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The Department of Awesome Parenting loves Lilith’s Lunch Bags, the brown bag lunches playfully labeled by 9-year-old Lilith’s dad, copywriter Ryan Myers. It all started when Lilith’s school required that her lunch be labeled with her name. “I did it the first day, just to be silly and make her laugh. I took a picture to share on Facebook, because I figured our friends would get a kick out of it. She asked me to do another one the next day, and it just kind of went from there. Some of our friends get mad if I don’t do one, now.” Lilith’s lunch bags make geektastic references to a seemingly endless selection of movies, TV shows, and video games. Lilith love the bags so much that she saves them all in a box in her room. To check out all of Lilith’s funny lunches visit this Imgur gallery and then this one for the rest. [via That’s Nerdalicious! and The Huffington Post]

The Department of Awesome Parenting loves Lilith’s Lunch Bags, the brown bag lunches playfully labeled by 9-year-old Lilith’s dad, copywriter Ryan …

Large JPEGs lead to ‘green screen of death’ on El Capitan

Some Mac users are complaining about a flaw in OS X El Capitan where, on certain machines, a green screen appears when they try to view large photos in Preview.<p>One Cult of Mac reader informed us that they had been having the problem, but a thread on Apple’s support forum shows this is not a one-off …

Chroma Keying

Meet Luma, the router that’s sure to make your kids hate you

For all intents and purposes, Luma seems to do everything a normal router does. It offers easy setup, dual-band connectivity and even comes in three packs to allow you to set up access points that form a single network throughout your home<p>That’s where Luma’s normalcy ends. What comes next is sure …

Wi-Fi

Apple Outlines Fix for Unresponsive 'Slide to Upgrade' Screen on iOS 9

Apple has published a new support document on its website that outlines a fix for users experiencing an unresponsive "Slide to Upgrade" screen after updating to iOS 9 (via <i>iPhoneHacks</i>).<p>The issue has affected a growing number of users on the Apple Support Communities, <i>MacRumors</i> discussion forum and …

This wand tethers to your smartphone for real-life wizard wars

<i>Wingardium leviosa!</i><p>While shouting that and zipping the Maguss Wand around in your friend's face won't quite make him levitate like it would in the Harry Potter universe, it could cause him to skip a turn and let you make your getaway.<p>The Maguss Wand is a new gizmo whose makers recently launched a …

Vortex Is A Toy Robot That Teaches Kids How To Code

DFRobot, a company that has been building robots for the education market since 2008, this week introduced its first attempt at making a robot accessible to all children, with the debut of Vortex – an interactive, programmable robot aimed at kids 6 and up. The Vortex robot pairs with iOS and …

App Store

Major iTunes 12.2 bug is ruining music libraries

A day after the launch of Apple Music, users are reporting an iTunes bug that is wrecking music libraries by scrambling artists, albums and …

Scientists defy gravity with 'perpetual' water pump

Scientists have figured out how to pump water upwards in a thick tube using a combination of surface tension and water-repellent materials. Before you get your hopes up, it's definitely no perpetual-motion machine -- but the discovery from Beihang University researchers in China could bring other …

California helps low-income drivers switch to electric cars

California is introducing a new “Plus-Up” pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable.<p>Considering recent news that prices on used electric cars are on a downward spiral, and with families potentially eligible to receive as much as $12,000 toward the …

Apple Offers Temporary Fix for iOS Text Bug, Says Update's Coming Soon

A couple days after a new iOS bug was discovered, allowing a select string of characters sent in an iMessage or text to reset iPhones and crash the Messages app, Apple has created a new support document to address the problem. The Cupertino company acknowledges the problem and says that it's …

NHL 16 restores missing features, but last-gen NHL Legacy is a roster update

EA Sports' <i>NHL 16</i>, launching in September, will bring back numerous features and gameplay modes that were missing from the series' disappointing Xbox One and PlayStation 4 debut, but previous-generation consoles will get little more than a reconditioned release of last year's game, with updated …

Life Advice from 50 Beloved Characters in Kid's Entertainment [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>“Sometimes we have to go deep inside ourselves to solve our problems.”</b> Can you believe that that quote was uttered by Patrick Star from the …

How to Download, Install, and Arrange Apps on Apple Watch

One thing that makes Apple Watch stand out from other smart watches is the app ecosystem. Since there are already more than a million iPhone apps in the App Store, there were already plenty of developers ready to get to work building companions for the wrist worn device. When the Apple Watch …

