The Best New Year's Day Deals

Amazon's back with another insane bundle of free Android apps and games, including Thomas Was Alone, Riptide GP2, Republique, Monopoly, and a lot more. [FREE 33 Premium Android Apps] » 1/01/15 12:49pm 1/01/15 12:49pm

8 Healthy Tech Habits to Adopt in 2015

Hello, 2015. How are you? I'm fine, I'm just currently bouncing back from last night's rager that left me with a bad hangover. Not a great start to the day, but that doesn't mean we can't better ourselves this year. » 1/01/15 10:00am 1/01/15 10:00am

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your New Year's Exercise Resolutions

Raise your hand if you kept all of your New Year's resolutions in 2013. Good, okay, now only raise your hand if you weren't lying just now. Ahh, nice to see both of you. We always start the new year with the best intentions but, man, old habits die hard. Let's see if we can do better this year. Here are five tips that… » 1/01/14 2:00pm 1/01/14 2:00pm

What Are Your Tech Resolutions for 2014?

We all have our standard, age-old New Years resolutions. Quit smoking. Work out more. Come to terms with ever present self hatred. But there's more to life than just health and wellness. There are computers! And social networks! So is this the year you finally kick Facebook? (Yeah right!) Or maybe the year you stop… » 12/31/13 3:30pm 12/31/13 3:30pm

Auld Lang Syne Isn't Always Lame

This morning I decided that I was going to write a soundtrack post called "Here's the Deal with Auld Lang Syne." And then around 4pm "What's the Deal with Auld Lang Syne?" went up on Huffington Post. So cool. Go there for your 1788 Scottish poetry/music lesson. » 12/29/13 9:12pm 12/29/13 9:12pm

This Partying Porcupine Talks Just Like a Pixar Character

Chances are you may have rung in the new year with excess of some kind or another, but there's no way in hell you were this cute while you were doing it. Teddy here can get away with knocking over his glass and just generally making a mess because of that endearing squeaking nose. You, on the other hand, just yell… » 1/11/13 7:20pm 1/11/13 7:20pm

Fireworks Are Even More Hypnotic In Reverse

Ringing in a new year just doesn't feel right without the cacophonous report of fireworks. But for something a little different—and maybe more inspiring—check out this spooky video of Melbourne's new years fireworks in reverse. The explosions of light collapsing on themselves look like galaxies getting sucked into… » 1/02/13 2:00pm 1/02/13 2:00pm

Relive 2012 As It Played Out On Twitter

When it comes to reliving headline making news events, the spinning newspaper effect is old and antiquated. Social networks have long since replaced printed media as the go to source for breaking news, so visual effects artist Jeremiah Warren has animated a 2012 year in review using nothing but tweets from the past… » 1/01/13 8:00pm 1/01/13 8:00pm

Conan Reveals 2012's Least Viral Videos

Gangnam Style and Call Me Maybe parodies might have been some of the most shared videos during 2012, but Conan O'Brien decided to dig into the deepest bowels of YouTube and unearth the least viral videos of the past year. If you're a fan of topless old men sleeping and cable access shoe shine shows, you're in for a… » 1/01/13 4:00pm 1/01/13 4:00pm

Laser-Etched Champagne Flutes Bubble Forever, Or At Least Until Empty

Your 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations are probably over, but if you want to add some pizzazz to your next party 364 days from now, grab a set of these special champagne flutes that feature a laser-etched sparkling point on the bottom producing a non-stop stream of bubbles. » 1/01/13 10:00am 1/01/13 10:00am

This Is What The New Year Looked Like in 1957

A lot of things have changed in the past 56 years, but some things will always be pretty much the same. Take a look at this footage of Times Square on New Years Eve from 1957, for example. No one is carrying portable, cellular phones or updating their statuses on any so-called "networks of sociability", but they're… » 12/31/12 9:00pm 12/31/12 9:00pm

NASA's Curiosity Rover Has a Special Message for You This New Year

It's New Years. Balls will be dropped. Kisses will be kissed. Bubbly will be drunk drank drunken dranked consumed. But that's all normal. This year there's something different: a message from Mars, apparently. » 12/31/12 7:00pm 12/31/12 7:00pm

Watch The New Year Roll In By Creeping On Strangers' Instagram Pictures

Thanks to our planet's roundness and the timezones we have to cope with it, the "New Year" isn't just one moment; it's a whole bunch of them. And with Instagram's New Years collection you can watch 29 of them pop off in all their filtered glory. » 12/31/12 2:30pm 12/31/12 2:30pm

Watch Out: Your New Year's Midnight Delivery Messages on Facebook…

You know how Facebook added that Facebook Stories feature that lets you automatically spam all your "friends" with automatic "Happy New Year" inanities? Well, beware because they aren't private, thanks to a security cock-up. » 12/30/12 10:49pm 12/30/12 10:49pm

What Happens When You Get Alcohol Poisoning?

As regular Happy Hour readers know, there's nothing we like more than finding new, innovative, and fun approaches to drinking. But there's a darker side that must be acknowledged. Specifically, you can poison yourself and die. » 12/28/12 5:00pm 12/28/12 5:00pm

Facebook Spam Everyone You Know a 'Happy New Year' Message Right at…

New Years Eve can get a little crazy, and if you try to wish everyone you know luck for 2013 just as as the ball drops, you will fail. Hammering out dozens of messages on your phone with your clumsy midnight fingers over clogged data airwaves will not work. Sorry. » 12/26/12 4:03pm 12/26/12 4:03pm

New Year's Noisemaker Breathalyzer Makes You Extra Annoying When Drunk

Created by an ad agency who presumably have a vested interest in people getting blotto on New Year's Eve, Havas WW's Buzzed Buzzer only makes a sound when the performer is suitably drunk. » 12/21/12 9:22am 12/21/12 9:22am

China Rings in the New Year with a Robot Dance Party

When Chinese audiences tuned in to Big-Show last night to celebrate the start of the Year of the Dragon, they were treated to this 14-member all-robot dance troupe. Why yes, they are dancing to a remix of the Tetris theme. [Technabob] » 1/26/12 10:20pm 1/26/12 10:20pm

Seven Tech Resolutions to Avoid Suffering in the New Year

Now that your vision is de-blurred and you can feel your face again, it's time to kick 2012's ass. For some, that means no more smoking or chicken nuggets—but let's also have a fresh start with electronics. » 1/02/12 10:20am 1/02/12 10:20am