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Mom Facebook-Shamed For Overflowing Gifts Under Christmas Tree

A stolen Instagram photo leads to a mom getting harshly criticized on Facebook. Emma Tapping defended her tree, however, and kept her holiday spirit up in spite of the backlash.

Internet Culture December 12, 2015

This LEGO Machine Automatically Decorates Your Christmas Cookies

Decorating scores of holiday cookies can get overwhelming during a time of the year when so many people are busy. However, this LEGO Mindstorms machine can decorate cookies with ease.

Internet Culture December 14, 2015

Want To Build A Death Star? NASA Engineer Explains How

A NASA engineer recently explained that the best way to build a Death Star, as seen in 'Star Wars,' is to begin with something that's already there, such as an asteroid.

Internet Culture December 11, 2015

'Who’s Your Daddy' Is A Game On What Babysitting Shouldn’t Be

'Who’s Your Daddy' is a video game pitting father against baby for the ultimate showdown in child-rearing. It’s such a great child-safety reminder it could be a PSA.

Internet Culture December 11, 2015

Fashion Santa Warms Up Christmas For A Good Cause

Help Paul Mason and Toronto's Yorkdale Mall give more to SickKids Hospital. Find Fashion Santa in the mall, take a selfie and post it in Instagram with the #YorkdaleFashionSanta hashtag to participate.

Internet Culture December 11, 2015

Michelle Obama Shows Off Rap Skills To Promote College Education

The Internet approves of the FLOTUS rapping her heart out for the 'Better Make Room' campaign. Check out how the First Lady Michelle Obama told Generation Z to 'Go to College.'

Internet Culture December 11, 2015

First Couple Reveals Their Favorite Things Of 2015

The POTUS and FLOTUS revealed their favorites in pop culture and personal experiences in 2015. Check out the First Couple's top picks!

Internet Culture December 11, 2015

The Next Girl Genius Is Here: Mark Zuckerberg Already Reads Quantum Physics Book To Little Max

Mark Zuckerberg shared a photo on Facebook showing off the couple reading the fictional book 'Quantum Physics for Babies' to their newborn daughter Maxima. It seems that the dad is already wishing her daughter to be as smart as a whip.

Internet Culture December 10, 2015

NBC's Comedy Streaming Service Seeso Set To Launch Jan. 7

NBCUniversal announced that its comedy streaming service that is currently in beta will officially launch in January 2016.

Internet Culture December 10, 2015

'Serial' Podcast Returns With New Season About US Soldier And Former Taliban Prisoner Bowe Bergdahl

In the words of Sarah Koenig, podcast host and creator, on with the story.

Internet Culture December 10, 2015

‘Happy Birthday’ Copyright Case Finally Reaches Settlement

Warner/Chapell Music, Inc. and complainants against its copyright claim to the 'Happy Birthday' song finally reached a settlement after a long legal battle. Details of the agreement were not revealed but lawyers said it resolved the issues.

Internet Culture December 10, 2015

Trump/Darth Vader Mashup Turns The GOP Hopeful Into The Greatest Villain In The Galaxy

A 'Star Wars'-style mashup turns GOP hopeful Donald Trump into the greatest villan the Imperial Empire has to offer.

Internet Culture December 9, 2015

Musician Plays All 31 Parts Of John Williams' 'Star Wars' Theme On Guitar

Musician Cooper Carter played all 31 parts of the 'Star Wars' theme by John Williams, solely on guitar, combining the parts on YouTube to create a guitar-only version of the song.

Internet Culture December 9, 2015

WWII Epic 'The War Magician' To Star Benedict Cumberbatch

Does Benedict Cumberbatch ever rest?! The actor already has many things going on right now but he’s adding starring in 'The War Magician' as Jasper Maskelyne to his list.

Internet Culture December 9, 2015

‘I Don’t Even Know What To Make Of It’: Justin Theroux On ‘Zoolander 2’ Transphobia Controversy

Justin Theroux defended 'Zoolander 2' against critics, saying the movie is not at all transphobic. An online petition was launched to protest the movie’s portrayal of an androgynous character.

