Normally, if a publisher has a problem with spam bots. it has something to do with dreaded promotional comments that don’t make any sense. But USA Today has another problem—the bots just love the colorful newspaper’s Facebook page. That’s led to the FBI getting involved.
What’s that sound? Like millions of nerds suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced? You had one job, USA Today!
Indiscriminate spying was the DEA’s blunt force weapon of choice in its “War on Drugs.” The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Justice Department tracked billions of Americans’ phone calls, even people not suspected of crimes, for decades—and it looks like collateral damage wasn’t much of a concern.
This morning, over at USA Today, we got a sneak peek of what's to come this August with the new Scooby-Doo Lego sets. In a new partnership between Warner Bros. Entertainment and The Lego Group, Scooby-Doo will appear in Lego form in an animated television special and some direct-to-video Lego movies.
Or, at least, it is when they interview moi for a pleasant fluff piece about fan-created trailers. Annalee can have the NY Times. USA Today had color before it was cool.
It's time for another roundup of pundits espousing heartfelt admiration and none-too-bloody criticism of a pretty hot Apple product. How did they—I mean "it"—do this time around? Have a look-see...
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... Superman's highest profile gig in a long time? Starting next month, the Man of Steel will take up residence at USA Today, appearing in a beautiful new weekly strip.
When a bunch of reviews hit, it's useful—and sometimes funny—to see how they echo each other, and how they differ.
You may have noticed a certain paleo-futurist quoted in yesterday's USA Today:
One hundred years ago today, June 30th, 1908, a great explosion rained Hell over Siberia, flattening 830 square miles of forest. Easily big enough to destroy a city, the 30-meter diameter space rock missed Moscow by about 4 hours. And it will happen again. But even as we track the objects headed our way in the next…
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The so-called "four horsemen" of Apple product reviews have weighed in on the near weightless MacBook Air. You may have seen our post on it last night. You may have even caught one or two of the reviews. But only now can you sit back and enjoy the best quotes from all four reviews in a handy…
Click to viewThree MacBook Air reviews are in from USA Today, Newsweek and the WSJ. The first two reviews are both fairly positive, with caveats, but the WSJ's reads slightly less so. Lets begin.
Wednesday night around this time, we like to check in with our favorite columnists. Tonight we expected MacBook Air reviews from Walt Mossberg at WSJ, Ed Baig at USA Today, Steven Levy at Newsweek and of course, David Pogue at the venerable New York Times. Only, when I refreshed my browser at 9pm, Pogue's Jan. 24…
Claudia Puig over at USA Today gets it wrong, yet again. The film critic has posted an article called "Dark themes shine a beacon of light at the theater" which is supposed to be about how depressing flicks were big at the box office, but it quickly devolves into nothing more than a list of her best and worst of the…