technology
You, Too, Can Live Like Royalty and Delete All Your Social Media Accounts

As first reported by People, actress Meghan Markle has axed her personal Instagram and Twitter accounts ahead of her planned wedding to Prince Harry later this year. The move puts her in line with the rest of Britain’s royal family, whose social media presence is limited to tidy official group accounts. But here’s a lifehack Big Like doesn’t want you to know: Even filthy commoners like us can quit this shit for good. Read More >>

internet
Let’s Make Tech CEOs Moderate Their Own Hellish Websites

In what’s becoming a depressing genre, The Wall Street Journal published a story today profiling the very human moderators who prevent the internet from becoming a completely murder-filled terror and abuse machine. Usually hired as contractors, these workers do the dirty work of reviewing flagged posts for internet giants, spending their days plugged into a non-stop feed of graphic violence, child pornography, animal abuse, and terrorism. In return, they say they’re often left with lasting psychological damage, including PTSD, for low wages and limited counseling—if they’re given any healthcare resources at all. Read More >>

wtf
We Regret to Inform You That Fidget Spinners Are Now Exploding

After transitioning from an obscure curiosity to a ubiquitous annoyance in record time, fidget spinners finally completed the 21st century novelty toy cycle this month, becoming something that could potentially burn down your house. According to local news reports, at least two Bluetooth-enabled spinners have now burst into flames while charging, may god have mercy on us all. Read More >>

gaming
Without Chrono Trigger, the SNES Classic Is Just a Fancy Brick

Yesterday, Nintendo formally announced the feverishly-anticipated Super Nintendo Classic Edition, a miniature version of the beloved 16-bit console coming to stores this September. 21 well-chosen titles will be cooked into the device—with one critical omission. Read More >>

twitter
FBI Director James Comey: ‘I Am Not a Tweeter’

James Comey may have an account on Twitter, but, as the FBI director made perfectly clear on Monday, he is certainly not a filthy “tweeter.” Read More >>

wtf
What Kind of Dog Is This?

Have you seen this dog? If you’ve been on Reddit lately, where this video by Japanese good boy enthusiast Hirofumi Kawano has been making the rounds, there’s a good chance you have. Read More >>

wikileaks
Report: US to Seek Arrest of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Citing unnamed American officials, CNN reports that the United States is preparing charges to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent the last five years alive but clearly bored in Ecuador’s London embassy. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Finally Rolls Out ‘Disputed News’ Tag Everyone Will Dispute

On Friday, Facebook debuted its new flagging system for fake news in America, tagging hoax stories as “disputed” for some users. First announced amid criticism of the company for its role in spreading misinformation during the 2016 election, the new feature uses non-partisan third parties to assess the factual accuracy of stories reported as fake by users. Read More >>

facebook
Zuckerberg Cut a Line About Monitoring ‘Private Channels’ From His Facebook Manifesto

On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg published an updated founder’s letter for Facebook, his first since the company went public in 2012. Largely summarising the CEO’s previous comments, the sweeping manifesto was newsworthy while containing little news. In at least one version of the text, however, Zuckerberg wrote about using artificial intelligence for online surveillance—a line stricken from the final draft. Read More >>

toys
Monopoly Is Being Gentrified, One Game Piece at a Time

On Thursday, Hasbro announced that the humble thimble, Monopoly’s least beloved game piece, would be getting the boot from “an upcoming version of the game.” Cynically, the toy company framed the eviction as a simple reflection of the people’s will, the result of a recent online contest to modernise the board game. Read More >>

science
Guess Which Science Guy Owns ‘About 500’ Bow Ties

This week, a popular Knowledge Dude revealed that he possesses “about 500" bow ties, but can you guess which one? Read More >>

gadgets
At-Home Fertility Test Turns Your Smartphone Into World’s Squirmiest Sea-Monkey Tank

It’s one thing to hear about Michael Phelps winning a gold medal. It’s quite another to actually see him do it. Read More >>

wtf
Museum Finds Real Human Skull in 150-Year-Old Taxidermy Display

For more than a century, the taxidermy diorama “Arab Courier Attacked by Lions” has stood in Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Depicting a man on camelback fending off Barbary lions, the bizarre display has intrigued—and repulsed—generations of visitors. Throughout all those years, however, the piece managed to keep a disturbing secret. Read More >>

security
Is President Trump Still Using His Favourite Unsecured Phone?

Speaking from the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump bragged to The New York Times that he was on “the world’s most secure” telephone system, joking, “The words just explode in the air.” According to that same report, however, the US President is also using what might be the world’s least secure system: the ancient, unsecured Android phone he had before taking office. Read More >>