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  • Tom Morello And Serj Tankian Cover “Crazy Train”

    In 1979, Black Sabbath fired Ozzy Osbourne and replaced him with Ronnie James Dio. But any doubts as to whether Osbourne could have a career without his bandmates were silenced when Osbourne teamed with guitarist Randy Rhoads and releases Blizzard of Ozz in 1980. The album was a huge success, eventually selling over 6 million copies. And much of the success was due to a song that would go down in heavy metal history, “Crazy Train.” A teenage Tom Morello studied Randy Rhoads’ riffs while learning guitar, calling Rhoads his favorite guitar player of all time. Morello would go on to superstardom with his bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Randy Rhoads was killed in a plane crash in 1982, but his legacy lives on. A group of some of the most talented musicians, including Tom Morello and System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian, have come together to record a cover album of songs cowritten by Randy Rhoads from his time with Osbourne and his earlier years with Quiet Riot. And of course, “Crazy Train” is one of the tracks on the album. Check out “Crazy Train,” featuring an incredible solo from Morello starting at 2:43, streaming on more »

  • The Mouse-Box Is The Future Of Portable Computing

    For the last decade, computer manufacturers have offered flat-screen monitors with built-in computers that you just need to plug a mouse and keyboard in to. It’s a great way to save space, eliminating the need for a tower and clearing up precious desk and floor real estate, but for portability, it just doesn’t work. After all, how often are you going to tote around your monitor? But now a Polish inventor has managed to fit a computer into the smallest peripheral–the mouse. The Mouse-Box contains a 1.4GHz ARM processor, 128 GB of flash storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, two USB 3.0 ports, and a micro HDMI port encased in a mouse. Just connect a monitor and keyboard, and you’re good to go! And in a world where cloud computing is more and more commonplace, these specs are good enough for most day-to-day office work. The device is still in the prototype phase and a price has yet to be set, but the team behind the Mouse-Box insists it will be cheap and available globally. We can’t wait.

  • Artist Creates Neon Signs For Famous Fictional Businesses [9 GIFs]

    Boston-based artist and designer Alejandro Smal has decided to help out famous fictional businesses with their advertising by creating these great neon signs. Each GIF showcases a business from a movie, such as Terminator’s Cyberdine, or TV show, such as Breaking Bad’s Better Call Saul and A1A Car Wash. To be honest, we can’t really see most of those gigantic, evil conglomerates advertising via neon signs, but Saul Goodman’s fits him quite well. Be sure to check out more work from Alejandro at Behance.

  • Sell Your House and Buy This Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech [Watch Wednesdays]

    Impress your friends. Impress your boss. Impress the world with this Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech Watch. It’s the same classic Panerai design introduced in the 1940s, but oh-so-much better. The massive 47mm case is molded out of a beastly carbon fiber based composite that make’s the Carbotech the absolute first of it’s kind. Utility features include a rotating dial for immersion time, water resistance down to 300 meters, a P.9000 calibre automatic movement, a screw-on titanium back with a hard black coating and the envy of everyone around you. It’s a beautiful thing. How else could you be expected to spend a cool $19,500. Mortgages are for the birds and birds don’t dive 300 meters into the ocean, because that’s what you’ll use it for. Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech

  • From Gluten-Free Beer to Kombucha, Alcohol Options for Health-Conscious Drinkers [Link]

    With so many choices available thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of the craft beer movement, there’s never been a better time to be a beer drinker. In fact, even people who couldn’t drink beer before are finding ways to enjoy a cold brew. Coconut water, kombucha, and gluten-free ingredients are all finding their way into concoctions made to appeal to a broad demographic of health-conscious drinkers, enabling more and more people to get buzzed. And what could be wrong with that?

