by Susana Polo | 12:08 pm, August 28th, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. But worry not, because we’ve got your back.
What's with the name?
by Susana Polo | 12:08 pm, August 28th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 9:30 am, January 18th, 2013
If memory serves, we don’t know exactly when hover technology started being utilized by the masses. Though it’s somewhere between 1985 and 2015 if Back to the Future 2 is any indication. While we may have the technology, we’re nowhere near using it to make our cars fly but that didn’t stop one gentleman from trying. Matthew Riese raised over $5,500 in a Kickstarter campaign to fulfill his dream and complete the alterations on the DeLorean. But at least for this experiment, he did not need roads.
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:32 am, December 1st, 2012
When we first got my cat Dewey, he had a tendency to walk on my keyboard. I was surprised one day to find replies to my twitter stream asking if I was OK. Turns out, Dewey had sent a tweet on my behalf of complete gibberish thanks to me leaving Tweetdeck open. And it wouldn’t be the last time. But conceptual artist Voldemars Dudums decided to let some animals tweet on purpose, namely birds. Which couldn’t be more perfect considering Twitter’s mascot. How did he do it? He set up a Twitter account for them, @hungry_birds, and rigged a keyboard with snacks of pork fat. They now have over 5,000 followers. Watch them in action but make sure to pay attention to what Dudums says near the end of the video about the rest of us Twitter users. You can learn more at BirdsOnTwitter.com.
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:45 am, September 26th, 2012
She may be playing a warrior goddess, but Jaimie Alexander isn’t indestructible in real life. The actress, a.k.a Lady Sif, a.k.a. debatably the most badass part of Thor (and that includes the God of Thunder himself), has suffered a “horrible injury” on the set of Thor: The Dark World, now filming in London. There’s no word on what the injury on question is or what it was caused by (did she try and lift Mjölnir? No, wait, this is real life), but apparently it could have had some very permanent effects, at least judging from a Tweet she posted:READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 9:37 am, August 3rd, 2012
A week ago somebody asked me if I saw any of qualities of Batman in a friend of mine, and I was honestly stumped. See, I don’t spend much time thinking about Batman in relation to people I know personally, because, honestly, Batman’s about the last person I would ever want to have a personal relationship with.
Okay, maybe not the last person: it’s not like he’s going to slit my throat, douse me with fear gas, or snap my spine, but you know what I mean. The guy has next to zero interpersonal skills and even if he does like you, even love you romantically or as a member of his family, you’re a distant second in his mind to the amorphous entity that is Gotham City.
Plus, he’s like, really bad at video games.
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 11:08 am, July 23rd, 2012
There’s nothing quite like grade school grade grubbing — your friends think you’re annoying, your teachers hate you, and you eventually grow up to be one of those jerks who gun their hand up at every question in college (and everyone hates you then). But, perhaps there is sympathy to be had for kids like that. Maybe it wasn’t their fault they turned out to be so irritating, maybe we have parents like Catherine Venusto, a mother who hacked into her children’s school computer to change her son’s 98 to a 99, to thank for the world’s try-hards.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:43 pm, July 12th, 2012
I’m following the CW’s big Smallville follow-up, Arrow, with a sharp eye. Oliver Queen is one of my favorite characters (when written well) and I’d love to see this show succeed. The clips and trailers we’ve seen so far have been promising, with tons of action and a seemingly serious take on Green Arrow, but if this new clip from TVLine is to be believed, Arrow is going to be really serious. Deadly serious to be exact. Watch as Stephen Amell’s Ollie gets out of a sticky situation in this clip from the pilot episode.
by Jamie Frevele | 3:59 pm, July 1st, 2012
Penny Palfrey, a 49-year-old endurance swimmer, had set out to complete a record-breaking 107-mile swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys. But what set this feat apart from your typical 107-mile swim is that this one was taking place in shark-infested waters. And Palfrey was going to accomplish this without the protection of a shark cage. Around midnight, she cut her swim short with about 26 miles to go, but seriously, can we really call this woman a slouch? Really? Yeah, I didn’t think so.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 4:16 pm, January 20th, 2012
If you like Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, you’re going to be very happy about this: the Mythbusters hosts have announced that they’ll be producing a new show for Discovery called Unchained Reaction. The duo will serve as judges on the new show, which will pit two teams against each other while they build the most awesome Rube Goldberg device. And it looks like … yes. Yes, I read that right: there might be guillotines.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 1:57 pm, December 16th, 2011
For seemingly no rhyme or reason (or perhaps, sadly, a mental health reason), an unidentified 33-year-old man in Portland, Oregon was arrested after attacking Toys ‘R’ Us shoppers with a blue lightsaber. (Actual lightsaber not pictured above.) After swinging the toy weapon at people inside the store, he exited the store and headed into the parking lot, where cops met him … and where they were then attacked by a lightsaber. The holidays are getting to everyone, they are!READ MORE