• Blake Bortles tops Johnny Manziel as best rookie QB in Madden 15

    Rankings for the top NFL players at offensive skill positions and the top rookies in Madden NFL 15 were announced by publisher EA Sports this week.
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  • 10 Strange Food Combinations You Have to Try



    Your tastebuds don’t always get along with your eyes.

    We’re all a little guilty of judging food before we’ve actually tried it. Mentally mashing two foods into one dish is simple, but don’t be too quick to make a palatable decision — some food combinations taste better than they sound.

    The following menu may sound like it was haphazardly thrown together by a 4-year-old, but we promise these cheap food fusions are actually quite tasty. Well some of them anyway.

    Have another oddly delicious food combination? Share it in the comments. Read more…

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  • Amazon Is Unprofitable — and It’s Completely on Purpose



    Amazon has two basic options: invest in long-term growth to eventually conquer the world or cut costs and turn a profit to benefit investors.

    CEO Jeff Bezos continues to make it clear the company is going with the first choice.

    This year, Amazon spent $19.4 billion from April through June to generate $19.3 billion, resulting in a not a entirely unexpected loss. Analysts had predicted the company would not turn a profit in the quarter. The only surprise was how much of a loss — more than had been anticipated.

    It proved too much for investors. The stock moved steadily lower after the earnings release and the earnings call, during which Amazon executives made no attempt to convince investors that it is about to change its ways. Read more…

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  • Lamboorghini Miami’s Aventador ‘art car’ is truly moving … no, seriously, you can drive it

    Lamborghini of Miami and French artist Duaiv have teamed up to create a truly special Aventador art car. Using one of Duaiv’s figurative oil paintings, Lamborghini Miami created a special wrap for the Italian roadster, creating a piece of art that is absolutely striking.

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  • 40+ Events in Marketing, PR, Design and More

    The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it’s advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week we’re highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward
    If you …

  • ‘Seinfeld’ Could Be Headed to Netflix, Jerry Confirms

    Rejoice, Seinfeld fans. The TV show about nothing may be headed to a Netflix screen near you
    Jerry Seinfeld hosted a Reddit AMA on Thursday where he dropped the news, after Reddit user PolestarX asked if there was “any word on Seinfeld coming to Netf…

  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2 gets a red-band trailer

    Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke head to the future for another time-travel adventure in the upcoming sequel to 2010′s Hot Tub Time Machine.
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  • Who Sounds Better on Helium: Morgan Freeman or Jimmy Fallon?

    Jimmy Fallon is taking Morgan Freeman’s voice to the next level
    Fallon convinced the 77-year-old actor to inhale helium on Thursday’s episode of The Tonight Show. While Freeman called the act “undignified,” he still did played along, proving his voi…

  • 24 People Who Don’t Know How to Beach

    There are two types of people in the world: those who love the beach, and those who just don’t get it.
    Many want nothing more than to spend the entirety of their days sprawled out in the sand, as they craft a perfectly even tan. Others find the beach…

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor makes mortal enemies one week earlier

    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment pushes up the release date for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor by one week. The game now arrives on September 30 for PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and on October 2 for PC, via Steam.
    The post Middle-earth: Shadow …

  • Filter Twitter by Number of Retweets for Better Search Results

    We already know that Twitter search is pretty useful for things beyond sharing your breakfast . However, there are some undocumented search operators that you can use to filter out the junk.Read more…

  • Apple Begins Mass Production of 4.7-Inch iPhone 6, 5.5-Inch Model and iPads Start in September

    China media sources (via GforGames) report that mass production of Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone is underway ahead of the phone’s expected fall launch. These same sources claim the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 has not entered mass production, further suggesting that the launch timeframe for this larger iPhone model is still uncertain.

    Besides the iPhone 6, Apple also is preparing the next-generation iPad Air and Retina iPad mini for mass production starting in September. Apple is expected to unveil its new iPads, possibly alongside the iWatch, at an October event that also will likely be used to announce the public release of OS X Yosemite.

    As Apple prepares to launch new iPhones and iPads later this year, the company’s Asian suppliers are gearing up to boost production by as much as 85 percent by Q4 2014. Some of this increased production may be handled by Foxconn robots, “Foxbots”, with the company reportedly deploying as many as 10,000 robots at a cost of up to $25,000 each.

