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30 People That Had One Job And Failed

Mass-produced products like toys, food and clothing are usually made in factories by huge machines that work with cold, mechanical precision. …

Your Relationship with Your Mobile Phone: In Your Mind vs Reality

Mobile Relationship by Manu Cornet<p>Who's the boss? Your smartphone or you?<p>Manu Cornet of Bonkers World shows us in just two panels the horrendous …

Why Smartphone Breaks At Work Aren't Such A Bad Idea

In that cubicle by the water cooler you see him: your employee, on your dime, tilted back in that pricey Herman Miller chair, his personal smartphone in hand. Judging by the furrowed brow, you'd guess it's a hot game of Words With Friends.<p>Which do you do?<p>1. Chastise him.<br>2. Ignore him.<br>3. Give him a …

Google and Novartis to Collaborate on Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics

Google is teaming up with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis – specifically its Alcon eye care division – to bring its smart contact lens to market. Originally unveiled in January, the futuristic lens analyzes the user’s tears to consistently monitor blood glucose levels.<p>Google[x], the team …

10 Creative Craft Ideas for Lazy Summer Days

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>The long, hot days of summer beg for a different sort of craft project -- something quick, colorful, or using natural materials, or all of the above. Here are 10 crafty decor ideas seen around Houzz, from beach art and upcycled paint cans to tie dye.<p>Beach Style …

Crafting

The Week in Review: Endless Summer

Inside Flipboard / May 30, 2014<p>Summer unofficially kicked off last Monday (at least here in the U.S.) and with it came a surf-sized wave of articles …

#flipshopping: Dear Ol' Dad

#flipshopping: Dear Ol’ Dad<p>Inside Flipboard / June 4, 2014<p>Let’s be honest: dads tend to get stiffed on Father’s Day with some pretty dull gifts …

The Week in Review: Violence in Gaza

Since the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last month, simmering tensions between Israel and Palestine have risen to a boil. …

For the vinyl curious: A complete $380 hi-fi system for LPs & audio files

The Audiophiliac matches the Audio Technica AT LP60 turntable with a pair of Audioengine A2+ speakers -- the combination really clicked!<p>You've probably read plenty about vinyl's sales surge that's been going on for years. Then, just a few weeks ago, Jack White's new "Lazaretto" LP sold 40,000 …

Audiophile

Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

Last week, Nielsen Soundscan released its mid-year report, and once again, album sales were in the gutter, down 14.9 percent from the year before. …

World Cup 2014: 25 of the best photos from Brazil

Our sports picture editor rounds up the highlights from the tournament in Brazil and explains why these photographs stood out from the 250,000 shots we've received over the past month • Check out 25 of the best World Cup photos of all time

Nintendo continues its Smash Bros. community charm offensive

Nintendo is doing everything it can to show hardcore Super Smash Bros. fans that it gets them.<p>The Evolution 2014 fighting-game tournament took place over the weekend in Las Vegas, and Nintendo directly addressed its fans while also financially sponsoring the event. The multigame tourney featured …

How to Make Panzanella Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Our PR and Audience Development Director (and My Broke Kitchen columnist) Gabriella Paiella teaches you how</i> …

How Pikachu Has Changed Over the Years

You might know that Pikachu in the <i>Pocket Monster</i> anime now looks, well, like a changed Pokémon. But this isn’t the only instance of different …

Anime

How Andy Serkis changed the face of film-making

Matt Reeves, the director of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, was blown away when, in 2011, he saw the film’s predecessor, Rise of the Planet of the …

Tommy Ramone, last original member of namesake punk band, dies at 65

If ever an opening song on a debut album could set the tone for the entirety of a band's career, it was "Blitzkrieg Bop," off the 1976 self-titled album by the Ramones. Lean, fast and propelled forward by a low-to-the-ground-beat and no-fuss lyrics ("Hey! Ho! Let's go!"), the 2-minute, 13-second …

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that seriously injured him, killed friend

Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday.<p>Morgan will continue his recovery at home with an "aggressive outpatient …

A Night at the “On the Run” Tour: Reveling in the Supermoon That Is Beyoncé and Jay Z

There is nothing quite as excruciating, I have now learned, as being stuck in horrendous traffic while you can see, from the backseat window, a stadium in which <b>Beyoncé</b> is performing, and hear, through the crack in that window, the chorus of “Crazy in Love” reverberating over an ecstatic crowd.<p>Yes, …

Bill Cosby Will Return To NBC Next Year For A Brand New Family Comedy

Legendary comedian and Jell-O loyalist Bill Cosby is preparing to return to his familiar NBC home for a new sitcom. Via: The Hollywood Reporter:<p>NBC executives announced at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour that <i>Rules of Engagement</i> alum Mike Sikowitz and Mike O’Malley are writing …

You & Me (feat. W. Darling)

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Mortal Kombat X introduces Raiden with 2 minutes of gameplay

Raiden has been a mainstay character of the Mortal Kombat series since its beginning, so his inclusion on the roster for <i>Mortal Kombat X</i> is hardly a surprise. Still, NetherRealm Studios revealed him at Evo 2014 with a solid review of his moveset, comprising a good two minutes of gameplay in …

Aerosmith made more money from video games than from any one of its own albums

Planning to make it big in the music industry by releasing a hit album? <i>Dream On</i>. A long forgotten PC Mag article resurfaced this week to remind us that the music industry had changed drastically over the last decade. According to Activision chief Bobby Kotick circa 2008, <i>Guitar Hero: Aerosmith</i> …

Can video games be sports?

The Olympic Games are as ancient a Greek tradition as the Athenian concept of democracy. So long as there’s been human culture, sports have been an integral part of it. In their many forms and over their long history, sports have provided relief from the trudgery of daily life and a less bloody way …

The 12 Highest Rated Kung Fu Movies On Netflix

If you’re in the mood for an action flick, but would rather go for something a little quieter, a little more graceful than Schwarzenegger-fueled explosions, a solid martial arts movie is a sure bet. And man, does Netflix have a lot of them. Granted, you’re going to have to read a lot of subtitles …

Transformers: Age of Extinction review – interminably stupid

Michael Bay's latest addition to the Transformers franchise pummels the audience into stupefied submission<p>The OED offers one definition of "epic" as "an exceptionally long and arduous task or activity", and it is clearly this informal usage that Michael Bay adopts when describing his latest …

Why LeBron Can’t Go Home Again

In his essay in <i>Sports Illustrated</i> about his return to play for Cleveland, LeBron James announced, “I’m coming home.” While his very personal and …

Basketball

Tiger Woods say he feels great in return to Liverpool

HOYLAKE, England – All was quiet on the Royal Liverpool Golf Club front Saturday heading into next week's 143rd British Open.<p>That was until Tiger Woods rolled into the car park.<p>With only a few players out for practice rounds and even fewer spectators, there was a peaceful calm throughout the …