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These miniature scenes add a dose of whimsy to office life

Lizzie Plaugic May 30, 2015 10:21 pm05.30.2015 3

Derrick Lin works in advertising, and sometimes the boredom and monotony of office life provides him with just the right kind of creative spark. Lin spends his spare time building small moments (literally...

Derrick Lin's office dreams

Watch the Solar Impulse 2 takeoff live from Nanjing, China

Lizzie Plaugic May 30, 2015 01:35 pm05.30.2015 3

Pilot André Borschberg is about to fly solo from Nanjing, China to Hawaii in a cramped, cold, solar-powered plane, the Solar Impulse 2. Solar Impulse is currently streaming today's takeoff, which has been...

Happening now

Take a virtual journey through Vietnam's massive Son Doong cave

Lizzie Plaugic May 30, 2015 05:01 pm05.30.2015 4

The Son Doong cave is one of the world's largest, but until now you had to travel to Vietnam to experience its misty, majestic glory. National Geographic recently created a virtual tour of its massive...

No risk involved

The Dread Pirate Roberts has a mom, and she'll never stop fighting

Bryan Bishop May 29, 2015 04:22 pm05.29.2015 25

Today a judge sentenced Ross Ulbricht to life in prison for charges stemming from his involvement in the online underground marketplace Silk Road. Allowing its users to hide behind Bitcoin and the...

"It’s an important Fourth Amendment issue." Lyn Ulbricht

You can finally use GIFs on Facebook, here are GIFs we recommend

Chris Plante May 29, 2015 10:23 am05.29.2015 73

You can finally use GIFs on Facebook! Sort of! If you drop a link to a GIF uploaded elsewhere on the internet in your status update, the GIF will appear in full animated glory. However, if you upload a GIF...

A GIF is worth a million words

Popular Chrome extension Hola sold users' bandwidth for botnets

James Vincent May 29, 2015 07:05 am05.29.2015 41

Hola, one of the most popular online services for viewing blocked videos and TV shows from other countries, has turned its users into a botnet without their knowledge. The software, which is available as p...

the dangers of free software

Serial is getting a third season next spring

Kwame Opam May 28, 2015 12:15 pm05.28.2015 4

Months after Serial creator Sarah Koenig announced that the wildly popular podcast would get a second season, the show's producers announced this week that a third is already being developed. In an email...

Season two will debut sometime this fall

The Dread Pirate Roberts has a mom, and she'll never stop fighting

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Sure, let's put 'meme' in the dictionary, but call us when they add dank memes

James Vincent May 27, 2015 05:21 am05.27.2015 16

Merriam-Webster has had, in its own words, a bit of a growth spurt, adding a clutch of new words to its unabridged dictionary. These include some genuinely great entries ("colossal squid" is the perfect...

dictionaries need to stop playing catch-up

UK porn laws might mean ID checks with the post office

James Vincent May 26, 2015 08:01 am05.26.2015 27

The UK's plans to introduce mandatory age checks for viewing pornography online could involve verifying users' identities via third parties such as banks, mobile operators, credit agencies, or even the...

“Twelve stamps and some hardcore pornography please."

Supergirl pilot leaks six months early in full HD

James Vincent May 25, 2015 05:17 am05.25.2015 56

The first episode of CBS's forthcoming Supergirl series has leaked online a full six months before it was scheduled to air. Two versions of the 46-minute episode (one in full HD and another in lower...

Taking to the skies a little early

Instagram 'highlights' emails hitting your inbox soon

Dante D'Orazio May 24, 2015 01:09 pm05.24.2015 10

Instagram is getting on board with email. The popular social network started sending out "highlights" emails to some of its users this month. Like Twitter's similar "best of" emails, the messages serve up...

Keep an eye out for that unsubscribe button

Canadian teen pleads guilty to 23 charges for online harassment, bomb threats

Lizzie Plaugic May 23, 2015 01:42 pm05.23.2015 40

A Canadian teen has pleaded guilty to 12 charges this week related to online harassment and "swatting" families across the US and Canada in 2013 and 2014. He had previously pleaded guilty to 11 other...

The sentencing is in June
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