Honest trailer reveals how X-Men: Days of Future Past is Terminator 2

X-Men: Days of Future Past is basically Terminator 2 with mutants. Screen Junkies explains the plot similarities: "An indestructible bad ass gets sent back into time without his clothes to protect a vulnerable young man with long hair who will one day become a leader and stop a shape shifter from destroying the… » 10/22/14 12:03am Today 12:03am

iPad Air 2 Meta-Review: Great, But No Must-Have Upgrades

Thinner than a pencil! More powerful than an original iPad Air! Able to tell your identity from a single fingerprint! The iPad Air 2 is here, and early reviews agree that it's better than ever. Not necessarily good enough to upgrade from a previous iPad, mind you, because iPads are forever. » 10/21/14 11:37pm Yesterday 11:37pm

Portraits of abandoned dogs before being put down at a shelter

Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou created these portraits of abandoned dogs minutes before being euthanized to "arouse people's awareness of animals rights." What really fucks me up is to look into their eyes knowing they didn't know what was coming up next. A stark reminder of our responsibility towards these beings. » 10/21/14 11:33pm Yesterday 11:33pm

8-bit video game version of Silence of the Lambs is still creepy

Even if he looks like a retro video game player, I can still feel my spine shivering when Hannibal Lecter comes onto screen. That's what happens when you're one of the all time creepiest, scariest characters in film history. Here is CineFix's 8-bit version of Silence of the Lambs. » 10/21/14 11:03pm Yesterday 11:03pm

Short film: Giant rock creature teaches a funny life lesson

I think this silly animation about a giant rock creature trying to rescue a town is a hilariously dark lesson that shows how some things just aren't worth saving. Or that maybe all our work is useless. Or perhaps that bad intentions can cause good actions. Or whatever, maybe it's just a really fun CG animation. » 10/21/14 10:33pm Yesterday 10:33pm

Brand new trailer for the re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey is perfect

I mean, holy crap, I think this is the best movie trailer I've ever seen. Which, duh, makes sense since 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece and probably the best sci-fi movie ever but this new trailer, made to promote its theatrical re-release on November 28th in the UK is absolute perfection. » 10/21/14 10:05pm Yesterday 10:05pm

This is how you actually break open a giant Italian cheese

I'm just posting this for two reasons. Because I find it fascinating from beginning to end—I just couldn't stop watching him prepping the cheese wheel to break it open—and because I just discovered there's a thing called Channel Cheese TV on YouTube. An entire channel about cheese! I'm doomed. » 10/21/14 9:32pm Yesterday 9:32pm

Genius app instantly solves math problems by using a phone's camera

I've seen the future and it is math less and it is awesome and it is this PhotoMath app that solves math problems just by pointing your phone's camera at them. It's like a cross between a text reading camera, a supremely sophisticated calculator and well, the future. Point and solve and never do math again. » 10/21/14 9:02pm Yesterday 9:02pm

A German U-Boat From WWII Has Been Found Off The Coast of North Carolina

On July 15th, 1942—in the midst of World War II's long-running Battle of the Atlantic—a German U-boat and a Nicaraguan freighter were wrecked a mere 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina's Cape Hatteras. Now, over seven decades later, their watery resting places have been (re)discovered. » 10/21/14 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

Paraglider flies so close to cable car that he can high five passengers

Daredevil Arnaud Longobardi shows a crazy array of paragliding tricks in this video shot in Chamonix, in the French Alps. One of those tricks is particularly insane: He flies so close to a moving cable car that he could perfectly give a handshake to one of its passengers. » 10/21/14 8:29pm Yesterday 8:29pm

Sending the Great Oscar de la Renta to That September Issue In the Sky

"Fashion icon" doesn't really begin to cover the influence of Oscar de la Renta, who died yesterday at 82. But you can get a sense of his outsized importance to the industry—and culture at large—from one film which managed to explain both the clothes we wear and the people who convince us to wear them. » 10/21/14 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

This ad is entirely made of famous song lines

I love this ad for the Helsinki-based radio station Radio Aalto. Not only it's cool—the actors are the actual hosts of one of their shows—and well produced, but also it has an insightful and fun concept: Who hasn't used a famous song line in an informal conversation? Well, this ad is entirely made with them. » 10/21/14 7:28pm Yesterday 7:28pm

Hackers Roamed Around JPMorgan Chase's Financial Records for 2 Months

Earlier this month, approximate 76 million households—or roughly half of the households in America—were unhappy to hear their JPMorgan Chase accounts had been compromised. Those 76 million households will be equally unhappy to learn that the hackers who broke in were wandering around the bank's servers for two months.… » 10/21/14 6:03pm Yesterday 6:03pm

Fitbit Charge, Charge HR, and Surge Leak Again in Sports Authority Ad

Sports Authority is the latest source of leaked images of Fitbit's forthcoming activity trackers. An email advertisement sent to us by a tipster lists the unannounced Charge, Charge HR, and Surge trackers as available for pre-order. They're not, but it's almost certain that they will be soon. » 10/21/14 5:41pm Yesterday 5:41pm

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (OS X 10.10)

Building a hackintosh—that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is our always up-to-date guide to building a hackintosh that will… » 10/21/14 5:39pm Yesterday 5:39pm

18 Air Travel Hacks to Help You Kick Off Vacation Unfazed and Unscathed

As Pinterest and your grandmother's inspirational cross-stitches tell you, life is about the journey, not the destination. Traveling is fun. I mean, it's practically a miracle of human innovation (imagine how many tiny packets of peanuts are floating above our heads right now, then try to tell me it's not magic). » 9/30/14 12:00pm 9/30/14 12:00pm

Pre-Order & Save 33% on the New LTE Pay As You Go Karma Hotspot ($99)

Pre-order the new Karma 4G LTE Hotspot for just $99 and ensure you're connected at all times, wherever you go. That's 33% off the device, and also includes a free 100MB of data to get you started. Following the pre-order, Karma Go prices will increase this Thursday, October 23rd to $149. Karma Go is the followup to… » 9/23/14 1:09pm 9/23/14 1:09pm

Learn a Thing or Two from a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist

Photojournalist Jay Dickman grew up hooked on LIFE magazine and National Geographic. Now, he's a Pulitzer Prize winner who's documented everything from the war in El Salvador to a "Stone Age" village in Papua New Guinea. He has also penned five books on his craft and founded FirstLight, a workshop series for aspiring… » 10/21/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Travel Like a Pro With This Discounted Gear, and More Deals

Here's a handy deal for any frequent travelers. This one small device is a 6,000mAh external charger, an 802.11n travel router, and a wireless USB media server all in one. Not bad for $36. [ HooToo TripMate 6000mAh External Battery with Wireless N Portable Travel Router, $36] » 10/21/14 1:15pm Yesterday 1:15pm