Monthly Archives: March 2015
Dennis Hopper, the Easy Rider director best remembered for playing whacked-out characters during an acting career that spanned six decades, died after a long bout with prostate cancer. He was 74.
Hopper died Saturday morning, the office of his agent, Liz Dalling, told TVGuide.com. No immediate details were released.
See other celebrities who died this year
Critics and fans often said no one did crazy roles better than Hopper. For a long time, those roles reflected how he was living.
The Dodge City, Kan., native was a bit of prodigy, appearing in feature films such as Rebel Without a Cause, Giant and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral by the time he was 21.
After making Rebel and Giant together, James Dean and Hopper became fast friends. When Dean was killed in his Porsche in September 1955, Hopper was devastated.
Just as quickly as Anonymous Red Cult created the growing “Cyber Brain Reborn” group page, the social media giant bowed to pressure from hundreds of Anons who protested the take down of the most popular Anonymous page. As the Anonymous operation, #OpISIS, was hitting full swing, Facebook decided to shut down the main Anonymous group page belonging to the team hacking the living hell out of ISIS.
Earlier this month, we brought you the story of the big-ass alligator that took over a Florida golf course.
Now that same course has shared another run-in with a gargantuan gator, this time showing the circle of life at work right there on the links.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station had a unique view of the vivid Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, which lit up the night sky around the Northern Hemisphere on Tuesday and Wednesday
The result of a rare, severe geomagnetic storm that fortunately did not endanger ISS crew members or affect the station’s navigation systems, the Aurora was visible as far south as Pennsylvania on Tuesday night.
NASA astronauts captured the first night of the spectacular Aurora displays, and shared these otherworldly images via Twitter:
Are you suffering from garage fever, biker dudes? Itching to hit the open road on a throaty American-made motorcycle, hug the curves, catch some scenery, feel the horsepower?
Subzero temperatures and record snowfall have made that impossible in most of the country this endless winter. What’s a gearhead to do, except wait for the thaw?
That’s where virtual reality steps in, with executives from Minnesota-based Victory Motorcycles hatching a promotion that uses Oculus Rift to give motorcycle enthusiasts a trip to Sturgis without leaving a trade show floor.
The simulated ride through the Badlands comes complete with 3D, 360-degree images of Needles Highway, a famous stretch of desert road in South Dakota, throttle control, sound effects and a “tactile transducer” to recreate the vibrations of a speeding bike.
The project, produced by digital agency space150, means to put butts on seats at high-traffic trade shows, which executives say is one of the best ways to move product. It rolled out at the recent Chicago International Motorcycle Show and will repeat, with additions and tweaks, at future events. It may also become part of a museum exhibit in New York.
Young sports stars: Ugh, they’re all egomaniacs who start spending lavishly once they begin raking in that big-league cash, right?
Wrong — at least in the case of one millionaire top Major League Baseball prospect named Daniel Norris.
Norris is 21 years old. The Toronto Blue Jays drafted him picked him in the second round of the 2011 MLB Draft, and gave him a $2 million signing bonus. So he probably lives in some swanky condo while working his way up to bigs right? Wrong again.