Blake Atkinson

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Unreleased Sony movies leak online following studio hack

There may now be some strong evidence that the Sony Pictures hackers came across a treasure trove of sensitive info when they broke into the movie studio's networks. High-quality screener copies of <i>Annie</i>, <i>Fury</i>, <i>Mr. Turner</i> and <i>Still Alice</i> have reached torrent file sites well before you can get any of …

The best new Android apps and games from October 2014

It’s the end of October and we hope everyone has/had a safe and fun Halloween! We’re getting into November, the weather is getting colder for some (warmer for others) and it’s time to round up the best new Android apps and games from October of 2014!<p>[Price: Free]<br>First up is Camera51. This unique …

“Saturday Night Live” and Richard Pryor: The untold story behind “SNL’s” edgiest sketch ever

The amazing word-association sketch between Pryor and Chevy Chase capped a tense week — here’s the inside story<p>Up until the mid-1970s, the networks had little interest in Saturday late-night shows. After the eleven o’clock news, the airwaves were a bone-yard for local affiliates, the final resting …

Why Big Companies Struggle With Innovation

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago.</i><p>As I have been doing startup consulting at Red Rocket, I have also had many executive conversations with several big companies. These companies were …

Hackers Access At Least 100,000 Snapchat Photos And Prepare To Leak Them, Including Underage Nude Pictures

Underground photo-trading chat rooms have been filled in recent weeks with hints that something big was coming. Thursday night it finally arrived: A third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every single photo and video file sent through it for years, giving hackers access to a 13GB …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

Destiny's Lost Story Reveals A Very Different Game Prior To Launch

A couple weeks ago, I posted about a recurring fan theory that had the potential to turn the story of Destiny on its head, changing it from the worst aspect of the game into something rather excellent. The idea was that there was a twist hidden under the surface of the narrative, that the player is …