This Is How Your Brain Deals With Google And Facebook Ads
Why you can't ignore them, no matter how hard you try.
50 Awe-Inspiring Reminders Of Just How Insignificant We Are
Prepare to feel tiiiiny.
Internet Trolls Can Go To Prison Too
Speeding through the Lincoln Tunnel at 90 miles per hour, Gawker's Adrian Chen rides with 27-year-old hacker and famed internet troll Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer to his pre-trial hearing for the federal case over the "Goatse Security" hack that gathered more than 100,000 email addresses AT&T accidentally released in 2010. But even off the Internet, riding with Chen, it's hard to tell what Weev is really like â€” a converted Mormon or disaster response aid or true ladies man.
Sia Does A Really Amazing Version Of Rihanna's "Diamonds"
Sia cowrote the song, so it's not too surprising that she sounds incredible singing it herself.
29 Sexiest Keyboards Ever
What Happened When NYU Students Discovered They Could E-Mail 40,000 People At Once
One student's accidental "reply all" on an archaic Listserv system led to the discovery that practically any NYU student could bombard nearly 40,000 other students with e-mail.
The Bizarre Ageism Of Silicon Valley
"Finally, before heading into his next interview, he shaved off his gray hair and traded in his loafers for a pair of Converse sneakers. The board hired him." Silicon Valley's obsession with the fountain of youth isn't new, but this is just a sad account of how far some of the older tech execs are willing to go to appear younger. Eyelid lifts are ageism for the 1%.
How Twitter Is Taking Over Live TV
TV networks are letting Twitter users dictate programming — right now. Welcome to social TV.
Quiz: Which Is The Best Black Friday Deal?
Take this quiz to see if you can spot the best deals!
Google Hangs A Tiny Little Sign In New York City
Just in case people didn't already know that Google owns the historic Port Authority building. You know, and your soul.
How To Code A Life
Synthetic biology — the science fiction-like branch of genetic engineering — hopes to automate programs used to engineer organisms that could produce better drugs and cleaner fuels. But can open-source science really succeed?
41 People Already Camping Out At Best Buy For Black Friday
I don't know which is worse: the people waiting for Black Friday sales on Monday, or the people stopping to Instagram it.
John McAfee Blogs On The Run From Authorities
If you've been closely following the insane story of John McAfee, the anti-virus software millionaire-turned-expat wanted in Belize from murder, McAfee is now giving paranoid updates from his personal blog. "If I am captured, this blog will continue. I have pre-written enough material to keep this blog alive for at least a year."
How Old People Use The Internet
By looking at it VERY closely.
What Twitter Is Really Like In One Image
Sarah L is dead-on with this wonderful Twitter bird graphic depicting the overwhelming amount of useless information and unfunny people. Still love you, Twitter.
27 Things You Can't Do Without Facebook
The world's largest social network isn't for everyone, but it seems like every day there's more stuff you just can't do without Facebook. Sigh.
A Different Kind Of Instagram Account
Against images of sunsets and stir-fry on Instagram, there are now pictures of the places where hundreds of people are being killed by drones. Another instance of Instagram being used to tell the stories most of us can't see.
19 Weirdest Lady Gadgets On Pinterest
Buried beneath the mini-cupcakes and chunky sweaters is a burgeoning gadget community on Pinterest. Behold some of the very...strangest.
Why The Cloud Is Not As Safe As It Sounds
Amazon Web Services is the world's largest hosting location, so even minor server issues make it feel like the entire Internet is breaking. But why?
21 Things That Are Old Enough To Vote This Year
Prepare to feel old.