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  • The Inside Story of Virgin Oceanic’s Mission To the Mariana Trench
    By on March 1, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    the_newsbeagle writes “Millionaire adventurer Chris Welsh, the driving force behind Virgin Oceanic, wants to name his sub “Scarlett” after Scarlett Johansson—that’s how sexy this vehicle is. Welsh plans to pilot the experimental, cutting-edge sub to the bottom of the Mariana Trench sometime this year, in what would be only the second human descent to the deepest spot in the world’s oceans (the first trip down was in 1960). This inside (more…)

  • Human Ingenuity: A 100,000-Year-Old Story
    By on July 11, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Humans have been the most successful species on the planet (roaches and rats have done well, too). Scientists credit our success to three traits: technology innovation, group collaboration, and communication. Humans not only have all three abilities, but we excel at all three. The question of when we started being human and flexing our abilities has been coming under constant revision in recent years.


  • Badass Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – The Story Trailer
    By on October 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Cesare Borgia, Ezio’s greatest ennemy, has complete control of the city of Rome, but can one man change that and fight him against all odds


  • The Inside Story of Microsoft’s ‘Project Natal’
    By on October 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Lanxon writes “Wired has published a lengthy behind-the-scenes feature documenting the inception, development and technological struggles of Microsoft’s Project Natal, now known as Kinect. The feature is the result of conversations the magazine had with a number of key developers and researchers behind the project, and unprecedented access to Microsoft Research in a number of countries, over the course of three years.”

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  • The Dumbest Story of the Day
    By on September 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    There’s a slim chance I’m wrong, but it appears that Sarah Palin’s speechwriter is moonlighting for Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, under the pen name of Caroline May, for I’ve just discovered what is certainly the most stupid article published on this Thursday, Sept. 2.


  • The Tillman Story: 6 ‘Shocking’ Documentary Takeaways
    By on August 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A newly released documentary reopens the case of Pat Tillman, the football star who left behind a lucrative NFL career after the 9/11 attacks to join the Army. The one-time Cardinal safety was killed in Afghanistan in an April 2004 incident that was initially represented by the Pentagon as an enemy ambush, but later revealed to be a friendly fire.


  • Story recap: StarCraft and Brood War in three minutes!
    By on July 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Getting ready for StarCraft II tonight? Do yourself a favor, and get caught up on the story.


  • Animating a Blockbuster: How Pixar Built Toy Story 3
    By on May 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Screenwriter William Goldman once famously declared that the most important fact of life in Hollywood is that ‘nobody knows anything.’ It was his way of describing a reality that continues to haunt the movie business: Studio executives have no idea which pictures will make money.Unless, of course, those pictures are made by Pixar.


  • 60 Minutes: The full Conan O’Brien Interview (story & video)
    By on May 2, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Conan breaks his silence on the Tonight Show and his exit from NBC, telling 60 Minutes that it’s not possible for the Tonight Show to have lost money under his watch. He also tells all on Jay Leno.


  • Fake Obama Thesis Story Goes Viral, Because Of Stupidity
    By on October 24, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Okay, let’s get you up to speed on the incredibly true story about how a bunch of right-wingers got taken in by some satiric blog post on Barack Obama’s college thesis, written ages ago, and frantically presented it as real. Months ago, some blogger crafted a fake news story about how Time Magazine’s Joe Klein had obtained ten pages of