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 up some videos of people fighting and rioting during Black Friday 2015 sales. Warning: Do not watch these unless you want to have your faith in humanity significantly damaged. More →
If there is one thing I cannot imagine doing, it’s obsessively combing over footage beamed back to Earth from NASA’s Curiosity rover to search for signs of Martian life, no matter how ridiculous they may seem. However there’s an entire cult of people on the Internet that spend their days doing just that and one of them has spotted what he says might be a gigantic mouse on the surface of the Red Planet. More →
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.
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 after spending the last 44 years in prison for the attempted murder of a police officer. Recently Al Jazeera followed him around Times Square in New York and recorded his impressions of the world as it exists today. More →
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 his account because his name is Phuc Dat Bich.
The last thing anyone wants following a breakup is to see photos of their ex smiling it up and having a good time with a new love interest. After all, if you can barely get out of bed and can’t stop listening to the Kelly Clarkson station on Pandora, seeing a photo of your ex jet-skiing doesn’t do much to help the healing process. And with everyone posting ever facet of their lives on Facebook these days, steering clear of what your ex is up can be borderline impossible.
Have you ever heard the phrase: “Your eyes are playing tricks on you”? It’s often used in a metaphorical context, but in fact, your eyes do have the capacity to convince you that you’re seeing something that isn’t actually there. If you’d like an illustrative example, just watch the following clip from the BBC Four series Colour: The Spectrum of Science.
Aaron Sorkin’s new movie Steve Jobs opened this past weekend and took in an average of $130,000 per theater showing the film. For those wondering how that compares to other movies, no film this year has grossed more money per theater; Steve Jobs opened in just four theaters this past weekend and racked up $521,000 at the box office.
With Dell in the news this morning thanks to its historic $67 billion EMC buy, we have to wonder: would a similar movie about Michael Dell be as interesting as Sorkin’s new Jobs film? As it turns out, Conan O’Brien already answered that question for us. More →
It was big news earlier this week when Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook has finally begun working on buttons other than ‘like’ — including the oft-requested ‘dislike’ — but there are a whole range of emotions we still won’t be able to communicate, even if Facebook adds more than one button to its social network.
Thankfully, Conan has a few ideas to make Facebook more expressive than ever.
After an enterprising Reddit user became “infuriated” after checking out the food options available at Brooklyn-based hipster bar, he decided to put together a creatively brilliant Brooklyn Bar Menu Generator website that is, quite simply, laugh out loud funny.
If you’ve ever been to a hipster bar only to be dumbfounded by a perplexing list of menu items, this is the website for you.