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There are actually a lot of ways to indulge your paranoia thanks to smartphones.
On the Web, news is not just what’s important in your town, state, nation or the whole world, but it’s also what’s important to you, personally. Facebook understands this as well as anyone. This week, it launched new features that try to focus its users’ New Feeds on news, and in some ways it gets [...]
IBM may have been out of the personal computing business for some time, but 30 years ago it kicked off a revolution by bringing small, affordable computers to the masses. Yeah, there were other PCs before the IBM PC – originally known by its numeric moniker, the 5150 – but the strategy of using off-the-shelf, [...]
Kevin Durant visited a legendary playground basketball court on Monday. And became part of its legend. The former Texas star scored 66 points in an Entertainers Basketball Classic game on Monday at Harlem’s Rucker Park. “I’ve always wanted to play at Rucker Park all my life,” Durant said. Later on twitter, Durant wrote: “No lie, [...]
The letters MTV stand for Music Television, and while there’s not that much music on MTV anymore, that was hardly the case when the cable network launched 30 years ago today. MTV changed the music business despite a rocky start, according to an interview with original VJ Mark Goodman RollingStone.com: In the earliest days, MTV was [...]
Almost from the moment it was released in 1977, John Badham’s film Saturday Night Fever began molding popular culture and music. Sure, disco had been around for some time before John Travolta strutted his stuff in a white suite on the big screen, but it was the movie and its Bee Gees-powered soundtrack that turned [...]
It’s been the butt of geek humor for more than a decade, considered the ultimate example of vaporware and game-industry excess. Nevertheless, the seemingly impossible has happened: Duke Nukem Forever has been declared complete and shipped to manufacturing.
Admit it, you just can’t get enough of Rebecca Black’s Friday, the vanity video everyone loves to hate. It rolls on as a persistent meme, but what about its original target audience. How do kids and tweens like it? Based on this video response, Kids React to Rebecca Black’s Friday, they also think it’s lame. [...]
While you probably can’t precisely equate the overthrow of whole regimes in the Mideast to the budget standoff happening at the Wisconsin State Capitol, the two actions have some things in common, not the least of which is a mass occupation of public space. And when that many people get together, they’re going to need [...]
In what may be the ultimate expression of conspicuous consumption, Starbucks says you can now pay for the company’s products with selected handheld devices. That’s right. Your overpriced cell phone, connected to the Internet thanks to an overpriced data plan, will be able to reimburse Starbucks for its overpriced coffee. A trifecta! Starbucks has been [...]