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Why is Hollywood suffering another gay panic attack?

Will Ferrell’s new film Get Hard is underpinned by an uneasy homophobia that takes comedy back to a pre-bromance era<p>In the new Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard, an appealing comic premise is established in a slick studio comedy manner, complete with trailer-ready sight gags and a …

Comedy

CheckiO Launches Coding Game for Python Devs

Now the platform turns to crowdsourcing in three different ways. First of all, starting from today everyone can create a new coding puzzle and suggest it to CheckiO through GitHub, while the team’s responsibility is to choose ones that make sense and pull them into the game.<p>In addition to that, …

Good 'n' Useful: PatchNRide Fixes The Fluster of Flat Tires

They say, not unfairly, that the only upper body workout cyclists get is having to pump up their tires. That's certainly one reason fixing flat tires …

Workouts

How to block people and app invites on Facebook

Facebook can be a great tool. You can use the social network to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and keep an online catalog of your life. There are also some downsides, however. Besides having to deal with those friends who feel the need to update their status for every little thing, one …

Apps

Decades Later, Someone's Discovered a New Super Mario Bros. Glitch

<i>Super Mario Bros</i>. came out almost thirty years ago. You'd think that every glitch and exploit in one of the most popular video games of all time …

Retrogaming

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

What It Means To Say A Dolphin Committed Suicide

There are two famous, and extremely sad, accounts of dolphin suicide. The first involves Peter the bottlenose dolphin, who is said to have killed himself after being separated from the woman he "loved" -- animal researcher Margaret Howe Lovatt, who lived with him in a specially built house in the …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Cydia gets updated with better repository and package management, iOS 7-style icon, other fixes

The well-known jailbreak application Cydia has received a fairly notable update today, bringing the utility to version 1.1.10. The new version of the app makes it much easier to manage sources and packages, and brings a refreshed iOS 7-style icon as well as other fixes.<p>Most notably, much of the …

Michael Jackson: Intimate Photos From the King of Pop’s Teenage Years

Piano Boy<p>"This is Michael in his family's music room," says Britt. "It was in one of the sheds around their estate in Los Angeles. There were drums, …

Los Angeles

This Guy Built a 3D Printer for Under €100

Many believe a 3D printer will be in everyone’s home one day. If you’re okay with building one yourself, you can join the revolution today, and it won’t even cost you that much.<p>Instructables member Gelstronic decided to build a 3D printer for less than €100 (about $136). He had to buy a few parts, …

The must-have Pebble Time apps, watch faces, and games for your wrist

The Pebble was one of the first major smartwatches to hit the market, long before the Apple Watch and Android Wear secured a spot on our wrists. The …

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two …

Quantum Physics

From Afrofuturism to Rap Genius: a timeline

This past semester, I taught a literature course entitled "Becoming a Rap Genius," the first course devoted solely to the RG crowd-sourced annotation …

How to control your Facebook privacy

Facebook offers several tools and settings through which you can safeguard your privacy. But it's still up to you to control your own socially networked destiny.<p>On Thursday, Facebook tweaked the default option for new members so that updates are shared only with friends and not with the public. In …

Social Media

Retrotastic Pippin portable takes its place in mythical Apple pantheon

Imagine a world in which an Apple portable called Pippin rules the video game industry. Nintendo and Sony are nothing more than petrified corpses after a surprise attack from Cupertino vaporizes their platforms with a portable device so simple, so magical, that Michael Spindler would have let John …

Skillz shows us the money with cash prize multiplayer tournaments on iOS

If you think you’re good at games, you can now compete for cash prizes on mobile devices.<p>Skillz has unveiled its multiplayer cash tournament platform today on Apple’s iOS platform today with more than 150 games available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.<p>Skillz said that more than 300 …

8 External Battery Packs to Charge Your Phone on the Go

8 External Batteries to Keep You Charged on the Go<p>1. Tylt ENERGI<p>2. Innergie PocketCell<p>3. Powerocks Magicstick<p>4. myCharge HUB 6000<p>5. New Trent …

Best games consoles: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis – when games consoles finally became cool

The Sega Mega Drive (or Sega Genesis if you lived in North America) isn’t one of the highest selling consoles of all time, but it is easily one of …

Retrogaming

Roku Unveils Its Answer to Chromecast, the Streaming Stick

Roku just unveiled its answer to Google Chromecast. The Roku Streaming Stick is a tiny device that plugs into your television's HDMI port and allows …

Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain.<p>The goal of the five-year program is to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, …

Google Looking At Dropcam And The Home Security Market, Says The Information

Google has reportedly ben interested in Dropcam as an acquisition target, according to a new report by The Information today. The supposed purchase would help Google with its aim of getting into the home security market, and would be tied to Google’s Nest division, which seems to be turning into …

Apple reportedly 'freaked out' about the drunken Dr. Dre video

When Dr. Dre drunkenly proclaimed himself the first billionaire in hip-hop, tacitly confirming Apple’s $3.2 billion Beats acquisition, we didn’t expect the folks at Camp Apple to be thrilled.<p>But, apparently, they seriously freaked out when they saw that video.<p>Dre’s boast is one of the reasons Apple …

Game of Thrones and Racist Fantasy

<b>1. YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOKS!</b><p>You’re right. I have other stuff to do.<p><b>2. BUT IT’S DIFFERENT IN THE BOOKS!</b><p>Good. I watched the TV show and my comments …

Don’t Blame Science Fiction for Hollywood’s Race Problem

Does sci-fi have a race problem? If you’re <i>The Atlantic</i>, the answer is yes — yesterday, the magazine’s website ran this piece, wherein writer Noah …