Erik Kruse

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Why Your Next Fitness Tracker Will Be Smarter

Fitness trackers that only count steps are so last year.<p>The newest fitness trackers are going beyond just a simple accelerometer to carry a host of …

18 terrifying photos of ships in trouble

Through the millennia, humans have battled typhoons and waves as high as buildings.<p>The fight against Earth's oceans is almost as old as humankind. …

Military

80 enterprising facts you may not know about Monopoly

A little knowledge can go a long way on family game night.<p>This year marks the 80th anniversary for the classic board game, Monopoly. For decades, …

Board Games

Control, Surrender and the Paradox of Self-Transcendence: Wisdom from a Vintage Scandinavian Children’s Book

“It’s a pity that exciting things always stop happening when you’re not afraid of them anymore and would like to have a little fun.”<p><i>“It is the first thing any one has to learn in order to live,”</i> Henry Miller wrote in comparing the art of living to dance, driven by rhythm into which the dancer must …

22 Movies Roger Ebert Really Hated

When Roger Ebert hated a film, he really didn't mince words. Here are 22 films he absolutely loathed (including a couple of surprises) and his dry …

Jeff Goldblum

J.J. Abrams Presents Mystery Box Playing Cards and Lockbox

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Drug company refuses to give lifesaving medication to 7-year-old boy

Seven-year-old Josh Hardy has survived four bouts of kidney cancer, heart failure and a bone marrow transplant. But now, he is fighting for his life once again, after a drug company denied him access to a medication that could cure him of a potentially deadly virus.<p>In an attempt to save her son’s …

The Boneyard of the East – My Retro Planespotting Experience

Noses of a Boeing 747 and 727 – Photo: Caleb Howell | Flickr CC<p><i>This guest post was written by Andrew Vane (@pipelinedrew) for …

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

Ancient gladiator school discovered in Austria

An ancient Roman gladiator school has been discovered in Austria, complete with cell blocks, a training arena and a bath complex, archaeologists say.<p>The buried remains of the school at the site of Carnuntum, near Vienna were detected not through excavations but through remote-sensing techniques. …

Dad Illustrates the Darndest Things He’s Ever Said to His Kids

Video producer and father of four, Nathan Ripperger, has caught himself saying the darndest things to his kids. It’ just another day in the life of a …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

Russian Forces Flood Crimea; Ukraine Warns of War

Russian troops flooded the Russian-speaking Ukrainian region of Crimea on Saturday, giving President Vladimir Putin abundant options should he decide to use the new military authority his parliament gave him.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Putin by telephone Saturday after the upper house of …

HTC reportedly working on Google Now smartwatch, and other wearables

According to sources who have been in contact with <i>Bloomberg</i>, HTC is working on three wearable products, one of which the company may show off at next week’s Mobile World Congress.<p>Bloomberg’s source suggests that HTC will be revealing a smartwatch at next week’s conference, but unfortunately the …

Samsung Fit hands on (MWC 2014)

Samsung Fit is a bracelet style smartwatch that offers very similar functionality to the newly announced Gear 2 and Gear Neo. However, as the name suggests, the Fit is targeted more at the booming market of fitness devices, where devices the Fitbit and Nike Plus have proven to be rather</b> …

Google+ gets a new update, introduces several new photo features

While Wednesday is often filled with Google updates, today has been particularly awesome so far. First, there was the announcement of the Google Now Launcher for Nexus and GPe devices. Then we learned about the Project Ara developer conference slated for April, and now Google is rolling out a major …

These are the first two Ubuntu OS phones (hands-on)

Gallery: These are the first two Ubuntu OS phones (hands-on)<p>Gallery: These are the first two Ubuntu OS phones (hands-on)<p>+ 9<p>+ 8<p>+ 7<p>We were saddened …

Hands-on with Gionee's super slim, octa-core Elife S5.5 smartphone (video)

It's only been a week since Gionee debuted its super thin Elife S5.5 Android phone in China, but luckily for us, the company also brought it along to MWC. After playing with the 5.55mm-thick device for some time, we were left very impressed with its build quality. The aluminum frame was nicely …

Goophone took just two days to rip off the Galaxy S5

Goophone's a bit like a covers band that just happens to make knock-off smartphones. Not content with just plundering better artists' catalogs, the company has apparently managed to copy the Galaxy S5 in under <i>two days</i>. The Goophone S5, <i>yep</i>, has a 5-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 display, paired with a 2GHz …

Goophone Clones New Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone In Just 2 Days

Just a couple of days after Samsung unveiled their new flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone at this years Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 event …

Google Now Launcher - Apps on Google Play

Upgrade the launcher on your Android device for a fast, clean home screen that puts Google Now just a swipe away.<p>Available on all devices with …