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Scott Pruitt Is Dead Wrong About Public Perception of the EPA

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:48:00 GMT

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Scott Pruitt, the recently confirmed head of the Environmental Protection Agency, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) yesterday. He announced his plans for rolling back regulations and said that what he wants for the agency is what the American people want. He is wrong.

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The Best Value In Chef's Knives Is Just $30 Today

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:51:00 GMT

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Victorinox’s Fibrox 8” chef’s knife is one of your favorite chef’s knives period, and by far the best value in the industry. It’s also the knife I’ve used almost every day for almost five years. Amazon has it for $30 right now, which is an absolute steal for the quality you’re getting.

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SciFi Short Film Project Shows How Amazon's Drones Will Destroy Us All

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:10:00 GMT

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Drones might be seen as a cool way to get packages from Amazon Prime without having to talk to anybody, but they could lead to a dystopian police state. At least, that’s one what scifi short film is suggesting.

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Samsung's Latest Surface-Style Laptops Look So Nice You Might Forget the Exploding Phones

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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Less than six months after Samsung’s exploding phone debacle the company is at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. MWC has sometimes been the venue where Samsung’s announces updates to its flagship Galaxy phone brand, but after the exploding phones, and with the company’s chief in the clink, a decision was…

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Nokia Calls Attention to Itself by Relaunching Obsolete 3310 Dumb Phone

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:23:00 GMT

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HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to Nokia’s phone brand licensing for the next ten years, took the stage at MWC in Barcelona today to showcase its first full line of Nokia-branded smartphones.

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Bill Paxton Dies at 61 After Surgery Complications

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:38:00 GMT

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Bill Paxton, the actor behind iconic roles in Aliens, Titanic, and Apollo 13, has passed away at 61 years old.

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A War Is On to Destroy the Fall Armyworm in Africa

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:30:00 GMT

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A coalition of officials met in Zimbabwe this month to discuss a little pest that has become a big problem. The fall armyworm has spread through Africa over the course of the last year and it has had devastating effects on crops. Experts fear that globalization and climate change are setting the caterpillar up to…

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Facebook’s Day at CPAC, the Right Wing Nightmare Circus

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:49:00 GMT

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For many Americans, life has been darker, bleaker, more difficult since Donald Trump was elected president. The clouds rolled in on November 8, and they have yet to part. Did we slip into an alternative universe, they wonder, where everything is just a little bit... wrong?

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Leaked Image Shows Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2's Kurt Russell In All His Bearded Glory

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:15:00 GMT

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been super secretive about Ego the Living Planet, keeping Kurt Russell’s character mostly hidden from the public eye. The closest glimpse we’d had (until now) was an action figure two-pack, but here’s a look at Star-Lord’s daddy in the flesh.

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Sunday's Best Deals: Kindle Ebooks, Knives, Athletic Apparel, and More

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:00:00 GMT

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Kindle books that inspired films, one of your favorite chef’s knives, and athletic apparel accessories lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web.

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Restock Your Top Drawer With Amazon's One-Day Sale on Athletic Accessories

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:32:45 GMT

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It’s warm enough to come out of hibernation and start exercising again, and Amazon’s celebrating with a sale on athletic accessories, today only.

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LG G6 First Impressions: Back to the Basics

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT

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Smartphone design just isn’t as interesting as it used to be; top phones are all basically beautiful slabs of glass and metal with glimmering displays that make you go “ahhhhh.” Last year, in an effort to combat the boredom, LG launched the G5, an ambitious disaster of an Android phone, which was most notable for its…

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Gareth Edwards Used VR to Direct Rogue One's Digital Scenes

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:15:00 GMT

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If there’s anything Star Wars fans know about Gareth Edwards, it’s that he’s a very hands-on director. A recent demonstration shows how Industrial Light and Magic found a way to bring Edwards’ physical camerawork to the digital stage for Rogue One, using virtual reality.

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ZeniMax Asks Court to Halt Oculus Sales Completely

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:59:00 GMT

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Earlier this month, ZeniMax won a $500 million lawsuit against Oculus and its parent company Facebook. The court ruled that the VR headset manufacturer had indeed violated the company’s copyrights and a non-disclosure agreement. That half a billion looks like it wasn’t enough because ZeniMax wants blood. It has now

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The Newly Discovered TRAPPIST-1 Star System Was Hiding In Elite: Dangerous All Along

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:20:00 GMT

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NASA had some big news this past week. No, it wasn’t aliens. It was the next best thing: the discovery of seven new “Earth-sized exoplanets,” a few of which could be hospitable to life. Now, it turns out that Elite: Dangerous actually predicted the existence of the TRAPPIST-1 star system where they’re located.

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Batman v Superman 'Wins' Big at Razzie Awards

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:00:00 GMT

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cleaned (some of the) house at this year’s Razzies, winning four awards and making us all a little more afraid that Ben Affleck really will end up dropping out of The Batman altogether.

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You'll Never See 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' the Same Way After This Video

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:15:00 GMT

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Robert Zemeckis has been hit or miss for almost two decades. But in the eighties, he was on fire. Along with Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is just one of those movies that remains great no matter how many years pass and its technical achievements are still a marvel. But why does it work so well?

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Sign Up For an Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan, and Get $20 Off

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:18:14 GMT

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At $15 per month or $150 per year for up to six users, Amazon’s Music Unlimited family plan was already one of the best deals in streaming music. But for a limited time, you can use promo code TREATFAMILY for a $20 credit towards your membership.

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Marvel Games Won't Be Tied to MCU, Which Is the Best Decision They Could Make

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:45:00 GMT

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Marvel Games isn’t forcing its developers to tie their video games into existing Marvel Cinematic Universe storylines. This might sound weird, given how interconnected the MCU has been over the past decade, but it’s actually a blessing in disguise.

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Doctor Who Teaser Shows New Companion Is Cool With Dying for the Doctor, and She Might

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:40:00 GMT

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The latest teaser for Doctor Who’s 10th season gives us an inside look at Bill, the Doctor’s latest companion. She knows he’s “the most dangerous man in the universe” and it could result in her demise, but she’s cool with it because fun times. It’s probably a good thing, because they might be hitting a hard restart on…

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Patrick Stewart Is Retiring From X-Men

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:15:00 GMT

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It looks like Hugh Jackman isn’t the only one hanging up his mutant hat after Logan. Patrick Stewart has announced that he’s officially retiring from the X-Men franchise, saying, “I’m done.”

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Google's Project Ara Was Going to Offer a Tardigrade Aquarium Module

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:15:00 GMT

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Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone was a weird concept that didn’t make it to market. The idea was to give users the option to change out custom modules for upgrades and odd individual features. A new report reveals that one of the most unusual modules would’ve featured a personal tardigrade aquarium.

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New Handmaid's Tale Featurette Underscores How Eerily Timely the Story Really Is

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:00:00 GMT

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Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s tale The Handmaid’s Tale premieres April 26, and the network just released a clip that shows how the dystopian world that surrounds the characters came into being: an extreme regime gains power and quickly reshapes the country in dangerous ways.

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Get Yourself a Chromebook For Under $150, Today Only 

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:36:00 GMT

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We all know Chromebooks are inexpensive, but this one’s approaching impulse buy territory.

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Add Permanent USB Charging Ports To Your Home For 20% Off

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:28:42 GMT

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These days, you probably charge as many things over USB as you do over standard AC outlets, so it only makes sense to add some semi-permanent USB ports to your home.

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