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“Just because you use your eyes, doesn’t mean you see what’s actually there.” – Murray Carter Murray Carter (@CarterCutlery) is a Canadian craftsman like no other. At eighteen, he fell into an apprenticeship with a sixteenth generation Yoshimoto bladesmith that lasted six years — and was asked to take the position of number seventeen in the Sakemoto family tradition (perhaps the only Caucasian ever to have the honor and privilege of this position). Murray con...
Hollywood is doing its best to figure out virtual reality, often with less than compelling results.   But a small group of VR producers at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival have successfully innovated their way through experimental territory that big studios have not yet dared to tread, using physical objects and even live actors in their experiences.    SEE ALSO: SpaceVR, SpaceX to launch VR camera into space, bringing the astronaut experience to all Let's start with the ...
The town of Salem, Massachusetts is infamous for spooky happenings, so when the mayor shares a creepy photo of a face hidden in a lamppost, people are going to take note.  Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll tweeted out an eerie photo of a lamppost on Wednesday that appeared to have a ghostly face trapped inside.   SEE ALSO: A 'ghost' showed up in this girl's selfie and we're thoroughly spooked Anybody else see a face in this light?...Totally eerie, eh pic.twitter.com/W5OeVlz9yQ — Kim Dr...
Seen a space alien lately? Maybe you should tell Donald Trump about it.  On Wednesday, his administration unveiled  the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office, or VOICE, which gave out a hotline number for those impacted by "criminal aliens." (Back to that in a second.) SEE ALSO: Twitter celebrates Trump's first 100 days with the savage burns you'd expect Seeing as resources are already available for victims of crime, it seems odd to offer them specifically for victims of cri...
Think you've heard enough of James Blunt's 2004 hit "You're Beautiful"? Fair enough, it's highly annoying. But if self-effacing tweets are anything to go by, nobody is more sick of the song than James Blunt himself. So when the British pop artist sat down with Australian comedian Tom Gleeson for an intentionally cringey interview segment on The Weekly called "Hard Chat," he gave as well as he got. And he got a lot of mocking. SEE ALSO: PSA: Australia is only dangerous 'if you're a dumbass'...
We often like to cast criminals as dumb, but one illegal operation has really impressed a judge. 20-year-old Brodie Gary Satterley from Maroochydore, Australia, was sentenced to three years' jail with immediate parole, and was also praised for his business skills in court, according to Sunshine Coast Daily.  SEE ALSO: Chinese 'Breaking Bad' professor cooked 425 lbs of methylone after realising there was heavy demand Brisbane Supreme Court heard Satterley — who was 18 when he engaged...
Nomiku is now expanding into the prepared meal space. With this announcement comes a new sous vide device that scans packaged meals and properly prepares them -- automatically. The post Nomiku Sous Chef adds RIFD technology for easy sous vide cooking appeared first on Digital Trends.
Yale’s self-styled graduate student union, Local 33, says the prestigious university’s administration refuses to recognize their collective bargaining rights, and they’re going on a hunger strike until Yale’s president gives up his union-busting ways. In a grandiose demonstration that included a linked-arm march across Yale’s campus, speeches from social justice legends and Democratic National Committee members, and comparisons to the plight of Cesar Chavez on behal...
Even lizards need life guards, sometimes. Dale Hall, alongside his nephews Jayden and Caleb, came to the rescue of one blue-tongue lizard that was found lifeless in his salt water swimming pool in Caloundra, Australia, on Tuesday. How? Just some old fashioned CPR. SEE ALSO: We can't stop watching this flippin' dog video "I was like, 'Oh no. Goner. First casualty for the pool,'" Hall told ABC News.  The lizard (later named Dusty) was fetched out of the pool by Jayden, who began to apply C...
You're in your bedroom, about to do something private.  First, make sure you shut the door, close the blinds, oh, and remember to turn off your newly purchased Amazon Echo Look.  SEE ALSO: These adorable teddy bears were reportedly hacked to expose 2 million messages A video camera peering into a bedroom is typically associated with the opening of a horror flick, not the latest cheery announcement from your friendly $300 billion mega corporation. That all changed Wednesday when the S...
