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Air New Zealand's epic, 'Hobbit'-themed epic safety video is the most fun you'll have finding your exit row

a shared story    30 minutes ago
New Zealand's tourism industry has benefited greatly from Peter Jackson's films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, so it was natural for airline Air New Zealand to partner up with Jackson, branding itself as the "official airline of Middle-earth." Alongside its...(more) 



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Until Dawn brings hokey teen horror to the PlayStation 4

a shared story    1 hour 30 minutes ago
I only jumped once. Honestly, just once while I played through a demo of Until Dawn, the first major title from developer Supermassive Games. Until Dawn is less psychological thriller and more schlocky horror, but there isn’t nearly enough of that on the home consoles. Alien:...(more) 



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Huge Solar Flare Erupts from Biggest Sunspot in 24 Years (Photos)

a shared story    1 hour 30 minutes ago
The sun unleashed a major solar flare from a colossal sunspot on Friday (Oct. 24), the fourth big flare from the star in less than a week. The sunspot is the largest active region on the sun in the last 24 years, NASA scientists say. 



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SpaceX Dragon capsule leaves International Space Station

a shared story    2 hours 30 minutes ago
(Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies Dragon cargo ship ended a month-long stay at the International Space Station on Saturday and headed for a splash-down in the Pacific Ocean. NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore used the station’s robotic crane to release the capsule, built...(more) 



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'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse Captured By Spacecraft | Video

a shared story    2 hours 30 minutes ago
On the same day that parts of the Earth witnessed a partial solar eclipse (Oct. 24, 2014), the Hinode X-ray Telescope (XRT) had its Sun sights blocked by a passing moon. This type of eclipse is also known as an annular eclipse. (looped) 



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Meet Night Cable, the only iPhone charging cable made for your bedroom

a shared story    3 hours 30 minutes ago
Many people charge their smartphones every night because most handsets can’t yet offer the battery life we expect. And many tablet users also charge their devices at night as well, which is the most convenient time to do it anyway since they might want to simultaneously...(more) 



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Vimeo tech chief takes on 'terrifying' online video challenges (Q&A)

a shared story    4 hours 30 minutes ago
Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.> 



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Private Astronaut Training Company Picks Spacesuits for Spacewalk Simulator

a shared story    5 hours 30 minutes ago
The company plans to work with Brooklyn-based Final Frontier Design to integrate life support systems into the spacewalk simulator and other training systems. "Our experts looked at several excellent space suit designs along with ways to incorporate these life support systems into our core pre-suborbital program,"...(more) 



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Forget a good crunch - this apple has a built-in FIZZ: Experts create sparkling fruit that bubbles when it's bitten into

a shared story    5 hours 30 minutes ago
Swiss firm Lubera have created an apple that fizzes in your mouth. Called Paradis Sparkling it releases juices that are like a CO2 fizzy drink (shown) when it is bitten into. 



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Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

a shared story    6 hours 30 minutes ago
A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere -- some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said. The record dive by 57-year-old Alan Eustace, who is a "senior vice president of knowledge" at...(more) 



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Your Galaxy S5 may get Android 5.0 Lollipop in time for the holidays

a shared story    7 hours 30 minutes ago
Great news, Galaxy S5 owners: You may not have to wait that much longer to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on your favorite phone. SamMobile’s sources indicate that Lollipop will start rolling out to the Galaxy S5 sometime in December, which hopefully means you should get it...(more) 



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Athletes, Sports and Violence Against Women (Op-Ed)

a shared story    7 hours 30 minutes ago
While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem. 



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