- Learn How to Cook in 15 Vines
- 'Dumb Ways to Die' Wins 2 Grand Prix Awards at Cannes
- 10 Subreddits for Pro Tips
- Yahoo Received 12,000+ Requests for User Data from Agencies in 6 Months
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Comes to AT&T on June 21
- Instagram's Kevin Systrom Cancels Cannes Appearance
- Disney's 'Infinity' Is a Toy Box Like No Other
- 18 Reasons to Be Excited for Summer Even if Others Aren't
- Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, His Site
- Hilarious Video Asks 'What if Dating Was Like Reddit?'
- Superman Is a Super Advertiser
- Incredible Model of 'Friends' Apartment Made Entirely Out of Paper
- 'Question Bridge' Project Inspires Dialogue Among African-American Men
- Beyonce Goes Online to Congratulate Kanye, Kim on Baby Kimye
- 7 People Who Think Kimye's Baby Is the Messiah
- Watch Superman's Life Unfold on a White Board
- 'Tearaway' Makes You the God of PlayStation Vita
- OpenAirplane: Finally, a Zipcar-Style Service for Airplanes
- Just How Convenient Are Citi Bikes?
- 10 Unbelievable Ballpoint Pen Drawing Time-Lapses
- Star Wars Elevator Prank Freaks Out Students
- The New Mac Pro: 4 Things You Didn’t Know
- If You Love Watching Videos Online, This Is Your Dream Job
- 20 People Who Just Can't Waterpark
- Spooky PS4 Game Will Be Free for PlayStation Plus Subscribers
- Radio Host Apologizes for Mocking Steve Gleason's ALS Battle
- Aaliyah Comes Back to Life in Chris Brown's 'Don't Think They Know'
- Fail Fast: How 5 Startups Got a Second Chance
- U.S. Open Golfer Sinks Miraculous Hole-in-One
- 'Arkham Origins' Pits Young Batman Against New Foes
Posted: 18 Jun 2013 03:56 AM PDT
Vine is quickly becoming the go-to place for, well, everything. Users of Twitter's video-sharing service have uploaded six-second clips to scare you, impress you, and now, to help you become the next Iron Chef
We've assembled our 15 favorite cooking Vine videos here. Check out the list and let us know which are your favorites.
Do you think six seconds is enough to learn a thing or two? Did you create your own cooking Vine? Share in the comments below.
2. Spaghetti and Meatballs
3. Veggie Pizza
4. Tarragon Chicken with Spring Greens
5. Tzatziki SauceMore about Video, Social Media, Features, Cooking, and Vine
Posted: 18 Jun 2013 02:25 AM PDT
CANNES, FRANCE — Dumb Ways to Die, a catchy public service announcement from Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia, won the Grand Prix in the public relations and direct marketing categories at the Cannes Lions festival, representing a world conquest for the little PSA.
The video, which features various animated characters singing a catchy tune warning of the dangers of acting unsafely around trains, was expected to pick up at least one prize at Cannes. The film may end up winning a third Grand Prix since it is favored to win in the Films Lions category later this week. The PSA beat out contenders including Dove's "Beauty Sketches" campaign and Oreo's Blackout Tweet Read more...More about Advertising, Cannes, Business, and Dumb Ways To Die
Posted: 18 Jun 2013 02:01 AM PDT
Is your financial knowledge a little rough around the edges? Do you ever experience the burning desire to handcraft a sail boat? Have you frequently found yourself wondering if you should button the top button or just leave it open, and how that decision will affect the rest of your day and, subsequently, the rest of your adult life?
If you answered yes (or a tentative maybe) to any of these questions, we're here to let you know: There's a subreddit for that.
Aside from being a place where standing U.S. Presidents go to field your questions, Reddit can also be used as a source for DIY life hacks and pro tips (if you know the right subreddits) Read more...More about Reddit, Tips, Features, Diy, and Advice
Posted: 18 Jun 2013 01:39 AM PDT
Following in the footsteps of Apple, which released a statement about privacy yesterday, Yahoo now released a similar statement, disclosing the number of requests for user data from government agencies the company has received
According to Yahoo, law enforcement agencies made between 12,000 and 13,000 requests for user data between December 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. The most common of these requests, claims Yahoo, concerned "fraud, homicides, kidnappings, and other criminal investigations."
