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ScarJo Helped Make A Star-Studded Wedding Video For A Surprised Wife

Joe Michalczuk is an entertainment reporter, which is a FANCY way of saying he’s someone who goes from press junket to press junket, asking questions to famous people who are slowly dying inside. I’m not judging — it’s a necessary evil, because every so often, you’ll get an interview like this …

Tinitell straps a mobile phone on kids' wrists

With Tinitell, Mats Horn and his team have created a simple mobile phone designed to be worn on the wrist. The design is minimal, with features …

Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? | David Epstein

A Non-Nerd’s Reading Guide To John Constantine, Hellblazer

After years as a cult character, John Constantine is finally getting his due. The magician and Londoner was, of course, featured in a 2005 movie that had little to do with the actual comics, and that seems to have paved the way somewhat for his upcoming TV series, which just saw a trailer released. …

Behold, Norm Macdonald’s Gloriously Weird And Fascinating Reddit AMA

Norm MacDonald, who was one of my very favorite comedians growing up (and who I saw perform in Philadelphia just a few years back) has always been known for his offbeat style of comedy. In more recent years, however, he has been more notorious for his eccentricity which — while not necessarily a …

The Only Legitimately Terrifying Prank You’ll See This Year Involves A Killer Klown

I’m at the point where unless I see evidence to the contrary, I think every prank video is a fake. THANKS OBAMA (and Kimmel). But even if the pissed-pants participants in DmPranksProductions’s “Killer Clown Scare Prank!” were aware they were being filmed, I don’t care, because AHHHHHHHHHHH DEATH TO …

Full details on Garmin’s new FR15 combined GPS watch + activity monitor

<b>Please note that I’ve now published my full in-depth review of the FR15. You should head over to that post to get all caught up.</b><p>Today Garmin has …

Garmin's Forerunner 15 Adds Fitness Tracking to a Serious Runner's Watch

Bridging the gap between fitness trackers and GPS-enabled runner's watches, Garmin is adding a new product to the Forerunner family, targeting …

Facial recognition: is the technology taking away your identity?

This summer, Facebook will present a paper at a computer vision conference revealing how it has created a tool almost as accurate as the human brain when it comes to saying whether two photographs show the same person – regardless of changes in lighting and camera angles. A human being will get the …

Apple iWatch Already in Production, Report Says

The long-rumored wearable computer from Apple, affectionately known as the iWatch, has reportedly gone into production.<p>Reports of the highly …

The Lumafit Wearable Activity Tracker Will Make You Drop Down And Give It 20

If you’re like me, your exercise goals primarily consist of not looking like Jabba. That said, what if you could put on a wearable that would coach you through workouts, commenting on form and intensity and heart rate as you go. That’s what Lumafit is all about.<p>The $99 device ($79 for early birds) …

Samsung claims a graphene breakthough — which may be huge for future wearables

Get to know the name “graphene,” as it’s primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.<p>The ultra-thin material is around 200 times stronger than steel — and most importantly, it’s flexible, unlike the fragile silicon we rely on today. Graphene …