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I’m All Caught Up!

Guys, I did it. I did it! I’m caught up! I experienced every show, movie, webisode, album, book, webcomic, podcast, video game, Twitter feed, Tumblr, …

Why Microsoft is calling Windows 10 'the last version of Windows'

"Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10." That was the message from Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist speaking at the company's Ignite conference this week. Nixon was explaining how …

50 Years of "Avengers" Comic Book Covers Through Color - WSJ.com

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith for Apr 19, 2015

How Thatcher’s Government Covered Up a VIP Pedophile Ring

Now that most of the major figures are dead, the truth is emerging about the systematic sexual abuse of children by members of the British government.<p>…

Fired

So I got fired from GitHub two weeks ago.This is the tweet I wrote afterwards while walking to lunch:The last half-decade meant everything to me. Was …

Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

I listen to a lot of nursery rhymes nowadays:<p>… so throughout the movie, I just kept wondering, “<i>Why the hell couldn’t these guys put Humpty together</i> …

Secret Service

Theory: Homer Simpson has been in a coma for 20 years

On Reddit, a fan of The Simpsons recently outlined his theory that Homer Simpson has been in a coma for the past 20 years and everything on the show …

Highest-profile tech executive at cybersecurity summit calls privacy ‘life and death’ issue but hopes to work productively with government<p>Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, warned of the “dire consequences” in sacrificing the right to privacy in an impassioned speech on Friday as Barack Obama …

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Kanye Should Have Taken the Mic From Beck at the Grammys

In so many ways, it was an offensively boring night.<p>Last night, Kanye West gave us one of the best awards-show moments of all time. <i>Of all time!</i> Right as Beck was about to accept his award over Beyoncé and Sam Smith for Album of the Year, West walked on stage, extended his hand towards the …

Music

Why You Shouldn't Trust Your Cat

Unlike dogs, cats are at best semi-domesticated—and we love them for that.<p>Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the …

I caught the thief who stole my iPhone

My iPhone 6 Plus got stolen at a bar. I got it back using Find My iPhone.<p>You often hear about phones getting stolen, but I never thought it would happen to me.<p>Earlier this year, my 5S was stolen because I placed it on a bench while I was skating. Stupid me, I know. This time, though, in my second …

I used Apple's AirDrop to troll strangers with photos of space sloths

And it’s been going on for months<p>For the past year I've been a terrible person. I've abused great power with great irresponsibility and savored every moment of it like the perfect last bite of a delicious meal. I abhor many aspects of trolling people, but I've given in and done it to other humans. …

Getting to system-level app settings in iOS 8

One thing I don’t think I’ve seen anyone mention regarding iOS 8 is how easy it now is to get to the various system-level settings for each app. In …

My evil dad: Life as a serial killer’s daughter

<b>Keith Jesperson is notorious in the US as the Happy Face Killer, who raped and murdered eight women in the 1990s. Here his daughter, Melissa Moore, describes how she learned the truth as a teenager - and eventually found a way to live with it.</b><p>Let me tell you about the last time I saw my dad before …

Will.i.am's Puls smartwatch is the worst product I've touched all year

I gotta feeling no one should buy this thing<p>Musician, producer, and just generally positive dude will.i.am has dipped his toes more than once into the personal technology world. His latest venture is a wearable smartphone called the Puls, sold under his i.am+ company. The Puls is a fully …

What Happens to Test Scores When Teachers Are Paid $125,000 a Year?

A charter school in a low-income Manhattan neighborhood tries an experiment—with mixed results.<p>The Equity Project Charter School opened in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan five years ago, with a fairly simple concept: get rid of extra administrative positions and pay teachers a lot …

The Under-Appreciated Genius of Mark Zuckerberg in China

"Facebook is blocked in China, but Chinese media and social media was aflame with the story of the multi-billionaire founder of Facebook who speaks Chinese!"<p>I promise, this is it. But I think I can also promise that this is worth it. Earlier today, I posted a summary of the back-and-forth about …

Ed Snowden Taught Me To Smuggle Secrets Past Incredible Danger. Now I Teach You.

Late on the evening of January 11, 2013, someone sent me an interesting email. It was encrypted, and sent from the sort of anonymous email service …

Why Gandhi Is Such An Asshole In Civilization

From the very first game in the <i>Civilization</i> series through to today, India’s supposedly-peaceful leader Gandhi has been famous for one thing: …

'Bluespace': The Unintended Creative Effect of Tumblr's Wider Posts

Blue is the color of all that you blog.<p>Something looks different on Tumblr. The blogging platform and social media network rolled out a new design Thursday for its dashboard—the homepage where users create posts, track engagement, and scroll through the seemingly endless content from users they …

What’s Behind the Great Podcast Renaissance?

In 2001, Steve Jobs announced the original iPod, a music player that would make it possible for people to carry their entire album collections in …

Mechwarrior dad/baby costume

Ryan Bowen and his baby son Geraint dressed as a mech warrior for Hallowe'en in an awesome effort that turns the child into a brave mecha-pilot.<p>"Ryan …

Idris Elba interview: Marvel movies are 'torture'

Idris Elba on how Nelson Mandela inspired him to record an album, annoying fans, and his secret role in the Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron<p>It’s the morning after the night before. To be more precise, it’s the afternoon after the morning before. Idris Elba began his DJ set around 3am; the party, it …

Mark Zuckerberg Speaking Chinese: Brave, Foolish, or Both?

你什么意思?What are you trying to say?<p>About ten days ago Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a video of himself giving a speech and handling a Q&A with students at Tsinghua University in Beijing — and doing it in Chinese. You've probably seen it already, but here it is again just in case.<p>A …

Airbnb’s unfortunate logo characters

When the new Airbnb logo was introduced, the company caught a lot of flack from the internet because the logo resembled an odd combination of almost …

Marvel's Increasingly Ludicrous (and Exciting, and Diverse) Plans

The bustling superhero-film universe will get its first leading man of color in Black Panther and leading woman in Captain Marvel, among other new heroes and a slew of expected sequels.<p>Today's Marvel Cinematic Universe "Phase 3" unveiling resembled an Apple product launch, with the studio's honcho …

Why I don't finish most video games

The games are too damn long<p>My friends keep venting to me about the ending of <i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, the new video game set in the Lord of the Rings universe. I can't relate. I never finished it. In fact, I rarely finish any game.<p><i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, for all its flaws, is an excellent adventure, one of the …

Marvel’s Plan To Make You Like The Inhumans More Than The X-Men Continues

Bleeding Cool has been telling you how important the <b>Inhumans</b> characters are to the future of the Marvel Universe for some time now.<p>Created in the …