• Geocitiesizer: Make Any Website Look Like It Was Made By A 90s Teen

    Way back in the 90s, we had so many choices of where to host our Erika Eleniak fan sites. There was Tripod, Angelfire, AOL, and, the Internet king of the late 90s, Geocities. With a few megs of free space and a copy of HTML For Dummies, teens all over the world were able to share their thoughts on yo-yos, X-Files, Josta, and whatever other stupid crap we were into back then. And we did it all with comic sans text, animated GIFs, and annoying MIDI versions of Ace of Base songs playing on an endless loop. Sure they were terrible, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t miss those sites just a little bit. Thanks to The Geocitiesizer we can relive those days by converting our favorite websites into hideous Geocities masterpieces. You know what? It turns out we don’t miss this at all.

  • 5 Facts You Should Know About the $2.8M Ferrari FXX K Hypercar

    In case you’re unfamiliar, the Ferrari FXX-K is a high performance race car and prototype built by automobile manufacturer Ferrari in Maranello, Italy and designed by architect Flavio Manzoni director of Centro Stile Ferrari, not street legal. You could say they took the restrictor plate off this red dragon. It’s roughly $2.8 Million and ownership lasts 2 years, before you need to re-up. Ferrari hasn’t set a price to re-up… Because they don’t need to.

  • How Tinder Gets Away With Charging People Over 30 Twice as Much

    How Can Tinder Charge Thirtysomethings So Much? Bloomberg Has The Answers Tinder is asking its users for a more committed relationship, but age is a factor. The dating app began charging for premium features on Monday, and as thirtysomethings learned, they’ll have to pony up twice as much as their younger counterparts. Americans under 30 will be charged $9.99 a month to subscribe to Tinder Plus, the new, paid version of the app that offers unlimited “likes”—which once were free—as well as features that let users undo swipes and connect with people in different locations. Members aged 30 and older must pay $19.99 for the same features. In the U.K., the age-based price disparity is even wider. Those under 28 will pay £3.99 ($6) for the service, while anyone older will be charged £14.99 ($23), almost four times the price. Tinder says it spent several months researching different price points around the world before it introduced the service. “Lots of products offer differentiated price tiers by age, like Spotify does for students, for example,” Rosette Pambakian, a spokeswoman for Tinder, wrote in an e-mail. “Tinder is no different; during our testing we’ve learned, not surprisingly, that younger users are just more »

  • Here She Is, The Beautiful and Smart Samsung Galaxy S6

    At first glance it looks like an S5, at second glance a competitor, but one thing’s for sure. The Galaxy S6 is stunning. Samsung’s recent S6 and S6 Edge took a page out of their Galaxy Alpha phone when designing the 6th generation flagship phone, it’s design is clean and simple, feels great and looks even better. As speculated, the S6 Edge is the phone that really sticks out a curved glass screen makes gripping and thumb-navigation much easier on it’s 5.1’’ display similar to the Note Edge, the Quad HD(2560×1440) 577ppi resolution doesn’t hurt either. The S6 has always been known for a wonderful display and guts behind the glass, but for the first time Samsung’s hardware might feel just as valuable. Ditching plastic and faux leather for glass and metal give the phone the substance it’s been lagging. The new glass is called Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and will be available in an array of colors, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald, which supposedly change with natural light. While these features are a step in the right direction to acquire a new consumer base, Samsung’s longtime loyal customers might not see eye to eye more »

  • Ferrofluid Makes Lava Lamps Cool Again

    For a brief period in the 90s, easy access to designer drugs and the ubiquity of Spencer Gifts resulted in many of us purchasing lava lamps. After a few hours of watching melted balls of wax float around, the drugs wore off and we regretted ever buying the stupid things. But thanks to ferrofluid, the atomic age novelty may have a new lease on life. Inventor Kyle Haines believes that the strongly magnetized liquids known as ferrofluids can revive the lava lamp in the 21st century in a device he calls The Inspiration. Much like a traditional wax lava lamp, the blobs of ferrofluid in The Inspiration float up and down in response to heat from an incandescent light bulb. The difference comes in the magnetic properties of the ferrofluid. In the presence of neodymium magnets, the ferrofluid reacts and forms spiky shapes that zip around the lamp. Kyle is hoping to finance The Inspiration with a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of $149 gets you a 450mL lamp with 15mL of ferrofluid inside along with a couple magnets. At that rate, he should have no problem surpassing his $7000 goal. Let’s just hope he can get them into every remaining more »

  • 14 Astronauts Who Took ‘Out Of This World’ Space Selfies [Photos]

    It all started with the Gemini 12 mission in 1966 when Buzz Aldrin took the first ever space selfie – see it in his Tweet above. But that’s not all Buzz did. He was also on the selfie stick game decades before it became a thing. Buzz Aldrin using a selfie stick in space… in 1966.  Now, dozens of astronauts have followed Buzz Aldrin’s lead taking selfies to the next level.

