Why Comparing Smartphone Specs is a Waste of Time

“Despite all the caveats we’ve given you, it’s still worth taking a glance at smartphone specs when you’re buying a new handset or wondering what the latest mobiles on the market have to offer—just make sure you use these specs as a guideline rather than the last word on the quality and performance of the phone.”

Is Google working on an iMessage competitor?

It looks like Google is working on a desktop version of Android Messages.

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

“..Working alongside NASA, leading universities across the globe, and an array of commercial partners, the company is focused on four futuristic projects that could change the course of history…”

7 worst Nickelodeon scandals

“..Here are the worst scandals that probably made the execs at Nick wish they’d stuck with all-cartoon casts…”

Terrible DJs | Rudy Mancuso, Juanpa Zurita & Marshmello

Terrible DJs | Rudy Mancuso, Juanpa Zurita & Marshmello

15 Fortune 500 CEOs that Attended Public School | PublicSchoolReview.com

Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Michael Dell: what do they have in common? A public high school education! Be inspired by 15 CEOs that started their path in public schools. Source: 15 Fortune 500 CEOs that Attended Public School | PublicSchoolReview.com

New Jersey teen accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools

“Now that she has all of her acceptance letters, a very important decision needs to be made: Which school will she actually attend?”

Celebrities and CEOs are rushing to build mansions that ‘feel like you’re staying in a hotel’

Burdge mentioned a 12,000-square-foot home that his firm is working on in the Palisades…. ‘We’re building a car lift that will take you down to a car collection in the garage below…’

Morgan Freeman on Acting, Obama, and Weed

In an intimate, wide-ranging interview, Morgan Freeman opens up

A former Goldman Sachs employee grew a $150 million startup, then turned half his employees into millionaires

“When I was in the second job at Goldman, I was learning so much. I had a group of colleagues I really looked up to who were mostly academics…”

Watch Russian adrenaline junkies perform daring tricks atop a 40-story building

“Daredevils ‘OlegCricket’ and Ilya Bagaev scale the side of a 40-story building in Russia. Somersaulting and leaping around the edges, this video may make you a bit queasy.”

[Video] Diver pulls something sharp out of shark’s head

” ‘..At first it looked like it was just sleeping as most nurse sharks usually are, but then we noticed something coming out of its head,’ instructor Brett Johnson told the Cayman Compass..”

The 10 Best White Rappers Not Named Eminem

“Some humans are better at rapping than other humans. And not all of them are named Eminem…”

Woman files lawsuit against US seeking return of grandfather’s JFK assassination film

Woman files lawsuit against US seeking return of grandfather’s JFK assassination film

Awesome people hanging out together pictures

Source: awesome people hanging out together

Ranking all 32 NFL teams by likability

All kinds of things affect the way we think about other people’s teams. Fans, for example. As a neutral, you can’t like a team if you don’t enjoy being around its fans. … Source: Ranking all 32 NFL teams by likability

Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man for a day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house. Source: Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man for a day

35 deaths linked to scope infections after Olympus told execs not to warn hospitals

Olympus Corp. issued no broad warnings about scope infection risk in America in 2013 or two years afterward despite doing so in Europe. Source: 35 deaths linked to scope infections after Olympus told execs not to warn hospitals

Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel…

‘Clone Sisters’ Of Dolly The Sheep Are Alive And Kicking

a study confirms the sheep’s four sister clones are healthy and aging well…

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Host Buys Almost $15 Million in Medical Debt and Forgives It on Show

“Oliver bought $14,922,261.76 of medical debt from more than 9,000 people and then forgave it on the Sunday segment about debt in the U.S., marking the largest giveaway in television history…”

Sean Astin Talks Goonies 2 Rumors. [VIDEO]

Sean Astin Talks Goonies 2 Rumors

Momma Goose Asks Officer For Help Untangling Baby From Balloon String

“..’I don’t know why I didn’t just drive off and keep going. It kept looking up, it kept quacking, the only thing I can think of, is that I go down there and drink a cup of coffee sometimes,’ he said. ‘They never came that close to me in the police car before, I was…

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Tony X, greatest new hockey fan in world, gets huge Blues surprise

“..White people been hiding hockey from us for years bruh. This [crap] lit… Hockey got pretty exciting real quick. It was just nonstop action – it was like I was almost having a panic attack every time somebody shot at the goal. Football is exciting, but after every play they take a break. Hockey never stops. It just never stops…” — Tony X

Federal Contractor Spotlight: Lockheed Martin and the F-35 “scandal”

” ‘..It’s been a scandal and the cost overruns have been disgraceful,’ McCain said. ‘And it’s a textbook example of why this Committee has placed such a high priority on reforming the broken defense acquisition system…’ ” –John McCain

Dinosaurs left Europe in a humongosaurus migration, according to research

“..We may never know the reason for the mass exit…”

Hidden prehistoric monument discovered near Stonehenge

“..the monument is thought to have been built around 4,500 years ago…”

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Mall Santa sign language brings Christmas cheer to little girl

