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  • Your Tax Dollar Receipt (Infographic)

    Ever wonder where your income taxes actually go? Did you know there’s actually a receipt the government posts for you readily available at whitehouse.gov/issues/taxes, but if that’s too much work for you to do, Money Side of Life broke down exactly how much income tax you paid in 2013 on a scale of $5.

  • 2014 Social Media Trends and Facts

    The internet is used by 2,7 billion people worldwide, that’s nearly half the population on earth, including 191,4 million in the US. An attendance that increases with the number of social networks. This video shows an indepth look at the social trajectory of social networks in 2014. Did you know that of Twitter’s 750,000,000 accounts roughly 40% have never tweeted? Or that 80% of Pintrests 20,000,000 users are women? This video made by 24 Motion Design, looks at the main key facts of Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, Facebook, Twitter. A 2D movie with a lot of motion graphic. 10 social media facts and statistics in USA you should know in 2014 from 24motiondesign on Vimeo.

  • Minimalist Fifa World Cup Flat Design Shields

    Brazilian designer Leandro Urban decided to minimalize each one of the World Cup qualifying teams logos with a flat layered treatment. Leandro took each logo and extracted the details and intricacies from every crest. Then added shadows giving the perception of layering. The results are a beautiful flat design shield that is sure to catch the eye of minimalists worldwide. 

  • Samsung Galaxy S5

    Samsung is determined to make a cannonball splash this time around with the release of their Galaxy S5. The Korean based company, who’s primary focus is on “The Next Big Thing” may have just found it. Their newest edition to the Galaxy S line is a 5.1-inch, 1080p AMOLED display which is vivid to say the least. However it’s also thin and light, weighing in at 5.1 ounces and 8.1 millimeters deep. The back is made of a easy grip perforated faux leather that makes handling the phone with one hand a little easier for someone without Andre the Giant size hands. The key distinguishing features, however, come in the form of an updated 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with a much faster auto focus thanks to a second sensor. The camera options are out of this world. A new great feature offered in the bevy of camera options is the “virtual tour” option that essentially puts a Google Street View type journey at the tip of your fingers. Another never before seen option is the HDR realtime photo option which let’s you see a preview of HDR quality photos before you actually take it, selective photo is another option that will have Instagrammers going more »

  • Elvis Presley’s Retro Palm Springs Pad Should be The Next Place You Throw A Party

    Listen up all of you Coachella bound festival goers, Elvis’s Palm Springs honeymoon pad is now on the market. Filled with memorabilia that pays homage to “The King”, the pad’s living room juts out over the front lawn in a geometrical circle. In fact the entire home is made up of 5,000 square feet, divided into four perfectly circular sections on three levels, with four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Over its decades serving as a honeymoon hideaway for Elvis and Priscila Presley and an architectural and cultural fixture many movies have been filmed at the estate including “Elvis & Me” and “Elvis by the Presleys”. So scrounge up your vacation fund, pool together $10,000,000 and it’s yours.

  • Who Invented the Internet? It’s Not What You Think.

    We live in an age of information. An age of answers at the tip of our fingers that are at our disposal as quick as we can type them, but even with all these archives, the origins of the platform that made it all possible are still a bit fuzzy. The origins of the internet are like a mythological creature living in a lagoon in Scotland or a Sasquatch living the in the forests of Washington or Al Gore claiming he was the catalyst for the world wide web as we know it, there’s a story for everyone. There is, however, one bit of history that digs deep into the mid 20th century which unravels a great portion of the internet as we know it. And it’s not what you think.

  • Yanks Turned An Around the Horn Triple Play Against the Rays

    The New York Yankees turned the first triple play of the season against the Rays yesterday. In the past 5 seasons the Yanks have executed three total triple-plays all while CC Sabathia was on the mound. Before that the Yankees hadn’t had a triple-play since 1968, but the thing that makes this one a little more magical is that it was a perfectly executed around the horn 3 up and down 5-4-3 triple play in the second inning with the Rays’ Sean Rodriguez at bat. Your browser does not support iframes.

