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Back to the Future LEGO Set

Suggested by fans, the LEGO company will be rolling out a Back to the Future LEGO Set in mid-2013. And better yet, the designers are donating their royalties to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Link

Marvel’s Awesome 2012 Holiday Cards

The Marvel Comics company celebrated the 2012 holiday season by creating some really neat cards which feature art from some of their top artists, such as Neil Edwards, Mike del Mundo and Pepe Larraz just to name a few. The cards feature Marvel characters getting into the spirit of the season in the most superheroic way [...]

Company offers $1.5 billion Moon trips

A new company headed by two ex-NASA officials hopes to provide flights before the decade is out. Talk of a manned Moon mission has intensified lately …

The Internet Mourns Twinkies

You’ve probably heard by now that Hostess, the company that manufactures Twinkies, HoHos, and Wonder Bread is going out of business. They filed for bankruptcy in January, and filed a court request for liquidation this week. The loss of Twinkles is a particularly hard blow for junk food junkies, and folks across the internet wasted [...]

Scientists turn fresh air in to petrol

A company in Britain has developed a revolutionary technique that can convert air in to gasoline. Air Fuel Synthesis is hoping to help curb global war…

The Late Movies: M-O-U-S-E! The Original Mickey Mouse Club

On this day in 1923, Walt and Roy Disney founded The Walt Disney Company. How far that little company has come! Dozens of films, characters and shows later—plus a theme park or two—the Walt Disney Company is one of the most easily recognizable institutions in the world. Whenever I think of Disney, I immediately [...]

Holiday Flavored Pringles

Pringles, though the company doesn’t call them potato chips, always tasted like potato chips, even when they sprouted flavors like barbecue and pizza. But now they are releasing three limited-edition holiday flavors that seem quite contrary to the taste of potatoes: Pumpkin Pie Spice, White Chocolate Peppermint, and Cinnamon & Sugar. You should see them [...]

Dirty Secrets of Internet Data Centers

Photo: Ethan Pines/The New York Times Quick: what industry uses 30 billion watts of energy (the equivalent of the output of about 30 nuclear power plants), wastes 90% of that and pollutes the environment [...]

“Everybody Seems to Want It”: Early Media Coverage of Apple Computer

Getty Images Today, shoppers around the world are smearing fingerprints and oily faces against the glass walls of Apple stores, peering in, waiting for doors to open and iPhones to be sold. It’s an annual gathering for a popular product from a popular company. But everything has a beginning, and there was a time when Apple [...]

Happy National Play-Doh Day!

Did you know today is National Play-Doh Day? While most of us without kids might not have any of the clay on hand to celebrate, we certainly can remember the great times we had with it as youngsters and honor the wonderful product by taking a look at its fascinating history. Image Via Dennis Brekke [Flickr] Thank [...]