8-bit video game version of The Shawshank Redemption is still good

It shouldn’t come as a surprise as The Shawshank Redemption is one of the all-time great movies but this 8-bit version of the film captures a little bit of that same spirit and is fun to watch too. I guess Andy and Red’s friendship translates into any medium, even if it’s animated in a retro video game style. » 5/27/15 10:55pm 10 minutes ago

Video: The bad ass point of view shots from the original Mad Max saga

The original Mad Max movies were packed with action scenes and though they weren’t on the scale of Fury Road, they were still awesome to watch because a lot of times you get to see it all happen from the point of view of the character. It immerses yourself in the world and almost makes you feel like you’re a part of… » 5/27/15 10:09pm 57 minutes ago

10 of the most impressive movie sets ever built

The biggest movies are spectacles that can teleport your eyeballs to another world but so much of that is done through green screens and special effects now that it’s important to note when it’s not (or when it’s done really, really impressively digitally). CineFix has come up with 10 of the coolest movie sets that… » 5/27/15 9:26pm Today 9:26pm

Perfectly choreographed video moves in ways that break my eyeballs

I can barely keep track of what’s going on in each scene of this video by AXYZM because everyone is moving in such perfectly orchestrated movements that my eyeballs just start spinning trying to keep track. It’s like seeing human kaleidoscopes shift around or mirrored clones mimicking each other. » 5/27/15 8:39pm Today 8:39pm

Government-Subsidized Cotton Farms Are Sucking the Colorado River Dry

Not too many drought stories have focused on cotton. As one of the thirstiest crops, it was long abandoned by many farmers in the regions hardest hit by unprecedented water scarcity. Except for one part of Arizona, where cotton blooms defiantly, even today. Because here, the more cotton fails, the more the US pays… » 5/27/15 8:20pm Today 8:20pm

Amateur Satellite Trackers Found the Secret X-37B Space Plane in Orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s supersecret X-37B was launched into orbit for the fourth time last week, and amateur satellite watchers have promptly identified its secret orbit—also for the fourth time. There is, you see, a small army of amateurs who keep track of over 300 spy satellites, often with little more than a pair of… » 5/27/15 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

Can A Cube-Like Shape Really Make A Better Tent?

Earlier this year we told you about a new generation of tents that are ditching the traditional domes and triangles for an all-new shape: cubes. And man, you guys found some flaws in that idea. Will the roof pool rain or the sides collapse in high wind? We took one backpacking in Yosemite to find out. » 5/27/15 7:20pm Today 7:20pm

I Got My Friends to Try Female Condoms. Here’s What They Thought.

I know they’ve been ridiculed. I know some people think they’re ew. Thing is, I don’t believe in judging things on blind emotion. I believe in data. So I recruited two of my friends and their partners, all of whom have a really good sense of humor, to test some female condoms for me. » 5/27/15 6:37pm Today 6:37pm

Saving the Last of the World's Glaciers By Sending Them to Antarctica

Glaciology is in the middle of a slow-moving crisis. As the climate warms, glaciers are shrinking and then disappearing. So scientists have come up with a plan to put ice cores from melting glaciers in the most permanent cold storage possible on Earth—in Antarctica. » 5/27/15 4:55pm Today 4:55pm

Chevy Is Bringing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto To the Masses

Chevy has announced it will integrate both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into 14 of its models next year. That’s a lot of cars, and Apple anticipates that CarPlay will be in 40 models worldwide by year’s end. I tried out both systems at an event yesterday, and left curious: Have cars finally become rolling computers? » 5/27/15 4:29pm Today 4:29pm

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it… » 5/27/15 4:26pm Today 4:26pm

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Splash into Summer With A $150 Visa Giftcard

It’s here, it’s finally really here! What’re we yelling about? Summer, obviously. It’s finally getting hot, the beaches are starting to fill up, and we’re shedding those winter layers in favor of bikinis and swim trunks. What does that mean, though? It’s time to buy a whole lotta sunblock. Where are you going to get… » 5/27/15 3:53pm Today 3:53pm