Google Introduces Inbox, A New Email System With Enhanced Features Compared to Gmail

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Today Google announced Inbox, a new email system with enhanced features compared to Gmail. Inbox offers users the ability to bundle similar types of email together to more easily manage different types of messages. The service will also highlight important details within an email as well as pull additional useful information from the Internet.

Google’s new Inbox will give users “Assists,” supplementary pieces of information to make things like reminders more useful. One example Google gives in the official announcement on their blog is that if a person sets a reminder to call a hardware store, Inbox will also provide the phone number and business hours of that store.

Inbox is rolling out its first wave of invitations starting today, and invited users can in turn invite their friends to use the service as well. Anyone interested can request an invitation from the official Inbox site.

Google has released a video showing off some of the features of Inbox.

image via Inbox

Jimmy Kimmel and Science Bob Pflugfelder Shoot Lightning Guns and Explode Paint Cans on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

On a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, host Jimmy Kimmel and guest Science Bob Pflugfelder (see previously) blew up paint cans to demonstrate how car engines work, spun on what looks like a seesaw while trying to shoot baskets against the Coriolis effect, and finally fired at balloons filled with hydrogen using 80,000 volt Tesla coil guns.

Pflugfelder is the author of the Nick and Tesla series of science-themed books for kids published by Quirk Books. The latest title in the series is Nick and Tesla’s Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove.

Classic Television Show ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’ Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD From Shout! Factory

Pee Wee's Playhouse Blu-Ray

The classic television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse is now available on DVD and on Blu-ray thanks to Shout! Factory. The show starred Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman, a childish man who lives in a bizarre world of puppets, cartoons, and strange human characters.

Shout! Factory has also released a behind-the-scenes video detailing the process by which they restored the show for this release.

Pee Wee's Playhouse DVD

images via Amazon

via Pee-wee Herman

Shortcut, An App That Pairs Users With On-Demand Barbers Who Travel to Their Location

Shortcut

Shortcut is an app that pairs users with on-demand barbers who travel to the user’s location to provide a haircut or beard trim. The service appears to currently only be available in New York City, and appointments can be made between the hours of 8:00AM to 12:00AM.

Shortcut is only available now through the iTunes App Store at the moment, but the company says it is working to bring it to all mobile platforms in the future.

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images via Shortcut, and Shortcut on Facebook

via Tina Roth Eisenberg