A normal person's GoPro video is nothing at all like a GoPro video

We've all gasped at GoPro videos on YouTube and thought that it would be so awesome to record all the awesome things we do in our lives. But here's the truth, our lives aren't that exciting and worth recording. Reddit user fryest hilariously proved that by splicing his GoPro camera footage with other GoPro videos. » 10/01/14 10:20pm 13 minutes ago

The original Star Wars trilogy summarized in three minutes

I feel like you don't even have to watch Star Wars to know what Star Wars is about. Just by living on Earth you'd be able to accumulate enough knowledge about it: Darth Vader is Luke's Dad, Han Solo shot first, the prequels sucked and so on. But if you still don't know, here's TL;DW's quick 3 minute summary. » 10/01/14 9:50pm 42 minutes ago

Elon Musk Just Teased Something Called The 'D'

Elon Musk just sent out this cryptic tweet and teaser image of what may be a modified Model S that's due to be revealed on October 9. And he's hinting at something else. Maybe that upgraded Roadster we've been promised? Let the speculation begin... » 10/01/14 9:47pm 45 minutes ago

How the Soviet Union destroyed the fourth biggest lake in the world

NASA has published these two images of the Aral Sea, which used to be the fourth biggest lake in the world before the Soviet Union plugged into the rivers that fed it to irrigate massive agricultural areas. The photo on the right was taken in 2000. On the left you can see its current state. » 10/01/14 9:21pm Today 9:21pm

Watch Team America And See How Much Our Geopolitics Haven't Changed

Yesterday we highlighted a slew of films that were leaving Netflix at midnight this morning. Don't even look at the list, I'd say, it's too painful; they're already long gone. However, Netflix has attempted to heal our wounds with a long list of additions, including the great Team America: World Police. » 10/01/14 8:36pm Today 8:36pm

NASA reveals details of mission to capture and bring asteroid near Earth

By the end of the decade, NASA will send a robotic spaceship to grab a 40-foot (12-meter) asteroid and bring it close to Earth, placing it in an orbit around the Moon, and then send astronauts in an Orion spaceship to study it. They just published six papers detailing this historic mission, crucial for humanity's… » 10/01/14 8:18pm Today 8:18pm

Fascinating visualization of the most viewed porn videos by category

PornHub seems to be the porn benchmark of the internet. Here you have a fascinating visualization that shows you the most viewed videos in relation to their category. On the left you can see all the videos ordered by views (3.2 billion in total!) On the right you can see the 15 categories they belong to. » 10/01/14 7:49pm Today 7:49pm

One Reason the US Isn't Destroying All Its Nukes: Killer Asteroids

Among the few apocalypses worse than nuclear annihilation, asteroid impact has got to be near the top of the list—at least if Hollywood's depictions are any indication. Luckily, the American public has at least one agency defending it against errant space rocks: the exact same agency that's supposed to be protecting… » 10/01/14 6:40pm Today 6:40pm

This is how Luke Skywalker looks in the new Star Wars

Mark Hamill appeared yesterday at the Golden Heart Gala in Los Angeles sporting a full beard and long hair. Since they are filming now, I think it's safe to say that this is how he looks on the new Star Wars Episode VII by J.J. Abrams. So I photoshopped his face on top of Obi Wan to get Master Skywalker. » 10/01/14 6:25pm Today 6:25pm

Windows 10 May Have Gotten Its Name Because of Lazy Coders

When Windows 10 got announced, there was one immediately glaring question: Why Windows 10? Maybe for the extra distance from 8, but a Redditor who claims to be a Microsoft dev has a better—and funnier—answer. The name "Windows 9" could break a whole bunch of lazy code. » 10/01/14 5:32pm Today 5:32pm

The strange case of O'Hare Airport's vanishing Terminal 4

Chicago's O'Hare Airport is one of the busiest in the world. That scene from Home Alone where they're running through the airport is no joke. O'Hare's hectic energy is overwhelming enough to make you forget your own Macaulay Culkin, for sure. And if the McCallisters had followed signs for Terminal 4, they would've… » 10/01/14 5:29pm Today 5:29pm

You Can't Build a City Like a Startup: What the Downtown Project Missed

At the CityLab summit in LA yesterday—right about the time that Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project was supposedly laying off a third of its staff—I was having a conversation with a young, excitable urbanist who was heading to Vegas to see the Zappos CEO's $350 million instant neighborhood in the city's revitalized downtown… » 10/01/14 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

How to take an exclusive tour of the Lego factory in 2015

I have wanted to hop a plane to Billund and take this tour for years, but to date I have yet to make the pilgrimage to Lego Mecca. In 2015, I'm going beg my parents to watch my then 6 month old child and 2 dogs because Lego has published tour dates and details for 2015 and I'm definitely going this time. » 10/01/14 4:37pm Today 4:37pm

Fire, Water, Molecular Bonds: The Science Behind Your Wrinkled Clothes

Wrinkles are as much a part of life as death, taxes, and long lines at the DMV. While annoyingly rumpled shirts and slacks might be the least depressing kind of wrinkles (compared, you know, to the crow's feet around your eyes, marking the slow march towards the inevitable void), they may also be the most irritating. » 10/01/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Name Your Own Price On This Top Learn To Code Bundle

Interested in learning to code? Whether you want to become a pro developer or just mess around with code as a hobby, it can be hard to get started. To help get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price. » 9/29/14 2:23pm Monday 2:23pm

Make Your Dumb Home Smart, Perfect Meat, Bluetooth for Any Car [Deals]

Quirky's Wink Hub launched for $50 a few months ago with the goal of becoming your smart home's brain. Today, Home Depot is tossing in two GE Link LED bulbs with your purchase. Those bulbs alone usually cost $20 each, and of course, they can be controlled with your smartphone via the Wink hub. [Wink Hub + 2 GE Link… » 10/01/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm