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That time John Oliver roasted Silicon Valley at the Crunchies

Two years ago John Oliver returned to host the Crunchies for the second time. And he roasted the crowd. The video is below and it’s worth watching.<p>This February TechCrunch will host another Crunchies award show. This is the 10th year. A lot has changed about the show over the years so we’re going …

Startups

Lady Gaga Belting Out Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’ Will Floor You

Lady Gaga is an incredibly talented vocalist. This has never really been in dispute, but sometimes it needs to be driven home, given how often people love to undermine female pop stars. Sorry haters, Joanne is a great album — particularly if you listen to it with a completely open mind.<p>Mother …

US envoy summoned after Duterte named in threat report

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says the government has summoned the U.S. ambassador to discuss a global threat assessment by American intelligence agencies that mentioned Duterte along with the leaders of Cambodia and Thailand.<p>Spokesman Harry Roque Jr. …

Boy who shot abusive neo-Nazi father will not be given chance to appeal conviction

An abused and troubled California boy who, under police interrogation, confessed to killing his neo-Nazi father, lost in a bid to overturn his …

Rights & Freedoms

Best Deep web Search Engines list [2016]

The deep web is exactly what it sounds like: the underground internet, the portion that’s not indexed by traditional search engines like Google or …

These Scenes Alongside the Paintings That Inspired Them Will Change How You See Movies

Yes, Lost in Translation and There Will Be Blood pulled from famous art.<p>We often talk about movies paying homage to other movies. If you've ever seen a Quentin Tarantino movie, you've basically seen a collage of kung fu, grindhouse, and classic film scenes repurposed into his chopped and screwed …

Painting

Why my startup is staying in the Midwest

Like a lot of tech entrepreneurs in the Midwest, I get asked a lot why my startup, ABODO, isn’t in Silicon Valley. I hear it even more after the release of reports like this one from the Kauffman Institute, which ranked the state of Wisconsin dead last of all large states in both startup activity …

'Everyone screamed at the snake': backstage at North Korea's f​​ilm festival

No red carpet, a mystery lineup and 10 foreigners allowed entry … the Pyongyang international film festival isn’t your average affair. But now in its 15th edition, the event is growing – and evolving<p>There is no red carpet at the Pyongyang international film festival. In 2014, when Hong Yong-hee, …

North Korea

New Study Reveals The IQ Of Republicans In America, Prepare To NOT Be Shocked (STUDY)

Liberals have always agreed that conservatives suffer from a low IQ, and Donald Trump and his supporters have certainly cemented that belief. …

This New App From Duolingo Aims To Make Flash Cards Obsolete

While students have been using flash cards to memorize facts and vocabulary at least since the Victorian era, it’s no secret that the study tools can be deathly dull.<p>Hoping to change that is Duolingo, the Pittsburgh-based company behind the popular language learning app of the same name. On …

Language Learning

5 Reasons Why Cory Booker May Be the Next Vice President of the U.S.

The junior senator from New Jersey has made friends in the right places. But will Clinton pick him?<p>Cory Booker isn't the first person political forecasters have presented as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate and former First Lady. But he …

Silicon Valley

Firefox Containers Help You Browse The Web Using Separate Identities

In the physical world, when interacting with other people, we like to think that we have a strong, recognizable personality, but the truth is we often tend to change it according to the context we’re in. We behave differently when we are among friends than with our boss, our parents or our …

Phones

How to choose the right microSD card for your Android

Want to add extra storage to your device, but not sure what you should be looking for in a microSD card? Here's what you need to know.<p>There are a lot of microSD cards to choose from, but not all of them will work with your Android phone or tablet. When you're choosing between SDHC and SDXC, or a …

Mobile Technology

Put the blame where it belongs: Bush, Reagan, Kissinger and the real history of the rise of ISIS

