Jimmy Fallon and the Roots own U2 in perfect cover of Desire

U2 was going to perform in Jimmy Fallon for the entire week. But, as Fallon explains in this video, Bono broke an arm this weekend and they had to cancel. Amazingly enough, he and the Roots filled in and performed Desire—one of U2 best songs, from the 1988 Rattle and Hum. It was as good or better than the young U2. » 11/18/14 10:35pm 11/18/14 10:35pm

Conan Thinks Apple Should Have Released an All-Encompassing U2-Remover

Despite how edgy and "punk rock" U2 thinks burdening millions of iPhones with its latest album was, there was still enough public outcry for Apple to create a custom tool to get that "music" off a user's device. But did Apple go far enough? Conan thinks it shouldn't have stopped at just getting U2 off your phone. » 9/19/14 8:31am 9/19/14 8:31am

Vintage ad promising a free U2 tape with every Walkman is fake

Apple recently gave iTunes users something they didn't want for free: a new U2 album. Reactions have ranged from "who the hell is U2?" to "who the hell is U2 and why is this on my phone?" The move has also spawned countless jokes, including the photoshop'd image above. Yes, despite looking plausible enough, it's yet… » 9/16/14 1:08pm 9/16/14 1:08pm

Photoshop Contest: What's Apple Really Shipping in Those iPhone Crates?

Earlier today, we got a glimpse inside one of the planes carrying hundreds of thousands of shiny new smartphones all the way across the Pacific, straight into our greedy little fingers. But—can we ever really know what's hiding beneath those giant tarps? Yep! Because you're going to tell us. » 9/15/14 5:20pm 9/15/14 5:20pm

A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

The venerable U-2 'Dragon Lady' is a spy plane born from Cold War necessity that soldiered on operationally for decades past anyone's wildest dreams. She went from sleek design to a bulging beast of burden whose silhouette can change as fast as her mission requires it to. Here's a guide to her many configurations. » 3/09/14 6:54pm 3/09/14 6:54pm

R.I.P. Hervey Stockman, First Pilot to Fly a Spy Plane Over Soviet…

Hervey Stockman passed away today, leaving behind a legacy as the first man to pilot a dedicated spy plane in Soviet airspace. Taking the Lockheed U-2 into Communist territory in the middle of the Cold War, Stockman was able to collect data on the USSR while evading MiGs trying to intercept him. Stockman also happened… » 2/23/11 10:12pm 2/23/11 10:12pm

Each Time You Open Facebook, You'll Now Think of Bono

Bono (he out of U2, the perpetual-glasses-wearer and preacher) and his private equity company Elevation Partners have bought a larger stake in Facebook, acquiring 1.5 per cent of the site altogether. No-one at Elevation is planning on becoming a board member at Facebook or Yelp (where they also have a stake)… » 6/29/10 5:46am 6/29/10 5:46am