The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify.
Even though poor people like you don't have much money, all of the poor people put together have plenty of money. That's why corporations from Nike to Wal-Mart still deign to advertise to you, the poors: because you have to survive, and you also have to use consumer goods to appear as if you're not poor, and you'll…
In a country with iron-fisted speech policies like China, when bloggers start calling for a full-blown popular uprising, it's a pretty dangerous time to be a blogger. That's exactly what writer Ran Yunfei has found, arrested for his anti-government views.
Tech-centric human rights group Access has published a handy primer for those looking to participate in a Middle Eastern or North African revolution (and keep their identities private while at it). You know—those secret police are assholes.
An unidentified fighter jet plummets from the skies over Benghazi, Libya. CNN was unable to independently identify if the plane was indeed a rebel fighter sent to reinforce their position in that city, as was suggested by a source.
Photoshop! Great for airbrushing models in magazine! Also great to draw up hilarious caricatures of a crazy and troubled dictator! This is a wonderful picture of Anti-Gaddafi protestors using their photoshop skills to cartoonize Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. It was taken inside a burnt down state security building.…
Popular uprisings throughout Libya have pushed the bizarre, iron hand of Muammar al-Qaddafi to block access to Facebook in the capital of Tripoli, and sporadically shut Libyan access to the internet entirely. Clearly, the country's autocracy fears Egypt redux. [Yahoo]
Though the revolution in Egypt certainly produced its share of indelible images, this one, showing a group of anti-government bloggers working in Tahrir Square, serves to remind that technology was essential to the cause. [Big Picture]
According to CNN, the LG Revolution will be the first phone to support voice calling on Verizon's LTE network. For now, Verizon's 4G smartphones only route data through their super-speedy network, while voice goes through CDMA. The new function will be called VoLTE, and will debut on the Revolution this summer. When…
Civilization, goes an old maxim, is four meals away from barbarism – once the food deliveries stop, so does law and order. That could mean trouble for the political uprising in Egypt. It may also be what triggered it.
The tear gas grenades being used to quell protestors in Egypt are actually made right here in the USA. They're intended to cause "tearing of the eyes" and "irritation of respiratory tract and mucous membranes". What's inside the tear gas?
Crosley's cool-looking portable turntable, the Revolution, is designed, oddly enough, for portable use. It runs on batteries, has a headphone jack, and is about as small as a turntable can get. Suck it, iPhone!
For those who have a treasured item you want to display in style, the Levitron Revolution uses some sort of electromagnets—or anti-gravity voodoo magic—that levitates and slowly rotates your prized possession in space.
Future Retro's Revolution Synthesizer R2 looks amazing; we completely have no use for a synthesizer, but we totally want one. With a complete aluminum construction, perfectly contrasting gun gray and white colors, as well as a smattering of blue LEDs all over, this synthesizer makes us moist in the most clichéd way…
We teased you with this last fall, but now the folks at Logitech say that this $170 Bluetooth 2.0 desktop is officially official and hitting stores late this month, as you can see from the press release after the jump. Refresher course:
• Can be used as Bluetooth hub but isn't exactly dongle free, since it comes…
There may not be tiny LCD screens on each key, but Logitech's new high-end Vista-friendly keyboard-and-mouse pairing, the $170 MX5500 Revolution Cordless Desktop, does have an integrated display for time, calculator functions, media controls and incoming messages.
We are giving away a couple of Logitech's latest and greatest mice. We have one MX Revolution and one VX Revolution to be given away to a couple lucky winners. This week it is pretty simple—just shoot an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org with Logitech Revolution Giveaway in the subject line to be entered. The…