  • This New Video Game Trailer Captures The 90s Perfectly [Video]

    A Kickstarter campaign has sprung up for an indie computer game called Strafe and it looks incredible. The first-person shooter eschews high-tech graphics and innovative gameplay for Quake-style mindless rampage. In fact, the graphics look just like the 1996 classic. And to show just how much they love the ridiculous 90s, the developers created this retro-ad that’s just like a Genesis commercial from our childhood but taken to an insane extreme. In a world where new games with their vast, three-dimensional worlds are too much for our 30-year-old brains, this game looks like something that’s just our speed. Just imagine blowing away those alien creatures while chugging some Surge…

  • Edited State Of The Union Address Posted By John Boehner [Video]

    Last night, President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address, and now that the Republicans have taken control of Congress and the President is halfway through his final term, he’s adopted a bit of an IDGAF attitude. He took a few jabs at his opponents and vocalized his disdain for climate change deniers and torture. But, as a Reddit user pointed out, if you watched the address on House Speaker (and Republican) John Boehner’s YouTube Channel, you probably missed those parts. In fact, you definitely did, because they were edited out. At the 43:25 mark in the video above, President Obama actually said “I’ve heard some folks try to dodge the evidence by saying they’re not scientists; that we don’t have enough information to act. Well, I’m not a scientist, either. But you know what — I know a lot of really good scientists at NASA, and NOAA, and at our major universities. The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater more »

  • New York City Aerial Photography Never Disappoints [16 Photos]

    Photographer George Steinmetz has gained worldwide acclaim for his incredible aerial photography of the world’s deserts. He’s published three books featuring photos of the Sahara, Gobi, and Death Valley captured from his motorized paraglider. Lately, however, Steinmetz has done a complete 180, turning his lens on one of the world’s most urban landscapes–New York City. Steinmetz spent the last year traveling by helicopter around the city, capturing a bird’s-eye-view of all four seasons. The photos will be compiled into a book, New York Air, to be published later this year. Keep up with the project and other great aerial shots by following George Steinmetz on Facebook and Instagram.

  • The Very Best Tweets From Last Night’s State of the Union

    Last night’s State of the Union was quite a display of showmanship from President Obama, as if a weight had been lifted off of his shoulders, it almost looked like he was about to light up a stogie at any moment. Making the now infamous remark on the topic of not having to run any more campaigns, Obama made an off the cuff remark followed by a jolty smilke and slight zinger, “I know because I won both of them,”. The true heroes of the #SOTU, however, were Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joe Biden’s million dollar smile, John Boehner’s reactions and skin hue and of course Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, who stole the show. Here are Twitter’s best reactions from the entire SOTU. Joe Biden and John Boehner look like before & after Instagram filters #SOTU pic.twitter.com/09k9Dgy8tt — Rob Fee (@robfee) January 21, 2015 Here are the @pantone colors for Speaker Boehner's face. #sotu pic.twitter.com/2R4Zuqzq8m — Melissa Jamrock (@jamrockstar) January 21, 2015 No one can smile with their eyes like Joe Biden — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 21, 2015 I bet the chefs at the White House never tire of hearing Joe Biden order up a "steak of the more »

  • Here’s The Exact Moment The Colts Felt The Allegedly Deflated Ball Against The Patriots

    During the second quarter of the AFC Championship Game, Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson picked off a Tom Brady pass at the goal line. That play ultimately sparked a league investigation into the Patriots use of deflated balls. Newsday’s Bob Glauber reports that Jackson ran to the sideline and handed the ball to an equipment manager who felt there was something wrong.

  • You Can Now Get a Better Fast Food Burger Than In-N-Out in New Jersey

    The long underwhelming history of chain burger joints have left a sour taste in many-a-mouth after years and years of plunging quality around the world, but with a demand for change and healthier product so came the supply. Fast food chains like McDonalds and Burger King are struggling to keep their margins thin, while smaller chains who focus on quality over quantity are making great strides. In no way are we saying a Shake Shack burger, fries and shake are healthy, but compare them to a Big Mac meal and you’ll see and taste a stark difference. Plus this year Shake Shack’s IPO put them at a $1Billion valuation. The people have spoken. The statistics are proof of a shifting demand around the country. Consumer Reports surveyed 32,400 subscribers who ranked 65 restaurants during 96,000 dining experiences across the country. While Shake Shack was curiously left off the list of rated restaurants, McDonald’s, the largest chain in the world, came in dead last in the rankings, only slightly worse off than Burger King. So which Better-Burger joint took the crown this time? Has to be In-n-Out Burger, right? Nope. New Comer Smashburger? Nope. The Habit Burger Grill, operated by The more »