  • We Go Behind the Scenes for the Jordan XX9 Release

    Today marks a revolutionary day for Jordan Brand. The brand released their XX9 signature shoe and as we’re going to see is the first of it’s kind. Each year Jordan sets out to push the boundaries of performance and design. Their new “Tailored For Flight” campaign focuses around their new woven technology. Last year the brand focused on a huge step in stability in compression and deflection with their Flight Plate innovation in the XX8 and this year, Jordan is taking it up a notch with a modified plate and completely woven upper. The Jordan team traveled to Italy to find the premier craftsmen and machines for weaving. Using state-of-the-art weaving machines, the team learned they could provide all four major elements of the shoe in a single layer of material. The upper woven materials constrict, but also extract to the players foot creating one seamless mold with minimal foot hotspots. The modified plate provides managed compression and deflection of the Nike Zoom Air cushioning units, creating a larger sweet spot for optimal performance. The shoe marks the first time since the Jordan XI were released that the brand was worried they wouldn’t make deadline. Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s Vice President for more »

  • Brower Club Opens Game-Changing Men’s Retail Store in Hoboken

    On the quaint streets of 1st and Hudson in Hoboken, NJ is a men’s shop looking to change the game of the retail marketplace in the blooming city. Hoboken is a city that offers everything under the sun for a young professional (bars, great food, bars and great food). Everything except retail stores for men. Brower Club, Men’s Provisions Shop and Membership club is listening to the whispers of supply and demand. And the millennial males of the city have been demanding this for some time now. Offering a wide variety of apparel, leather goods and antique home decor, Brower Club is going where no Men’s shop has gone before in Hoboken. According to the U.S. Census Bureau Data  there are roughly 20,000 men living in Hoboken at a median age of around 30-years old and exactly zero exclusively male retail stores for them to shop at. Except of course American Apparel and not that there’s anything wrong with AA, but sometimes a guy wants to leave the house in something other than a neon deep-v. Brower Club offers that. Focusing on atmosphere and quality product, Brower is the “millennial-man’s” guide to buying the essentials. They’re also offering up a membership more »

  • Which NHL Teams Dominate Facebook?

    Sixteen teams are about to embark on a fight to the near and probably toothless death. The NHL playoffs are upon us and The Sporting News has broken down the alliances of each U.S. state and Canadian provinces based on fans on Facebook. As you can see Canada dominated most of their country favoring the Canadians and their golden boy, Sidney and his waddling teammates.

  • Rare Photos of Pablo Picasso Painting with Light

    In 1949, LIFE photographer Gjon Mili took rarely seen shots of Pablo Picasso in the South of France painting with light. Using a small flashlight in a dark room, Picasso created incredibly fluid and abstract figures while Mili used triple exposed photography to capture the drawings. What was created were breathtaking images that would pave the way for an entire new medium of art.

  • Five CAT Machines Go Head to Head in Massive Jenga Game

    Jenga is a game of precision and grace amongst have a steady hand and knack for a loose piece here or there. We’ll what if each of the27 pieces weighed 600 lbs? CAT products are known for being the most heavy duty machines out there and they wanted to prove it. So they set up a massive game of Jenga (Stacks) and used five of its machines including excavator and a telehandler to remove the half-ton wood blocks. The object of the game is for heavy equipment operators to remove and then reposition a stack of 27 blocks one at a time, without toppling the structure.

  • Amazing “Sky Art” Sketches Are Claustrophobically Trippy (22 Photos)

    Thomas Lamadieu‘s amazing Sky Art illustrations have been an ongoing project of his for over a year. As the project advances through Germany, France, Belgium, and Canada, Lamadieu’s technique does as well. His doodles and sketches have become more intricate using the shapes of the engulfing buildings to create a blissful sky portrait. A wonderful use of negative space in a cluttered environment. Also very trippy. 

  • The Many Varieties of Whiskey (Infographic)

    Pop Chart Labs, the creators of some of our favorite visual data charts have FINALLY created a visualization of whiskey. The chart features different variations of grandpas ol’ cough syrup ranging from Kentucky Bourbon to Irish Single pot, the chart breaks down different distilleries and brands as well. “A spirited taxonomy of the ultimate amber elixir, this chart categorizes and distills all the major varieties of whiskey–from scotch to bourbon to single malt to moonshine.” The Many Varieties of Whiskey $29  

  • Fascinating Footage of the Effects of Viper Venom on Human Blood

    Snakes. You hate them. Indiana Jones hates them. Who doesn’t hate them. Even though only about 15% of snakes have dangerous venom, in fact only around 30/2,700 species of snakes pose any real threat to humans. Vipers are one of them. The venom from a bit causes skin and muscle near the bite can begin to turn necrotic, also disseminated intravascular coagulation or blood clots can occur and cause failure of the kidneys and other organs, and may ultimately result in death. This video shows what a single drop of viper venom can do when dropped on human blood.

