Monthly Archives: August 2014

Tony Stewart Returns to Racing After Crash That Killed Fellow Driver

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart returned to racing on Sunday in Atlanta following a three-week absence after his car hit and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt race track in New York on Aug. 9

“I’ve taken the last couple weeks off out of respect for Kevin and his family, and also to cope with the accident in my own way,” Stewart said in a statement. “It’s given me the time to think about life and how easy it is to take it for granted.”

Stewart has missed or canceled races in New York, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee since the incident, two of which were part of the Sprint Cup. Missing any regular season Sprint Cup race normally disqualifies a driver from competing in The Chase — NASCAR’s version of the post-season — but NASCAR has granted Stewart an exemption Read more…

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'Once Upon a Time' Teases an Icy Welcome for Elsa of 'Frozen'

While Frozen mania has slowed in real life, it’s just beginning for the town of Storybrooke.

The fictional fairy tale town in ABC’s Once Upon a Time will play host to Frozen’s Elsa, played by Fringe‘s Georgina Haig, in its upcoming season 4The Hollywood Reporter shares a first look at how the Queen of Arendelle’s arrival will affect our favorite Storybrooke residents.

Once Upon a Time teased Elsa’s arrival at the very end of its season 3 finale, which showed the queen emerging from a time portal.

The Queen isn’t the only Frozen character who’ll grace the town of Storybrooke: Scott Michael Foster and Elizabeth Lail will play Kristoff and Anna, respectively, while Tyler Jacob Moore will play Prince Hans and John Rhys-Davis will play the Troll King. Read more…

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Investor Pavel Curda Dumped By Euro Accelerators After Sleazy Emails

 Pavel Curda, the European Angel investor and ‘mentor’ who became the centre of a media maelstrom after admitting to emailing point-blank requests for sex to tech business woman at a conference, has been shunned by the tech accelerators he continues to list as working with him. Curda has now been dumped by at least three accelerators, as well as losing his role as a writer with… Read More


American Kids Eat Vegemite, React With Absolute Disgust

SYDNEY — It is the most Australian thing you can eat, yet these American kids can’t hide their disgust at trying Vegemite for the first time.

Vegemite is a black paste made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract and has a salty and bitter taste that lingers in the mouth. Smear it on a piece of toast for breakfast or smudge it across a biscuit for a snack.

Down Under, if you don’t eat it, you may as well pack your belongings and get on the next flight out.

As much as Aussie kids are bred on the iconic spread, Americans have never had a version to call their own. Read more…

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Apple’s New Spaceship HQ Doesn’t Look Like A Spaceship Yet, But It’s Huge

 Apple’s new spaceship-style campus is one of the last things on the company’s mind right now, with the iPhone launch looming just over the horizon. However, that hasn’t stopped some curious folks from peeking around over at the construction site. YouTuber jmcminn has captured video on a GoPro Hero 3+ using a Phantom 2 drone, and the end result shows us the foundation of… Read More


This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future

 2014 is the year that work became a central point of discussion in Silicon Valley. For the engineers and knowledge workers in the region, issues of diversity and inclusion finally got their turn in the limelight, forcing us to question our deeply-held views about the meritocracy of Silicon Valley. We also had to confront news that several of our most iconic technology companies conspired to… Read More


This Chihuahua Getting a Massage Is Having a Better Weekend Than You

The long weekend is your chance to take a break, maybe play a bit of music and catch up on the week’s news

Take a cue from Facebook user Jenna Park’s chihuahua, who enjoys the finer things in life, like a nice neck massage and a bit of light reading

Excuse us, we’ll be lounging like this dog for the rest of Labor Day weekend.

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'The Incredibles' if It Was Directed By Christopher Nolan

Your favorite fun-loving superhero family just got a gritty reboot, in the style of Christopher Nolan.

In this mock trailer by YouTuber Bobby Burns, Pixar’s signature kid-friendly style has disappeared, replaced instead with a dark, brooding and plot-packed approach for which Nolan is known.

Honestly, a Pixar-Nolan collaboration sounds like the best idea of all time.

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Finally, a Video Game Made Just for Penguins

For penguins born in captivity that haven’t once waddled across an Arctic iceberg, there’s finally a solution

In this comic from Safely Endangered, one lucky penguin test drives the world’s first Arctic flight simulator (for animals, that is)

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more…

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Romance and House Fires Heat Up 'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Trailer

After a series of highly mocked teaser photos and serious fan anticipation, the Season 5 trailer for Downton Abbey is finally out. From secret whisperings and brewing romance to a roaring fire that looks threatening enough to bring the house down, things are looking dramatic as ever for the Crawley family

Although the season will hit the UK on Sunday, Sept. 25, U.S. audiences will have to wait until its return to PBS on Jan. 4, 2015.

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