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Death Star Timer Counts Down to Dinner Instead of a Planet's Destruction

Opening your oven to find a tray of burnt brownies isn’t quite as devastating as learning that your home planet was destroyed—but it’s pretty close. So instead of wiping out worlds, this Death Star kitchen timer counts down to when it’s time to yank something out of the oven. » 7/28/15 1:24pm 22 minutes ago

Today's Best Deals: Gunnar Glasses, Charging Station, Headphones, More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 7/28/15 1:15pm 31 minutes ago

Video: The beautiful tracking shots from films by Stanley Kubrick

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. There are few directors like Stanley Kubrick so we have to appreciate all that he’s left us with. This video montage by CutPrintFilm puts together various tracking shots (or shots meant to look like tracking shots) from Kubrick films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange… » 7/28/15 1:05pm 41 minutes ago

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Caused By Lack of Oversight 

An official investigation into the deadly crash of a Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo over California last October finds that a co-pilot unlocked the ship’s braking system too early. The incident, according to the National Transportation and Safety Board’s report, could have been prevented with better safety procedures. » 7/28/15 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

Color-Changing Map Shows the Best Attractions Based on the Weather

You can plan ahead all you want, but a vacation is often at the mercy of the weather wherever you’re traveling to. And that inspired designer Camilla Hempleman to create a special map, printed with thermochromatic ink, that changes color to reveal the best places to visit based on the local weather. » 7/28/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

6 Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction We’re Glad No One Uses Anymore

Erectile dysfunction isn’t a new problem, but there weren’t any effective treatments for the condition until the middle of the 20th century. Before then, desperate people turned to sympathetic magic, patent medicines, fad treatments, and convincing frauds to try to get it up. » 7/28/15 11:47am Today 11:47am

Give the Olympics to Los Angeles

The news that Boston no longer wants to host the 2024 Summer Olympics isn’t really a shock. Few cities these days do. But the Olympics don’t have to be bad for the host city—and done right, they can actually benefit it. Nowhere is that clearer than Los Angeles, the new frontrunner for 2024. The Olympics would be good… » 7/28/15 11:25am Today 11:25am

Uber Is Faking Us Out With “Ghost Cabs” on Its Passenger Map

If you use Uber, you’ve seen the map that comes up when you want a ride. The map shows little car graphics hovering adorably around your location and the wait time for a pickup. Once you request a ride, you can watch a little car creep closer to your destination as you wait. It’s a marvel of technology! Except it’s… » 7/28/15 10:46am Today 10:46am

Ride Along on an Insane 2,000-Feet Long Slip 'N Slide

New Jersey’s Action Park continues to be the single best reason to move your family to that state. In addition to a waterslide with a vertical loop arriving sometime next year, it also now boasts what has to be the world’s longest Slip ‘N Slide that measures about a third-of-a-mile long. » 7/28/15 10:30am Today 10:30am

Flag All Company Emails for Faster Inbox Processing

Internal emails from the company you work for can be crucially important or a complete irrelevance—either way, being able to spot these company messages at a glance in your inbox can make a big difference to your email productivity. Here’s how to quickly set up a filter in three of the most popular desktop clients. » 7/28/15 10:09am Today 10:09am

Note 5 Leaks: We Could Be Looking At One Of the Best Big Smartphones

Yesterday, Samsung sent out invitations to a New York City event where we’ll all finally (officially) meet the new Galaxy Note 5. But Samsung has done a pretty horrible job keeping wraps on what the new smartphone actually looks like, leaking everything from CAD designs to these new hi-res photos. » 7/28/15 9:22am Today 9:22am

Give Your Eyes a Break With These Discounted Gunnar Computing Glasses

While Gunnar glasses are marketed towards gamers, they can be effective at reducing eyestrain for anyone that spends their day staring at a screen. The problem is that they’re typically pretty expensive, and rarely go on sale.

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