Zika-Killing Mosquito

The government is deploying mutant super-mosquitoes to flight Zika in Florida. No, really

The government is deploying mutant super-mosquitoes to flight Zika in Florida. No, really

By on August 5, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

The genetically-enhanced super-insects are normally what end up killing the humans in just about every sci-fi dystopia ever. But the FDA doesn’t appear to seen that memo, so on Friday morning, the “What Could Go Wrong?!” department green-lit the use of genetically modified Zika-killing mosquitoes in the Florida Keys.

On Friday morning, the FDA officially approved field trials of a genetically modified mosquito made by biotech company Oxitech. The FDA concluded the trials “will not have significant impacts on the environment.”

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Pokemon Go Data Usage

Of course an Olympic athlete racked up a $5,000 cellphone bill playing Pokemon Go

By on August 3, 2016 at 7:15 PM.

Of course an Olympic athlete racked up a $5,000 cellphone bill playing Pokemon Go

Cellular companies are bad. The Olympics are a shambles, and Pokemon Go is looking more and more like the start of a zombie movie. So it makes sense that all these events would come to a head with this gem of a news story.

As reported by Kyodo News, Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura is “hooked” on Pokemon Go, and downloaded the game the second he touched down in Rio. He forgot to check his data usage however, and like the rest of us mere mortals, was hit with a ridiculous cellphone bill.

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Hit List

Nomatic Travel Bag Carry-on Luggage

This travel bag might make carry-ons great again

By on August 3, 2016 at 5:57 PM.

This travel bag might make carry-ons great again

For the longest time, I’ve been looking for the perfect carry-on bag. It needs to have plenty of available space so that you can easily squeeze in a few days’ worth of clothes, but also a decent numberof compartments for all my gadgets and the cables that go with them, as well as extra travelling accessories. Oh, and there must be space for shoes. I should be able to open it easily for security checks, and put it back together just as fast. Finally, I’d like to be able to carry it as a backpack most of the time, so my hands are free.

Not a long or demanding list then! Luckily, it looks like Kickstarter is on it.
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Skydiving Video

Insane Video: Watch a skydiver jump from 25,000 feet without a parachute and survive

By on August 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Insane Video: Watch a skydiver jump from 25,000 feet without a parachute and survive

Over the weekend, veteran skydiver Luke Aikins set out to complete a stunt that gives new meaning to the phrase insanity. With thousands of jumps under his belt (18,000+ to be specific), Aikins, always searching for that next and bigger high, decided it’d be a good idea to jump out of an airplane traveling at 25,000 feet, maneuver himself through the air at terminal velocity, and then, if all went according to plan, fall gracefully onto a huge 10,000 square foot net, about 1/3 the size of an NFL field. And to top it all of, the entire production aired on FOX, albeit with a delay just in case anything went wrong.

Here’s how it all went down.

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Game Changers

Zika Florida

The CDC has issued a travel warning for Miami over Zika outbreak

By on August 1, 2016 at 4:50 PM.

The CDC has issued a travel warning for Miami over Zika outbreak

Last week, we got news that Zika is being spread by mosquitos in Florida. That marks the first time that the virus has been contracted in the US, rather than being contracted abroad and brought back.

Today, we’ve got another first: the CDC has issued a travel warning for somewhere inside the United States. Specifically, don’t plan a trip to Miami if you’re going to get pregnant any time soon.

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Samsung Boss Investigated Prostitutes

Samsung boss allegedly caught on camera soliciting prostitutes

By on July 27, 2016 at 3:21 PM.

Samsung boss allegedly caught on camera soliciting prostitutes

It shouldn’t be anyone’s business what you choose to do with your free time, but if you’re the boss of one of the largest companies in the world, you should at least make sure nobody finds out about your predilections. After all, everyone has a pretty decent camera in their pocket these days, and Samsung makes a huge number of them. He may be in a coma right now, but Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee is being investigated for having allegedly solicited the services of prostitutes multiple times between 2011 and 2013.

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DNC Live Stream Bill Clinton Speech

How to live stream Bill Clinton’s speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention

By on July 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

How to live stream Bill Clinton’s speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention

After getting off to a rocky start yesterday as Bernie Sanders’ supporters vented their frustrations, the Democratic National Convention has calmed down considerably on Tuesday, due in large part to the fact that Sanders was able to speak to his delegates for over half an hour from the main stage last night.

The inclusion of Paul Simon, Sarah Silverman and Michelle Obama didn’t hurt either, but that was just day one. So what’s in store for day two?

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Pokemon Go Pokestop Locations

An awesome side-effect to playing Pokemon Go

By on July 25, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

An awesome side-effect to playing Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is a viral mobile game that needs no introduction. There are tens of millions of dedicated fans playing the game, even though it was only released a little less than three weeks ago on iPhone and Android. Even if you don’t play the game, it’s very likely you’ve heard about it in the news, and know how it works. You might even be annoyed by the hordes of Pokemon fans that are patrolling your neighborhood in search of new creatures and fights.

But Pokemon Go doesn’t only have negative side-effects. In fact, a new report shows that the game might make history great again. More →

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How to watch Donald Trump’s speech at the RNC

How to watch Donald Trump’s speech at the RNC

By on July 21, 2016 at 6:36 PM.

Tonight, it’s the speech we’ve all been waiting for. The hairpiece mannequin who also happens to be the Republican candidate for president is formally accepting the nomination tonight, which promises to make for fantastic television.

Luckily for us, it’s easy to watch along. The convention is being livestreamed on Twitter, and there’s also an official RNC YouTube channel that you can pull up on your mobile device, laptop computer, smart TV, dumb TV, Roku box, Chromecast, or basically anything that receives The Internet.

In other words, the Donald will be impossible to escape.

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New York City Subway Makeover Pictures

New York City’s subway is getting a massive makeover and it looks amazing

By on July 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

New York City’s subway is getting a massive makeover and it looks amazing

New York City’s subway system is probably one of the best in the world, but it’s in desperate need of a makeover. Luckily for New Yorkers who rely on the subway for their daily commutes, the city is ready to upgrade the system over the next five years. The city is ordering over 1,000 cars with advanced features intended to help deal with the increase in volume, and it’s renovating more than 30 stations across the five boroughs. The subway makeover is part of the MTA’s $27 billion development plan, and should be completed by 2020 at the latest. More →

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Pokemon Go PokeDates Dating

This Pokemon Go dating service will come in handy when you break up because of Pokemon Go

By on July 20, 2016 at 2:50 PM.

This Pokemon Go dating service will come in handy when you break up because of Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is an interesting phenomenon that’s slowly taking over the world. But the popular game can also be a breaker of relationships, you know if you care more about Pikachus and gyms than your significant other.

However, if Pokemon Go gets you into trouble with your boyfriend or girlfriend, and you eventually break up, there’s a Pokemon Go-based dating service to get you back in the game. If you’re already single, even better. More →

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