You're sitting in a coffee shop sketching the layout of your new apartment for your friend. Okay, here's the living room. Couch and coffee table are here. Chair here. I want to put a smaller chair over here. And then your almost incomprehensible chicken scratch turns into life-sized furniture before your eyes.
Back in October when HealthCare.gov launched and then promptly became an enormous shit show, the Obama administration imposed December 1st as their deadline for getting the site's act together. And today's the day! So how's stuff going?
The big problem in northeast LA right now is that people keep leaving their car doors unlocked at night and stuff is getting stolen. LAPD's solution? 7-minute DIY zombie movie. Perfect.
Items directly related to life and death should not go on sale. Sure, the price of any product can be affected by market conditions, but you just don't want to be buying bungee jumping cords half off. You just don't.
There have been tons of revelations about the National Security Agency since Edward Snowden began leaking
Many assumed it was dead, but NASA has published a new video showing comet ISON surviving its close encounter with our home star on November 28, 2013, getting launched by the Sun's gravity into a new lap around the solar system. It's cool too watch. See you soon, Silver Surfer!
The red hot nickel ball has destroyed many foes, but it seems to have met its match ... in molasses.
Hang on to your martinis, Bond fans. Amazon has a completely wackadoo 67% off sale on the Bond 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray box set. That's all 23 Bond movies for one hundred dollars. But it's today only, so get moving!
Thanksgiving. Hanukkah. Two holidays largely centered around bringing loved ones together over delicious traditional foods. Put them together, whip up a portmanteau-licious hashtag (#Thanksgivukkah), and you've got the recipe for a record breaking day on Instagram.
Google's kicking off a Festivus for the rest of us, erecting the traditional aluminum pole alongside your search for the made-up holiday that falls on December 23rd. So start preparing for the airing of grievances, and limber up for the feats of strength. [SearchEngineLand via Huffington Post]
The U.S. Army just paid a $50 million settlement over accusations that it illegally installed software on thousands of devices without a license. Even after the settlement, the Army ended up saving a bunch of cash. Maybe crime really does pay?
Black Friday, and its stinky alter-ego Brown Friday
Look at you, freshly emerged from your 48-hour food coma. Or your ten-round Black Friday brawl over a stuffed animal. From pooping in retail shops to creepy sea animals, here's the best stuff we wrote about this week.
Beer and brick have both been essential to humanity for thousands of years, dual pillars that helped us build the societies we know today. Now, scientists have combined them, fortifying bricks with grains left over from breweries to create bricks that keep a building better insulated. Turns out beer really can keep you warm on a cold day.
We already let you know that Best Buy had discounted the iPad Air to $450, and now you can get an additional $40 Best Buy gift card out of the deal by doing in-store pick up. Basically, Best Buy is giving you $10 credit back on every $100 spent on in-store pick up items in an effort to get you into their stores. This promotion applies to any item eligible for in-store pickup and is available through the weekend. [Best Buy via 9to5Toys]
Cultivating an indoor garden is surprisingly easy these days, even if your studio apartment is only slightly bigger than a shoe box. And with a bit of resourcefulness and some minor MacGyvering, you can grow fresh produce year-round without sacrificing precious closet-space.