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LWT: Drones

(NSFW: Language) Last Week Tonight talks about the United States’ use of armed drones. The practice is shrouded in what appear to be unsettling and vague guidelines where targets are presumed guilty. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Eyes of Hitchcock

It is said the eyes are the windows to the soul, and the late, great director Alfred Hitchcock had quite a way with eyes. Though most of the peepers shown in Kogonada’s tribute to Hitch reveal dark, disturbed and fearful souls behind them. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Kingsman: TSS (Trailer 2)

Kingsman: The Secret Service shows off some of its action, humor and gadgets, as well as the villain played by Samuel L. Jackson. We’re giving this the benefit of the doubt because Matthew Vaughn is at the helm. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Tiny Detectives

While some people are concerned with the casting of Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell in True Detective season 2, we’re not worried. But the guys at Funny or Die think Ellen Page and Kate Mara would have been a better choice. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Circle goes surprisingly global with the public launch of its user-friendly bitcoin wallet

When Circle previewed its bitcoin wallet and exchange platform in May, then in public beta, I called it the “CryptoBank of America.” It was a nod to the company’s focus on consumers, rather than merchants, its commitment to leading with free, easy to use, and aesthetically pleasing products, its desire to serve the underbanked, and [...]

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Modern Classic Cocktails

New York’s Death & Co. is regarded as one of the greatest premium cocktail bars in the world. Now you can create nearly 500 drink recipes, designed and curated by the bar, with incredible cocktails like the Shruff’s End and the Hostage Situation. Hat Tip Link Price: $19-$26 Continue Reading from the Source

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URBANCE

Described as a mashup between Jet Set Radio and The Warriors, URBANCE is set in a dystopian future where a deadly virus prohibits sex, and the genders divide into rival gangs. Support the production through Kickstarter. (Thanks Marcin!) Link Link 2 Price: $1++ Continue Reading from the Source

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Today in “Peter Thiel says things.” Does society really hate tech?

Peter Thiel* is very good at saying things. The PayPal founder/Facebook investor/possible-libertarian-supervillain is eloquent and quick-witted, with a penchant for boiling down big concepts into bite-sized truisms. “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters” is his signature line. (I prefer Jeffrey Hammerbacher’s “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click [...]

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H&M Long Pilot Jacket

H&M rides on the coattails of the ’90s oversized steez with this trenchcoat-length bomber jacket. It has felted sleeves, a quilted lining, a vent at the back with a fastener – and best of all – a rational price. Hat Tip Link Price: $99 Continue Reading from the Source

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Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer

We all know there are 2 failsafe ways to make any food taste good: 1) Add bacon; 2) Batter and deep fry. Too bad both make you tub out and smell bad. However, for those intent on eating their nightly helping of fried chicken and continuing to get laid, Big Boss has a helpful solution. [...]

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Cirque du Drone

Cirque du Soleil teamed up with ETH Zurich and Verity Studios to create this short film titled Sparked, which combines Cirque’s trademark whimsy with an impressively choreographed drone flight. Go behind the scenes here. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Video of stupid kids bending iPhones in Apple Store is more proof that we need a “right to be forgotten”

On a believability scale, the idea that teenagers are idiots is closer to “the sky is blue” than “the Universe might be little more than a giant hologram.” Now we can thank two teens for proving this point by filming themselves entering an Apple Store, attempting to bend as many iPhone 6 Plus models as they [...]

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Time to Go…

A steel mill worker watches as a batch of wet scrap metal is lowered into a melting furnace, which can be extremely dangerous. But he doesn’t seem to be in any rush to leave the room. Fortunately, he finally makes the right call. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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SNL: Pete Davidson on Business

(NSFW: Language) Stand-up comedian and Saturday Night Live rookie Pete Davidson breaks down the finer points of an argument that doesn’t really have any finer points: whether or not he should go down on a guy for money. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Uber and Lyft CEOs try to catch flies with vinegar at US Conference of Mayors

For ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to succeed, support from regulators is essential. But it’s not just one regulatory body, it’s several at the federal, state, and local level in each market the companies operate that must accommodate the new services. Judging by the number of lawsuits, injunctions, and driver arrests, things haven’t exactly [...]

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RuckPack Combat Tested Energy Drink

If anyone needs to reach and maintain peak mental and physical performance, it’s US Special Operations Forces stationed in Afghanistan. So a team of them, led by Rob Dyer, designed RuckPack nutrition and energy drink as an alternative to the 20 pills a day they had to take otherwise. Now, with the help of a [...]

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The Missing Scarf

Eoin Duffy’s award-winning animated film follows a squirrel who encounters various animals on his path to find his lost scarf. What starts out as a typical parable quickly turns into an episode of COSMOS. Brilliantly narrated by George Takei. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Cloud jobs are growing faster than the talent pool. That’s an opportunity for women coders says Intel

As more and more jobs are created by technology firms, one of the biggest issues facing the sector is how to ensure those opportunities are available to all, not limited just young, white males. And with women only making up 20 percent of American programmers, according to the US Department of Labor, and high profile firms [...]

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Kengo Sushi & Yakitori

Having seen enough bad Kickstarter videos to make our eyes cross, it was refreshing to watch the high level of clever in this pitch for Toledo’s latest sushi restaurant, which needs an authentic yakitori grill. Get your wallets out. (Thanks John!) Link Price: $25+ Continue Reading from the Source

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GoPro HERO4 Black & Silver

The HERO4 Black is twice as powerful as its predecessor, capturing video in pro grade 4k resolution at 30fps, 2.7k @50fps or 1080p @120fps, and improved audio, while the 1080p HERO4 Silver has a built-in touchscreen display. Link Link 2 Price: $400-$500 Continue Reading from the Source

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