  • Damian Lillard Talks Legends with “No Rings” in Newest Foot Locker Spot

    Damian Lillard is is ready for the playoffs. He’s after a championship and wants to make sure he doesn’t end up like one of those legends who never won a ring. Even though Lillard is only in his second season in the league, he’s still as hungry as the rest. The Foot Locker commercial stars Lillard talking smack on ringless sports legends Barry Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson, Chris Webber and Karl Malone. Malone isn’t angry, he’s just disappointed.

  • Astronaut Bloopers

    It’s pretty evident that walking on a surface area with completely different gravity might not be the breeziest of walks, but astronauts are people too. It’s just so hard to get those moon dust stains out of those million dollar suits.

  • Three Students transformed a 3-D Printer into a Tattoo Machine

    Three French design students participating in a workshophosted by ENSCI les Ateliers, a famous design school in Paris, were invited paricipants to spend eight hours transforming something in the public domain into another use entirely. They opted to take a 3-D printer and make it into a tattoo artist. The brilliant out-of-the-box thinking is just once of many feats 3-D printers will be capable of in the future. Think of it, perfect geometric shapes and circles could be the future of body ink. 3D PRINTER X TATTOO MACHINE / EP 02 from appropriate audiences on Vimeo.

  • The Tim “The Toolman” Taylor and Batman Love-Child Hot-Rod

    Tim “The Tool-man” Taylor was known for his love of hot-rods and this one takes the cake. Batman is known for his futuristic gadgets and toys, the most recognizable being the Batmobile. So when you mix the two together you get this; A conceptual rendering from a couple of blokes from London, one being a sketcher and one a 3-d renderer. A dangerous combination for this type of Hobby.

  • The Cast Iron Bottle Opener

    Pincers are probably one of the few tools that you don’t have in your garage, and it’s time to change that… kind of. Hand-forged in the Toyama region of Japan (where they’ve been casting iron for over 400 years), this pair of black enameled pincers looks and feels quite real – but it’s a bottle opener. Because the only thing you should be pincering anyways is a bottle of beer. [$20.95]

  • Alison Brie Stars in SMIRNOFF’s New Advertising Series and Now We Like SMIRNOFF

    Community star and perfect woman, Alison Brie and Derek Huff star in SMIRNOFF’s most recent series of six spots surrounding a “party at Adam Scott’s” house. Throughout the series Brie and Scott, who play themselves go through the motions of throwing a party. Each video is a satirical take on the exclusivity that new age vodka claim to encase. Yes, I sat through all six of these videos, but strictly for Brie watch. The adverts are actually pretty clever, mocking exclusive clubs, bottle service tables and uber-hipster-mixologists. Oh and Alison Brie is in every shot.

  • The Game of Thrones Sex Infographic

    Since it’s inception Game of Trones has been about three things. Power, death and sex. Not necessarily in that order. In fact quite often the opposite. The show has made it’s mark as pushing the erotica limits in terms of on screen nudity and sex. Cool Material created this informative and hilarious infographic showing the map of characters who’ve done the hibbity bibbity with one another.

  • Jimmy and Anne Sing Rap Classics

    Jimmy and Anne Hathaway team up to perform rap hits like “Gin and Juice,” “In Da Club,” and “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” with a Broadway twist. Now we know sometimes Hathaway could get a bit goody goody, unless shes on a Batcycle in a black leather cat suit and the camera angle is just right, but the girl can sing. And show off her butt.

  • The Red Band Trailer for “Neighbors” is Robert De Nirific

    The redband trailer for the upcoming comedy, Neighbors looks hilariously filthy to say the least. Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Lil’ Franco headline the cast of the new family meets frat bros comedy. Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne are ready to start their new family when a fraternity moves in next door. After a mishap involving the poilice turns their relationship sour, Efron and Franco start pulling pranks on Rogan and his family, only to be payed back by Rogan. A classic Tale of feuding neighbors and Robert De Niro impressions. Nick Stoller is directing the piece which means it should live up to “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to the Greek” standards.

