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What It’s Like To Sign Up For Twitter On IPO Day

View this image › NYSE / Via Twitter: @NYSEcam Moments after the opening bell rang this morning, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo joined CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for what was, essentially, a 20-minute defense of his now-public company. Before long, the conversation turned to user growth, an area where Twitter […]

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The Jurassic Park Video Game You’ve Been Waiting For Since 1993

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=lTPk4iO47RQ. First off, a couple reasons not to get too excited about Jurassic Life: -It doesn’t have any official support from the franchise, so there cold be legal issues with its release -It’s a mod, designed by amateurs, based on a game that came out in 2004 But the level design alone […]

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The Only Apple Rumors That Nobody Cares About

View this image › Workers sleep outside Pegatron’s gates. Undercover investigators working on behalf of China Labor Watch, a nonprofit based out of New York and Shenzhen, China, claim to have uncovered a shocking litany of labor abuses at the factories of Pegratron, one of the suppliers Apple uses to make its products. According to […]

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Rayman Legends Is Prozac On A Game Disc

View this image › In the past twelve months, since I started writing about video game culture for a living, I have played games that have produced in me a remarkable range of effects. I have played games that made me laugh. I have played games that unintentionally made me laugh. I have played games […]

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Yahoo Used To Have An ‘Internet Life’ Magazine And It Was Amazing

As Yahoo looks to its newly acquired Tumblr to keep the company relevant for a younger generation, Internet Life serves as reminder of what the Yahoo brand once was: a sleek, sexy, and even edgy vision of the future and a cultural touchstone of the dot com generation. Published by Ziff Davis, the company licensed […]

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Candy Crush Exec Reveals The Game’s Biggest Secrets

View this image › candy-crush-saga.wikia.com If you’re not already a rabid Candy Crush player yourself, you’ve undoubtedly seen people on the train or at a coffee shop swiping urgently at brightly colored candy pieces on their iPhones. Pay attention: That’s the mobile game that’s currently taking over the world. King, a 550-employee British firm and […]

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Do You Believe In The Playstation 4?

View this image › People attend the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters Here are some words and phrases that were not spoken last night during Sony’s press conference, which may be still going on, announcing the PlayStation 4: Multimedia, Television Show, Movie, Win the Living Room, […]

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Snapchat And The Soul Of The Facebook Backlash

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=88Cu3yN-LlM. This morning, Snapchat became a social network. The messaging app added a feature that lets users not only send photos and videos but effectively post them for a limited time, so friends can view them as a rolling, stitched-together playlist. It is, without question, a “profile” of sorts. This feature, called […]

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Sorry, Guy: Math Can’t Get You A Girlfriend

View this image › Unrealistic dramatic reenactment. Creativa / Via shutterstock.com Earlier this week, Wired published a story on Chris McKinlay, a Ph.D. student in mathematics at UCLA who developed an algorithm to game OkCupid’s own: By using statistical sampling to identify the types of questions answered by women he finds attractive, McKinlay could give […]

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Should I Say Hi To People I Recognize On OkCupid?

View this image › I am currently taking a stab at online dating. A few guys I know have popped up in my list of matches, including my current FWB. I’m not really interested in dating any of these guys, but I kind of want to acknowledge their presence as fellow single people looking for […]

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19 Incredibly Specific Kindle Literotica Singles

1. “The Bigfoot Menage a Trois” View this image › amazon.com Description: “After years of hearing about how Catherine has had sex with bigfoot her friend, Jessica, has had enough. She wants to discover if this is true or if Catherine is just crazy. Jessica is in for a HUGE surprise when she follows Catherine […]

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The Best Game Of This Generation Is $7.50 On Steam

1. Dark Souls, the infuriating, beautiful, spirit-crushing and ultimately life-affirming 2011 game by From Software, is the best game of the current generation. View this image › 2. It is currently $7.50 on the Steam summer sale. That’s the same price as a mediocre sandwich. Here, you get 70 hours of sublimity. If you’ve never […]

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27 Reasons Why Nothing Matters

So, this is you: View this image › 1. This is you from about 30,000 feet. Cruising altitude: View this image › Via Flickr: benjy Pretty. 2. This is you from 100,000 feet: View this image › en.wikipedia.org Still pretty. 3. Someone jumped out of a balloon from this height, back in 1960: View this […]

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Scenes From The (Virtual) Zombie Apocalypse

