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tech

The Best ‘Westworld’ Episode Yet Explored the Dark Side of Transhumanism

Seeking immortality can lead to fates worse than death.
Matthew Gault
5.14.18
developing

Huh, 'Beyond Good & Evil 2' Is Starting to Look Like a Real Video Game

After years of rumors, the sequel to the cult classic finally looks like it might be real.
Matthew Gault
5.4.18
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Ridesharing Is Making It Harder Than Ever to Commit to a One-Car Relationship

What does owning a car mean when you can hop in and out of everyone else’s?
Kate Fane
4.23.18
Away Messages

DMs From Beyond the Grave Are Changing How We Grieve

“When you experience those feelings and memories, it’s a little bit like losing someone all over again.”
Michael Waters
11.28.17
Culture

​The Game Theory of Thanksgiving

Gratitude can unleash epidemics of altruism. Watch out, or you might be the next to get infected...with NICENESS!
Becky Ferreira
11.21.17
It's a Feeling

How ‘Africa’ by Toto Became the Internet’s Favorite Song

Somehow, this cheesy, emotional tune, which turns 35 this year, inspires unironic, almost undivided adoration across the web.
Jessica Furseth
11.21.17
Gaming

4 Gamers Explain Why They Make Other Players' Lives a Living Hell

It's a problem as old as video games: Gamers insult, harass and threaten other players—despite the risk of being booted from the game. Four flamers confess why they can't shake the habit.
Dominik Schott
11.16.17
Literally

How Dictionary Editors Find Meaning in the Age of Internet Speak

Is it the modern lexicographer’s job to protect the English language, or to document it?
Daniel Crown
10.3.17
Meat and Greet

Inside the World of the 'Bitcoin Carnivores'

Why a small community of Bitcoin users is eating meat exclusively.
Jordan Pearson
9.29.17
punch it

How the 'Star Trek' Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV

And yet, it's totally iconic.
Jordan Pearson
9.19.17
Nostalgia

I Miss My iPod Classic More Than Anything

As Apple kills more iPods, an ode to the 'dumb' MP3 player.
Jordan Pearson
7.28.17
Memes

Surreal Memes Are the Last Escape the Internet Has

The best part is that they’re about nothing at all.
Louise Matsakis
7.1.17