The cell phone may have replaced the pocket watch, but thanks to some clever mods and hacks, "old-fashioned" time telling is making a comeback. Smart watches that connect to your mobile device cannot only tell you what time it is, but also change the song you're listening to and let you know how many Facebook notifications are waiting for you. Frank Zhao, an electrical engineering student at the University of Waterloo, decided to do something a little different with his LED pocket watch. It h...
Update 1: Evad3ers have released a statement to the jailbreak community, claiming that the safety and security of their users is the most important thing to them and that all speculations about malware being encoded into the jailbreak is simply not true. You can read the full letter over at Evasi0n's site.
Instagram is not only a great platform to easily share some of your favorite moments with friends and family, it's a useful service for peering outside of your physical location. While you share a picture of your dog in Los Angeles, you can almost instantly view and like a picture someone posted of their breakfast in Tokyo.
The battery in the Samsung Galaxy S4 may pack 500 more milliamps per hour than the old S3 battery, but that doesn't necessarily mean more battery life. High-powered devices need lots of juice, and the S4 is definitely more powerful than its predecessor. The new battery can handle a third more in standby days, and over twice as much in talk time hours. But, when you live on your phone all day long, that means nothing. You're battery is still going to have a hard time keeping up with you.
I love my Mac just the way it is. Well, minus the fact that I accidentally deleted iPhoto and would now have to pay $14.99 to get it back. Other than that, my Mac is pretty sweet.
People take their Black Friday shopping seriously. Some of them are even willing to fight over it. Every year the stories get crazier and crazier, and someone always gets hurt (or even killed).
Humanity is standing on an infection precipice. As antibacterial resistant grows, we're running out of options, and a recent scary case of total antibiotic resistance is a frighting view of our potential future. In the end, it was septic shock that took the life of a 70-year old woman with an incurable infection. One of few such cases in the US, her death could nonetheless be the shape of things to come.
Taste is certainly relative. When you look at Central American architecture and notice all of the bright pastel colors, then move just a thousand or so miles to the north and see that buildings in the United States are mostly painted in earth tones, this becomes abundantly clear. Imagine if you were to switch hemispheres altogether—what would you see in East Asia?
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie their shoes in a cool way. This technique is also more faster than the normal shoe tying method. Begin by tying your laces into a cross. With your right hand, the lace goes from the shoe goes to your thumb, over the index and into your hand. With your left had, the lace goes from the shoe to your index, over your thumb and into your hand. Not just cross them over each other and pull. This video will benefit those viewers who have trouble tying ...
Yes—we're back with another roundup of totally kickass emblem designs. Why? Because there's so many of them, thanks to Treyarch's revamped emblem editor in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. There's more layers and brighter colors, which means more badass designs. If you missed the first roundup for Black Ops 2 emblems, be sure to check it out after this. This time, let's take a look at these impressive emblems, which include the Anonymous mask, an Angry Birds Iron Man hybrid, Cammy from Street Fight...
Creating your own emblem is a great way to show off your creative skills and show those stock-emblem clowns what's really up. And in the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Treyarch decided to revamp the emblem editor, so now you can make more colorful and elaborate emblems.
With only a few days left until Halloween, your options might be rather limited if you still don't have a costume. You may have laughed while some people spent the entire month of October painstakingly crafting their ridiculously detailed costumes, but now that the big day is so close, the joke's on you because you still have nothing to wear.
For some people, a costume is just a necessary prerequisite to get into Halloween parties. If you're female and you're going the sexy route, it's not too hard to find something to wear, but transforming yourself into something terrifying takes a little more work.
In order not to be a total social outcast and scare off the ladies, it's super important to have a decently sized grab bag of dance moves you can bust out on the dance floor at a club. Whether it's simple sidestepping or complicated partner dancing, ladies love men with confidance and rhythm.
Forget using glue or wallpaper paste, the best recipe for paper mache uses nothing more than flour and water. There's no set ratio, just mix what you think looks right. The key to this recipe is boiling the paste after you have mixed it.
Getting pulled over sucks, even when you're in a normal car. Just imagine how these teenagers felt when they were pulled over for driving their wooden car without a license! They also got a citation for not having a speedometer or side indicator lights, but if that's all that's keeping their DIY vehicle from being street legal, I'm already impressed. Photo by WTF.nl/Zaanstreek-Waterland Police
So cool, so cool, you are so cool! Try out this Totally Cool cheer with Coach Lauren and the A-TV squad. There's a lot of clapping in this cheer, so get ready to make some noise! Follow along with this cheerleading how-to video to learn the Totally Cool cheer.