Yahoo also vowed to issue its first "global law enforcement transparency report" later this summer. The report will be refreshed with current data twice a year Read more...More about Yahoo, Privacy, Data, Prism, and Business
Posted: 18 Jun 2013 12:28 AM PDT
Samsung's 8-inch tablet will arrive on June 21 for $399 on a two-year contract, but customers who also buy a smartphone will be able to get it for $199
The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a 1280x800-pixel screen, a 1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel back camera (plus a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video calls), 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of storage, which can be expanded with microSD cards.
The tablet runs Android 4.1.2, and also features Wi-Fi, assisted GPS and a 4,600mAh battery Read more...More about Samsung, Tech, Gadgets, Mobile, and Galaxy Note 8.0
Posted: 18 Jun 2013 12:00 AM PDT
CANNES, FRANCE — Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has canceled his appearance at this week's Cannes Lions advertising festival
A rep for the festival said Systrom actually gave notice that he was pulling out about a month ago; however, he still appears on the event's website. The Instagram co-founder was scheduled to give a talk called "Facebook: Creative Revolution: Rich Content..." with Facebook product manager Justin Shaffer.
Facebook will still be represented at the show. Mark D'Arcy, the social network's director of global, is set to host a seminar on Tuesday called "Creativity at Scale." David Droga, founder of ad agency Droga5 and Andrew Bosworth, Facebook's director of engineering, will also join him Read more...More about Instagram, Cannes, Kevin Systrom, Business, and Advertising
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 11:30 PM PDT
When I was a child I used to love to play with all my toys at once. My Barbies went on dates with the Ninja Turtles, and the Ghostbusters were found riding around on the back of a My Little Pony more often than inside the Ecto-1.
Intermixing toys is something we all did at some point in our childhoods, and Disney is taking this practice to a whole new level with its Infinity collection due out later this year.
More than just a video game, Infinity is a platform that lends itself to endless possibilities.
During E3 last week, I had the opportunity to play with Infinity, and was generally impressed with what I saw. Read more...More about Disney, E3, Entertainment, Gaming, and Apps Software
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 09:34 PM PDT
Pesky bugs and unbearable heat are just two gripes in a laundry list of complaints about the sunniest time of the year. And while you may have an innate appreciation for summer's virtues, other people have to be sold on the season
Luckily, for every one of summer's supposed flaws, there's also a bright side. We've compiled a list of them. below:
It's so hot and gross out all the time
Image courtesy of Reddit, ew0t
1. But you can cool off in the pool
Image courtesy of Reddit, zonambula
All my favorite shows are on hiatusLists, Summer, and Watercooler
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 08:32 PM PDT
Kanye West jumped the gun on the June 18 release date for his sixth studio album, Yeezus, making it available to buy at KanyeWest.com a day early Monday night for $11.99. West skipped selling pre-orders of the album on iTunes.
Visitors to the KanyeWest.com are greeted with an American Psycho-themed short film promoting the album. The clip — featuring Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban from reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians — debuted last week during a private listening party in New York City (watch below), but this site-version is higher quality. Read more...More about Music, Entertainment, Celebrities, Kanye West, and Yeezus
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 07:57 PM PDT
Many people are avid users of Reddit, but if the conventions of dating had similar quirks and social cues, they'd likely down-vote it to oblivion
For its latest video, web series "If Dating Was Like..." looks at how courtship would work if it functioned like the social-sharing site — and the results are spot-on
Obviously, there would be lots of topic-jumping, maybe some trolling, an Internet meme here or there. It's the kind of stuff that works online, but probably not IRLReddit, Viral Videos, Videos, Humor, and Watercooler
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 07:05 PM PDT
When it comes to promotion deals that rake in millions of dollars — 160 million, to be precise — Superman is as super human as ever. The Man of Steel, the subject of the new film that opened on June 14, has over 100 promotion partners, AdAge reports.
