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This interactive Game Of Thrones map has everything

Much has been said about the fact that our culture is experiencing an unprecedented era of nerd domination. Within this newfound hierarchy of nerd …

The Whispering Wall of the Barossa Reservoir and Its Amazing Parabola Sound Effect

When the Whispering Wall was built over a 100 years ago, no one had a clue about its amazing acoustic properties. The concrete dam was constructed by …

Man Named Edward Cocaine Arrested On Drug Charge -- In Florida, Of Course

After years on a South Florida bond court bench, Judge John "Jay" Hurley thought he had seen it all -- but even his jaw dropped Wednesday when reading the name of a man appearing on drug possession charges.<p>"Edward Cocaine," the judge read, before pausing, then blurting out, "What?!?!"<p>"My last name …

On This Island In Japan Deer Act Like Dogs

Itsukushima is a small Japanese island known for its floating shrine, lush maple trees and exceptionally friendly deer.<p>The deer are considered sacred, and everyone from local children to tourists can feed, pet and play with them. Signs remind visitors to treat the deer gently because they will …

'Black Ring' UFO Captured On British Girl's iPhone [VIDEO]

A 16-year-old schoolgirl had finished playing tennis with her mother in the British town of Leamington Spa on April 11, when the teenager and others saw something highly unusual in the sky -- a large black ring, moving very slowly above trees. After several minutes, the mysterious object …

You Won't Believe How Close This Man Came To Being Killed By A Train

<i>It simply does not get any closer than this!</i><p>A 77-year-old man in the Czech Republic town of Rájec-Jestřebí was captured on CCTV having a train nearly hit and kill him while attempting to cross the tracks.<p>According to The Daily Mail, police spokeswoman Iva Blanenská Šebková said, "The man was very …

Train Kick Selfie Guy On Track To Make A Ton Of Money Off His Idiotic Video

It's a weird formula, for sure: Travel to a far-flung destination, get kicked in the head by a worker on a passing train, profit from a self-shot video of the encounter.<p>But Jared Frank just might make it work. The 22-year-old Canadian could earn big bucks for his viral YouTube clip, the CBC …

Chinese Android Phone Maker Xiaomi Preps Big Global Push For This Year

Chinese Android device startup Xiaomi is stepping up its international expansion plans — with founder Lei Jun, speaking at a Beijing press event, today naming 10 markets it plans to enter this year (via TechInAsia).<p>Xiaomi has previously cited some of the countries on the list as being on its future …

Meet Flappy48, The Clone Game To End Clone Games

Take the rules of 2048. Add the gameplay and physics of Flappy Bird.<p>What do you get? Flappy48 — a weird (yet surprisingly… fun?) bizarro-world mashup of everything stupidly addictive from 2014.<p>In Flappy48, you’re attempting to glide your way through a series of tubes — à la Flappy Bird. Each tube …

Dark net's 'Google' makes finding drugs and guns online easy

The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband …

Latest iPhone 6 concepts incorporate the more persistent rumored features

Martin Hajek has been busy again, following his earlier iPod Nano-inspired and schematic-prompted concepts for the iPhone 6. Commissioned by French site <i>NWE</i>, his latest designs incorporate the more persistent rumors: a rounded profile, power button moved from the top to the right (for easier use …

These HBO Go Ads Are Hilarious

My colleagues wrote about Apple ads yesterday. So when I stumbled across these HBO Go ads, I thought that you, dear TechCrunch readers, also deserve to see these seven videos.<p>In them, you see teenagers sitting on a couch and watching HBO shows, such as Game of Thrones, True Detective or Girls. But …

So you want to buy a OnePlus One - 5 quick things to know

The brand new OnePlus One is impressive. An excellent smartphone starting at $299, less than half of the price that other phone makers demand for their top of the line devices. The Nexus line is the most competitive in this regard, but, in many ways, the OnePlus One is above it.<p>So, you checked out …

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Bluescape launches huge virtual whiteboards to help your team collaborate

Bluescape is launching its cloud-based visual collaboration work space today in an effort to get people to change the way they work.<p>Bluespace allows people in different offices to access a single, shared whiteboard where they can write anything down or share visual assets for anyone else in the …

This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web

What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well, you can, and it's a lot easier than you might think. All it requires is a new browser extension, called Project Naptha, made by developer Kevin …

'Anti-Tinder' Tries To Solve Online Dating's Creepiness Problem

Would you trust a friend to set you up on a date more than a random website?<p>That's the entire philosophy behind Hinge, a new online dating service taking over your friends' iPhones. Billed as the "anti-Tinder," Hinge actually uses a swiping system similar to the famous dating app, but with one …