Since 2003, Waxy.org's Andy Baio has been documenting evidence of pirated/leaked Oscars screeners— in other words, copies of nominated films sent to Academy Awards voters which then make their way on to filesharing networks. The 2013 edition of his spreadsheet is out. He'll post analysis tomorrow. "Most shocking find so far," he tweets, "The Les Misérables screener hasn't leaked online yet. Everyone knows pirates love musicals!"
Over 50 Disney animated movies were used in this reimagined music video for "WAP." Watch it while you can. (Reddit) screengrab via Streamable READ THE REST
Ten years ago, Apple released the Ipad. I was in a hotel room in Seattle, jetlagged and awake at 4AM while my wife and daughter slept. READ THE REST
Last year, the EU adopted the incredibly controversial Copyright Directive (it passed by only five votes, and afterwards 10 MEPs said they'd got confused and pushed the wrong buttons!): now, EU member states have to create rules that require online platforms to filter all user-generated content and block it if it matches a secret, unaccountable… READ THE REST
We live in a DIY age. Between access, cost, and all the other limiters we all face in accomplishing almost anything, it's no wonder that the easiest way to make sure something gets done – and done right – is to do it yourself. For instance, getting a book published. That used to require getting… READ THE REST
Back in the days when everybody was a smoker, lighters were everywhere. And, since they were in the hands of millions of people basically all the time, it wasn't uncommon to see a smoker absent-mindedly flicking the lighter cap open and closed over and over again, or zipping a lighter around between their fingers while… READ THE REST
A North Carolina radiology company is now using artificial intelligence to identify breast cancer cases faster. Meanwhile, a Mexican startup says they've figured out how to use AI to help better find employees who will fit a company's unique culture. And, there's even a new study to, once again, reinforce what every Terminator movie ever… READ THE REST