  • Nike Unveils Full Super Bowl XLIX Collection

    Nike celebrates the road to Super Bowl with the new NFL Nike Super Bowl XLIX Collection. As an official on-field uniform, sideline, baselayer and practice-wear supplier to the NFL, the collection mirrors the electric atmosphere of the championship game, drawing inspiration from the shifting expression of the Arizona sky.

  • Explore The Andromeda Galaxy In 4K [Video]

    A couple weeks ago, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured the largest and sharpest picture of the Andromeda Galaxy. The full image, capturing 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters across 40,000 light-years, is 1.5 billion pixels and would require 600 HD screens to view the full image. We don’t know about you, but we don’t have that kind of set-up. This video allows you to explore the image on your small single screen. But pump the quality up to 4K and watch it fullscreen and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

  • Crown Royal Regal Apple Is A Flavored Whiskey Everyone Can Enjoy

    The popularity of whiskey has surged in recent years all across the board. Once the drink of cowboys and old men in suits, men and women imbibers of all ages are now enjoying the water of life. One such reason may be the emergence of flavored whiskeys that serve as an inviting introduction to the spirit. Whereas many distillers dove right in, releasing flavor after flavor in an effort to see what would stick, Crown Royal has taken a more thoughtful approach to introducing flavored varieties. And we are most thankful for that. Crown Royal Regal Apple is only the second flavored whiskey from the Canadian distiller after Crown Royal Maple, which came out over two years ago. Crown Royal has taken their time to perfect Regal Apple and after one sip, it’s clear that their effort was not in vain. Regal Apple is first and foremost a Crown Royal whiskey. It has that velvety smoothness that is tough to beat in it’s entry-level price range. Although the “whiskeyness” of the dram is simplified compared to other offerings from Crown, it’s for the best, because more than anything, Regal Apple is about apple. Regal gala apples were selected to impart more »

  • The Original Apple Watch Resurfaces After 20 Years

    When you think of an Apple Watch today, your brain most likely jumps to the images you’ve seen for the coming smart watch, but that wasn’t exactly the companies first time piece. The Original watch was a promotion timekeeper given out in 1995 as an incentive for users to upgrade their Macintosh OS. The original design has been given a second production series and is now available for purchase online and you don’t even need to upgrade to grab one. 

  • Costumed Do-Gooders Create NYC Subway Etiquette Video

    New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been working hard to educate subway passengers about the do’s and don’ts of subterranean travel. Although things like don’t litter, don’t take up multiple seats, and don’t dance on the pole and kick someone in the face seem fairly obvious, about six seconds into any subway ride will show you just how uneducated commuters can be. To help educate travelers, Christian “CJ” Koegel and his partner Chris Zelig wore full-body suits and recreated the MTA’s Courtesy Counts campaign. Hopefully these do-gooders will be rewarded with a key to the city or, at the very least, their video will go viral.

  • Can You Spot The German Sniper Pointing a Gun Directly At You? (8 Photos)

    Photographer, Simon Menner was put in touch with the German army in 2010 to see if they’d be interested in a then new idea of his called “Camouflage,” where he would put soldiers in rural settings where they’d blend in with their surroundings. The images turned out so profound they ended up going viral. Menner arranged two separate shoots, one in a “boring” forest in northern Germany with soldiers who were young and inexperienced. The second shoot, in the German Alps, was done with a group of elite soldiers. “I found it quite interesting to work with soldiers who had been ordered to follow my instructions,” Menner told Slate “I tried to be as respectful to them as possible, but nothing of what I told them was questioned in any way.” Menner tells Slate in an email regarding people who question the authenticity of the photos, “First of all, it is real,” he wrote. “Whoever has doubts about that should contact the German Army. There were snipers present in every single shot and they were in fact, ordered to aim at the camera, so they could see me, even though I was almost never able to see them. The professional training they have more »

