The internet took advantage of the Olympic tennis final being played on a giant green screen

Submitted by The Verge on August 17, 2016 - 12:25pm

When the ancient Greeks held the first Olympics, do you think they realized that thousands of years later, people would be utilizing modern computer technology to digitally alter footage to make it look like athletes were playing tennis on top of a volcano? No, probably not, because they didn't know what words like "computer," and "tennis," and "volcano" were. Don't be an idiot.

Watch NASA build a 130-foot-tall fuel tank for its Mars-bound rocket in 60 seconds

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 17, 2016 - 12:18pm

NASA's Space Launch System is scheduled to launch for the first time in 2018. In the meantime, NASA is busy getting all of the rocket's components in order, like its gigantic fuel tanks. Watch the painstaking process of months of work crammed into 60 seconds. It's pretty amazing.

Video courtesy of NASA

These Galaxy Note 7 cases are just $7 for a limited time!

Submitted by Android Central on August 17, 2016 - 12:15pm

If you've placed an order for the Galaxy Note 7 and have been looking for a case for it, you'll want to check these out. Right now, you can score a number of Caseology's cases for just $7 with a coupon code, which is a pretty awesome deal. Depending on which color you are interested in adding to your Note 7, or whether you want something protective or slim, there are some great options here to check out.

This is what classic Nintendo games look like in Microsoft's futuristic headset (MSFT)

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 17, 2016 - 12:12pm

Nintendo classics like "Super Mario Bros." and "Donkey Kong" are plenty of fun on a plain old TV, no doubt. But they look even better they're suspended in mid-air, like so:

Super Mario Bros. in HoloLens

This is the work of one intrepid programmer named Andrew Peterson. He's creating a program that re-creates the functionality of the original Nintendo Entertainment System.

One simple trick that will keep your bananas fresh longer

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 17, 2016 - 12:01pm


Buying a bunch of bananas often results in a race against time.

How many can you eat before the rest turn too brown, soft, and downright unappetizing to eat?

What many banana-eaters may not know is there's a way to slow down the ticking clock of ripening: plastic wrap.

Next time you buy a bunch of bananas, separate them, and then wrap a small section of plastic wrap around each banana's stem.


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