Why Do Jellyfish Stings Hurt

Amazing microscopic slow-motion video shows you exactly why jellyfish hurt so much

By on August 18, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Amazing microscopic slow-motion video shows you exactly why jellyfish hurt so much

Have you ever been stung by a jellyfish and wondered to yourself how a mindless blob of tentacled sea goo possibly hurt you that much? A new video posted by SmarterEveryDay explains how jellyfishes’ tentacles are equipped with organelles called nematocysts that extend whenever they come into contact with something else and inject venom directly into it. More →

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Swing Copters Gameplay Trailer

Footage from Flappy Bird creator’s crappy new game shown for the first time

By on August 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Footage from Flappy Bird creator’s crappy new game shown for the first time

It was only a matter of time before Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen unleashed another crappy mobile game onto the world, although there’s no guarantee that he’ll ever score another hit like 2014’s shockingly addictive Flappy Bird. TouchArcade scored some exclusive footage from Nguyen’s new game Swing Copters and you’ll be unsurprised to learn that it looks just as crappy as Flappy Bird did. More →

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Steve Ballmer Clippers Speech

Ballmer’s speech to Clippers fans is just as hilariously insane as you hoped

By on August 18, 2014 at 4:42 PM.

Ballmer’s speech to Clippers fans is just as hilariously insane as you hoped

“I got five words for ya… I. Love. This. Basketball team, YEEEEAAAAAAH!!!” If that’s the kind of opening pep talk you expected out of former Microsoft CEO and new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, then you probably won’t be too disappointed with the real thing. In his opening remarks to fans of the NBA team, Ballmer talked about how much he loves Los Angeles and explained why he loved fans for loving the Clippers due to their underdog status compared with the crosstown Lakers. More →

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HTC One M8 For Windows Leaked Picture

Leaked pic gives us a new look at the best-looking Windows Phone we’ve ever seen

By on August 18, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

Leaked pic gives us a new look at the best-looking Windows Phone we’ve ever seen

This is it, Windows Phone fans: You’re finally getting a premiere flagship smartphone this year, even if it did come out for Android months earlier. WPCentral has posted a brand-new picture of a retail display for the upcoming HTC One (M8) for Windows that we expect will officially launch on Tuesday at HTC’s press event in New York. As you can see below, the device looks exactly like the Android version of the device but is now clearly running Windows Phone as evidenced by the Windows Phone user interface and the Windows logo at the bottom of the display. More →

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Elon Musk Ice Bucket Challenge

Elon Musk engineers the most elaborte ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ contraption we’ve yet seen

By on August 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

Elon Musk engineers the most elaborte ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ contraption we’ve yet seen

Given his engineering chops, we shouldn’t be surprised that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk concocted the most elaborate contraption we’ve yet seen for an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video. More →

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Why Did Windows 8 Fail

This might be the perfect obituary for Windows 8

By on August 18, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

This might be the perfect obituary for Windows 8

We know from well-connected Microsoft reporters and even directly from Microsoft employees that Microsoft knows it stumbled badly with Windows 8. Indeed, the Windows 8 brand has become so toxic that the company’s employees have reportedly dubbed it “the new Vista.”  More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Long-suffering Comcast customer gets his problem fixed only after his story goes viral on Reddit

By on August 18, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

Long-suffering Comcast customer gets his problem fixed only after his story goes viral on Reddit

Comcast has racked up an impressive tally of customer service horror stories that have gone viral on social media over just the last month. The latest such story involves a customer who tried in vain for 6 months to get assorted problems fixed and only really got Comcast’s attention once his story hit the front page of Reddit. More →

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Best iPhone Trade-In Deals

Incredible trade-in deal could net you $350 to spend on the iPhone 6

By on August 18, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

Incredible trade-in deal could net you $350 to spend on the iPhone 6

Looking to get an iPhone 6 off-contract but don’t have much money saved up for it? No problem — just head over to Gazelle and you could get up to $350 for trading in your old iPhone. AppleInsider notes that Gazelle “has just launched its most aggressive price-lock promotion yet: up to $350 for your old iPhone if you lock in a price quote today.” More →

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iPhone 6 Reversible USB Cable

Incredibly cool iPhone 6 feature seemingly confirmed by new leak

By on August 18, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

Incredibly cool iPhone 6 feature seemingly confirmed by new leak

Last week we started seeing evidence that Apple’s iPhone 6 Lightning cables would feature reversible USB, marking the first time that an Apple smartphone would come with this particular feature. Now uSwitch, in conjunction with iPhone leaker Sonny Dickson, has published some pictures of the iPhone 6 USB cable’s retail box that it says clearly shows the new cable will feature reversible USB. More →

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iPhone 6 Sapphire Display

You may have to wait a while to get a truly scratch-proof iPhone 6

By on August 18, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

You may have to wait a while to get a truly scratch-proof iPhone 6

I scream, you scream, we all scream for an iPhone 6 with a scratch-proof sapphire display. However, a new research note from J.P. Morgan flagged by AppleInsider indicates that we may have to wait a bit to get our hands on the sapphire display-equipped iPhone 6. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps Download

5 fantastic paid iPhone apps that you can get for free right now – a $12 value!

By on August 18, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

5 fantastic paid iPhone apps that you can get for free right now – a $12 value!

As part of our never ending series of features designed to help you find terrific free iOS apps, we’ve found five more apps that were previously paid that have now gone free for an undetermined amount of time. Taken together, these five apps used to cost $12 total but you can now get every single one of them for free if you act right this minute. More →

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Best Android Apps Last App Switcher

Now you have an insanely simple way to quickly switch between Android apps

By on August 18, 2014 at 8:50 AM.

Now you have an insanely simple way to quickly switch between Android apps

Do you wish that you have a quick and simple way to switch between your favorite Android apps that doesn’t involve returning to the home screen or clicking on the notifications center? If so then you may want to check out Last App Switcher, a brilliant new app that works for your apps the same way the “Last Channel” button works on your TV remote control. More →

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Moto X+1 Leaked Photo

Leaked Moto X+1 front panel shown side-by-side with original Moto X

By on August 15, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Leaked Moto X+1 front panel shown side-by-side with original Moto X

We won’t have to wait much longer to find out what Motorola’s Moto X sequel will look like but a new leak posted on HelloMotoHK’s Facebook page gives us a pretty good idea of just how big it will be. More →

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