How VFX Wizards Got The Brady Bunch Back on Screen to Sell Candy Bars

One of the more memorable moments from last night's Super Bowl—at least before the end of the fourth quarter—was the latest Snickers ad that co-opted The Brady Bunch into selling candy bars. But if you thought the ad just used some clever editing and dubbing, over on FXGuide they have a thorough break-down of the… » 2/02/15 4:50pm 2/02/15 4:50pm

The First Super Bowl Played Under LEDs Will Use 75 Percent Less Power

It might seem like LED bulbs are only for early-adopters hoping to cut down their monthly Con Ed power bill, but come Sunday, the energy-efficient lighting alternative will take center stage at one of the greatest spectacles on Earth. This will actually be the first Super Bowl to be entirely lit by LED bulbs. » 2/01/15 12:00pm 2/01/15 12:00pm

How to Watch Super Bowl XLIX Online 

Super Bowl XLIX is tomorrow. Cord-cutting SportsHeads need not fret: If you don't have a TV, it's pretty easy to watch it online this year. NBC is streaming it for free on its website, and even if you don't have cable, you'll be able to watch from within the U.S. » 1/31/15 6:00pm 1/31/15 6:00pm

The FAA Says It's Banning Drones at the Super Bowl Because of 9/11

The FAA sent us a bit more detail about why it's banning drones at Sunday's Super Bowl. As you may have predicted, the ban stems from legislation passed after 9/11. » 1/30/15 10:20am 1/30/15 10:20am

The FAA's Drone Ban at the Super Bowl Is Absurd

You may have heard about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) quietly declaring that this year's Super Bowl will be a "no drone zone." You may not have heard just how big that no drone zone will be. It's 60 miles wide. The no drone zone is larger than the city of Phoenix. Seems a little bit absurd, huh? » 1/29/15 7:20pm 1/29/15 7:20pm

Dish DVR Lets You Skip the Football And Watch Nothing But Super Bowl Ads

If you're one of the many Americans who couldn't care less which group of grown men is better at surprise bear hugs and rolling in the grass, Dish DVR is granting you a big Super Bowl surprise with Reverse AutoHop. Now, you can cut out all that garbage football from this year's Super Bowl, and gorge yourself on… » 1/29/15 3:02pm 1/29/15 3:02pm

Bud Light Built a Human-Sized Pac-Man Maze For Its Super Bowl Ad

Say what you will about the actual beer, but Bud Light has made some pretty memorable Super Bowl commercials over the years. And for this year's big game they've made every child of the '80s' dream come true by building a human-sized version of Pac-Man that even has challengers battling giant glowing ghosts while… » 1/23/15 9:04am 1/23/15 9:04am

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 the Super Bowl failed its transit-riding attendees, an L.A. museum that collects houses, and why Monarch butterflies are dying (spoiler: because of us). Plus a McDonald's in Queens, Millennials in St. Louis, and biking in Las Vegas. It's time for your weekly Urban Reads. » 2/03/14 3:45pm 2/03/14 3:45pm

Every Super Bowl Tech Ad, Ranked

Unlike recent years, 2014 saw some Super Bowl ads for tech companies that were actually... good? Inconceivable! We've gathered them all here, in easily processed ranking form. As always, all rankings are totally subjective and legally binding. » 2/03/14 10:01am 2/03/14 10:01am

It Took More Than Just iPhones to Shoot Apple's New Ad

With Macintosh turning 30 this year, you'd think Apple would go big. Maybe they'd spring for another Super Bowl commercial like the 1984 ad that changed the way the world thinks about computers. Nah… they just made an Apple promo reel that was shot entirely on iPhones—with a little help, of course. » 2/03/14 9:38am 2/03/14 9:38am

The Super Bowl XLVIII seen from space

This image by the Advanced Land Imager on NASA's Earth Observing-1 shows the current state of the MetLife Stadium, in the Meadowlands, the site for the Super Bowl XLVIII: "A crust of snow, ice, and salt make the surrounding parking lots appear gray." » 2/02/14 8:20pm 2/02/14 8:20pm

One Boob Built YouTube: How Nipplegate Changed the Way We Share Video

Think about it this way: If Justin Timberlake hadn't partially exposed one of Janet Jackson's nipples during that fateful Super Bowl halftime show, you wouldn't be able to watch all the nipples you'd like on your computer today. » 2/02/14 6:00pm 2/02/14 6:00pm

What time is the Super Bowl? It's not just a question being typed into search engines by millions of Americans right this moment, it's also one of the "most legendary acts of SEO trolling ever." [The Atlantic] » 2/02/14 5:45pm 2/02/14 5:45pm

How Are You Watching the Super Bowl?

Many of us will probably be watching today's game the way it was meant to be enjoyed: On an old-fashioned television with a bucket of hot wings in our laps. But this is the third Super Bowl that doesn't require cord cutters to bum a seat on our friend's nasty ass couch. » 2/02/14 4:00pm 2/02/14 4:00pm

Apple Is Probably Going to Run a Sequel to its “1984” Ad Today

30 years ago. The Los Angeles Raiders are slaughtering the Washington Redskins at halftime. You decide it's time for a refill on your Crystal Light. You're headed to the kitchen when something stops you in your tracks—a chick with a Brigitte Nielsen haircut and a hammer, running towards you. » 2/02/14 3:00pm 2/02/14 3:00pm

3 Ways to Chill Your Canned Beverages Before Kickoff

This is a Public Service Announcement: If you have warm beer (or may be receiving warm beer during the game today), you should read this post we originally ran two years ago. » 2/02/14 2:00pm 2/02/14 2:00pm

Which State Will Be Drinking the Most Beer Today?

Americans have already spent an estimated $1 billion stockpiling beer for today's game. But who's drinking the most? This series of interactive maps by Esri tabulates crucial data for your Super Bowl Sunday, including which cities have hosted the most Super Bowls and where people are most likely to be spending their… » 2/02/14 11:00am 2/02/14 11:00am

A football field compared to the International Space Station

This graphic by NASA shows the ISS compared to a football field. They're more or less the same size: A football field is 360 by 160 foot. The space station is 356 by 239 feet. » 2/01/14 3:11pm 2/01/14 3:11pm

How To Deep Fry Without A Deep Fryer (And Make 5 Super Bowl Treats)

For a lot of us, just thinking about the Super Bowl elicits a craving for deep-fried goodness. If you're without a dedicated fryer, don't fear. Modernist Cuisine at Home will show you how to achieve the same effect with a handful of conventional kitchen tools you just might have lying around. » 2/01/14 1:00pm 2/01/14 1:00pm