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Re-live the golden days with this boss repository of macOS screensavers

I remember being obsessed with screensavers as a kid. I’ve spent hours flicking through an array of animated backdrops, trying to find the one I thought was coolest, feeling like I was flying through space, or editing the text-related ones to say insightful things like “CALLUM IZ GREAT.” Truly, friends, a golden era. Then — and I’m not sure when exactly — screensavers stopped being so much of a thing. It could be that I entered puberty, that the point of a screensaver (to, quite literally, save ...
Tags: Apple, Plugged, Shareables


Bored programmer recreates a rotary dial in the browser (and it’s gloriously flawed)

Welcome to the Bored Programmer series, where we celebrate wonderfully useless inventions produced by great minds burdened by the bliss of boredom.  You’ve never seen a rotary phone like that. A developer has recreated this iconic analog experience for the digital age, so you can try it out straight from your browser — and it’s glorious…ly flawed. There are a few differences between a real rotary dial and this browser-based replica. For one, the real thing will only let you push a digit until it...
Tags: Startups, Shareables


Pablo Escobar’s brother wins $3M website lawsuit, vows to take down Elon Musk and Apple

If there’s one person whose intellectual property you don’t wanna fuck with (other than Nintendo ya know) — it’s Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, the brother of the now-late drug overlord Pablo Escobar. Escobar Inc, the self-proclaimed rightful owner of the Pablo Escobar trademark, has won a $3 million legal dispute, obtaining ownership of the PabloEscobar.com domain, TNW has learned. The domain is currently inactive, but that won’t be for long. The company plans to kick off a website by 2020, ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Elon Musk, Nintendo, Pablo Escobar, Shareables, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, Pablo Escobar Escobar Inc


$900 branded cookware is insane, even for Star Wars fans

As the latest Star Wars movie, Rise of Skywalker, draws nearer, the branded items are starting to come out in force (no pun intended). One of those revealed today is a set of branded cookware from Le Creuset, which includes one item in particular that aims a blaster right at your poor wallet. Disney execs have dubbed today to be “Triple Force Friday,” a day when they reveal their new toys and merch ahead of the film’s release. Le Creuset‘s new products were part of this, presumably targeted towa...
Tags: Startups, Disney, Skywalker, Le Creuset, Shareables, Triple Force


Sneaky movie site streams audio-only films for at-work binge sessions

To all the desk jockeys of the world, I direct your attention to Listen to a Movie, a site which allows you to (as the name suggests) listen to the audio of thousands of movies, shows, and comedy specials, no video required. Listen to a Movie claims to have been created “for the enslaved cubicle workers of the world who enjoy LISTENING to movies while the work.” It’s been around for a long time now — a LifeHacker article from 2007 called it, “Unbelievably cool and seemingly unlikely-to-last.” Th...
Tags: Startups, Shareables


Arizer’s Solo 2 is an excellent weed vape for stay-at-home cannaisseurs

Now that weed tech has boomed into a billion-dollar industry, vaporizers are swiftly gaining traction – and the Arizer Solo 2 is one of the most popular alternatives in this fledgling market. For those unfamiliar, the device is the second iteration to Arizer’s Solo series of portable vaporizers. The Solo 2 comes with a number of improvements over its predecessor, including a bigger battery and an OLED display, which indicates the temperature at which you’re vaping. Compared to slick-looking comp...
Tags: Startups, Shareables, Plugged, Arizer


The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer is here, along with a new release date

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. The trailer for Avengers 4 has finally arrived, along with an official name. Get ready for Avengers: Endgame. It’s certainly… moody. Understandable, after half the universe has been wiped out, I suppose. If you want to go into the movie fresh, don’t worry; this trailer won’t do much to spoil things for you, as it’s also surprisingly light on plot and character appearances. Of course, there will inevitably be more trailers to come in the months leading up ...
Tags: Startups, Avengers, Shareables


Drone footage offers a peek at the devastating effects of California’s wildfires

As millions of American’s cozied up to a weekend of turkey sandwiches, California’s firefighters were just settling into their own beds at night. Some for the first time in weeks. After a historic fire season — made only more historic after following up last year’s record-setting fire season, which bested the previous record-setting fire season, and so on — the state’s firefighters finally have a reason to settle in for a much-needed nap. The Camp Fire, in particular, raged for nearly a month, k...
Tags: Startups, California, Shareables


