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I Never Want This Best Vines of 2013 Compilation Video to End

Picking a favourite Vine is like picking a favourite hilarious, non sequitur grain of sand from an endless beach of weirdness. Fortunately, some blessed soul has stitched together hundreds of six-second masterpieces for your near-endless amusement. Read More >>

Journeying Through the Bowels of the London Underground: My Personal Catharsis

I arrive in the station with my arms by my side, and my head tilted sideways at an odd angle. I wipe away the slightly coagulated drool from the right side of my mouth, and pick the sleep that has hardened into a crust from the corner of my eyes. I am squashed. Mentally and physically. Read More >>

Who the Heck Makes the Fireplace Videos on Netflix?

If you're hosting a Christmas-themed gathering of some kind this year, there's a chance you're going to play Netflix's "Fireplace For Your Home" on your television in the background. Why will you do this? It's hopelessly tacky. And yet, it will feel totally right; a bit like eating fruitcake and decorating with tinsel. But who the hell makes these videos in the first place? Read More >>

Photoshop Parody Ads Show the Depressing Truth About Filtered Beauty

In a new series of incisive Photoshops, artist Anna Hill uses the image editing techniques that are ubiquitous in mainstream advertising to turn herself into a model. The resulting parody ads don't market make up or clothes, but instead, the image-perfecting power of Photoshop itself. Read More >>

The Best Reason to Join Google+ (or Else!)

Have you signed up for Google+ yet? Have you?! Or have you been cowering in the closet, whispering empty reassurances to yourself as it slowly but surely closes in. There's only one place this can all be headed: Enter Google Blackmail. Read More >>

Saturday Night Live Riffs on Obama's Recent Tech Troubles

Obama hasn't had a great time with all things technological recently: his is still struggling, and he was embarrassingly forced into posing for a selfie with Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt last week. This Saturday Night Live video takes an amusing look at it all. Read More >>

This is How to Stop People Hijacking Your Details For Marketing

Obviously nobody wants their website full of abusive content cleverly hidden away in the last name field. So why not get creative? Read More >>

The Trustworthiness of Data, by File Extension

Just like your choice of language in email and the frequency with which you use emoticons says a lot about you, so does the the format in which you send your attachments. Read More >>

Google Glass is So Helpful it Could Reveal How Awful Your Life Is

Google Glass has the potential to be the ultimate personal assistant: a little helper, always in the corner of your eye, keeping you abreast of your day-to-day life. Your humdrum, mediocre, monotonous, depressing life. Read More >>

Do You Feel Smug or Embarrassed About Not Owning a TV?

Maybe, like most people, you own a TV. But there's a chance that, like me, you don't. If that's the case, how do you feel when you have to tell someone you -- gasp -- don't actually own a set? Read More >>

The Xbox One's Real Magic is Using Voice Commands to Control You

The Xbox One boasts a lengthy feature list that Microsoft hopes will entice gamers over to its side of the console war for the next few years. But as The Onion points out, none are as impressive as the next-gen console's innovative voice commands that make it easier than ever for the hardware to control its users. Read More >>

An Oversized Phone is Your Gordon Gekko Deal of the Day

Technology is getting smaller and sleeker and it just isn't good enough. Once upon a time, our gadgets were huge enough to show off to everyone. Boomboxes the size of beer crates were carried on shoulders, computers needed separate tape decks and, of course, mobile phones were the size of house bricks. Read More >>

How Historic Moments Would Have Been Shared on Instagram

Many of history's most iconic memories endure in written form, as paintings or, perhaps at best, as cringe-worthy photographs. But what if those historic moments had been cheekily snapped and posted on Instagram? Read More >>

What Your Email Signature Says About You

What you type in your email says a lot about the kind of person you are—but what you add at the bottom of every message can be just as revealing. Your email signature can speak volumes about your personality. Read More >>


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