Internet Culture December 9, 2015

Crystal Pepsi From The 1990s Is Back For A Limited Time: How To Get A Six-Pack Of The Transparent Soda

Pepsi announced that Crystal Pepsi, it's well-loved transparent soda from the '90s, will make a comeback later this month. Here is how to grab a six-pack of Crystal Pepsi.

Internet Culture December 9, 2015

'Star Trek' Actress Karen Montgomery Dies At 66

Karen Montgomery, 'Star Trek: The Next Generation's' Princess Beata passed away after a long battle with breast cancer. A memorial for the actress will be held in 2016.

Internet Culture December 9, 2015

Morgan Freeman Unhurt Following Forced Landing In Mississippi Airport

Morgan Freeman's private plane en route to Houston was forced to land after it suffered a mechanical malfunction. The actor has confirmed, however, that he and his pilot are unharmed.

Internet Culture December 7, 2015

Monopoly: 'Fallout' Collector's Edition Brings The Wasteland To Game Night

'Fallout' makes the jump from digital gaming to board gaming, but this Monopoly makeover manages to retain what makes the Wasteland so great.

Internet Culture December 7, 2015

Dark Side Eats: Here’s A 'Star Wars' Pop Chips Cookies Recipe

Awaken the Force inside you with a batch of fresh cookies with an extra crunch from The Dark Side. Check out this recipe for Pop Chips cookies from a galaxy not so far, far away.

Internet Culture December 4, 2015

Here Is The Soundtrack of 2015 According To Instagram

Instagram's influence has reached the music charts, especially in 2015. Check out what Instagrammers talked about and listened to the most in 2015

Internet Culture December 4, 2015

Photos From Around The Globe: Here's How World AIDS Day Was Celebrated

Take a virtual tour around the world to see how thousands helped to raise awareness on World AIDS Day. Participants donned red ribbons on Dec. 1 to remind everyone that the AIDS and HIV pandemic is still a huge problem.

Internet Culture December 3, 2015

Did The Artist Who Photoshopped Bruises On Celebrities To Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women Completely Miss The Mark?

Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo had good intentions when he posted jarring images of bruised up female celebrities who seemed to have suffered from domestic abuse but it has since backfired on him. Learn why Palombo's Domestic Abuse Awareness Campaign is now receiving criticism.

Internet Culture December 3, 2015

Amy Schumer and Serena Willams Go Topless In Annie Leibovitz Photos For Pirelli 2016 Calendar

Annie Leibovitz photographed (mostly) fully clothed women for the 2016 Pirelli calendar. Comedian Amy Schumer and Tennis Pro Serena Williams were the few who dared to bare skin in the new calendar that features women's achievements rather than their bodies.

Internet Culture December 2, 2015

After The Weekend Shopping Mayhem Celebs On Twitter Remind You To Pay It Forward On #GivingTuesday

Celebrities use Twitter to spread the word about their favorite charities this #GivingTuesday. Look no further than online for ideas on where to send your cash or volunteer your time to pay it forward.

Internet Culture December 2, 2015

Millions Of Parent And Children Headshots And Addresses Compromised In Massive VTech Data Breach: What Should Parents Do Now?

Toymaker VTech became the latest victim of a major security breach. Find out what you can do if you're one of the parents who signed their children up with Learning Lodge.

Internet Culture December 1, 2015

Malala And Sanders Take The Lead In TIME Magazine's Person Of The Year 2015 Poll

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are at the top of the pack for Time Magazine's person of the year poll 2015. Time Magazine awards the title to the person whom they think most influence the news during the year.

Internet Culture December 1, 2015

German Museum Sues Wikimedia Over Photographs Of Public Domain Works Of Art

The Reiss Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany, served a lawsuit against Wikimedia over photographs on the site of public domain works of art, stating that the photographs themselves do not fall under public domain.

