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Game on! Nintendo jumps into health tracking with a sleep sensor



When Nintendo games don’t keep you up all night, the company wants to help you sleep as soundly as possible

The video-game giant on Thursday revealed a product called the QOL Sensor, a fatigue- and sleep-monitoring device that goes on your nightstand.

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced it was working on non-wearable technology as part of its new “Quality of Life” (QOL) platform to improve the way we live, and now we know a…

Verizon Droid Turbo hands on: A giant battery with few tradeoffs



Verizon’s Droid Turbo is designed to attack one of the main complaints about smartphones: battery life.

The Motorola-made phone packs a huge, 3,900-milliamp-hour (mAh) battery that’s rated to last 48 hours — two full days — of “mixed” use. That’s almost 1,000mAh more than the iPhone 6 Plus, and about 800mAh more than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

We won’t know for sure whether Motorola’s two-day-per-charge claim is true until we…

Kids, Listen to LeVar Burton and Go the F*ck to Sleep



With Reading Rainbow set to make a comeback, the show’s LeVar Burton is encouraging young people to open a f*cking book

During a Rooster Teeth 24-hour “Extra Life” live stream, Burton read Go The F*ck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach in the soothing voice more often associated with wholesome childhood picture books

Nice work, LeVar, but no one will ever top Samuel L. Jackson’s rendition.

Sting-Sung Cellphone Ringtones Are Better Than the Originals



Thursday’s Apple event had one glaring omission: Where were the ringtones recorded by Sting (Stingtones)?

The iconic musician stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to fill this void in the universe by performing his take on popular ringtones, including the iPhone’s default tune “Marimba.”

Sting also recorded an outgoing voicemail to the melody of “Message in a Bottle” for one lucky audience member — “Sorry I’m away / Looks like you missed me / You just leave your name / when you…

The Superhero Movie Diversity Race Is Over — WB/DC Wins By a Mile



LOS ANGELES — A woman in tights, a “queer” Flash and a black lead — all in a single bound.

While Marvel and Sony dither about the diversity of their superhero lineups, DC Comics and Warner Bros. (in conjunction with New Line) punctured every Spandex ceiling on Wednesday when they announced an unprecedentedly diverse lineup of superhero movies.

SEE ALSO: Nice Try, Hollywood, But a Female Superhero Won’t Solve Your Gender Problem

Confirmed: Gal Gadot will star in her own Wonder Woman feature…

7 Superheroes Coming to a Movie Screen Near You



On Wednesday, Warner Brosannounced its plans for a legion of new superhero reboots in the years to come, as well as which of Hollywood’s elite would have the honor of donning a cape (or spandex suit)

The list included exhaustively-discussed regulars, such as Ben Affleck playing Batman in Zack Snyder’s film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to surprises, including the newcomer filling Cyborg’s shoes


Fitbit Says It Won’t Play Nice With Apple’s Health App Anytime Soon



Fitbit has come forward with some unfortunate news for its users who also have iPhones: It won’t be integrating with the Apple Health app anytime soon.

While some wearable companies like Jawbone have already integrated with Apple‘s new Health app platform, it now appears that Fitbit — the most popular wristband tracker — won’t be teaming up with the tech giant.

Although Fitbit integration with the iOS 8 Health app alone…

‘Twilight’ Lives On, as Short Films on Facebook



It seems that vampires really are immortal.

Lionsgate is planning to revive Twilight as a series of short films on Facebook, according to a new report in the New York Times.

The studio is planning five films, each of which focuses on Twilight characters, to debut exclusively on Facebook in 2015. A panel of judges, including actress Kristen Stewart and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, will select five female directors to head the…

Controversial ‘Daily Show’ Segment on Washington NFL Team Finally Aired



The Daily Show has finally aired the contentious piece concerning the name of Washington’s NFL team that made headlines last week.

As the Washington Post first reported on Sept. 13, Daily Show producers staged a confrontation between four diehard fans of the team and a group of Native American activists. The tense meeting became vitriolic and the fans felt that if the segment aired, they’d be defamed. Washington fan Kelli O’Dell was reportedly so upset by the encounter that she later called…

‘Go the F*ck to Sleep’ Sequel Wonders Why Kids Won’t F*cking Eat



Parents, when your precious angel rips you from your three hours of sleep to demand food that he won’t actually eat, you’ll want this f’ing book.

From the author of the wildly successful “children’s book” Go The Fuck to Sleep comes a sequel that tackles an age-old battle between parent and child: You Have to Fucking Eat.


Image: Akashic Books

Author Adam Mansbach digs deep into the struggles of reasoning with a small child who refuses to…