Most Popular Baby Names Anakin

American parents are increasingly naming their kids after Darth Vader

By on August 25, 2015 at 11:20 PM.

American parents are increasingly naming their kids after Darth Vader

OK, nerdy parents — this time you may have gone too far. Per Entertainment Weekly, it seems that the name “Anakin” last year climbed into the top 1,000 baby names among American newborns. According to the official list of popular baby names generated by the Social Security Administration, 218 newborns were named Anakin last year, which makes the name as popular as Emmet, Baylor and Judson. Overall Anakin was the 957th most popular name in the U.S. last year after ranking 1,234th in 2013. More →

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Facebook Virtual Reality Jimmy Kimmel Video

Video: Jimmy Kimmel shows why virtual reality Facebook will be an absolute nightmare

By on August 25, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Video: Jimmy Kimmel shows why virtual reality Facebook will be an absolute nightmare

We all know that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is fascinated by virtual reality, which he sees as the next big platform for social networking. But what would a virtual reality version of Facebook really be like? Jimmy Kimmel on Monday pondered how the typical Facebook experience would translate to a VR setting and the results were truly a nightmare that we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemies. More →

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Ashley Madison Hack Lawsuit Filed

Things are getting worse and worse for Ashley Madison

By on August 25, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Things are getting worse and worse for Ashley Madison

As we’ve mentioned before, notorious cheating website Ashley Madison is extremely screwed. If you still somehow believe that Ashley Madison will somehow come out of its massive hacking crisis unscathed, then you’ll be sobered by two new developments in the story.  More →

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Flamethrowers For Sale XMatter Ion Productions

Go get your $900 flamethrower now before the government bans them

By on August 25, 2015 at 5:35 PM.

Go get your $900 flamethrower now before the government bans them

Last month, we brought you exciting news that a company called XMatter has started selling flamethrowers on the consumer market for surprisingly affordable prices. What made this even more amazing was the fact that selling such flamethrowers to Ma and Pa America is 100% legal and without restrictions in all but two states. However, Ars Technica reports that some governments have suddenly realized that giving people unrestricted access to flamethrowers that can spit fire 50 feet in the air might not be a great idea… and this revelation has only sparked more people to pick up flamethrowers while they’re still legal. More →

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BGR-iPhone-6-camera

The iPhone 6s leak we’ve been waiting for: Partially assembled device caught on video

By on August 25, 2015 at 4:46 PM.

The iPhone 6s leak we’ve been waiting for: Partially assembled device caught on video

We’re very close to the launch of the iPhone 6s and now MacRumors has obtained several images and a video that show the partially assembled device along with many of its key innards. This is without a doubt the leak we’ve been waiting for all summer. More →

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Galaxy Note 5 Vs. iPhone 6 Speed Test

Video shows the Galaxy Note 5 can’t keep up with the iPhone 6 despite superior hardware

By on August 25, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Video shows the Galaxy Note 5 can’t keep up with the iPhone 6 despite superior hardware

If you were to pit the Galaxy Note 5 against the iPhone 6 in terms of raw specs, the Note 5 would clobber Apple’s 2014 flagship phone. As we’ve seen in the past, however, hardware specs don’t tell us everything we need to know about a phone’s performance. More →

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Motorola Moto X Pure Edition Camera

More proof that the new Moto X is the phone Android fans have dreamed of all year

By on August 25, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

More proof that the new Moto X is the phone Android fans have dreamed of all year

Earlier this week, we pointed to a preview of Motorola’s 2015 smartphone cameras that claimed the new devices have cameras worthy of being in the same conversation as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the LG G4. Now we’ve stumbled upon an older but more thorough look at the Moto X Style’s camera that was posted by Digital Photography Review late last month. The review is long but it makes clear that the new Moto X cameras are capable of holding their own with the top cameras of Samsung and LG. More →

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Consumer Reports Ground Beef Study

Consumer Reports explains why you should stop cooking burgers medium rare

By on August 24, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Consumer Reports explains why you should stop cooking burgers medium rare

Everyone loves eating a juicy hamburger that’s nice and red on the inside. However, a new study from Consumer Reports warns that eating non-organic ground beef medium rare could leave you very susceptible to several food-related illnesses due to a high concentration of bacteria in the meat. More →

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Motorola Moto X Play Camera Preview

The most encouraging news about Motorola’s new Android phones yet

By on August 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

The most encouraging news about Motorola’s new Android phones yet

Android fans already have plenty of reason to be excited about Motorola’s 2015 flagship smartphone models and a preview of Motorola’s new smartphone cameras from The Verge gives us our most encouraging news yet. While Motorola’s Moto X line has traditionally won praise from Android fans, its cameras have always left something to be desired, particularly when compared to the flagship phones of Apple and Samsung. Motorola promised that would change with the new Moto X Style and Moto X Play and it sounds like the company delivered in a big way. More →

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Ashley Madison Hack $500,000 Reward

Ashley Madison puts out $500,000 bounty on hackers who ruined its business

By on August 24, 2015 at 5:25 PM.

Ashley Madison puts out $500,000 bounty on hackers who ruined its business

To say it’s been a rough week for cheating website Ashley Madison would be an understatement. Hackers last week posted personal information for tens of millions of Ashley Madison users, including their names and email addresses. Days later, the hackers made things even worse by publishing internal emails from Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life, as well as the source code for Ashley Madison’s website and mobile apps. More →

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Electrode Massager Strapped To Face Video

We can’t stop laughing at this video of a guy who strapped an electrode massager to his face

By on August 24, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

We can’t stop laughing at this video of a guy who strapped an electrode massager to his face

You know what we love about YouTube? It’s a place where we can see people do stuff that we’ve always had too much common sense to try ourselves. YouTube user Paul Druck did just such a thing two years ago when he strapped an electrode massager to his face and zapped himself with electricity. Even better, Druck posted this wonderful little stunt online in a video that’s just now gaining traction on Reddit. More →

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Galaxy Note 5 Vs. iPhone 6 Plus Camera

Galaxy Note 5 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which is the smartphone world’s real camera king?

By on August 24, 2015 at 12:35 PM.

Galaxy Note 5 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which is the smartphone world’s real camera king?

When it comes to making world-class smartphone cameras, the real battle normally boils down to Apple and Samsung. PhoneArena last week had its readers participate in a blind camera comparison between the Galaxy Note 5, the iPhone 6 Plus, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and last year’s Galaxy Note 4. It turns out that the Galaxy Note 5 doesn’t just take the best pictures of any previous Galaxy Note handset, but it takes the best pictures of any other smartphone on the market today. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps August 24 2015

8 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on August 24, 2015 at 10:40 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

It’s a very, very bad Monday to have money in the stock market, so why don’t you cheer yourself up a bit by getting some paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free right now for a limited time? Check them out below and beat those Black Monday blues! More →

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