Learning that Santa Claus isn't real is a hard enough pill to swallow. Now, imagine having to come to terms with your own mortality while watching the 1982 short film The Snowman as a toddler. Sarah McKoewn of Northern Ireland captured her son Lucca's reaction as the movie came to a close. Show More Summary
A man at New York City's LaGuardia Airport was removed from a plane after the Christmas spirit turned out to be too much for him. As he was boarding American Airlines Flight 1140, headed to Dallas on Tuesday, an airline employee wished...Show More Summary
Amateur athletes use fitness bands like the Fitbit to track their adrenaline-fueled adventures and then brag to friends. Others use the band to count their footsteps and the calories they burn. Drugmaker Biogen Idec is exploring ways...Show More Summary
Shachar Gilad is the Founder/CEO of SoundBetter – the leading marketplace for music production services. Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out...Show More Summary
This man gives voices to the voiceless.
Turns out that a long list of negatives — decreased innovation, reduced productivity, mood changes, and difficulty in focusing — are linked to people not getting enough sleep. Not to mention the links to obesity, high blood pressure,...Show More Summary
Mozart in the Jungle proves Amazon can deliver a commercial hit webseries.
Bitcoin was a terrible investment this year, but that hasn’t stopped non-profits from asking for them anyway. Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Khan Academy and now even Burning Man will take those bitcoins off your hands in the form of a tax-deductible donation. Show More Summary
Like some of our grouchier readers, [PodeCoet]’s Digital Sub-Systems professor loathes everyone strapping an Arduino onto a project when something less powerful and ten times as complicated will do. One student asked if they could just...Show More Summary
So you got a drone for Christmas (or an unmanned flying vehicle, as the FAA likes to call it, or a quadcopter, if you prefer). That’s awesome. But don’t just head into your backyard and try to fly it without any preparation (unless it’s one of those Parrot MiniDrones, of course). Show More Summary
Happy holidays everyone, however you celebrate it: Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, kickin’ Kwanzaa and a tipsy New Year! We trust you’re in the company of family and friends, stuffing your faces and giving and receiving in the best spirit of … Read more ›
First and foremost, on behalf of the writers, editors, and management at MakeUseOf, I would like to extend a heartfelt Happy Holidays and New Year to each and every one of you. Whether you’re a long-time fan of MakeUseOf, or a brand new reader who just arrived, you already know that at MakeUseOf, we’re a little different than most tech sites. Show More Summary
Happy Christmas! As a holiday gift to you, we’re delighted to share a very special interview between Gary Brecher — aka the War Nerd — and Mark Ames. An “around the wars in 60 minutes,” if you like. Pull up a comfy chair, pour yourself some mulled wine and click the play button below to hear the whole thing. If you’re in a reading mood, the full transcript […]
Though hackers tried as hard as they possibly could to prevent its release, the most talked-about movie of 2014 can now be seen in theaters. Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Interview” is showing in small theaters across the country beginning on Christmas Day, and here’s a complete list of every theater showing the film. Show More Summary
On Dec. 25, when you are four glasses deep on spiked eggnog and contemplating your life choices up to this point, remember that you're not alone Other people just like you will also be soaked in holiday-induced ennui, and the best thing...Show More Summary
Today, Sony released "The Interview" in about 300 theaters in the US. If I were you, I wouldn't go see it. I rented the movie online yesterday, and wasted nearly two hours watching the movie just to see what all the fuss was about. I think I laughed twice, and both times were at the beginning when Eminem makes a cameo and comes out as gay. Show More Summary