Claw Machines Continue to Devour Our Children Whole

Those who thought the world was safe from arcade claw machines gobbling up our youth, take heed. The ravenous mechanical creatures have struck again, this time claiming a three-year-old Nebraskan boy. Read More >>

Everything Wrong With The Matrix (Just Kidding, The Matrix is Perfect)

Yes, this 12 minute video expertly dissects all of the inconsistencies, logical fallacies, and plot conveniences which plague 1999's The Matrix. But what it fails to take into consideration is that The Matrix is perfect, and no amount of nitpicking will ever change that. Read More >>

Mailbox Email Tool Now Available on Google Play

Mailbox, the delightful email tool that Dropbox bought a little over a year ago, will finally be available on Android and desktops. The Android version is now available on Google Play, with desktop available as a limited beta for now. Read More >>

Twitter's Facebook-Lite Look Kicks in Today

That major redesign Twitter was teasing earlier this year? It's here. And it's got a few features we hadn't heard about thrown in for good measure. Welcome to Facewitter, or Twitbook. It's actually pretty nice! Read More >>

Why Roku Matters More Than Ever

You have more streaming TV options than you could hope for, especially now that Amazon has entered the fray. And while Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV all have their strengths, they also share the same crippling weakness: self-interest. That's what makes Roku so important. Read More >>

The US Built a Bizarre "Twitter for Cuba" to Help Undermine Castro

In one of the oddest reports of spy games we've heard in years, the AP has uncovered a United States plot to create a "Cuban Twitter" that would lure in users with football scores and music news before evolving its message into anti-Castro rhetoric. If any part of that made you say what, don't worry, that's a perfectly natural response. Read More >>

Facebook Could Give You the Oculus Rift You Always Wanted

The news today that Facebook will buy Oculus—the makers of the best virtual reality experience in existence—caused paroxysms of upsetment and surprise. That's fair! But once the smoke clears, this could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to the most promising technology we have. Read More >>

Project Morpheus: Sony's Oculus Rift Competitor Looks Incredible

It was only a matter of time. The Oculus Rift has caught so much attention—deservedly so—that of course one of the big dogs was going to start honing in on its virtual reality territory. The big dog is Sony and their Project Morpheus VR headset sounds fantastic. Read More >>

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Here's 4 Minutes of Captain America Kicking Some Ass in The Winter Soldier

A trailer's one thing, but to get a feel for just how badass Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be, might we recommend this four minute scene? Why yes, yes we might! Read More >>

The Guy Who Invented Bitcoin is (Surprise!) a Reclusive Weirdo

Bitcoin, like all great fantasies, has a compelling creation myth: one Satoshi Nakomoto existed on the internet just long enough to give birth to everyone's favourite cryptocurrency before disappearing for six years. Theories abounded as to the man's true identity. No one could track him down. That is, until Newsweek did just now. Read More >>

Facebook is Retiring its Email Service

Facebook is finally giving up on its email service, which is a great opportunity to remind you that Facebook has had an email service this whole time. Read More >>

The OS X Apps Affected by Apple's Unpatched Security Flaw

While Apple recently patched a major security flaw for iOS, the same vulnerability continues to affect OS X. Until Apple releases a fix—which it says will come "very soon"—here are some of the apps you should avoid using on public Wi-Fi. Read More >>

Why Apple's Huge Security Flaw is So Scary

On Friday, Apple quietly released iOS 7.0.6, explaining in a brief release note that it fixed a bug in which "an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS." That's the understated version. Another way to put it? Update your iPhone right now. Read More >>

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Ditches Android

As expected, Samsung has released its follow-up to last fall's Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The biggest change? That it has left Android in favour of a Tizen, an open-source operating system that gives Samsung a battery boost and, more importantly, a sense of independence. Read More >>

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The Single Best Reason to Implant a Magnet in Your Finger

Two years ago, we were fortunate enough to have a man with a magnet implanted in his fingertip explain at length the manifold benefits—and occasional drawbacks—of his minor superpower. What he failed to mention, somehow, was the single best thing about it. Read More >>

Edward Snowden Got a Bunch of NSA Info by Stealing a Coworker's Password

It's fun to imagine the spy games that must have been involved in Edward Snowden's exposure of the NSA's massively invasive surveillance techniques. But, as NBC reports, a lot of that information came the way you might snoop on your significant others' email: He stole some poor sap's password. Read More >>


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