Sometimes you've gotta see things to believe them, and that's definitely the case with these hilarious throwback tech ads. Think: naked guy selling an Apple computer and the Bee Gees popping out of a cassette tape — yeah, they're that good. Some will make you laugh, others will make you scratch your head, and they're all in good fun. Click on to see what life was like way back then, when phrases like "electronic mail" were still a mystery.
Planning a graduation trip this Summer? Heck, just looking for somewhere to escape to? Booking a vacation is exciting, of course, but it can also be stressful when it comes to choosing the right place to visit. To help you narrow down the oh-so-big world we live in, we've rounded up incredible places for fun-seeking spirits. All are beachside destinations that promise loads of excitement, so you can get your play — and your tan — on.
Documentaries can be powerful, turning a lens on the lives of amazing people and places. But if you think you don't have time to watch these docs, think again. Not all documentaries are two hours long, and Vimeo is filled with videos that are quite short (we're talking five minutes or less) while still managing to tell moving stories. Click on for five of our favorites that will get you smiling, crying, and everything in between.
One of the most entertaining parts about a graduation is seeing all the great grad cap ideas people come up with. While "Thanks mom and dad" is pretty sweet, it's the creative ones that catch our attention time and time again. Here, we've rounded up some that will make you chuckle and others that will make you think, "Why didn't I think of that?" In the name of some good graduation fun, click on to see six of our picks.
Even your computer monitor could use some love every now and then, and that's where awesome toppers come in. These fun (and, in some cases, functional) computer accessories will keep you company while you work and watch over you day in and day out. Ahead, five friends that will have you smiling whenever you look up.
Been on a flight recently? Chances are, a few passengers didn't turn off their portable electronic devices — maybe you were one of them. Now, we have numbers regarding the rule breaking, thanks to new survey findings released last week. Two industry groups polled passengers and reported that 30 (yes, 30!) percent had left a device on during takeoff or landing.
When it comes to actually shutting off electronics, more than 20 percent said they just switch to airplane mode instead of shutting down completely. The gadget that's left on most often? No surprise: it's the cell phone.
While there's no official proof that these devices affect a plane's radio and electronic systems, the policy remains in place.
We want to know: what's your power-down policy?
What do yoga bears and pink chewing gum have to do with your phone? Plenty, if you're talking phone stands to hold them up. Functional and fun, these picks will let you watch your favorite videos and browse the Internet the easy way. Some are downright adorable, others just plain silly — either way, take your pick from this awesome batch.
These days, thanks to the wonders of tech, "3D glasses" means something totally different: edgy sunglasses made on 3D printing machines. Now hitting the mainstream market, these unique designs can be worn day in and day out. And the thing is, they're actually really stylish. Some you can shop right this moment — others you have to call to inquire about. Nonetheless, you'll want to check out these beauties stat. Let the three-dimensional inspiration flow!
If you haven't given in to the Great Gatsby craze yet, these tech finds might win you over. Feast your eyes on gilded art deco cases and stunning headphones and just try not to picture yourself decked out in Gatsby glory. Shop on, and you'll be plenty prepared for all the movie watching festivities.
Hands down, the photo booth is one of the most fun parts of any wedding. It's a time to get downright silly and capture the best moments of the celebration. What makes a photo booth even better? The perfect backdrop that will impress guests the instant they see it. From elegant (think succulents) to bold (bright pops of color), we've rounded up some genius backdrops that you can re-create yourself. No matter your type of event (indoor, outdoor, daytime, nighttime), these picks will keep the smiles coming all party long.
Is it us, or does it seem like everyone has a "text from Mom" story? Whether it's an autocorrect fail or an emoji encounter, some are funny and some sweet — just like Mom herself. Click on to see 14 of the best texts moms have ever sent. We can't wait to see the ones that pop up after Mother's Day!
It's happened to all of us: your friend recommends a book or a bar, and you forget to jot it own or can't find it buried in your pile of sticky notes later. Now Thinglist ($2) promises to help you access the info in a snap.
Billed as your "want-to-do list," the app is an easy way to keep track of ideas and recommendations so you don't have to rack your brain trying to remember the name of a person or place that's on the tip of your tongue.
