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    Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver BBQ Tongs Would be Perfect for Summer

    Alright, we have a problem with Doctor Who merchandise. It’s not that there’s too much of it, although we really might be approaching peak Doctor Who merch. The problem is that the Doctor Who merchandise purveyors of the world, who of all people should know the value of time, are completely blowing the timing of […]

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    The Big Bang Theory Gets the LEGO Treatment

    We’ve had a real LEGO TV breakthrough this year, with more Simpsons sets, Doctor Who sets, and maybe, just maybe, a Golden Girls set. Today, we’re hearing about one that definitely is getting made — the cast of Big Bang Theory is getting the brick treatment, along with Leonard and Sheldon’s living room. Aside from […]

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    Huawei Talkband B2 is Both a Fitness Tracker and a Bluetooth Headset [Hands-on]

    Ready for another fitness tracker? Yeah, try to contain your enthusiasm, I know it’s tough. It’s getting pretty brutal out there for hardware manufacturers, as the fitness tracker market has been flooded with devices heralded by nearly identical press releases — and it definitely doesn’t help that the equally flooded smartwatch market is out here […]

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    Huawei’s Cheap P8 Lite is a $249 Dual-Sim Unlocked Phone [Hands-on]

    With the high-end smartphone market in the United States narrowed down to a duopoly of Apple and Samsung, more and more manufacturers seem content to concede that race, instead pushing low-end devices in an effort to carve out their own piece of the first-time buyer and budget market, where at least one giant, Apple, isn’t […]

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    Pour Long Islands Out of This TARDIS Pitcher

    Someday, a day beyond the reach of even the most powerful Time Lords, we will run out of things to craft in the image of a TARDIS. Needless to say, that day is not today. Our far-flung descendents will have to face that cold, dark day with a grim stoicism — meanwhile, we’ll be here […]

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    Instagram is Now a Book Publishing Platform?

    These kids, they just don’t show loyalty to brands like the olden days. Now you have to go on their turf to get their attention to keep getting attention for your brand. So, in an attempt to teach by doing, marketer Jason Sperling is releasing his new how-to in the digital age marketing book bit […]

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    Flatiron Building is Latest to Get LEGO Architecture Treatment

    We’re going to get a full LEGO reconstruction of New York City here pretty soon. The LEGO Architecture line’s newest set is a real New York staple — the Flatiron Building, which has kept watch over Broadway and 5th Avenue for over a hundred years and, thanks to television, is now what many — consciously […]

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    Japanese Food iPhone Case Looks Anything But Delicious

    You ever go to a ramen place, and they have those display bowls that look so real they might as well be considered an art form? Well, we’ve found the iPhone 6 version of that, and it’s called the iMeshi Japanese Food Case for iPhone 6. Apparently, it’s a lot less pleasant than a good […]

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    Father’s Day Gift Guide + Win the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Smartphone!

    Because the gift of unconditional acceptance of the dadbod takes about as much effort to give as maintenance of the dadbod itself, you’ll need to do a little better come June 21. Fortunately, you might not need to put in all that much effort after all—we’re giving away the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, one of […]

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    Looking for Free Rent? Install Some Spy Cams

    RealLifeCam.com is a website that claims to not be pornography. It is, or at least it wants you to provide it — and it’s offering quite the carrot. If you let them put live-streaming cameras around your apartment, they’ll pay your rent for you. Wait, are you a single guy, though? Haha, not you. If […]

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    Volvo XC90 Test Drive and First Impressions

    Chinese-owned Swedish car maker is hoping to spice things up this year with the 2016 XC90, the next in their line of mid-size luxury crossover family SUVs.   The 2016 XC90 is mostly riding on its bevy of safety features, which we’ll get to later, but it’s worth noting that some models of the crossover […]

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    Tomorrow Land IMAX Review

    Back in the first half of the 20th century, the common vision of the future was of a utopian society where people moved around in flying jet packs. Years later, the more popular vision of the future for Hollywood is a dystopian one. But in Disney’s Tomorrow Land, much of the film focuses on that […]

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    9 Year-old’s My Little Pony Birthday Cake Wish Goes Awry

    Well, that’s not Rainbow Dash, but it sure is one fantastic jacket. Nine-year-old Evelina of Sicily wanted a My Little Pony cake for her birthday party, but instead got a hard life lesson about disappointment in the form of late Italian singer “Little Tony” Ciacci. Unfortunately, the stylish white jacket wasn’t as magical as friendship, […]

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    Basis Peak Goes High-End with Luxury Titanium Edition

    Prospective and current owners of the Basis Peak fitness tracker have reason to get excited this week, as Basis has announced a new luxury model along with Apple HealthKit and Google Fit integration. As of this week, you can now purchase a limited edition titanium Basis Peak which, in addition to looking a lot classier […]

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    3D Wallpaper Gives You Motion Sickness at Home

    Hey, you know how those found footage horror movie trailers do that thing where they make walls look distorted, like they’re moving? Well, now you can get in on that action in your own home, thanks to these 3D wallpapers! Design studio twenty2 has gotten together with students and faculty from New York’s Pratt Institute […]

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    Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood Uses Sci-Fi Movies to Diss Katy Perry

    Ever since Thucydides trashed Herodotus and his shoddy histories in ancient Greece, the diss has persevered and thrived. The ancient Romans were no strangers to the this venerable literary tradition either, with Catullus penning a takedown of another poet and a senator so devastating that for years, scholars shied away from translating its decidedly NSFW […]

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    Is Zoonicorn the Next My Little Pony?

    Because unicorns weren’t already fantastical enough, we now have Zoonicorns! Besides, it was time for a new equine to go up against the My Little Pony machine. An imaginary hybrid of the already imaginary unicorn and the zebra, Zoonicorns are here in a zeal of four and ready to make your kid’s bedroom a little […]

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    FAO Schwarz is Closing their Iconic 5th Avenue Store, New Location Unknown

    This seems more like it’s coming out of Groundhog Day than Big—the flagship FAO Schwarz on Fifth Avenue in New York City is closing once again, and this time, it seems like it may be for good. According to an Associated Press report, current owners Toys ‘R’ Us are closing down the Fifth Avenue location, […]

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    Speck CandyShell Fit Prevents Apple Watch Scuffs and Scratches

    We have to admit, when the Apple Watch came out and took smartwatches mainstream, we didn’t think we were going to see this. But, sure enough, smartphone-like cases are coming to the Apple Watch, and it’s no surprise who the first major player to make one is. Speck is taking the dual-layer protection found in […]