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Annotated Anime: Himouto! Umaru Chan episode 8

Just as Nagato Yuki-chan is entering summer, Himouto! Umaru-chan is entering winter as this episode features all the anime tropes of bringing out the kotatsu, visiting the shrines, and a good ol' colourful party that makes our real life party's look lifeless and monochrome. Show More Summary

As Islamic State destroys antiquities, a rush to get 3-D images of what's left

In recent months, the terrorist group Islamic State has destroyed some of most significant historical and archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria. Some of the ravaged antiquities and cultural monuments date back thousands of years. They include UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as castles and temples....

Asus Announces the VivoStick PC - A Cherry Trail Compute Stick

15 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

At IFA 2015, Asus is announcing their first PC in the 'compute stick' form factor, the VivoStick PC. As a recap, the Compute Stick form factor is the x86 version of the popular ARM-based HDMI sticks. The first generation x86 Compute Stick came from Intel and used a Bay Trail-T SoC. Show More Summary

Should 'Connected TV' Be Embraced?

Summary: Connected TV is when your actual TV or TV-watching experience includes a TV that is either hooked up to the internet (Smart TV) or has a over-the-top (OTT) element, like Android TV, RoKu, Apple TV, and the like. According to...Show More Summary

'American Horror Story: Hotel' news: Ryan Murphy reveals three new creepy teasers

"American Horror Story" fans just got a few more glimpses of scenes to be unveiled in the "Hotel" as it premieres this October 7.

Apple Pay now works with over a dozen more banks and credit unions

12 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Apple’s official list of participating banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay has grown by more than a dozen today. This means that even more people can start using Apple Pay to pay for purchases using the iPhone 6 or Apple Watch at hundreds of thousands of participating merchants. Apple Pay also allows in-app purchases […]

What will happen to Kentucky clerk Kim Davis?

Despite a Supreme Court ruling that compelled a Rowan County clerk in Kentucky to give out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis refused to comply once again on Tuesday morning by denying marriage licenses to everyone. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis claims her religious convictions do not allow her to grant marriage licenses to

Tom Brady jokes about his ‘enjoyable offseason’

14 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

New England Patriots quarterback hasn’t said a whole lot publicly as DeflateGate drags on, seemingly for eternity. But during the team’s charitable foundation gala at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday night, he was asked during a panel discussion if he had done anything cool over the offseason to celebrate the team’s Super Bowl win. “Yeah, it’s […]

Washington Redskins Preseason: Week 4 Stock Report

As usual, it's all about the men under center for the Washington Redskins, even during the final week of preseason. To say the week has been kind to one quarterback and unforgiving for the other would be a mild understatement. Making a change at football's most important position even buys a stock boost for beleaguered head coach Jay Gruden. Show More Summary

Buffalo Bills GM accused of going 'rogue' when he cut a star player who'd been there for 9 seasons

The Buffalo Bills' decision to cut 34-year-old, former star running back Fred Jackson was not unthinkable, but it was somewhat surprising. As NFL teams round down to their 53-man rosters, the Bills decided to part ways with Jackson and his $2.5 million salary after nine years. Show More Summary

New Apple TV to Start at $149, Feature Universal Search With Siri

Apple is set to introduce the next iteration of its Apple TV lineup at next week's September 9 media event, alongside the expected announcement of new iPhones, and a previously rumored feature is gaining additional traction today with...Show More Summary

Here's How You Can Get a Shirtless Selfie With Zac Efron and Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen and Zac Efron are currently shooting Neighbors 2 in Atlanta, but they're finding time in their busy shooting schedule for some charity. They're supporting Rogen and wife Lauren Miller's Hilarity For Charity (which raises awareness...Show More Summary

The Carver Twins Hit the Road, Harry Shum, Jr. Dances His Shirtless Workout, Gregg Sulkin’s #MCM: CELEBRITY INSTAGRAM

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The Carver twins roadtrip is powered by 1993, Harry Shum, Jr.'s abs aren't just for show, Gregg Sulkin's #MCM is Shawn Mendes, No Homo

HYPOTHESIS: LEFTIES FAVOR GUN CONTROL BECAUSE THEY LACK SELF-CONTROL. White House staffer indicted…

HYPOTHESIS: LEFTIES FAVOR GUN CONTROL BECAUSE THEY LACK SELF-CONTROL. White House staffer indicted on assault charges. A White House staffer has been indicted on assault charges stemming from a dispute in which she allegedly fired a gun at her U.S. Capitol Police boyfriend. Police say Barvetta Singletary texted her boyfriend to meet at her home […]

As Global Growth Slows, The Dow Jones Industrial Average Goes Down

Cue The Drudge-Siren : The NYSE put Rule 48 in effect to “smooth” the market opening Monday morning. Oh, the glorious smell of idiots panicking in the morning. Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures were off by somewhere between 300 and 400 points Monday morning as the birds happily sang and the grass grew in its bedewed verdure. Show More Summary

Double Murder On Winthrop Overnight

We don't have a lot of information, but the papers are reporting that two men were murdered this morning at around 2:15 on the 5000 block on Winthrop. Readers say that there is yellow police tape around the parking lot north of Argyle on Winthrop.According to the Sun-Times, the two victims were 32 and 34. Show More Summary

Alex Ferguson Said €45M for 19-Year-Old Proved 'Game Has Gone Mad' in 2012

Manchester United's deadline-day signing of Anthony Martial—for £36 million, or close to €50 million, as the BBC report—certainly got people talking. But it would be interesting to hear what Sir Alex Ferguson thought of it. The former...Show More Summary

Kansas City Royals lose two players to chickenpox

10 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Two Kansas City Royals - All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios - have been diagnosed with chickenpox and will be away for at least two weeks to make sure no one else on the team comes down with it.

Yet another new video format touted

13 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This one is open-source and royalty-free, and has the backing of Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix. Read the rest

Google Unveils New Logo, Wikipedia Bans Bad Editors… [Tech News Digest]

Google brightens up its logo, Wikipedia breaks protection racket, Amazon Prime lets you download videos, Colbert voices Waze, CBS streams NFL, and Jimmy Kimmel makes enemies of gamers. Google’s New Logo Splits Opinion Google has unveiled a brand new logo which looks markedly different from the previous logo. Show More Summary

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