The app works two ways. First, when you want to make a note of something, you click on a plus sign, add a name, and then choose the category that it fits under, like food or movie or product. You can even add notes like "great happy hour deal" before you save. Then, when you want to find something, just filter by category to see what you've jotted down before.
It's simple, beautifully designed (just look at those fun icons), and set up to make life a whole lot easier. Isn't that what apps are supposed to be?
Who says cameras have to be all black and boring? Ditch the everyone-has-the-same-camera-as-me feeling, and upgrade yours with a cheery strap that will definitely stand out. Here, we bring you springtime straps with a little something special that'll showcase some personality and style while you snap those amazing pics on your trusty DSLR.
If you're anything like us, you're counting down the days until The Great Gatsby hits theaters today. And thanks to the film's book cover that was recently released (featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan), we can just feel the excitement drumming.
It's not the only Gatsby cover to leave an impression, though. Since the novel was first released in 1925, many illustrations and photos have been the face of the legendary book. Here, we've rounded up 20 of them that are whimsical, bright, and full of 1920s flair. Click on to check 'em out.
Tired of games that have you feeling like you're in a different dimension? Maybe you're wishing for more minimalist designs. Well, meet Dots, a free app from Betaworks that's so pretty and simple, it's like a breath of fresh air.
Here's the scoop: you have 60 seconds to connect as many dots by color as possible. As soon as you swipe them away, new dots take their place. Tip: if you draw a square with dots of the same color, it removes that color completely, giving you one less thing to worry about. Share your score on Facebook and Twitter, and challenge friends to beat it. Buy dots, if you wish ($5 gets you 50,000) to purchase "power ups" that let you stop the clock, remove dots, or expand the board.
Before you know it, a minute's up, and you're strategizing your next go at it. Is it grade-school easy? Yes. Addictive? Absolutely.
Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean every bridesmaid has to get a set of faux pearls. In fact, we found 10 fantastic decor picks that will have your girls saying "I love it!" and really meaning it. Since gifts are not one size fits all, feel free to mix and match. There is something for everyone here, so go ahead and click through to see our foolproof picks!
If your bridesmaids are anything like you, then chances are they're geeky, stylish, and practical — so why not get them gifts like that too? Surely, your closest gals deserve something special they can use again and again (really, who doesn't want robot stationery or gold-accented headphones?) Click through to see our favorites, but you might want to buy all of these picks for yourself. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Ever fallen asleep on your keyboard? We're talking face pressed upon keys, with an endless stream of "jknnjkkkkkkkkk" typing onto your screen? Well there's a new, comfy way to pass out on those QWERTYs.
Behold: the QWERTY sofa from Zo_loft Architecture. It's not so much a QWERTY sofa as it is an ERTY one, thanks to a few key letters missing. Still, it folds flat into a sofa bed while small electro-monitors control every key (or cushion) so you can adjust its height and turn it into your very own playground. The couch gets major points for its fun and incredibly unique design, but we also can't help but think it belongs in a tech company's lobby or an airport terminal. We want to know what's on your mind, so spell it out for us — love it or leave it?
The man known as the "king of stop-motion," and for revolutionizing the way we will forever know film, Ray Harryhausen died this week. He pioneered animation and special effects in movies, producing classic titles like The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. "Without Harryhausen's effects work over the last five decades, there never would have been a Star Wars or a Jurassic Park," said Steven Spielberg.
To honor the film genius, we've rounded up some of the best stop-motion videos from the Internet, all of which carry on Ray's creative legacy. Incredible doesn't even begin to describe them, and they'll each leave you thinking, "How did they do that?" Click on for shorts about everything from talking shells to dancing books that will make you stop whatever else you're doing and hit play.
Not even the grandeur of The Great Gatsby can escape the sarcasm of the Internet. Before you watch the drama when it hits theaters this Friday, have a little laugh at the movie's expense. Everyone from Dwight Schrute to The Most Interesting Man in the World has poked fun at the classic, so you'll be in good hands. Click on to see some of the best interwebs' best takes on Fitzgerald's classic.