  • An In Depth Look at the adidas Yeezy Boost’s and Release Locations

    The sneaker was first available in New York City only, on February 14th and was only and available for purchase to those who had used the newly adapted Adidas Confirmed Saturday marks the third release of what could be, aside from Nike’s long awaited Air Mag, the most hyped shoe of 2015. On February 28th, the Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost will be (somewhat) available at select boutiques around the world including a sparse amount in the United States. Unless you have uncanny luck, you may want to sit this release out to avoid possible despair. Most, if not all stores who received stock of Kanye West’s first shoe with Adidas Originals, will be conducting raffles to get customers their coveted pairs. The reason for this method, is to ensure the safety of customers, while deescalating violence that may come from a first come first serve basis. A method which often constitutes block-long lines outside of their stores that more times than not, lead to authorities being called due to hostile situations. It should also be noted that not only will hundreds of hopefuls be signing up for a chance to purchase the shoe, but shops have reported that they only received more »

  • Hipster-Up Your Office With This Cardboard Ping-Pong Table

    After creating the “Kartoni” cardboard foosball table, German design company Kickpack is back with another fun and quirky piece of cardboard furniture. Named “Tennino”, this self-assemble ping-pong table consists of pre-folded cardboard parts that could be put together, and be ready to play, in just a few minutes. The Tennino set comes with four cardboard bats and two soft balls—it is also made from 100% renewable resources. Priced at just $67.00, you can purchase the Tennino here.

  • Net Neutrality Becomes Law Of The Land [Link]

    Today the Federal Communications Commission approved Net Neutrality rules. John Oliver tells us that’s a good thing, but what exactly does it mean for us? ZDNet breaks down the new rules and, no surprise here, it looks like John Oliver was right all along.

  • Mega Man Sneakers Bring Back 8-Bit Memories

    Although it’s been years since the last Mega Man video game, the iconic Capcom character, first introduced on the NES back in 1987, is still a favorite among retro gamers. Which is probably why these Mega Man sneakers are bursting with old-school cool. Known as Rockman in Japan, the familiar blue character is emblazoned all over the black Chuck Taylor-esque sneaker in his original 8-bit glory. The tongue features the E-tanks that replenish Mega Man’s life in the series. The 9800 yen ($83) sneakers come out in June but are available for preorder now from SuperGroupies. They look pretty neat, but we’re holding out for a Cut Man hat, complete with titanium blades.

  • Samsung Has Some Fun with Galaxy S6 Rumors With Cheeky Ads

    Samsung’s take on how eggregious the internet can get before a product release is spot on. Their new campaign pokes fun at leaked images, confidential plans and phone features that would be awesome, but just aren’t realistic… right now. A three-sided display, front facing stereo speakers and a fully glass phone are some “leaked” features Samsung is throwing out there on their Is This The Next, while mocking itself, but also leak-geeks.

  • Spy Shots of James Bond’s Aston Martin for ‘Spectre’ are Drool Worthy

    Over the span of James Bond’s 23 feature films a series of custom Aston Martin’s have graced the screen. Goldfinger, Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall have all featured the beautiful curves and contours of the automobile. Now, thanks to the franchise’s Twitter, we can see some rough shots of Bond’s new toy for Spectre, the 24th official Bond picture. The Aston Martin DB10 is a bespoke two-door coupé made specifically for the film is a true thing of beauty. Only 10 of these cars were produced specifically for the movie Recently 007 took his shiny new toy to Rome from London to film a chase scene and a possible race as well. The DB10 will take on a Jaguar C-X75, another car unavailable to the public after Jaguar cancelled production. Maybe after demand goes up for these cars, their auto manufacturer’s will have a second thought.

  • The Strange Dr. Martens X ‘Adventure Time’ Series of Boots to Release in March

    Doc Martens and the Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time” are collaborating on a series of boots themed around the popular cartoons characters. The collection of boots are currently available to pre-order online from SOLESTRUCK. They are scheduled to become available to purchase in Dr. Martens stores and online on March 3, 2015 and are weird. Weirder than the show, but in a good way, not in a, ya know weird way.