Conservative intellectuals are now trying to blame Marxism for ISIS. Time for a history lesson<p>If you think it's a bit crazy when elite conservatives try to blame Obama for the rise of Donald Trump, you ain't seen nothin' yet.<br>Check out Damon Linker's establishment apologia, “The Marxist roots of …

Political Science

Apple’s at the top of the tree, but the winds of change can blow it down

The US giant, 40 years old and looking good, could soon go the dismal way of Sony and Microsoft unless it comes up with something better than the Watch<p>Does Apple have another 40 years ahead of it, now that it has 40 behind it? As the world’s most valuable public company hit its anniversary last …

General Motors

Something called 'Google dorking' helps hackers find out stuff no one wants them to know

The attack on the dam gave the hacker info about water levels and the dam's sluice gate, which could have allowed the attacker to open the gate and flood part of the city, the US Department of Justice said.<p>But the hacker was foiled because the sluice gate happened to be offline for maintenance …

Security

How to Master Microsoft Office OneNote

Microsoft OneNote has been one of our favorite note-taking apps for years, and it keeps getting better. The app is completely free to install on your …

Software
Mobile Technology

The Best Protective Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Because you don't want to see that gorgeous curved display with a crack.<p>From ultra-thin offerings to a battery case with support for wireless charging and several budget-friendly picks, we've rounded up ten cool cases for the hot new phone worth your attention.

Get Rolling with Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 in 5 Minutes

<i>The following post was first published on the Microsoft Student Developer Blog, and looks at the</i> <i>Adafruit Microsoft IoT Pack for Raspberry Pi 2</i><i>.</i><b>---</b>If …

Raspberry Pi

Morgan Freeman is lending his voice to Google's GPS navigation system

Morgan Freeman is finally a GPS navigation voice.<p>The actor will be lending his reassuring voice to Google's app Waze. Well, for a limited time.<p>It's all a bit of marketing magic for his new movie "London Has Fallen" (out March 4). In the movie, he plays the vice president, so when you select Freeman …

Morgan Freeman

Every Coen brothers movie ranked from best to worst

In their early days, only Joel was listed as a director, but that was because of guild rules that didn't allow multiple directors to take credit for one movie. But both of them were doing the work.<p>Since making their feature directorial debut in 1984 with "Blood Simple," the Coen brothers have …

Coen Brothers

These are the 10 most powerful brands in the world

Only one technology firm made it into the top 10 — but it wans't Apple. Retail, media, and financial companies dominated the list.<p>Brand Finance evaluated companies by their familiarity, loyalty, promotion, marketing investment, staff satisfaction, and corporate reputation. Using these factors, each …

Advertising

Head of US intelligence gets owned by alleged teen

The same "teen" hacker who allegedly broke into CIA director John Brennan’s personal email account is back at it again. <i>Motherboard</i> reports a hacker associated with the "Crackas With Attitude" group has now accessed accounts associated with James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence. This …

James Clapper

Could just two people repopulate Earth?

The last man on Earth is a common trope in fiction – but what if it actually happened? How many people would it take to save our species?<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The alien predators arrived by boat. Within two years, everyone was …

Durham University

The 10 most influential sci-fi movies of all time

Author Brian Clegg uses his new book, "Ten Billion Tomorrows," to show how a host of fictional topics has led to new discoveries in science and technology.<p>Here Clegg tells us about 10 movies in history that have influenced people to think about science beyond the classrooms and laboratories.

Science Fiction

A top US Navy intelligence official is warning of future China conflict

"The strategic trend lines indicate the Communist Party of China is not only 'rejuvenating' itself for internal stability purposes, but has been and continues to prepare to use military force," Navy Capt. James E. Fanell said on Saturday during his retirement speech Saturday at Pearl …

Military

A Google engineer is reviewing USB-C cables on Amazon, and it's awesome

If you’re in the market for a USB-C cable, finding a good one can be hard. You can read reviews, but wading through those can get tedious. A Google engineer from the Pixel team is on his own Amazon review crusade to help you find the right cable, though.<p>Benson Leung not only plugs cables in to make …