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  • ‘Roma': Upcoming Alfonso Cuarón Film Gets Mysterious Teaser (Video)

    ‘Roma': Upcoming Alfonso Cuarón Film Gets Mysterious Teaser (Video)

    Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón’s last movie, Gravity, was basically an old-fashioned star vehicle, with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney drawing crowds into a claustrophobic chamber piece about the terror of space. His next movie doesn’t have any stars or a nifty scifi hook, so Netflix is going the mysterious route in advertising Roma in advance of its premiere on […]

  • Arcade1UP Cabinets Cost $299 (Video)

    Arcade1UP Cabinets Cost $299 (Video)

    Generally speaking, if you want an authentic arcade cabinet in your house you’re going to have to pony up. But the people at Tastemakers and Gamestop have come up with a relatively affordable way to turn your place into a mini Richie Rich style mansion: A line of arcade cabinets called Arcade1UP, priced at just under […]

  • ‘I Am Paul Walker’ Documentary Coming to the Paramount Network (Trailer)

    ‘I Am Paul Walker’ Documentary Coming to the Paramount Network (Trailer)

    The ‘I Am‘ series of documentaries from Paramount continues with I Am Paul Walker, an ode to the late actor’s life and work. And as the installment’s official tagline demonstrates, his life is a pretty important part of that equation: “Father. Humanitarian. Friend. Paul Walker’s was a life fully lived, and his legacy of kindness and […]

  • Pizza Hut Testers Keepers: Get Paid to Eat Pizza Hut

    Pizza Hut Testers Keepers: Get Paid to Eat Pizza Hut

    Some may dismiss Pizza Hut and the other big pizza delivery chains as peddling soggy, mediocre pie to the masses, perhaps by saying “you couldn’t pay me to eat that garbage.” Well, now that’s more than just a figure of speech, since there’s reportedly a “Pizza Hut Testers Keepers” program that lets you get paid […]

  • Opener BlackFly Electric VTOL Vehicle (Video)

    Opener BlackFly Electric VTOL Vehicle (Video)

    Flying cars … it seems like every month or two some company or another promises that they’ve finally cracked this long-delayed promise of the future, from Metropolis through Blade Runner and beyond. The latest is Opener, who have unveiled their own plans for an electric VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) vehicle that will be roughly the same difficulty level […]

  • ‘The First': Sean Penn Comes to TV (Trailer)

    ‘The First': Sean Penn Comes to TV (Trailer)

    2018 continues its parade of unlikely, downright impossible events. Sean Penn, after years of commitment to the movie star lifestyle, is actually doing a TV show. And I’m not talking about some self-referential cameo Larry Sanders, I mean a full-on leading role in a Hulu TV series called The First. Here’s what it’s all about: “Set in […]

  • Oddball: “The Drum Machine Crammed in a Ball” (Video)

    Oddball: “The Drum Machine Crammed in a Ball” (Video)

    I’m a big fan of Brian Eno, whose specialty (or at least one of them) for the last few decades has been setting up music that creates itself with minimal direct guidance. So if anyone out there can forward this to him, I think he’d appreciate it: Oddball, a drum machine that also acts as a […]

  • Krispy Kreme Birthday: Get A Dozen for a Dollar

    Krispy Kreme Birthday: Get A Dozen for a Dollar

    This Friday, July 27th, Krispy Kreme is celebrating its 81st year of bringing donuts to the people. And for the occasion, they’re going to bring a lot more donuts to a lot more people, with a Krispy Kreme Birthday promotion that allows you to get a dozen donuts for a buck (with the purchase of […]

  • ‘Massimo Listri: The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries’ from Taschen

    ‘Massimo Listri: The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries’ from Taschen

    Personally, when I think about libraries, I think about cozy suburban branches, or massive modern downtown libraries, rather than the opulent cathedrals of learning that have been around for hundreds of years. Still, in browsing around the new Taschen joint Massimo Listri: The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries, I can see the appeal of the latter. As […]

  • Sun Flame-Grilled Whopper at Burger King Kuwait (Video)

    Sun Flame-Grilled Whopper at Burger King Kuwait (Video)

    I’m writing this from my adopted hometown of Austin, Texas, which is currently in the midst of a soul-destroying heatwave, with high temperatures reaching into the 110s. It’s nearly unbearable, but at least I can tell myself that it’s not hot enough to grill a Whopper using the sun’s rays. For that, you have to […]