Last week, a Serious Academic™ exhausted hundreds of words denouncing the use of social media by his colleagues while insinuating that selfie culture poses an existential threat to academic life. The social media backlash from other serious academics was swift and on point, reminding us that many scientists are…
The lifecycle of a new gadget is relatively predictable: When it’s brand new, only early adopters are interested. Once the technology matures, everybody buys one. But smartwatches still haven’t caught on with most people—and that’s because no one has made a smartwatch that’s worth its cost.
“The modern man cries…often,” reads Brian Lombardi’s puzzling, unintentionally satirical profile of what’s become of many male adults these days. A bunch of people told me I should write a response, so here you go.
Reddit’s new chief alien, Steve Huffman, announced a vaguely worded set of new content guidelines yesterday afternoon. The general takeaway? Bad stuff is bad and should be banned. The subtext? If Steve Huffman says stuff isn’t bad—like racism—it’ll be tolerated. Come again?
On evolution, genetically-modified foods, animal research, and global climate change, America’s scientists are almost all going one way—and the general public is going the other.
Today, Google announced its very own wireless network. Just $20 a month for unlimited call and texts, plus $10 per gigabyte of data. No contracts or termination fees. Google will even refund your unused megabytes. Sounds awesome. So what’s the catch already?
I started thinking about 3D printing, I mean really started thinking about it, in 2012. I was eking out an existence as a penny-pinching grad student at the time, so a $3,000 machine that squirts out hot plastic and builds frivolous knick-knacks wasn’t exactly fixated in my cerebrum.
The single best reason to buy a Roku? You’re looking at it. Roku is the only streaming media box that does all the comparison shopping for you. Why pay $3 to rent a movie when you can stream it with your existing Netflix plan, or on Crackle for free? And soon, Roku’s comparison shopping will become more powerful than…
There's no good motorcycle content anymore. That's a) partially my fault b) a damn shame and c) a great opportunity for an enterprising enthusiast. Here's how to do it, do it right and make money doing it.
Your smartphone's battery life won't last forever. Today, your digital companion might work all day long, then party late into the evening—but a year from now, you'll almost certainly have depleted a substantial portion of its capacity. What happens when your phone no longer lasts the day? Time to replace the battery!…
Dell is the company building the most interesting computers right now. Dell is making computers interesting again, period. Who would have thought?
So, Agent Carter. Pretty good! At least, I hear that. Like most of the UK and Europe, I've not seen it - and it's unsure when or if we will. It sucks just as much as it usually does when we're left waiting for a show, but in this case, it paints a worrying precedent as more creators establish shared universes.
Over the weekend, we had the crazy rumour (one pretty much immediately quashed) that Batman v. Superman would be split into two films. It's not to be, but let's have a bit of a thought experiment - what if we did get the split movies? Honestly, I think it might have been better for DC's fledgling cinematic universe.
The start of a new year is a time for looking forward - and as a fan of Comic book movies and shows, there's definitely lots I'm excited for in 2015. But looking back on the last year, I find myself hoping that all the Comic loveliness ahead of us remembers one of the best lessons learned in 2014: it's okay to be fun.
2014 has been a great year for Marvel: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy dominated the blockbuster market this year, Agents of SHIELD found its footing and they unveiled big plans for the next 5 years. But 2015 might be the Studio's most important year since Iron Man débuted in 2008.
Last week we covered the unfortunate awfulness of Buffy's HD remastering, and it got me thinking - even if Buffy had gotten the treatment it rightly deserves, is it something that needed to be done in the first place?
Visiting dangerous places, leaving cell signal behind, traveling by yourself and just generally taking risks? Well, guess what? At some point, it's going to go badly for you. Likely when you least expect it. Here's what I've learned about self rescue.
New rumours surrounding Sony say that any potential deal between them and Marvel for Spider-Man movies á la MCU would see the end of Andrew Garfield's time as Peter Parker. But why ditch one of the few great things to come from Sony's mishandling of the Spider-Man franchise?