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‘Smart’ vibrator company settles $3.75 million privacy lawsuit

Think twice about connecting those sex toys to the Internet: A vibrator company has agreed to pay up to $10,000 to U.S. customers who used a smartphone app that relayed their data to the firm’s server.<p>In a settlement filed Thursday in Chicago federal court, the Canadian company called We-Vibe …

Customers

'Save us': Aleppo civilians plead for help as airstrikes resume

Call for international community to put a stop to fighting as evacuation of civilians from stricken city blocked by militias<p>Desperate residents in eastern Aleppo spent another day under intense bombardment on Wednesday and their elation at a possible rescue deal was replaced with horror as attacks …

Middle East

You Can Make Your Very Own Miniature Flame Tornado

Way better than a lava lamp.<p>If you can figure out how to reliably cutting, the options for your DIY projects can really expand. It doesn't take much more than a little trial and error, as The Backyard Scientist shows in a new video. It turns out, a few cut up vases are all you need to make flame …

Miniature

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Light It Up on Memorial Day With These Ombre Mason Jar Candle Holders

Have you made plans for the Memorial Day weekend yet? If you’re playing party hostess or planning a BBQ, you’ll need some mood lighting. We’ve got you covered with patriotic candle holders made from mason jars and just a couple of stickers. With the star spangled banner as our inspiration, we made …

Official Trailer for Fallout 4’s Third DLC, Far Harbor, Released

Far Harbor, Fallout 4’s Latest DLC Is On Its Way<p>Hadn’t have enough of Fallout 4 just yet? Well, good news for you as the next DLC for the game …

Atomic Is The Missing Interface Design Tool In Your Browser

Great interface design is quickly becoming a priority as companies everywhere start realizing that it’s paramount to their succeeding in the crowded online space.<p>Then why, despite its importance, has there been such a gap in the UX design tools space?<p>Atomic, a startup team of ten based in …

Acton R-10 Rocketskates

Acton’s motorized skates can propel riders along at speeds up to 12mph, strapping around your existing shoes for an easy fit. Runtime for the …

The top 10 games of Pitch Us in One Tweet 2014 (#5: The Deer God)

It’s a crowded, competitive market for many indie developers, so we decided to highlight some of the games that we found most interesting. The catch? The developers had to pitch their game to us in one tweet. We then picked the best pitches and wrote about their games, including the one below, an …

17 Epiphanies That'll Change Your View Of The World Forever

Here's a collection of insightful and thought-provoking facts and concepts, designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the world.<p>Some …

6 Archaeological Discoveries Scarier Than Any Horror Movie

As we've demonstrated before, Hollywood has instilled in each of us a monumental misunderstanding of the practice of archaeology. The tools of the …

You Too May Be A Victim Of Developaralysis

Dear developers: Do you feel insecure because you’re only fluent in a mere eight programming languages used across three families of devices? Does exposure to yet another JavaScript framework make you shudder and wince? Have you postponed a pet project because you couldn’t figure out which cloud …

How to Print a Super-Thin Touchscreen Display on Just About Anything

We've kept a close eye on the 27th ACM Symposium on INTER Software and Technology in Honolulu this week, given that it's already produced dozens of …

Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River' to Feature Stephen Hawking

On November 10th, Pink Floyd will unveil <i>The Endless River</i>, their first album in two decades. Although the new LP is a mostly instrumental affair, …

Music

Gorgeous Traditional Temari, Embroiedered By a 92 Year Old Woman

Temari (meaning handball), is a Japanese folk art form of embroidering balls for handball games or just plain decoration. Back in the day (around 7th century AD), the spheres were made from old kimono remnants that were wadded up into a ball and then wrapped with strips of fabric. Over time, the …

Great tabletop games for video gamers: Zombicide

<i>This ongoing series covers tabletop board or card games that video gamers should dig.</i><p><i>Check here for more.</i><p>Zombicide<p><b>Video games that Zombicide reminds us of:</b> Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising<p><b>Publisher:</b> CoolMiniOrNot/Guillotine Games• <b><br># of players:</b> 1-6• <b><br>Cost:</b> $90-100• <b><br>To learn:</b> The rulebook is beefy, and the …

Watch Anna Kendrick Sing About Toilets In This Clip From ‘The Last Five Years’

Any time I hear that Hollywood is going to adopt some off-Broadway musical, I become understandably nervous. Musical adaptations are notoriously difficult to execute, and I refuse to stand by any financed production that includes miniature nerds singing in falsetto voices about AIDS (<i>Rent</i>). Still, …

The Earth Looks Like A Living Creature In This Amazing NASA Video

We've all seen images of extreme weather from space. But none of those could prepare us for this video just released by NASA's Scientific …

New Realistic 3D Paintings by Keng Lye Painted With Acrylics In Layers Of Resin

Talented Singaporean artist Keng Lye, whom we previously wrote about here, is back with more of his stunning fish and aquatic wildlife …

‘Book Surgeon’ Uses Surgical Tools To Make Incredible Book Sculptures

Brian Dettmer, a New York-based artist known as the Book Surgeon, uses tweezers, knives, scalpels and other surgical tools to dissect and carve old …

This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you'll see today

We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say …

40 Bruce Lee Quotes That Will Change Your Life

1 of 41<p>2 of 41<p>Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.<p>3 of 41<p>Be happy, but never satisfied.<p>4 of 41<p>If you don't want to …

Pinky and the Brain return, and it's incredibly unsafe for work

Pinky and the Brain posed the rather serious question of what would happen if Algernon were played by Orson Welles while paired with a sidekick of low intelligence. We grew up with the cartoon of the two bickering mice and their nightly attempts at world domination, and if you've ever wondered what …

What I’m Reading: The Splendid Table

<i>It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that Americans are obsessed with food. But it’s a recent phenomenon. Where older generations didn’t deviate far</i> …

Ever heard about Moonmelon: http://t.co/1rNqeSem4s

Big scary bearded fireworm pulled out from the ocean by a fisherman. http://t.co/ve60uRGwfi