Morgan Williamson

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Why the dot in your Gmail address doesn't matter

Google<p>My <i>Slate</i> email address is will.oremus@slate.com. If you email willoremus@slate.com, your message will bounce. There is no willoremus@slate.com.<p>If there were, though, it’s a good bet that he’d get a lot of messages that were intended for me (poor guy).<p>For just that reason, Google decided to do …

Yahoo Mail

The Web's Most Notorious Movie Piracy Site Is Back From the Dead

Popcorn Time, the streaming service that lets users watch pirated movies with the click of a button, is back.<p>The service’s anonymous developers …

The government that spied on Americans now says 'trust us' on Apple. Don't buy it.

<b>To the editor:</b> The issue is trust. The government's track record since the Sept. 11 attacks on issues of privacy and information security is terrible. Unequivocally terrible. Dissembling. Dishonest. Biased. Disinterested. Lazy. ("While the FBI battles Apple over encryption, pushback from the tech …

Surveillance

The official 'Netflix for pirated movies' is back from the dead

The official Popcorn Time, dubbed the "Netflix for pirated movies," is back from the dead. Popcorn Time first became popular thanks to its intuitive, Netflix-style interface that allowed users to stream torrents without having to delete the potentially incriminating evidence afterward.<p>The streaming …

Televisions

HBO is coming after Netflix using its own battle plan

Netflix's content chief Ted Sarandos has even said Neflix's "goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us."<p>Now we're starting to see that HBO wants to become more like Netflix — particularly with regards to international expansion and supersizing production.<p>During Time Warner's Q4 earnings …

Televisions

Von Miller denies he tried to illegally bat ball on game-sealing play in Super Bowl 50

Miller knocked the ball away from Cam Newton on the biggest play of Super Bowl 50.<p>Cam Newton drew criticism for not diving on a fumble in the final minutes of Super Bowl 50, but he likely would've grabbed the ball had Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller not scooped it away and toward the end zone. …

This new drug has amazing side effects. Try it before it becomes illegal

ARE YOU FEELING TIRED, irritable, stressed out?<p>This new parody video from Nature RX reminds us of the joys of the great outdoors while simultaneously …

Satire

Bitcoin is on the verge of splitting in two

Two sides are pushing forward with different versions of the software<p>Bitcoin is in the midst of a civil war. It has been simmering for some time, though it remained largely out of view to the general public until last month, when a prominent Bitcoin developer announced that the cryptocurrency and …

New 1-Terabit internet satellites will deliver high-speed internet to remote areas

ViaSat's next satellite carries triple the network capacity<p>US-based satellite company ViaSat is teaming up with Boeing to create and deliver three new satellites that will deliver high-speed internet to remote areas around the world. The partnership was announced yesterday, months before the …

GPS, construction and video games – everyday uses for Pythagoras’s theorem

Lily Allen wonders if anyone still needs to be taught a bit of ancient Greek geometry. Well, for a start, without it there would be no digital music<p>Lily Allen gave a voice to bored schoolchildren everywhere this week when she posted on Twitter to moan about Pythagoras’s theorem. “I left school 15 …

Panthers and Broncos players tell Stephen Colbert how they're getting ready for Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl Sunday is a big day for everyone, including Stephen Colbert, who's doing a live edition of <i>The Late Show</i> right after the game. He personally couldn't make it to Super Bowl Opening Night, but he sent his team to ask both the Panthers and the Broncos about what they'll do to get ready for …

Stephen Colbert

Unbeaten Carolina intercepts Dallas' Romo three times in 33-14 victory

Cam Newtonsprinted to a corner of the $1.2-billion showplace of theDallas Cowboys, pointing a camera at celebrating Carolina fans while gesturing to them with a wide smile.<p>A few minutes later, a somber<p>Tony Romotalked to reporters with his left arm in a sling for the second time this season because …

NFL

A vigilante hacker is changing 10,000 WiFi passwords

Someone is hacking unprotected WiFi routers everywhere -- and forcing them to be on guard.<p>Does your home WiFi use a default password? It forces you to change it. Does it leave unguarded communication channels open? It forces you to close them.<p>To experts, this seems like the work of a well …

Wi-Fi

Over a billion Android devices vulnerable to latest Stagefright bug

Security experts have warned that over one billion Android devices are at serious risk from a new vulnerability dubbed Stagefright 2.0.<p>The attack …

New Stagefright attack targets Android phones with phony audio files

Stagefright is quickly becoming the bug that wouldn't die. First discovered in July, the vulnerability allowed attackers to target Android phones over text or MMS, exploiting a weakness in Android's multimedia preview function. Google, manufacturers and carriers scrambled to patch the bug, only to …