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Boom. A couple was driving their pickup truck on a fairly empty highway when the weather gods decided that their car would be a great target for a direct lightning bolt strike. According to the couple, after getting hit the car's airbags popped out, the electrical system was destroyed, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
It's hard to sniff at Sky Go, the service that lets you watch live TV on computers and mobile devices when out of set-top box range. Free to Sky subscribers, its main weakness is a limited channel selection, which is slowly but surely being addressed... Source: Tags: MERS Virus... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
In case you've forgotten, Father's Day is approaching and it wouldn't hurt to grease the skids with the old man by setting him up with some fresh technology. Amazon's Electronics Father's Day Gift Guide is a great spot to find a variety of gadgets... Source: Tags: tim mcgraw Google... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
The ASUS Eee PC was launched in 2007 and while it had all the characteristics of a "netbook," it arrived before the term had wormed its way into popular vocabulary. This species of compact computer -- essentially miniaturized, internet-focused... Source: Related Topics: vampire diaries man of steel walking dead... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
Ben and Terrence are back in good ol' NYC and they've got the one and only Edgar Alvarez in the studio with them! Obviously, the big news this week is that Apple snatched up Beats, which means we're probably only a few days away from watching an... Source: Tags:... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
In addition to kissing all of their free time goodbye, new parents also have to get used to every inch of space in their home being filled with baby gear. But not their car, because the Doona is a clever car seat that features a set of retractable stroller legs... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
If you use the computer for hours each day, Gunnars can make it easier on your eyes If you watched any of the videos I posted from Macworld|iWorld 2014 or even a recent iMore Show video podcast (all available on our YouTube channel), you might have noticed a peculiar set... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
Samsung's 72-year-old chairman Lee Kun-hee suffered a major heart attack over the weekend, though is now stable, breathing without assistance and undergoing surgery. Samsung insist that there "has been no disruption in the group's day-to-day operation." Read more... Source: Tags: Star Wars Edie Brickell Iggy Azalea david foster wallace... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
If you've ever struggled to understand what Cymru am byth means, you'll have found that few web translators are prepared to help you out. That's changed now, thanks to a deal between Microsoft and the Welsh Assembly, which teamed up to bring the... Source: Category: Damian Lillard Malcolm Young... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
You remember Popcorn Time, the Netflix for torrents that suffered a self-inflicted death ? Well, it never really died. The open source project lives on in the form a forked app version, available for download for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Today, it comes to Android. Read more... Source: Category:... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
This past Saturday, people from all over the world gathered for an event known as the Great Saunter: a 12-hour walk around Manhattan's perimeter. The 32-mile pilgrimage in the midst of spring's bloom brought us through 20 waterfront parks, a surprise farmer's market, underneath historic bridges, and within parting and... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
You'd think a renewed focus on handmade products would be good for a country's economy. That's not the sentiment in Australia, where a new report is claiming that handcrafted industries which require more employee hours, like bread baking and winemaking, are to blame for the country's sagging productivity. Read more...... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
Here's one horrible nightmare: Sitting on your airplane and seeing one of the engines on fire. That's what happened to Brad McCoy's BAE 146 airliner on his way to Barrow Island, Australia, the guy who took this video. Fortunately, the pilot was able to make a successful emergency landing at... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
Media Browser is a handy service, which turns your home PC into a multimedia server. With apps available for Windows 8, iOS, Android and Windows Phone, the team have been working on an iPad-optimized version. Today, an update has been published on the official blog detailing some features being worked... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
Conan—like a lot of people!—has a fairly stressful job, so he decided to test out apps that could help him calm down a little. Perhaps predictably, it doesn't quite go to plan. Read more... Source: Tags: Craig Ferguson joel osteen Paco de Lucia WWE Elimination Chamber 2014 Heroes Reborn Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
If 500MB of free browsing a month in exchange for watching a few ads seemed too good to be true, it was -- Samba, the free, data-only MVNO is no more. According to the company's blog, it came down to the increasing price of wholesale data, which made... Source: Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
When you let bugs run wild inside a shed for years, you never know what you're gonna get. Like this hornet's nest that fused together with a wooden statue to look like a sand creature swallowing a trapped human head. It's haunting. Read more... Source: Related Topics: Boondocks Best... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
I will not spoil the ending of this Russian dashcam video, so you have to watch the entire video till the very end. Trust me, you will really enjoy this—a lot. Read more... Source: Category: Vance McAllister Aroldis Chapman Ebony Wilkerson Carolina Kostner nj transit Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
With a little work you can turn your Mac mini into a powerful Windows gaming system. So why not? I just heard something: A tectonic eruption of eye-rolling from PC gamers. Look, if you've got a custom rig with Nvidia Titan hardware and 4K displays to run Crysis 3 in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
Gameloft's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit the App Store today, offering plenty of web-slinging and smart-alecky heroism. The storyline expands on what’s in the movie, and has tons of unlockables, like the Symbiote Spider-Man costume, and butt heads with villains like Venom and Kraven the Hunter. There’s original voice acting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
A fire in Valparaíso, Chile has destroyed more than 2,500 homes, left 11,000 people homeless and killed at least 15 people. It's an unfathomable tragedy that has destroyed an entire community. This drone footage from Skyfilms attempts to show the extent of the damage caused by the fire's wrath. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
If you're running low on disk space on your Mac, especially SSD space, every extra bit can count. One of the places you can often scrape out a few extra megabytes or even gigabytes is Mail Downloads. Any attachments you open in Mail or Quick Look gets saved right to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
If your arm falls asleep for a while, it can sort of feel like it's made of rubber. But how do you make your arm feel like it's made of marble? According to Italian researchers, all you need is the sound of a hammer tapping stone. And some psychological trickery.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
You'll be able to find cheaper Nexus 5 cases, for sure. But Google's official Nexus 5 flip case is a fine specimen. There wasn't a whole lot of new ground for LG and Google to cover with its new Nexus 5 QuickCover. We've all grown accustomed to this sort of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Birchardyzlettice's blog
Google's Street View has taken us all the way up (to the Burj Khalifa) and all the way down (to the Great Barrier Reef), so where else is there to go but the world's most romantic city? That's right, the search giant has taken its backpack-worn Trekker units to Venice,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Birchardyzlettice's blog