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  • The Ocho: ESPNU Changes Formats for 8/8

    The Ocho: ESPNU Changes Formats for 8/8

    One of the very best things about the 2004 film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is its depiction of ESPN8 “The Ocho,” a clearinghouse for every obscure athletic competition known to man. Unfortunately for lovers of professional arm-wrestling and bowling trick-shot contests, ESPN8 isn’t a real channel – until today, when ESPNU is switching up […]

  • ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3 Teaser Trailer (Video)

    ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3 Teaser Trailer (Video)

    I’m just going to put this out there, right off the bat, so I don’t have to fake it like I can tell some of the other less scrupulous culture writers out there are doing: I haven’t seen Mr. Robot. To be even more honest, I lost interest as soon as I found out that […]

  • Black Insomnia Black Hydro: Caffeine-Infused Mineral Water

    Black Insomnia Black Hydro: Caffeine-Infused Mineral Water

    Not everybody likes to down coffee after a workout, even it’s of the iced variety. Energy drinks carry their own baggage, too but the people at Black Insomnia coffee have come up with a caffeine-infused mineral water designed to replenish electrolytes and give you a much-needed jolt of their infamous caffeine at the same time. […]

  • Trompe L’oeil Technical Wetsuit by Thom Browne

    Trompe L’oeil Technical Wetsuit by Thom Browne

    The classic suit and the wetsuit have more in common than you might immediately imagine. They’re both dark, sleek, functional, stylish, and slick, and they both make the wearer feel somewhat like James Bond when worn correctly. Now, the suitmasters at Thom Browne have come up with a hilarious combination of the two: The Trompe […]

  • Hyperface: An Artificially Intelligent Mask Displays Human Emotions

    Hyperface: An Artificially Intelligent Mask Displays Human Emotions

    Most people were born with masks over their skulls that are able to, among other things, visually display emotional states. They’re called faces, but a designer named Eun Kyung Shin has come up with a 21st century, well, let’s call it an enhancement to the standard face: It’s called Hyperface. The experimental Hyperface is a […]

  • ALL Controller: “The World’s First Universal Gamepad” (Video)

    ALL Controller: “The World’s First Universal Gamepad” (Video)

    A universal video game controller is kind of like a perpetual motion device or a completely clean fuel source – a holy grail thought by some to be unattainable by science. But now it has been achieved – the ALL Controller, billed as “the world’s first universal gamepad” by its creators at Digital Depth. The […]

  • ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ by Telltale Games Coming Soon (Trailer)

    ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ by Telltale Games Coming Soon (Trailer)

    Last year, Telltale Games introduced Batman: The Telltale Series, an interactive point-and-click adventure that let players guide Batman through a mystery that valued deductive reasoning and detective skills over fists and Batarangs. Now it’s time for a sequel, and the new trailer for Batman: The Enemy Within is all about the threat posed by the […]

  • Kanazawa Ice: Japanese Scientists Invent Melt-Free Ice Cream

    Kanazawa Ice: Japanese Scientists Invent Melt-Free Ice Cream

    I’ve always had a kind of faith that technology would eventually solve all of society’s problems: Wealth inequality, hunger, war, climate change, disease, etc etc etc. But never in my wildest, most optimistic fantasies did I ever dream that scientists would one day crack the problem of melting ice cream. But they evidently have, and […]

  • ‘Death Wish’ Remake with Bruce Willis: Trailer (Video)

    ‘Death Wish’ Remake with Bruce Willis: Trailer (Video)

    The original 1974 film Death Wish depicted New York City as a totally violent, crime-ridden dystopia. Now, 43 years later, the United States has a president that seems to have gotten much of his ideas about the world outside his own golden castle from movies just like it, so I guess it’s weirdly appropriate that […]