Watch: US Navy shoots down a (fake) nuclear missile in space

The US Missile Defense Agency recently destroyed a fake nuclear warhead launched into space. Released last week, a video from defense contractor Raytheon, shows a ballistic missile launch from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kuai, Hawaii. Also in that video is footage of its interceptor technology, Standard Missile-3 Block IIA, successfully destroying it shortly after being launched from the USS John Finn, a naval destroyer vessel. The launch is notable due to failure in previous systems d...
Tags: Startups, US, Pacific, US Navy, Insider, Raytheon, Shareables, US Missile Defense Agency, Kuai Hawaii, Standard Missile 3 Block IIA


Lego built a driveable Bugatti Chiron out of blocks, and it’s amazing

Bugatti makes some of the fastest and most expensive cars in the world. You know what’s no as fast but probably as expensive? Building a full-size Buggati Chiron out of Lego pieces. That’s just exactly what Lego did, and it’s pretty amazing. It required over a million Lego Technic pieces, including 2,304 tiny motors. The top speed is only 18mph, but the fact that it moves it all – it weight 3,306 pounds, and again, is made out of Lego – still boggles my mind. It even has a working speedometer, l...
Tags: Startups, Lego, Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Insider, Shareables, Buggati Chiron


Watch: Tesla goes airborne, crash lands into school parking lot

Security cameras managed to catch a glimpse of a Tesla Model S doing its best impression of the General Lee from Dukes of Hazard. Google it, Generation Z. After speeding over railroad tracks in Barrie, Ontario, Canada yesterday, the car lost control after landing and crashed into the parking lot of a nearby elementary school. The driver, a 46-year-old male, and his passenger were treated for minor injuries after landing. The driver was charged with dangerous driving. Multiple angles show the car...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tesla, Lee, Shareables, Barrie Ontario Canada, Dukes of Hazard Google


This Redditor with over 200 copies of Sneak King is a glutton for punishment

The correct number of copies of Sneak King, the creepiest game of all time, that anyone should have is zero. But one Redditor, Nomercyvideo (who we’ll unmask later), has more than 200. Upon learning this we were immediately concerned. What kind of masochist would do this to themselves? Is this person under duress? Is this person collecting artifacts of pure-evil for the purpose of enslaving all humanity? What’s worse, this info wasn’t sent to us by one of our deep-cover informants — Nomercyvideo...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Reddit, Insider, Shareables, Distract


Watch: Hoonigan tests Mario Kart banana peel attack with real Audi RS5

We think it’s astounding that no one has ever attempted to win a NASCAR or Formula One race by dropping a banana peel from the back of their car on the next-to-last lap. Don’t judge us, you don’t know — it could work. Actually, it probably wouldn’t. But it might. Hoonigan did an experiment, but we wouldn’t exactly call it science, so we’re more confused than ever. We were going to reach out to a physicist or something, but we can’t stop watching this video over and over: The team’s driver takes ...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Mario Kart, Nascar, Hoonigan, Shareables, Distract


Relive the glory days of Windows 2000 in the comfort of a browser window

Back in the year 2000 (can you believe that was 18 years ago?), there were two big versions of Windows to choose from. While Microsoft built the disastrous Window ME for consumers – which was arguably even worse than Vista – all the cool kids knew Windows 2000 was what you really wanted. Since it was built for pros, it had few frills but was stable and zippy. Now you can revisit Microsoft’s boxy OS from the comfort of your browser. Developer Fabrice Bellard built a Windows 2000 virtual machine t...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Fabrice Bellard, Shareables


Foreign artist reimagines US currency

In terms of design, paper currency in the United States hasn’t changed much in the past hundred years. There have been updates and additional flourishes — not to mention security measures — but overall, it’s essentially the same set of bills circulated since 1913. 1913 was a big year for currency. Congress, that year, passed the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, thereby setting up a system in which Federal Reserve Notes (paper currency) were distributed to Federal Reserve Banks around the country. Th...
Tags: Startups, Congress, US, United States, Design & Dev, Fed, Shareables, Federal Reserve Notes


