Open up a web browser or power up a smartphone—pretty much essential for modern-day living—and you’re walking straight into a privacy minefield. That much you know. Especially after the news earlier this week that Unroll.me, a popular service that lets you unsubscribe from multiple email lists with a single click, was…
North Korea is something of a locked box to the rest of the world, and even one of the handiest apparatuses through which you can glimpse cultural habits—the internet—is largely inaccessible to anyone outside the country. Thanks to what appears to be an accidental reveal, however, we can now peek inside North Korea’s…
A few months ago a Stanford Linguistics PhD candidate named Ed King cooked up a website that makes Obama say anything you want, spliced together word-by-word from endless online clips. There’s now an alternate version that does the same thing with Donald Trump, except that you’ll be hard-pressed to come up with…
Have you ever wondered how those clever YouTubers get Obama to sing and rap entire songs? They usually spend countless hours carefully splicing together individual words taken from footage of the president, but you can now do the same thing in just seconds with a new website called Talk Obama To Me.
It turns out you don’t need to be an idiot savant like Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man, or an MIT mathematics prodigy in order to count cards. There’s a relatively simple approach that can give you a slight advantage over the dealer when playing Blackjack, and this site can help you master it.
Do you find it easier to work with the din of a bustling coffee shop all around you, but would rather not deal with the guilt of not actually buying coffee for hours on end? A new website called Hipster Noise can simulate the sounds of a busy Starbucks, but from the lazy comfort of your home office.
A Reddit user who goes by the handle Jungsosh has created a surprisingly captivating site called Linify.me that redraws any image or photo you upload using nothing but criss-crossing straight lines. The results are impressive, and watching an image slowly built up line-by-line is unexpectedly relaxing.
Are you trying to order new coffee pods on Amazon? First of all: Shame on you. Second of all: You can’t buy anything on Amazon.com because the website is all sorts broken right now.
If you’re the type of person who opens a million tabs in a single browser window, here’s a trick that might bring you some relief: You can reduce tab clutter in Safari (or Chrome or Firefox) by shifting some of your favorite websites to the menu bar in OS X. That means your favorite website will be a click away…
Earlier today, a hand-addressed envelope found its way onto our desks here at Gawker Media headquarters.
Match.com, Tinder, and OkCupid all hope to find your soulmate, no matter where you are. Whether you’re looking for long-lasting romance or just a hookup, there’s bound to be one service in this ménage à trois of a showdown that’s right for you.
If you’re racing a late afternoon deadline, or hope to get any more work done today, you’ll want to close this tab immediately. The rest of us, however, will spend the next few hours watching our favorite YouTube videos with the Benny Hill chase music as the soundtrack.
The White House’s back-to-school present is a little different this year: a redesigned College Scorecard website that uses open data to help find you a school.
We all check (and double-check) our social media while ‘killing time’ in the bathroom, but what happens when you run out of new posts? A new site called Poopfiction is here to help, serving up short stories depending on how much time you think you’ll be in the loo.
If you’re reading this, you have access to the Internet. But what would happen if the Internet suddenly went away? And what would it take to make that happen? This week’s episode peers into the dark fantasy of many of us who work for the Internet: a world without it.
With Typedrummer Kyle Stetz created an incredibly simple website that still has the power to destroy your morning’s productivity. The idea is simple: turns whatever you type into a hypnotic sequenced drum beat. You can create the humble beginnings of a hip-hop track by simply mashing your keyboard.
A report that Amazon no longer sorts toys into “boy” and “girl” categories is currently sweeping the internet. It’s not exactly true, but it might be a sign that the change might be on the way.