Albert Einstein was a pretty smart guy. OK, that’s understating it just a tad: He was a genius who completely changed our knowledge of how the universe works. However, when Einstein was coming up with his theories for how the universe worked, he had to rely on mathematical thought experiments since there was no way at the time to physically test his ideas. In fact, one of Einstein’s wildest theories was last year observed for the first time ever thanks to the work of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. More →
OK Go are known for making crazy music videos but what they’ve pulled off with their new video for “Upside Down Inside Out” is the craziest thing they’ve done yet. The band went on an S7 Airlines flight and shot the entire video in zero gravity, which let them pull off a bunch of crazy stunts. This really has to be seen to be believed. More →
Google Fiber isn’t available in a lot of markets yet but that apparently hasn’t stopped Comcast from preemptively freaking out about it. Reddit user TheBen91, who lives in future Google Fiber city Atlanta, this week posted a flier he received from Comcast that told him to not “fall for the hype” about Google Fiber and to stick with Comcast instead. In short, the flier is so hilariously pitiful that I almost feel bad for Comcast just looking at it.
Domino’s has always been on the edge when it comes to creating unique pizzas that look part delicious and part terrifying — recall the Domino’s Oreo Dessert Pizza if you need a refresher. Per Brand Eating, Domino’s China has produced a new fish stick pizza that looks 100% terrifying and 0% delicious. Just look for yourself below.
HTC has had a very bad time of it over the past year and it’s hoping it can turn things around with its 2016 flagship phone. A new rumor posted over at Android Headlines claims that HTC is going to wait a bit to unveil its new device until after rivals Samsung and LG have already shown off their 2016 flagship devices at Mobile World Congress. This means that we won’t see HTC’s newest phone until April 11th, according to Android Headlines. More →
We’ve seen lots of images of cosplayers dressed as their favorite video game characters in the past but how many of them have actually tried to live out the action inside the game? A viral video posted by YouTuber Base37 shows a group of friends who dress up as popular characters from Mario Kart and then actually race scooters through a shopping mall right as it’s opening. More →
HBO on Wednesday revealed that HBO Now, the standalone streaming service designed specifically for cord cutters, has only around 800,000 subscribers. This is obviously well below the number of subscribers that HBO has for its bundled cable TV channel and also well below the number of total Netflix subscribers. In all, this is seen as a disappointing start for HBO Now, which was unveiled a year ago as a game changer that could help bring about the end of pricey cable bundles.
The question is, why is HBO Now struggling? More →
Were you thrilled by Coldplay’s performance at the Super Bowl? Ha, ha, ha, of course you weren’t! The ultimate nice-guy band from the U.K. gave a less-than-pulse-pounding performance of some of their hits at Sunday’s big game before both Bruno Mars and Beyonce came onstage to steal the show. Fellow Brit John Oliver was as unimpressed with Coldplay’s performance as most Americans were and he positively nuked the band this week during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. More →
Tesla doesn’t quite have the same mystique that Apple does but it is still a company that inspires a lot of intrigue. An anonymous Reddit user claiming to be a former Tesla employee who worked at a retail location recently had an Ask Me Anything session over at /r/teslamotors and he offered an illuminating glimpse into what it’s really like to work for Tesla. The employee posted his original offer letter from Elon Musk as proof of his former employment, although he didn’t answer any questions on future products since he’s still under a nondisclosure agreement. More →
Google knows Android has a reputation for not being the most secure platform around, which may be why it decided this week to help out Android users by posting a list of four essential tips for making their devices more secure. While some of these tips may be obvious for power users, they nonetheless contain some very useful information that newcomers to the platform should know. More →
Every year smartphone owners beg companies to build phones with better batteries and every year these companies only give us lighter and thinner devices that still deliver mediocre battery life. Will this ever chance? If a fuel-cell developer called Intelligent Energy has any say, we could have smartphones whose batteries last up to a week within the next two years. More →
Even though last year’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were incredible phones, they nonetheless failed to reverse the overall decline in Samsung’s smartphone sales. What’s more, some Android users were annoyed that Samsung took away features like support for microSD cards that had been staples of its previous flagship devices.
If the recent leaks about the Galaxy S7 edge’s specs and features are right, however, then it seems that Samsung will have delivered a dream device for Android fans. More →
When Martin Shkreli, the rat-faced former executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, decided to pick a fight publicly with legendary Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah, you just knew hilarity would ensue. And sure enough, Ghostface Killah posted a video on Facebook today in which he absolutely tears Shkreli apart piece by piece. More →