There’s zero chance Elon Musk tricks me into covering the Tesla surfboard

Elon Musk is at it again. For a very limited time today Tesla listed a “Limited Edition Tesla Surfboard” at its online shop. It would have set you back a cool $1,500 if you were able to snag one before the limited run of 200 sold out. Now they’re going for up to $5,000 on eBay. But I won’t be covering it. The board is a collaboration with two expert board makers, Lost Surfboards and Matt “Mayhem” Biolos, so the quality, presumably, is quite high. That said, Lost’s boards typically sell for aroun...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Tesla, Insider, Matt, Shareables, Biolos


Teen burglar wakes up California couple, asks to use their Wi-Fi

A couple of 60-somethings in Palo Alto awoke to quite a surprise on Sunday night: a masked intruder standing in their bedroom. While any number of things could have gone wrong at this point, the intruder actually turned out to be rather chill, as masked bandits go, and just asked to use the couple’s Wi-Fi. Obviously, the homeowners declined. The man leaped out of bed, shoving the burglar down the hallway and out the front door before calling the authorities. Minutes later, the burglar was arrest...
Tags: Security, Startups, California, Palo Alto, Shareables


Fans pay homage to Drake by hurling themselves from moving cars

Remember the cinnamon challenge? Unknowing people on YouTube grabbed a teaspoonful of cinnamon and chugged it down before coughing up clouds of dust. It was stupid, but sometimes chuckle-worthy. Those were simpler times. But as things often do, they escalated from there. There was the Kylie Jenner challenge. This one saw young girls grabbing a shot glass from their parents’ liquor cabinet before sucking forcefully to create a vacuum inside in hopes of getting fuller lips, a la Kylie Jenner. It n...
Tags: Startups, Youtube, Social Media, Drake, Kylie Jenner, Insider, Shareables


When life gives you lemons, make a video of it rolling down a hill and get 4M views on Twitter

When life handed Mike Saskasegawa a lemon, he did what anyone would do: made a video of it rolling down a hill. For context, Mike was walking home from after a run and saw a lemon rolling down a hill. He grabbed his smartphone and began to film it as it continued its journey down the street, along a sidewalk near his home. Why this is so goddamn interesting, I have no idea. But frankly, I couldn’t stop watching. Today as I was walking home after my run I saw a large lemon rolling down the hill. ...
Tags: Startups, Social Media, Creativity, Mike, Shareables, Mike Saskasegawa


Teen requires surgery to remove knotted USB cable from penis

I think it’s fair to say that few of us have made decisions we didn’t later come to regret. But personally, I can proudly say that inserting a USB cable into my urethra was never one of them. An unnamed (thankfully for him) 13-year-old from China’s Heilongjiang province was hospitalized after cutting off the end of a USB cable, and inserting approximately 10 centimeters of what remained into his urethra. According to Singapore’s Straits Times, the boy did it all “out of curiosity,” which is, pre...
Tags: Startups, Asia, China, Singapore, Straits Times, Heilongjiang province, Shareables


Digital Artist painstakingly recreates Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ on an ancient Macintosh SE

As music videos go, Childish Gambino‘s “This is America” is an instant classic. The retired alter ego of actor Donald Glover really nailed the finer points of American social commentary, offering an behind-the-curtain view of what it’s like to live in the United States more than 50 years removed from the infamous race riots in the 1960s. I could go on about this video for days. Instead, though, I want to talk about a different chef-d’oeuvre, a masterpiece in its own right by a digital artist on ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, America, Creativity, United States, Donald Glover, Pinot, Shareables, Childish Gambino, Wachyu Ichwandardi


Watch: Apple Store heist nets thieves over $27k in MacBooks and iPhones

A group of four seemingly unarmed bandits made off with more than $27,000 worth of Apple merchandise in just seconds. After obscuring their faces with hooded sweatshirts, the group of four individuals rushed the Apple Store inside Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno, California. The group acted quickly, gathering display devices and severing the tethers that attached them to the tables before exiting the store, and knocking a man trying to block their exit to the ground. All told, the heist lasted less ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Apple Store, Fresno California, Shareables, Fashion Fair Mall


