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This Game Company Sold 30,000 Boxes Of Bull Poop As A Black Friday 'Deal'

Cards Against Humanity, which bills itself as a "party game for horrible people," decided that it wanted to help potential customers "experience the ultimate savings" on Black Friday by taking its game off its website completely.  Instead, though, the site offered a bizarre and hilarious "deal": It sold boxes of bull poop for $6 each.  Truly. Show More Summary

This Working Flying Car Prototype Is Absolutely Stunning

Flying cars might not be science fiction for long. Stefan Klein and Juraj Vaculik, cofounders of a company Slovakian startup called AeroMobil, have created a beautiful prototype that has already been on several successful test flights.  We touched base with Klein and Vaculik to hear more about their amazing vehicle. Show More Summary

The iPhone 6 Is Killing The Need To Own An iPad

Pocket, a service that lets people save stories and videos to read/watch later, published data on how user habits are changing thanks to the bigger screens on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. Show More Summary

There's An Easter Egg In The New 'Star Wars' Trailer (DIS)

The trailer for the new Star Wars movie, "The Force Awakens," debuted Friday. And geeks around the internet have already discovered an Easter egg. The end of the trailer shows Han Solo's ship, the Millennium Falcon, the same ship he had in the old movies. Show More Summary

New Details On Apple's Giant-Sized iPad Might Have Just Leaked (AAPL)

Apple's much-rumored 12.2-inch iPad isn't expected to debut until 2015, but we may already have some new details about its hardware. Japanese magazine Mac Fan just published schematics that reportedly show the tablet's design, and blog Mac Okatara posted a copy of the document online (via MacRumors). Show More Summary

How To Use Google To Keep Track Of Your Online Shopping Sprees (GOOG)

Doing a lot of online shopping for the holidays? Google gives you a quick and easy way to keep track of what you've purchased through your Gmail account. Instead of sorting through your inbox and checking each receipt individually, you can Google "my purchases" and Google will access data from your email. Show More Summary

Why I Taught A Legendary Street Fighter Moment To My College Writing Class

Despite spending evenings masquerading as an online warrior named “GentlemanTryken” in Ultra Street Fighter 4, most people throughout my day refer to me as Professor Tullis. I teach English, reiterating to a diverse student population how to format essays, argue logically, and interpret literature. Show More Summary

The Apple Watch Has A Feature Called 'Complications' (AAPL)

Apple rejiggered its marketing site earlier this week to show off some of the features of the upcoming Apple Watch, and one of the new pages notes a feature called "Complications." That's right — the Apple Watch will have a feature called "Complications." That's not quite as strange as it might seem to those of us who aren't hardcore watch people. Show More Summary

What It's Like Inside One Of Amazon's Massive Warehouses

Tis the season for holiday shopping. Black Friday follow by Cyber Monday and then several more weeks of last minute holiday shopping make for the most lucrative time of year for online retailers like Amazon. Already, Amazon's Thanksgiving sales were up more than 25% year-over-year, according to ChannelAdvisor. Show More Summary

Max Levchin: Photos Reveal The Beauty And Intensity Of Star Entrepreneur's Passion For Cycling

You may know Max Levchin best as one of the cofounders of PayPal, or the entrepreneur who sold one of his startups, Slide, to Google for millions of dollars. Or you might know him as the mastermind behind the potentially revolutionary companies Glow and Affirm. Show More Summary

We Just Learned A Little More About How The Apple Watch Will Work (AAPL)

The Apple Watch won't be released until 2015, but the company is already giving us a few new details on how its first smartwatch will work. Apple's marketing page has just been updated to provide a bit more clarity as to how the watch will integrate with your iPhone and Apple's various apps and services. Show More Summary

THE E-COMMERCE REPORT: Spending Habits, Cross-Device Trends, And The Mobile Web's Importance

It may come as a surprise that the mobile web is actually a more popular place to shop compared to e-commerce apps, which means having a high-performing mobile site is just as important as having a great app. In a new BI Intelligence...Show More Summary

This Online Game Will Let You Buy Control Over Real Human Beings

The world of online interaction is getting weirder by the day. There's now a crowdfunding campaign for a game that lets people "control the actions of a human avatar". Like The Sims, but for real. It's called "Omnipresenz" and the Indiegogo project launched on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Will Die Within 16 Years

The days of broadcast TV are numbered according to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Hastings said that while traditional broadcast TV has served a purpose in the past, on-demand streaming will cause broadcast TV to die off within the next 16 years. Show More Summary

Amazon's Thanksgiving Sales Were Reportedly Up More Than 25% This Year

Amazon's Thanksgiving sales were up 25.9% year-over-year according to data from e-commerce software company ChannelAdvisor. ChannelAdvisor will be tracking holiday sales for the "Cyber Five," meaning the five days starting from Thanksgiving and continuing to Cyber Monday. Show More Summary

Here's Everything Microsoft Predicted Correctly About Today's Technology Back In 1999 (MSFT)

Today, Microsoft is trying to keep up with other tech giants, but fifteen years ago, the company was regarded as a leader in technology. In 1999, Microsoft released a video segment about the connected home of the future. While the bulky...Show More Summary

You Can Now Buy One Of The Best Android Phones In The World

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is allowing anyone to order its much anticipated One phone regardless of whether or not you have an invitation. But here's the catch — you only have three days to do so. OnePlus announced the promotion on its website (via The Next Web) as part of its Black Friday special. Show More Summary

Sony Is Secretly Creating A Watch Made Of Electronic Paper That Changes With Your Gestures

Sony is working on a new smartwatch made of electronic paper that can change it's appearance depending on how you use it, The Wall Street Journal reports. The device, called the Fes Watch, is part of Sony's new project called Fashion Entertainments, which examines how electronic paper can be used to create fashionable wearable tech products. Show More Summary

The First 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Trailer Is Here!

The first trailer teaser for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is here and it's amazing! The 88-second teaser debuted on Apple's iTunes trailers. You can watch it here: Directed by J.J. Abrams, the film will reunite original "Star Wars"...Show More Summary

THE DRONE GIFT GUIDE: Drones For Every Budget [Up To 55% Off]

This year is going to be dominated by personal drones. Why? Because they’re incredibly fun to fly, and becoming increasingly affordable. Black Friday is bringing prices down even further — here’s a roundup of deals not to miss. We and...Show More Summary

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