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Here Is Your First Look At Apple’s New Emojis

Racially Diverse

Remember last June we we first learned that a bunch of new emojis would be released for mobile phones … and then they weren’t released? It was reported last summer that the emojis (which will reportedly include fun stuff like a middle finger emoji) would be out soon but after the iPhone 6 was released in the fall and no new emojis were released, I think may people forgot all about these new emojis — until now. A beta version of Apple‘s newest desktop OS and mobile iOS operating systems have been released and they, apparently, include Apple‘s version of the new emojis. As you can see below, the new emojis will be offered in an array of racially inclusive forms. Have a look below and get your first taste of the new emojis that are coming our way. More »

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Watch: NASA Definitely Doesn’t Want You To See The UFO It Probably Filmed

The Truth Is Out There
Unidentified Flying Object

So, NASA was going about its business, live streaming a video feed being recorded in space by the ISS space station when an unidentified object came into view over the earth’s horizon. Almost immediately after the UFO appeared on screen, the feed was cut off completely … leading many to theorize that NASA filmed an alien spacecraft and doesn’t want us to know about it. HMMMM. I’m not one for conspiracy theories but I think it’s pretty safe to say that this was definitely the work of … aliens. I mean, hello, a suspicious-looking UFO then the feed gets cut off? Definitely aliens. Check out the video above and see what you think … then get ready to succumb to our alien overlords because TEHY’RE ALREADY HERE!

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A Psychology Study Says 36 Questions Can Make People Fall In Love With Each Other

Totally terrifying... and pretty cool.

I just read a really cool essay on The New York Times, and I have to share with all of you. We don’t get into too much on the blog (unless our minds are boggled by a particular celebrity relationship), but sometimes the question of love comes up and it’s always interesting to hear what you all think. Mandy Len Catron’s essay on modern love is titled, “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This,” and damn, I just could not resist reading it. While I do consider myself to be romantic, I also believe we choose who we love and I guess I also think that if you put just about any two people together, under the right (or wrong) circumstances, feelings could develop. Apparently, there’s been a whole psychological study devoted to this very idea, and some interesting things have happened. Click inside for more!

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Nike Confirms Plan To Release Self-Lacing Shoes In 2015

Oct 21, 2015 would be ideal

In February of last year, Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield revealed that the shoe company was planning to release self-lacing shoes by 2015 — the year that Marty McFly traveled to the future in Back to the Future II. Today we learn that Tinker has confirmed that Nike is still working toward making that promise a reality. Speaking at a trade show in Long Beach, CA on Monday, Hatfield talked about the on-going work behind the scenes to make power lace shoes a reality … and made clear that Nike still has 11 2/3 months left in 2015 to get ‘er done. More »

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Is This The Part Where We All Start Being Afraid Of Hackers?

PITNB's Weekly Discussion Forum

This week’s YATNB could get intense, so let’s all try to keep calm, share our thoughts, and carry on. I will be the first to say that I feel like I don’t have a firm grasp on these recent reports of the Sony Pictures hack. And honestly—because of some of the disgusting things I saw in those e-mails—I felt disinterested. But I want to open up a wider conversation about the threat of hacking in general, because it seems like we are dealing with a new kind of something. I watched President Obama‘s year-end address (#TeamJamesFlacco), and I felt confused. And since then articles are popping up all over about North Korea’s involvement (or lack thereof) in the hack and subsequent threats against the United States. But I didn’t start thinking about the threat of hacking on a larger scale, until a new story that came out about Iggy Azalea, where hackers were threatening to release her sex tape (unless she apologized for some ignorant comments she made on Twitter). At which point I was like, Wait. What? Click inside for more.

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Watch: Bill Nye Explains Evolution With Emojis

Schooled
Because Science

Thus far, we have seen emojis used in various fun ways … in music videos, as tattoos and even as Hallowe’en costumes. Today, we see that Bill Nye the Science Guy has come up with an inventive way to use emojis as a teaching tool. Click the embed above to watch Bill Nye explain the science of evolution by using emojis. As you can see, he used quite a few different emojis in very clever ways … but he never once uses the praying hands emoji because, science.

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You Can Now Be Lindsay Lohan In The ‘Lindsay Lohan’s Price of Fame’ Game App

Basically, a rip-off of Mrs. Kanye West's game

If any of you download this app and actually play this game, I’m not saying that I’m going to judge you… but I’m not saying that I’m not going to judge you. Ohhh, Lindsay. Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay. Lindsay Lohan’s Price of Fame is an attempt to cash in on another game that made a gazillion dollars this year, Kim Kardashian Hollywood. I just watched the trailer or whatever you call these things for the game, and I can’t get over the star-shaped pasties. Like, I can’t. And now I’m forcing you to experience this too, so click inside for more!

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Keep Calm: The ‘Yo Bitch’ Messaging App From Aaron Paul Of ‘Breaking Bad’ Is Finally Here

Interwebs, rejoice!

This is hilarious… and now you know just what to get your Breaking Bad-obsessed friend for the holidays. Aaron Paul took to Twitter to share some exciting news about a project he’s been working on. And although I have not completed the Breaking Bad series (I KNOOooow, I’m a horrible person who basically doesn’t exist) I think this is awesome news, and I can definitely think of a few people who are probably downloading the Yo Bitch app right now. Click inside for more!

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Rihanna Is Trying To Bring Back The Motorola RAZR Mobile Phone

Old Tech is the New Tech

For the past few months or so, hipsters have been seen carrying around and using old, pre-smartphone mobile phones as a way of distinguishing themselves as “cool” … or some such nonsense. Today we learn that pop star Rihanna has jumped aboard that bandwagon as she has been spotted out and about with a pink Motorola RAZR flip phone in her possession. Older cell phones like the Moto RAZR can still be used as long as they have a functional SIM card installed so you, too, can be “cool” with an old, outdated mobile phone as well!! More »

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Here Is The First Photo Ever Taken From The Surface Of A Comet

"Maybe we didn't just land once, we landed twice."

Yesterday we learned the amazing news that scientists from the European Space Agency were able to successfully land a probe on the surface of a comet that is currently speeding through space and today we get to see the very first photo that has even been taken on the surface of a comet. Shortly after the Philae Lander successfully landed on comet 67P, it transmitted back to earth photos from the comet’s surface … one of which you can see in full below. More »

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