All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘fun’

Nintendo Rides At Universal Theme Parks To Become A Reality

Gamers everywhere rejoice. Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts just announced that they will be creating “spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds” to Universal theme parks. The agreement between these two giants is seen as a major move by Nintendo to expand the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property. Nintendo may …

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Carly Rae Jepsen: ‘Call Me Maybe’ Singer Releases New Single, ‘I Really Like You’

Carly Rae Jepsen, the Canadian singer best known for her 2012 viral hit single ‘Call Me Maybe,’ has released a new single. Some say ‘I Really Like You’ is destined to reach the top of the music charts, too. “I told her that she couldn’t come out with anything unless it was on the level of ‘Call Me Maybe,’” her …

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Finns Chuck Phones for the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships

Do you hate your mobile phone? Donate it to a Finn. Savonlinna, Finland has been hosting the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships for over a decade, and this year’s competition was held over the weekend. The competition pits competitors against each other in a bid to throw cell phones as far as possible, and in creative ways. Despite the worldwide …

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The Horror Film Alphabet Is Awfully Handy

While it’s not exactly an infographic, Stephen Wildish has provided something similar, and it’s a pretty effective teaching tool, especially if you’re a fan of horror movies. The question is, how many can you name? If you’re going by Wildish’s creation, you only have to know 26 of them, but a very specific 26. I’m pretty sure on most of …

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Pew Study: Internet Is Fun, Most Adults Say

Internet junkies, sleep soundly tonight and know that are not alone: a new Pew Internet study shows that 58% of adults in the United States now turn to the Internet as a way to kill some time or simply get their kicks. In their first study on frequency of Internet usage among adults since 2009, Pew’s data reveals that on …

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Can’t Get That Song Out of Your Head? Here’s Why

Let me tell you a little story about how I got my least favorite Led Zeppelin song stuck in my head for a little over three days. When I was in middle school, I bought a cheap electric guitar. Not because I thought it would make me cooler, or more social accepted if I played an instrument (I already played …

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Likeapage: A Fun Way To Figure Out Your Favorite Things (And Share Them)

There’s a Facebook page for just about everything. There’s a new site called Likeapage, which taps into that to let you rate just about everything that has a Facebook page in a fun way: matchups. >>Visit Like a Page. It’s fairly straight forward. You pick, which brand/person/entity you like best out of the two presented to you, and go on …

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Museum of Me Puts Your Facebook Life on Display

I’m not sure how I feel about Intel’s new visualization “The Museum of Me.” On one hand, it’s pretty awesome as it puts much of your Facebook Life on display. On the other hand, it’s oddly disturbing as it puts much of your Facebook Life on display. Intel says that the museum is a way to “create and explore a …

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Google Lets You Androidify Yourself

Google has launched an app called Androidify, which allows you to make a version of the Android mascot that looks like you. Expect these to start popping up everywhere like the South-Parkified avatars you currently see. 

There’s not much to say. It’s a free app that can be downloaded from the Android Market on your Android device. You can then share it with your friends. 

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Using Google Maps for a Giant Game of Monopoly

Update: The day came for the big game, but apparnetly too much interest had been generated because the game’s site has been down most of the day.

Original Article: Tomorrow (September 9), a giant worldwide game of Monopoly will commence, using the real world. That is, the real world on Google Maps. Hasbro, the creators of the classic board game, are launching the game called, "Monopoly City Streets," in which players will fight for the largest empire in the world.

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Where Twitterers Go to Complain

Kvetch is a site that displays "Kvetches," or funny complaints that are sent to it via Twitter. One "Kvetch" is displayed at a time on the site’s home page, and you can either give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.

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Cuil Is A Pretty Cool Search Engine

Take a test drive of Cuil this morning; you will be surprised at what you find.

It has been a while since a new product has come out on the market in the search engine space that actually works well, and is actually fairly interesting in how they present data. Cuil was released to the public this morning, and it is truly something very cool.

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