Twitter's Secret Project Lightning Sounds a Bit Like Snapchat

Twitter has a secret. The microblogging service will soon release a “major new feature” called Project Lightning that will bring human-curated content based on live events to one user-friendly place. BuzzFeed’s Mat Honan recently got a sneak peek, and you know what? Project Lightning is kinda like Snapchat. » 6/18/15 12:20pm 6/18/15 12:20pm

Once Again, The Media Is Overhyping The Health Benefits Of Chocolate

“There does not appear to be evidence that chocolate should be avoided in terms of impact on cardiovascular risk.” So conclude the authors of a report published Monday in the august medical journal Heart. Their takeaway is decidedly unsexy (takeaways from well-conducted health studies, which the aforementioned… » 6/16/15 5:49pm 6/16/15 5:49pm

Buy Select Blu-Rays, Get Jurassic World Fandango Credit

If you’re planning on seeing Jurassic World in theaters, you can get $7.50 in Fandango movie cash towards your ticket with the purchase of select Blu-rays from Best Buy. Options include (but are by no means limited to) the original Jurassic Park films, so you can get caught up before heading to the theater. [$7.50 in… » 6/12/15 6:15pm 6/12/15 6:15pm

Add Some Popular Novels to Your Kindle for $3-$4 Each, Today Only

Today only, Amazon's got a nice little collection of Kindle novels on sale for $3-$4. The most popular of the bunch are probably Private Down Under by James Patterson, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, but be sure to check out the full list if you need any new reading material. [Gold Box] » 3/28/15 8:45am 3/28/15 8:45am

News Industry Shrugs, Prepares to Hand Entire Business Over to Facebook

Facebook, a dull and endlessly scrolling record of personal propaganda and content headlined in two or more sentences, isn't satisfied with the way its 1.4 billion users (most non-sentient) consume the news. According to the New York Times, it takes an epic eight seconds for the average Joe Facebook User to load an… » 3/25/15 11:18am 3/25/15 11:18am

WNYC Says Why It Deleted Its Controversial Podcast on Women in Tech

Earlier this month, we asked a question: Why did WNYC delete an episode of its internet-focused podcast TLDR that criticized Vivek Wadhwa, a professor frequently quoted as an expert on the issue of women in technology? The updated episode is now available online, complete with a painfully tense interview between… » 2/20/15 12:31pm 2/20/15 12:31pm

What Could Have Entered the Public Domain in 2015?

Current US law extends copyright for 70 years after the date of the author's death, and corporate "works-for-hire" are copyrighted for 95 years after publication. But prior to the 1976 Copyright Act (which became effective in 1978), the maximum copyright term was 56 years—an initial term of 28 years, renewable for… » 1/02/15 7:30am 1/02/15 7:30am

Hulu's Former CEO Just Launched a Subscription-Based YouTube Rival

YouTube pretty much won the video war years ago, but there are still plenty of people vying for some of the action. Remember Viddy? Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar thinks that his new startup video site Vessel offers a unique subscription-based model ($3/month) that can pull YouTube stars over to a new platform. Long… » 12/17/14 11:30am 12/17/14 11:30am