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Top 10 Apps to Watch Movies Online for Free

Binge-watching movies and TV shows is one of the most favored things people love to do during free time. The reason behind this is quite simple. …

Apps

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

Wearable Tech

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

Batman Branding Iron

The Batman branding iron "is not a toy! You can do some serious damage to people and property with this hot item if you aren't careful! By purchasing …

How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014

A show for kids that aired its final season entirely online may not only be the most subversive television event of the year, but it could have the power to change children’s TV forever. Yes, really.<p>Last night Nickelodeon aired the finale of the animated spin-off series <i>The Legend of Korra</i>, bringing …

Bear Grylls Mountain Pack

Bear Grylls, the ultimate survivalist has recently teamed up with renowned outdoor gear manufacturers Gerber for a series of survival products. And …

Camping

Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Knives<br>• Survival<p>The Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit is an all-in-one solution for the end of the …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Crafting

Awesome Free-Floating Wooden Skateboard Ramp

(Images via Myles McGuinness)<p>Taking a spin on this free-floating skateboard ramp is not only more thrilling than busting smith grinds at your local …

Your favorite band recreated as Legos

Call it just another extension of our nostalgia-happy culture, but Lego has made a huge comeback. Not only are they in our movies and video games, …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit …

Las Vegas

What the Leaked J.D. Salinger Stories Reveal About the Author

Three short stories by J.D. Salinger leaked just before Thanksgiving against the author’s wishes. But is that such a bad thing? What they reveal …

This animation of Calvin and Hobbes dancing will make you grin

There is already a fantastic sense of movement in Bill Watterson's <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> comics. But animator Adam Brown wanted to see what the pair …

Stay on Target: Star Wars Target Posters - Technabob

When you are a rebel fighting Imperials, flying an X-Wing or a snowspeeder is all good, but you need to know how to properly aim your blaster. This …

Leather Strapped Lunch Box

It’s time to rethink lunchboxes. Chances are you haven’t carried a real one around with you since it was covered in Ninja Turtles. It’s time to …

Turtles

Bradley Nowell: Life After Death

The story of Sublime is full of sad, strange twists, but this is perhaps the strangest: Since frontman Brad Nowell overdosed <i>before</i> his band became a …

What We Should Talk About When We Talk About Wearable Tech

When we talk about wearable tech we tend to get all Jetsonian about it. Watches that cool our whole bodies! Self-inflating wearable airbags! Dresses made of body armor! But possibly the largest seller of wearable technology is in your local mall: Uniqlo. That place where you get your socks and …

Crowdfund A Collapsible RC Tricopter

It looks a bit like Anakin Skywalker's starfighter from The Phantom Menace.<p>The three-rotor SwitchBlade, a small, collapsible drone that's already raised $32,810 on Kickstarter, is designed to compete with radially symmetric quadrotors in the realms of search and rescue, infrastructure inspection, …

Searching for the *Real* 'Happy Hour'

A helpful assessment (with charts!), because we can't stand all these unhappy hours out there<p><b>Since 1920,</b> that first stretch of time after the workday ends has been known as "happy hour." But can any hour truly be happy when every bar is packed with sweaty people in dress clothes, many still grumpy …

The 1939 New York World's Fair

An idea dreamed up at the height of the depression, the theme of the 1939 World's Fair in New York was "The World of Tomorrow." Planners were given permission to develop 1,200 acres in Queens, on the site of a former ash dump . Government agencies, corporations, civic groups, and smaller …

Gay, Black And Female: Wanda Sykes Talks About Her 'Trifecta of Discrimination' (VIDEO)

Emmy-nominated comedian Wanda Sykes was 44 years old when she publicly came out during a gay rights rally. She now describes herself as a "trifecta of discrimination" and shared how it played a part in her family's reaction to her sexuality on "Oprah's Next Chapter."<p>"If you're being discriminated …

Stop Calling 'Sexy' Costumes 'Slutty': Eliza Skinner Explains Why 'Slutoween' Is Totally Wrong

"Totally Biased's" Eliza Skinner just blew the lid off of an important issue that everyone seems to be getting wrong: those skimpy, revealing costumes that women wear on Halloween aren't "slutty," they're "sexy." And you need to know the difference, fellas.<p>Watch Skinner, dressed as a Sexy Unicorn, …

15 TV Characters Who Make Us Glad We're Not Teenagers Anymore

Raging hormones, awkward dates, annoying parents ... ah, the joys of being a teenager!<p>In case you've forgotten just how rough those years were, let these 15 TV characters serve as a gentle reminder.<p><b>1. Jan Brady, "The Brady Bunch"</b><p><b>2. D.J. Tanner, "Full House"</b><p><b>3. Urkel, "Family Matters"</b><p><b>4. Kevin Arnold,</b> …

Inside Guillermo Del Toro’s sketchbooks

A new book by the Pan's Labyrinth and Pacific Rim director reveals how some of his most memorable monsters came to life. Commentary by Steve Rose

Android to Xbox 360: What can the PS4's DualShock 4 control?

The PlayStation 4 controller is a radically improved DualShock, the sort of controller you might like so much you'd want to use it on other platforms too.<p>So the day after buying two of the controllers, we set about seeing what we could get them to work on. We tested the DualShock 4 on an Android …

B-girls: portraits of women in hip hop

By Cheryl A. Guerrero, Los Angeles Times<p>I grew up listening to hip hop because of my aunt and sister. They introduced me to the music of 2Pac, Too Short, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube and N.W.A. But it wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I was introduced to “underground” and …

Is Disney making a movie about Nikola Tesla?

A few months ago I got an email from Disney asking me to come down to Burbank to consult with them on an upcoming film: TomorrowLand.<p>Directed by Brad …

Tesla

Q&A: Dan Aykroyd on Sleeping with a Ghost, Aliens, Vodka & Doctor Detroit

<b>Dan Aykroyd is one of those rare comedy legends</b> who's actually become more entertaining in the twilight of his career than he was in his prime. Sure, he's responsible for some of the best comedy of the 1970s and '80s, from his stint as one of the original "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on</i> …