  • Volvo May Be Way More Ahead of Self-Driving Technology than Everyone Else

    Volvo is set to start testing a full fleet of autonomous vehicles in 2017 on the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden, where the company calls home. Volvo quietly paved the way for self braking cars, which other car companies have more than boasted about, and now their quietly delving into the self driving industry. With a company like Volvo, safety has been priority number one for it’s entire history. So with the future (and present) in mind, they came to the conclusion of taking the most dangerous aspect of driving out of the equation; humans. Volvo’s careful approach takes a page out of aircraft engineering, creating a series of back up systems that come into play if another fails. Cameras, oh so many cameras. Oh and sensors, too. So many sensors. Cameras and sensors working in unison with radar and laser systems precisely map out everything on the road, from lane markers to traffic hazards to other vehicles. The series of cameras can visually triangulate objects’ relative positioning using a trifocal camera, which simultaneously views the world in swaths of 140, 45, and 34 degrees. Ultrasonic sensors serve two distinct purposes for use, very low-speed driving – like parking- and last-second emergencies, like more »

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Teases Profile View of Curved Screen

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been surrounded with rumors and leaked photos as of late, but a recently tweeted out photo of the S6 courtesy of T-Mobile CEO John Legere, reveals the company will carry the Galaxy S6, but also hints at it’s beveled curved screen adding another dimension to the phone. Though the official unveiling will be on March 1st, it’s highly speculated the phone will look and function very similar to the Galaxy Note Edge. Was there even a question? Of course @TMobile will carry The Next Big Thing! http://t.co/st6K7weXXz — John Legere (@JohnLegere) February 23, 2015

  • Stunning Photo From Space Shows America Encased In Ice [Photos]

    Americans living in the eastern U.S. have certainly been feeling the cold this past week, but now they can see it. This weekend, NASA released a satellite photo which shows the Midwest and East Coast turned white with snow and ice thanks to a recent blast of Siberian and Arctic air. However, the blast has contributed to 21 weather-related fatalities in Tennessee since Monday, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. They include 11 people who died of hypothermia and five victims of motor-vehicle accidents. ‘Looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer,’ the space agency said in a statement. The picture was taken by NASA’s Terra satellite 200 miles up from Earth on Friday when record low temperatures were set across the nation including in Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia.

  • Don’t Believe The Hype About Android Malware

    Currently trending on social media and shared by frightened old people is a story about Internet security specialists AVG discovering malware on Android phones that mimics the shutdown process then makes calls and takes photos while the phone appears to be off. AVG details how it works and it’s an interesting read, but many websites ran wild with the report and now naive Android users are worried about something that’s a non-story for anyone who’s not a mobile software developer. So why shouldn’t we burn our Android devices and all go out and buy iPhones or Windows Phones? The first clue is that the third paragraph of the AVG report states that 10,000 phones in China have been affected by the malware, spread through Chinese app stores. Later in the report, we learn the malware requires root access. So how could regular Android users outside of China end up with the malware? David B.’s sensible comment on Mashable’s article breaks it down: You REALLY have to go out of your way to get this malware on your phone. For anyone outside of China, this means you have to do the following: 1. Enable Unknown Sources. 2. Install third party Chinese more »

  • Uber Is Launching A Food Delivery Service

    Uber is always looking for ways to use technology to get people connected to their world as quickly and as efficiently as possible and today the taxi company announced they are launching UberEATS, an on-demand food-delivery service that gets you the best meals from the best local restaurants in under 10 minutes. The delivery market may seem saturated but Uber just may be on to something with it’s ability to track the delivery in real time and pay without cash. To order, just open your Uber app and tap the UberEATS icon, enter your delivery location and then select your meal on the daily menu. Uber will send your request to a driver who will deliver your meal from a local restaurant. You can watch your meal arrive in real-time, so you’ll know exactly when to meet the driver for delivery. Payment is easy, as all orders are charged to your registered card so it’s a completely cashless service. A similar system, UBERfresh, is currently running in Los Angeles, and this new product will debut in Barcelona today.

  • Steve McQueen’s Board Track Racer Headed To Auction

    Board track racing was an exciting, dangerous, and ultimately short-lived sport that took the country by storm shortly after Indian and Harley Davidson began producing motorcycles in the early 20th century. Although everyone is familiar with those two brands, the fastest bikes in the sport came from Cyclone. Despite only manufacturing bikes from 1912-1917, Cyclone was able to destroy its competition when it came to speed. In 1914, factory development rider JA McNeil was timed at 111.1 mph at the Omaha board track, almost 20 mph faster than Indian’s previous record-holder. Not bad for a bike that originally sold for $350. It only makes sense that actor, racing enthusiast, and off-road motorcycle racer Steve McQueen would own one of the six Cyclones known to exist. McQueen died in 1980 and in 1984, his Cyclone was sold at an estate auction. Now, over 30 years later, it is hitting the auction block once again. Mecum Auctions will offer up Steve McQueen’s Cyclone March 20-21. Mecum estimates the price at $650,000-$750,000, but many are expecting the bike to top a million dollars, only the third bike to do so. A similar Cyclone sold in 2008 for over $500,000, but the cachet of more »