View this image › “A customer arrives to make a trade.” dayzpvp.com This picture comes from DayZ, a brutally realistic zombie game built on top of ArmA II, a popular combat simulator. The bulk of the game is simple kill-or-be-killed combat, but because of its loose structure and large player base (over a million), DayZ […]

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The Comment Paradox

View this image › Via static.blog.chartbeat.com Online, comments have never been more popular or more maligned. Just this week Sports Illustrated had to turn off commenting on Jason Collins’ coming-out piece. Earnest calls to get rid of comments seem more frequent than ever. Likewise, newer blogging platforms like Medium boast minimized, hidden, or eliminated comment […]

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Why Heartbreak Apps Make Promises They Can’t Keep

View this image › wallstreetinsanity.com Earlier this month, KillSwitch, an app that promises to remove “all traces” of your ex from your Facebook profile, and previously only available on Android, became available on iPhone. Under the larger umbrella of dating apps, there is a subsection that could maybe more accurately be called “heartbreak apps.” KillSwitch […]

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The Men Who Tweet Too Much

View this image › Via Twitter: @buzzfeedandrew At the moment of this writing, a man named Thom has tweeted 192,587 times. He signed up for Twitter three and a half years ago, which would work out to one tweet every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. But he says his activity really didn’t pick up […]

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Grand Theft Auto IV: Vanessa Carlton Mod

1. Vanessa Carlton: Where is she now? View this image › yourmaineventer.tumblr.com 2. She’s still making her way downtown— View this image › artyucko.tumblr.com 3. —Smashing cars, shooting cops— View this image › 4. —and she’s homebound 🙂 View this image › This satanic GTA IV mod was made by Sleepy & ChongMcBong and can […]

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Three Crazy Blind Dates With OkCupid’s New App

View this image › Like millions of other American online daters and every third Brooklynite, I use OkCupid as my primary means of receiving “hey gurl, ur sexy” notes from potential paramours and reminders that my father was probably right when he said that the key to a happy love life is learning how to […]

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The Best Of President Obama’s Reddit AMA

View this image › From Reddit “celebrity” Shitty_Watercolour. President Barack Obama is doing an AMA on Reddit. Here, we’re posting all of POTUS’ answers — plus a few GIFs playing on his verification photo. While you’re waiting for the next answer to be posted, read about how Reddit got Obama to do this. View this […]

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Dogspotting Is The Game That Will Save Facebook

Dogspotting is only thing that can save Facebook. View this image › Reid Paskiewicz / Via Facebook: 10487409466 If you’re getting burnt out on Facebook, here’s my advice: join a few groups. Facebook groups is where all the fun action is now. One of the weirdest yet most consistently rewarding groups is “Dogspotting”, a game […]

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November 19, 2008: The Day The Xbox Won

View this image › Via cache.lifehacker.com It seems impossibly long ago, but the Xbox 360 came out in 2005. November 22, 2005, to be exact — the same day Angela Merkel was elected the first female chancellor of Germany, a day before Italy announced it would be pulling its troops out of Iraq. “My Humps” […]

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How To Send Email Like A Boss

View this image › No matter who you are or what you do, there are some phrases that you just end up saying over and over again in emails. Like, “Please review the attached and get back to me” or “Thank you for your submission, I’ll review it and respond within 3 days” or “i […]

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The Most Popular Word In Words With Friends Is Totally Obnoxious

1. In honor of the game’s five-year anniversary, Words With Friends released statistics on its most commonly-played words. “Qi,” that elusive two-letter Q word that even more elusively does not require a U, placed first with over 1 billion plays. To put that in context, over 58 billion words have been played total in “Words […]

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Why Humans Love Slow Motion

I never don’t watch slow-motion videos. Send me a video of a dog running in slow motion and I’ll stare at it like it contains all the mysteries of the cosmos. Send me a video of a grown man shaving his back in slow motion and I’d watch it like it’s Citizen Kane. I am […]

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Making Art From Video Game Landscapes

View this image › Black Creek by Mark Tribe As I write this, 229,984 people are playing Battlefield 3 online, on landscapes ranging from the Caspian border to an island beach in the Persian Gulf. Each one is as close to photorealistic as modern game engine technology allows. Add in virtual landscapes from the likes […]

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Vine: Twitter’s Gift To Facebook

View this image › Via analytics.topsy.com Facebook didn’t become a billion-user powerhouse just by breaking new ground. In reality, it’s spent most of its life as a diligent student. Whether you dismiss Instagram’s new video product as a desperate Vine rip-off or a well-reasoned and much needed alternative, Instagram’s video feature is already a formidable […]

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