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Designer Gives Movie Classics an 8-Bit Makeover In GIFs

The Internet expresses its love of Hollywood classics — how else? — in GIFs.<p>Slovakian designer Dusan Cezak has taken his love of movies and GIF …

Former Motionloft CEO Jon Mills Arrested By The FBI

Jon Mills, the founder and former CEO of real-world analytics startup Motionloft, has been arrested by the FBI, the bureau has confirmed. The arrest follows allegations that Mills lied to investors about an acquisition of his company, all while spending lavishly on private jets, expensive dinners, …

9 Outrageous Words That Are Said Every Day In Australia

It's a different world, Down Under. You have been warned. NSFW (obviously).

Listen: James Blake Remixes Kendrick Lamar's "m.A.A.d. city"

When James Blake returned for the second phase of his BBC Radio 1 Residency, his playlist included a remix of Kendrick Lamar's "m.A.A.d. city". The remix was credited to Harmonimix, Blake's remixing alter ego, and Blake says he recorded it on a plane.<p>During his DJ set Blake also fielded another …

The Trade Deadline Diary

Zach Lowe and Bill Simmons swap emails as the buyers and sellers in the NBA make their moves<p><i>E ditor’s note: Every time there’s an NBA trade deadline,</i> …

What Good Are Payday Loans?

Azlinah Tambu, a twenty-two-year-old single mother who lives in Oakland, California, recently found herself in a tough spot. Her car had broken down, and she needed it to drop her daughter off at day care and to get to work. Tambu, an upbeat woman with glossy black hair and dazzling eyes, didn’t …

Canonical To Ship Ubuntu Smartphones From bq And Meizu Later This Year

Ubuntu will sell pre-loaded on smartphone hardware, despite the failure last year of the incredibly ambitious Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign. The company detailed plans today (via TheNextWeb) to ship Ubuntu-based smartphones later this year, via hardware partners including Spain’s bq and China’s …

Google Starts Making The New Google Maps The Default For Everybody

After just under a year in preview, Google today announced that it is now rolling out the new Google Maps to all of its users as the default option.<p>Since Google announced the new version of Maps at its I/O developer conference last year, users were able to switch between the two versions. Still, …

Facebook’s $19 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition, Contextualized

Facebook just announced it’s buying WhatsApp, a global messaging platform with 450 million MAUs, for approximately $19 billion. It’s one of the biggest tech acquisitions since HP bought Compaq for $25 billion in 2001.<p>It means that WhatsApp, which raised a comparatively measly $8 million since its …

Why Facebook Dropped $19B On WhatsApp: Reach Into Europe, Emerging Markets

With 450 million monthly users and a million more signing up each day, WhatsApp was just too far ahead in the international mobile messaging race for Facebook to catch up, as you can see in the chart above that we made last year. Facebook either had to surrender the linchpin to mobile social …

Facebook’s WhatsApp Acquisition Leaves Snapchat Hanging

With Facebook’s massive $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp earlier today, any possible marriage between Facebook and Snapchat appears to be dead.<p>After spending $20 billion on a photo sharing company (Instagram) and messaging company (WhatsApp), can Facebook really justify spending billions more to …

19 Truly Charming Places To See Before You Die

Get ready to swoon. With help from this Quora post.

These Vintage Pictures Of Old Sydney Town Will Make You Cry Real Tears

All those school excursions. All those re-enactments.

Arsenal v Bayern Munich: five things we have learnt about the misfiring Gunners

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger discovered that Yaya Sanogo is not quite Thierry Henry, Mesut Özil has adopted the English approach to taking penalties and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should go to the World Cup<p><b>1 Sanogo not quite Henry the second</b><p>Arsène Wenger produced a shock by handing Yaya Sanogo just …

Konoplyanka: Deal collapse for the best

Dnipro forward Yevhen Konoplyanka believes his failed move to Liverpool was ‘for the best’, and is looking forward to facing Tottenham in the Europa …

Arsenal midfielder and supposed talisman Mesut Özil is failing to live up to his £42m billing

Mesut Özil was bought by Arsène Wenger to excel on big occasions, but his penalty miss against Bayern Munich in the Champions League underlines his lack of confidence<p>In all the long, seemingly endless debates about <b>Arsenal</b>’s transfer policy and his perceived refusal to spend, Arsène Wenger has …

The Worst Contracts in the NBA

The Sports Guy is no Joe Dumars, but he knows a thing or two about awful deals — these are the 30 most abysmal in the league<p><i>B ad deals are</i> …

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