  • Running Never Felt So Soft: The Adidas Ultra Boost Review

    Adidas’ BOOST technology is now being introduced to different facets of their company, running, basketball and even casual wear with the drop of their Yeezy line. We had an opportunity to test out their newest addition, the Ultra Boost, claiming the runner has 20% more boost cushioning material making impact not only much more forgiving, but adding acceleration upon release. Upper- The first thing noticed when you try on the shoe is how well it molds to your foot, it’s PrimeKnit technology feels completely different than last years model which is a great sign for this shoe, but more importantly where PrimeKnit is headed. Although it’s probably not the best option for running outdoors in the winter, the PrimeKnit does weave tighter in high-stress areas like the toe area also keeping your foot fairly warm. The only real structure on it’s upper is the counter and a black support cage around the midfoot that is a little reminiscent of a Nike Presto (Not in the terrible way it sounds). The support cage is solid, but pretty flexible adding to the snugness of the shoe without suffocating your foot. Definitely a positive if your foot cramps if a shoe feels too tight. Lace these babies up more »

  • Tilt-Shift Photos Of Space Really Put Things In Perspective

    Tilt-shift photography purists will tell you the only real way to accomplish the illusion is through technical mastery of the camera, but sometimes it’s not always possible to capture a tilt-shift photo. Let’s say, oh, I don’t know, we want a tilt-shift photo of space. Well, NASA isn’t going to let you fiddle around with the lens on the Hubble Space Telescope, are they? Of course not! But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy mind-blowing tilt-shift photos of far-off nebulas and galaxies. That’s where digital manipulation via Photoshop comes in and saves the day. Is it true tilt-shift? Photography purists will tell you it isn’t. Then they’ll hand you your coffee.

  • Prepare Yourself, Broken Friendships are Coming. Game Of Thrones Monopoly is Here

    Nerds across the vast Westeros we call the real world are rejoicing, the cut-throat HBO series meets the bloodthirsty gameplay of Monopoly. The game features infamous locations from the television series, including Castle Black, Winterfell and King’s Landing, players will buy, sell and trade their way to sit atop the Iron Throne. Collectible tokens include: Dragon Egg, Three-Eyed Raven, White Walker, Direwolf, Crown and The Iron Throne. Custom Villages and Keeps replace traditional Houses and Hotels you’re accustomed to seeing in that old boring monopoly. “The Iron Bank is the Iron Bank.” Coming in 2015, Monopoly #GameOfThrones edition: http://t.co/UBuXb0iqcc @usaopoly pic.twitter.com/fubi9rdgKz — Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) February 13, 2015

  • The Corvette Z06 Is A Supercar For People Who Aren’t Saudi Princes

    Are you in the market for a supercar but your price range is a tad restricted on account of not being born into a family of oil tycoons? Fear not, General Motors has you covered. Starting at just $80,000, Chevrolet’s 2015 Corvette Z06 is giving car reviewers the world over whiplash as they watch it destroy other supercars that cost at least three times as much. With a 650 horsepower V8 engine, the Z06 goes 0 to 60 in under three seconds. And when you need to stop, the Z06 brakes from 60 in under 100 feet, the best of GM’s lineup. Available in both an 8-speed automatic and 7-speed manual transmission, EPA estimates peg the automatic at 13 city and 29 highway mpg while the manual earns an impressive 17 city and 29 highway mpg. Convertible fans rejoice, for the first time since 1963, Chevrolet is offering the Z06 as a coupe or convertible, the only 650 horsepower car on the road to do so. There are also plenty of upgrades to choose from, including a Z07 package with a larger front splitter and transparent rear spoiler. Inside the car you have a choice of 10 different interior colors more »

  • You’ve Been Missing Out On These NASA Mission Posters Spoofing Pop Culture

    It turns out those eggheads at NASA actually have some fun once in a while. It turns out that for years, when NASA, ESA, and RSA spacemen (and spaceladies) prepare for an ISS mission, they take a goofy group photo. Some of the photos are generic low-budget sci-fi, looking like those shows Fox pushed on us in the 90s in hopes that we would tune in before The X-Files (I’m looking at you, Sliders) while others are direct spoofs of movies like The Matrix, Transformers, and even Reservoir Dogs. We’ve shared some of our favorites, but you can check them all out in hi-res at NASA.