  • A Brief History Of Kate McKinnon’s Justin Bieber Impression

    With a pitch-perfect spoof of Justin Bieber’s grey-toned attempt to wear big-boy pants in the #MyCalvins ad campaign for Calvin Klein, Kate McKinnon once again proved why she is a Saturday Night Live rock star. But while the CK ads may be the best example of McKinnon’s Bieber impression, she’s actually been grabbing attention with it for a little more than a year, so I thought it would be a good idea to look back at the evolution of Kate McKinnon’s Justin Bieber transformation.

  • 85 Iconic Photos Of Buzz Aldrin On His 85th Birthday

    Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin was born on January 20, 1930 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Aldrin turned down a scholarship to MIT in order to attend West Point, where he graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in 1951. He served as a fighter pilot during the Korean War, flying 66 combat missions in F-86 Sabres. Aldrin was selected as part of the third group of NASA astronauts in 1963. He was a pilot on Gemini 12, the final Gemini mission, in 1966. In 1969 he made history along with Apollo 11 crewmates Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, when they reached the moon. Aldrin retired from NASA in 1971 and retired from active duty in the Air Force in 1972. Since then, he has made a rap video with Snoop Dogg, voiced cartoon versions of himself on The Simpsons and Futurama, and explained the Apollo 11 mission to Optimus Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The photos in the gallery are from the Apollo 11 era. There are photos of training exercises before the mission, photos captured on the lunar surface during the mission, and celebrations after the crew’s safe return. For hundreds of more incredible photos, check out the Apollo more »

  • How To Man-Hack a Drinking Glass Out of a Beer Bottle

    You’ve seen them before at beach-bars and probably being sold at Urban Outfitters for an obscene amount, but here’s a step by step guide to making a drinking glass out of a beer bottle in a few easy to execute steps. YouTube channel Household Hacker has uploaded a simple DIY video on how to turn an empty beer bottle into a drinking glass. An empty bottle, rubbing alcohol, a length of cotton string or yarn, a bucket of ice water, lighter and an empty six pack are all you need to get this done. In no way are we saying drink the six pack then attempt this (Let’s just get that straight).

  • This Australian Floating Getaway Bachelor Pad Can Be Yours for a Night

    Set 130-feet above the sea and Australia’s Fairhaven Beach, The Pole House is a stunning free standing luxury beach house that’s obviously one of a kind. Already known as one of the most iconic homes in Australia, the house is the perfect spot for a unique occasion if you’re down under. The floating house was also recently renovated with a modern setting and ambiance adding to the luxurious experience. The house now features brand new interiors, with floor-to-ceiling retracting glass walls to take full advantage of the sweeping sea vistas from Aireys Inlet to Lorne. Picture yourself waking to the sound of the crashing waves before opening your eyes to find yourself suspended above the most amazing coastline in the country. Stay here for anywhere between $359-980 per night.

  • Haunting Portraits of 70s New York Punks [15 Photos]

    Located in TriBeCa from 1978-1983, the Mudd Club was the place to hang out for musicians and artists in the punk and no wave scenes. Debbie Harry, David Byrne, John Lurie, Betsey Jonhson, Nico, and Jean-Michel Basquiat all hung out at the popular nightclub. In 1979, photographer William Coupon gathered some local punks for his first formal portrait series. Check out the photos, featuring club performer Klaus Nomi, in the gallery and see some of the celebrities and world leaders Coupon would go on to photograph at Behance.

  • Spectacular Cockpit View From Red Bull Air Race

    We’re not professional aerobatic pilots or anything, but this looks pretty damn insane. The video is from Czech pilot Martin Šonka’s point-of-view in his Edge 540 V3 during the Red Bull Air Race in Ascot, UK. Be sure to watch it in HD and fullscreen to maximize the awesomeness.

