I’m paid in dollars, but I live in Russia, where the currency is currently collapsing; as the ruble loses value, I effectively get a raise. This week alone, at the time of this writing, my salary’s worth has increased by 20%.
A lot of video games can make you laugh. But only "South Park: The Stick of Truth," says a "Tonight Show" writer, can make you funny.
The most powerful people in Hollywood were so fearful to place themselves in the cross hairs of hackers that they all refused to sign a simple petition of support that Clooney circulated to the top people in film, TV, records and other areas. Here, Clooney discusses the petition and how it is just part of many frightening ramifications that we are all just coming to grips with.
Yeah, we're just as tired of all things "Serial" as you are, but this remix by Fafu is surprisingly good. Now can we get a Unicorns reunion already or what?
Uber, the popular ride-hailing service, regularly spars with regulators. But on Thursday, the company seems to have found common ground with lawmakers in at least one city.
Just as the Prius has established itself as the first true mass-market hybrid, Toyota hopes the Mirai will one day become the first mass-market hydrogen car.
Everyone knows the story of how the world wide web made the internet accessible for everyone, but a lesser known story of the Internet’s evolution is how automated code — aka bots — came to quietly take it over.
The true value of your email account to crooks is not merely in its ability to pump spam or even forward malicious software and viruses to your entire contact list. Depending on what you do with your account and how long you've had it, your inbox could be worth far more than you imagine.
The hack at Sony underscores the need for more secure online communication systems. That is, if people are willing to use them.
A year and a half after a pointing failure threatened to derail its epochal search for worlds beyond our solar system, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has bagged another planet, astronomers announced Thursday.
"We did an experiment once, in the early days, where we sprinkled some THC on 10 slices of cake. Half of us got the THC slices, half got a placebo slice. In retrospect, we put too much."
There are few better ways to spend the holidays than by shooting birds — so it's only natural that Nintendo is bringing its classic "Duck Hunt" to the Wii U on December 25th.
It’s extreme makeover, Westeros edition: "Game of Thrones" fan favorite Arya Stark is undergoing a dramatic appearance change for season five.
Following months of speculation, HBO has closed deals for a noir drama series project from "Gone Girl" director David Fincher and "L.A. Confidential" writer James Ellroy.
Okay, we certainly ain't Pitchfork, but that don't mean we don't know music. Here are Digg employees' favorite tunes of the year.
A group of about 100 engineers have been quietly working on Elon Musk's project, and nearly all of them have day jobs at companies like Boeing, NASA, Yahoo!, Airbus, SpaceX, and Salesforce. They’re smart. And they’re organized.
Prosecutors in Cambridge, Mass., on Wednesday charged an Uber driver with sexually assaulting a woman seeking a ride, the latest in a series of attacks on people who use the ride-hailing service.
How a $2.50 experiment turned into one of the best places on the Internet.
There’s no way to talk about “The Interview” without discussing in detail the dénouement and the ending.
Adam Savage, co-host of the hit Discovery Channel show, talks about why a catastrophic experiment often comes with the most valuable lessons.
Characters in adult shoot-'em-ups actually have a better chance of surviving than their counterparts in children's animation.
Bissinger, a Pulitzer-winning journalist best known for his reporting on sports culture, revealed in a 2013 GQ essay that he had a shopping addiction, one inextricably intertwined with other compulsive behaviors. Now, he's getting rid of nearly all his prized collection.
Anissa E. Weier, one of two girls accused of stabbing their classmate to appease the fictional Slender Man character in Wisconsin, was found competent to stand trial for attempted homicide.
The first episode of "The Simpsons" aired twenty-five years ago, on 17 December, 1989, and since then, English has never been the same.
Wrestling with thetans, attempting to unlock a memory bank, and a personality test seemingly aimed at people with depression. This is Scientology’s “dissemination drill” for potential new members.
"It's A Wonderful Life" isn't just a Christmas classic — it's a classic film, period. Despite being the work of a famous director and vehicle for a big-name actor, it fell into obscurity soon after its release. How'd it earn its wings? Copyright and opportunism.
Emails show how tentative talks with the spiritual leadership of ISIS to secure the release of Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig began in mid-October and ran for several weeks, with the knowledge of the FBI.
A group of journalists and researchers wade into ugly corners of the Internet to expose racists, creeps and hypocrites. Have they gone too far?
