Microsoft announced the Surface Laptop yesterday, and our first impressions of the device were great. It's super thin, looks like a Macbook, and somehow manages to cost less. But there was one glaring weakness we couldn't get over: It uses a proprietary charging cable rather than USB-C, the new standard that many other modern laptops employ.
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Video: Don't interrupt an octopus while it's eating, and don't you dare point your camera at it, because the octopus ain't having it. In fact, the super villain creature of the ocean will try to intimidate you when you do that because it will charge at you, stare you down and then inflate itself like a giant parachute so it looks like it's flexing all its muscles at once. It's actually pretty impressive (and a little bit scary).
Video: Damn. In a terrifying accident in Utah, a FrontRunner train crashed into a FedEx truck and basically shredded its trailer into pieces, sending boxes flying everywhere. Thankfully (and impressively), there were no serious injuries in the crash, as it seemed the train busted through the softest part of the FedEx truck.
Last year, Panasonic revived the famous Technics 1200 line of turntables. We were stoked to see the beloved DJ-staple make a comeback, but the mouth-watering $US4000 ($5500) price point put it out of contention for most DJs or vinyl snobs.
In the latest iOS update, Twitter killed the last feature that made the platform usable — the @-reply. Goodbye, "don't @ me." Hello, "literally can't @ me." Your replies to someone's tweets no longer factor into character count, which is good, but removing the @ all together makes your feed look confusing as hell.
Video: Day or night, off roofs or balconies, into pools or harbours, hell, even after getting arrested for trespassing (as he was no doubt, attempting a jump somewhere), 8booth is still making wild and reckless jumps off buildings and into pools to scare absolutely everyone watching. This time, he fled to Mexico to make two different jumps: A scarily far jump in the daytime and another one at night, which doesn't quite seem like the smartest thing to do (as if jumping off a building was a smart thing to begin with).
Video: The fog at London's Gatwick Airport was basically eating up any aeroplane that was trying to land on the runway. Some of the planes essentially disappeared into the unknown, never to be seen again (they were probably sent around). Others were able to land when the fog cleared up a bit but man, that's a scary time to be in the air.
I don't really think pizza needs any more toppings beyond some sauce (preferably marinara) and some cheese (preferably mozzarella) but if you're one of those weirdos who enjoys silly things on their pizza like cauliflower, grapes, potatoes, and shrimp, you're gonna love this video where ten wacky pizzas get baked right in front of you. Actually, even if you don't like complicated pizzas, you'll still enjoy watching the video because it feels like you're tripping out as they morph into each other.
Let's play a game. Can you find the orange tabby cat that's supposedly taking a nap on this pile of wood without going crazy? I say supposedly because for a good few minutes as I was looking for the cute little guy, I swore that the cat didn't exist or that the cat has transformed into a block of wood or that the cat had invisibility powers. All of those explanations were much more believable than an actual cat taking a nap on the pile of wood.
Video: This dude is crazy and awful and screwed up but also bold and daring and a freaking total savage. Armed with a handsaw and a sociopathic personality, he literally chopped down a tree in order to steal a bike. A tree no longer exists because this guy saw a bike locked up to it and thought it'd be easy money to get. Some poor sap is now without their bike because this mad man thought sawing through a tree trunk was easier than breaking a bike lock.
Video: A huge storm drenched Phoenix and flooded the streets earlier this week. That's already bizarre, but the weirdest thing to come out of that storm that happens once a century in the desert is this floating manhole cover. The 68kg metal plate looks like it's kind of dancing? Or at least, it's bouncing around the street in an attempt to levitate.
The Little Prince is a French adaptation of the classic children's novel that we've been looking forward to for a while now. It was supposed to be released next week, on March 18th, but yesterday, Paramount decided to pull the film without warning.