Navy Virtual Reality, NiceBooby.Net, Fake UberFacts, and More

Well this was a hell of a week. We blew the lid off of NBC's collection of dirty-name URLs, debunked 24 hours' worth of fake UberFacts, toured China's largest ghost city, and more. Let's take a look back, shall we?

Amazon Prime Is Still the Best Deal in Tech


Today, the fateful news came down that Amazon will finally increase the cost of an Amazon Prime membership. Horrors! Except, not really. Because even at $99 a year, Amazon Prime is still the single biggest bargain in tech.

Welcome to The World's Largest Ghost City: Ordos, China

Built for over a million people, the city of Ordos was designed to be the crowning glory of Inner Mongolia. Doomed to incompletion however, this futuristic metropolis now rises empty out of the deserts of northern China. Only 2% of its buildings were ever filled; the rest has largely been left to decay, abandoned mid-construction, earning Ordos the title of China's Ghost City.

24 Hours of UberFacts: So Many Lies, So Little Time


With about 6.3 million Twitter followers, UberFacts reaches millions of people with little nuggets of trivia every day. Unfortunately, many of those "fun facts" are completely wrong or misleading.

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?


Whether it's served in a demitasse mug or a venti mochachino bucket, coffee is an essential, eye-opening morning ritual for many of us. But at what point does throwing back another vente doing you more harm than good?

Greatest Pharmacist Ever Prescribes Anti-Monster Spray for 6-Year-Old


If there's an award for the most adorable prescription of the year, pharmacist Jeff Dodds of Watford City, North Dakota has this year's title on lockdown. And all it took was some creative labeling and a very sleepy six-year-old girl with a monster problem.

The 500 MPH Superplane That Bugatti Had to Hide From the Nazis


This is the Bugatti Model 100P: A 900 HP, 500 MPH, race plane imagined by none other than legendary automotive designer Ettore Bugatti, so technologically advanced that it could have single-handedly dominated the skies of WWII for Germany, had the Nazis ever gotten their hands on it. But after more than seven decades of obscurity in a French barn, the "Veyron of the Skies" is ready to finally take flight for the first time.

22 Incredible Images Show What the Future Looked Like 100 Years Ago


These amazing, almost 100-year old covers of the weekly French magazine Le Petite Journal are from the online collection of the french National Library. They show what were the most exciting innovations of the 1920s, and how people in Europe imagined the future of technology and science.

Razer's Righteous New Blade Might Be the Best Windows Laptop Yet


The 2013 Razer Blade was fantastic. A finally great execution on a concept that's been appealing as hell from the very start, a Windows gaming laptop with the premium feel of a MacBook. Now it's back again, and yes, it is even better.

Garmin Vivofit Review: Some Good Ideas But Not Quite There


In the ever-expanding pantheon of wearable fitness trackers, Garmin is looking for an open seat, ideally at the Cool Kids' Table (CKT). Garmin makes some of the best GPS sports watches out there, so expectations were high for the company's first tracker. While it adds a nice trick or two, the holes are just too many.

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare


When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift.

The Saga of NiceBooby.Net and NBC's Hilarious Shadow-URL Empire


Maybe one night, as you scuttled darkly across the fringes of the internet, you came across a site like Or Maybe even But when you clicked, you were met not with the lurid promises of the URL, but rather by the smiling faces of SNL cast members. Had you discovered a wormhole in the web? Nah. Just another pervy-sounding NBC property.

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