    Anticipation for Apple’s fall lineup of devices is high, fueled by comments from Apple executives that suggest the company will enter new product categories with a device lineup that is the best it has had in 25 years.

  • Mercedes teases its all-new AMG GT supercar again by unveiling its space-age, hand-built V8

    Mercedes released official photos of the AMG GT’s engine today, and it falls in line with the current automotive trend of smaller, forced induction engines with high outputs. The 4.0-liter, biturbo V8 produces 503-hp and 479 pound-feet of torque, which should bring the feather-light speedster to the next level.

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  • Special Case Gives Your iPhone Heat Vision

    When Boston police found bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding inside a boat parked in a backyard in Watertown, Massachusetts, they didn’t actually see him. They found his heat using a thermal imaging system known as FLIR (forward-looking infrared…

  • Codlight cPulse is a wacky multipurpose lighting accessory for Android phones

    The Codlight cPulse is an Android smartphone case with a built-in 128-RGB-LED matrix that can perform all sorts of tasks. Besides lighting a scene for photos and videos, it can function as a notification light or alarm clock, and more.
    The post Codligh…

  • If You Still Can’t Justify a Purchase Three Days Later, Return It

    We all know what it’s like to have buyer’s remorse. The moments leading up to a purchase are filled with justifications, biases, and rationalizations. If you’re still wrestling with the decision a few days later, though, take whatever it is you bought…

  • Google Wants to Create a ‘Baseline’ for Human Health



    Google’s X division wants to know what’s up with human health.

    The company’s research arm is planning an initial study of 175 people to collect anonymous health data from biological samples, including blood and saliva.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Google’s Baseline Study will compile a database of full genomes for each participant. Researchers will be able to track an individual’s genetic history, metabolic processes and even heart rate while under stress.

    The goal, says lead researcher Andrew Conrad, is to build a healthy human standard for comparison — a baseline. Read more…

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  • Ford Print Ad Uses Optical Illusion to Let You ‘Park’ a Car



    Print advertising may be a bit passé as a medium, but that doesn’t mean that clever advertisers can’t have some fun within the confines of a declining channel of communication

    At least you could make the case that Ford and Israeli ad agency BBR Saatchi & Saatchi are still experimenting with the form. In this ad, the agency and client tap an optical illusion that’s more than 100 years old to create an “interactive” print ad

    Try it yourself. If you stare at the black dot in the third car on the right for 30 seconds or more then your eyes will create a black car that you can “park” between the other two. Read more…

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  • BioWare teases a Nightmare with a live-action ‘You’ve Been Chosen’ creepfest

    BioWare’s ‘Nightmare teaser’ hints at a new reveal at Gamescom for what appears to be a horror game. The short, creepy video features a man trapped in a nightmare dreamscape.

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  • 16 Books to Read Before the Movie Versions Come Out

    Good news: You’ll have no shortage of things to read (and watch) in the next year.
    Books are the prequel to countless up and coming major films these days. Rather than waiting for the movie to come out, refresh your reading list ahead of time, and yo…

  • This Free MIT Photojournalism Course Helps You Take Meaningful Photos

    We highlight a number of free online courses in our Lifehacker U series, but this free course from MIT on documentary photography and photojournalism is completely free, open to the public, and will teach you to improve your photography skills, even i…

  • Unearthed Prints Suggest T. Rex Hunted in Packs

    Some 70 million years ago, three tyrannosaurs stalked together across a mud flat in Canada, possibly searching for prey.
    The new insight comes from several parallel tyrannosaur tracks unearthed in Canada. The dinosaur tracks provide stronger evidence…

  • Nutrino Offers Personalized Meal Suggestions for Your Health Goals

    iOS: Nutrino wants to make it a little easier to build meal plans and make good health decisions based on your personal fitness and nutrition goals. In a way, they want to put a dietitian in your pocket to help you stay motivated, make better choices…

  • Why SEO Basics Are Not Enough

    The truth is that good SEO is often not a basic process. With Google’s ever-changing algorithms, there are new considerations all the time, so the basics might not bring you the results you seek.