Attractive nose stylus lets you use your smartphone if your hands are busy
Smartphones are great for multitasking, but the bitch is that you’ve only got 2 hands. What if you’re trying to eat and drive and use your phone all at the same time? You’ll probably need something like this handy and attractive nose stylus, because email and text messages can’t wait dammit.
NATO air strike kills the shit out of Gaddhafi's son and grandkids
In a recent shift from simply protecting the population to actively going after Muammar Gadhaffi, a NATO air strike this evening leveled a house where Gadhaffi was staying. The bombs destroyed the residence and killed Saif al-Arab Gadhaffi, the youngest son of Muammar Gadhaffi and three of Gadhaffi’s grandsons, but the Libyan leader himself was unharmed.
In 1983 and 1986, YouTube user RailroadPacific, a German tourist, visited a much grittier New York City and shot some amazing footage of the subway, Times Square, Chinatown, and the never to be seen again view of the city from atop the World Trade Center.
Anonymous hacks into the US Chamber of Commerce, makes off with thousands of documents
Earlier today, Anonymous dumped 1.2gb of documents on the internet, hacked from the US Chamber of Commerce. People are still going through the mountain of data, but it looks like that most of the documents are from the Michigan based group, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Marvel's upcoming Marvel Universe Online MMO will be free to play
What with the Marvel empire marching ever forward, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before there was a Marvel MMO. On Friday, the company announced that it is working on an MMO called Marvel Universe Online to directly compete with DC Universe Online and it will be free to play.
Is "Django Unchained" the name of Quentin Tarantino's next movie?
Years ago, Quentin Tarantino defined his next couple movies as “his WWII film”, which was of course Inglourious Basterds and then “his Western”, which we know that he’s been working on a script for currently. Or perhaps more accurately, Uma Thurman described the film as a “southern”, in that it takes place during the same period of time as a Western (late 1800s) and has some cowboys and whatnot in it, but that it takes place more in the south than in the west. Okay.
Preview of WoW patch 4.2, including tier 12 armor sets
Patch 4.1 has only barely been out for a week and Blizzard’s already releasing lots of details about patch 4.2, which will focus on the Firelands and the fate of Thrall. In the next patch, after Thrall and the Earthen Ring have more or less stabilized the situation at Mount Hyjal, a mysterious assassin infiltrates the Ring and strikes down Thrall and sunders his spirit into four pieces, tossing them into the four elemental planes.
Or you could just drop a whole box of toothpicks on the floor.
The current options for parents who want to test their children for autism require waiting until the child is at least two, though parents often don’t report anything odd to doctors for several more years later. But a new test could help to detect autism spectrum disorder in just a few minutes when the child is an infant.
Portal 2 hasn’t been out for but a week and a half and Valve has already announced the first DLC pack, which will be free across all platforms. This will be adding additional levels and competition modes to what is already a very freeform title. One can only hope that they will be adding on the ability to submit custom levels so the userbase starts to create the insane platforming that the game is capable of.
The DLC is currently scheduled to be released Summer 2011
Hey, Stubblecat here again.
What's your favourite short, snappy dirty joke? Here's mine:
Q: How is a woman like Kentucky Fried Chicken?
A: Once you're done with the breasts and thighs, all you're left with is the greasy box.
I think this might be a good weekend thread.
A man sits down at a bar and orders 10 shots. Bartender goes “Jesus, you celebrating something?” The man answers, “Why yes, my first blow job” The bartender congratulates the man and offers the 11th shot on the house. The man, however, declines the offer. “If 10 doesn’t get rid of the taste, 11 sure as hell won’t”.
Also, here’s a really awful “I like my women” joke that might make people unfriend me on FB: “I like my women like I like my wine. 10 years old and room temperature.”
Could Google Chrome OS be the next big threat to Apple?
Even if Apple is currently beating out Microsoft in overall profit and company worth, it still has barely made a dent in its roughly 10% share of the desktop OS market. That’s a number Apple’s fine with, as they stopped really competing with Microsoft in that arena when they became a general gadget company. But when Google releases the Chrome OS to the public later this year, it could very easily take a chunk out of what little piece of the non-mobile OS pie Apple has.
You guys have friends across the pond correct? Me and my girl (you've posted a video of us singing together, search die hard ihc-ers) are taking our instruments over there for a month. spain, france, the uk, amsterdam, a bunch of places. BUT we are super broke, and counting on busking to make food money. if anyone over there has ideas of where to play on the street, or in a club... that would be amazing.
Any European IHCers out there that can help this wandering minstrel?
Meet the REAL real life superheroes that protect the hookers of New York City
Several times before, we’ve profiled “real life superheroes” that are really nothing but untrained, basement dwelling comic book nerds who feel super cool walking around town in a Halloween costume and with a can of pepper spray telling people to use the crosswalk. But real superheroes come out of necessity, not just because some dork gets a boner making his own costume.
A gigantic 8000 by 8000 pixel screen is coming to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago
The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is undergoing some renovation, the centerpiece being a massive 8000px by 8000px screen in the Grainger Sky Theater. This would give Adler the largest seamless digital screen in the world, and at 8000 by 8000, it’s twice as wide and four times as tall as a traditional movie screen.
Thing you should watch: GameTrailer's "Pop Fiction"
If you’re a regular visitor to GameTrailers.com, this is probably not new. The series has been ongoing since May of last year, but it’s definitely worth a watch or few if you’re not familiar. It’s sort of like a video game version of Mythbusters, only much shorter, with only a voiceover, no Kari Byron and no explosions. But it does examine and try to verify or bust old video game myths. So I guess that’s really the only similarity to Mythbusters. Whatever… it’s good. Watch it.
So it’s been about a week since my last post, but I’ve been busy busy busy with work and the like. A few days ago, I went online and purchased my tickets to fly out for the convention. I managed to find a good deal, because I’m a cheap bastard and don’t like to pay a lot of money for anything other than video games and food. All I have left to do is make a list of stuff I need to take and reserve my hotel. Thirty-five days remain until I fly out…
NASA scrubs next-to-last shuttle launch til no earlier than Monday
Hell… I was all ready to post a link earlier today so you could watch the Endeavor shuttle launch and then NASA went and postponed it, as so often happens. Going into space is risky business and the slightest change of weather or the slightest thing that’s out of place, no matter how possibly inconsequential is a reason to recheck everything. So, Endeavor’s last flight has been postponed until at least Monday if not later.
Documentary of the day: "The New Sound of Music" (1979)
The New Sound of Music is a great documentary (in four parts) about the emerging electronic instruments in 1979, back when everyone was all like “oh god, computers are going to destroy music”. I dunno, maybe they were right.
The original radio cast of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is going on tour
Huge… HUGE news for fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. So you know right that Hitchhiker’s Guide was a radio show before it was a book before it was a series before it was a radio show before it was a movie, right? Well now it’s going to be a traveling stage show with the original radio show cast reprising their roles live, many of which were in the 1981 BBC mini-series.
The brand new Transformers 3 trailer is... it's a trailer
I’ve been pretty light on posting trailers for Transformers 3, mostly just because I don’t really care a whole lot about Transformers 3 at this point. But this is the most complete trailer to date, and it’s got all the explosions and giant robots and Shia the Beef and Francis McDormand you could want.
If you’ve got an Xbox 360, there’s a brand new service on your machine today— Hulu Live. It does mean another paid service that you then have to have Xbox Gold (also paid) to use, but if you’re already paying for both services, it’s one more opportunity to use your 360 more and more as a multimedia machine. And you do get this first week for free if you want to just check it out.