” .. Her mother told him, ‘she can’t speak very well’ .. “

What we Googled in 2015: Lamar Odom, Donald Trump, Snapchat

” ..The top trending searches are those that experienced the greatest spike in traffic over a certain period of time this year …”

Space warships

“NASA hacker” found evidence America has space warships

” ..Gary McKinnon believes he found evidence of a secret American space program run by the Navy …”

Christmas lights

[VIDEO] Entire neighborhood Christmas lights show

Christmas lights.  Best Neighborhood Synchronized Christmas Lights Show with Music in Yucaipa, California (Some are saying it is an animation, but cool none the less)

Beijing issues 1st smog Red Alert

” .. Most of the pollution is blamed on coal-fired power plants, along with vehicle emissions and construction and factory work …”

holiday gifts

Holiday Gifts: The greatest must-haves in history

Each year, as gift-giving season rolls around, some random artifact of pop culture surfaces as the year’s must-have toy.

WSJ: YouTube in talks with studios over streaming rights for shows, movies

” ..It is however not clear which TV series or movies the company is pursuing … YouTube is still deciding how much content to license …”

How to break open a Master Lock with just a small hammer

” .. In fact, you don’t even really need a hammer to do this trick, the end of a screwdriver would work too …”

10 most dangerous toys of 2015

Toys with the greatest potential to cause childhood injuries and even death.

Chlamydia outbreak hits abstinence-only Texas high school, making officials rethink sex ed

“We do have an abstinence curriculum, and that evidently ain’t working”

Sand sculpting at the annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic on Siesta Beach

.. teams battled for four hours to build the best sand sculpture. Amateur sculptors’ finished works were judged by the master sculptors …

[Video] Cutting the cable cord, Explained

“In the last few months alone, more than 600,000 subscribers quit their cable and satellite companies, saying they’re content to find another way to catch their favorite shows.
And now, there are more alternatives than ever …”

Featured Site: “This Is Why I’m Broke” (dot-com)

Some of the downright coolest and interesting stuff you can find and buy on the internets!

What one can of Coke does to your body in one hour

” .. while most of us know soda isn’t good for us, we also don’t know exactly what happens to our bodies once we drink it … “

The definitive and final ranking of all 50 states

” .. we thought it was time to use the perfectly American cliche ‘go big or go home’ and rank the states based on everything … “

Bristol Palin lists Half-Million-Dollar Alaska home for sale

” .. the nearly half-acre property features 90 feet of waterfront on Lake Lucille in Wasilla, AK. …”

Paralyzed California toddler denied wheelchair by insurer

” .. Aubrey Allred, 29, of Kingsbury, Calif., told FoxNews.com Friday she wanted to get her son, 2, a wheelchair, but insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross refused because he is too young …”

The secret Tesla Motors master plan

” .. If you travel less than 350 miles per week, you will therefore be ‘energy positive’ with respect to your personal transportation. This is a step beyond conserving or even nullifying your use of energy for transport – you will actually be putting more energy back into the system than you consume in transportation! So, in short, the master plan is … “

Ways to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

” .. King’s dream is well documented, thanks to his 17-minute, Lincoln Memorial speech at the March on Washington nearly 50 years ago …”

Millennials increasingly link money with fulfillment

” .. a generation that grew up with participation trophies and helicopter parents—and unbridled optimism—seems to be waking to the connection between a satisfying life and healthy finances. Nothing in this survey suggests millennials have lost their zeal for meaning … “

Pic Picks: Mesmerizing photographs taken over New York at night

” .. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet shot the series in an hour from a helicopter over New York City. Laforet has wanted to do this project for years but it is only now that he has a camera with good-enough exposure … “

Baby Born to Rhino Who Miraculously Survived Poaching Attack

It’s a Calf! Baby Born to Rhino Who Miraculously Survived Poaching Attack

What Teens Think About 11 Of The Biggest Social Networks

” ..We see studies day in and day out from Gallup or Pew on polling that is then interpreted by all the hot tech blogs, but very few articles actually cite real, blood pumping teenage humans. And by the time the studies are published, most likely, the stats are dated – as teenage trends move in and out so quickly. What do they actually think, in their own words, about the various social networks? “

FEATURED SITE: Retronaut – The Photographic Time Machine

“The Past like you wouldn’t believe – We take your map of time and tear tiny holes in it … ”

Sony walkman gets modern makeover, hefty price tag

” .. unveiled its Walkman NW-ZX2 high-definition music player this week at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

While the device is getting a modern makeover, its no longer the low-cost music player of the past. The new 128 GB Walkman comes with a $1,119.99 price tag … “

It’s a coyote eat dog world? Rottweiler rescues chihuahua from jaws of a coyote [VIDEO]

” .. when a coyote came sprinting out of the woods and snatched the small pup up in its mouth. Just as he turned around to make off with Trixxie, however, in swooped Happy … ” Watch the dramatic video.

