How Design Fanfiction Became One of the Internet's Favorite Games

The redesign. It's a word that's only entered our lexicon in earnest over the past year or two, thanks to the hundreds of products reinvented by designers who don't work for the companies that make them. When did it become so cool to do free work for major corporations? The answer is since internet. » 5/08/14 2:00pm 5/08/14 2:00pm

When Every Student Realizes They Can Reply All and Spam Every Other…

When you connect a bunch of young college kids together on the Internet, any meeting eventually devolves into a crying mess of memes, Internet hall of fame pictures and a whole lot of trolling. So when students in Stanford's computer science program realized that e-mailing one address would contact EVERY student,… » 2/13/13 1:00am 2/13/13 1:00am

Here's What Happens When 40,000 College Students Realize They Can…

NYU recently sent out a seemingly innocuous e-mail to all of its students asking them to opt for paperless forms. People in college get those kinds of e-mails all the time! But when one student decided to ask his mom if he should enable the paperless forms, he accidentally triggered a method that allowed him (and… » 11/27/12 7:40pm 11/27/12 7:40pm

Why Can't We Create a Human-Powered Helicopter Already?

The concept of a human-powered helicopter is surprisingly simple. The creation of a human-powered helicopter? Not so simple. People have been trying for 30 years to create a human-powered helicopter that can hover for 60 seconds, reach a height of 10 feet and stay inside a 33-foot box and no one has ever done it yet. » 10/17/12 1:00am 10/17/12 1:00am

Record Labels Are Paying Students to Narc on Students Who Pirate Music

If you're still pirating music, stop. It's illegal and wrong and stealing and bad and yadda yadda. But it's also dangerous because you don't even know who you can trust anymore. There is no honor amongst thieves, record labels are using a task force of students to hunt down other students who pirate music. » 6/12/12 1:40pm 6/12/12 1:40pm

An Amazing Student Was Caught with a 35-Foot Long Cheat Sheet Filled…

If you've cheated in school, you've probably scribbled test answers on an eraser, passed notes with a friend, glanced at your classmate's test or even made a cheat sheet. You never, however, cheated like this amazing student. He's taken cheating to an entirely different level: A 35-foot long cheat sheet with 25,000… » 6/11/12 6:20pm 6/11/12 6:20pm