Michael Nicolosi

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Plex is on its way to Apple TV

Apple TV might have just won itself a few more fans. Plex, the popular service for organizing and streaming your personal movie and music collection, is finally coming to Apple's home theater device.<p><b>Read next:</b> The Apple TV review.<p>Co-founder Scott Olechowski confirmed as much to <i>IT World</i> this week …

Exotic Pets

<b>All across the nation,</b> in Americans’ backyards and garages and living rooms, in their beds and basements and bathrooms, wild animals kept as pets live side by side with their human owners. It’s believed that more exotic animals live in American homes than are cared for in American zoos. The …

Find the Person Behind an Email Address with Vibe

“Accidentally launched” about two weeks ago, Vibe has already attracted some 2,500 users across the two platforms it’s available for, Profoundis co-founder and COO Jofin Joseph told me. By signing up for the free version, users receive 30 look-ups for 30 days, after which the credit is decreased to …

Netflix Is Going to Rule TV After All

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings could barely contain himself. On Wednesday, after reporting another stellar financial quarter for the company – 2.3 million …

Ratings: Duck Dynasty Premiere Down Sharply

There was no scandal bump for <b>Duck Dynasty</b>, which experienced across-the-board ratings declines in its return Wednesday.<p>The Season 5 premiere of the …

Netflix Will Purge Several Titles On New Year's Day. So What Does This Mean For You?

By now you’ve probably heard that Netflix is removing somewhere around 80 titles on New Year’s Day and you need to rush to watch such classics as <i>Troll 2</i> and <i>Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot</i> before they are gone forever. It’s sort of like the Disney Vault except without the fanfare and impressive voice work.<p>…

ChemTales: 'Breaking Bad' and the Year in Drugs

The hysteria and hard truths of a chemical-heavy year in the real world and fictional ones<p>This September, while 10.3 million Americans tuned in to …

Crazy currency: The more I report on Bitcoin, the weirder it gets | Ars Technica

Op-ed: Despite a year of reporting and Bitcoin's insane rise, I'm happy not to own any.<p>The first time I ever heard the word “Bitcoin” was back in …

If Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé want to be feminist, they need to quit the celebrity machine

It may seem like 2013 was the year of the celebrity feminist, but they remain envoys of an industry that polices women's bodies and creativity<p>2013 has been a bumper year for the celebrity feminist. There was THAT video by Lily Allen, and THAT performance by newly proclaimed women's libber Miley …

This Is What It Looks Like Inside an Amazon Warehouse

What happens after you click “buy” on Amazon.com? To most people, that’s a mystery. I flew out to Phoenix earlier this month to find out by taking a …

The Drugs That Cost More Than Your House

From $20 bottles of Advil to $700 stitches, the cost of health care only seems to be growing. In the January issue of <i>Vanity Fair</i>, Marie Brenner explores whether the prescription contraceptive NuvaRing is costing women the highest price of all—their lives. While this allegedly potentially lethal …

12 Celebrities Whose Homophobia We Really Didn't Have Time For In 2013

<b>SMH.</b>

iPhone game controllers are here, but the games may never be

The original iPhone ushered in a new way to play games. With no control input other than a touchscreen and gyroscope, developers were forced to use touch and tilt in inventive and clever ways. It lead to wonderful games like <i>Ridiculous Fishing</i> and <i>The Room 2</i>, but all along many developers continued …

Recovering stolen bitcoin: a digital wild goose chase

How the biggest heist in bitcoin history turned into a farcical attempt to retrieve the digital currency<p>Victims of the biggest theft in bitcoin history tried to put the much vaunted anonymity of the currency to the test as they attempted to recover their stolen money. But instead, they were left …

Yes, this is dog: No More Woof aims to translate canine thoughts into human speech

Head over to Indiegogo today and you'll find a particularly wacky (and risky) project bidding for your investment. It's a device that goes by the name of No More Woof, which admittedly sounds like it does horrible things to dogs' vocal cords, but which actually promises something very different. …