Alejandro Gonzalez

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Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin: History, issues, and expectations

<i>Editor's note: Richard Lempert submitted an amicus brief in this case on behalf of The University of Texas at Austin and chaired the University of</i> …

“You can’t watch everything”: A pragmatic guide to peak TV, part 2

Yesterday, <i>The A.V. Club</i> buried itself in the first avalanche of fall programming tumbling forth from peak TV; today, we consider the second half of …

“You can’t watch everything”: A pragmatic guide to peak TV (part 1)

The United States is approaching a state of “peak TV” according to FX CEO John Landgraf—and the flood of reports and analyses that followed …

A Cultural History of the Fever

The fever phobia that parents experience is ancient and useful.<p>For most of human history, an unusually high body temperature was a sign of the supernatural. Fevers were sinister but common, unnatural but real. And without a theoretical underpinning by which to understand them, fevers long seemed to …

The Astonishing Greatness of Serena Williams

After winning her fourth consecutive Grand Slam title on Saturday at Wimbledon, the tennis star has become one of the most accomplished American athletes of all time.<p>No major sport—with the possible exception of gymnastics or swimming—worships youth like tennis. The best athletes in basketball, …

Tennis

This Witcher 3 bug demonstrates the perils of visiting a brothel — we call it fantasy syphilis

Patronizing a house of ill repute is usually a risk, but it’s especially treacherous in the world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.<p>That’s because The Witcher 3 has a few bugs and glitches, and at least one of them causes your characters body to fall off if you visit a den of iniquity. That’s probably …

Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through photos, faded with age, that fill four boxes …

Supreme Court to weigh whether Facebook rants are threats

What does Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts think about Gamergate? How seriously does Justice Clarence Thomas take Facebook rants? And will …

USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3: One port to connect them all

Look around your house and chances are you have at least a few devices that use Universal Serial Bus. On average, some 3 billion USB ports are shipped each year, making it by far the most successful peripheral connection type in the world.<p>In fact, device manufacturers are so confident in the new …

Computer Hardware

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

These six lawsuits shaped the internet

When AOL executive Ryan Block went public with a recorded a customer service call in which a Comcast representative refused, for the better part of 20 minutes, to cancel Block’s service, the recording went viral not because it was an anomaly, but because the rep’s sales tactics were familiar: most …

Karl Rove and the Modern Money Machine

<b>The nation was in crisis, and it was shaping up to</b> be the best thing that had happened to Karl Rove all year. On October 2, 2013, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders were meeting at the White House into the evening, desperately trying to come to a deal to end the government shutdown, …

The single greatest benefit of owning The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PC is the plethora of modding opportunities available to you. Nearly every facet …

The Sweetest Video Game Sale of the Summer Is Finally Here

Valve’s Steam video game summer sale just went live at 1:00pm ET. This is Valve’s annual summer discount run that reaches across its substantial …

The Witcher

Why Is Facebook Page Reach Decreasing? More Competition And Limited Attention

Every Page on Facebook wants everything they post shown to everyone. But people only read a limited amount of News Feed per day. There simply isn’t room for everything, and the competition for feed space is intensifying. The total number of Pages Liked by the typical Facebook user grew more than …

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

Newsweek stands by Bitcoin story as Reddit offers alleged creator money and model trains

The short, strange saga of a controversial scoop<p>Since its publication yesterday, <i>Newsweek's</i> huge Bitcoin scoop has proved unsurprisingly explosive both online and offline. A cover story by reporter Leah McGrath Goodman strongly stated that a man who went by the name Dorian Nakamoto was in fact …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

Legal battle brews over Detroit bankruptcy filing

The city's emergency manager says that pension and health care benefits are safe for at least the next six months.<p>DETROIT -- While Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr on Friday was offering short-term reassurances to thousands of city pensioners whose benefits are in jeopardy, his lawyers were …