We're rolling ever forward towards the holidays, and this week we have some early presents for you. We've got the years more infamous sexts, insanely tall Lego towers, the most overpriced gadgets ever, a not-unicorn, awesome Photoshops, dissovling condoms and much, much more. Check it all out below.

This Hilarious Video Shows Everything That's Annoying About Instagram

Because we're all egomaniacs who like to moonlight as artistic geniuses and because damn near everybody uses Instagram, the filtered photo sharing social network has devolved into a thumb scrolling exercise of the same freaking pictures: clouds, city skylines, feet, coffee art, food, walls, babies, sneaky boobs and anything to turn a like. More »

Vice Magazine Just Accidentally Revealed Where John McAfee Is Hiding

Next in line at the great journalistic jungle buffet is Vice, which sent down two dudes to chat with paranoid/fugitive John McAfee and reprint his various insane thoughts. And more: they forgot to clear GPS data in an uploaded photo.. More »

These Awesome Photoshops Are Perfect Because They Were Well Planned

These images by Martín De Pasquale are so surreal that, obviously, you know they aren't actual photos. But they are perfectly executed. And the reason for that is not awesome Photoshop skills as much as good planning. If you want to make perfect photo composites, it's not that hard if you plan in advance. Martín's examples will show you how to do it. More »

How To Easily Build the Most Useful Keychain You've Ever Owned

If you've got access to a bucket of Lego Technic pieces, then you've probably already got everything you need to build what could possibly be the most useful keychains ever devised. As for the building instructions, just take a look at the image above and you'll easily figure it out. More »

The Most Infamous Sexts of 2012 (NSFW)

Hacked pictures. FBI inbox sweeps. Cameras pointed at mirrors. This year was full of horny, naked Internet. As long as celebrities, politicians, and ordinary people like you, me, and the postman keep taking pictures of their penises, this will keep happening. It doesn't make it right-nobody likes being shamed across the web. But it's hard to shout the refrain too many times: If you take naked pictures of yourself in the 21st century, there is a real chance the rest of us will someday look at them. More »

Fancy Dissolving Condoms Are the Future of Female Birth Control

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a discreet condom that does double duty for women's reproductive health subtly-it prevents pregnancy and protects against sexually transmitted diseases by dissolving inside of the body and releasing preventative drugs after use. Who can argue with that? More »

How Tall Can a Lego Tower Be Before It Crushes Itself?

Every building material has a theoretical limit which it can't be used beyond: at some point, the weight of material above is enough to crush what's below. Now, a team of engineers has worked out that limit for Lego-and it's surprisingly high. More »

The 15 Most Overpriced Gadgets of All Time

There's nothing wrong with charging a lot of money for your gadget. Some of the best things in life are the exact opposite of free; a truly superior product is definitely worth spending more. Unfortunately, sometimes tech companies think too much of their wares and too little of your intelligence. The result is a product whose price is out of whack with its real value in the marketplace. More »

Rethinking the iPhone Lockscreen

iOS is boring. It's unconnected. It isn't flexible. It's slow. That's generally the consensus. And while many look to Jony Ive's new role as the answer, it doesn't exactly solve these problems. So I thought I would give it a shot. More »

This Is the Mythical Animal Actually Found By North Korean Archeologists

The world got it all wrong, so you can all stop laughing now. The North Korean archeologists didn't find a magic unicorn lair belonging to an ancient king in Pyongyang. Don't be stupid! No, they actually found the lair of the animal you are seeing above. More »