The Hardee's and Carl's Jr. burger chains have produced an ad for the Super Bacon Cheeseburger that features Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in “Man of Steel,” and is directed by Zack Snyder, the film's director. And from Gillette to Warby Parker to Twizzlers, there has been no stopping advertisers from capitalizing on the man who's faster than a speeding bullet Read more...More about Advertising, Business, and Man Of Steel
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 06:34 PM PDT
It's been nine years since Monica and Chandler Bing packed up and moved out of their oversized apartment in the series finale of Friends (mind-boggling, right?). But take a look at this model by Brazilian artist Bruna Salvador Conforto, and a wave of nostalgia just about knocks you out.
The incredibly intricate model, made entirely of paper, took Conforto nearly two years to complete. Some of the items in the apartment were so tiny — like the glasses on the kitchen shelves — that she needed to use tweezers to build them. More impressive yet, this was Conforto's first attempt at a paper model. Read more...More about Tv, Art, Friends, Watercooler, and Pics
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 04:50 PM PDT
The Question Bridge project, a multimedia art initiative meant to "represent and redefine Black male identity in America," has taken to Kickstarter with Question Bridge Interactive. Through the funding effort, the creators hope to expand their message by developing a multimedia online platform through which the project can go viral.
Question Bridge attempts to combat stereotypes and public misconceptions about African-American men by presenting a video dialogue among people of diverse socioeconomic, geographical, cultural, and religious backgrounds and ages.Video, Mobile Application, Multimedia, Kickstarter, and Apps Software
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 03:47 PM PDT
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's baby girl, born into mystery Saturday morning, has received no name (that we know of). But mini Kimye and her parents have received a lot of attention, including a nod from the Queen Bey.
A mother herself, Beyonce took to her website Monday afternoon to fete West and Kardashian with a big congratulatory photo (below), as well as a nice, concise post: "Congratulations Kim & Kanye, enjoy this beautiful moment together."
Entertainment, Celebrities, Kanye West, Beyonce, and Jay Z
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 03:02 PM PDT
Holy Yeezus, it looks like the birth of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby girl on Saturday sparked a new pseudo-religion devoted to the already-famous newborn. It's unclear what the scriptures might be, but hopefully it's something written by Aunt Khloe.
Fans, haters and new believers took to Twitter to weigh in on the Kimye baby's entrance into the world. Most agreed she is the Messiah — or Lucifer.
More about Twitter, List, Celebrities, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 02:58 PM PDT
Unfamiliar with the story of Superman? If you don't have much time, but still want to learn about his life, then this video is perfect for you.
In honor of the release of Man of Steel, the folks over at AV Byte created this video depicting the life of the estranged Kryptonite and his rise to one of the great superheroes of our generation
Equipped with comical drawings, theatrical music and singing, the clip explains everything — starting with Superman's very first moments on Earth.Viral Videos, Videos, Watercooler, and Superman
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 02:50 PM PDT
Media Molecule is known for pushing boundaries in gameplay. Its LittleBigPlanet franchise was lauded for letting gamers create their own unique worlds, and now, Media Molecule plans to recreate new magic with Tearaway for the PlayStation Vita handheld.
In Tearaway, you form a special connection with a papercraft character and then help her explore the 2D world. The goal is for that character to relay a message back to you, and since the character's message is specific to each player, her message is really meant for youTearaway also uses Vita's hardware to make the experience as immersive as possible. Read more...More about Gaming, E3, Playstation Vita, Entertainment, and E3 2013
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 02:25 PM PDT
Rejoice, oh aeronautical adventurers of American airspace: There's finally a Zipcar-style service for renting small airplanes.
OpenAirplane launched Monday at airports in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Jose, Kissimmee and Detroit with the goal of dramatically simplifying aircraft rental.
