The Saga of NiceBooby.Net and NBC's Hilarious Shadow-URL Empire

Maybe one night, as you scuttled darkly across the fringes of the internet, you came across a site like CocoaJuggs.net. Or LuvInaBarnyard.org. Maybe even PrisonMate.net. But when you clicked, you were met not with the lurid promises of the URL, but rather by the smiling faces of SNL cast members. Had you discovered a… » 3/14/14 10:02am 3/14/14 10:02am

Would You Be on a Reality TV Show That Sends You to Space?

It's everyone's fantasy to get strapped to a giant rocket and blasted into the heavens. Right? Well, except for the space sickness, the difficult-to-operate space toilet, the inevitable contingency that your trip could turn out like the movie Gravity. » 10/04/13 1:20pm 10/04/13 1:20pm

How US Troops Abroad Got Screwed Out of Olympics Coverage

Our men and women in uniform got the total shaft on Olympics coverage this year. Like everyone else, active duty members of the armed forces and other agencies overseas have had to watch NBC's infuriating tape-delayed broadcasts. Even if they're on bases in Europe where they could otherwise watch the events live on… » 8/08/12 2:40pm 8/08/12 2:40pm

NBC Olympics Live Extra Lets You Watch Every Second of the 2012 Summer …

The 2012 Summer Olympics are just around the corner and chances are you'll be at work while many of the events are going on live. And nobody likes watching sports that aren't live, right?. That's why NBC just released their official app for the games, which will give you access to every second of every event. » 7/12/12 12:00pm 7/12/12 12:00pm

Jay Leno Stole a Guy's YouTube Video and Then Got It Banned

A few years ago, Jay Leno played a YouTube clip made by Brian Kamerer and his friends on his show. He didn't credit the Kamerer, but whatever, he was on NBC! Awesome! Except that some time since then, he says in an open letter on Splitsider, YouTube took the down the video because it was violating NBC's copyright.… » 5/24/12 4:50pm 5/24/12 4:50pm

NBC's "Free" Olympics Livestream Is Misleading and a Bummer

The ad for the NBC Olympics Live Extra service is so awesome it turns me on. 3500 live hours of sports online or on my tablet or smartphone? Incredible! But like a clever temptress, NBC neglects to mention one thing: Unlike primetime NBC, NBC Olympics Live Extra isn't free. » 5/02/12 10:54am 5/02/12 10:54am

Could Hulu Selling Itself Actually Be Good for Content?

Both CNBC and Wall Street journal reporters have sources telling them Hulu received an offer to be bought out, and now they're considering it. The main consequence of such a sale would would revolve around network and cable television content on the site. » 6/21/11 5:43pm 6/21/11 5:43pm