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

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 abo

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 whatev

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 heartwarmin

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

the future Posted by Brian Kane on Thursday, October 27, 2016 Do you, like many others, wake up each morning, gaze upon your Amazon Echo, and think, “Damn it, Echo. Instead of a shiny cylinder,

WTF is a container?

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 b

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,

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

Mike Rothenberg allegedly wired $5.2 million from Silicon Valley Bank without investor permission

As we first reported last month, Mike Rothenberg, the beleaguered founder of the San Francisco-based venture firm Rothenberg Ventures, has been involved in an ongoing SEC inquiry into possibly decep

A totally real conversation between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg about a rocket


Blue Apron’s “Farm Egg” makes me question everything

Farm egg. It may seem as simple as just that. An egg. The food that Atkins and Paleo diets made popular once again. The food that draws one of many dividing lines between vegetarians and vegans. But t

You too can bid on Steve Jobs’ turtleneck and other random junk!

If you’re a founder who’s feeling hot after getting some new seed funding and want to treat yourself, may I recommend purchasing the entire wardrobe of Silicon Valley’s greatest Vers

North Korea launches a Netflix-style streaming service called Manbang

Some days, life just throws you a giggle. Today is one of those days. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (aka North Korea) has announced a new Netflix -style on-demand streaming service.

Ex-Theranos customer files a lawsuit claiming faulty blood tests contributed to his heart attack

Theranos is now steeped in an avalanche of legal woes, including a suit filed Monday, July 19 by an ex-customer alleging the company’s faulty blood tests caused him to have a heart attack. The l

Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson arrested while Periscoping

Police arrested more than 200 people marching down the side of the road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana last night, according to several reports, including a strong voice in the Black Lives Matter movement,

This portable 200W “laser bazooka” is terrifying and unnecessary — and I want one

Have you ever played with a laser pointer? Those usually cap out at around 0.005 watts. This guy built a “laser bazooka” that, at 200 watts, comes in at about 40,000 times stronger than th

These guys built the ‘World’s Largest Nerf Gun’ and it shoots massive darts at 40 mph

Bigger isn't necessarily better when it comes to Nerf battles — but... well, this one wins. It's a <em>four foot tall</em> recreation of the Nerf N-Strike Maverick — one of the greatest Nerf gu

Aphex Twin commissions 12-year-old YouTuber to direct first video since 1999’s ‘Windowlicker’

If you follow your dreams, and film it, and put it on YouTube, there's a chance Richard D. James will see it and commission you to direct the first Aphex Twin video in 17 years. That's the lesson lear

A tronc is born

The best satire is indistinguishable from the subject matter it addresses. And sometimes the subject matter is indistinguishable from satire. For the foreseeable future, the absurd rebranding of tronc

Jennifer Lawrence tapped to play Elizabeth Holmes in new movie about Theranos

Out of all the federal regulations turmoil, questionable test results and threats to oust her from her own company, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is getting a silver screen lining — Jennifer
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