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Videos: The Sci-Fi Short Film Alientologists

This is the sci-fi short film <i>Alientologists</i>.<p>It was written and directed by Tyler Rabinowitz, and stars Trevor Brooks, Kurt Csolak, Danny Gardner, and …

Science Fiction

This is what happens to your body if you don't have sex for a while

Sex. Are you getting enough?<p>New research has shown that those who have it regularly are actually better off for it - health-wise.<p>But what happens to …

Immune System

Darwin Project Battle Royale Goes Free-to-Play

Scavengers Studio's battle royale game, Darwin Project, is going free-to-play on Steam beginning today, April 20.<p>Darwin Project was released on Steam …


Amazing birdseye photos taken by pigeons a century ago

In 1907, pharmacist and photography buff Dr. Julius Neubronner invented the "pigeon camera." Neubronner attached his cameras, with a built-in shutter …


Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …


This Short Film Isn’t CGI — It Was Made with Lighting, Models, and Creativity

Check out this surreal 4-minute short film titled <i>Club Palace</i>. It may look computer-generated, but everything you see was captured on camera using …

Short Films

10 Tantalizing Tidbits About Star Trek: The Next Generation

<b>by Kirsten Howard</b><p>When <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i> debuted in September 1987, no one was quite sure what to expect. After all, this was a new</i> …

Science Fiction

Tidy up tangled cords at home with these cheap products

Smart Homes

This home theater has a secret feature that hides something god-awful

Gear & Gadgets

Here's a Great Look at the Lost in Space VFX Used to Put Will Robinson in Serious Danger

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Netflix’s reboot of the campy ‘60s scifi classic, <i>Lost in Space</i>, you might want to avoid this spoiler-packed …

Lost in Space

1930s New York City vs. Now: A Split Screen Trip Through Time

It’s always fascinating when comparisons are made between modern day cities and their days gone by. In this split-screen comparison by The New …

New York City

Take a Trip Through New York City in the Year 1911

Back in 1911, the Swedish film production company Svenska Biografteatern visited New York City during a trip to America and shot footage of various …

New York City

Coming Attractions: The Rise of VR Porn

The porn industry may have changed a lot in the digital age, but some things still live up to the stereotype. Like, say, this house in the San …

New Jersey

Rare Adam West PSA Will Make You Miss the Bright Knight Batman Even More

If you’re a fan of the 1966 <i>Batman</i> show, the first thing that will hit you as you watch Adam West in this retro PSA is a strong wave of nostalgia. …


Dozens Of ‘Star Trek’ Actors Converge For Snoop Dogg’s Parody Pic ‘Unbelievable’ – Watch The Trailer

It’s a Trekkie delight. No idea why so many <i>Star Trek</i> actors thought this was a great idea, but they did. Snoop Dogg seems to be the furthest thing …

Snoop Dogg

The ghost streets of 1960s Birmingham – in pictures

In 1968, American photographersJanet Mendelsohn and Richard P. Rogers documented the suburbs of Birmingham, fraught with poverty and poor housing conditions. Their photographs are currently being exhibited as part of the Flatpack Film Festival


Oh My God, Check Out This Amazing Baby Gorilla

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo celebrated the birth of a male baby western lowland gorilla on Sunday—the first time in nine years that staff at the …

Cute Animals

Introducing 50 Essential iOS Apps, a guide to the best iOS apps around

With a mind-boggling 2.2 million apps in Apple’s iOS App Store, how do you find what’s good? That discovery problem is why we’re starting the 50 Essential iOS Apps series, a curated list of the best iOS apps on the planet.<p>Throughout this series, we will highlight essential iPhone and iPad apps in a …


A Brief History of George R.R. Martin's Annoyance at Lady Stoneheart's Exclusion From Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin has two strong consistencies in his professional life. One is writing infuriatingly mouthwatering food descriptions. The other is …

TV Series

Here’s a Stunning 4K Tour of the Moon

NASA has released a new eye-popping virtual tour of the moon in 4K resolution using imagery and data gathered by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter …

4K resolution

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN’s Most Famous Scene Gets an Adorable Update

After more than 50 years, dozens and dozens of seasons of television, and countless movies with numerous casts, there might be no more iconic <i>Star …

Science Fiction

20 Free Dark Backgrounds for Web, UI and Graphic Design Projects

Everything seems to be about cleanliness, minimalism and excessive use of white space nowadays, but what about dark designs?! Dark websites and …

Graphic Design

20+ Rarely Seen Photos Of America In The 1950’s Show How Different Life Was Before

The 1950’s are often viewed as a golden era in U.S. history, a time of happiness and prosperity, despite the threat of nuclear annihilation, racial …

Abandoned Buildings

Surprising Uses: Your Phone Makes an Excellent AR Tape Measure

Our phones have evolved past a simple pocket computer. They have become more like Swiss Army Knives, opening up possibilities that were previously …

Google Pixel

3 Simple, Free Apps for Accessing Your Home Computer From Anywhere

You’re at work, or on the other side of the world, or both, and you need something from your computer at home—in years gone by, you would need an IT …


The 50 Best Moments in Sci-Fi History

These are all the moments that made our favorite films truly memorable.<p>We've written about our favorite films of all time, but they'd be nothing without these memorable moments that make them worth watching again...and again... and again.<p><b>Warning:</b> <i>Some of the clips feature intense violence, mild</i> …

Science Fiction

Photoshop Basics: What Is Unsharp Mask and How to Use It to Sharpen Your Photos So They Pop (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you …


Artist creates poster with over 170 references to Stephen King’s fiction

Check this out, Stephen King fans. A Los Angeles-based artist has created a poster featuring over 170 references to King’s novels and short stories, …

Stephen King

Extraordinary aerial photograph of Edinburgh circa 1920

I’d never seen this stunning aerial photograph of Edinburgh taken by Alfred Buckham circa 1920. Buckham was a pioneer of aerial photography, a …


Breathe Life Into an Old Laptop With This Cheap Addition

Just before you decide to throw out that old laptop and upgrade to a new one you might be surprised to find how a very quick and easy hardware swap …

Computer Hardware