Shane Shackelford

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Tap is the wearable keyboard nobody asked for

It works as a mouse, too<p>A couple years ago, I got to test out the (potential) future of text input. It was called the “Tap Strap,” and it was a weird foam prototype that slid up over my fingers and allowed me to painstakingly input text through taps and combo taps.<p>Well, now it’s shipping. It’s just …

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

8 '90s Characters That Only Got Better With Age (and 7 That Didn't)

It’s common knowledge that the ‘90s were a strange time for comics. The “collector’s” mentality and the tsunami of shiny, vacuum-sealed, moon …

10 Best Board Games of 2017

The hottest tabletop games of the year so far.<p>There are now far too many brilliant board games coming out to keep up with them all. Most are designed …

There's A Rechargeable Music Player Built Into Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Doritos Bags

In news that seems well-suited to April 1, Doritos and Marvel have announced a partnership that will see the release of <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>-branded bags of Doritos that come equipped with a cassette-style music player.<p>Yeah.<p>As reported by Billboard, this is only meant to resemble a …

George Harrison

Marvel VP of Sales Blames Women and Diversity for Sales Slump

Marvel Comics aren’t doing well. Sales have declined, even as Marvel has pushed out every major event and crossover it can over the past two years. …

Comics

Domino’s has already outperformed every tech stock, now robots will deliver its pizzas

Over the last decade, the stock price of Domino’s Pizza has crushed that of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook mainly because it stopped making pizza that tasted like cardboard. Now it’s innovating on the labor front with plans to test robots as substitutes for your friendly pizza delivery guy. …

Robotics

Everyone Know Teens Are Reckless, Now We Can Explain Why

Science proves what we all knew: It’s a combination of believing they’re invincible and just not caring about the consequences of their actions.<p>In a truly shocking new study, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development confirmed that teens are reckless idiots, and that they don’t …

UFOs, Psychics, and Spies: The CIA Just Put 12M Pages of Files Online. Start Here

This week, the Central Intelligence Agency posted its CIA Records Search Tool database online, making roughly 930,000 declassified documents—over 12 …

UFOs

Ethics Lawyers Call Trump's Business Conflicts 'Nakedly Unconstitutional'

Will Donald Trump's new job as president create ethical conflicts with his long-running role as a business owner?<p>Trump sees no problem. "I have a no-conflict situation, because I'm president," Trump said at a recent press conference. He was correctly referring to the federal conflicts-of-interest …

Your next beer may taste like a cocktail, as craft revolution pushes on

Six men sat around a table strewn with glasses, vials and beakers one Thursday afternoon last summer. They had an idea for the beer they wanted to make but no clear road map to get there.<p>The beer would be dark. Robust. Earthy. Herbal.<p>Bitter. But not too bitter.<p>Boozy. But not too boozy.<p>"It's not …

Beer

Gadget Turns Radishes Into Super Mario Mushrooms

A plate full of power-ups.<p>We're not saying eating radishes will make you grow twice your size and able to smash more bricks. We are saying that this gadget just made your salad more Mario-tastic.<p>Ravanello is a tool that costs 12 bucks and makes any radish look like it came from the Mushroom …

Gear & Gadgets

This beer is perfectly optimized for glorious shower drinking

LONDON — There are few things in life that sound more appealing than a cold, refreshing beer while you're standing in a warm shower.<p>One microbrewery …

Alcohol

Black Mirror's horrific people-rating app is now a reality. Sort of

Are you a 4.8 or a 4.2? Rate Me, the horrific but entirely believable popularity app featured in <i>Black Mirror</i>, is now real. Sort of.<p>The …

A Batmobile gadget, or the latest police chase technology?

With hundreds of deadly police chases every year, officers are turning to these crafty alternatives.<p>It might look like something out of a Mad Max or Bond flick, but it's a real-world tool designed to help police deflate the dangers of high-speed car chases.<p>It's called the MobileSpike, and it …

The September 30 Black Moon Explained

Find out what this lunar event really means, and why it’s actually impossible to see a black moon rising.<p>Humans have long had a fascination with lunar events—and with the rise of the Internet, all kinds of moon moments have become media sensations. Consider super moons, harvest moons, and the rare …

Astronomy

Netflix glitch puts Aziz Ansari stand-up subtitles over nature documentary, hilarity ensues

If you've ever thought Tom Haverford from "Parks and Recreation" would make a great nature documentary narrator, it turns out you were absolutely correct.<p>Aziz Ansari already has a pretty thick resume -- he's an actor, stand-up comic and even an author. Now, he can add documentary narrator to that …

Kickstarting a new edition of Villains & Vigilantes, a superhero RPG

I discovered Villains and Vigilantes in 1982, with the publication of the game's second edition, and 11-year-old me played it like a <i>fiend</i>; I still …

Officials: Power cord malfunction caused Memphis deadly fire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A house fire that killed six children and three adults in Memphis was caused by an electrical malfunction in an air …

Pneumonia Virus Terrified After Remembering What Clintons Capable Of

WASHINGTON—Expressing regret over its reckless decision to infect the Democratic presidential nominee, the virus causing Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia …

Analyst: Super Mario Run could hit 1.5 billion total downloads on iOS and Android

Mario is going mobile, and the game may dominate the world.<p>Smartphone and tablet gamers could download Super Mario Run from the iOS and Android app markets 1.5 billion times throughout its lifetime, according to Kantan Games analyst Serkan Toto. It will launch first on iPhone and iPad in December …

Super Mario Run

A NES Emulator Just Got Certified for the Xbox One

Well, this is a turn-up for the books: Microsoft has certified a NES emulator for the Xbox One. If you have the app installed you can load up a USB …

Apple iPhone 7 slogan translates to: ‘this is penis’

This amusing cock-up is making Hong Kong giggle.<p>As marketing mistakes go, Apple’s latest one is pretty great, as it appears that the tech giant …

Amazon just confirmed the dual-camera iPhone 7

Just minutes before Apple begins its keynote presentation, Amazon has leaked the iPhone 7 with a hub page for various accessories.<p>At the very least, the cases confirm definitively that the larger iPhone will have two cameras, and photos of cases from variouos angles – plus a focus on Bluetooth …

Mobile Technology

ITT Tech cancels classes, permanently ceases all operations

CARMEL, Ind. – Hundreds of thousands of students and employees learned this morning that ITT Technical Institutes has canceled all classes and is …

AP Source: Memphis, Temple cut from Big 12 expansion field

HOUSTON (AP) — The Big 12 has narrowed the field of candidates for possible expansion to 11 schools, with Memphis and Temple among the latest to be …

Today's SpaceX explosion is a major setback for Facebook's free internet ambitions

A $95 million deal is suddenly in danger<p>This morning, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its launch pad, completely destroying the rocket and its payload two days before the scheduled launch. The cause of the explosion is still unknown, but anyone counting on this weekend’s launch to deliver …

12 Awesome Cult Movies to Watch on Hulu

It’s been over a week since our list of Netflix recommendations, so here’s another stack of movies to add to your binge-watch pile. This time, …

Eight things that will happen on your week of digital detox

Early pioneers of the “digital detox” imagined it as a holiday, where you shook off the shackles of your BlackBerry, the office and the boss who sends you emails at 10pm. Those days, like the lingo around them (who says “CrackBerry” anymore?), have long passed.<p>Our devices are now so close to our …

Social Media

Yep, the Original Captain America Is Going Full Supervillain

Steve Rogers is doing a whole lot more than just saying Hail Hydra and taking orders from the Red Skull. He’s got plans. Straight-up evil plans.<p>Ever …

Comics