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  • ‘True Detective’ Motion Posters Unveiled (GIFs)

    ‘True Detective’ Motion Posters Unveiled (GIFs)

    One of the most under-the-radar developments of the last few years is the “motion poster,” which takes the aesthetic of movie posters and spices them up with some 21st century animation. True Detective motion posters, the show being a grim and darkly philosophical television program for adults, might seem like a weird promotional choice, but nevertheless a […]

  • Trobla: A Wooden Amplifier for Smartphones

    Trobla: A Wooden Amplifier for Smartphones

    You might be familiar with the trick of putting your smartphone in a bowl in order to enhance its acoustical reach and quality. I bring it up only as a reference to how much better a “bowl” expressly designed for this purpose could do the job, which in a way is the idea behind Trobla, […]

  • ‘Black Mass': Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger Movie Gets Trailer (Video)

    ‘Black Mass': Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger Movie Gets Trailer (Video)

    Johnny Depp’s been having a little bit of a rough stretch lately, ever since high-profile flops like Mortdecai and The Lone Ranger. But he seems to be roaring back to relevance with his role as real-life gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, an upcoming “action drama” that just had a trailer hit the internet. The trailer shows a familiar […]

  • ISIS Has Declared War on Nike

    ISIS Has Declared War on Nike

    It would be pointless to go into any of the geopolitical nuances of radical Islamic group ISIS in this space, but their sphere and our sphere have intersected, and it’s definitely worth noting. Recent Twitter interactions involving the group have indicated that Nike is now on their “no-list,” and members caught wearing the brand risk […]

  • Hello: Caller ID & Call Blocking App From Facebook for Android (Video)

    Hello: Caller ID & Call Blocking App From Facebook for Android (Video)

    The advance of technology has only made a call from an unfamiliar number more unsettling than ever. But the people at Facebook have developed a new Android app that will hopefully cut down on this scary phenomenon. It’s called Hello, and it integrates information from your Facebook account for caller ID and call blocking. On the latter count, one […]

  • Kurt Cobain’s Old Apartment Listed on Airbnb (Photos)

    Kurt Cobain’s Old Apartment Listed on Airbnb (Photos)

    There’s an HBO documentary about Kurt Cobain coming out next month, so it must be part of the zeitgeist that his old Los Angeles digs are now up for rent on Airbnb, so you could potentially stay in the same apartment where Cobain wrote “Heart-Shaped Box” the next time you’re in LA. Given Kurt Cobain’s […]

  • Flyte Levitating Light Bulb Now Raising Funds

    Flyte Levitating Light Bulb Now Raising Funds

    Picture the coolest light bulb of all time, and it’s still just a light bulb. What does it do? What good is it, compared to other light bulbs? Where’s that “wow” factor? Well, Flyte has that last thing more than covered, billed as “Levitating Light” and appearing to deliver on that lofty promise. The force that allows […]

  • Amazon Destinations: Amazon Launches Short-Term Vacation Service

    Amazon Destinations: Amazon Launches Short-Term Vacation Service

    According to recent statistics, 40% of vacations taken in the United States are to destinations within driving distance of the home, and last three nights or fewer. It’s that 40% of vacationers that Amazon is targeting with a new service, called Amazon Destinations. Amazon Destinations helps users in three US cities find potential vacation destinations within […]

  • Marvel x adidas “Quicksilver” adizero Prime Boost (Photos)

    Marvel x adidas “Quicksilver” adizero Prime Boost (Photos)

    The latest adidas collaboration might be of interest to you even if you don’t care about the brand. That’s because the other half of this particular collaboration is Marvel, the entertainment powerhouse behind the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron and current ruler of the world. It’s the Marvel x adidas “Quicksilver” adizero Prime Boost, part of a […]