Taiwan's HTC has unveiled an updated version of its 5-inch Butterfly smartphone that comes equipped with a bigger battery, more powerful processor and the company's BlinkFeed homescreen. The Butterfly s, introduced Wednesday, appears to have the same build as its predecessor, the Butterfly J, and uses a 1080p 5-inch screen. Show More Summary
A 1994 video of Steve Jobs discussing his legacy has bubbled to the surface this week. It was shared by YouTube user EverySteveJobsVideo and we found it via MacRumors. This is a never-before-seen clip from a 20-minute interview originally...Show More Summary
("That guy on the right? Yeah, let's go with him." Photo via Getty Images.) Although Hector Lombard's UFC career hasn't exactly gotten off to the start he probably hoped it would, it appears that the former Bellator middleweight kingpin...Show More Summary
To call the Barbarian Group's "Cinder" project a mere "coding platform," — which, technically, it is — is a huge injustice. It's more like a massive multi-media animation dashboard for gigantic outdoor spectacles. But it also works in one-off apps on iPads. Show More Summary
Last October Illusion Labs sort of casually announced that Touchgrind 2, the sequel to their mega-hit iOS skateboarding game, was in the works. The original Touchgrind [$4.99 / $7.99 (HD)] was a landmark in the iPhone's history, showing the impressive 3D visuals and multitouch controls that the device was capable of all the way back [...]
If you haven't heard, today is Fed Day. The FOMC will announce its rate decision at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a press conference from Chairman Ben Bernanke. The U.S. central bank is expected to stand pat while talking more seriously about QE tapering as early as September's meeting. Show More Summary
This photo circulated yesterday of Courtney Stodden (literally) “taking the bandages off” after her breast augmentation surgery. Haha. Yes, very medical. All the doctors nod their heads: we know. But wait, breast augmentation surgery?! She already had big breasts, and also she is only allegedly 16 years old! You can read the full “story” if [...]
You know those signs above subway doors that warn passengers not to lean against them? Well, it seems Russia has found a foolproof way of enforcing that seldom adhered-to rule: Eliminate the doors. Read more...
One very special principal, Roger Boddie, is retiring after 36 years as principal of Hingham Middle School in Hingham, Mass. In this video, originally posted to YouTube on June 11 By Hingham Community Access & Media, Boddie think he’s giving the community film crew a...
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Monday night, two groups of researchers released independent reviews of a back surgery device made by Medtronic, the $16 billion (sales) medical device giant. They found the product, Infuse, was no more effective than the older technique it was meant to replace and it carried added risks. Medtronic had commissioned the analyses itself. And their [...]
Set in the 1980s, Anchorman 2 sees Ron Burgundy and the rest of the San Diego news team move to New York City to work at a 24-hour news network. Also Brick Tamland finally finds his soulmate (and it’s not a lamp). Link
Not sure how last night’s Late Night skit with Jimmy Fallon ties into Brad Pitt’s World War Z, the Paramount tentpole that comes out Friday. Maybe Pitt is stumping for a role in Les Miserables 2?
To hell with James Franco and Zosia Mamet. This is exactly why Indiegogo was made.
Joshua Kirk reviews music on the internet. His work has received praise from artists like Ryan Adams, Dr, Dog, Jason Lytle, and The Avett Brothers. He is 12-years-old. This is his story.
There is no franchise in any of the four major sports that includes the term loyalty in their day-to-day operations. Except one. The Detroit Red Wings have made a habit out of developing, grooming and keeping great players for the duration of their careers. Show More Summary
We all know that starting and running a small business is not an easy adventure. With so many different tasks and areas of the business to focus on each day, many of us are simply trying to keep our heads above water, all while wondering ‘Isn’t there an easier way’? Well, when it comes to... Show More Summary
The Joe Danger games have offered up top-shelf vehicular hilarity on consoles and touchscreens for the last two years. Now, Hello Games’ physics-happy stunt racing franchise finally comes to PC on June 24 th via Steam. You’ll be able to race with Team Fortress avatars and speed your way through a Minecraft level in this version, too. Read more...
EXCLUSIVE: After getting his start doing VFX work on projects including District 9 and The Watchmen, Canadian filmmaker Dan Gaud has his eye on directing. Here is a look at his calling card, Tonight I Strike, is a $15,000 futuristic short with about 60 VFX shots that he executed on a laptop computer in a short he shot in seven days. Show More Summary
This year's elections underscore the dynamic yearning of Iran's masses for liberal reform, economic recovery, and constructive relations with the outside world.