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The Penis-Slapping Audio And More Tidbits From Seth Rogen And James Franco’s ‘The Interview’ Tweets

If you were one of the many to watch <i>The Interview</i> on the various digital platforms it was released on last week, then you helped the Sony film become the studio’s highest grossing digital release of all-time. The $15 million it achieved will continue to grow as it reaches more platforms in the …

First-person Solitaire will drive your grandparents insane

Now you can play Windows Solitaire in first-person. Sort of.<p>Solitaire.exe is the latest creation from Camp Cult. The group describes itself thusly on its Patreon page:<p>Camp cult, at the core is the collaboration of Cale Bradbury and Kelvin Put. Cale has been creating gifs on the daily for the last …

Here's (Almost) Every Easter Egg in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

You don't have to be a Comic-Con attendee to understand that the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it's known, is a highly intricate and inter-connected web that allows for characters to cross over into each other's films and seeds to be planted for future comic book-based installments. This was …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

Mathematics

No more cracked smartphone screens, claims maker of transparent electrode

Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and, although unconfirmed, more efficient than modern touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on …

Nanotech

10 Reasons Why Adults Who Play Video Games Are Happier

Recent studies have shown that adults who play video games have higher levels of happiness, and in some cases relaxation, as a result of their gaming.<p>…

This bloke's air-powered Wolverine claws could probably kill you

For some of us, the closest we'll ever get to becoming Wolverine is making a pair of cardboard claws, growing a <i>bitchin'</i> set of sideburns and developing a cigar-chewing habit. The more industrially inclined, however, make sets of air-powered, razor-sharp talons that can cut through a watermelon …

Unbelievable Parkour Footage Of A Real-Life Spider-Man

How does Spider-Man get around when he runs out of webs? Parkour!<p>Parkour Athlete Ronnie Shalvis was so inspired by the recent Amazing Spider-Man 2 …

Miley Cyrus Debuts New Bangerz Tour Costumes [Updated]

They're mouthy and covered in sequins, so very Miley.<p>Miley Cyrus played the first of the European dates on her Bangerz tour in London last night — she'd canceled earlier dates in Amsterdam because of sickness, but seems to be all recovered (again) now. And she dazzled the lucky/scandalized Brits in …

This Inflatable Car Seat Blows Up In Just 40 Seconds

Child seats have traditionally been a hassle for parents: bulky, difficult to maneuver, hard to get into place. They’re one of the more tedious things you have to cope with before getting the family on the road.<p>But Volvo’s new child seat concept isn’t bulky, and it isn’t hard to fix to the …

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

This iPad Interface Prefers “Real” Tools To Digital Ones

Here’s skeuomorphism at its most unintuitive.<p>For a long time, iOS was criticized for its skeuomorphic interface–artifices like simulated green felt poker tables, wood grain bookshelves, and leather stitching trim on the screen. But now that Jony Ive oversees both software and hardware design, iOS …

Christmas Eve

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

3D Printing

Oculus Rift experiment warps reality by slowing down your vision

Virtual reality headsets are usually used to transport their wearer someplace fantastic, but a new experiment with the Oculus Rift has it doing something a bit more disorienting: warping reality by keeping its wearer's vision a moment in the past. The so-called experiment, which was filmed as an ad …

Psst! Wearable Devices Could Make Big Tech Leaps, Into Your Ear

It's early evening on a Thursday and you're at a networking event, balancing a small plate of appetizers in one hand. Someone comes up to you to say hello. She acts like you've met before, but you can't recall where.<p>"It's Jackie Barnes," she says.<p>"Jackie Barnes," you repeat like you remember. "It's …

Oculus Rift hack shows dangers of lag in the real world

Lag on the Internet is irritating enough, but what if you experienced a similar delay in real life? A hilarious experiment shows the havoc it could create.<p>That old cliche that it's "all about timing" turns out to be more true than previously thought -- especially when you introduce the concept of …

Virtual Reality

Watch Nissan's self-cleaning car in action

Some people consider washing the car an intimate, sacred ritual.<p>The rest of us would prefer to skip the whole matter and get on with the day. And so …

This Is Why We Don’t Have Google X Hoverboards Yet

Yes, Google X tried to design a hoverboard.<p>If <i>Back to the Future</i> has taught us anything, it’s that hoverboards are amazing, and it is one of 2014’s inexcusable tragedies that they are not yet real.<p>Which isn’t to say that some very smart people haven’t tried to build them. In this month’s inside look …

Hoverboards

Here’s What It Would Take To Upload Your Brain Into A Computer

In the spirit of "Could Bruce Willis Save the World?" and "<i>Gravity</i> Fact Check," we'd like to take Hollywood perhaps a bit too seriously and examine the scientific plausibility of what's called "whole brain emulation."<p>Whole brain emulation as depicted in <i>Transcendence</i> appears possible <i>in principle</i>. As …

Singularity

Xbox One Vs. PS4: Why Resolution Doesn't Matter

Call it what you will: Resolution-gate; the Great Console War of 2013/2014; bloody nonsense.<p>Whatever you call it, I’ve decided that the entire fiasco over the disparate resolutions in cross-platform games on Xbox One and PS4 is pretty much entirely unimportant.<p>While it makes sense to want 1080p …

Bored at Your Desk? Kill Time Feeding Some Real Fish via This Web App

Sometimes it can be relaxing to peer into a fish tank and just pass a few minutes in quiet contemplation. Just you and the fish. But if you’re at work, this isn’t really a very practical way of de-stressing.<p>Luckily for you, Mindworks Innovation Lab has created Aquard.io – a virtual aquarium Web app …