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This Lying Down Desk Is Roughly 10,000x Better Than Standing Desks

(8) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 11:26 AM

Thought standing desks would be the way of the future? Well, a company in Japan is about to give the alternative desk solution a run for its money.

Sanko Co.'s "Lazy Desk" is now available for preorder online. The product, priced at 8,980 yen (about $90), aims...

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Everything You Need To Know Before Seeing 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

(14) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 4:27 PM

Just days remain before "Guardians of the Galaxy" arrives in theaters. The next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a noticeable departure from the rest of the superhero movies in the franchise. This may leave many fans wondering what they may have missed in the lead...

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Daniel Radcliffe Disguised Himself As Spider-Man To Hang Out At Comic-Con Anonymously

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 5:04 PM

Daniel Radcliffe just Peter Parker'ed himself.

Apparently, the actor dressed himself in a Spider-Man getup -- complete with face mask -- and walked around at the San Diego Comic-Con convention in secret.

Radcliffe was in town for a panel on his latest movie, “Horns,” when he seized the opportunity...

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This iPhone App Lets You Turn Any Photo Into An Emoji

(3) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 5:20 PM

It was only a matter of time: Now you can be an emoji, thanks to a new app.

Imoji, posted to the App Store on Thursday, allows iOS users to turn the pictures they take -- or save -- into emojis for iMessage. What’s more, The Next...

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Now You Can Unlock Your Smartphone With A Tattoo You Won't Regret

(36) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 3:20 PM

Moto X smartphone users can now unlock their device by tapping it against a so-called "digital tattoo."

On Tuesday, Motorola Mobility released a video showing off its latest smartphone accessory. Not quite a tattoo, in the permanent sense, the item is actually an adhesive bandage equipped...

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Lucy Lawless Joins Cast Of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

(5) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 2:42 PM

Lucy Lawless is joining Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for season two.

TV Guide has learned that the former “Xena: Warrior Princess” star will be joining the TV series in an unspecified role this fall. Perhaps not surprisingly, Marvel is remaining pretty tight-lipped about her role and how...

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'Cloud Atlas' Author Releases New Short Story Entirely On Twitter

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 4:27 PM

Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell has released an original short story entirely on Twitter in order to promote his new book, The Bone Clocks.

Mitchell, who rarely uses the Twitter account, started tweeting the story on July 14. Throughout the course of six days and

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First 'Annabelle' Trailer Is Seriously Creepy

(8) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 6:28 PM

Prepare to be terrified.

The first teaser for the spinoff to last year’s “The Conjuring” has arrived, and it may be the scariest trailer of 2014.

The demonic doll Annabelle, which The Hollywood Reporter notes was a supporting character in the 2013 horror flick, was one of...

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Weird Al Tries To Teach Fox Business Reporter How Internet Comedy Works

(119) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 1:29 PM

When "Weird Al" Yankovic stopped by Fox Business on Thursday to promote his new album, he ended up having to explain the economics of Internet comedy.

Yankovic has been all over the Internet the past few days, releasing one music video per day from his new album, “Mandatory Fun."...

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Facebook Is Just Giving Away Free Internet To Some Teens

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 3:52 PM

Facebook is giving students access to the Internet.

On Tuesday, the company announced a new pilot program to provide free Wi-Fi access to high school students in Forest City, North Carolina, a Facebook data center site. The company is working with a North Carolina-based nonprofit...

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Marble Statue Looks Exactly Like Ron Swanson, But Was Carved In Mid-1800s

(4) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 3:41 PM

A Reddit user has discovered a marble statue that looks like Ron Swanson -- exactly like Ron Swanson.

The marble statue, posted to Reddit by user tmcdizzle827 on Tuesday, bears an uncanny resemblance to Nick Offerman’s character on the NBC series “Parks and Recreation.” The only thing...

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Travel Between Tokyo And San Francisco In 83 Awesome Seconds

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 4:41 PM

What a view!

This time-lapse video lets you see the sights on a flight from Tokyo to San Francisco in less than 90 seconds.

Posted July 10 by YouTuber psp747, the video takes the viewer on a journey across the Pacific -- from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to...

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Hier ist eine Weltkarte mit Städten, deren Namen an Sex erinnern

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 6:13 PM

Überall gibt es Orte, deren Namen irgendwie anzüglich klingen: Tittenkofen, Petting oder Ludersheim zum Beispiel.

Nimmt man englische Sexbegriffe, gibt es sogar noch viel mehr unabsichtlich anrüchige Ortsnamen. Der Geotechnologe Gary Gale hat eine Liste dreckiger Ortsnamen erstellt und daraus eine Weltkarte erstellt. Und die hat es...

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The Myo Armband Wants To Kill Your Computer Mouse

(9) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 5:35 PM

The Internet is falling hard for a new hands-free gadget that lets you control your computer without a mouse.

A startup called Thalmic Labs is on the verge of releasing the Myo, an armband that allows you to interact with a computer through motion commands. Sensors in the device measure...

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Just TRY Not To Laugh At This Map Of Dirty-Sounding Places From Around The World

(181) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 5:36 PM

Finally, an interactive map designed for everyone’s inner 12-year-old.

Geotechnologist Gary Gale compiled a list of dirty-sounding or crassly named places in the world and put them on a map, titled “Vaguely Rude Place Names Of The World,” for everyone to enjoy, the Verge notes....

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First Spectacular Supermoon Of 2014 Will Peak This Saturday

(18) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 5:05 PM

Not one, and not two, but we've got a summer full of three "supermoons" ahead of us -- and the first one is set to peak this Saturday at 7:25 a.m. EDT.

These supermoons -- July 12, Aug. 10 and Sept. 9 -- will appear even bigger and...

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This GPS Program Finds The Prettiest Route, Not The Shortest

(5) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 7:33 AM

Sometimes the journey is better than the destination.

While GPS units typically map the shortest path between two locations, researchers at Yahoo have developed a way to find the most "beautiful" route. Their new mapping algorithm determines the prettiest locations within a given area and plots the most...

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Marty McFly's Hoverboard Is Going Up For Auction

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 6:54 PM

Marty McFly’s hoverboard from “Back to the Future Part 2” is going up for auction in October.

Radio Times reports the iconic film prop, which is currently valued between $17,000 and $26,000, is one of many pieces of classic film memorabilia that will be auctioned off at London’s...

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Jimmy Fallon Spends The Least Time Talking To Guests: Analysis

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 5:56 PM

It seems someone is forgetting the "talk" part of "talk show" (not that we mind).

Jimmy Fallon spends the least amount of time talking to guests out of other late night talk show hosts -- at least according to Stephen Winzenburg, a communications professor at Grand View...

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This Woman's Mirror Art Makes For The Most Creative Selfies We've Ever Seen

(7) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 2:29 PM

Anyone can take a mirror selfie, but Helene Meldahl takes things to the next level.

The 26-year-old has been inserting herself into some fantastic mirror artwork for about a year and posting the results to her Instagram account, Mirrorsme.

“I guess I’ve always been doodling...

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