  • The Best Photos From The Insane 2015 Dakar Rally [43 Photos]

    The 2015 Dakar Rally ended over the weekend after 13 days and 5600 miles through Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. First held in 1978, the Dakar Rally originally found participants racing across Europe and Africa, from Paris, France to Dakar, Senegal. Security threats in Mauritania led to the cancellation of the 2008 rally and it was moved to South America in 2009, where it has remained ever since. The race is more of an endurance race than a traditional rally race, with four major competitive groups tackling tough terrain and extreme conditions. The top automakers were typical of past years, with BMW’s Mini All4 winning in cars; KTM 450 Rally in motorcycles; Kamaz in trucks; and Yamaha in quads. But what’s really special about the race is the immense scope. As these photos illustrate, the racers often appear to be all alone in the middle of nowhere. Sadly, this can lead to tragedy, as the case this year with Polish motorcycle racer Michal Hernik, who was found dead during the third stage of the race.

  • 10 Songs Inspired By Martin Luther King Jr.

    It’s great that we have a day off today, but instead of wasting it away by partying (or recovering from partying during yesterday’s games), why not learn something about why we have the day off? Check out these 22 Astounding Martin Luther King Jr. Facts That You (Probably) Didn’t Know then listen to these 10 songs inspired the man who we celebrate today. And maybe you’ll find the motivation to go out and do your part to make the world a better place.

  • David Chang’s Ramlet Is Haute Cuisine For Poor College Students [Video]

    David Change, world famous chef and founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, is a master when it comes to every ppor college student’s favorite meal, ramen noodles. Admittedly, Chang’s ramen dishes are a bit more complicated than the instant ramen packets available for pocket change at grocery stores, but he believes that the instant version has its place, too. To illustrate that point, Chang used the deliciously awful for you seasoning packets from an instant ramen meal and used them to make a cheap yet classy traditional omelet dubbed the ramlet. Time to search the couches at RSVLTS for change to I can pick up a few ramen packages on the way home.

  • New Documentary Examines Atari’s Unbelievable Downfall [Video]

    Since anyone reading this article is probably a video game junkie we have a gallery of the 24 Signs You Grew Up A Video Game Junkie. Once you’re don’e scrolling through and determinng if you had a problem as a kid be sure to watch a the video about Atari’s unbelievable downfall. New Documentary Examines Atari’s Unbelievable Downfall [Video] In 1982, Atari was leading the video game revolution and was fastest growing company in the United States. With the popularity of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. in theaters, Atari hoped to cash in on the success with a video game based on the movie. But in order to deliver the game in time for Christmas, the game was rushed, developed in five weeks rather than the six months to a year spent on previous titles. 1.5 million units of the rushed game were sold, but it was obviously flawed and universally panned. And Atari had 3.5 million unsold E.T. cartridges to get rid of. So what did they do? Legend had it that Atari disposed of the unsold cartridges in a landfill in New Mexico, but the story was usually dismissed as nothing more than urban legend. Then in 2014, an excavation more »

  • Explore the Creepy Ruins of Chernobyl Through the Eyes of a Drone

    A drone armed with video equipment recently flew over the skies of Pripyat, a Ukrainian city that was home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. After the disaster, the city was abandoned, though some curiosity seekers have explored the ruins of the irradiated city. Danny Cooke took the footage while working on a 60 Minutes segment, providing a rare aerial view of the city. Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl captures some startling contrasts, filming abandoned, decayed swing sets alongside resurgent plant life. In some cases, the plant life has taken over buildings, invading abandoned swimming pools. Fast decaying isotopes have let radiation levels drop to acceptable levels for exploration in the Zone of Alienation, though no one still lives in Pripyat, and many of the buildings have decayed to unsafe levels. Though Pripyat is abandoned, several villages in the area are home to handfuls of people in the zone. Via Popular Mechanics