Localizing a game is a task many do not fully understand. Not only do localizers have to translate the games they work on into a different language, but they have to translate it into a different culture as well. Oftentimes art assets, plot elements, and menu systems are changed to suit regional sensitivities. Japanese media tends to have their common drunkard characters removed or censored in American versions, for example.
Extremely impressive. I want me some of Jimmy's magical bird song impersonation skills.
Insanewiches proves there are endless ways to dream up a sandwich- some slightly more edible than others. Get inspired (or nauseous):
Ok... so this is a CAKE! site... but I'm open to lots of desserts... and these Japanese Kit-Kat flavors are just too weird. Check it out:
Rodarte is an L.A. based fashion brand, headed by the Mulleavy sisters. Their pieces are known for their amazing materiality, gothic deconstruction, and beautifully ombréd fabric. The sisters have collaborated with Target, the Gap, outfitted many celebrities, and have been featured in the New Yorker, among various other publications.
Worried about a zombie apocalypse? Of course you are, we all are! This tongue in cheek video divulges the steps you'll need to take should zombies begin roaming the earth. Using clips from horror movies, this video shows you the right way to hide from zombies and even explains who you can trust. Learn what weapons work on zombies and how to cripple them and most importantly, destroy their brain! Nobody wants to get bitten by a zombie, learn how to escape, travel and even how to recognize if o...
Last weekend, some unlucky Gmail users inadvertently had their email accounts wiped out. Actually, it was 0.02 percent of all Gmail users—or roughly 40,000 of the 200 million who use the email service, due to an "unexpected bug" which affected copies of the data. Gmail does make backup files of everything, so eventually everyone will reclaim their email history. In fact, as of yesterday, Google has successfully restored all information from their backup tapes and has started returning everyon...
Longboarding is one of the most fun things that you can do in a dry, hilly, sparsly-populated (if you value your life) area. This video will teach you how to do a cool downhill longboarding trick, a toeside predrift. It's gnarly, dangerous, and totally awesome.
Turn your American Apparel Le Sac dress into a cute Gathered Mini. It's a fun look and really easy to accomplish. The Le Sac dress has at least TWELVE different configurations for you to enjoy, which means more closet space, and less laundry! It can be a totally new dress each day of the week. Follow along and get this easy, sexy style that's perfect for summertime.
You're not going to be good at Parkour and freerunning if you are wearing the wrong type of shoes. This sport depends totally on your feet, so make sure they are outfitted in the best soles possible. In this tutorial, learn how to choose your shoes so that you get the highest jumps, the slickest runs and the coolest tricks.
In this clip, learn how to perform the "ferris wheel" with your Zippo lighter. You will learn how to toss an unlit Zippo into the air and spin it, and then catch it lit. You will fully rotate your lighter just like a ferris wheel and look totally rad, from now on, everytime you light a cigarette.
You may know how to cut and sand plywood, but bending it is a totally different skill set you need to master, but this woodworking how-to will show you the right moves in seven easy steps. In the video, a bend is being applied to plywood for a curved chair leg, but this method could be used for any kind of plywood bends.
The Cheshire cat from "Alice in Wonderland" has always beguiled and confused us. Such a cute, round kitty could never mean us any harm, right? Maybe not. The evil kitty's mischevious grin is enough to give us the willies.
One of the new areas that you can access in Dwarf Fortress 2010 is Hell itself. This video will show you how to get there and what to do when you do.
This video will show you how to build and use hospitals to take care of your dwarves in Dwarf Fortress 2010. It also discusses what happens when you abandon and then reclaim your fortress.
In this video, you'll learn about the basics of using your military to defend your fortress, in this case against a dinosaur attack, in Dwarf Fortress.
This Dwarf Fortress 2010 video will show you how to design a basic, effective fort, and also explain how channeling and farming work.
The release of Dwarf Fortress 2010 introduced many great changes to Dwarf Fortress, and this video will bring you up to speed on them. It also covers the beginning of a game, including preparing your dwarves, choosing a fortress site, and getting into caves.
This video will give you an overview of a successful endgame fortress from Dwarf Fortress, giving you tips on achieving a similarly successful fortress throughout.
In this video you will see the results of the creator's preivous attempts to use a cave-in to trap demons in their peculiar chamber, then learn how the Justice and Economy systems work in Dwarf Fortress.
The best way to deal with demons in Dwarf Fortress in to seal them in their peculiar chamber by creating a cave-in above it. This video will show you how to do just that.
This video will show you how to make and use siege weapons and disarm enemies in Dwarf Fortress. It also includes an arena battle at the end for kicks.
Magma is valuable but dangerous stuff in Dwarf Fortress, and this video will teach you still more about how to handle it. It also covers how to build bridges, floodgates, and levers that will link up and create effective dwarven infrastructure.