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Hope and rapture on West Broadway

 We were just outside the Marriott on the edge of downtown when the conference doors opened. I remember saying something like “Those people… they seem a little different…” And suddenly there was a horrible strident laughter all around us and the street was full of what looked like hairy steampunk neohippies, all vaping and toking and comparing tattoos in clusters around… Read More
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Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet

 There are no hackers anymore — now it’s all about the spies we in the intelligence and security communities are trying to stop. The “insiders” have known this for some time, but it’s becoming more apparent to the business community and now individuals. Read More
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IllumiBowl’s latest toilet light also kills germs

IllumiBowl's motion-activated, multi-color toilet night light may have seemed like a silly idea when it first launched, but don't laugh -- it's a practical solution if you'd rather not flick on the regular bathroom light (and momentarily blind yourse...

Of course, for anyone who has visited the facility, as I did last week, the news is hardly a surprise. 

"Our LA facility, which has been opened for roughly 3 months now, has seen over 20,000 unique visitors," said IMAX CEO Richard Lewis Gelfond during the earnings call. "From a revenue standpoint, the center is pacing at roughly $15,000 a week over the last month or so, including our highest grossing week to date, this past week, and continues to exceed expectations." Read more...

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The first IMAX VR arcade is a huge hit—and I can see why

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Virtual reality may have just got the shot of confidence it needed to break into the mainstream. 

On Friday, IMAX held its latest earnings conference call and it came with an unexpected bit of news: the company's virtual reality arcade experiment in Los Angeles has been a success.

Of course, for anyone who has visited the facility, as I did last week, the news is hardly a surprise. 

"Our LA facility, which has been opened for roughly 3 months now, has seen over 20,000 unique visitors," said IMAX CEO Richard Lewis Gelfond during the earnings call. "From a revenue standpoint, the center is pacing at roughly $15,000 a week over the last month or so, including our highest grossing week to date, this past week, and continues to exceed expectations." Read more...

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Star Wars  Half Marathon - The Dark Side this weekend.

The Walt Disney World Orlando Resort kicked off its out-of-this-world event — held in the Florida park from April 20 to 23 — with a Star Wars Half Marathon on Saturday, where fans were invited to join the dark side and sprint through Darth Vader's turf while being cheered on by stormtroopers stationed on the sidelines.

How motivating, right?! Read more...

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The force was strong with these ‘Star Wars’ Half Marathon runners

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"May the course be with you."

Those five words are sure to pump up any of the Star Wars-loving runners who participated in runDisney's Star Wars  Half Marathon - The Dark Side this weekend.

The Walt Disney World Orlando Resort kicked off its out-of-this-world event — held in the Florida park from April 20 to 23 — with a Star Wars Half Marathon on Saturday, where fans were invited to join the dark side and sprint through Darth Vader's turf while being cheered on by stormtroopers stationed on the sidelines.

How motivating, right?! Read more...

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Here’s what happens when you stick a Galaxy S8 in a Unicorn Frappuccino and drop it from 100 feet

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Today in answers to questions you probably did not have: If you stick a Galaxy S8 in a Unicorn Frappuccino and drop it from 100 feet, it will survive.

We now know this, thanks to YouTube's GizmoSlip channel. In this clip, two dudes submerge Samsung's latest phone in the drink du jour and drop it to the ground. And though the unicorn frappe meets a glittering death, the S8? It's fine, if a little slimy. Thanks, internet. Read more...

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Pinterest doesn’t want you to see it as a social network

Believe it or not, Pinterest has never really advertised itself in the US -- remarkable for an internet giant with over 150 million users and enough clout that it can buy well-known services like Instapaper. However, you're about to see a lot more o...

In a hugely successful Reddit post that inspired more than 1,200 comments, user ocularis01 announced his wife's pregnancy with images from their super hero-themed photoshoot. Dressed in Batgirl cosplay, she holds up a teeny Robin costume meant for their future child:

As ocularis01 explains in a comment, the couple's impressive costumes are a huge hit at local children's events. Soon enough, they'll have a little Robin to round out their cosplaying trio. Read more...

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