Nostalgiasm: YouTuber reimagines Windows 95 as a mobile OS

Years before we ever debated the virtues of skeuomorphism versus those of flat design for mobile platforms, Microsoft had most of the world navigating their desktop files and programs in a mostly gray interface with Windows 95. Now, thanks to YouTube channel 4096, you can see what a modern mobile OS with Redmond’s design sensibilities from 23 years ago would look like. The Windows 95 Mobile concept video brings back iconic graphic elements from the beloved OS, like the taskbar and Start menu, cl...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Design & Dev, Youtuber, Redmond, Shareables


Crack this 200-year-old cipher and claim your $60M reward

Think you can solve a mystery that’s been baffling researchers and treasure hunters for over two hundred years? If you do — and assuming it’s not all one big 19th century prank — you might be able to claim a treasure worth millions. The treasure is that of Thomas Beale, supposedly buried in Bedford County, Virginia sometime in the 1820s. If you believe the lore, Beale found a treasure of gold, silver, and jewels out West, hauled it home to Virginia, and buried it. He then left three ciphers behi...
Tags: Startups, Virginia, West, Beale, Shareables, Thomas Beale, Bedford County Virginia


Sega wants to crowdfund a Sonic the Hedgehog toaster

I don’t remember ever stumbling down the stairs for breakfast and thinking, “this toast could really use a burned-in representation of a hedgehog on methamphetamine,” but that’s not to say you haven’t. And if you have, you’re in luck. Sega announced today — on the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account — it would be crowdsourcing a brand new project involving our favorite hedgehog. (The blue one, in case you have a favorite hedgehog that’s a different color. If you have more than one blue h...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Sega, Shareables


This mashup of 46 Nintendo melodies just made my day

No videogame company has as wonderful and diverse a collection of music as Nintendo. Composers like Koji Kondo – he composed the iconic Mario and Zelda themes, to name a few – have created an incredible sonic palette of music that’s as hummable today as 20 years ago. Point is, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to videogame music, but I might’ve just come across one of the greatest mashup of Nintendo tunes ever: YouTuber Grant Woolard is known for his music medleys – his classical music mashups ...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Nintendo, Mario, Zelda, Shareables, Koji Kondo, Nintendo Composers, YouTuber Grant Woolard


It’s almost certainly ‘Laurel’, not ‘Yanny’, according to science

The audio equivalent of ‘the dress‘, a photo from 2015 that was perceived by some as showing a blue dress and by others a gold one, is now doing the rounds on the web, and it seems to be dividing the internet right down the middle. In case you’ve been offline for the past several hours or need a refresher, here it is again. Do you hear ‘Laurel’ or ‘Yanny?’ What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I — Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018 I’m on #TeamYanny – for now. Some pe...
Tags: Startups, Shareables, Yanny, Cloe Feldman


HO£IDA¥ GUID€$: May the Fourth

There’s a simple rule in the entertainment world: if it’s popular, merchandise it. And, let’s be honest, what’s more popular than Star Wars? Religion? Not these days, buddy. Let’s put it this way: Passion Of The Christ only made $612 m at the box office, while the latest Star Wars movie raked in $1.32bn. Case closed. So, in honor of this May the Fourth (get it? GET IT? AHAHAHA), we thought we should serve the people and put together a list of some of the… stranger Star Wars products your money c...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Lifestyle, Tech, Gear, Shareables, Distract


HO£IDA¥ GUID€$: How to spend your money on Star Wars day, May the Fourth

There’s a simple rule in the entertainment world: if it’s popular, merchandise it. And, let’s be honest, what’s more popular than Star Wars? Religion? Not these days, buddy. Let’s put it this way: Passion Of The Christ only made $612 m at the box office, while the latest Star Wars movie raked in $1.32bn. Case closed. So, in honor of this May the Fourth (get it? GET IT? AHAHAHA), we thought we should serve the people and put together a list of some of the… stranger Star Wars products your money c...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Lifestyle, Tech, Gear, Shareables, Distract


Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes

IKEA is cheap, stylish, and a superb solution for furnishing an entire dwelling on a budget. It’s also the leading cause of divorce in couples who attempt to assemble its furniture at home, according to a poll I just made up for the sake of this joke. Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore created a robot to do the grunt work for you, assembling an IKEA chair in all of 20 minutes. All told, the machine divvied up its time by spending 11 minutes and 21 seconds planning...
Tags: Startups, Singapore, Artificial Intelligence, Ikea, Nanyang Technological University NTU, Shareables