An Apple Watch Unboxing Itself

Burger Fiction created a wonderful stop-motion animated video of an Apple Watch unboxing itself.

What It Would Be Like if HBO’s ‘Girls’ Started Their Own Company on HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’

I think my GitHub repo may be the code of my generation, or at least, a code, of a generation.

Los Angeles all-lady comedy team JustBoobs takes a look at what it would be like if HBO’s Girls started their own company on the HBO show Silicon Valley in a hilarious new Funny or Die video.

A Wonderful Accordion Cover of the ‘Game of Thrones’ Theme Song

Accordion Covers did a wonderful cover of the Game of Thrones theme song in honor of tonight’s season 5 premiere.

Introducing the New Laughing Squid Store Featuring Unique Gear, Gadgets, Apps, Software and More!

Laughing Squid Store

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Laughing Squid Store. It features an eclectic mix of awesome gear and gadgets, software, lifestyle products, web services, designer assets, eLearning services, freebies, and much more great stuff at a deep discount.

Items in the store are available for purchase for limited time and we will be adding many new things all the time, so make sure to create a store account and subscribe to our store’s Twitter account and RSS feed to hear about the latest items available. When you sign up for our store, you’ll also be added to an email list with options for daily, weekly and monthly store updates which you can configure through your account settings.

We are offering a special Laughing Squid Store launch discount to our readers. Just enter code LS10OFF at checkout to receive 10% off your first purchase. The coupon code expires March 3, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST.

Our store also has a really great referral program. If your friends sign up via the unique referral link we provide, you’ll earn a $10 credit after they make their first purchase.

The Laughing Squid Store is powered by StackCommerce. They handle all support issues related to the store and manage the inventory and shipping of items.

Keep an eye out for our weekly roundup blog post highlighting items in the store as well as the occasional blog post about individual items in the store.

Here are some of the items currently available in the Laughing Squid Store:

Limited-Edition Code Black HD Camera Drone – $89.00

Bedphones Sleep Headphones – $39.95

Power Vault 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack – $29.99

BOLT Portable Battery & Wall Charger – $44.99

Soma Glass Carafe & Sustainable Water Filter – $35.99

BACtrack Vio Smartphone Breathalyzer – $42.99

Introducing Our New Simple Squid Web Hosting Plan For $4 a Month at Laughing Squid Web Hosting

Laughing Squid Web Hosting

Over on the web hosting side of Laughing Squid we just announced our new Simple Squid hosting plan for $4 a month. It’s a perfect plan for setting up a WordPress blog when you don’t need any hosted email accounts (you can still forward email to outside addresses like Gmail).

Here’s more info on our hosting plans and how to sign up for hosting.

Our web hosting service helps support this blog, so please spread the word!

Asking Amazon Echo Virtual Assistant Alexa About The Meaning of Life, Opening the Pod Bay Doors & To Tell Some Jokes

I recently ordered an Amazon Echo, the new voice activated digital assistant device created by Amazon. You can interact with Amazon Echo’s virtual assistant Alexa in a variety of ways using voice recognition. I made a video where I asked Alexa about the “meaning of life” and to “open the pod bay doors” and another video where I asked her to tell me some jokes.

It’s pretty good for the first version of the product, the voice recognition is surprisingly accurate. It will be interesting to see how it evolves over time and the ways Amazon extends the functionality of the device.

Amazon Echo

photo by Scott Beale

Rowlf the Dog of The Muppets Sings “Just A Friend” by Biz Markie

Rowlf the Dog of The Muppets sings the 1989 hit song “Just A Friend” by Biz Markie in this wonderful remix video by Mylo the Cat.

The Greatest (Stupidest) Hacking Scenes in Movies

Dorky presents their list of the greatest (and stupidest) hacking scenes in movies.