Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer

PSA: Upgrade to Windows 10 now for free, or pay $119 to upgrade after July 29th

PSA: Upgrade to Windows 10 now for free, or pay $119 to upgrade after July 29th

By on May 5, 2016 at 12:25 PM.

If you’ve been waiting until the last possible moment to decide whether or not you want to upgrade to Windows 10, that last possible moment is suddenly right around the corner. Microsoft reminded Windows users in a blog post today that the free Windows 10 upgrade offer ends on July 30th, at which point the price for a full version of Windows 10 Home will jump to $119. More →

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Lego Imperial Star Destroyer

Every ‘Star Wars’ fan will love this epic Lego Imperial Star Destroyer

By on May 4, 2016 at 10:45 PM.

Every ‘Star Wars’ fan will love this epic Lego Imperial Star Destroyer

Happy May the 4th, Star Wars fans! May the 4th is almost over but you still have time to check out this awesome Star Destroyer that’s made out of over 70 pounds of Lego pieces and that has a three-level interior with characters, ships and removable sections. More →

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Hit List

Vans Nintendo Collection

Nintendo and Vans teamed up to make the video game shoes of your dreams

By on May 4, 2016 at 7:45 PM.

Nintendo and Vans teamed up to make the video game shoes of your dreams

Some things just go well together. Peanut butter and chocolate, the internet and hateful comments from anonymous strangers, Nintendo and hip shoes… wait, what was that one about Nintendo?

According to shoe blog Sole Collector, German shoe retailer 43einhalb has let slip that Vans and Nintendo will be collaborating this summer for a line of Nintendo-themed sneakers featuring some of the company’s famous characters.

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Colorized Photos

These colorized renderings of historic black-and-white photographs will blow your mind

By on May 4, 2016 at 4:55 PM.

These colorized renderings of historic black-and-white photographs will blow your mind

I’ve always thought that one of the more interesting things about HD video and modern day photography is that it has become impossible to distinguish the era in which content was created. Whereas photographs from the 1960s and 1980s, for example, have their own distinct color attributes, a photograph taken in 2010 will be impossible to distinguish from a photo taken in 2020.

Needless to say, old photographs have a certain charm about them that only decades of time can bestow. That said, sometimes it’s just as charming to add a bit of color to classic historical photographs. Over the past few years, colorizing old photos has become an art unto itself. And while some purists might understandably scoff at such endeavors, I personally think that colorizing old photos is a clever and unique way to make history seem that much more tangible and relatable.

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Game Changers

Scary WiFi Hotspot Name Delays Plane

This threatening WiFi hotspot name was scary enough to ground a plane

By on May 3, 2016 at 4:08 PM.

This threatening WiFi hotspot name was scary enough to ground a plane

Getting online at an airport is often a far bigger hassle than it has any right to be. There are typically dozens of hotspots that are being transmitted by the devices of other passengers, hotspots that can only the airport staff know the password to and hotspots that require you to spend a few dollars in order to access them.

It’s a nightmare, but even your worst airport Wi-Fi experience probably doesn’t compare to that of the passengers of Qantas flight QF481.

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Angel Falls Video

Mesmerizing drone footage of world’s highest waterfall must be seen to be believed

By on April 28, 2016 at 11:02 PM.

Mesmerizing drone footage of world’s highest waterfall must be seen to be believed

We’ve seen drones capture all sorts of interesting footage over the past 12 months, including a peculiar and mildly disturbing video of a man sunbathing on top of a wind turbine, more than 200 feet up in the air.

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, we recently stumbled across drone footage of the Santo Angel waterfall in Venezuela, otherwise known as Angel Falls. Though Angel Falls may not be as widely known as Niagra Falls, at least in the United States, Angel Falls has the distinction of being the world’s highest waterfall on the planet. From top to bottom, water tumbles down more than 2,600 feet.

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Smartphone Addiction

Smartphone addiction prompts German city to embed traffic lights in sidewalks

By on April 28, 2016 at 8:58 AM.

Smartphone addiction prompts German city to embed traffic lights in sidewalks

These days, many smartphone users have become accustomed to walking down the street, completely oblivious to the people and environment around them. Of course, it’s hard to notice cars zooming by when your eyes are permanently fixated on the smartphone in front of you.

The harsh reality is that our addiction to smartphones can sometimes be dangerous, if not downright tragic. Over the past few years, there have been an increasing number of smartphone toting pedestrians who have either come close to getting hit or who have fatally been hit by cars while lost in the hazy glow of their smartphone.

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Best Online Hobby Shop

The Amazon Hobby Shop is your new favorite page on the internet

By on April 27, 2016 at 8:01 PM.

The Amazon Hobby Shop is your new favorite page on the internet

Quadcopter drones… radio controlled cars… model rockets… radio controlled helicopters… model train sets… it’s OK, you don’t have to hide your love of all these fun little hobbies anymore. Building your own rocket, stuffing an explosive into the bottom and then launching it hundreds of feet into the sky isn’t nerdy — it’s friggin awesome! And while driving remote controlled cars used to be something people laughed at, drone quadcopters have now come along and made all things RC cool again.

Trust us, it’s time to let your nerd flag fly and say hello to your new favorite page on the internet: The Amazon Hobby Shop. More →

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