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Key & Peele: Aerobics Meltdown

(NSFW: Language) An aerobics contest finalist receives bad news while performing live on TV. Key & Peele director Peter Atencio declared this as his favorite K&P sketch because it’s a technically polished dark comedy. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Flux Capacitor Watch

Wait a minute. Doc, are you telling us ThinkGeek built a time-telling machine…out of a flux capacitor? This officially licensed Back to the Future watch displays the date on an LCD screen, while 12 dots of light show the time. Link Price: $50 Continue Reading from the Source

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If Pac-Man Was Released Today

The Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man is one of the worst ports in video game history. Would it have been better if it was released today? Something Awful creator Lowtax thinks not. We bet the HD graphics are in-app purchases. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Uber’s smear machine thinks you’re a total idiot

Uber’s attempt to silence and smear journalists reporting next n its business practices has moved into its next phase. Let’s call this one “Operation Nothing To See Here.” If you recall, earlier this week Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith reported that a senior Uber executive, Emil Michael, had boasted of a $1m plan to do “oppo” research on journalists [...]

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What Medium’s big play for politicians says about the platform’s future

With the latest midterm elections at a close, politicians and analysts have now set their ramblings and pontificating on the 2016 Presidential race. With adoption on online networks even greater today than ever before, another parallel race appears to be taking shape: The fight between digital platforms to become the go-to destination whenever a politician or political operative [...]

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4K Sun Time-lapse

JamesTyrwhitt-Drake – who made the color-enhanced time-lapse of Earth – made this 4K animation of the Sun from over 17,000 images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The sound is based on the sun’s magnetic activity. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Smart Pipe

Adult Swim follows up Too Many Cooks with another pitch-perfect parody. This time it takes aim at consumer technology companies, with their buzzword-heavy pitches, frivolous social features and disregard for customers’ privacy. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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“A productive member of society”: Talking immigration with Jose Antonio Vargas

It’s been quite the week here at Pando, but at times like this it’s good to have one’s own problems put in perspective. So it was on Tuesday night when Sarah Lacy and I went to a screening room in San Francisco to watch Jose Antonio Vargas’ remarkable documentary, Documented. The film was originally released in 2013 but is [...]

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Audi Prologue Concept

The Audi Prologue serves as the blueprint to the carmaker’s near future models. This hulking block of sculpted steel has a 4L TFSI engine that produces up to 605hp and 553.2 lb-ft of torque and is filled with passive 3D displays inside. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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‘weev’ in Beirut: I can’t go home until “most of the agents of the federal government are dead.”

“The only hope I have of returning to the land I love, where I was kidnapped at gunpoint and had my house bulldozed, is if there is a such a consistent level of change that most of the agents of the federal government are dead. I want to go home but I can’t.” It’s late [...]

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Trainspotting in 60 Seconds

(NSFW: Language) 1A4STUDIO does their best to sum up the plot of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting in about a minute. They got it mostly right – except this time we can understand what the characters are saying without subtitles. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Retro Safety Glasses

Like Hand Eye Supply’s offerings, Restoration Hardware’s horn-rimmed safety glasses are stylish alternatives to the workshop staple. It has polycarbonate lenses, adjustable steel temples and removable perforated side shields. Hat Tip Link Price: $23 Continue Reading from the Source

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Pantelligent

A frying pan with a temperature sensor and Bluetooth connectivity. Its iOS and Pebble apps come with recipes and step-by-step instructions. You can also record your own recipes or just monitor the pan’s temperature through the apps. Hat Tip Link Price: $199++ Continue Reading from the Source

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SunJack CampLight USB Bulb

Sure you could use a flashlight. Or a lantern. Or I guess even an iPad. But SunJack’s CampLight looks and acts like a real live 4W LED bulb, delivering a 270-degree beam angle of ambient lighting when plugged into any standard USB source. Wall plugs, batteries, laptops, your mom (ahhh, it’s a joke like Rob [...]

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Running with the Smooth Jazz Devil

YouTuber Andy Rehfeldt managed to turn Van Halen’s classic Running with the Devil into a mellow jazz track more fitting of Steely Dan than David Lee Roth. If you enjoyed it as much as we did, buy Andy a beer. Link : http://b3ta.com/links/Van_Halen_Running_With_The_Devil_Smooth_Jazz_Version Continue Reading from the Source

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The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness

A documentary about Studio Ghibli, filmed while the studio was finishing The Wind Rises and the Tale of The Princess Kaguya. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness focuses on Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takahata. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: ~$50 Continue Reading from the Source

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Han Solo in Carbonite Shower Curtain

Welp, depending on who’s in the shower, Han Solo might not mind that he’s now stuck in both Carbonite and a shower curtain. I mean, I’m sure he’s gotten pretty sick of looking at naked Leia over the past 30 years, but if some other nubile Alderaan princess were to hop in for a rinse…. [...]

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How once high-flying Fab’s sale for parts is both worse and not as bad as it seem

Oh how the mighty have fallen. Just 17 months ago, investors were strapping Fab with a $1 billion valuation and talking about it as the next Amazon. Today, we get news that the company is in talks to sell to PCH International for a whiplash-inducing $15 million, according to TechCrunch – roughly the banking fee [...]

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