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18 Film Facts That Seem Made Up But Are Totally Legit

It's true! Watching horror movies can help you lose weight.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Guns and (Shea) Butter: An Oral History of 'Predator'

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the action-horror classic's release, THR spoke to key players who persevered through oppressive heat, bugs, a …

Construction

Man who slit wife’s throat cleared of murder after pleading self-defence

<b>A man has been cleared of killing his wife, after claiming he slit her throat in self-defence after she ‘flipped like the Hulk’.</b><p>Robert Rhodes, 43, …

Jehovah's Witness was attacked by husband who feared she was going to cancel Christmas

A Jehovah's Witness was attacked by her husband who feared she was going to cancel Christmas, a court has heard.<p>Jason Mortimore struck his wife Rachael in the face three times with a magazine before burning her Bible and other religious documents in a garden incinerator.<p>Mortimore, 46, admitted …

Crime

Control a MacBook with an Apple TV remote

All you need is an Apple TV Siri remote and a MacBook running OS X El Capitan.

Smart TV

After 62 Years, Playboy Will Stop Publishing Naked Pictures

<i>Playboy</i>, the lifestyle magazine that for more than six decades has both cornered and revolutionized the American market for prurience, will stop …

Norman Mailer

3 Ways to Escape Zip Ties: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Zip ties are increasingly being used to restrain innocent folks in home invasion and kidnapping scenarios. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a …

WSJ: Apple announcing $30-40/month Web TV service in June, shipping in September with 25+ channels

According to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Apple plans to launch an online TV service this fall with support for “about” 25 channels. According to the report, the service will debut on all of Apple’s iOS devices, ranging from the Apple TV to the iPhone and iPad, and will be announced in …

This Woman Has Amassed More Than 500k Views On YouTube With Her Topless Chef Videos

Meet Jenn, a 24-year-old Argentinian woman who has taken YouTube by storm in the last week. Jenn’s channel, A Fuego Máximo, has amassed more than 500k views since March 10th with just three videos. Her secret? Cooking food in her underwear. And not just any food, mind you. Jenn makes guacamole and …

Hands-On With the Collapsible Magnetic 'TextBlade' Keyboard for iOS Devices

Back in January, WayTools, a company known for its high-quality NextEngine 3D laser scanner, surprised the world with a collapsible, magnetic keyboard unlike anything we had seen before. Called the TextBlade, the keyboard garnered a significant amount of attention from the media and from …

Supercut of All the Interfaces in STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE

Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

SwivelCard, a business card that folds into a USB drive, directs recipients to a Web page and can be updated, even after you've handed it out.<p>Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at …

Mobile Devices

How to access and add credit to an iTunes Pass with Passbook

Apple's new iTunes Pass feature allows you to add a card to the Passbook app that contains your iTunes account information. You can then share that …

Microsoft and Skype may have just invented the world’s first real universal translator

Universal translators are a common trope in science fiction. In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy</i>, they come in the form of the babelfish, a tiny crustacean you jam in your ear. In <i>Farscape</i>, they are bacteria injected into your body. In <i>Star Trek</i>, they take a less squishy form as a wand or tiny …

Translation

Humanity Is Now Officially Ready For Suspended Animation

Apex Rechargeable Stylus: The Missing Link for iPad?

You know you are pretty geeky when you get excited about receiving a stylus in the post. However, this is a fairly regular occurrence for me and I’m not quite, but almost a stylus junkie. One of the main reasons I love the iPad is that, used with apps which suit your style of working, you can do …

Gear & Gadgets

Wearable tech can be implanted in brains, thanks to new power technique

A research breakthrough has identified a way to charge tiny health-tracking devices that could be embedded in our brains, hearts or livers<p>A breakthrough in wireless technology could allow a new wave of health tracking tools that can be embedded inside our bodies – in our livers, hearts and even in …

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

American Airlines

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

A Touch of Sin review – 'A shotgun blast at the dark heart of modern China'

This angry, bleak and brutal swipe at Chinese money worship, with echoes of Sergio Leone and Quentin Tarantino, is a radical departure for Jia Zhang-ke<p>The English title of Jia Zhang-ke's new movie calls to mind King Hu's <i>wuxia</i> action movie A Touch of Zen, and also has a bleak, Wellesian ring. (The …

17 Movie Posters Improved With Animation

This should be the future of all movie posters, IMO. Thanks to this awesome Imgur user for creating the poster art.

The Gun Box - RFID Safe

Gun Box has determined that your hand is the only thing that should stand between you and your gun. So buy a Gun Box, and not only will you get a …

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

Internet of Things

Your Voice Will Control The Future

<i>Why Amazon and its competitors will soon want to listen to your every word.</i><p>Google acquired Nest for billions, then Facebook spent several more billion on Oculus VR. We’re only a few months in to 2014 and already billions have been spent by some of the world’s largest digital players, each of these …

Smell the Coffee with the Next Wave of the Internet | The Network | The Network

Experts have plenty of ideas about what will constitute the next wave of the Internet and mobile communications. But in the ‘Pervasive Computing' department of City University London in the UK, Professor Adrian Cheok and his team are certain this will involve a fuller sensory experience – involving …

With this ring: the wearable smart ring that controls your world – in pictures

Developers of the WonderRing say you'll be able to control your electronics and track your sports performances, heart rate and temperature as wearable tech gets even smaller

Will The Future See Us All Using XTouch To Turn Our Countertops Into Giant iPad Controllers?

Imagine slapping your nightstand to snooze your iPhone’s alarm. Or rapping on the kitchen countertop to flip recipe book pages so your flour-coated hands don’t mess up the iPad’s screen. These scenarios could soon be real: XTouch is a new technology that essentially turns any solid surface into an …

Could Watch All Day: Mesmerizing Rotating Sand Art

This is a mesmerizing 15-minute video of an artist manipulating sand on a spinning surface to hypnotize your brain and make you do things you …