A few short weeks ago, it seemed like The Pirate Bay might be gone for good. Then things took a turn in torrent fans’ favor when the site’s homepage came back online along with a digital timer that began counting down to February 1st. A hidden video of Arnold Schwarzenegger saying “I’ll be back” in Terminator 2: Judgement Day was an obvious suggestion that the service would indeed be making a comeback, and now it looks like it has taken a huge step toward finally making that comeback. More →
More bad news for HTC: it looks like Samsung’s next-generation flagship phone is going to rain on the HTC One M9’s parade. HTC is set to debut its most important Android smartphone of the year during a press conference on March 1st. A recent leak likely exposed the actual HTC One M9 for the first time and while it’s still a beautiful handset, it appears as though HTC is going to run into the same major problems it ran into last year when it comes to sales.
Apple revolutionized the music industry with the iPod and iTunes, but leadership is cyclical and the company fell behind the times as streaming music services like Pandora and Spotify grew more popular. iTunes Radio was Apple’s first real attempt to bring music streamers back to the Apple camp, but it apparently didn’t have quite the impact Apple was looking for… so it bought Beats for $3 billion.
Think that $100,000 BMW your neighbor just bought is overpriced? What if we told you that a single car just fetched a price of nearly $10 million at a recent auction in Arizona? Gooding & Company held an automobile auction this past weekend in Arizona and the 20 priciest cars sold for a staggering $115 million, combined. Of course, we’re not talking about Fords and Hyundais off the line here. We’re talking about rare and exotic collector cars that are among the most desirable automobiles in the world. More →
Last year was a great year for television, and for streaming replacements for television as well, but 2015 is already shaping up to be even better — especially if you’re a geek. Geek TV has officially gone mainstream and 2015 is going to be packed full of sci-fi shows, fantasy shows, comics-based shows and all sorts of other programming that would definitely not have been considered cool a few short years ago.
But what are the most exciting new TV and streaming series you should be getting ready to geek out over this year? More →
Google’s massive annual revenues are achieved thanks largely to its advertising network, but did you know the key acquisition the company made to build the network it runs today was only its third-largest acquisition? Did you know that YouTube, the biggest video network on the planet and the second most trafficked website in the world (behind google.com), was only Google’s fourth most expensive deal?
The Mountain View, California-based company has a long history of spending huge sums of money on big forward-looking bets. Some of those bets pay off in a huge way, obviously, while others never really end up panning out. Let’s take a look back at the 10 biggest acquisitions Google has ever made. More →
We hope you’re sitting down. Can you believe that the 13,532 square-foot mansion pictured at the top of this post is on the market for $29.5 million… and it’s only the twenty-fifth most expensive home that’s currently available for sale in the United States? We recently shared a list with you covering the 25 biggest mansions for sale in America right now, but size never correlates directly with price, of course.
So today, we’re sharing a new list with you that covers the 25 most expensive homes that are currently on the market. More →
Who would have thought that a simple video of a camera filming the monitor it’s connected to could be so endlessly fascinating? Photographer and YouTuber Jong Chool Do recently posted a video of just that — a camera, pointed at its monitor, moving. It sounds unbelievably boring, but it turned out to be absolutely mesmerizing. More →
As a life-long East Coaster, I am all too familiar with the perils of black ice. For those unaware, black ice is a phenomenon in which a thin layer of ice forms on top of a roadway or sidewalk. It’s called “black ice” because it’s practically invisible in the dark or in inclement weather, and not anticipating the presence of black ice leads to accidents all the time.
One such accident occurred earlier this week in Teaneck, NJ on I-95, and a driver managed to capture it on video as he narrowly escaped death. More →
Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free was a great one, and it was highlighted by the controversial app Neato that Apple had previously thrown out of the app store. Neato is still free along with several other apps on that list, by the way, so you might want to follow this link and snag them before you’re too late.
Today, however, we have a fresh new batch of iOS apps that are normally paid but are all on sale for free for a limited time. More →
Is it warm in here, or is it just us? The debate surrounding climate change, and specifically global warming, will rage on for years to come. There are certainly plenty of arguments on both sides of the fence, and neither side wants to concede any of its key talking points. The simple truth, however, is that numbers don’t lie… and these are some pretty horrifying numbers. More →
Is Apple’s wildly popular iPhone series hiding spyware that can collect information about users without their knowledge. As thoroughly as developers have dug through Apple’s iOS code over the past seven and a half years, one would think functionality like that would have been unearthed by now. According to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, however, iPhones are capable of activating “special software” behind the scenes that collects information about users, who are completely oblivious to the fact that their phones are gathering this sensitive data. More →
The HTC One M9 is easily one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of 2015 among Android enthusiasts. The mass market didn’t exactly flock to the current-generation HTC One M8, but that’s thanks largely to the fact that Samsung’s marketing and advertising budget is more than double HTC’s annual revenue. Those who found their way to the One M8 in 2014 sang universal praise of the phone though, and we’re all eagerly awaiting the sequel.
Now, that sequel may have been pictured for the first time. More →