OpenAirplane members first take a standardized flight exam before they're allowed to borrow an airplane from a variety of airports. Previously, private pilots who don't own their own planes had to do "checkout flights" with every new rental firm before receiving the keys — a time-consuming and expensive process. Read more...More about Rentals, Aircraft, Lifestyle, and Travel Leisure
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 02:20 PM PDT
"New York City is the greatest place on earth — but living here is a huge pain in the ass," says filmmaker Casey Neistat in his short documentary
And what makes it oh-so-painful? The simple task of getting from Point A to Point B.
Neistat put New York City's new bike sharing program, launched on May 27, to the test. He conducted a study by commuting to work using Citi Bike, taxi and his personal bike, then evaluating each experience by its "pain-in-the-ass factor."Video, Bicycle, New York City, Watercooler, and Videos
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 02:13 PM PDT
Ballpoint pens can do so much more than just help you take notes. They can help perform tracheotomies, serve as spitball shooters and create really gorgeous art.
In honor of the beloved ballpoint pen's 75th anniversary, we present you with these beautiful photorealistic drawings, all made using a Biro.
Don't believe they were really made from ballpoint pen? Just watch these videos below, and see them materialize in front of your eyes.
1. Emma Watson
2. Audrey Hepburn
3. President Barack Obama
4. Jessica Chastain
6. Young BoyMore about Videos, Artwork, Timelapse, Watercooler, and Lists
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 01:52 PM PDT
It's safe to say that Star Wars is one of the most idolized movie franchises of all time. So when a group used the film as the basis of a prank, it was widely appreciated — by onlookers.
During a visit to King's College London, a group called the JesterLads targeted students who attempted to use the elevator. With a hidden camera in place, one of the pranksters stood in the middle of the elevator, pretending to use sheer force to open and close the door
Watch the video above to see students' hilarious reactions, and then let us know what you think in the comments. Read more...More about Viral Videos, Pranks, Star Wars, Watercooler, and Videos
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 01:18 PM PDT
Apple suffered its share of derision over the unusual shape and design of the new Mac Pro, but the reality is that the workstation's unique look (for a desktop computer, at least) may be a near-perfect example of form following function.
The new desktop-ready workhorse computer made its debut at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference last week. While observers couldn’t stop talking about its Duracell-like frame, it was the specs that truly excited the Apple Mac Pro faithful: a workstation-level Xeon processor (up to 12 cores), ECC memory and six Thunderbolt 2 ports. Those ports can power up to three ultra-high-definition 4K displays, if you can find one for sale. Read more...More about Apple, Wwdc, Mac Pro, Tech, and Dev Design
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 01:05 PM PDT
Americans watch upwards of 38 billion videos a month, according to comScore data. On many video-hosting sites, a majority of those videos might feature the Harlem Shake or cats, but on one site in particular, video content tends to be a bit more creative and highly produced.
Vimeo is a video-sharing site founded in 2004 by a group of filmmakers who wanted a clean and beautiful platform through which to share their work and preserve personal memories. The site attracted other filmmakers and creative types, and quickly earned a reputation for high-quality content. The site was bought by IAC in 2006, and it became the first video-sharing site to support HD playback, in October 2007. That feature catalyzed growth of the user base, as creative individuals and brands flocked to the site to host their best video content. Vimeo videos aren't preceded by pre-roll or flanked by banner ads; the interface is clean, and the focal point is the video itself. Read more...More about Features, Curator, Vimeo, and Dream Job Series
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 12:59 PM PDT
When things start to heat up outside, there's only one place to go — the waterpark. Those magical places filled with fun rides, where it's perfectly normal to strut around in just your swim suit and flippy-floppies. They are beacons for summer vacationers, that is, only if you can correctly waterpark
Many people lack the coordination to gracefully catapult from a slide into the water like the love child of a synchronized swimmer and a swan. But clumsy (and sometimes plain dumb) people offer the rest of us a hilarious arsenal of GIF-worthy failsSummer, Gifs, Animated Gifs, Watercooler, and Fails
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 12:29 PM PDT
To incentivize gamers to join its 'PlayStation Plus' network on the upcoming PlayStation 4, Sony has secured deals with several indie game developers to release their games free for a month on the network.
