Game of Thrones is falling apart before our eyes
HBO's greatest show of all time has been in steady decline and Sunday night's episode was practically unwatchable. What in The Known World is going on?
It’s 2016 and you’re seriously still using a wired keyboard. How is that even possible? There is absolutely no reason to stay tethered to your computer tower and we’re going to show you a deal that will ensure there are no possible excuses for sticking with that tired old tech. From now until the end of the day on Saturday, June 4, Amazon is selling the HP Wireless Classic Desktop Keyboard and Mouse for just $20.99 with free Prime shipping. More →
Apple’s MacBook Pro hasn’t seen a compelling refresh in quite some time, but that’s all about to change later this year. As we covered just last week, Apple later this fall is planning to release a completely revamped MacBook Pro outfitted with a Touch ID sensor and an OLED display panel located where the function keys usually reside.
I never needed to buy a smartphone that had “military-grade” protection, but not all smartphone users are alike. Some people may value insanely complex security – or they just like the idea of using something that’s “military-grade.” The Solarin, pictured above, is supposed to be a high-end phone that has high-end security features built in. Unfortunately, it comes from a company that has no track record, it costs $14,000, and it’s not really as high-end as you would have hoped. More →
I’ve never really got the point of wireless charging phone cases — I’d rather plug my phone in on a nightstand, and the cases themselves add all sorts of bulk. But pair a wirelessly-charging battery case with a magnetic phone holder for your car? That’s all sorts of clever.
One of the biggest reveals to come out of Google I/O two weeks ago was Google Home, a voice-activated virtual assistant meant to rival the likes of Amazon’s Echo. The device was met with a great deal of fanfare, but a new report from The Information might be enough to put a little damper on the excitement.
While it’s no secret that most TV watchers hate spoilers, Game of Thrones fans in particular seem hellbent on avoiding spoilers like the plague. This, of course, shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that few TV shows seem to engender the type of passion one typically encounters from fans of HBO’s popular fantasy drama.
With that as a backdrop, telling a Game of Thrones fan what type of plot twists lie ahead is one of the most creative and cruel types of nerd revenge we can think of, something that Reddit user Khaleesiscorned recently learned the hard way.
SpaceX successfully landed one of its reusable Falcon 9 rockets on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean last week, marking the company’s third consecutive success. Sending cargo to the International Space Station and then landing the rocket used to transport it is just one step SpaceX is perfecting, as it moves forward with its daring plan to conquer Mars. The company intends to land on the Red Planet as soon as 2018, in order to explore Mars in preparation for a future manned mission to the planet. More →
Anyone with two functioning eyes and one half-decent brain cell watching the broadcast of new Top Gear on Sunday knows that the show was bad. But how do you put that kind of terrible into words?
Luckily, the internet has experience crapping on other people’s endeavours, so I’ll let the collected crowd-wisdom do the talking.
Amazon is going crazy with deals on networking gear today, and the site’s bargain on the ASUS Wi-Fi Router with Data Rates up to 1900 Mbps (RT-AC68W) is definitely worth mentioning. This crazy-fast router typically retails for $160 and it offers killer range and terrific reliability that make it well worth that price. Today only, however, it’s on sale for $119.99 with free Prime shipping More →
VW is having some “public relations issues,” a delicate way of saying that the automaker lied to the federal government and thousands of customers about emissions. But don’t worry, because VW’s R&D department is all over fixing those pesky emissions.
According to German publication Handelsblatt, VW will be building a “multi-billion euro” factory dedicated to electric vehicles, a rival facility to Tesla’s vaunted Gigafactory. The idea, presumably, is to pivot smoothly from being a company known for its low-emissions diesel vehicles, to one known for its zero-emission EVs. Unfortunately, I suspect consumers’ memories last just a little longer than VW thinks.
Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic universe might be the most ambitious shared universe ever attempted, but it’s certainly not the first. In fact, there are dozens of movies throughout the history of cinema with unexpected connections (some more tenuous than others) that you might never have noticed.