The Onion's AV Club has the trailer for a new documentary on legenday political pranksters The Yes Men, who pull stunts like impersonating officials with the WTO and show up at international trade conferences and propose a "market for human rights abuses" and "auctioning votes to the highest bidder." The doc looks fantastic — can't wait for it to open here in London!
Today in the humble history of the internet: the very first webcam was invented in 1991 because computer science researchers at the University of Cambridge just wanted to see if there was coffee in the break room. Quentin Stafford-Fraser wrote software dubbed "XCoffee" to save his coworkers the disappointment of walking all the way to… READ THE REST
The personal data of more than 100 million T-Mobile users is for sale online and the company says it is investigating the claim. Joseph Cox at Vice first reported on the forum post touting the cache, which offers names, addresses, social security numbers and phone numbers. "T-Mobile USA. Full customer info," the seller told Motherboard… READ THE REST
I reel at the knowledge that the Nokia Communicator is 25 years old. The 1996 gadget was the first that combined cellphone, built-in keyboard and a solid set of apps without being bigger than a cellphone—half a decade before the first BlackBerry of any consequence. The phone had 8 MB of memory and a 33MHz… READ THE REST
If you could make an adult wish-list, you'd probably burn your way through two or three notepads. While everything you need these days may not be within your budget, we have deals on 25 must-have gizmos and gadgets that definitely won't break the bank, giving you an excuse to treat yourself. Check out these deals… READ THE REST
There's no more helpless feeling than the moment you realize you've been robbed. The mix of anger, fear, and a sense of violation are enough to turn your stomach. And in addition to stolen items, there's usually clean-up and repair needed since 95 percent of burglaries involve a forced entry. As horrible as it feels,… READ THE REST
Okay, so you're not the best cook, but we all have our flaws. And at least your creations are edible, right? Sure, that recipe for peanut butter and jelly chicken wasn't the best option to feed a dinner party, but it surely could have been worse than just a mild case of the runs after.… READ THE REST