One of those games is Outlast, a spooky survival horror game that made a splash at PAX East this year. In Outlast, the player investigates an insane asylum where things have gone terribly wrong. Only armed with a camera for light, the game plays on one's worst fears. The user must explore the asylum without being detected by the terrifying monsters roaming within, and climb through dark spaces with only his wits to help Read more...More about Gaming, Sony, Playstation 4, Entertainment, and Indie Games
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 12:13 PM PDT
Ex-NFL player Steve Gleason has become a powerful force of inspiration while publicly fighting the disease ALS. But that didn't stop a sports talk radio show from taking some cheap shots at his condition on Monday morning
The tasteless attempts at humor quickly had one host backpedaling on Twitter and drew an unspecified number of indefinite suspensions by the station
Gleason (pictured above) was a defensive back for the New Orleans Saints in the mid-2000s and produced one of the most iconic plays in franchise history. For a city struggling to bounce back from disaster, he became a symbol of hope and renewal. That's only intensified in recent years as Gleason has used the Internet and social media to rally support for ALS research while he battles the crippling nerve condition also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. We covered his story in-depth this February: Read more...More about Nfl, Entertainment, and Sports
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 11:58 AM PDT
In his new "Don't Think They Know" music video, R&B crooner Chris Brown resurrects a familiar face in digital form. The late singer Aaliyah, who died in 2001 in a airplane crash, appears several times as a projection beside a dancing Brown.
Aaliyah's appearance, which is reminiscent of the 2012 Coachella music festival performance in which the deceased Tupac Shakur performed as a life-sized hologram, marks yet another instance in which her vocals and now her figure have been used posthumously
The "Don't Think They Know" video tells the story of rival gangs setting aside their differences. The digital Aaliyah first appears briefly at the 2:28 mark before re-emerging a few more times. The song is from Brown's upcoming X album, which comes out July 16. Read more...More about Music, Entertainment, Chris Brown, and Aaliyah
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 11:33 AM PDT
"Pivot" is often viewed as a dirty word in the startup world, with the assumption being that the founders failed in some way. But sometimes failing — or at least acknowledging you're on the wrong course — is the best path toward success.
While founders at some companies like Evernote have prided themselves on staying 100% true to their original vision, many other well-known startups chose to overhaul or outright abandon their original idea early on, in favor of a different business strategy
Here's a look at some of the predecessors to today's hottest startups, several of which are now valued in the billions of dollars: Read more...More about Twitter, Startups, Foursquare, Groupon, and Business
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 11:11 AM PDT
You don't always see someone hit a hole-in-one at one of the world's biggest golf tournaments. But even when you do, it's never this ridiculous
PGA Tour rookie Shawn Stefani had one of the most incredible aces you'll ever see on Sunday during the U.S. Open at Pennsylvania's Merion Golf Club
What makes his shot so amazing? As you'll see in the video above, the ball doesn't even land on the green originally, instead hitting the rough, taking a fortuitous reverse-bounce and then rolling some 50 feet into the cup. It's the first U.S Open hole-in-one ever at Merion. It, of course, also made Stefani a viral sports hit online Read more...More about Golf, Entertainment, Videos, and Sports
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 10:57 AM PDT
Warner Bros. Interactive pulled back the mask on Batman: Arkham Origins at E3, giving fans more insight into Batman's budding crime-fighting days.
Batman: Arkham Origins is set on Christmas Eve, early in the Dark Knight's career, when he encounters the Black Mask, a villain younger fans of the franchise might be less familiar with. The Black Mask has invited 12 assassins to Gotham to kill Batman for a juicy reward, and other popular villains like the Joker have also come for a piece.
This title builds on the foundation of the other Arkham titles — Arkham Asylum and Arkham City — in which Batman uses a host of gadgets and skills to sneak by or fight through enemies. The title is with a new studio this time, Warner Brothers Games Montreal, but it still has the hallmarks of the franchise. Read more...More about Entertainment, Gaming, Batman, and E3 2013
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