More than 1.5 million prisoners were held in state and federal prisons in 2013, and Global Tel-Link provided phone service to more of them than any other business. And while the prison telecom creates the backdrop for “Serial,” it’s at the center of a very different drama of its own. Prisoners and their families have long complained about the exorbitant rates for phone service. Now, after years of inaction, the federal government is getting serious about reform.
Houshi Ryokan was was built over a natural hot spring in Awazu in central Japan in the year 718 and it has always been managed by the same family since then. It is the oldest still running family business in the world.
Sit down and indulge in the hilarious, wholesome magic of "The Cosby Show," free of any troubling or in any way complicated thoughts.
Laws across the U.S. make parents liable for small transgressions, but what about larger ones, like when cyberbullies drive a teen to suicide? One prominent attorney is pushing for a law in Florida.
“You’ve got to — got to — be prepared for his head-butts and high-fives, because they are coming... You’ve got to brace yourself. It doesn’t look like much coming at you but it’s intense. If he throws the ball 50 yards and you run 50 yards and score, he’s going to run all 50 yards and head-butt the hell out of you.”
As it so happens, you probably already own a knife sharpener. It multitasks as a vehicle.
Take a look at the slideshow above. The photos depict, in order: tower binoculars, a tank tread, tree bark, headphones, a tray table, a toilet, eggs, and more tree bark. Yet I perceived every one of them as a face, and I bet you did, too.
Burying the bodies of Kurdish fighters fallen in neighboring Syria reopens old wounds in the heartland of Turkish Kurdistan.
Practice makes perfect and this guy's been practicing.
When Spanish scientist Andres Cozar Cabanas compiled the first ever global map of ocean trash last July, he inadvertently uncovered a mystery. Much of the plastic he expected to find bobbing in the oceans, given a quadrupling of plastic production in recent years, had "disappeared."
No one gets the cross-section of showbiz and fandom like him. In giving us these extraordinarily particular individuals and distinct visages — both psychological and visual — Waters gets you to know in your bones that the more we are part of a vast crowd of people who idolize someone or something
The U.S. Department of Transportation keeps track of the number of mishandled bagged reports, which includes "lost, damaged, delayed or pilfered baggage." And there are plenty. In the first nine months of 2014, there were more than 1.6 million cases filed.
Occasionally a word wends its way into the cockles of whatever the Internet has instead of a heart. “Classy,” the adjectival equivalent of a graceful, pearl-draped woman in a ball-gown, is one example. It joins the ranks of such pre-programmed Web responses as “SMDH,” “this,” and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
It turns out there is a big market for a smarter, more adaptable approach to identity on your phone.
Games that present women as fully developed humans, or that communicate feminist values through a focus on cooperation or compassion, are all too rare. Here are five that thrilled us, moved us, or just made us feel like there is a place for us in the world of video games.
No idea what's going on here but hey, it's Jerry and Kramer so we watched.
Cop-killers, hijackers, and bomb-makers are living in tropical paradise 90 miles from justice. Will they ever be tried for their crimes?
Germany is Europe’s biggest consumer of fashion. So why isn’t the country a bigger force in the international fashion world?
The Second City is still grappling with a long history of police brutality.
April, you're too far away. What will we do with all this excitement until then?
From righteous fury to faux indignation, everything we got mad about in 2014 — and how outrage has taken over our lives.
An LRAD is a long-range acoustic device, a powerful portable speaker designed to scare people away with sound, and it's becoming increasingly popular among police departments. It is often described by critics as a sound cannon, offering a user “the ability to issue clear, authoritative verbal commands, followed with powerful deterrent tones.”
The decision — and the hack — will be costly to Sony. We can look at comparable films to come up with an estimate of how much “The Interview” might have made in theaters had it been released under normal circumstances. The answer: $100 million, give or take.
"Our long term ambition is to get rid of shitty food in the world."
Better support services can encourage more students to speak out — and that increases the number of reported assaults on campus.
We’re accustomed to witnessing black men who, week in and week out, display their imposing physical superiority in front of tens of millions. And it is probably skewing our understanding of black males in everyday life.
Musician might *sound* like magician, but don't quit your day job, bud.
"Honey, go sit on this bearded strangers lap!" or "Honey, let me stab you with medicine!"
The latest word from scientists studying the Arctic is that the polar region is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet.
Up until this day, Stephen Colbert was the world's most dedicated collector of Stephen Colbert memorabilia.
What can grow to 150 pounds, hurl its massive body 10 feet into the air and come crashing down on unsuspecting ship decks, kayaks and recreational boaters, causing property damage and even injuries? The Asian carp.
Did you like 2008? BlackBerry did!