samsung
Look at All These Messed Up Galaxy Folds

Just days after Samsung gave its £1,800 foldable smartphone to reviewers, a troubling number of journalists say their Galaxy Fold units are all jacked up. Read More >>

facebook
The Latest Facebook News Feed Rumour Is So Dumb I Pray It’s True

Compared to other apps, Facebook can seem downright antiquated. One writer described it recently as “a dopey website that sucks to use and look at.” Facebook seems to be aware of this problem, and is now reportedly testing an interface tweak that’s so aggressively dumb I sincerely hope they go for it. Read More >>

amazon
5 Times Jeff Bezos Tried to Warn Us Amazon Is Listening

Last week, Bloomberg published an alarming report about the “thousands” of Amazon workers paid to listen to Alexa recordings captured in customers’ homes and offices. But users of the company’s digital assistant shouldn’t be too shocked. After all, CEO Jeff Bezos has been trying to tell us for years. Read More >>

facebook
I Can’t Believe This Dopey, Busted Website Is What Messed Up Our Lives

Like many people, I don’t use Facebook a lot these days, but when I idly visited the world’s largest digital nation-state this afternoon, I had an odd realisation: Wow, it looks like ass. Read More >>

wtf
Russian Military Journal Claims Psychic Soldiers Can Crash Computers and Control Dolphins

A journal published by Russia’s Ministry of Defence became the subject of mockery this week after publishing claims that “Russian specialists” have communicated with dolphins, crashed computer programs, and even looked into safes using the power of telepathy. Read More >>

animals
The World’s Biggest Bee Just Buzzed Into My Heart

I don’t remember when or where I was first stung by a bee. What I remember is the pain. Read More >>

music
How TV Pirates Accidentally Pushed a 25-Year-Old Indie Song to the Top of the Charts in Japan

Last week, an alt-rock mystery puzzled the music press. Almost 25 years after its release, the Dinosaur Jr. song “Over Your Shoulder” appeared at number 18 on Japan’s Hot 100 chart, beating out major new releases like Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings.” Read More >>

internet
1 in 20 Internet Users Say It Has Caused Them ‘Unbearable’ Pain

If you’ve experienced terrible pain after negative experiences online, you’re not alone. New research from Microsoft suggests that such agony is widespread, with over a third of global internet users reporting “moderate or severe pain” from online experiences, including 5 per cent of survey respondents who said they suffered “unbearable pain.” Read More >>

mark zuckerberg
How Did Mark Zuckerberg Kill the Goat?

We have a lot of questions about Facebook’s CEO, some of which we’ve posed on this very website. But a new interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has introduced one mystery we absolutely must unravel: Did Mark Zuckerberg shoot a goat to death with lasers? Read More >>

twitter
Twitter CEO: We’d ‘Talk About’ Banning Trump If He Told Followers to Kill Journalists

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey thinks the company’s “protocol” for politicians who seem to violate the site’s rules is clear. So clear, in fact, that he refused to say if Twitter would ban the president should he explicitly ask his followers to do a bunch of murders. Read More >>

wtf
Can You Guess What’s Wrong With This Phone?

While working on a property in Sydney, Australia, a man says he found a wall-mounted phone that “looked dirty and was not working.” Luckily for us, he filmed his subsequent investigation. Read More >>

elon musk
Report: Elon Musk Weed Stuff Prompts NASA Probe of SpaceX ‘Workplace Safety’

According to the Washington Post, NASA will launch an extensive “safety review” of SpaceX and Boeing, assessing the culture of the two private companies tapped to fly the agency’s astronauts. Citing three unnamed officials, the newspaper reports that the review was provoked by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s actions—specifically, yes, the weed stuff. Read More >>

twitter
One Simple Design Tweak That Would Actually Fix Twitter

On Monday, The Verge reported that Twitter “redesigned” its iOS app to put less emphasis on follower counts, a move in line with CEO Jack Dorsey’s recent comment that the platform has wrongly pushed users to “increase that number.” Read More >>

google
Google Axes ‘Fanfiction’ Tab That Suggested Grinch and Minions Porn

Earlier this year, Google revamped its search engine on mobile devices, adding tabs for “the most common and relevant subtopics” to the top of results. Search for, say, The Grinch, on your phone, and you might see a suggested tab listing upcoming showtimes. Or, until Wednesday, one called “fanfiction” that surfaced stories like “How the Grinch Stole My Virginity.” Read More >>

science
We Asked a Biologist What Would Happen If You Vaped Venom’s Alien Goo

Venom – Sony’s recently released tale of the world’s worst journalist and his head-chomping pet alien parasite – poses a number of interesting questions, such as “Is this movie bad or perfect dumb fun?” “Where do the heads go when Venom eats them?” and “What kind of accent, exactly, is Tom Hardy trying to do here?” Leaving the cinema on Saturday, however, one thought in particular stuck with me: “What would happen if you crammed Venom in an e-cigarette and vaped it?” Read More >>