It is so much fun watching trucks wiping as their drivers try to speed them over gigantic sand dunes. And it’s even more satisfying when one of those trucks has a Nazi swastika painted on the top of it, as you’ll see in a new viral video posted on the Facebook page of Million Dollar Homepage-Lebanon. More →
How would you like to make some pretty easy money? Per The Arizona Republic, it seems that Google is paying people in Arizona $20 an hour to sit in the company’s driverless cars as they go back and forth between certain destinations. You won’t just be sitting by passively for hours on end, however, as you’ll have to be paying enough attention to take control of the wheel if something goes wrong. More →
The sadistic Islamic fundamentalists who run Islamic State are some of the absolute worst people in the world… but that doesn’t mean they can’t have soft spots in their hearts for children. Well, at least when it comes to indoctrinating children into their violent and twisted ideology.
Long War Journal brings us word that Islamic State’s “Library of Zeal” has developed its own Android app to help teach children the Arabic alphabet. But since this is ISIS we’re talking about, the app also teaches children the Arabic words for weapons including tanks, guns and rockets. More →
It seems like airlines like to nickel-and-dime you for everything these days, which is why you shouldn’t feel guilty about milking your flight for all it’s worth. Business Insider has done a terrific job of putting together a list of free things that you can get on many airlines and some of these freebies are things that I never expected. Basically, if you think that you always have to pay for beer and wine on your flight, you’re about to be pleasantly surprised. More →
Would you like to pay less for your monthly phone and internet bills? Of course you would — but you shouldn’t assume the same tactics for negotiating lower bills will work across all different carriers and ISPs. Expert shopper Kyle James has written a post over at WiseBread that gives you the lowdown on different strategies to use at some of the major ISPs out there including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon. More →
Google Fiber is set to have a big expansion year in 2016 but it looks like the game-changing internet service is already thinking of new ways to expand faster to new markets. A massive report about Google Fiber over at Re/code reveals more about Google’s ambitious plans to connect people to its service by placing antennas on top of light poles that will beam internet services right to their houses. Google Fiber will start testing out this technology in Kansas City in November, with the goal of having a network up and running by the end of next year. More →
Apple has been significantly increasing its spending on research and development in recent years, and we can safely assume that all that money wasn’t just going to the Apple Watch. Neil Cybart, one of the best Apple observers around, documents big increases in Apple’s R&D expenditures and suggests that the company is planning its “largest pivot yet.” More →
Virtual reality is all the rage these days, and if you have a VP headset then you’ll definitely want to check out a new video posted by AccuWeather that gives puts you right in the middle of a tornado chase. The action was shot with a 360fly camera near Wray, Colorado earlier this week and the storm chasers drive very close to it so we can see the base of the tornado tearing up its surroundings. More →
The nomination of Donald Trump has led to a lot of American interest in moving to Canada, although it’s unlikely that Canada is prepared to accept all the terrified refugees that will swarm across their border to flee a Trump presidency. That said, frightened Americans can take solace in the fact that there’s a new dating website that aims to hook us up with Canadians in the event of a Trump-related national emergency. More →
Regardless of how long it will actually take to ship, the Tesla Model 3 is definitely the talk of the auto industry so far this year. After racking up over 400,000 reservations, the Model 3 has shown it has the potential to significantly disrupt the auto industry and pave the way for the future of electric cars.
Motor Trend recently took a trip to Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada and got some exclusive photos and video footage of the Model 3, while also getting some new commentary from Tesla representatives explaining the car’s design. More →
Oh, Jon Stewart. How we have missed you.
The former host of The Daily Show has been retired for months now, but that doesn’t mean he’s not following the news. In particular, he seems to be following the remarkable success of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump very closely. Appearing on David Axelrod’s “Axe Files” podcast this week, Stewart tore into the presumptive Republican nominee and said he wasn’t sure it was constitutional for a “man baby” to become president. More →
Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, sure has killed a lot of bad guys over the course of several Marvel movies. Not only has Iron Man killed people in his own movies but he’s also caused plenty of mayhem in the Avengers movie franchise as well.
YouTube user Mr Sunday Movies has done yeoman’s work by putting together a compilation of every single Iron Man kill that not only includes human opponents, but robots as well. More →
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. But what if there was a kind of ice cream that could actually make you scream? The CrazyRussianHacker recently tried to make a unique brand of homemade ice cream by mixing whipped cream with liquid nitrogen. While this is not something that everyone should try for themselves at home, it’s definitely an interesting way to make ice cream much more quickly than through the tedious process you normally have to go through when making it. More →