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Studio Version of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" Finally Released

Predating the Sinéad O’Connor classic.<p>After two dozen years spent locked away in the musician’s vault, the studio version of Prince‘s “Nothing …

How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

Apple is now offering to swap the battery in older iPhone's for $29, but will having this done speed up your device?<p><i>Video: How to check if your</i> …

What Mother! is Really About, According to Director Darren Aronofsky

Leave it to <b>Darren Aronofsky</b> to lob a cinematic concussion grenade right in the middle of September. The writer/director’s latest film, <b>mother!</b>, is …

Ten Misconceptions About Software Testing - That Non-Testers Share

by Kate Paulk<p>Software testing is a craft that's often misunderstood by those who are outside the field - and sometimes those who are inside it. Some …

Watch these conservatives do mental gymnastics to convince themselves “The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t about them

<b>The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu/George Kraychyk)</b><p>The right-wing punditverse is very huffy about the new series based on Margaret Atwood’s theocratic dystopia novel<p>Keith A. Spencer<p>May 29, 2017 6:30pm (UTC)<p>When Margaret Atwood penned the dystopian novel "The Handmaid’s Tale" in 1985, a moralistic Christian …

Religion

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5 Minute Histories: The Story of the Yamaha XS650

Reading time: about 6 minutes.<p>5 Minute Histories<br>• Yamaha<p>The Beginning<p>The Japanese are an interesting people. When US Commodore Matthew Perry engaged in …

Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour Is the Best Concert of All Time

“Twenty years from now, 30 years from now, if y’all are still alive, I want y’all to remember this night, this moment,” Kanye said. And surely we will.<p><i>Kanye West at Madison Square Garden / Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images</i><p>Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be abducted by aliens? …

Not Your Everyday Carry: A Yamaha XS650 with a bike rack

Ever wished your motorcycle could carry a pushbike to your local trails? So did Oregon man Tony Pereira—so he tricked out his motorcycle with a very clever removable bike rack.<p>It helps that Tony is the co-owner of Breadwinner Cycles, a handmade bicycle outfit based in Portland. The bike hanging off …

Motorcycles

The XS650 Scrambler We Wish Yamaha Had Made

Scramblers are everywhere these days. But how many aficionados actually <i>need</i> a do-it-all bike—and how many just dig the scrambler vibe?<p>This Yamaha XS650 is a ‘city scrambler’ in the most literal sense. Its owner lives in Kansas City, and wanted a new ride for messing around in the West Bottoms—an …

Motorcycles

Viral trailer will worm its way into your head — exclusive

The new horror film <i>Viral</i> stars Sofia Black-D’Elia and Analeigh Tipton as teenage sisters whose suburban neighborhood is stricken with a mysterious — …

Samsung Tab Pro S review: A hybrid worth looking at | The Star

When it comes to hybrid laptop/tablets, portability really is the main selling point.<p>Microsoft's Surface line has made this into a real category: the …

How Accurate Is Your Fitness Tracker?

A new study looks at how well 12 popular trackers, including Fitbit and Jawbone, count your calorie burn<p>We used to wonder how accurate the calorie count on treadmills and ellipticals was. (The answer: not very.)<p>Now we have more sophisticated devices that track our every move, but the question is …

10 Cloverfield Lane Ending Explained, See Unused Concept Art

Okay, now that <b>10 Cloverfield Lane</b> has been out for a few weeks, the filmmakers have begun taking about spoilers. Want to hear about the thought and …

Domo Genesis, Anderson .Paak, Tyler, the Creator Rollerskate in "Dapper" Video

Domo Genesis has shared the video for "Dapper," the Anderson .Paak-featuring song from his debut album <i>Genesis</i>. In the video (directed by Alex Lill), Domo, .Paak, Tyler, the Creator, and Odd Future's Jasper and Left Brain dance and skate around a roller rink. At one point, Domo lounges out on a …

30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See

A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to …

How To Choose The Right Haircut For Your Face Shape

Like your clothes, haircuts aren’t one-size-fits-all. But unlike your clothes, you can’t take a crap haircut off after a day of fielding digs from …

Clothing

The Director of 10 Cloverfield Lane Explains All About That Wild Ending

We all went into <i>10 Cloverfield Lane</i> wondering how it connects to the original <i>Cloverfield</i>. We walked out of it analyzing the totally bonkers ending, …

Destiny's Best Rocket Launcher Doesn't Need Advertising

<i>Destiny</i> players sure love the Gjallarhorn—and it's created a hilarious culture around the weapon.<p>Mr. Fruit Gaming Channel pretends to be a …

A Bonkers Theory About What The Darkness In Destiny Actually Is

<i>Destiny</i> players spend the entire game fighting against something called "the darkness." But does anyone really know what the darkness actually …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Why are these clowns winning? Secrets of the right-wing brain

<b>Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Scott Walker (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/AP/Ed Reinke/Andy Manis/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Bush tanked the country. Now the right’s again running the show. Neuroscience explains incompetence of all sides<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>November 29, 2014 2:15pm (UTC)<p>When George W. Bush became …

Clutch Customs' sublime Kawasaki KZ650

Kawasaki KZ650s don’t come across our desks too often. So we were intrigued to see this one from Monsieur Willie Knoll at Paris’ Clutch Custom Motorcycles.<p>Willie has an obsession with lines and details, and a knack for nipping and tucking a bike until everything sits just right. Equally impressive …

Motorcycles

Kawasaki W650 by Motovida

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Custom<br>• Japanese<br>• Kawasaki<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>The Kawasaki W650 is a motorcycle that quickly earned itself a place amongst the …

“We can’t strain the entire ocean”: The horrifying truth about where our plastic ends up

<b>(AP/Julio Cortez)</b><p>Angela Sun tells Salon about her frightening new documentary and reports from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>September 14, 2014 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Way out in the Pacific, in what can almost literally be described as the middle of nowhere, exists the Great Pacific Garbage …

Harley-Davidson Fat Tracker

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Custom<br>• Flat Track<br>• Harley-Davidson<br>• Motorcycles<p>The Harley-Davidson Fat Tracker is one of those unusual builds that I …

Wabi-Sabi

1976 <i>CB750</i> Matt black "<i>Wabi-Sabi</i>"<p>by <i>Powder Monkees</i> - Chicago, Illinois<p>Share this:<p>ABOUTINAZUMA CAFE<p>You are reading Inazuma Cafe: probably the best …

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