Monday, October 24, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Ya gotta have dance practice somewhere.
A police officer responding to a noise complaint at a Carrollton, Texas apartment complex last month stumbled upon something that wasn't complaint-worthy at all: a group of groomsmen practicing a dance to surprise a soon-to-be bride.
"When the officer first approached us, we were a little nervous, but we knew we were doing nothing wrong," groom David Opegbemi told ABC News.
So the group offered to show off what it'd been preparing - a very cute dance set to "My Girl."
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Saturday, October 8, 2016
Fall, a.k.a. turtleneck season, is finally here in terms of brisk temperatures. So why shouldn't Fido join in on the fun?
Thanks to Shed Defender, your pup can. The company specializes in dog unitards. Yes, dog unitards.
In addition to its new line being stylish, the company claims the unitards have a lot of practical benefits for your pet.
The dog unitards cover the pooch's neck, body and all four legs. They have a hole for the tail and come in a variety of colors and sizes.
As implied by its name, the Shed Defender's primary function is keeping your dog from leaving a trail of fur everywhere. Read more...More about Dog Show, Cute Animals, Animals, Pets, and Fashion
Was there ever any doubt that the last gig of Beyonce's Formation tour would be an affair to remember?
Bey brought out Serena Williams, Kendrick Lamar and husband Jay Z - basically, all the marquee Lemonade guests one could ever want - during the show at New Jersey's MetLife stadium.
Williams danced onstage for "Sorry," the Lemonade track on which she makes a scene-stealing video appearance.
Lamar stepped in for an assist on "Freedom," also from Lemonade.
At the end of the show, Jay Z, whose widely rumored infidelity is generally considered the driving force behind Beyonce's latest album, joined Bey onstage for a "Drunk in Love" duet. (He was not present for any Becky-related portions of the performance.) Read more...More about Serena Williams, Jay Z, Beyonc, Entertainment, and Watercooler
Saturday, September 24, 2016
A credit card used responsibly can be a great tool to build your credit score and a credit history.
If you pay off your bill in full every month and balance your budget like a pro, using a credit card for most expenses allows you to track your spending easily and take full advantage of cash-back and other rewards programs.
But if you don't pay off the bill each month, the high interest rates on a card will cost you as your debt keeps rolling over. That's when you should consider cheaper methods of financing.
Here are five times you may want to ditch the credit card. Read more...
1. To pay for a big expenseMore about Credit Cards, Personal Finance, and Business
Two videos released Saturday by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department fail to provide a full picture of just what happened during its officers' fatal encounter with Keith Lamont Scott.
Police shot and killed Scott, a 43-year-old African American man, on Tuesday, precipitating days of protests across Charlotte.
The first video, shot from an officer's body camera, does not appear to show the moment of the shooting. It also has no sound until the aftermath of the incident, when Scott is seen lying face-down after being shot. Read more...More about North Carolina, Charlotte, Police Shooting, Police, and Keith Lamont Scott
Saturday, July 30, 2016
A blind street performer plays an accordion.
Image: Genevieve Naylor/Corbis via Getty Images
In 1940, 25-year-old Genevieve Naylor, who had recently become one of the first female photographers hired by the Associated Press, received an assignment from the U.S. State Department to travel to Brazil.
With the war between the Axis and Allied powers expanding into a truly global conflict, the State Department's Office of Inter-American Affairs was tasked with cultivating South American support for the Allies. Naylor was sent to capture the images to illustrate the propaganda campaign and conjure wartime support from Brazil and adjacent countries. Read more...More about Rio De Janeiro, Rio 2016, Carnival, Brazil, and Retronaut
I wouldn't exactly call myself a Star Trek fanStar Wars, not surprisingly, is much more my speed. Still, like every geek of a certain age, I watched reruns of what we now call The Original Series (TOS) as a child, back when there was almost no other science fiction to be found on TV.
But I wasn't exactly a discerning critic in those days. I'll never forget the evening that "Spock's Brain," now widely regarded as the worst episode of Star Trek ever, terrified the pants off me at age 7. My tastes have evolved since then; generally speaking, the more recent the Star Trek TV show, the less likely I am to have seen it. Read more...More about Geek Book Of The Month, Geek Book Of The Week, Books, Star Trek, and Entertainment
Thursday, June 9, 2016
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The Division, Ubisoft's newest game, takes place in a near-future New York City that is in the middle of coping with a viral outbreak. You play as an covert government agent who has been activated to help beat back the vigilante factions that have taken control of Manhattan amidst the chaos of the contagion killing countless people.
After spending a couple of hours running around Ubisoft's version of Manhattan, it's clear the developers painstakingly recreated a rather large swath of the city. Though the city wasn't designed at a one-for-one scale, the scope and detail put into the game would make any New Yorker feel eerily at home Read more...More about Entertainment, Gaming, New York City, Ubisoft, and Apocalypse
Saturday, January 30, 2016
We've seen a couple of brute force anti-drone devices designed to snatch the tiny machines out of the sky, but Battelle's DroneDefender is one of the first to do it with an invisible beam delivered in an ultraportable, gun-like form
The device uses radio control frequency disruption to halt and bring down drones in a way that keeps the drone intact while preventing it from setting off any kind of self-destruct sequence
See also: 2016 will be the dawn of the drone age
That last point is important because small drones are increasingly being used for aerial surveillance. In the case of industrial espionage, the ability to snag a drone intact in order to investigate its source could be vital Read more...More about Security, Tech, Gadgets, Drone, and Drones
Prepare to enter the Punderdome.
A new card game set for release in July is bound to become your new go-to party game.
Appropriately called Punderdome, the game is designed to entertain groups of friends by making them groan at bad jokes as they all pun the night away.
"One part game, one part conversation starter, you don't need to be a pun master to master Punderdome: the goal is to make bad jokes and have fun in the process," according to the Amazon description of the game.
To play, one player draws two prompt cards and reads them to the group. The rest of the players then have 90 seconds to figure out one "groan-worthy pun that combines the two prompts," the description reads. Read more...