Jarden Home Brands are the folks that make Ball canning products. And even if you've never canned a thing in your life, chances are you've seen Jarden's versatile Ball Mason jars at weddings or in restaurants. In addition to its more recent popularity as decorations and drinking glasses, they continue to be used widely for making everything from pickles to jams. The problem is that canning can be a bit of a pain.
Clearly Jarden knows this. So it decided to make the whole process a bit more accessible by introducing a new kitchen appliance to the … Read more
Normally we chaps at MotorPunk Magazine don't need much of an excuse to do a road trip, but with Armistice Day on the calendar, we thought we ought to do something over and above the usual hoon.
Captain Albert Ball was one of Morgan Cars' earliest customers for its iconic Three Wheeler. He ordered a special Grand Prix model in 1917, shortly before he met his end in a dogfight with Lothar von Richthofen, the brother of the Infamous Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, over the fields of northern France. He was one of Britain's leading fighter aces. … Read more
8 Ball Pool isn't the most complex pool simulator, but its style and low barrier to entry make it one of the best. It seems basic enough on the surface, but the challenging group of players and ample rewards add some depth. It's a fine time-waster no matter what your level of skill is and can help you improve your game in real life.
If you've ever played 8 Ball, you'll jump right into this game without much difficulty. New players are greeted with a basic tutorial just in case they're new to the stripes-and-solids … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- CryptoLocker: a new virus that takes computers hostage, demands BitCoin for ransom.
- Square Cash lets anyone send money by e-mail -- for free.
- A dating site that finds love for the mentally ill.
- Amazon profits off books defending Holocaust denial, rape, incest, and bestiality.… Read more
If the art is in you, you have to let it out. If you happen to have a bunch of ground beef nearby, then you use what's handy. The Uwajimaya Asian food market in Seattle has a meat section that's populated with superhero, gaming, and "Star Wars" characters.
Kieran Gormley is the meat manager at Uwajimaya. He's also the resident meat artist with a penchant for building figures like R2-D2, Alien, Samus from Metroid, and Sonic the Hedgehog out of ground meat. He shares his beefy creations on his Tumblr, Epic Grinds.… Read more
"Star Wars" celebrations are known for offering exclusive merchandise as special lures for attendees. Sometimes, those exclusive items sneak out and become available to the general public. That's what happened with the limited-edition Death Star soccer ball.
ThinkGeek is selling a small quantity of these exclusive balls that were originally offered at "Star Wars" Celebration Europe. Naturally, they were originally called the "Celebration Europe Death Star Football." Other European items may be destined to stay exclusive, like the Death Star paper lantern and Endor speeder bike floaty pen.… Read more
4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls adds a nifty trail of bouncing balls to your PC's cursor. It lets you customize those balls just about any way you can think of and works in a matter of seconds. Though it might get really distracting after a while, it's really well-executed.
This program downloads as an executable file, so you can stick it on a portable hard drive and take it with you anywhere. That means you can use this program for a presentation or anything else where you need to draw more attention to your mouse. The program gives you red balls, but … Read more
Paper Ball FREE employs a realistic physics engine to provide a predictable and fun gaming experience. It is an exciting and addictive game, featuring a clever, little paper ball that rolls along an obstacle course. With the aid of the wind, gravity, and special moves, you must guide your ball through treacherous territory and avoid falling into the abyss.
One would imagine that this game takes up a lot of space but it is actually fairly light at less than 10MB. The first thing that users will notice about Paper Ball FREE is its beautiful graphics. The color scheme is … Read more
The classic Magic 8 Ball toy has been giving vague answers about the future for many decades. It's about time it got a modern update.
Maker Jason Poel Smith has unveiled an Instructables project that uses a digital photo keychain, a cutting tool, and a lot of glue to create a digital version of the fortune-telling device.
This project has the added bonus of giving you a peek inside the workings of a Magic 8 Ball. There's a lot of plastic to saw through in order to open it up. What you find inside is a tube filled with blue fluid that holds the fortune-telling piece. You don't need that part anymore, since you're going digital.… Read more