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I clicked one of those 'sexy' browser game ads so you don't have to

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We've all seen them; Ads featuring computer-generated women (or occasionally Kate Upton), promising a uniquely sexy game experience. I tried it. Wanna know what it was like? Read the rest

"Halt and Catch Fire" captures the spirit of tech innovation

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Period details thrill viewers obsessed with retro-tech and the rise of Silicon Valley , but the show's second season will need character at its heart Read the rest

All the women I know in video games are tired

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But it's not for the reasons you think. Read the rest

Apply John Scalzi Directly to Forehead

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Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt congratulate John Scalzi on his epic book deal Read the rest

The vast, unplayable history of video games

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We face a practical -- and cultural -- archiving crisis unprecedented in any other medium. It's time to change that. Read the rest

Babes in Toyland: What it's like to go back on tour after an 18-year-break

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Bassist Maureen Herman on the romance and reality of hitting the road Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Why Does Everyone Keep Calling Louis "Flash"?!!

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Tom the Dancing Bug IN WHICH Louis has to deal with everyone calling him by the new nickname "Flash" for some reason. Read the rest

The whispery world of ASMR enters virtual reality

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For the first time, ASMR experiences are pioneering beyond simple soft talk. Read the rest

Dr. Dre Meets Ice Cube

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"Just don't get too big for your britches, Andre" Read the rest

The Awesome: ass-kicking girl monster-hunter FTW!

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Eva Darrows's debut novel The Awesome features the most sarcastic, raunchiest, bad-ass-est heroine in recent YA history -- monster hunting has never been so outrageous. Read the rest

Holdouts who refuse to sell their "nail houses" to developers

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Angry with Chinese homeowners who refuse to sell out, the country's eager and rapacious developers call their houses "stubborn nails" that can't be pounded into wood. Read the rest

These Women Have Crossed the Line: 30 activists cross North Korea DMZ for peace

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In an historic move, a group of global feminist activists march into the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to create a space for a new type of conversation about truly ending the Korean war. Read the rest

Why genres don't matter on the Internet

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Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt talk to Rachel Aaron about why she doesn't worry about genre anymore—and how she had to fight the siren song of Warcraft to become a professional writer. Read the rest

Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide

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From a brilliant Web-rant to an indispensable guide to the perils of statistics and their remedies, Alex Reinhart's Statistics Gone Wrong is a spotter's guide to arrant nonsense cloaked in mathematical respectability. Read the rest

The Man Who Sold The Moon

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Makers and hackers develop a robot that creates building materials from sand, and set out to send their 3D-printing marvel to the moon. In the way of their dreams? Code, crowdfunding and cancer. Read the rest

What I learned about leadership when I interviewed the biggest drug dealer in history

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Rick Ross sold about a billion dollars worth of crack cocaine during his "career." Read the rest

Use playing cards to remind yourself that you are going to die

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A lifehack for dying Read the rest