Though many airlines have recently taken steps to improve the overall flying experience, free Wi-Fi still remains elusive on most popular U.S.-based airliners. More often than not, Wi-Fi service is offered through a company called Gogo which provides Internet connectivity at varying rates depending on how long you want to use it. An all-day pass, for instance will set you back $16 while an hour pass will cost you $5.
Go to school… get an education… work hard and start a lucrative career as a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer… or a guy who makes goofy jokes about video games on YouTube. Swedish YouTube sensation Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (a.k.a., PewDiePie) is living this particular dream as we speak. Gamespot flags some new financial documents that show PewDiePie hauled in an estimated $7.5 million last year, a remarkable number that’s surprising even when you consider he has an estimated 37 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. More →
You don’t get to see sharks feasting on a dead whale very often, but that’s exactly what an Australian diver experienced. Better yet, he recorded the whole terrifying thing on video, so the world can see five sharks devouring a dead adult sperm whale off the coast of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. More →
When I first heard John Oliver was getting his own show on HBO, I wasn’t excited at all. Oliver was amusing at times on The Daily Show, but his deliveries were often labored and I generally found him to be pretty annoying. Honestly, I really didn’t think he would be able to carry a show himself. It’s a good thing HBO is better at doing HBO’s job than I am at doing HBO’s job, because Last Week Tonight is a fantastic addition to the network’s Sunday night lineup.
The show took the night off this past Sunday because of the July 4th holiday, but Oliver still released a quick bit on the Last Week Tonight’s YouTube channel, and while fans certainly would have preferred a full episode, it was absolutely hilarious. More →
Oreos are not and will never be healthy for you. That said, they also don’t have to be quite as lard-inducing as they’ve traditionally been, which is why Nabisco is making slimmer Oreo Thins available in the United States for the first time. ABC News got its hands on the new Oreo Thins before their release and finds that they’re just 5 millimeters thick, which is 4 millimeters thinner than traditional Oreos. As you’d expect, the Oreo Thins also have fewer calories than traditional Oreos as well — while old-school Oreos pack 42 calories per cookie, Oreo Thins have 35 calories per cookie. More →
Sharing photos quickly with friends and family is easier than ever now that we all have Instagram on our phones, but the popular app has never been the first choice for photo enthusiasts. Filters are great, but what photographers have always wanted is access to the high-res versions of their shots. Years later, it looks like they’re finally getting what they want. More →
People are gross, and people touch their smartphones constantly throughout the day. As such, it stands to reason that smartphones are generally pretty gross. Think about it — how many times has someone handed you his or her phone to show you something, and you do your best to keep from dry heaving when you see all of the greasy smudges and dirt on the screen.
If reports that a man was instantly killed after lighting a firework on his head wasn’t enough to make you think twice about firework safety, the government’s safety demonstration video should do the job. Published early last week, this video from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) showcases just how terrible a firework incident can be.
Not all that long ago, downloading pirated movies was something left to technically savvy folks who knew their way around a BitTorrent client. Originally launched in 2014, Popcorn Time, often described as a Netflix for pirates, instantly changed that by providing an easy to use and intuitive platform that lets users stream movies from within a web browser or a smarpthone app.
We’ve come to expect a lot of things from Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, including absolutely gorgeous displays, cutting-edge hardware and a bunch of annoying, storage-clogging bloatware. We expect much of the same from the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and new leaked renders posted over at Nowhereelse.fr may give us our first look at Samsung’s newest flagship phablet. More →
Any Apple fan on the planet could tell you that new iPhones are usually announced and released during the same month every year: September. In fact, by looking at the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 launches, one might try to predict the iPhone 6s release date and announcement event.
One site claims to have learned the exact dates for both the announcement and released of Apple’s new iPhones. While the release date certainly makes sense, it couldn’t possibly be more wrong about the date Apple’s next iPhones will be unveiled. More →
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