Much to the chagrin of anyone who hates algorithms, it appears that Twitter’s new timeline—the one that displays tweets based on importance rather than chronology—is now the default setting for all users.
With the Expanded Universe obliterated, the Star Wars canon is looking a little thin at the moment. Still not sure what goes where? Here's a new official infographic that shows you where the books, movies, and TV series all fall.
As Convergence gets ready to turn the world of DC Comics upside down and The Flash begins experimenting with travelling back and forth in time on TV, it feels like a big time for DC's take on time travel. But really, time travel has been a crucial part of the way DC has structured its comics for decades.
Too lazy to whip up a Halloween costume? It's fine; you can just dress up your Facebook cover photo. Too lazy to do that? Just take a look at these clever cover photos, change you profile picture to a pumpkin, and imagine what it'd be like to be more creative.
In today's comments, we learned some handy tips and tricks to ward off a wide array of monsters, figured out the science behind how a dog wags his tail, and explored the mathematical and biological mysteries of The Simpsons.
Given the amount of inane gibbering that fills your Twitter timeline, it can sometimes take an age to scroll through all that... insight. But what if it was a real, physical, thing? How far would you actually be scrolling?
Facebook takes it sweet 'ol time when it comes to the iPad. What it only took forever and a half to get an iPad Facebook app, right? So if you want to enjoy Facebook's new Timeline feature, don't count on Facebook. Instead, download Timelines for Facebook.
Minutes before midnight, after a landslide House vote of 250-153, President Obama signed legislation backing a four-year extension on the controversial USA PATRIOT Act. (Did you know that's an acronym for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism? Now…
The UK Guardian has a beautiful interactive timeline breaking down the chain of events as it pertains to the Middle East revolts, which involve Egypt, Tunsia and Libya. Cleanly organized by date, event and country, it's a helpful way to make sense of a lot of information at the very least. [Guardian]
The Egyptian government shut down most of its country's internet not by phoning ISPs one at a time, but by simply throwing a switch in a crucial data center in Cairo.
It's been about nine years since we were first introduced to the iPod. Over those years the little Apple gadget has grown more powerful, gained some siblings, and become a household name. Here's an overview of how this all happened.
Behold, the illustrious history of these here internets in convenient graphic timeline form. Who knew Pizza Hut played such a prominent role?
Nobody knows better than science fiction fans that a few minor changes to the timeline can alter everything. And science fiction istelf could have turned out totally differently if just a few things had changed. Which alternate versions of science fiction history would have resulted in a more interesting SF landscape…