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Facebook Used an 'I Will Rape You' Image to Invite Users to Instagram Facebook Used an 'I Will Rape You' Image to Invite Users to Instagram

This is getting absolutely nuts. Just a week after Facebook got busted for allowing advertisers to target topics like “Jew haters” and “How to burn Jews,” a reporter found that the company used an image that said “I will rape you” to invite her friends to Instagram. There was a death threat in there, too.

Mark Zuckerberg Is Still Pissed That We Know About His Army of Handlers Mark Zuckerberg Is Still Pissed That We Know About His Army of Handlers

Facebook founder and NASCAR enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg likes a lot of things. He likes Facebook. He likes being in charge of Facebook. He even likes talking about how much he likes being in charge of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg does not, however, like it when reporters publish embarrassing but true details about how he…

Nest's New Security System Makes Me Feel Sad for Nest Nest's New Security System Makes Me Feel Sad for Nest

Everybody seemed excited about Nest’s big event on Wednesday. New products! Several of them! New direction! Much needed for a company plagued with security flaws, product defects, and loads of other problems. But the most innovative thing that Nest announced was an alarm. Literally, a box that makes a loud noise. It’s…

Amazon's Newest Gadget Is a Tablet That's Also an Echo Amazon's Newest Gadget Is a Tablet That's Also an Echo

It was bound to happen. Amazon storms into the voice-controlled gadget game, just like the tablet game, and eventually, a Fire tablet becomes an Echo. That just happened. Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 tablet is also a hands-free Echo. It’s mostly a tablet, but that Echo bit is interesting.

This Is the iPhone 8 You Should Buy This Is the iPhone 8 You Should Buy

It’s that time of year again, folks, but this time shit’s a little more complicated. Apple turned heads at the annual iPhone lovefest by introducing not just one, not two, but three new iPhones—one of which is a pricey monster we’ve addressed in another post. If you’re thinking about placing an order for an iPhone 8…

These Completely Wireless Jaybird Headphones Are Almost Amazing These Completely Wireless Jaybird Headphones Are Almost Amazing

This fall seems like the season we’re finally going to see an amazing new family of gadgets: completely wireless headphones that work properly. Sure, companies have tried for years, but most of those attempts have sucked (or been really hard to actually buy). And now, Jaybird is sprinting out of the gates with Run, a…

I'm Going to Buy the iPhone X, and I Hate Myself for It I'm Going to Buy the iPhone X, and I Hate Myself for It

I already knew what was going to happen before the iPhone event started. Apple was going announce this new phone I’d reported on for months, and it was going to feature all the cool new stuff I’d read about for months. And for every time I said “Oh wow that’s cool” during the big reveal, Apple would gently extract a…

Everything Apple Announced Today Everything Apple Announced Today

Holy heck, everyone, Apple just announced new iPhones, and for the first time in years, they actually look new and different. The big headliner is the iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone Ten”) while the appearance of the iPhone 8 surprised some fans. Less surprising were upgrades to Apple TV and the Apple Watch. But…

This Inflatable Suitcase Made Out of Old Truck Tarps Works Surprisingly Well This Inflatable Suitcase Made Out of Old Truck Tarps Works Surprisingly Well

A pitch recently landed in my inbox that didn’t make a lot of sense. Some designers were working with Freitag, a Swiss company that makes bags out of old truck tarps, and they were launching a Kickstarter. The product: the Zippelin, a foldable suitcase with bike tubes that inflated to create a frame. It sounded so…

The Frame by Samsung Is Not a Work of Art, But It Sure Is a Fine TV The Frame by Samsung Is Not a Work of Art, But It Sure Is a Fine TV

The Frame by Samsung is about as pretentious as a television could be. It’s a $2,000 4K TV that doubles as a digital display for works of art. You can even hang it on your wall with a “no gap” mount and attach faux wood panels to the sides so that it looks like painting. Neat idea, sure, but inevitably, The Frame by…

The Competition to Host Amazon's Second Headquarters Is On The Competition to Host Amazon's Second Headquarters Is On

Jeff Bezos and friends are on a bit of a spending spree. Amazon just announced that it’s looking to drop a cool $5 billion on a “second headquarters” that will employ as many as 50,000 workers. In characteristically splashy fashion, the company also announced that cities across North America will get to bid on the…

That Viral Photo of People Golfing by a Huge Wildfire Is Actually Real That Viral Photo of People Golfing by a Huge Wildfire Is Actually Real

“That looks… very shopped,” one Gizmodo writer said, when he saw the viral image of three chill dudes golfing as a mountain burned behind them. On the left side of the frame, there are two other people gazing at the blaze. The whole scene does indeed look very fake, another fine Photoshop forgery. But it’s not.

Richard Branson Is Having a Weird Sleepover With 'Young People' During Hurricane Irma Richard Branson Is Having a Weird Sleepover With 'Young People' During Hurricane Irma

Let’s talk about a few facts. Billionaire party enthusiast Richard Branson owns a private isle in the Virgin Islands. Branson’s island sits squarely in the path of Hurricane Irma, one the strongest storms the Atlantic has ever seen. Rather than retreat to a safer location, Branson has collected a mysterious group of…

Apparently, Apple and Amazon Are in a Bidding War for the James Bond Film Rights Apparently, Apple and Amazon Are in a Bidding War for the James Bond Film Rights

Unnamed sources are telling The Hollywood Reporter that the fight for distribution rights to the James Bond films just got two new contenders: Apple and Amazon. Up until now Warner Bros. have been in the lead with the best bid, but let’s be honest. Apple and Amazon have deeper pockets.

The World's Best GoFundMe Involves Poop, Firemen, and a Tinder Date Gone Horribly Wrong The World's Best GoFundMe Involves Poop, Firemen, and a Tinder Date Gone Horribly Wrong

GoFundMe can be a dark place. Sometimes, it’s your pitiful friends asking you for money so that they can take a European vacation and finally tackle that “research project” they’ve been wanting to do. Other times, it’s truly tragic circumstances, like a stranger asking for help with medical bills. But today, dear…

The Post-Harvey Mosquito Invasion Seems Like Hell The Post-Harvey Mosquito Invasion Seems Like Hell

Plenty of people have described Hurricane Harvey as a disaster of biblical proportions, and it seems the next plague is upon us. It’s not locusts. Thanks to untold quantities of filthy standing water, millions of mosquitos are starting to hatch. And yes, they do bite. They love to bite.

Popular YouTube-to-MP3 Site Dies Under Crushing Weight of Record Company Litigation Popular YouTube-to-MP3 Site Dies Under Crushing Weight of Record Company Litigation

The operators of YouTube-MP3.org, a popular website for turning the audio tracks of YouTube videos into MP3s, have agreed to shut down the site and hand over the domain to the RIAA. This predictable outcome comes after 15 of the world’s largest record companies filed a complaint in a California court. Poor little…

Watch Postcards of Mid-Century Resorts Transform Into Their Abandoned Ruins Watch Postcards of Mid-Century Resorts Transform Into Their Abandoned Ruins

In idyllic places like the Catskills and the Poconos, the ‘50s and ‘60s were a uniquely magical time for America. This was where newly suburban denizens went on vacation, flocking to lakeside resorts straight out of Dirty Dancing. But over the years, the people stopped coming, and the resorts closed. Now, their…

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