When 4chan users are not busy sharing and discussing anime pornography, they can be some of the most efficient crowdsourcing researchers on the web.  The /pol/ board in particular was able to find the exact location of an ISIS camp just by clues in a recruitment video. Their research reportedly led to a successful airstrike on the location. Their new research obsession is antifa, the loose group of anti-fascists, consisting of communists and anarchists, who’ve been wreaking havoc in th...
The University of California at Berkeley’s chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, said that administrators are grappling with “very credible threats” from violent protestors upset by controversial speakers. “I do feel Berkeley is under siege,” Dirks said in an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education. Dirks conducted the interview Tuesday, though the interview was published Wednesday. Later on Wednesday, conservative provocateur Ann Coulter said she was forced to cancel her speech, origi...
Apple is all about getting Gen Z away from the food court and Starbucks counter and plugged into its stores.  SEE ALSO: Apple launches global in-store education program In an interview with CBS earlier this week,  Angela Ahrendts, the senior vice president of retail, explained how she wants young Apple fans to say, "Meet me at Apple," instead of hanging out elsewhere, sipping on unicorn frappaccinos. "A lot of the big online guys have said they’re opening stores. Amazon’s...
Nordstrom faced mockery on Tuesday for selling a pair of fake mud-caked jeans at a price of $425. Not to be outdone, Reebok just listed its own entry into the soiled clothing category — a sweat-soaked shirt — for the same price in a tongue-in-cheek swipe at the retailer.   Image: reebokAccording to a company spokesperson, the sweat came courtesy of employees at the company's Canton, Massachusetts headquarters. "We’re putting in the hard work for you and giving you a pr...
A renegade fish on a mission to destroy humans landed a direct hit on a water skier in Japan recently.  A member of the Waseda Waterski Team known as Miroku was water-skiing on the Tone River near the Kantō region in Japan when disaster struck. A sizable fish jumped out of the water and nailed Miroku right in the penis, Rocket News reports. SEE ALSO: Scott Pruitt's signature reads as 'penis' and no, we are not exaggerating Miroku dropped the tow line and appeared to double over i...
If Amazon has its way, the skies could soon be buzzing with drones, carrying our online purchases directly to our doors.  But today's drones can only travel so far — so what happens when you live out of range of a distribution hub? On Wednesday, IBM Research announced a patent that might someday allow delivery drones to pass off packages to one another mid-flight to create a relay system, extending a supply chain's reach even farther.    SEE ALSO: 9 incredible ways we're u...
Okay, we all know we really shouldn't text and drive. But temptation is strong and sometimes getting back to someone right now feels more important than anything else. It's not, of course, but it's a feeling that can be difficult to shake, even if we know it's dangerous. That's why Samsung is working on a new app that will respond to text messages for you while you drive. SEE ALSO: Distracted driving kills, so why don’t more apps have driver warnings? Called In-Traffic Reply, the app wil...
The latest in a long line of entry-level DSLRs, the T7i offers one of the best price-to-performance-ratios of any new camera. The post Canon EOS Rebel T7i review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Google employees won't be punished for taking a day off to protest Donald Trump on May 1, International Workers Day.  Those who choose to protest will join around 340,000 service workers who are reportedly set for a one-day strike.  SEE ALSO: Google Maps can now tell you where you parked your car "We respect everyone’s choice to act on their beliefs," the company wrote in an emailed statement.  "We care deeply about creating an environment at Google where everyone — ...
Sometimes, you just need to watch some destruction in slow motion. The Slo Mo Guys are famous on the YouTube for filming and destroying all sorts of thing in — you guessed it — slow motion. Recently, the team had a two-hour-long livestream, where they destroyed a whole bunch of stuff in the California desert.  Now, nobody has time to watch two hours of stuff getting destroyed, so here's a short highlight clip so that you can get your fix, and get on with the rest of your d...