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Intel Claims Its Magical New Memory Will Speed Your Computer Up for Cheap

For a decade now, one of the biggest factors in choosing a computer has been the choice between traditional hard drive and solid state drive. The former is cheap, bulky, and slow. The latter is expensive, light, and fast. There has been zero middle ground. You’ve had to compromise between price and speed. But Intel’s hoping to eradicate that compromise with its new Intel Optane Memory. According to Intel, installing this single memory stick in your computer could supercharge even the slowest hard drive and give you the SSD’s best feature: speed. Read More >>

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Dinosaur Nerds are Already Mad at Jurassic World

The trailer for the new movie Jurassic World was released today. It looks fun! Some science-minded folks are already pouncing on the dino-filled movie for inaccuracies. Read More >>

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Eight of the World’s Most Phenomenally Nerdy Beers

Beer might come with some pretty brotastic connotations, but as with everything else in life, it's the nerds who really do it right. Because when the same passion that gave us NASA and Lord of the Rings is applied to booze, the results are phenomenal, delicious, and (most importantly) geeky as hell. Read More >>

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Neil Armstrong’s Amazingly Inspiring Nerd Manifesto

Neil Armstrong was commander of Apollo 11, the first astronaut to ever set foot on the moon, and a man whose accomplishments were legendary and far-reaching—but he was also an irrepressible nerd in love with mathematics, science and engineering. This is his manifesto. Read More >>

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Shit Nerds Never Say

How do you revive the Shit Girls Say meme that's dead not only because we all grew tired of it, but because YouTube productivity assassins (aka movie makers) simply ran out of different types of people to make fun of? You reverse it and switch it into shit people would NEVER say. Read More >>

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50 Things a Geek Should Know

To be considered a true geek in today's geek-friendly world, you can't just be smart. You have to dedicate yourself to the right movies and TV shows. You have to be curious about all kinds of computer and technology. You need to know which video games to play, which superhero to root for, which quotes actually matter. But probably most important of all, you need to know how to Internet. Read More >>

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The 17 Types of People You See at Any Nerd Convention

San Diego Comic Con has wrapped up and E3 has been long over, which means two of the biggest  global "nerd" conventions are gone until next year. That's okay! If you've ever been to a convention like that, maybe the MCM London, no matter how much fun you have, or think it will be, you'd know that going too often will take years off your life. But still, you'll miss the nerds dressed up, the celebrities you can't help but love and the people who take this stuff so seriously. Read More >>

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Don’t Forget to be Awesome

In an era of rehashed and reheated content which plays to the lowest common denominator, I wanted to take a moment to salute some people who do the exact opposite. Don't get me wrong, I bloody love a good cat video and certainly don't have nearly enough time to trawl the likes of Reddit for the hidden gems, but there isn't much depth to that, and frankly there's only a finite amount of cat-shaming possible. Read More >>

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This Is What Happens When You Ask Nerds to Tell Jokes

As an experiment, New York Times media columnist David Carr decided to gather a bunch of geeks at SXSW and ask them to tell jokes. This video is the result. It's left to you to decide how funny it is. [Vimeo via BoingBoing] Read More >>

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A Programmer’s Guide to the Real World

It’s hard work being a geek. In fact it’s exhausting. What I present to you here, dear reader, is a defensive piece on the side of us poor geeks caught observing the world through a slightly-altered version of what regular people see. Read More >>

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Why Every Single Gadget Unboxing Is Weird, Creepy and Maybe Even Pervy

Think of this comic strip as a warning for everybody with a YouTube account who's going to get an iPhone 5 and record a video of them unboxing it. Don't do it. It's weird. It's silly. It's not a thing anymore. And it might be even a little pervy. Read More >>

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What It’s Like Inside the Bullshit of a Tech Conference

TechCrunch Disrupt is a tech conference that makes a lot of money for TechCrunch and gives a little bit of attention to tech startups. It's a place where people are overly optimistic, eye-buggingly enthusiastic and entirely removed from reality. A conference for buzzwords that don't mean anything, hollow phrases that sound nice together and proponents of a dictionary exorcised of vowels. Read More >>

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Multimillionaire Software Exec Arrested in LEGO-Thieving Bar-Code Scam

Ah, power. You give a person too much and they will abuse it. Such is the case with Thomas Langenbach, a 47-year-old VP at Palo Alto-based software company SAP Labs, who has been arrested for the nerdiest crime in recent memory. His abuse of power: computer-based. Read More >>

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Marvel Comics Pleather Gaming Chair Is the Nerd Throne You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Comic fans can be pretty rabid in their loyalty to their favourite heroes. They hoard crates upon crates of musty old issues. They cosplay at conventions. And they, apparently, buy and sit in pleather gaming chairs with images of their favorite Marvel characters stuck down the middle of them. Read More >>

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My New French Press Is Not Only Beautiful, But Makes Delicious Coffee

When I spied this French press, AKA press pot, coffee press, coffee plunger, cafetiere (in the UK) or сafetière à piston (in France), my heart went a-flutter. I think it's so pretty. Read More >>