“YouTube has a problem...the most recent one involves something that I absolutely hate, which is drama,” Pewdiepie, YouTube’s biggest star, said in a video on Saturday that is approaching three million views. “Drama is the hot new thing. Drama is what everyone is talking about.”
If you thought that the Reddit drama had ended with the ousting of Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, think again: according to a series of posts, Pao didn’t make the decision to fire anybody: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanion did.
No matter how much the internet may change over the years, there are at least two constants: absurd flame wars, and the wildly specific message boards from which they’re wrought. Perhaps the greatest of these virtual cesspools is Clown-Forum.com, a forum for clowns.
Hannibal is back for its third season, its carnage-drenched season two finale still lingering in viewers’ minds. The premiere’s title, “Antipasto,” suggests we’re about to see a pre-meal taste of what’s to come, and indeed many familiar characters (the ones who are still alive, anyway) don’t yet appear.
The company selling off .SUCKS domains is making celebrities and brands pay premium prices to snatch up their .SUCKS addresses before their enemies do first. This is pissing off ICANN, the group tasked with regulating domains, which sees the scheme as a coercive shakedown.
Amazon and publishing company Hachette remain in negotiations after a very public brawl over ebook pricing, and Amazon's pulling out some down and dirty trick to win its battle, including jacking up Hachette book prices. Amazon's latest gambit is more carrot than stick: Amazon executive David Naggar sent a letter to a…
Netflix made history last night by scoring three Emmys—in the process becoming the first company to win awards for online-only shows.
This wonderful 53-minute movie, released for free on Vimeo and produced with no budget, tells the story of of a high schooler obsessed with experiencing the world through technologically created sound bites.
We all increasingly rely on non-verbal forms of communication—email, IM, texting—to let people know what's going on in our lives. That's great for us, but it's causing headaches in Hollywood when it comes to creating drama.
"Choose life, choose a career..." blah blah blah, you don't have to do any of that tonight, just choose to watch this movie. Trainspotting is one of the best book-to-movie adaptations ever. Ev-er. The characters from Irvine Welsh's novel are brought to life with perfection.
Every year I watch Casablanca and Singin' In the Rain. I need them. They make me happy. Singin' In the Rain is just silly, lighthearted and flawlessly directed, sometimes visually surreal and abstract, always a joy. Casablanca has it all and, on top of that, it's the perfect lovers movie.
Astronauts are the coolest possible human beings, and no movie has ever nailed it quite like this one. Watch and aspire to be as awesome as these guys. Oh, and tear up about space glory.
Tonight's streaming pick is an HD injection of drugs directly into your brain. If you're sober you'll feel... not sober. If you're not sober, your skull will explode.
Raging Bull is the greatest boxing movie of all time. It's also an enormously classic film—Scorsese, De Niro, punching, blood. And it's a true story.
During an earnings call yesterday, Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance to talk Apple up and talk down just about everyone else. But RIM's co-CEO Jim Balsillie has a message for those who exist outside of Apple's "distortion field:"
Click to viewOh what a tangled web we weave. The local ABC affiliate in San Francisco is reporting a scandalous tale of misplaced nude photos, fraudulent laptop purchases, pornographic websites, and a Dell tech support guy—basically an internet soap opera.
The Mars Society is a group that prepares for man's eventual exploration of Mars with simulations in the Utahan desert. But their mission logs, posted regularly on the group's website, reveal a tension that is very real—and very funny.
Yesterday, TechCrunch's Michael Arrington was driving around Google's campus, talking on his phone trying to figure out where exactly his meeting was. One righteous Googler didn't approve of Arrington's potentially unsafe talking-while-driving, so he took a stand. Literally.