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John Oliver Is Here with the Only #PigGate Response You Need

One of the joys of having <b>John Oliver</b> among the pantheon of late-night hosts is getting his distinctly British take on European politics. That perspective came in handy, for instance, when Oliver went after FIFA with hammer and tongs explaining to some sections of the U.S. audience the depths of …

John Oliver

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

First Pluto flyby image reveals 3,300m ice mountains

The first flyby image of Pluto has revealed a beautiful, active world with mountains of frozen water 11,000 feet (3,300 metres) high. "This system is …

Solar System

How to get better sound from your speakers and headphones for free (or next to nothing)

The Audiophiliac offers a short list of tips to help you get better sound from your speakers and headphones.<p>Here's one way to get better sound from your speakers that won't cost you a penny, get closer to them. The logic is easy to grasp, the closer you are to the speakers the more direct sound …

Audiophile

Near-smokeless, fan-assisted Homping Grill makes charcoal grilling easier

Since they need to hold a pile of charcoal, portable charcoal grills are often larger, deeper and bulkier than their propane counterparts. They also …

Cooking

Big Huge Games unveils industrial age expansion for DomiNations

Soon enough, DomiNations is going to turn into a full-fledged Civilization game. Today, the Civilization-like mobile game from Big Huge Games is going to get an update that allows players to create Industrial Age societies.<p>The Industrial Age is part of the game’s second major update, and it is the …

David Bowie Readies Five Years 1969–1973 Box Set

David Bowie is about to release a series of box sets that span his entire career. First up is <i>Five Years 1969–1973</i>, which is out September 25 via Parlophone. The box—12 CDs or 13 LPs—includes six remastered studio albums, two live albums, and a compilation called <i>Re:Call 1.</i> <i>Re:Call</i> features non-album …

David Bowie

50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

From the Court of the Crimson King to the Comatorium<p>By , , , , , , , ,<p>For close to a half century, prog has been the breeding ground for rock's most …

20 Rock Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s That You Never Heard

We praised them 40 years ago — and you should listen to them today!<p>By<p>From 1970 to 1979, <i>Rolling Stone</i> printed over 250 issues, many of them with …

10 best TV remote apps for Android

The IR blaster is one of the most under-appreciated features on mobile phones. It’s also starting to become a rarer feature on mobile phones. It has a lot of uses. One of those is to control your TV. There are a variety of apps that are capable of it. However, there are also a ton of TV brands. …

Smart TV

These Photography Links Will Keep You Busy for a Long Time

This weeks collection of links was carefully curated by Toad Hollow Photography to share some of the best features in the world of photography found …

Landscape Photography

LG invented a crazy, bendable TV that sticks to your wall like a refrigerator magnet

At an event earlier this week, the South Korean electronics giant showcased an incredibly thin 55-inch television with a flexible screen that you can press onto your wall using magnets.<p>It's just a concept, though — there's no indication when or if a product like this will actually come to market. …

Gear & Gadgets

ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed | A Cheat Sheet For Beginners

One of the first things you must learn as a new photographer is the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Known as the “exposure …

Shutter Speed

Journey's Grammy-Nominated Soundtrack Getting Vinyl Release

Plus, a limited edition print for those without a record player.<p>Creative production company iam8bit has partnered with Sony Santa Monica and …

Turntables

The seven deadly sins of mobile games

We love our mobile games, but there are a few tendencies -- annoying, manipulative, or sometimes both -- that need to go away.<p>Always online<p>If you're designing a game for a mobile device, it makes sense that the game is, in fact, mobile. Not every mobile device has internet connectivity -- iPods and …

Mobile Gaming

How to Use a B&W Layer in Photoshop to Adjust the Brightness of Colors In Photos

Travel photographer Jimmy McIntyre created this short 3-minute video tutorial to share a trick for adjusting the brightness of specific colors in …

Tutorials

Does The Mobile Hit Game Clash Of Clans Solve A Human Need In China?

Did you happen to see Liam Neeson’s Super Bowl commercial for <i>Clash of Clans</i>? The numbers say you probably did.<p>The one-minute spot featured the gravel-voiced Irish thespian self-parodying his popular character from the <i>Taken</i> franchise, swearing vengeance upon “BigBuffetBoy85” after watching his …

Mobile Gaming

SUPER MARIO 64: Playable Fan Made HD Upgrade

Porn Stars Describe The Weirdest Scenes They Ever Filmed, And They’re Pretty Weird

In the latest installment of Woodrocket.com‘s “Ask A Porn Star” series, which I got to watch Lee Roy Myers film during the AVNs, Allie Haze, Mickey Mod, Anikka Albrite, Monica Rise, Brian Street Team, April O Neil, Rain DeGray, Aubrey Snow, Claire Robbins, Jade Nite, and others describe the …

Candles

'We Are the World': A Minute-by-Minute Breakdown

Superstar squabbles! Shiny tracksuits! Michael Jackson! Inside the epic all-nighter that birthed USA for Africa's charity smash<p>"Check your egos at …

17 Reasons This 'Rhiannon' Clip Is the Coolest Thing in the Universe

Behold the absolute peak of Stevie-dom<p>If you want to make the case for Stevie Nicks as the most powerful American rock singer of the Seventies, …

Celebrate 30 Years Of ‘Johnny Dangerously’ With Its Best Lines, You Lousy Cork-Soakers

With Michael Keaton’s resurgence in what is undoubtedly one of the year’s 10 best films, <i>Birdman</i>, a lot of people have been talking about the role that made him a certified A-lister in the first place – <i>Batman</i>. Obviously, you could argue that Keaton was already on his way to leading man status seven …