WTF

  • Secret is coming back

    Secret is coming back

    Secret, the anonymous sharing app developed by David Byttow and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, looks to be on its way to resurrection. The app was part of a wave of anonymous apps like Whisper and YikYak but shut down April 2015 after facing a lot of criticism over privacy and cyberbullying. Secret allowed anyone to post snippets of text like a rumor or piece of gossip on an anonymous basis. Many… Read More

  • Tech leaders respond to upcoming Trump presidency

    No matter which side of the aisle you’re on it’s clear that in next four years technology will be taking center stage. Politics are now less about relationships between people and more about relationships between computers and no matter who you voted for we believe tech is truly leading the way. Many of us are looking for a sense of clarity and understanding that will help us… Read More

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    For a brief, glorious moment, you could do weird things to Donald Trump’s website

    For a brief, glorious moment, you could do weird things to Donald Trump’s website

    The internet found a new way to amuse itself in the final hours of the presidential election cycle. Basically, there was a glitch on the press release page of Donald Trump’s website. So whatever text you entered at the end of the URL, it would show up at the top of the page, like so: Fun with URL hacking. https://t.co/UWU2r69DSL pic.twitter.com/KMdW0GQXQ6 — Andy Baio… Read More

  • Need some good news today? A mutant snail just found love via Twitter

    Need some good news today? A mutant snail just found love via Twitter

    This day will be a stressful one for many Americans, so naturally we turn to the internet: to paraphrase Homer, the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems. Luckily, today brings a heartwarming tale — or should I say tail? — from across the pond. A mutant snail who once thought hermself alone in the world has found love, thanks to online dating. Read More

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    Finally, at long last, someone hacked Amazon’s Alexa into one of those singing fish

    Finally, at long last, someone hacked Amazon’s Alexa into one of those singing fish

    Do you, like many others, wake up each morning, gaze upon your Amazon Echo, and think, “Damn it, Echo. Instead of a shiny cylinder, why can’t you be a singing fish?” Good news, friend. Your dreams have come true. On his Facebook profile, artist Brian Kane briefly demonstrates what happens when you take one of those oh-so-classy singing fish — “Big Mouth Billy… Read More

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    WTF is a container?

    WTF is a container?

    You can’t go to a developer conference today and not hear about software containers: Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos and a bunch of other names with a nautical ring to them. Microsoft, Google, Amazon and everybody else seems to have jumped on this bandwagon in the last year or so, but why is everybody so excited about this stuff? To understand why containers are such a big deal, let’s… Read More

  • Hillary mentions internet

    Hillary mentions internet

    Hillary says Trump “makes you just want to look at cat GIFs”, and she even pronounced it correctly.* Hillary Clinton appealed to the tech crowd of San Francisco today at a campaign event, discussing technology in more depth than she or Trump has in weeks. Clinton said that because of Donald Trump’s bragging about sexual assault and insults toward immigrants, Muslims and… Read More

  • Billionaire tech investors support divisive plan to ban San Francisco’s homeless camps

    Billionaire tech investors support divisive plan to ban San Francisco’s homeless camps

    The debate over what to do about San Francisco’s homeless population has been building for awhile among the many startups and residents here. But now tech billionaires Ron Conway, Michael Moritz and well-to-do hedge fund manager William Oberndorf have each thrown about $50,000 behind a measure to rid San Francisco of its homeless tent cities. Other notable investors, including Yahoo… Read More

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