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How To Throw The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party

Christmas has been and gone for another year, and while some of you might be looking back at the 25th of December all misty-eyed, most of us are probably just happy to be rid of the in-laws for another year. And speaking of 'another year', New Year's Eve 2016 is now just around the corner! Read More >>

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your New Year’s Exercise Resolutions

Raise your hand if you kept all of your New Year's resolutions in 2013. Good, okay, now only raise your hand if you weren't lying just now. Ahh, nice to see both of you. We always start the new year with the best intentions but, man, old habits die hard. Let's see if we can do better this year. Here are five tips that might just help. Read More >>

What are Your Tech Resolutions for 2014?

We all have our standard, age-old New Years resolutions. Quit smoking. Work out more. Come to terms with ever present self hatred. But there's more to life than just health and wellness. There are computers! And social networks! So is this the year you finally kick Facebook? (Yeah right!) Or maybe the year you stop staring at your phone constantly? (Probably not!) What are your hopeless tech resolutions for 2014? Read More >>

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The Most Spectacular and Highest New Year’s Eve Fireworks are Definitely In Dubai

Sometimes I think Dubai exists in its very own dimension, an alternative over-the-top world where everything has to be the best of the best. This amazing photograph by Gerald Donovan is proof: the biggest and tallest firework show in the world, shot on New Year's Eve 2013 at the Burj Khalifa, the highest man-made structure in the world at 2,722 feet (829.8 metres). Read More >>

Relive 2012 As It Played Out On Twitter

When it comes to reliving headline making news events, the spinning newspaper effect is old and antiquated. Social networks have long since replaced printed media as the go to source for breaking news, so visual effects artist Jeremiah Warren has animated a 2012 year in review using nothing but tweets from the past 365 days. Read More >>

Laser-Etched Champagne Flutes Bubble Forever, Or At Least Until Empty

Your 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations are probably over, but if you want to add some pizzazz to your next party 364 days from now, grab a set of these special champagne flutes that feature a laser-etched sparkling point on the bottom producing a non-stop stream of bubbles. Read More >>

Watch The New Year Roll In By Creeping On Strangers’ Instagram Pictures

Thanks to our planet's roundness and the timezones we have to cope with it, the "New Year" isn't just one moment; it's a whole bunch of them. And with Instagram's New Years collection you can watch 29 of them pop off in all their filtered glory. Read More >>

Watch Out: Your New Year’s Midnight Delivery Messages on Facebook Aren’t Private

You know how Facebook added that Facebook Stories feature that lets you automatically spam all your "friends" with automatic "Happy New Year" inanities? Well, beware because they aren't private, thanks to a security cock-up. Read More >>

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What Happens When You Get Alcohol Poisoning?

As regular Happy Hour readers know, there's nothing we like more than finding new, innovative, and fun approaches to drinking. But there's a darker side that must be acknowledged. Specifically, you can poison yourself and die. Read More >>

Facebook Spam Everyone You Know a ‘Happy New Year’ Message Right at Midnight on January 1st

New Years Eve can get a little crazy, and if you try to wish everyone you know luck for 2013 just as as the ball drops, you will fail. Hammering out dozens of messages on your phone with your clumsy midnight fingers over clogged data airwaves will not work. Sorry. Read More >>

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China Rings in the New Year With a Robot Dance Party

When Chinese audiences tuned in to Big-Show the other night to celebrate the start of the Year of the Dragon, they were treated to this 14-member all-robot dance troupe. Why yes, they are dancing to a remix of the Tetris theme. [Technabob] Read More >>