  • Facebook Now Has Account Settings For When You Die

    At some point, we’re all going to die, and although we hope that’s a long way off, we can all rest a little easier knowing that we can now take steps to ensure out Facebook profiles don’t fall into the wrong hands when we pass. When a Facebook user dies, their families can reach out to the social media giant and, upon proving the death with an obituary, have the deceased’s page “memorialized.” Although these “memorialized” pages are left up, they are also locked out, even to family members. But what if you want a trusted to individual to be able to update your profile picture with a fun casket photo? Now you have the option! Go to your account’s Security Settings and scroll down to the “Legacy Contact” section. Here you will be able to set a Legacy Contact, who must be a Facebook friend, who will be allowed to change your profile pic and respond to friend requests from undoubtedly disturbed people long after you’re worm food. Or if you want to be forgotten after you die, you can instead set your profile to delete once you kick the bucket. Such exciting times we live in!

  • Jordan Goes All in With ‘Flight Runner 2′ Sneakers

    The Jordan Brand is taking a new approach to running. While basic running shoes are crafter with linear movement in mind Jordan is taking a new direction. The multidirectional flexibility of the Jordan Flight Runner 2 prepares athletes for any kind of workout, including running, sprints and distance, but is equally supportive for building multidirectional athleticism. Think cross training with a heavy compliment to running. The interesting three direction Flight Flex midsole pattern is created to provide excellent cushioning and support while also allowing flex in all directions, bringing a more natural feeling to the versatile shoe. The show takes techinical support from Nike’s Flywire technology, while adding it’s own element of lightweight, unique flex sole. The Flight Runner 2 is lightweight, but also feels durable and secure around your foot, a minimalist shoe with all the bells and whistles of Nike’s advanced technology. If you’re in the market for a new all purpose training shoe, that offers linear and lateral support the FR2 could be the best shoe on the market that’s not a trainer. Available this February at Jordan.

  • Dubai Police Ad Or New “The Fast And The Furious” Trailer?

    We’ve shared the over-the-top fleet of the Dubai Police numerous times over the years, but now the most obnoxiously extravagant emirate has kicked it up a notch with this ad showcasing their awesomely ostentatious cars. The ad features the Dubai Police’s newest addition, a 167 mph 2015 Lexus RC F. As amazing as it would be to chase down baba ghanoush smugglers in the sports cars, the fleet is mostly used for patrolling the tourist areas and as an opulent attraction itself. They’re nice and everything, but do they have any Ford Fusions like the NYPD?

  • The 10 Coolest Google Maps Hacks You Should Be Using

    Google Maps officially turned 10-years old yesterday, so you can thank a 10-year old for holding your hand as you stroll through the streets helplessly lost without it. Though you, like everyone except my map & compass wielding grandfather, are probably completely dependent on Google Maps to get you to even the simplest of destinations, there are some helpful tips and tricks you probably don’t even know about. Here they are. Bonus! Save addresses for quicker directions Save your address for “work” and “home” to quickly get directions to your most traveled destinations. Open the Google Maps app, tap the side menu, then “Your places” and enter your address for home and work. (iOS and Android) And a few more tips: Traffic and incident reports: Google Maps shows you what’s ahead. When you search for driving directions, you’ll see congestion along the route and real time traffic incidents on the map, including data reported by Waze (which shows user-submitted traffic reports to make sure you’re offered the quickest route for the current road conditions). (iOS and Android) Avoid highways and tolls: When you search for driving directions select “Route options” and check off the categories (highways, tolls, ferries) you wish to avoid. more »

  • Jordan Announces Throwback Collaboration with Bugs Bunny and Warner Bros.

    This year marks Jordan Brand’s 30th Anniversary, and even though we’re only 2 months into the year, the iconic brand is pulling out all the stops and rekindling some of our favorite memories from the past three decades. With All-Star Weekend in NYC this weekend Jordan has collaborated with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to announce the return of the Hare Jordan campaign. The original Hare Jordan collection debuted in 1992 following Jordan’s first championship season. Jordan and Looney Tunes star Bugs Bunny first partnered for the iconic ad, which aired during the professional football championship game, to announce the original partnership between the two brands, which then ultimately led to everyone’s favorite toon/athlete motion picture, Space Jam. Jordan Brand and Warner Bros. Consumer Products will introduce Hare Jordan products starting in spring 2015. Space Jam 2, please. “Each is an iconic figure and legend in his own right, but together Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan are an unbeatable combination on and off the court,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are excited to partner with Jordan Brand to reintroduce Hare Jordan to an entirely new generation of fans with this limited-edition collection that includes a mix of more »