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Bill Nye Dreaming Emoji Video

Bill Nye explains the science of dreaming using emoji

December 8th, 2015

Dreaming is one of the more mysterious activities our brain engages in and Bill Nye has decided to help us understand it a little better using the magic of emoji. In one of his “Emoji Science” videos developed for Mashable, Nye walks us through the different states of consciousness with the help of the cute little …

San Bernardino Shooting Updates

San Bernardino tragedy showed us how terrible Twitter has become

December 4th, 2015

Around 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, U.S.-born Syed Rizwan Farook and Pakistan national Tashfeen Mali allegedly stormed a room and opened fire on attendees of a holiday party at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. The mass shooting left 14 people dead and another 21 wounded, and even more would have been hurt had the homemade explosives …

2015 Worst Ads McDonald's HTC Sprint

The absolute worst ads of 2015

December 2nd, 2015

It’s actually been a reasonably decent year for ads, as there hasn’t been anything as godawful as 2013’s creepy Galaxy Gear ad or Sprint’s tragicomic Framily ad campaign. That said, there were definitely some major advertising clunkers in 2015, highlighted by some subpar efforts from McDonald’s, HTC and (of course) Sprint.

Black Friday 2015 Riot Fight Videos

Black Friday rioting and fighting videos from around the web

November 27th, 2015

Oh, America. I love you except when I hate you. The annual videos that pop up around the web every year showing Americans getting into fist fights at Black Friday sales are definitely not something that fills me with national pride, although I will admit I can’t take my eyes off them. Below I’ve scrounged …

Facebook Government Attack Alert

Facebook alerted the U.S. government to a cyberattack by Iran

November 25th, 2015

Although Facebook’s new notification system that warns users if their accounts have been compromised by a state-sponsored attack might seem superfluous, it’s already catching attackers in the act. According to a report from The New York Times, State Department officials only became aware of attacks from Iranian hackers after Facebook notified them that their accounts had been compromised.

What it’s like to see the world after spending 44 years in prison

November 25th, 2015

I’ve lately been playing a lot of Fallout 4, a game that revolves around a character who gets cryogenically  frozen and then wakes up 200 years later in a post-apocalyptic setting. That’s not quite what happened to an ex-convict named Otis Johnson but there are some parallels: Johnson just stepped back into the world for the first time …

Phuc Dat Bich Facebook Name

Phuc Dat Bich gives Facebook definitive proof his name is real

November 20th, 2015

I have always had a vague fear of traveling to other countries because I’ve been worried that “Brad Reed” will translate to “infected donkey scrotum” or something similar in another language. I was reminded of this anxiety today when I read about the plight of a Vietnamese-Australian man who had trouble getting Facebook to approve …