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This Comcast Customer Service Call Is Humanly Impossible

Ryan Block has posted a recording of a call he put into Comcast to cancel…

This Girl’s Selfies Take the Selfie Game to a New Level

Mirror selfies are the worst. Everyone knows that. Everyone except for 26-year-old Helene Meldahl, who…

Did T-Mobile Knowingly Bill Customers for Fake Charges?

Wireless carriers—typically known for being paragons of virtue and honesty—are under the microscope today, as…

This Real-Time Map of Lightning Strikes Around the World Is Hypnotic

A small German group called Blitzortung is doing some good work out there: creating a…

Let This Audio Illusion Blow Your Mind

At this point, optical illusions are as common as candy. OK Go just made a…

New Emojis Are Coming to Save Us From the Hassle of Words

Unicode—the company behind emoji—have announced that some 250 new emojis are on the way, to…

Google Doesn’t Want Anything to Do With Internet Pornography

One of Google’s less popular but definitely encouraging corporate policies has been their hard stance…

The FBI’s Twitter Slang Cheat Sheet Is a Thing of Beauty

Hey, kids. You on Twitter? Sure you are. Well, guess what. The FBI is on…

Meet The Onion’s New Buzzfeed Parody: Clickhole

Today, The Onion launched a brand-new sister site called Clickhole, which is a big, gooey…

What Oversharing on Facebook Says About You

A 2014 study suggested “oversharing” on Facebook may be an indicator of loneliness. Although the…

Now the CIA Can Follow You on Twitter Too

The Central Intelligence Agency now has an official Twitter account, to make following people more…

Scientists Discover Awesome Planet and Give It Appropriately Awesome Name

The American Astronomical Society is a pretty awesome group of people, so they know awesome…

Here’s a Breakdown of Apple’s Big Announcement

At the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple rolled out its usual bevy…

Happy 30th Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg

When you log on to Facebook today, take a quick moment and wish its inventor…

All Hail Frank Furter, the Most Patient Genius on Twitter

Twitter is not a medium for the patient, so whoever Dr. Frank Furter (@DrFNFurter) is,…

NASA Discovers Its Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Just how hospitable to life is Kepler-186f, the planet that has NASA freaking out? Well,…

Did the NSA Know About Heartbleed?

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Heartbleed bug has swiftly torn down…

This Livestream of Every Selfie on Instagram Is What You See Before You Die

This is “Selfeed,” and it’s nothing more than a live stream of everything hashtagged “selfie”…

A Serious Data Protection Flaw Has Been Found on the Internet

A huge flaw in one of the Internet’s most vital encryption methods has been exposed—something…

Comic Neue Is Here to Help You Forget You Ever Saw Comic Sans.

Comic Sans. The world’s most hated font. Nobody’s sure how Comic Sans became the Internet’s…

Check Out NPR’s Very Clever Prank on the Internet

Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore? screeched NPR’s article headline, which was promptly shot onto Facebook…

Don’t Fear the Reaper: Aging Has Been Successfully Reversed in Mice.

Well, this is a study you could potentially be telling your grandkids about someday. A…

True Detective: Where Is Ellen’s Oscar Selfie?

As you doubtless heard, a selfie Ellen took at the Oscars with all the world’s…

Happy Birthday, Twitter. Let’s All Find Our First Tweets

Today marks eight years since Twitter opened its digital doors—tomorrow will mark the eighth anniversary…

How to Keep Your Smartphone From Running Your Life

When I looked at my phone this morning, I had a few notifications asking for…

The Future of Jail Technology Sounds Perfectly Terrifying

The future. What will it be like? Flying cars? Mars vacations? Dippin’ Dots? These are…

General Colin Powell, Selfie Pioneer

Lest you entertain any ideas that selfies are something invented by the kids, General Colin…

UberFacts: Lots of Uber. Fewer Facts.

With 6.3 million followers, UberFacts is one of the bigger Twitter accounts out there (by…

This Machine Actually Does Sort of Turn Water Into Wine

Points for creativity go to the creators of what’s being adorably called “The Miracle Machine.”…

Meet Cortana, Microsoft’s Answer to Siri

The idea of having an obedient little person on your smartphone soldiers on, and Microsoft…

Introducing the Horse-Head Squirrel Feeder You Didn’t Know You Needed

The only surprising thing about this squirrel feeder from Seattle’s purveyor of bizarre, Archie McPhee,…

RIP Mike Parker, ‘The Godfather of Helvetica’

Of the many, many fonts the age of computers have bestowed upon us, few are…

Uh, Facebook Just Paid 16 Billion Dollars for WhatsApp

You know what’s cooler than a billion dollars? Sixteen billion dollars, which is exactly how…

Important Pizza Innovation: Pizza That Stays Edible for Three Years

The Department of Defense has a lot going on, but even in the midst of…

Facebook Knows When You’re Falling In Love

Ah, young love. The butterflies. The starry-eyed obsession. The trembling first kiss. The dramatic increase…

Let the Dying Tweets of China’s Moon Rover Teach You to Love Again

We live in an interesting time. Strange enough that we’re sending little robots off to…

Internet Responds About Like You’d Expect to Teen’s Harmless Joke

Safiyyah Nawaz is a teenager with Twitter, because what is a teenager without Twitter these…

At Long Last: Twitter the TV Show

“Kids these days. All they do is tweet and watch TV. If only there was…

Nerd Alert: The NSA Is Spying On You, Gamers

Like any spy agency worth its salt, the NSA leaves no stone unturned. We’ve ceased…

This Isn’t a Photograph of Morgan Freeman.

Look upon this work, ye mighty, and despair. This photograph of Morgan Freeman is not…