​How To Build A Snow Shelter

Want something fun and productive to do during this whole giant blizzard thing? Why not learn how to build a snow shelter? It could save your life one day but, more importantly, they're just a ton of fun to make. Here's how.
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Lake Effect Snow: How Nature's Greatest Snow Machine Works

The above photo, taken from a plane above Buffalo yesterday by photographer Jeff Suhr, shows the brutal lake effect snow storm in effect over Western New York right now. Some areas are expecting up to six feet of snow by the end of the week. These snowstorms are among the most intense in the world, and the processes… » 11/19/14 8:28am 11/19/14 8:28am

Blizzard's Overwatch short film is worthy of Pixar

Blizzard announced their new game today. Its name is Overwatch and, looking at the short film—they call it trailer, but it is a short—they could produce a movie out of this. Make Brad Bird direct it and grab a few billion dollars on top of all the gazillion dollars that they are going to be making from the game. » 11/08/14 12:29am 11/08/14 12:29am

The Northeast Is a Mess Because It's Running Out of Salt

The Northeast may have had its fun mocking the South's recent descent into chaos in the face of snow, but now it's our turn to fall apart. This newest storm has shut down I-84—one of the region's biggest highways—and crippled countless other roads. The culprit? We're running out of salt. » 2/05/14 12:28pm 2/05/14 12:28pm

How To Order Internet Delivery During a Blizzard and Not Be a Dick

If you live in the blizzard-ridden United States, you might be looking out your window at a harsh, desolate, snowy wasteland. Cars in the middle of the street. Frosty despair. But you're also hungry. Here's how to order in, guilt-free. » 1/03/14 10:30am 1/03/14 10:30am

The Beautiful Result of Projecting a Movie Onto a Blizzard

Over the weekend, New York-based redditor Brian Maffitt aimed a projector—playing The Lorax—at the blizzard which struck the east coast and photographed the result. The images are a beautiful and psychedelic take on the pure-white flakes that fell. » 2/11/13 6:11am 2/11/13 6:11am

Bury Yourself Under This Avalanche Of Winter Storm Nemo Timelapses

Winter storm Nemo's triumphant entrance has come and gone by this point, and there's no shortage of documentation to show for it. After all, any aspiring snowpocalypse worth its (road) salt inspires an army of time timelapses that speed the storm's once fluttering bounty into a straight-up dump. Here are a couple of… » 2/09/13 9:00pm 2/09/13 9:00pm

Why Some AT&T Users Didn't Receive Yesterday's Emergency Alert

If you were anywhere near the East Coast yesterday, you might have received an emergency storm alert on your phone telling you it's time to to break into mass hysteria. Or maybe you didn't! While it was nice to know that someone cared for those that got it, the emergency alert was hitting people's phones pretty… » 2/08/13 3:14pm 2/08/13 3:14pm

Winter Storm Nemo Has Ruined Twitter Parody Accounts Forever

We all knew this would happen. It always happens, but it's still horrifying to see. Put together by EJMaroun and brought to our attention by stefan, here's a harrowing look at the state of Twitter comedy today. This is far more harrowing than a storm. » 2/08/13 2:59pm 2/08/13 2:59pm

Watch Winter Storm Nemo Crash Into the East Coast on These Live Webcams

You might be able to watch Nor'Easter Nemo hammer the East Coast right outside your window, but if you're looking to get a few other angles on the action, there's a whole bunch of live webcams for your perusal. Check 'em out below. You don't even have to take off your slanket. » 2/08/13 1:23pm 2/08/13 1:23pm

Here Comes the Snowpocalypse From Space

Here it is. They can't stop laughing at New Yorkers in Minnesota, where they have these "snowmagedons" every other day during winter—but show this picture from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite to the former, and we will run away, screaming and looting supermarkets: » 2/08/13 10:39am 2/08/13 10:39am

Beat the Blizzard With This Warm-Ass Coat

Hunker down, everyone. There's a MASSIVE BLIZZARD heading for the northeast and you're all going to die. Or at least you're going to need a very warm coat, like the North Face Himalayan Down Parka. » 2/07/13 5:00pm 2/07/13 5:00pm

That Blizzard Emergency Warning Text That Just Scared The Bejeezus Out…

Apparently, some kind of weather catastrophe is on its way to the NE. I was vaguely aware that we would be getting a winter storm of some kind. Several inches of snow, a foot perhaps. But now I'm scared into a frenzy. Good! That means the system works! » 2/07/13 4:35pm 2/07/13 4:35pm

You're Being Lied To: Windows 8 Isn't Bad for Gaming

Windows 8 is a threat to computer gaming. It's a "catastrophe," if you listen to Gabe Newell at Valve, or heads at a bunch of other major gaming companies. But the thing is, even though everyone in video games is yelling about Windows 8, they're not actually yelling about, well, gaming. » 8/24/12 2:25pm 8/24/12 2:25pm

Stanford Boffins on the Brink of Breaking Captcha Codes

Captcha systems, those psychedelic-font phrases designed to weed out bots from users, are a staple website security. And, thanks to Stanford Researchers, they may be quickly becoming completely useless. » 10/31/11 11:40pm 10/31/11 11:40pm

A Woman Almost Died in Her Burning House Because of Verizon's Dropped…

Verizon recently dropped over 10,000 911 calls because of a blizzard in Maryland. One of those dropped calls ended with a woman almost dying and her home burning down. » 2/24/11 5:25pm 2/24/11 5:25pm

FCC Scolds Verizon Over 10,000 Dropped 911 Calls During Blizzard

A dropped call to 911 during emergency conditions? Bad. Ten thousand of them? Very bad. Verizon did just this during a recent Blizzard in Maryland, and the FCC is ticked—asking for an internal investigation. [Bloomberg via Engadget] » 2/22/11 8:52am 2/22/11 8:52am

Watch 20 Hours of Blizzard in 38 Seconds

How much snow has really piled up in the last 24 hours? Michael Black left a camera, a clock, and a meter stick in his backyard to find out. Watch it reach snowglobe status in a matter of seconds. [GawkerTV] » 12/27/10 2:20pm 12/27/10 2:20pm

Make Dairy Queen Blizzards at Home and Watch As Your Thighs Grow

Is it too early to be thinking about icecream? Pffft. It's never too early! Especially when they're served soft and coated with poprocks. $30 for a Blizzard machine equals seven in-store Blizzards, by the way. [Target via I4U via NerdApproved] » 10/27/10 5:00am 10/27/10 5:00am