Archive for October, 2016


Thirty years ago this month, holy rockers Stryper unleashed what would become their biggest selling album ever, “To Hell With The Devil.”

via ‘To Hell With the Devil’: How Stryper Created the First Christian Metal Album — Observer

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Around the world, drones have been delivering life-saving drugs and blood to clinics, and contrarily tasty treats like burritos, pizza, and Slurpees to homes or campuses. Civilian drones have also conducted countless surveys of farms, construction sites, and surveillance around venues with a high security risk. Now, in a stunt that begs to be spoofed by…

via Flirtey drones deliver socks from the sky at Menlo Ventures’ annual partner meeting — TechCrunch

Amid all its turmoil – layoffs, failed attempts at finding an acquirer, the closure of Vine – the company is still futzing around with its product in an attempt to make it easier to use. The latest odd test involves Twitter’s iOS app launching web links in Safari with the Reader mode automatically turned on. This…

via Twitter tests opening all web links in Safari’s “Reader mode” on iOS — TechCrunch

For whatever reason, there are a lot of new genre comedies coming out this TV season. The lesser ones are mining comedy solely from their premise. The good ones, like People of Earth, are using its premise to explore characters.Read more…

via Alien Abduction Comedy People of Earth Succeeds by Focusing on the Humans — io9

Halloween is once again upon us, bringing the perfect opportunity to dress up as your favorite pop culture character or gruesome ghoul — and it appears that celebs are no exception to joining in the fun. Over the weekend, stars from all over pulled at all the stops when it came to their Halloween costumes,…

via We Ranked the Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes This Year — TIME

Google’s new Pixel-branded smartphones have proven to be a little too popular. Already, Google stated that pre-order demands had exceeded the company’s expectations, and now the company is trying to make up for shipping delays by offering affected customers $50 Play Store credits as an apology. In emails being sent to those whose phones won’t…

via Google doling out $50 Play Store credits due to Pixel shipping delays — TechCrunch

With its heaven-reaching doors closed and the dark shadows removed, this is what Henrik Fisker’s new car looks like. It’s supposed to be all-electric, so they’ve named it the, uh, EMotion. At its heart is supposed to be a nanotechnology that is yet to be seen in cars.Read more…

via The Fisker EMotion Promises 400-Mile Range On Graphene Nanotech — Jalopnik

Postmates, a San Francisco startup that delivers anything from burritos to a new iPhone charger, has finally closed its latest round of funding. On Monday, the company said it has closed $140 million in new funding, led by Founders Fund, which contributed $50 million to the round, according to the company. Postmates’ valuation–$400 million–remains the…

via Delivery Startup Postmates Raises $140 Million at Unchanged Valuation — Fortune

Ford Motor Co said a fire at its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, on Monday did not injure anyone but caused the 1,500 employees based there to leave the 60-year-old building for the day. A spokesman said Ford will report October U.S. and Canadian auto sales as planned on Tuesday, and that the building is expected…

via Fire at Ford Motor Headquarters in Michigan, None Injured — Fortune

‘Battlefield 1’ is now available for PS4, Xbox One and PC. (DICE) In Battlefield 1, getting Battlepacks is a major part of the game, and players are reminded exactly how many Battlepacks they have before every single match. Every once in a while, you’ll be lucky enough to come in possession of one, but the game does not really…

via ‘Battlefield 1’ Tips: How to Get More Battlepacks — Heavy.com

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