A History of Violence Breaks One of Cinema's Oldest Clichés

"The book was soooo much better" is a phrase that screams to me "let's not be friends." It is almost a given at this point, that whenever one thing is adapted from another thing, the original thing is always vastly superior—except when it's not.Read more...

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A History of Violence Breaks One of Cinema's Oldest Clichés

"The book was soooo much better" is a phrase that screams to me "let's not be friends." It is almost a given at this point, that whenever one thing is adapted from another thing, the original thing is always vastly superior—except when it's not.Read more...

Everything You Never Knew About The Making of Conan The Barbarian

What is best in life? Seeing a classic sword-and-sorcery hero brought to the big screen, with an iconic bodybuilder in the lead role. But how did Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian become such a classic film? The path to glory was long and twisted.

The Story Of Slenderman, The Internet’s Own Monster

Every generation creates its own monsters. Folk tales tell of witches and wyrms in the woods, my TV-infused generation feared Jaws in lakes and Bloody Mary in the mirror. This generation gets its monsters from the Internet. Slenderman is a pure product of electronic media.

Video Games' Blackness Problem

Video games have a blackness problem. This has been a known thing for a while, and we do talk about it from time to time. But I'd like to keep talking about it.Read more...

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

You're heading to the store to get a PS4 right now, and need to know which games to get. (Keep your eyes on the road, please!) Or you're home, all set up, realizing you want more stuff to play. Or maybe you're suiting up for a battle in the console war,

86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake

We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn't even include all those fake toilet photos from the Sochi Olympics , those fake Ebola cures , and all the lies that UberFacts helped spread . It was a busy year for fakes.Read more...

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Making of Mork and Mindy

For one year, Mork and Mindy was arguably the most successful science fiction TV show ever made. The comedy about an alien and his human best friend turned Robin Williams into a global sensation. How did this miracle happen, and why didn’t it last? To find out,

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

Ariel Pink: pom pom

A couple weeks ago, The New Yorker published a lovely little essay about the eccentric rocker, Ariel Pink. The whole conversation takes place in an SUV bound from Pink's Williamsburg hotel to a show in Staten Island.

What Great Gadgets Died Way Before Their Time?

We've talked about tech's biggest blunders and some of the gadgets we miss the most , but these are the wonderful pieces of hardware that have the most tragic stories—the technology that was simply ahead of its time.Read more...

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

This week some of the world's biggest apps just got better. Snapchat introduced an in-app payment system, powered by Square, called Snapcash , and WhatsApp began rolling out the largest implementation of end-to-end encryption ever. Oh yeah, and Facebook released a thing .Read more...

Operetta宠物屋 小猫小狗时尚居所

小猫小狗的生活条件真的是越来越好了,人类装扮好自己的小家之后一点也没有忘了这些小可爱们。

Gramofon,来自 Fon 的无线音乐路由器

在大学曾经申请过一组 Fon 无线路由,一周后路由器免费送到我家门前。Fon 的理念很简单,将你的 Fon 信号免费借出去,他日当你在外漫游时,你也同样能够免费享用其他来自 Fon 的 WiFi 信号。

DPD:预计2014年比利时、卢森堡包裹业务将突破1亿欧元

据国外媒体报道,2013年,DPD在比利时、卢森堡两国包裹业务量增长13%,达950万件,实现业务收入8950万欧元,预计2014年营业额有望增长15%,突破1亿欧元。

New OpenSSL Man-in-the-Middle Flaw Affects All Clients

Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes "There is a new, remotely exploitable vulnerability in OpenSSL that could enable an attacker to intercept and decrypt traffic between vulnerable clients and servers. The flaw affects all versions of the OpenSSL client and versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.

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How to speed up your android smartphone

Android smartphones and tablets can become rather bloated and sluggish, which is no good for user experience. Here's how to keep your Android phone running smoothly.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/12/how-speed-your-android-phone/

高通4000万美元投资触控科技、云知声等4家中国企业

12月12日消息,高通公司今日宣布Qualcomm及其附属公司,已承诺向4家中国公司及华登国际的中国风险投资基金(此基金主要用于投资在中国运营业务的半导体和半导体相关公司)投资总计4000万美元。

为什么 DNA 能形成双螺旋结构(并成为主要的遗传物质)而 RNA 不能?

其实越是这样宽泛的问题越难回答。实际上在RNA核酶(ribozyme)发现以后,有观点认为可能生命起源于RNA世界,在这个形式里,RNA既是遗传物质又是酶。但是为什么DNA是主要的遗传物质,原因其实有很多。

懷念那些年!超任手掣流動電源

超級任天堂相信是不少 70、80 後的童年回憶,那個經典的手掣不但好揸手,設計還非常好看,尤其是四色 ABXY 按鈕,顏色配搭非常醒目。難怪時至今日,還有手機配件生產商會借用這設計推出新產品。

OpenGov’s Comparisons Aims To Help Local Governments Benchmark Spending

OpenGov launched Comparisons yesterday morning, a feature that allows local and municipal governments in its network to compare their performances against other jurisdictions and established benchmarks.

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