Colonel Sanders is Back and Better Than Ever

Wieden + Kennedy shook up the musty image of Col. Harland Sanders in its first work for KFC back in May, with Hammond being memorably off-kilter—both reverent and tongue-in-cheek—as the chicken chain's founder. But now, the campaign gets even more ambitious in its oddness, and stakes much more meta territory, by replacing Hammond with Norm Macdonald, who claims in four…

The Beginning of the End of Fossil Fuel – Tesla

While wind and solar power have made great strides in recent years, with renewables now accounting for 22% of electric energy generated, the issue that has held them back has been their transience. The sun doesn’t shine at night and the wind doesn’t blow year-round – these are the mantras of all those opposed to the progress of renewables. Now…

Did the Windows 10 Update Cost you Hundreds?

Consumer groups have slammed Microsoft for its policy of forced updates for Windows 10, which is hitting customers in remote locations with massive bill shocks by blowing out their data caps. But they warn bill shock may affect many more customers, regardless of where they are located. And, with many customers yet to receive their monthly internet bills, the full extent…

Tame Impala – “Let It Happen” Video

Tame Impala previewed their video for Currents’ opening epic “Let It Happen” last week, and now the final cut has arrived. The video’s protagonist blurs the line between nervous breakdown, medical crisis, and hallucination, most memorably when he finds himself strapped to an airplane seat falling through the sky. Watch below. Currents is out now on Interscope. Read our Tame…

Meet the World’s Youngest Master Penman – Jake

When reflecting on elementary school penmanship lessons, it’s safe to say very few pupils would consider them a time of great self expression or creativity. For Jake Weidmann, though, it’s an artform. At 30 years old, Weidmann is the youngest Master Penman in the world by three decades, and one of only twelve who can claim that title. Master Penmen…

$32 Worth of Electronics Can Open Almost Any Keyless Car Door or Garage

Here’s another great reason to lock your doors, hide under some sheets, and never leave your home again. Samy Kamkar, already well known for cracking Master combination locks, has built a $32 wireless device that can intercept and steal the wireless codes used to open keyless car doors and garages. At DefCon in Las Vegas, Kamkar revealed his RollJam device,…