This week was a busy week! We gave you the inside scoop on how Yahoo ruined the best photo sharing site on the web, All the excitement and drama surrounding the Facebook IPO, the death of unilmited data on Verizon, and a TV news mystery we can't quite wrap our heads around. Here are our top stories of the week.
Report: New MacBook Pros Will Be Retina Display, USB 3.0 Monster Machines
It's always best not to put too much stock in the old familiar "supply chain sources," but 9to5Mac knows a guy who knows a guy who has confirmed what we've always thought about Apple's next MacBook Pros: They're going to be thin, fast, and gorgeous. More »
What the Hell Is Under This TV Reporter's Dress?
In the heat of discussing the super hot Facebook IPO, these Bloomberg TV reporters suffer some technical difficulties. What the hell is that thing under reporter Sara Eisen's dress? Skip 22 seconds in and help us solve the mystery. More »
The Worst Phones You Can Buy
You might find this hard to believe: not everyone owns an iPhone or one of the several thousand decent Androids for sale or even a Windows phone. Crazy! But what's even more insane is the number of shockingly horrible dumbphones major US carriers are still selling like it's 2006. Here are the worst of the worst. More »
Air Force Accidentally Fills Entire Hangar with Foam
Here's why the Air Force is the best: not only do you get to fly awesome drones, every once in a while your superiors say Oh, fine, we'll throw another foam party, and the jets are doused in fire suppressant. More »
How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet
This is the story of a wonderful idea. Something that had never been done before, a moment of change that shaped the Internet we know today. This is the story of Flickr. And how Yahoo bought it and murdered it and screwed itself out of relevance along the way. More »
How One Man Took a Secret Super-Material to His Grave
In 1990, an amateur inventor called Maurice Ward appeared on British TV demonstrating a super-material he'd invented without any scientific training. Called Starlite, it could withstand temperatures of 1000 °C, was hard enough to drill holes in walls, and could easily be painted on to surfaces. In 2011 Ward sadly passed away-without ever having explained to a single scientist how it worked. More »
Verizon to Kill Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans. This Is Bullshit.
Unlimited data on Verizon is dead. The death rattle just wheezed out during Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo's dream-killing presentation at the JP Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom conference. Everyone with a grandfathered unlimited data plan will be forced to switch to a tiered plan when they upgrade to LTE. It's absurd, warrantless, and sadly, typically, aggressively anti-consumer. More »
How to Stop Your Neighbors From Having Annoyingly Loud Sex
It might be a little passive aggressive but here's a hilarious way to stop your neighbors from having cat-howling, bunny-bumping, orgasmic tongue screaming sex: record their moans and post the audio file to Soundcloud for all the Internet to hear. More »
Did Scientists Really Just Break the Speed of Light?
Dirtbag IPO tax dodger/tragic startup victim Eduardo Saverin is about to get double teamed by the United States: Senators Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey want to him permanently exiled from the country for renouncing his citizenship to save a buck. More »
Mark Zuckerberg's Newest Facebook Status: I'm a Real Billionaire, You Bitches
In case you just woke from a coma at the center of the earth's core, Facebook's IPO blasts off today. And here's a casually obnoxious reminder from Mark Zuckerberg, who has something to do with this, if you weren't sure. More »
All Models This Photoshopped Should Come With a Toolbar
H&M has apologized for ads that critics say depict an unrealistically tan and skinny model. Sure Isabeli Fontana looks emaciated and fried, but she's Brazilian, so that makes sense right? Bullshit. This person could never exist. A Hamburg street artist shows us how Photoshop has destroyed our ideal of beauty with the cleverest adbust we've seen in years. More »