Uber Chases The Perfect Ride With Back-To-Back Trips

shutterstock_6701266 There’s a secret equation Uber is constantly trying to optimize, where Uber and the driver earn the most money possible while the passenger pays the least. Internally, I’ve heard Uber refers to this as “the perfect ride”. It might seem like the two halves of the equation fundamentally clash, and in a way they do, but the trick is in maximizing efficiency of every part… Read More

Daredevils brave ridiculous 600-foot rope swing on shipwrecked beach



Devin Super Tramp and his rotating cast of thrill-seekers have taken a childhood pastime and turned it into an extreme ride that will make your palms sweat just looking at it.

The team recently visited the iconic Navagio Beach in Greece, a fairytale-like location loved by BASE jumpers and tourists alike for its massive cliffs and beautiful beach, complete with a shipwreck.

But instead of BASE jumping, the team decided to hook up a ridiculous 600-foot-long rope swing

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Adele says she’ll ‘probably’ grace us with ’25’ on streaming services one day



Adele likes to toy with her fans

In a new interview with the Today show, the record-breaking singer shared that she’ll possibly, maybe make 25 available on streaming services sometime in the future. The album is currently unavailable on popular platforms like Spotify and Apple Music

“Yeah, probably,” she responded when asked by Matt Lauer. “I’m certainly not one for, like, kind of spicing things up. I’m just doing what I’ve always done.”

Fans could always try Pandora in the meantime

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Superfan puts epic ‘Star Wars’ toy collection up for auction



Turns out that Nigo, the Japanese designer behind clothing lines like A Bathing Ape and Billionaire Boys Club, is also a huge Star Wars fan. He has one of the biggest and most fabulous collections of rare Star Wars collectibles in the world, and he’s auctioning off more than 600 of them in an event that Sotheby’s is hosting. The auction is set for Dec. 11.

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Cute little bird will tap dance its way into your heart



The quickest way to the heart is through your feet — or talons.

National Geographic uploaded a video of a blue-capped cordon bleu, a species of bird that does a super-speedy tap dance to impress its potential mates. Its dance is so hard to see, it had to capture on a high speed camera.

We’d like to see Drake dance like this.

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Apple’s Holiday Ad Features Andra Day, Stevie Wonder And VoiceOver

Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 18.09.01 Named ‘Someday at Christmas,’ Apple just shared its holiday video ad ahead of Thanksgiving in the U.S. and the holiday season. Surprisingly, it doesn’t showcase Apple’s latest and greatest products. Instead, it focuses on music and family time. It also features Andra Day and Stevie Wonder. Read More

Bacon-scented underwear is now a real thing you can buy



Do you love bacon so much that eating it just isn’t enough? Do you want to be surrounded by the smell of bacon at all times?

Good news: You can buy-scented underwear is now a thing.

Image: J&Ds

The undergarmet, available in both men’s and women’s sizes, retails for $20 a pair from bacon superstore J&D Foods. Comfort and cured meat: two of humans’ top priorities.

“If you are hiking in the woods where bears are known to roam, please do not wear Bacon Scented Underwear without also carrying a firearm,” the website warns. The underwear will continue to smell like bacon for up to six months, according to J&D Foods, as long as you wash it with unscented detergent (separately, in warm water). Read more…

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Bitfusion’s New Cloud Adaptor Lets Developers Use GPUs And FPGAs In The Cloud

Bitfusion.io Disrupt Battlefield alum Bitfusion wants to help developers get to best compute performance out of their hardware, be it their legacy desktops or specialized high-performance compute clouds. With Boost, Bitfusion showed how it can speed up existing applications by optimizing their libraries for the hardware in a given machine. After testing Boost in private alpha for the last few… Read More

Canned wine is marketed to men who need to ‘shut up and drink’



First there was wine in a bottle. Then there was wine in a box. Now, there is wine in a can.

But, not just any can — a MANCAN.

Although it’s not the first canned wine on the market, California based company MANCAN has created one of the first ever man-specific wine products, or so it professes


MANCAN wants to make wine more portable.


MANCAN founder Graham Veysey tells Mashable that he first thought of the product after visiting a bar one night after work.

“I had been working on a construction site all day, was covered in drywall dust, and met up with a buddy at a bar,” Veysey says Read more…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Touches Off Debate With Remarks On Commercial Space

MarkWhittington writes: In an interview published in The Verge, celebrity astrophysicist and media personality Neil deGrasse Tyson touched off a firestorm when he suggested that commercial space was not going to lead the way to open up the high frontier. Tyson has started a live show that he calls “Delusions of Space Enthusiasts” in which he touched on, among other things, why the Apollo program did not lead to greater things in space exploration such as going to Mars. Tyson repeats conventional wisdom about Apollo and the Cold War. In any case, it is his remarks on commercial space that has caused the most irritation.

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