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Peter Jackson's Spokesman Says Behind-The-Scenes HOBBIT Footage Was Taken Out of Context

More Geek Culture Greatness Incorporated into Thrift Store Paintings

The Smartphone Nintendo Should Make

A few weeks ago, we asked you which classic gadget you’d turn into a smartphone. We asked because we have a friend who <i>specializes</i> in bringing …

Retrogaming

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

You Haven't Left The Building But Your Brain's On A Virtual Reality Trip

For just a few minutes, I'm standing in the streets of Kathmandu. Families pick through the rubble left behind by April's devastating earthquake. I take in the sounds of metal clanking, of footsteps and chattering. A few people walk by, staring straight at me.<p>I want to help — but can't.<p>That's …

Photoset of two cats tells story of “Hope, Fish, Despair”

This photoset was original posted on a Chinese website<p>called Lofter. The (poorly) translated caption has been making the rounds on Tumblr and it’s …

Hear a Rare Recording of One of Stanley Kubrick’s Most Revealing Interviews

Hear a Rare Recording of One of Stanley Kubrick's Most Revealing Interviews<p>Recorded on November 27, 1965, Jeremy Bernstein conducts this chat with …

5 horror movies so gruesome, the makers were investigated for cruelty and murder

When you're sitting in a dark theater watching some particularly gory act of horror, it can be easy to forget that it's all just corn syrup and …

And Mr. Lizard on Guitar

Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based photographer Aditya Permana happened to click his shutter on this forest dragon lizard just in time to catch him deep in …

Five Things You Need to Know About Taxes If You Work from Home

Working from home can be a blissful work arrangement, but around tax time, it can also raise some puzzling questions. Can you get a tax deduction for …

Retirement

Otters and Penguins Gleefully Enjoy Their Frozen Valentine’s Day Treats at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

The otters and penguins of Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, gleefully enjoy a bunch of colorful frozen Valentine’s Day treats that were made …

The Hyperviolent Trading Cards That Inspired Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!

In 1962, Topps released a controversial trading card series that depicted the gruesome annihilation of "much of Earth's population" by Martian …

This "Modern" Empire Strikes Back Trailer Is Shockingly Great

Cameron Arrigioni decided to take a stab at how modern-day Hollywood would make a trailer for <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, and the result is both …

Star Trek

The Secret Powers of Chrome's Address Bar

Chrome's address bar doesn't do much at a glance. Type in a URL and you're taken to a web site. But it can do a lot more if you know how to use …

Google

New Trailer For Stanley Kubrick's 2001 Shows Why It's Still The Best

Arguably the greatest scifi film ever made, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> is getting a theatrical re-release in the U.K. (not the U.S. — for now, at least) …

'As You Wish': Take A Peek At The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'

Cult classic <i>The Princess Bride</i> is a movie with a bit of everything: fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles ... and, yes, a tiny bit of kissing.<p>The film gave us countless quotable lines, from "Mawidge is what bwings us together today," to, "My …

Siri Gets Taken Down By Google Now In Intelligence Battle

You always knew that Siri wasn't the best assistant, but now you have proof.<p>A new study released Tuesday by consulting group Stone Temple compared the top voice-controlled search engines, Google Now, Cortana and Siri. Google Now is on Android phones, Cortana is on Microsoft phones and Siri is on …

Seeing the Aurora Borealis in real time is better than any time lapse

We've seen so many beautiful time lapses of the Aurora Borealis (not that I'm complaining!) that it's pretty refreshing to see how ethereal it can be …

Northern Lights

iOS 8: The Best Hidden Features

There are a lot of really great updates to iOS 8, which just launched today. We've unearthed some of the less obvious tricks and features that are …

Apps

Battlecat Is Now Ready For Battle!

Cat strikes epic pose, with a little help from his owner.<p>Cat looks fierce and determined in spite of the fact that the massive rodent army is …

A Good Spot To Farm For Weapons In Destiny

Wow. That's a LOT of loot waiting to get picked up.<p><b>Update 9/16:</b> <i>This spot is all well and good, but there's another place, on the moon, that lets you</i> …

Drone's eye view of Burning Man 2014

Beautifully shot and edited, a rarely seen vista on one of the most amazing places in the world.

Some beautiful Burning Man 2014 photos by Trey Ratcliff

Check out some of the stunning images photographer Trey Ratcliff captured at Burning Man this year.<p>More on his gallery site.<p>Above, "Embrace," was a …

Flashing Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger A Reality

Originally a ThinkGeek April Fools' product, the company will be selling real Flux Capacitor USB Car Chargers later this month for $25. The unit has …

7 Netflix Hacks That Every Binge-Watcher Needs To Know

Back in olden times before Netflix, you had to wait days, even weeks, between episodes of your favorite show, and it was terrible. Then the streaming service came along and changed everything.<p>Today, the time between episodes has been reduced to seconds, the term binge-watch has been added to the …