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How To Stage A DIY Mass Protest

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Conor Friedersdorf.

No matter if you’re aiming to overthrow your government, or to simply shame your local state legislature, some best-practices for a D.I.Y. revolution have emerged of late.

As Egyptians revolted, Malcolm Gladwell argued in The New Yorker that the least interesting …

Airlocks and Body Parts: “Dead Space 2” Review

Dead Space 2
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Visceral Games
Systems it’s available on: PS3/Xbox 360
ESRB rating: Mature
System reviewed on: Xbox 360

In the year 2511 on one of Saturn’s moons, a man with serious girlfriend issues dismembers a race of alien monsters called Necromorphs. Dead Space 2–already positioned to …

Verizon’s iPhone: A Marriage Years in the Making

Move over, AT&T: Verizon is widely expected to announce a partnership with Apple during an event in New York today that will make Apple’s iPhone available for the first time on Verizon’s network. The long-rumored courtship is said to have come to fruition late last year, spurred onward by increasing competition from Google’s fleet of …

Paypal Gets Major Bump from iPhone App

Launched just three weeks back, version 2.0 of Paypal’s iPhone app has already been downloaded more than a million times, cementing the massive micropayment platform as the leading player in the mobile payment space.

The press around the app didn’t hurt one bit. The latest version of Paypal’s app made deeper use of the iPhone’s …

Will It Blend? iPad Edition

Fanboys, avert your eyes. The folks at Blendtec, purveyors of a line of uber-powerful blenders and producers of one of the Internet’s most awesome viral video franchises, celebrated the much ballyhooed launch of the iPad by buying one, tossing it in a blender and throwing on the switch. Well, only after after they crushed, smacked, …

Unvarnished: A New Web Site For Bashing Your Boss?

A new website is betting you’re willing to dish about your co-worker’s job performance just as you would a Netflix movie or an Amazon purchase. The site, dubbed Unvarnished, came out of private beta testing last week and aims to create an open forum to rate professionals in the workplace — for better or for worse.

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Vivienne Tam and HP’s New Love Child

Fashion Blogger Jordana Bruner of Clutch22 shares her nerdy side in a guest post about the latest in chic geekery. When faced with the dilemma of choosing between a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps or a new accessory for her DSLR, she’ll almost always choose the latter. Clutch22 is an independent style blog that covers everything from

YouTube Enters the Movie Business, Redesigns

Talk about burying the lede. In a blog post about the Sundance Film Festival, YouTube slipped in that they’re going to offer rentals of five Sundance faves as a first step into the movie rental business. YouTube’s been long-rumored to be interested in this space, but its a crowded one: iTunes has offered video rentals since 2008, Amazon …

Arvid Nelson: How I Got Into Comics

Most people get into comics because of a lifelong passion for the medium, and a dedication to continuing the rich heritage of some of our culture’s best beloved characters, like Superman and Spiderman.

I got into comics because I got kicked out of a band.

It’s sad but true. There I was, my final year of college, bandless, …

Facebook’s Privacy Changes Expose Founder Zuckerberg

The early poster child for the controversial new changes to Facebook’s privacy policy? Facebook’s founder and CEO himself.

Facebook released a set of Dec. 9 changes to Facebook’s privacy policy that includes a new set of Facebook user information in public search results, everything from the complete list of a user’s friends, to …

My Life as a “Science Fetishist”

The dictionary defines a fetish as; An abnormally obsessive preoccupation or attachment; a fixation.

I know that there are sexual connotations to the definition, but that, in relation to the laws of physics, is another article entirely!

I’m a science fetishist.

Look—it’s not like I want to perform an illicit act involving …

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