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Buzzfeed, Unionize Before You Go Public!

Yesterday, Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti added more fuel to the widespread speculation that the company could go public next year. If Buzzfeed employees are smart—and many of them are!—they will not let that happen without having a union drive first. Read more...

This $29 Power Strip Includes Six USB Ports, Plus Quick Charge 3.0

Holy moly, this power strip has everything. You get eight AC outlets, five 2.4A USB ports, and even a Quick Charge 3.0 port. I can’t imagine a better combination to power your desk. Read more...

This Simple Smartphone App May Just Trick People Into Thinking You Don't Suck at Drawing

Have you ever dreamed about impressing the people around your neighborhood with preachy Banksy-inspired graffiti? SketchAR is an augmented reality drawing app that uses a smartphone and its camera to let you trace images. And when used with a device that supports Google’s Project Tango technology, suddenly anyone can… Read more...

Your Umbrella May Be Getting an Upgrade Thanks to Ladybug Wings

The common ladybug is easily recognized by its signature red and black spotted shell. But when researchers at the University of Tokyo used a creative trick to make its carapace transparent, it revealed insect wing secrets that could impact development of robotics, satellite antennas, and microscopic medical… Read more...

What Happened to the Amazing HoloLens Future We Were Promised?

Microsoft overhauled its fading corporate image nearly three years ago with that announcement of a its powerful new operating system, Windows 10. The most surprising facet of this rebranding effort was a promising augmented reality headset, HoloLens, shown off at a press conference in January 2015. When it debuted,… Read more...

The Dystopian Surveillance State Will Be Extremely Convenient 

When privacy finally dies, it will be, if nothing else, extremely convenient for travelers. Read more...

A Controversial Ebola Vaccine May Get Its First Real World Test in Congo

In December, the headlines were euphoric: After a deadly West African Ebola epidemic two years ago, scientists had not only developed a vaccine, but it appeared to be 100 percent effective. That effectiveness was quickly disputed—but now, as a new Ebola outbreak is rattling the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the… Read more...

Swinging From a Paraglider Is a Terrifying Way to See the Swiss Alps

Not content with hopping aboard a tour bus or renting a helicopter, professional base jumper Quentin Luçon figured the best way to see the Swiss Alps was to hang from a giant swing suspended below someone gliding over the majestic mountain range with a parachute. Read more...

Mother Divine, Leader of a Shady Celibacy Cult, Has a Shockingly Small FBI File

We’ve looked at a number of different cults and cult leaders here at Paleofuture, and they usually have pretty hefty FBI files. Synanon? 346 pages. The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh? 591 pages. But a cult leader who recently died this past March has a shockingly small FBI file. How small? Just six pages. Read more...

Why SpaceX Won't Be Landing Its Rocket Tonight

After a streak of successful launches, SpaceX is looking damn spiffy. While the best part of watching a SpaceX launch is arguably the last leg of the trip, when the Falcon 9 first stage attempts to land softly back on Earth, tonight, SpaceX will be doing something a little more complicated than its typical launch… Read more...

How Many Grandmas Were Needed to Make This Epic Cross-Stitched Music Video?

The music video for Ghost, the latest track from an Australian indie folk band named Husky, looks like it was brought to life by hundreds of senior citizens cross-stitching around the clock for months on end. Read more...

Google I/O 2017 Is Coming: What to Expect From the Future of Android, Chrome, and More

Google’s annual I/O developer conference kicks off Wednesday, May 17th and continues through the end of the week. We’ll be on the ground at the show covering all the breaking news, but before then we’re taking a closer look at what we can expect from this year’s conference. Read more...

This Time Lapse Video of the Grand Canyon Will Give You an Existential Crisis

What better way to start off your day with a nice, hot cup of existential uncertainty? Forget everything you think you know about yourself or reality, because a gorgeous new video of the Grand Canyon is about to irrevocably fuck you up. In a good way, we think. Read more...

GRRM Sets the Record Straight About HBO's Five(!) Potential Game of Thrones Spin-Offs

Even though Games of Thrones will conclude after its eighth season next year, HBO is currently developing a whole mess of new shows set in Westeros. In a new Livejournal post, though, George R.R. Martin sheds new light on the five pilot scripts in the works and explains why he doesn’t like calling the projects… Read more...

One X-Men Star Won't Be Part of the New Mutants Movie After All

Woody Harrelson continues to tease his Han Solo character. Supergirl talks about Cat Grant and Superman’s return. A Star Wars legend could be coming to Rebels’ final season. Plus, crazy new pictures from Gotham and Flash, new peeks at Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman, and Riverdale has found its new Reggie. Spoilers! Read more...

Fidget Spinners Are Good

We all fidget. We swing our headphones, we peel twigs and tear cardboard coasters, we flip pens around our thumbs and split the ends of our hair. Do we really need to explain, rationalize and lend science to the newest fidget toy? Read more...

Trump's Staff Literally Gives Him Fake News That's Printed From the Internet

Have you seen that 1977 Time magazine cover proclaiming that you need to prepare for the coming Ice Age? It’s popular on right wing sites that claim climate change is a hoax. But the magazine cover itself is 100 percent fake. Good thing nobody printed it off and showed it to the president though, right? Read more...

Death Row Inmate Asks For Firing Squad After Multiple Botched Executions in the US

A death row inmate in Atlanta, Georgia has asked the court to execute him by firing squad. He argues that the pain medication he’s been on for the past decade would make him less susceptible to a fast death by lethal injection. And even people who aren’t taking pain medication have died in horrifying ways over the… Read more...

North Korea Releases Video of Latest Successful Missile Test

North Korean state media just released a video showing the country’s latest missile test, the first successful test in some time. The intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been identified as the Hwasong-12, a new name given to the missile by North Korea. The missile was first put on display during a military… Read more...

U.S. Government Fears a Monday Explosion of the Ransomware Plague It Helped Create

As a second wave of the WannaCry Ransomware attack is infecting more systems in more countries, the White House has ordered emergency meetings to deal with a threat that is, in part, the NSA’s fault. Experts believe that we may not even know the extent of how hard the attack hit Asia, and we won’t know until Monday. Read more...

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