Internet Culture November 30, 2015

'I've Taken An Overdose': Sinead O'Connor Found Safe After Facebook Suicide-Note Scare

The Thanksgiving weekend was not so kind to Irish singer Sinead O'Connor who posted distraught messages on her Facebook page, including a note claiming she overdosed. Irish police who were quickly alerted found O'Connor who is now receiving medical treatment

Internet Culture November 30, 2015

Are Airlines Ready To Ditch Wi-Fi For Li-Fi On-Board Entertainment?

Data communications via LED bulbs are still be three to four years away from real consumer use. However, airlines and submarines are already looking into Li-Fi technology for use on-board carriers as a potential replacement for current Wi-Fi systems.

Internet Culture November 30, 2015

The Great Debate Continues For Another Year: Which Is Better? Real Christmas Trees Or Artificial Christmas Trees?

The debate over the use of a real evergreen tree versus an artificial Christmas tree has been going on for years, and it continues this year. Learn more about what makes one better than the other – and make your choice.

Internet Culture November 30, 2015

'Gods Of Egypt' Director, Studio Apologize For Casting Controversy

'Gods of Egypt' is a period-piece set in Egypt but features a predominantly white cast. This has led to criticism of the movie’s casting choice, for which Alex Proyas and Lionsgate have apologized for.

Internet Culture November 28, 2015

The Force Is Strong With This One: Envy Fuels Many Facebook Posts And How This Exposes One To The 'Dark Side'

A study confirms that envy through social media leads to depression and anxiety. It's not too late to 'think before you click'

Internet Culture November 29, 2015

Hi-C's Ecto Cooler Might Make A Comeback For New 'Ghostbusters' Movie

Hi-C's enduringly popular 'Ghostbusters'-inspired beverage might be coming to a shelf near you in anticipation of Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' reboot.

Internet Culture November 27, 2015

There’s Mathematical Proof For Hot Hand Shooting In Basketball

Those weren’t mere lucky shots. Hot hand shooting is real, according to two economists who showed that the basketball phenomena exists, disproving earlier research with mathematical proof.

Internet Culture November 28, 2015

Buyers Beware: Black Friday Drone Deals May Come With A Lot Of Red Tape Following New Hobby Regulations

It doesn't matter if the drone you're buying is for your personal use or given as a gift. New laws on recreational drone use may probably cause you a bit of a hassle, so it's best to be prepared and read up.

Internet Culture November 27, 2015

Police Respond To Alleged Death Threats And Woman Screaming In Domestic Dispute -- Find Man And A Spider

Harbourside Police were alerted about an on-going domestic violence in a Wollstonecraft apartment block. Police officers who arrived at the scene finds only a man armed with a can of insecticide and big dead spider

Internet Culture November 27, 2015

Buddhist Beauty Queen And Human Rights Activist Barred From Entering China For Miss World Competition

Miss Canada, Anastiasia Lin was born in China and emigrated to Canada when she was a teen. However she is now barred from entering the land of her birth to compete for the Miss World title. She feels it 's because of her stance against the human rights abuse that she speaks out against China.

Internet Culture November 27, 2015

Drink Responsibly: Have A Beer And Help Save The Great Barrier Reef

Drink high quality craft beer and save the environment while you're at it. The Good Beer Company gives a whole new meaning to 'social drinking.'

Internet Culture November 27, 2015

Drink Responsibly: Have A Beer And Help Save The Great Barrier Reef

Drink high quality craft beer and save the environment while you're at it. The Good Beer Company gives a whole new meaning to 'social drinking.'

Internet Culture November 27, 2015

WooBots Are More Than Meets The Eye: Wooden Block Robots Transform Into Cars, Planes And Ships

These wooden robots transform into cars, planes, and other vehicles. Be one of the first to get a WooBot with the toy's official Kickstarter campaign.

Internet Culture November 26, 2015

Bacon Scented Underwear Is Real And You Can Get Them For $20 -- Thank You Internet

It's the bacon-themed product you never knew you wanted. Thanks to 'stolen' NASA technology, bacon-scented underwear will let you smell like glorious, sizzling bacon even after six months of washing.

Internet Culture November 26, 2015

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