Ethan Assefa

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This 1980s General Motors Touchscreen Was Decades Ahead Of Its Time

For most drivers, the idea of a touchscreen that controls all of a car's functions is sci-fi that only recently became reality.<p>However, in 1989 General Motors equipped its Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo with a touchscreen system that was decades ahead of its time. Called the Visual Information Center …

Review: Rise of Rome – A Real Time Strategy Game for Your iPhone

- Aug 27, 2014<p>While I’m not usually a player of real-time strategy games, I did agree to take a look at <i>Rise of Rome</i>, the Roman Empire themed RTS …

Seth Meyers Has Pity Sex With the Emmy Awards

It's not easy being the Emmy Awards. We're living in a golden age for award shows — at this point, even the Grammys have figured out how to turn a …

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The Steel in Barack Obama’s Spine

In Ukraine, the president may face his toughest foreign policy test yet. Is he up to the task?<p>As Vladimir Putin’s troops seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, President Obama is facing what some have called the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. True or not, it’s clear his …

Stephen Colbert explains Cloud Fog: 'part cloud, part fog, all security'

Stephen Colbert has a lot to say about online privacy, Edward Snowden and the NSA, and he shared his thoughts Friday evening at an Internet security conference in San Francisco. Privacy advocates had implored Colbert to skip the event, which was hosted by security giant RSA -- a company that …

Scientists can now control flies' brains with lasers

A laser beam can alter a fly’s behavior and make it mate with just about anything — even a ball of wax, according to scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The researchers have developed an experiment which involves shining an infrared laser directly at the head of a fly whose brain has …

Tadpoles magically making their way through an underwater lily forest

Eiko Jones, a photographer from Canadian coastal city Campbell River, captured this amazing shot of a swarm of tadpoles while he was trying to take …

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 review

For quite a while now, tablets have been trying to break out as potential replacements for general computing, but unfortunately not quite succeeding.<p>Samsung hopes to continue the good fight with a slightly different outlook, and by, quite literally, blowing up an already well-received top tier …

Welcome to Sealand: a Sovereign Nation

As if it were a plot point straight out of J.J. Abrams’ Lost, a man founded a nation off the coast of England while looking for a pirate radio …

Are Republicans even trying? Another Obamacare horror story bites the dust

Given how horrible Obamacare supposedly is, it’s bizarre the GOP has such a hard time finding real victims<p>Given how horrible Obamacare supposedly is, it's a little bizarre that Republicans and their allies have such a hard time finding victims who are unambiguously worse off as a result of the …

Spike Aerospace's New Supersonic Jet Is ENTIRELY Window Seats

A Boston-based engineering firm recently released plans for their new supersonic jet that will transport passengers from Los Angeles to Tokyo in five hours... and with no windows, but instead full-length digital screens that instantly turn every seat into a window seat.<p>The screens will show images …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

11 Things You Didn't Know About Costco

Is it truly the "anti-Walmart?"<p>Often much less maligned than its retail warehouse counterparts, Costco has developed a sort of cult following among thrifty shoppers and supporters of workers' rights alike. But if you're one of these wholesale superfans, how much do you truly know about the …

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Rock Band Claims They Sent A $660,000 Invoice To Pentagon

Canadian CTV News reports that, after receiving some coaching on lawsuits, Skinny Puppy decided to bill the Pentagon $660,000 for allegedly using their music to torture detainees.<p>Looking back, the whole story looks like a desperate attempt at gaining publicity. It started with an interview Jan. 26 …

How to Travel Anywhere and Not Get Killed or Maimed

I've been known to travel to a few places that some people [ed note: 99 percent] think are dodgy. I went to Iraq in 2011, was at the Essakane Music Festival outside of Timbuktu in 2012 (in my defense, Bono was there too), and hung out with a few "former" cocaine dealers in Colombia.<p>At this point my …

'Get The F*ck Away From The Kardashians': John Fugelsang's Epic Rant Says What We're All Thinking

John Fugelsang, comedian and former host of "Viewpoint" on the dearly departed Current TV, wants to have the final word on the Kardashians... and by "final word" we mean he really wants you to turn off the TV and stop keeping up with them.<p>Take a look at his impassioned rant on why we know about …

US military relaxes uniform rules for religious wear

<b>The US military is easing its uniform rules to allow religious wear including turbans, skullcaps, beards and tattoos, officials have said.</b><p>Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Wiccan soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen can now request exemptions to strict military uniform and grooming policies.<p>Requests will …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

A Tiny Step Toward Statehood for Puerto Rico

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Puerto Rico is closer than it has ever been to becoming the 51st American state — which is to say, …

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Norman Bel Geddes, prophetic designer and unsung hero

His vision was eccentric and, in some ways, remarkably accurate.<p>Tragic as it may be, many of the world's most prodigious minds fail to see their visions of the future vindicated. Hell, Nikola Tesla laid the groundwork for X-rays, radar, and the first great electric sports car, yet died he penniless …

New Snowden Leak Reveals The NSA Planted Agents Inside 'World of Warcraft'

The Guardian recently said they have only published a very tiny percentage of the NSA documents provided to them by the now-infamous leaker Edward Snowden, and now a new revelation has taken a strange turn into the video game realm.<p>Documents provided by Snowden from 2008 say that the NSA and the …

'Homeless Man' In Mormon Church Turns Out To Be A Bishop

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Members of a Mormon congregation in a Salt Lake City suburb encountered someone they thought was a homeless man at church on Sunday. What they did not know was the man was a bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.<p>At least five people asked David …

The 25 Most Overrated Places On Earth

We wish these places were all that the travel blogs crack them up to be… but they’re not.<p>1. Milan<p>You know Milan as the capital of high-end fashion, so it sounds like there'd be lots to see. But if you can’t afford the Prada flagship, you’re outta luck.<p>2. The Golden Gate Bridge<p>It’s foggy up there. …

Animal astronauts: the unsung heroes of space exploration

From intrepid turtles to pioneering jellyfish, a host of animals have made their mark as the unsung heroes of space exploration.<p>Early animal astronauts were used to test the effects of zero gravity and extreme pressure on the body, and their modern-day counterparts are used in experiments on board …

Wild day for Bitcoin: currency cracks $700, feds say no new laws are needed

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Don’t expect the Bitcoin hype to die down anytime soon. On Monday, the virtual …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

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