Take a globe-trotting tour of 2014’s finest micro homes

” .. equipped with rainwater-collection systems and solar-paneled roofs that power indoor lighting. Meanwhile, efforts to do good with micro homes are also escalating stateside. Oakland-based artist Gregory Kloehn, for example, has been converting dumpsters into quirky, vibrant shelters for the homeless. And just last month, a new trio of tiny houses for the homeless were completed in Wisconsin, and plans for similar projects are brewing in places like New Jersey and upstate New York … “

SpaceLife jacket connects you with our Martian future

SpaceLife jacket – Designed for the frontiers of the future

Tosh.O and the Coolest Santa ever?

Tosh.O with Santa? You decide.

Cop’s act of kindness toward shoplifting grandma

” .. ‘hopefully this shows we are not robots who just want to arrest people,’ Stacy says. ‘We have hearts – you have to have a big heart and clear conscience of mind to do this job … ‘ “

Pic Picks: Movie (etc…) scenes superimposed into real life situations

18 Movie (etc…) Scenes Superimposed Into Real Life Situations.

VIDEO: Star Wars Tie-Fighter crash holding up traffic?

Star Wars Tie-Fighter crash holding up traffic?

VIDEO: Best of The Colbert Report (some of, there is not a video long enough to present the Best of)

Thursday will be a sad day.  Long live Colbert the pundit! The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive

VIDEO: Parallel parking world record broken by chinese stunt driver

” .. we might have to start thinking about Chinese stunt driver Han Yue, who broke the world record for getting into the tightest parallel parking space … “

SUGAR is a greater enemy to the body than salt

” .. A new study warns added sugars – rather than than added salt – are likely to have a greater role in raising blood pressure, as well as triggering heart disease and stroke … “

Ten crazy christmas traditions

What’s with all the pooping?

Christmas sweaters you have to see

” .. Finding the ugliest sweater possible is infinitely more fun than stressing over getting all dolled up. A once-niche holiday gag, ugly holiday sweater parties have gone mainstream … “

VIDEO: NASA Animation follows long, strange trip of asteroid Bennu

” .. The animated feature “Bennu’s Journey” shows what’s known and what remains mysterious about the life of asteroid Bennu and the origin of the solar system … “

Reading Literature makes us smarter and nicer

” .. ‘Deep reading’ — as opposed to the often superficial reading we do on the Web — is an endangered practice, one we ought to take steps to preserve as we would a historic building or a significant work of art. Its disappearance would imperil the intellectual and emotional development of generations growing up online, as well as the perpetuation of a critical part of our culture … “

Stephen Hawking: Artificial Intelligence could end human race

” .. The eminent British physicist Stephen Hawking warns that the development of intelligent machines could pose a major threat to humanity … The CEO of the spaceflight company SpaceX and the electric car company Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, called artificial intelligence ‘our biggest existential threat … ‘ “

What happens when you drink 10 cans of soda per day for one month? [Video]

” .. Prior began guzzling down ten 12-ounce cans of Coca Cola daily for one month to see how the whopping dose of added sugar would affect his healthy physique … “

The CIA wants to destroy thousands of internal emails

” .. the plan has sparked criticism from watchdog groups and historians who note the agency’s track record of destroying potentially embarrassing material … “

Dogs understand human language and tone according to new research

” .. Victoria Ratcliffe of the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex said dogs would react to both verbal- and speaker-related information. However, it is not possible to say how much dogs understand or the way it understands information in speech from the study, she said … Business Insider reported that the researcher, on the other hand, did not claim that dogs understood everything humans spoke. Neither does the research claim that dogs have a human-like capability of language. Ratcliffe said that dogs would pay attention not only to .. “

Los Angeles comedian Lauren O’Brien impersonates celebrities in traffic [Video]

” My impression of what 14 different celebrities do when they’re stuck in traffic … Featuring Ellen DeGeneres, Sofia Vergara, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift & more … “

Former chief Air Force prosecutor ‘outraged’ by military’s handling of sexual-assault cases

” ‘One of the dirty little secrets of military justice is what happens in that courtroom,’ Christensen said, ‘when you have the prosecution on one side of the courtroom and the defense on the other side, and a victim is sitting on the witness stand telling the jury what happened, and she looks out over that courtroom, she looks behind her rapist and she’s going to see her commander sitting behind her rapist. She’s going to see her first sergeant sitting behind her rapist. She’s going to see her squadron leader sitting behind her rapist. That’s what we have to overcome … ‘ “

Kid Takes Over Local News Weather Report [Video]

Your local news personalities do not have a hard job …

Photo of Cop Hugging Boy at Ferguson Protest in Oregon

” .. Sgt. Bret Barnum said the interaction with Devonte took place at the beginning of the rally. With emotions running high as speakers were addressing the crowd … “

Dog hitches on to ambulance driving his owner to hospital

” .. The road that Buddy traversed while hanging onto the ambulance included twists and hills, a bridge and a highway … “

FRONTLINE: The Persuaders [Documentary]

” .. We Americans value our freedom of choice—choice in the marketplace of goods, and choice in what has become a marketplace of ideas. When the same persuasion industry is engaged to influence these very different kinds of decision-making, it’s easy for our roles as consumers and our roles as citizens to get blurred. By revealing some of the most effective practices of the persuasion business, we may better understand our choices and perhaps make wiser ones … ”