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Why Futurama Was The Greatest Show About The Future Ever Aired

R.I.P. Futurama, we'll miss ya<p>The first time I saw <i>Futurama</i>, the long-running (but off-and-on) animated series from <i>Simpsons</i> creator Matt Groening, I was a kid watching it on summer afternoons at my grandmother's house. I don't think I'd ever laughed that hard--not at its colossally influential older …

PS4 Pre-Orders Already Beating PS3 Holiday Sales

This next console generation is already different from any previous console generation, and not just because of Call of Duty’s dog. Despite the swirling notion that dedicated games consoles are under fire from tablets, smartphones and a range of exciting new gaming devices, Sony’s PS4 press …

Deal alert: Nexus 7 (2013) available for 20% off with OfficeMax coupon

Did you get a Nexus 7 (2013) yet? Are you looking to get a sweet deal on the Nexus 7 (2013)? If that’s the case, OfficeMax has one such new deal for you.<p>This deal doesn’t apply to online purchases, but you can grab a 20% off coupon here. for any tablet available in the store. In the case of the …

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Report: Hidden camera caught Bachmann aide

<b>Michele Bachmann (Reuters/Larry Downing)</b><p>The surveillance devices had been installed for months<p>Alex Halperin<p>July 17, 2013 1:15pm (UTC)<p>The aide of Rep. Michele Bachmann, R.-Minn., Javier Sanchez, who was arrested for theft on Monday, had been the focus of a hidden camera operation set up by the …

Keynes can save us yet

It’s basic economics: A return to increased government spending is the first step to restoring prosperity<p>Tom Streihorst<p>July 16, 2013 10:16pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on the L.A. Review of Books.<p>WE LIVE LIKE GODS, and we don’t even know it.<p>We fly across oceans in airplanes, we eat …

Ceremonial Pitch with Style

(YouTube link)<p>Rhythmic gymnast Shin Soo-ji threw out the first pitch at the game between Doosan and Jamsil on Friday. I think she made an impression …

How To Be A Dick 101

<b>If you ever wondered</b>whether the conservative base of the Republican congressional monkeyhouse gives a damn about anyone else, the fact that they're planning to slow-play their own constituentson the implementation of the Affordable Care Act ought to settle your mind for you handsomely.<p>Some …

Beer Bucket List: 25 Beers You Must Try

We’re not going to say these are the 25 best beers in the world. That’s something very, very subjective. We will say that these are 25 beers that are …

x86'd: How PC architecture could push Nintendo out of the next gen

It didn't take long for console warriors, fanboys and a brutal media to take aim at Nintendo's Wii U. The fledgling system was relentlessly teased for its name (seemingly even sillier than that of its predecessor) and a list of specifications certain to be outdone by its competitors. The device's …

Cook hits back at tax critics, says Apple pays its fair share

<i>Last updated at 10:33 a.m. PT.</i><p>After stewing in silence for a couple of hours as a parade of senators and professional experts took turns portraying his company as a tax freeloader, CEO Tim Cook offered an impassioned defense of Apple as a solid corporate citizen.<p>Apple has become the largest …

Senators accuse Apple of 'highly questionable' billion-dollar tax avoidance scheme

Apple uses a "highly questionable" web of offshore entities to avoid paying billions in US income taxes, a Senate committee alleged on Monday.<p>The …