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Man, The Original Star Wars Trilogy Was A Bloodbath

When I think back on watching Star Wars as a kid, I remember it as a pretty tame. After all, those stormtroopers had terrible aim. Turns out that maybe I’m misremembering. That original trilogy was kind of a bloodbath, and this supercut from Digg turns it into a tidy little three-minute snuff film. More »      

Whisper Places Responds To More Damaging Accusations, Places Employees On Leave

Anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper has placed some of its employees on administrative leave following a report that called some of its business practices into question. Last week, The Guardian published an exposé on Whisper, alleging that the app tracks some of its users, even when they've opted out of its geolocation tool. Show More Summary

Netflix lines up two more TV shows for 2015: 'Bloodline' and 'F is for Family'

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Concerned there's not enough to watch on Netflix, or that the big studios and networks might hold stuff back for their own streaming services? Rest easy, the video streamer has plans for a slew of exclusive content over the next few years, and this...

Get Goosebumps Listening To Carl Sagan Talk About Space Exploration

I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t know about The Sagan Series — an ongoing series of educational videos featuring Carl Sagan’s voice created by Reid Gower — until today, when I watched The Frontier Is Everywhere. The combination of his words, his voice and the imagery gave me the chills. Highly recommended. More »      

Can You Help CERN Identify What's Happening In These Archive Images?

As an institute full of scientists, you might think CERN was good at keeping records. But it’s happened upon a stash of archived images that seem to make no sense whatsoever — and it wants you to help it work out what they show. More »      

The Best Device For Reading Is Still The Phone In Your Pocket

For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the ebook path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience of reading. Show More Summary

This Is What Lumias Will Look Like Now, Without Nokia Branding

Microsoft is officially cutting the Nokia branding on its Lumia handsets. From now on, its smartphones will be branded with the Microsoft Lumia name. More »      

Seattle School Shooting Gunman Was Homecoming Royalty

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning theShow More Summary

This Classy Connect Four Set Is Cool Enough To Keep Out Of The Toy Box

Are you now, or have you ever been, a kid? If the answer is yes, chances are good that you’ve played Connect Four. (If the answer is no: Are you Benjamin Button?) If you’re still into the game but not so into the plastic frame and primary colours, this very classy set will most certainly impress even your most refined opponent. More »      

Just an awesome two minute video of badass action scenes from movies

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Oh, nothing to see here. Oh wait. Just kidding. There is everything to see here. This two minute clip of action scenes from MovieClips Trailers is so badass that I've watched it multiple times now. I can't get enough. In fact, it has me hankering for an action movie so bad. Good thing John Wick is out in theaters, right? Read more...

How some Gamergate supporters say the controversy could stop “in one week”

Last week, I wrote about the Entertainment Software Association's reaction to "Gamergate"  -- the months-long culture war over gender and ethics in the gaming industry. My Twitter feed was flooded with messages from those who said we'd been unfair in our coverage of the harassment of female game developers and media critic Anita Sarkeesian. So we reached out via […]

Jack-o'-Lanterns: They're Just Like Us

Not even your average Halloween pumpkin can deny the allure of social media or online dating. It's hard out there for a gourd. Read more... More about Humor, Halloween, Funny, Watercooler, and Comics

Using Excel to Watch Movies at Work

The Excel subreddit exploded earlier this week when redditor [AyrA_ch] shared his custom spreadsheet that allowed him to play video files on a locked-down work computer. How locked down? With no access to Windows Media Player and IE7...Show More Summary

iPad Air 2 bullet point impressions

I've now had a day to play around with the iPad Air 2. Don't you want to know how it went? The post iPad Air 2 bullet point impressions appeared first on AppleTell.

The different ways animals breath in one cool animated graphic

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Science illustrator and animator Eleanor Lutz —the same who brought us this cool graphic of how animals fly —has created this cool animated illustration showing the differences between animal breathing: Human vs birds vs insects. Even if you paid attention at biology class, it's interesting to watch. Read more...

How some Gamergate supporters say the controversy could stop “in one week”

6 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Last week, I wrote about the Entertainment Software Association's reaction to "Gamergate"  -- the months-long culture war over gender and ethics in the gaming industry. My Twitter feed was flooded with messages from those who said we'd been unfair in our coverage of the harassment of female game developers and media critic Anita Sarkeesian. So we reached out via […]

How some Gamergate supporters say the controversy could stop “in one week”

Last week, I wrote about the Entertainment Software Association's reaction to "Gamergate"  -- the months-long culture war over gender and ethics in the gaming industry. My Twitter feed was flooded with messages from those who said we'd been unfair in our coverage of the harassment of female game developers and media critic Anita Sarkeesian. So we reached out via […]

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