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These are Elon Musk's most absurd publicity stunts

Twitter isn't the only way Musk makes a fool of himself.

Culture

This gripping 8-bit game lets you avert nuclear armageddon for less than $2.50

'Please, Don't Touch Anything' involves nukes, bathroom breaks, and a killer soundtrack, all for less than a slice of pizza.

Good Finds

This creepy headless robo-dog is an 'affordable' version of Spot

Affordable in the sense that you still have to be very, very rich to buy one.

Tech

How to build a tiny gaming PC that blows consoles out of the water

Sometimes the smallest machines pack the biggest punch.

How-to

5 reasons to be super amped for Super Nintendo World

Super Nintendo World is just as amazing as it sounds.

Culture

Why iOS 14.4 has Facebook up in arms

Apple's iOS 14.4 update is coming soon and with some significant changes to how it treats privacy.

Tech

One of the best phones for night photography is $500 off this weekend

It may not be the latest, but it's still one of the greatest.

Good Finds

What we know about Apple’s mysterious AR glasses

Apple's march towards an augmented reality headset/glasses has been years in the making. Here's the proof.

Tech

These are the absolute best Bernie memes from the inauguration

As far as memes are concerned, the real winner of President Joe Biden's inauguration was... Bernie Sanders.

Culture

Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max: Which takes better night photos?

We pitted Samsung and Apple's latest phones against each other in a night photography shoot-out to see which one has the superior camera for taking photos at night.

Reviews

Yeezy 700 'Sun': A classic Kanye sneaker gets brighter (and cheaper)

Adidas is dropping it on January 23 for $240.

Style

A YouTuber made 'Mario Kart' into a heart-racing home workout

Imagine being able to burn calories while playing Mario Kart.

Tech

Style

Nike's Jordan 'MA-2' sneaker is chunky, bubbly, and gender-neutral

It comes alongside an equally clean women’s apparel collection.

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As streetwear works to include women in more of its drops, notable brands are delivering. Jordan Brand announced it would drop a new women’s apparel capsule, alongside a gender-neutral Jordan Brand "MA-2" sneaker. Now instead of looking for crumbs, the girls are feasting.

Jordan Brand, as one of the biggest streetwear labels, has stepped up its women’s offerings in the past year. Last February, the brand dropped its first women’s collection, followed by an 80s-themed capsule and the first women’s Jordan 9. Jordan Brand’s latest apparel collection, dubbed Future Primal, blends traditional Jordan styles with modern innovation.

Culture

Twitter buys Revue in hot pursuit of Substack's newsletter crown

With just half the fees of Substack's business model, Revue by Twitter could be a serious contender.

Twitter has officially acquired Revue, a newsletter-writing platform, the company quietly announced in a blog post today. The move positions Twitter to be a real competitor to the ever-popular Substack, if the company plays its cards right.

“Revue will accelerate our work to help people stay informed about their interests while giving all types of writers a way to monetize their audience — whether it’s through the one they built at a publication, their website, on Twitter, or elsewhere,” the company writes in its announcement.

Revue is relatively small right now; in the five years since its inception, the company has only raised about $318,000, according to Crunchbase, and it only employs six people total. The company’s team will stay with the product through Twitter’s acquisition.

We’ve yet to see a really viable competitor amidst the shadow of Substack’s recent successes, but Twitter’s enormous user base might just allow Revue to shine through. Especially when the company’s fees are half of Substack’s.

CES 2021

Asus has two new dual-screen laptops, and we remain unconvinced

It's like having a giant Touch Bar... because everyone loves those.

CES 2021

This next-gen Rubik's Cube is actually a mixed-reality game console

Who said the Rubik's cube is dead?

CES 2021

CES was still brimming with weird and wonky robots

There's not a lot about this year's CES that feels normal, but quirky robots are definitely one aspect that hasn't wavered.

CES 2021

What if your meal kits were prepared by a robotic chef?

iWonderCook might finally have its moment thanks to quarantine.

CES 2021

Punch out your stress and get fit with the Liteboxer

The Peloton of boxing with a touch of disco.

CES 2021

Forever Tag pet IDs finally find a good use for QR codes

QR codes are everywhere, but iTag found a way to make them actually helpful.

CES 2021

This drone concept is literally the Cadillac of gratuitous flying vehicles

Cadillac's passenger drone is here to whisk you away from one skyscraper to... another skyscraper.

CES 2021

Here, have a laptop with three webcams and a built-in ring light

Livestreamers, this one is for you.

CES 2021

The Box could revolutionize e-commerce with its reusable, waste-free packaging

And it's super secure, on top of everything else. But will companies adopt it?

CES 2021

7 new laptops at CES that don't look like a MacBook

CES 2021

New haptic vest promises to bring further immersion to VR gaming

The TactSuit provides physical feedback for VR content.

CES 2021

Samsung wants to help you upcycle its old phones

Despite hurdles posed by COVID-19, the company's sustainability initiative at CES 2021 is going strong.

CES 2021

Culture

Discover the real value of your clothes thanks to a guy who tracked his for years

Sustainable fashion, but make it data.

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At a time when fast fashion could give Usain Bolt whiplash and the planet keeps churning towards shaking our polluting bodies off its surface, people are thinking more about sustainability, and whether the true cost of that new shirt or pair of shoes. Three years ago, Olof Hoverfält embarked on a mission to better understand the value of his clothes and their effect on the environment. He recently revealed the results of years of daily tracking of all the clothes he wore and gained insights well beyond his original scope.

Style

Adidas' ZX 8000 'Frozen Lemonade' might be its sweetest sneaker yet

When life gives you lemons, make shoes.

Adidas

Between the weather and the pandemic, we’re all in need of a good getaway — and brands are happy to supply. Since flying to a tropical island is out of the question, Adidas has announced its new ZX 8000 “Frozen Lemonade” sneaker, meant to give you the same easy feeling as a summer vacation. Inspired by refreshing lemonade, the playful sneaker is a contemporary take on the popular “Citrus” ZX color from the late 80s.

The Frozen Lemonade sneaker bodes well compared to Adidas’ last beverage-inspired shoe. After a disastrous 2019 release of a 99-cent Arizona Iced Tea sneaker, the brand announced another Arizona-themed shoe, this time recreating their Superstar silhouette. Unlike the iced tea, however, the Superstar is less than appetizing — not our cup of tea. We’d much rather savor the flavor of the Frozen Lemonade ZX 8000.

Audio

Netflix improves audio quality for Android users

A new codec could make listening on your phone's speakers a real option.

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Netflix knows that watching it on an Android phone be an auditory nightmare, and it’s finally doing something about it. Shortly after announcing the use of a new codec (h/t The Verge), Netflix revealed that members using Android 9 and up would be able to benefit from it. In addition to being a mouthful, extended HE-AAC (xHE-AAC) with MPEG-D DRC allows for dynamic volume management, another step in Netflix’s newfound interest in audio.

Culture

These are Elon Musk's most absurd publicity stunts

Twitter isn't the only way Musk makes a fool of himself.

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