Erin Hanratty

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You Soon Might Be Able to Sidestep One of Cable TV's Biggest Ripoffs

We can only hope<p>If you’re sick of shelling out money to your cable provider every month for the privilege of renting the set-top box you need to …

Straight Outta Compton’s Ice Cube: Oscar Boycott Talk Is Getting ‘Ridiculous’

As someone who never gave much thought to the Oscars in the first place, Straight Outta Compton producer Ice Cube doesn’t see what all the fuss is …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Hyper Aims To Be Your New Chat-Based Travel Agent

Hyper is a new travel startup betting that the secret ingredient to a great travel booking experience is interacting with another human being.<p>In other words, founders Minqi Jiang and Peter Zakin (who previously worked at Google and Venmo, respectively) are aiming to give users the experience of …

San Francisco

‘A Very Murray Christmas’: Bill Murray Had the Best Christmas Party

The actor begrudgingly singing Christmas carols while wearing reindeer antlers is all of us. And because you were nice this year, George Clooney and …

Bill Murray

El Niños wreak havoc everywhere: As we brace for the coming El Niño, here’s why their effects are so dramatic

Generated in the vast Pacific Ocean, El Niño’s effects are legion — drought, severe rainstorms, major flooding<p>The term <i>El Niño</i> first appeared in the English language at the end of the nineteenth century—and not so much because of the fishermen’s melancholia, but as a name for the change in the …

"Sunrise Service"Wisconsin Horizons By Phil Koch. ... | Phil Koch

"Sunrise Service"<br>Wisconsin Horizons By Phil Koch.<br>Lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. <br>phil-koch.artistwebsit…

Joule: Coolest Power Outlet Ever

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p><i>A good friend of the Architechnologist brought a particularly awesome product to our attention just after the new</i> …

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy Eating

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy EatingUNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: Man in bed, in tranquil sleep. (Photo by H. Armstrong …

Sleep

Facebook Says It Will Enable Safety Check During More Human Disasters, Following Criticism

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg committed to turning on Safety Check in more human disasters going forward, responding to criticism that the company turned on its safety feature for Paris but not for Beirut and other bombings.<p>Zuckerberg explained that the Paris terror attacks marked the first time the …

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

'Star Wars' Superfan Dies After Special 'Force Awakens' Screening

Daniel Fleetwood, a terminally ill <i>Star Wars</i> superfan who was given the chance to see an unfinished cut of J.J. Abrams' reboot <i>The Force Awakens</i>, has …

Star Wars

H&M Will Close For Thanksgiving

It joins a growing number of retailers citing consideration of their employees.<p>H&M will close all of its United States stores on Thanksgiving Day to give employees time with their families, the retail giant announced on Monday.<p>“H&M would like to show our appreciation to our employees for their hard …

United States

Apple Music Comes To Android As An Emissary

Today, Apple Music comes to Android phones. It’s the first user-centric app that Apple has created for Android (but not its first).<p>As people download and dissect it, they’ll doubtless be looking at how Apple builds on Android, what features are ported over from iOS and what Apple’s …

Google Maps gets offline search and navigation

Google Maps is a ridiculously useful app but that's assuming you've got a stable internet connection. As soon as your signal gets a little wonky, however, you might as well still be printing them out like you did in the dark ages of MapQuest. Sure, you've been able to download small maps for …

America is full of high-earning poor people

Do you earn a decent salary, but live paycheck-to-paycheck? If so, you are part of a growing segment of the American population: the income rich-ish and asset poor.<p>We tend to associate empty bank balances with those on the lowest rungs of the income ladder. But many of America’s upper middle class …

Demographics

CNN Host Drops U.S. Constitution Truthbomb on Ben Carson Supporter

If you wait long enough, you will see somebody in the mainstream media point to a glaring fact in response to extremist Republican claims. This is …

Religion

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

Sunset on Pluto: Breathtaking NASA Photo Shows Mountains, Wispy Atmosphere

A spectacular new image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft shows Pluto in an entirely new light.<p>The photo, which New Horizons took during its epic …

Amazon drops Prime membership cost after Emmys wins

Amazon is celebrating its Emmys wins from Sunday’s 67th Primetime Emmy Awards by dropping the price for its subscription service, Amazon Prime.<p>On …

Consuelo Wonderland

Why Russia and the U.S. Disagree on Syria

Now that Russia has made it clear that it won't stay on the sidelines in the Syrian conflict, U.S. strategists are forced to think up a response. …

YouTube will soon support game streaming from Android phones

Google has revealed that you'll soon be able to stream Android smartphone or tablet games directly to YouTube without any additional software or hardware. The incoming feature will also let you add video and audio commentary via your device's front camera and a headset, and you'll be able to record …

Amazon announces new 7-inch Fire tablet that only costs $50

And it comes in a six-pack<p>Amazon tablets are going the way of the e-reader.<p>One of the new tablets from the e-commerce giant is a 7-inch tablet — simply called the Fire tablet — that costs $50. That's right: for a cool Ulysses, a new Amazon Fire tablet can be yours.<p>In fact, Amazon is so convinced of …

IPad Air

Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

Winnipeg

Today in Pictures: September 12

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Vincent Van Gogh

"Catching a Sunrise" Port Washington WI on a ... | JamesMeyerMedia

"Catching a Sunrise" Port Washington WI on a cool September morning #yourhomeport #discoverwisconsin #fishing #sunrise #jamesmeyerphorography

Photos of dogs on camping trips will make you want to go hiking

Goes to show the even dogs can feel some #wanderlust too! Over on Instagram, one account is quickly becoming famous for showing photos of dogs that …

Camping

Lilac chaser

The <b>lilac chaser</b> is a visual illusion, also known as the <b>Pac-Man illusion</b>.[1] It consists of 12 lilac (or pink, rose or magenta), blurred discs …