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Today's Best Deals: Amazon Levi's Sale, Rubbermaid FreshWorks, Anker SoundBuds, and More

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:08:00 GMT

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Amazon’s one-day Levi’s sale, Crocs shoes (which aren’t all hideous!), and a Rubbermaid FreshWorks container lead off Wednesday’s best deals.

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Why Russia Has To Spend $350 Million Fixing Its Broken-Down Aircraft Carrier

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:22:00 GMT

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The troubles of Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, are well-documented. The ship is a relic of the Cold War and has long suffered from fires and breakdowns at sea. Now it will undergo a two-and-a-half year upgrade at the Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk in Northern Russia, a sign of the…

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Jason Chaffetz Wants to Use Facial Recognition to Track Immigrants

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:20:00 GMT

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Hey, remember Congressman Jason Chaffetz, the guy who said poor people should stop buying so many dang iPhones if they want healthcare? Well, the dingus has done it again: During a congressional hearing about the government’s use of use of facial recognition technology on Wednesday, Chaffetz suggested using that same…

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You Can Watch the First Five Minutes of Ghost in the Shell Right Here

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:01:00 GMT

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Whatever else might be true of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, it’s also true that the filmmakers have put as much of the budget on the screen as humanly possible. And as you can tell when you watch the film’s opening scene—available here and now for your viewing pleasure—it has paid off, at least in in the…

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15-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Sexually Assaulted on Facebook Live While 40 People Watched

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:02:00 GMT

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Since it debuted nearly a year ago, Facebook Live has been rife with content moderation problems. The latest in a long line of horrific examples comes from Chicago, where the Associated Press reports that a missing 15-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by up to six people while about 40 people watched the…

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Mountain Biking Down an Abandoned Mine Shaft Is a Dimly Lit Descent Into Hell

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:07:00 GMT

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There are lots of places to go off-road mountain biking if you’re looking for a cheap thrill (or the chance to break your neck). But one of the most dangerous has to be riding into an abandoned mine shaft. If your flashlight dies as you’re pedalling deep into the earth, you’re probably screwed.

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We Could Get More Movies From the Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Universe

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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The Terminator franchise might not be as in a dire state as we thought. Woody Harrelson hypes up the Han Solo spinoff. Doctor Who’s next season has a big three-parter with some new villains. Plus, speedy set pictures from Black Panther, and a new look at Ward’s return on Agents of SHIELD. To me, my spoilers!

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Samsung's New iPad Pro Is Just Fantastic

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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Coming a year after the launch of Apple’s first 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the new iteration from Samsung feels daring. While it has the same sleek lines, is just as light, and possesses the magnetic connection on one side for easy keyboard cover attachment, Samsung’s iPad Pro for 2017 is, inexplicably called the Galaxy Tab…

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So Who Is the Mysterious Clawed Mutant Marvel Is Teasing in X-Men: Blue?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:00:00 GMT

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Sadly, it’s probably not Wild Thing.

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Grab Some Discounted Denim During Amazon's One-Day Levi's Sale

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:24:00 GMT

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Levi’s is a classic American denim brand, and they make your favorite pair of men’s jeans (no surprise there). Amazon is marking down a bunch of Levi’s styles, from denim to outerwear and beyond, today only. With prices like these, a Canadian tuxedo may even start to look appealing.

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North Korea Has a Hard Time Getting One Up

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

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North Korea was pretty proud of itself earlier this month when it was able to perform four times in a single day. But much of that enthusiasm has waned overnight as North Korea has found it hard to get one up.

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Fortune Cites Fake Telegram From McDonald's to President Nixon That Says 'Retire Bitch' 

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:00 GMT

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Last week, the McDonald’s Twitter account got into a bit of trouble when it sent a tweet to President Trump calling him a “disgusting excuse for a president.” We still don’t know what happened (McDonald’s said its account was “compromised”) but Fortune magazine noted that it wasn’t the first time that McDonald’s had…

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Senator Asks Supreme Court Nominee If He'd Rather Fight 100 Duck-Sized Horses or One Horse-Sized Duck

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:20:00 GMT

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Neil Gorsuch is poised to be the next Supreme Court justice of the United States, filling a spot that’s been vacant for over a year. Gorsuch will wield enormous power and help shape the country’s laws for generations to come. And Republican Senators aren’t afraid to ask him the tough questions: Like would you rather…

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This Video Will Be Very Important One Day

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:28:22 GMT

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Hell, it might be important today.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda: The Kotaku Review

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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Mass Effect: Andromeda sprawls and sprawls, eagerly offering you so much to see and do that it nearly loses itself in the process. In this massive and uncertain voyage into an alien galaxy, the best way to center yourself is to hold on to other people, and trust that the mission will accomplish at least some of its…

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New Options for Getting Your Cat High Can Only Be a Good Thing

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:47:00 GMT

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Catnip has long been the preferred fix for cats. Given just a tiny whiff of the plant, most cats will temporarily turn into an approximation of a fully loaded, 1970s era Dennis Hopper. But for some cats, it’s as pointless as an O’Douls. A new study has found three new options that could allow all cats to get totally…

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Texas Senate Passes Bill Allowing Doctors to Withhold Information From Pregnant Women

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:10:00 GMT

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In a mind-bogglingly dangerous move, conservatives in the Texas Senate have passed a bill that some say would make it legal for doctors to lie to pregnant women about discoveries made during prenatal testing.

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Senator Ted Cruz Has Forever Tainted The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:30:00 GMT

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You will never be able to enjoy the fun—and easy—question “What’s the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?” again. Not once you’ve seen Senator Ted Cruz start off the confirmation hearing of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, with it.

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The Sequel to the Most Affordable Sonicare Just Got a Smile-Inducing Discount

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:27:00 GMT

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Philips’ entry-level Sonicare Essence electric toothbrush has long been a reader favorite, and now Amazon’s running the best deal we’ve seen on the sequel, the Essence+.

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Gab CEO Andrew Torba Is Mad Online

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:03:47 GMT

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Today the mobile version of Gab.ai—the invite-only free(ish) speech social network that has become the de facto home for many of the alt-right ecelebrities banned from Twitter—was not approved for placement on Apple’s App Store. CEO Andrew Torba isn’t taking it well.

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Edd China Is Leaving Wheeler Dealers Because Velocity Wants To Make The Show Worse

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:39:00 GMT

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I can’t think of any automotive television show as universally enjoyed among gearheads of all types than Wheeler Dealers. Unusually for me, I know exactly why this is: the show’s genial mechanic, Edd China. Unfortunately, Edd’s time with the very popular show is coming to an end, but, true to Edd form, it’s for good…

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