start on competitors by beginning deals earlier in the month and not waiting until Cyber Monday, a digital deals day that traditionally takes place on the Monday following Black Friday.
6 Reasons You Should Be Excited for the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray - IGN
Having earned $330 million domestically and $770 million in worldwide box office sales, Guardians of the Galaxy is an unequivocal hit. Still in select theaters, Star-Lord, Rocket, Gamora, Groot, and Drax are soon to be available for at home enjoyment. Disney hosted an event in advance of the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray recently, during which they screened nearly 40-minutes of extras and features from the set. IGN was able to attend the screening and follow-up Q&A with Guardians director James Gunn . (Take a look at our exclusive interview with Gunn on what to expect from Guardians of the Galaxy 2 HERE .) Available for Digital Download now, the Blu-ray release will bring with it a bevy of additional features.
Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable
CK: Everybody is deeply disappointed — the team, investors, and a lot of consumers. Our board obviously helped us come to this decision, after exhausting all possibilities and scenarios and going down every branch of the decision tree to plan the probability of success for each. Based on all that, we decided that the restructuring was the best was to make sure our assets are maximized for our shareholders. But we’re deeply disappointed. The court made an incredibly wrong decision, but be that as it may, we can’t appeal that decision anymore so it’s time to take next steps.
2015 Chrysler 300 Preview - CNET
The 2015 Chrysler 300's various trim models give this full-size sedan versatility, offering wide appeal to middle-class buyers who appreciate a large cabin and brawny styling. However, the 300S won't be pushing the limits of performance among big sedans, nor will the 300C Platinum live at the top of the luxury set. Instead, the 300 is a reasonably priced non-ostentatious vehicle offering solid tech and comfort.
These Magic Tricks Were Designed by Artificial Intelligence
Don't expect Vegas to be taken over by robot illusionists just yet, though. The tricks the AI developed rely on mathematical techniques, not smoke, mirrors, or white tigers. And they're already a core part of most magicians' performances, so can't really be used as a crowd-drawing Vegas showstopper. But the maze trick is already available for sale at a local London magic shop, and the card trick, officially called Phoney, can currently be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Even Houdini had to start somewhere. [ Queen Mary University of London via Phys.org ]
How Limited Edition Scarves Fit Into Ryan Leslie’s Plans To Take His Music Straight To Fans
Leslie also suggested one benefit that I hadn’t thought of when it comes to depending on a relatively small group of fans — it frees you up to experiment, because even if you alienate your existing fans, finding another 1,000 (or even 10,000 or 20,000) is a lot less daunting than trying to maintain a “massively huge” fanbase. In Leslie’s case, he said it allowed him to move away from the R&B that he’d focused on while with a major label to create “a fairly progressive rap album.”
Indian Music Startup Saavn Is Giving Away Its Pro Service To Snapdeal Shoppers On Android Devices
Some caveats apply though. Saavn tells us that its partnership with Snapdeal will run for a year, and could include different offers from time to time. This particular deal will last for at least one month — possibly three months, we hear — but each user can only redeem one promotion code — so repeat shopping on Android devices doesn’t mean repeat free trials of Saavn Pro. But, hey, people are still getting some for nothing here.
Obama plan to protect 5M undocumented immigrants
Obama declares 'lawful action' to protect 5M immigrants
President Obama's allies and critics began lobbying the public early as he put the final touches on a major immigration address on Thursday.
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Wunderlist Gives Its Windows and Windows Phone Apps a Refresh, with Better Performance and Viewing Options
While a Windows desktop client for Wunderlist has existed and received updates for a long while, the new app for Windows 7 is lighter and quicker by miles. I’ve long been a fan of Wunderlist, but have always found the aging desktop client to be sluggish and slow to respond – until now. This version loads, syncs and lets you add items and lists much faster than before, and the interface has also received a minor refresh so everything is easier to navigate.
iPad apps for editing your photos like a pro - CNET
Where Snapseed excels is in its controls. When you touch a category, such as Tune Image, your photo is blown up full-screen. Dragging your finger up or down gives you several menu selections like brightness, contrast, ambiance and shadows, and letting go makes the selection. To adjust the intensity of the effect you can swipe left or right. But in using this control setup across all the different categories, it's easy to see why this app has gained such a following.
Buy Destiny expansion, get a Sparrow that lets you do tricks
In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Discover all that we have lost. Become legend.
Destiny delivers an all new way to experience first-person action games. A sweeping adventure set within a bold new universe, featuring an unprecedented combination of cooperative, competitive, public, and community activities seamlessly woven into an expansive, persistent, online world.
Yes, your media outlet can learn something from the Kardashians
Be consistent : The Kardashians and their advisors probably refer to this one as staying “on brand,” but it amounts to the same thing — namely, be aware of who your audience is and what they expect. As Melody puts it: “I don’t turn on the Kardashians for hard-hitting news. I turn on the Kardashians because it’s escapist and absurd with little cost. I know exactly what I’m going to get out of them.” In other words, stick to what you do best.
The best Chromebook you can buy
In the war for PC supremacy, Apple and Microsoft only have eyes for each other. While they haven’t been watching, Google has turned Chromebooks from a sideline player into a completely legitimate way to spend your money. If you’re looking at buying a new computer right now, there’s an extraordinarily good chance that a Chromebook would serve you well.
Amazon Travel Hotel Booking Service Plans Uncovered
Travel sites could be about to have a very unhappy new year. Amazon is set to enter the travel business, according to a report by travel news specialists Skift. It says Amazon has been working with independent hotels and resorts in and around major cities to prepare its new Amazon Travel service.
Enterprise IT Crosses the Chasm
Today, however, the crossing the chasm model is breaking down completely -- so much so that enterprise IT itself is crossing the chasm and heading in the direction towards innovation. This behavioral change is massively disruptive to the established order and accounts for much of the confusion and angst we see in the technology industry today. It's no understatement that there is a pitched battle going on for the very definition of enterprise IT, with one side represented by a coalition of incumbent vendors and mid-career IT personnel and the other by startups, open source companies, and IT personnel focused on leveraging new technologies.
Social Betting App Youbetme Raises $2.7M
Youbetme is a patent pending consumer technology platform that allows nearly anyone, anywhere, anytime to place a bet with their friends. Their peer to peer social betting platform is the modern day handshake--it's not official until its on Youbetme!
The company has secured $1,225,000 in Seed-level funding from angel investors and a New York based venture capital fund, OmegaGE. Raised for the …
San Francisco's public defecation map highlights a shitty situation
Wondering what that smell near the Civic Center is, San Francisco resident? As far as serious interactive maps go, Human Wasteland is one of the strangest we've seen. Created by civil-engineer-turned-web-developer Jennifer Wong, the project plots human excrement "incidents" reported by the public to SF311. Her project won an internal hacking contest for employees of a real estate website, an ironic honor considering the city's contentious housing issues. The highest concentration of crap is at a downtown alley next to the financial district, right in a high-traffic area frequented by tourists.
While the odd drunk or other soul may have had an emergency, the map is more about folks who don't have a toilet, period. According to the SF Weekly , the map (graphically) reflects the city's problems with limited, filthy public restrooms and lack of services for the homeless. So while it's amusing for non-residents and disgusting for city center dwellers or tourists, it did make me think: "Where would I go in public if I had no choice?"
Via: Laughing Squid
Source: Human Wasteland
Tags: developer, Excrement, InteractiveMap, Poop, San Francisco, SF311