  • This Perfect Man-Cave Chess Set is Made of Bullets

    These one of a kind custom chess sets are built to order, each one a little different. The pieces are made from a range of bullet sizes including 50 caliber bullets and every board is made completely custom, you could even work with the company to really customize every facet of these beautiful tables. The company who makes them urges and notes the customization details in each set that will include: “different watch gears and hands, different wood surface texture and appearance, different wood burning details, different retaining rail design to keep pieces secure. The chess pieces will be the same ( unless you specify you want a different shell size ). The bright side of this is that you can have a hand in some of the details.” Bullet Chess Set    

  • Marvel Selfies Take “#Selfie Satire” to a Hilarious New Level

    The #selfie is here to stay. In culture and in the dictionary as well. There’s no fighting it, resistance is futile. There’s only acceptance. So digital artist, Butcher Bully, brought some of the most relevant icons in the film and comic industry to the world of #selfies in “Let’s save the world, but first, LET ME TAKE A #SELFIE”. Bask in it’s selfie satire and accept the fate of the universe. I swear Thor is making a duck face.

  • 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

    A guy can dream (of Summer) can’t he? The 2015 BMW M4 epitomizes everything that’s right with the warm weather seasons. The three-liter, 425-horsepower, twin-turbocharged straight six engine is nice and all, but who really cares about all that when your drop-top folds up in under 20 seconds. Available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, depending on if your swerving around pot-holes on the north east coast or cruising down the PCH on the west coast will surely affect your decision. 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

  • NYC Before & After: Gentrification of New York Over 10 Years

    James and Karla Murray, the photographers who brought us the book Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, have been working on a secret project. A photo series giving storefront views of hyper-gentrification. In just about a decade, a huge portion of the city’s streetscape has changed drastically, shifting from Mom and Pop storefronts to upscale condos or banks. Vanishing New York sat down with James to talk about the recent endeavor and here’s what he had to say, “We embarked on the before-and-after project when over 10 years had passed since we had initially started photographing the mom-and-pop stores, an amount of time which really started to bring into focus the loss of character and decreased sense of community the neighborhoods undergoing these changes had.”

  • NYPD/FDNY Charity Hockey Game Included a Bench Clearing Brawl

    The NYPD and FDNY annual charity hockey game was tied at 3 goals a piece on Sunday when a bench clearing brawl broke out on the ice. It’s a well known rivalry between the two squads with a lot of bad blood, but a bench clearing brawl is a rare scene. A cop in the stands told the NY Post “he’s been coming to this NYPD-FDNY game for 20 years and had never seen a bench-clearing, cop-firefighter brawl before.” The NYPD eventually won 8-5.

  • Bruce Lee Revealed as Mystery Character in Upcoming UFC Video Game

    Last week EA teased the nation with a series of clues for a mystery fighter in their upcoming UFC game. GameStop stores hinted at the fighter with various teaser posters which ultimately spilled the beans. The most notable, a yellow poster with a verticle black stripe down the left side a piece of the iconic jumpsuit worn by Bruce Lee in “Game of Death” then brought back to life by Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill”. Dana White had this to say about the martial arts legend in an interview with Fight Times in 2004, “Actually, the father of mixed martial arts, if you will, was Bruce Lee. If you look at the way Bruce Lee trained, the way he fought, and many of the things he wrote, he said the perfect style was no style. You take a little something from everything. You take the good things from every different discipline, use what works, and you throw the rest away.” The game is set for release in Spring 2014 for the Xbox One and Playstation 4. Look familiar? #MysteryFighter. Day 5 Reveal: http://t.co/OudCYYUtAj pic.twitter.com/nSL3GMFcWb — EA SPORTS UFC (@EASPORTSUFC) April 5, 2014

  • Skydiver Nearly Gets Hit by a Meteor

    It was business as usual for Nowegian Anders Helstrup, jumping out of a plane, soaring through the air until he released his parachute. Helstrup was enjoying the air up there, when a basketball sized rock flew past him. A meteor soared past the skydiver at 300km/hr which in MPH is about a million we think. Around 500 meteorites reach the Earth’s surface each year, with many thousands more burning up before reaching the ground, so the chances of a skydiver seeing a meteor at this close of a proximity is about one in a quadrillion percent.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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