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Whoa! China Just Landed A Space Probe On The Moon

China is now the 3rd Country to Land on the Moon

Back in 1976 the Soviet Union landed a space probe on the Moon after the US landed a manned spacecraft on the Moon in 1969 after the Soviets landed the first human made object on the moon in 1959. There have been no missions to the Moon since 1976 … until now. China is reporting that they successfully landed their unmanned Chang’e-3 Probe on the surface of the Moon as a sign to the world of the country’s growing scientific strength. Images of the probe’s landing were broadcast on Chinese networks, which can be seen below. China has become only the third country to reach the Moon’s surface and the first to do so in 37 years. Wow. More »

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To Glass Or Not To Glass

The TV Guide

Last month we saw photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence rocking a pair of Google Glass in San Francisco, CA on the day that she revealed that she chopped off all of her hair. This week, I was invited by Google to purchase a pair of Google Glass personally and … I’m having a hard time deciding if I should pony up the bucks for the new tech. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Google Glass, it’s a device you wear like glasses that act as a portable computer of sorts on your face. You can see a functional screen and can use the device to take photos. For the most part, most of the people I’ve asked about Glass have told me YES, buy them! Others have suggested I not. I’m hoping some of y’all have opinions that you’d like to share with me. More »

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Turntable.fm Is Dunzo!

Peace the Spork Out

And so … the end of an era has come and gone. Last night at 10 PM ET, the music site turntable.fm shut down completely for good. Some of you might remember that I spent quite a LOT of time playing around on Turntable a couple of years ago when the site had newly launched. Occasional usage turned into bona fide obsession as I would spend hours on the site for weeks on end playing music as a virtual DJ (I even lived a short time as Deadmau5) with friends and strangers who would eventually become friends themselves. For various reasons, I didn’t spend much time on the site in the past year or so but I would pop in from time to time to say hello to my online friends who hung out there daily. I learned a few days ago that Turntable was shutting down for good and, well, I had to go back to play a couple of songs and say my goodbyes before the site went away forever. More »

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Amazon Plans To Deliver Packages Via Unmanned Aerial Drones

Amazon Prime Air is Coming
Yes, this is really gonna happen

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos made an appearance on 60 Minutes last night to introduce the world to his company’s plan to start delivering packages to customers by way of unmanned aerial delivery drones. This new service is still about “4 to 5 years away” but the technology looks promising … as well as mildly disconcerting. In the near future, orders placed from Amazon.com will be delivered to your door in approximately 30 minutes by way of these little flying drones. The future is now. Click the embed above to watch the promo video that Amazon has released today and then click below to read more about this amazing service. More »

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The 2014 Winter Olympic Games Torch Flies Into Space

The Torch Relay will Involve a Space Walk

Despite the horrible anti-gay laws that exist in Russia right now, I am trying to keep an open mind about the 2014 Winter Olympic Games that will be held in Sochi next February. I tend to get all excited about the Olympic Games when they roll around every two years but this time, I can’t say I’ve been too thrilled with the idea of the Olympic Games being hosted by a homophobic nation. News today that the Olympic Torch was flown into space and delivered to the International Space Station is just too cool to ignore tho. Altho the Olympic Torch has flown into space twice before (in 1996 and 2000), this is the first time it will leave its space shuttle. The torch will remain in space for 5 days and will be taken on a space walk on Saturday! Wow. More »

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Jennifer Lawrence Went And Chopped Off All Of Her Hair

... and she looks AMAZING

You guys, Jennifer Lawrence cut off all of her hair … and she looks damn good, if I do say so myself. J. Law updated her official Facebook profile with new photos earlier today that show off her new ‘do and as you can see below, it’s a look that works very well for her. Jennifer made her way from LA to SF to participate in a Google sponsored promo event for her new movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (which opens later this month) and used the opportunity to show the world her new, shorter hairstyle. Have a look below, won’t you? More »

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Lady Gaga Will Perform In Space In 2015

Naturally

In what I expect will come as no surprise whatsoever to anyone at all we learn today that Lady Gaga will reportedly become the first popstar to perform in outer space. According to a new report out today, Gaga has agreed to appear at the 2015 Zero G Colony Music Festival in New Mexico where she will fly into space on a Virgin Galactic ship to perform a song on the shuttle. Honestly, I’m not at all familiar with this festival but I am aware of the Virgin Galactic flights that will take folks into space (for a very hefty fee) starting next year. I have to say … I’m usually unimpressed with Gaga‘s outlandish antics but this performance in space sounds insanely cool. More »

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The 90′s Called

The TV Guide

Altho it just became Fall, I did a bit of Spring cleaning yesterday in order to dig out some stuff from my closet for disposal. As I’m sure you can understand, stuff has accumulated over the years that has been taking up lots of space and needed to get tossed out. I found a bunch of old cellphones that, honestly, I just can’t part with tho. I found a bag full of old BlackBerry mobile phones and even my ancient see-thru landline telephone. While I managed to find a lot of stuff to get rid of, these relics from the days of yesteryear went right back into the closet for storage. More »

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Watch: Yahoo! Unveils Its New Logo

"Whimsical, yet sophisticated"
Nip / Tuck

For the past month, Yahoo! has been showing off 30 different new logos that were NOT chosen as the company’s new logo, leading up to the big reveal of the logo that was chosen for the company. As you can seen in the video embedded above, the new Yahoo! logo keeps the purple motif along with its signature exclamation point and, truth be told, doesn’t look too much different from the old logo. Still, a new era calls for a new logo. After you watch the video above, click below to learn more about how this new logo came to be. More »

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Hey Girl, There’s A Browser Extension That Replaces All Photos On A Web Page With Photos Of Ryan Gosling

Serious Gosling Stans Only Need Apply

Hey Girl, have you ever thought to yourself, “This stupid webpage would be much more interesting if every single photo on it was replaced with dreamy photos of Ryan Gosling?” Well, if so, today is your lucky day! A new web app has been created that, with the simple click of a button, will replace all photos on any webpage with photos of Ryan Gosling. I only dreamed that such a technological wonder could ever exist but … clearly, wishes can come true. Click below to learn more about this amazing advancement of science and see photographic proof of how it works. More »

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