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My favorite college professor was YouTube

My favorite college professor was YouTube

As I get ready to walk at my college graduation next week, I have more gratitude for one thing above all: YouTube. YouTube was my go to while doing homework, prepping for exams or just when I needed to refresh a term meant. SEE ALSO: The time has come to remove Facebook from your life […]

Google's chat app Allo takes Bitmoji to the next level

Google's chat app Allo takes Bitmoji to the next level

Google’s messaging app Allo — one of the several confusingly similar communication apps Google has launched in the past year or so — has a new trick: It can create a Bitmoji-like, cartoon version of yourself.  Even better, Google’s using a neural network, an artificial intelligence of sorts, to do it.  SEE ALSO: Google’s plan […]

Chinese game throws the spotlight on the country's appalling internet addiction camps

Chinese game throws the spotlight on the country's appalling internet addiction camps

A Chinese game based on the country’s notorious “internet addiction camps” has shed light on their condition, and some of the appalling “cures” they have inflicted on teenagers. The game, called Mysteries of Fence (篱笆庄密闻), gained attention after getting featured on Steam Greenlight, which allows people to vote on indie games. Set in a tense, […]

J.K. Rowling sends heartfelt tweet to fans after rare 'Harry Potter' prequel is stolen

J.K. Rowling sends heartfelt tweet to fans after rare 'Harry Potter' prequel is stolen

J.K. Rowling never refrains from public appeals for a good cause as her tireless Twitter activity shows. But this time, it’s really personal.  SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling just tweeted the biggest ‘Harry Potter’ apology so far A rare Harry Potter prequel, penned personally by the author over two sides of an A5 postcard, has been […]

Stephen Colbert claims sweet, sweet victory over Donald Trump

Stephen Colbert claims sweet, sweet victory over Donald Trump

Donald Trump called, Stephen Colbert responded. In an interview with Time, the president of the United States lashed out at The Late Show host, calling him “no-talent” and “filthy” following Colbert’s controversial May 1 monologue. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump slams ‘no-talent’ Stephen Colbert in latest tirade against the media And naturally, Colbert had some thoughts, […]

When did laptops become such a danger on planes?

When did laptops become such a danger on planes?

First shoes, then liquids, and now laptops. With reports suggesting the airplane cabin laptop ban may soon expand from flights originating in eight Middle Eastern and African countries to parts of Europe, it’s clear that our computers have now joined the list of things we have to worry about when flying.  However, some big questions […]

Ominous 'Twin Peaks' teaser finally shows characters saying enigmatic words

Ominous 'Twin Peaks' teaser finally shows characters saying enigmatic words

David Lynch has been strenuously tight-lipped about the highly anticipated upcoming season of Twin Peaks.  Up until now, teasers and trailers just showed some images of sets and characters. That’s it. But in the latest clip, we finally see characters old and new saying words which will probably be closely scrutinised by fans for the […]

UK startup Improbable just raised half a billion dollars to build the Matrix

UK startup Improbable just raised half a billion dollars to build the Matrix

A UK company wants to build massive-scale simulations of reality, and they just raised $502 million to do it.  The Series B funding round, led by Softbank, values the company at over $1 billion. The money will be used to develop Improbable’s technology, in particular its SpatialOS cloud-based operating system (currently in beta), which allows […]

It's 2017, and Samsung is still launching flip phones

It's 2017, and Samsung is still launching flip phones

You read that right: Samsung still hasn’t given up on flip phones.  In fact, the company — as reported by Korea’s ET News, via The Investor — is preparing to launch a new model in Korea soon. SEE ALSO: Check out Samsung’s latest ‘Gear VR’ and ‘Gear 360’ The device, named SM-W2017, appears to be […]

Marry your love of instant noodles and fried chicken with this incredible burger

Marry your love of instant noodles and fried chicken with this incredible burger

Instant noodles, ramen, whatever you call ’em — it’s always been there for us in our hour of laziness or when we’re short on cash. But what if you could use it as a coating for fried chicken? Thanks to the brainiacs at Guilty, a restaurant in Sydney, Australia, you can live that flavour-heavy fantasy. […]

Homeowner sues Zillow for allegedly undervaluing her home

Homeowner sues Zillow for allegedly undervaluing her home

Zillow’s housing price estimate tool is facing its first legal challenge. An Illinois homeowner filed a lawsuit against the online real estate database this week, claiming the company’s “Zestimates” feature lowballed the value of her house. SEE ALSO: 13 U.S. cities where millennials can’t afford to buy a house Since Zillow obviously can’t take a […]

Everything is totally fine at Fyre Festival HQ -- just don't ask about a paycheck or the FBI

Everything is totally fine at Fyre Festival HQ — just don't ask about a paycheck or the FBI

In today’s least shocking news, it turns out the organizers behind last month’s disastrous Fyre Festival are about as good at running a workplace as they are at throwing a luxury musical extravaganza. Employees of Fyre Media, the tech startup behind the event, were recently informed on a staff conference call that they would no […]

Trump and EDM get these lacrosse bros super pumped

Trump and EDM get these lacrosse bros super pumped

There are many songs to which a college sports team could hypothetically take the field. Players could run onto the grass while “Get Ready For This” blares. Or they could play some AC/DC. They could even blast that one song from 8 Mile. Or they could layer a Donald Trump speech over an EDM track, […]