We got a big Apple event this week, and that's always exciting, but there was plenty of other crazy news as well. Tune in below to learn about the most magnificent asshole pirate, the current state of beheading videos on Facebook, everything about the two new iPads, and more!
Piracy is a dangerous game. You never know if the hosts are out to get money, or maybe just out to get you. Turns out the guy who ran a pirate haven called Uploader Talk was the latter. Now, after a year of stealing uploader's info from deep cover, the jig is up.
On August 6 and 9, 1945, U.S. airmen dropped the nuclear bombs Little Boy and Fat Man on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On April 26, 1986, the number four reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine exploded.
Today, over 1.6 million people live and seem to be thriving in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, yet the Chernobyl exclusion zone, a 30 square kilometer area surrounding the plant, remains relatively uninhabited. Here’s why.
Creatine has been wildly popular since the 1990s. It's touted as a shortcut to gaining lean muscle mass, and packed into everything from supplement pills and powders to sports drinks. But how does it work, if at all? Is it even safe? Allow us to demystify this strange chemical beast.
Yesterday, Apple not only released its OS X Mavericks operating system, it also announced that it would be free. That's great! For you, for Apple, and for the future of computing.
There's a brand new iPad mini and it finally has a screen worth staring at. It's a (surprise!) retina display that'll make everything on the 7.9-inch screen look astonishingly clear. Along with the new fantastic screen, Apple's also equipping it with a speedier chip inside the same light and thin body of the original. But it costs a lot more.
Apple just announced iPad Air, the fifth in its line of (nearly) 10-inch tablets. Last year, Apple's big-boy got a perfunctory upgrade, but this year the iPad's getting a new super skinny design—and a new name—with batch of significant improvements that'll carry it through the next year. Here's what you need to know.
So maybe you've considered your options, weighed the pros and cons of switching to Android, but you just know: The iPad is the tablet for you. But even if you demand iOS, both ofyesterday's new versions are enticing. Are you going with the ultra-svelt iPad Air? Or should you be sticking a Retina iPad mini in your back pocket? Here's how to decide.
After flipping to ban brutal, gruesome decapitation videos six months ago and then flopping to allow such videos to appear in the 'book yesterday, Facebook has flipped again (or is it re-flopped?) in less than 24 hours and will reinstate its previous ban on such decapitation videos. It's an ugly tug of war between free speech, censorship, horrifying content, etc. that can sort of dictate what people see in their feeds.
When Apple introduced the latest version of OS X back in June, it did so with little bombast. Mavericks, as it's called, is no iOS 7 in terms of radical overhauls, but it is full of subtle however powerful behind-the-scenes changes. And the best part about it? It's free, and it's available right now.
Congratulations, America! You have more lawnmower deaths than anywhere in the world. Likewise, cheers to Madagascar on the lemurs. It turns out that if you look hard enough, every country is the best at something. And this wonderful map from Doghouse Diaries looks very, hilariously hard.