This Real-Life "Mr. Fusion" Can Turn Leftovers Into Energy

Well, it's 2015, and right on cue, humanity has apparently invented its very own Mr. Fusion. The s0-called "Biobattery", designed by German …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Hellboy beer will wash away your devilish thirst

Here’s a comics crossover you can drink to: Rogue Ales is bottling a birthday brew for Hellboy.<p>Rogue’s Right Hand of Doom Red Ale pays tribute to the demon-spawn character created by Mike Mignola. A Mignola drawing of the wisecracking, cigar-chomping, supernatural badass adorns the label, just as …

How to do Valentine's Day when you have a new baby

Print<p>Related<p>SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a psychological theory that suggests human beings require certain things in a certain …

Cloe is Siri with a human touch — and a life

New app Cloe is a dutiful concierge service you can text to request a good jazz club or microbrewery and get an informed, cheery response in a minute or less. Think of the mad research skills of Siri with the personality of Samantha, the AI operating system from the movie <i>Her</i>.<p>Need a tailor? Cloe may …

Hackers Just Exposed Thousands Of Gamer Passwords From Sony, Microsoft, And 2K

According to CNET, the Pastebin link includes usernames and passwords for 2,131 PlayStation Network users, 1,473 Windows Live users, and 2,000 2k Game Studios users.<p>The hacking group had previously said it didn't want to leak customer data, but explained why it changed its mind in the Pastebin …

Apple finally offers an easy solution to its missing text message problem

If you're still being plagued by missing text messages after leaving iOS for another platform, then the time has come to rejoice. Apple has quietly launched a tool that will let you deregister your phone number from iMessage and solve your texting problem once and for all. The root of this mess …

How to make an iPhone 5s dock out of nothing but LEGOs

Dropping cash on a new iPhone dock each time Apple decides to change the form factor can get pretty annoying, but if you’re down with rolling your own home brewed solution, you can actually create a sturdy dock for your iPhone 5s or iPod Touch using nothing but the LEGO blocks laying around your …

Fly high and capture video from the sky with The Super Drone [Deals]

For thrills, skills, and power, there is nothing like the <b>SKEYE Mini Drone</b>. It may be palm-sized, but this quadcopter isn’t small on features.<p>It flies with acrobatic precision and can squeak between the narrowest of nooks! With 4 coreless motors, performing flawless takeoffs, vertical climbs, 360s, …

iOS 8 Introduces Peer-to-Peer AirPlay Playback, Easy iOS to Mac Screen Capture

iOS 8 introduces a new peer-to-peer AirPlay feature that will allow iOS devices to stream content to the Apple TV without the need for a shared network connection. Currently, an iOS device must be on the same WiFi network as an Apple TV, which can make it a hassle to use AirPlay when away from home.<p>…

This Inflatable Car Seat Blows Up In Just 40 Seconds

Child seats have traditionally been a hassle for parents: bulky, difficult to maneuver, hard to get into place. They’re one of the more tedious things you have to cope with before getting the family on the road.<p>But Volvo’s new child seat concept isn’t bulky, and it isn’t hard to fix to the …

Apple Initiates iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program [Updated]

Apple has initiated a recall of some iPhone 5 models because the Sleep/Wake button may "stop working or work intermittently", according to an Apple statement given to <i>The Loop</i>.<p>The company has created a special support website for the recall where customers can enter their iPhone serial number and …

Heartbleed Bug: How To Update All Your Passwords In Just 10 Minutes

By now you’ve heard all about the catastrophic Heartbleed bug and how it has siphoned passwords, credit card numbers, emails and other data to the vampires who would drain all of us dry. From your love life (OKCupid) to your tax returns, there’s a lot at stake.<p>Since 66% of web servers are …

LaCie Unveils Three New Thunderbolt 2 Storage Solutions for 4K Video Editing

LaCie unveiled three new and updated Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions at the annual NAB trade show this weekend, with the 8big Rack, 5big and 2big geared towards 4K video editing and other professional media uses.<p>The LaCie 8big Rack is the company’s first Thunderbolt 2 rackmount storage solution, …

PayPal Here liberates on-the-go payments with an app-based solution

PayPal is set to change up the way Australians make credit card payments on the go, with a new mobile payment system known as PayPal Here.<p>While …

OWC Debuts First Intel Xeon Processor Upgrades for 2013 Mac Pro

Back in January, OWC confirmed that the 2013 Mac Pro's processor was socketed and removable, theoretically allowing for future upgrades, which are now available by the company. As of today, OWC is allowing users to send in their Mac Pros for both processor and memory upgrades.<p>Processor upgrades, …