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  • WTF
    Someone Calculated How Many Calories A Mouse Click Burns

    Someone Calculated How Many Calories A Mouse Click Burns

    Video gaming for hours is exhausting, so surely it counts as some sort of workout too, right? One publication from Japan just estimated how many calories it takes to click a mouse button once. ‘Convert Anything To Calories’, published by PHP Science World Shinsho, has narrowed down a mouse click to 1.4 calories. This is based on an index finger at a volume of 10.8 cubic… Read More

  • WTF
    Kids Love The Apple Store So Much They Pee On The Seats

    Kids Love The Apple Store So Much They Pee On The Seats

    Don’t ever sit on the black balls at the kids table in Apple retail stores, recommends supposed former employee and Redditor Mister_Rabbit. It seems that as 370 million people visit an Apple Store each year, a few of the kids are leaving something behind when they go. Read More

  • Silicon Valley Has Hit Peak Lameness

    Silicon Valley Has Hit Peak Lameness

    Hey Bros of Virool, I know you think it’s cool that your launch party is being written up in TechCrunch. But seriously, half-naked girls in silver mono-kinis dancing in front of floating arithmetic, fractions and percentage signs? Why would women want to work for this company? When did Silicon Valley become so thin on actual technology that startups had to have “nerd” or… Read More

  • TechCrunch Writer Update, Sat 02/16 – Fri 02/22

    TechCrunch Writer Update, Sat 02/16 – Fri 02/22

    Every week, Eric and Alexia update the TechCrunch editorial team on our performance, providing important stat breakdowns for the week, such as total number of posts and pageviews. They also provide updates on notable news within the team and organization — things like new hires, new roles, and important upcoming events and goals. This was my response to our fearless leaders this week. Read More

  • If My Phone Falls Down The Seat Crevice Again I’ll Lose It. Please Redesign Meatspace.

    If My Phone Falls Down The Seat Crevice Again I’ll Lose It. Please Redesign Meatspace.

    The physical world wasn’t built for $500 devices we need every other minute. This is never more obvious than when I strain my back and curse like a sailor because my phone has fallen into the gap beside my car or plane seat. As tech companies obsess over usability, the thoughtlessness that mars the meatspace comes into painfully sharp relief. Read More

  • The Science Behind Why The Harlem Shake Is So Popular

    The Science Behind Why The Harlem Shake Is So Popular

    A five-minute video? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Not to watch one, or to make one. But the Harlem Shake dance videos are capped at 30 seconds. That’s why we’re so willing to watch just one more incarnation, and why it’s easy to recruit friends to make them. The result is one of the most pervasive gags in history. A “Symbiotic Meme”, the Harlem Shake has… Read More

  • Yesterday Alicia Keys Was An iPhone Addict, Today She’s BlackBerry’s Global Creative Director

    Yesterday Alicia Keys Was An iPhone Addict, Today She’s BlackBerry’s Global Creative Director

    It wouldn’t be a BlackBerry press event without something totally unexpected and semi-weird thrown in the mix. Today, at BlackBerry’s media conference revealing BlackBerry 10, the company appointed Alicia Keys as the new Global Creative Director. Her first act as GCD was to talk about how much she loves BlackBerry 10 at today’s media conference. Her other responsibilities… Read More

  • Sand Hill Road’s True Belieber

    Sand Hill Road’s True Belieber

    Scott Hartley, a venture capitalist at Mohr Davidow, decided to completely overhaul his investment strategy today after returning from a trip to New York. Hartley, who is originally from Palo Alto, spent a few days in New York for meetings and an interview on Bloomberg TV. When he unlocked his Sand Hill Road office today, he found that his colleague Abhas Gupta had cheerfully Bieberized his… Read More

  • A Whimsical Seasonal Greeting From A Human Camera

    A Whimsical Seasonal Greeting From A Human Camera

    One of the stranger things I came across while in Tokyo last month was a digital artist who built a human camera that requires touch from another person to snap photos. It is artist Eric Siu’s bit of rebellion against an increasingly technology-dependent world that distances people from real-life interactions. This effect is especially pronounced where Siu lives in Japan, as the Internet… Read More

  • “Jewel In The Night”, The First Christmas Carol From Space

    “Jewel In The Night”, The First Christmas Carol From Space

    The first ever musical recording in space (that we know of anyway) was performed just a few days ago on the International Space Station by Col. Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station. The song, which is already climbing up Reddit’s r/Music page, is an original Christmas Carol called Jewel in the Night. Based on the commander’s Facebook and Twitter pages, he… Read More