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Egg Russian Roulette 2

“The oooodds grow ever slimmer. Which one? Choose.” Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon plays the intense Egg Russian Roulette with guest Bradley Cooper. As the video’s length attests, this is one for the books. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine

Flesh and Machine is the upcoming ambient album by producer Daniel Lanois, the man behind some of the 80’s best albums, including U2’s The Joshua Tree, Bob Dylan’s Time out of Mind and Peter Gabriel’s So. Stream the album on NPR. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $10 Continue Reading from the Source

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Leggage Foot Massaging Laptop Case

A laptop case for frequent travelers, the few inches of of tipi-ed bulk Leggage adds to its frame says it will elevate, massage, and assuage your restless feet and legs during miserable, interminable flights (i.e., all flights). It’s pretty common knowledge anymore that you can die from sitting too long. Blood clots, boredom, one of [...]

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Floating Building

Designed by Alex Chinneck, Take My Lightning But Don’t Steal My Thunder appears to be a stone building with its upper half suspended in mid-air. The polystyrene structure is actually supported by a thin steel frame at its corners. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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GotG Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Vinyl

You can already get Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Vol. 1 on vinyl, but Mondo’s variant comes with Tyler Stout’s sweet sleeve art as well as a screen-printed handbill. Still have your Walkman? Wait for the literal mixtape. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $50 Continue Reading from the Source

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Looking to handicap Apple Pay’s chances at success? Look elsewhere around the globe

Apple Pay officially launched today ushering the US squarely into the early 2000s when it comes to contactless mobile payments. I say this not to suggest that Apple Pay isn’t an innovative and potentially-transformative service – it is – but, rather, to illustrate that much of the rest of the world has been paying for goods and [...]

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Hanksy’s Surplus Candy

(NSFW: Language) Parody street artist Hanksy puts his notoriety and knowledge of street art to good use in The Hundreds‘ documentary series Surplus Candy, where he takes us on a tour of the graffiti scene in various cities. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Oracle latest to be sued for Techtopus wage-fixing, following Pando’s reporting on its involvement

An antitrust lawsuit was filed last week against Oracle and Google. This makes the third such antitrust lawsuit to grow out of the Techtopus Silicon Valley wage-fixing sandal. Unlike most of the secret non-solicitation agreements being litigated, this one involving Google, Oracle and Sun was limited to non-recruitment of management level and above. The plaintiffs representing the class suit [...]

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With a Little Help from My Fwends

The Flaming Lips (and friends) apply their unique low-fi fuzz sound to this track-for-track remake of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Stream the album at NPR, or buy it and support animal charity The Bella Foundation. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Marshall Acton Speaker

Joining its excellent Stanmore, Woburn and Hanwell, the Acton is the smallest of Marshall’s amplified speakers. Measuring 10.4″ (W) x 6.3″(H), it’s got a 4″ woofer, two 3/4″ dome tweeters, class-D amps and Bluetooth. Out 11/3/14. Link Price: $300 Continue Reading from the Source

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Uber driver who allegedly assaulted a woman confronts his accuser in a comments section

News site comments sections are usually dominated by trolls and spambots. But over at a CBS local affiliate website in San Francisco, a dispute is playing out that involves possible criminal charges and one of the highest-valued companies in the Valley. Over the weekend, a San Francisco Uber driver allegedly pulled a woman from his vehicle and [...]

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The Mooks

Pittsburgh detective Jack Mook volunteers at a local boxing gym that welcomes and trains poor kids. In 2012, two young brothers suddenly stopped going to the gym. Jack decided to find out what happened to them. Unofficial mirror here. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Gerber Downrange Tomahawk

“Ancient instrument of war.” It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? So does “tomahawk” and “smashes through walls like Thor on a coke binge.” Gerber’s Downrange Tomahawk modernizes the traditional chopping and whacking tool with a design calibrated specifically to accomplish 3 of law enforcement’s and DIY demolitioners’ favorite breaching tasks. The axe [...]

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Hendo Hoverboard

A crowdfunded effort to replicate the magic of Back to the Future 2’s hoverboards. Invest $299+ and receive a dev kit to play with the tech, though it’ll cost you $10k if you want one of the first 10 functional hoverboards. More on The Verge. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $299++ Continue Reading from [...]

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Study: Liberals get news from more sources than conservatives — and neither of them trust BuzzFeed

When it comes to news consumption, the habits of conservatives and liberals are thought to be as polarizing as the political parties that represent them in Washington. A study from 2012 found that only 27 percent of Fox News watchers identify as Democrats, while only 16 percent of MSNBC viewers identify as Republican. But what if go beyond the [...]

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Ello Explained

Despite all of the buzz, the social network Ello is actually a pretty useless place. In this video from Buzzfeed, they do a good job explaining what it’s like for any of you who have yet to get an invite. They’ll probably become billionaires anyhow. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Dartz Prombron Black Shark SpyKar

Almost more than I would recommend checking out Russian car maker Dartz’s Prombron Black Shark–a vehicle they term the world’s first real SpyKar–I would recommend checking out what Dartz head Leo Yankelovich has to say about it. His press releases are, to say the least, unparalleled. Some excerpts: “Knowing our customers, who already have everything [...]

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Marcel the Shell 3

Husband and wife team Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp are back with our favorite existential hero in a conch shell. Watch him talk about a grape and sing a heartbreaking rendition of A Perfect Day. He also has a new book. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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As the BitLicense comment period ends, lawmakers and industry leaders spar over bitcoin regulations

After months of handwringing by the bitcoin community, and a steady stream of reassurances by New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) superintendent Benjamin Lawsky that New York wishes to embrace and support virtual currency businesses, the comment period for the proposed BitLicense regulations has come to a close. The process began with a set [...]

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