Digg’s Google Reader Replacement is Going the Way of Google Reader

Nothing lasts forever, I suppose. In what could be construed as a cruel joke, Digg is pulling the plug on Digg Reader, the company’s answer to the demise of popular RSS service Google Reader. Digg Reader will shut down on March 26th, 2018, giving you just enough time to export your data before the service goes dark. Read More >>

Video Reportedly Shows US Navy Jet’s Encounter With UFO

The extraterrestrial and fringe science research group founded by former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge has released what is purportedly declassified Pentagon footage of a US Navy pilot observing an unidentified flying object. Read More >>

Apple Just Bought a ‘Netflix for Magazines’ App and Whoa, What Year Is It?

Apple exec Eddy Cue took the stage at SXSW in Austin on Monday to talk about Apple’s latest moves into content. The biggest news of the day is that Apple has agreed to purchase the all-you-can-read magazine subscription app Texture. Cue also talked about Apple’s plans for TV shows and answered questions about purchasing Netflix. Read More >>

Authorities to People Who Came Near Suspected Russian Nerve Agent: Please Wash Your Clothes

Authorities have advised members of the public who may have been in attendance at a pub or a restaurant in Salisbury to wash their clothes and clean personal items with wet wipes after a former Russian spy, his daughter, and a police officer were found poisoned with a nerve agent. Read More >>

Newspaper Switches to Emoji-Based Weather Forecasts

A redesign of London's Evening Standard that launches today is shocking the establishment to its very core with one of its changes; it's now using emojis to explain to the kids that rain is bad and sun is nice. Read More >>

Pepe the Frog Creator Files Lawsuit Against Infowars

Matt Furie, the creator of Pepe the Frog, is continuing his copyright war against the alt-right by targeting Alex Jones’ Infowars in his latest lawsuit. The purveyors of conspiracy theories have been selling a poster that incorporates the cartoon frog into a collage of notable cartoon figures from the Infowars cast of characters. Read More >>

Boyvillain Martin Shkreli Ordered to Forfeit Coveted Wu-Tang Album 

Martin Shkreli, the damp stack of Saltines who positioned himself into brief fame as the most hated man in America, was ordered by a judge to part with “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album he bought for $2 million (£1.4 million). The mind strains to imagine a less sympathetic comeuppance. Read More >>

Fourth Man Confirmed to Have Died in Hunt For the Rocky Mountains’ Possibly Fictional Treasure

The myth of a treasure hoard hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains has lured a fourth person to their death, the BBC reported. Read More >>

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupted Today and the Photos Are Spooky as Hell

The photos and video emerging from the Indonesian island of Sumatra right now are absolutely terrifying. Thankfully, no one has been hurt, but the smoke and ash bubbling from Mount Sinabung after an eruption earlier today is like watching some kind of mythical monster slowly taking over the sky. Read More >>

Twitter Will Start Showing Live Local News to Combat Misinformation

The internet is the perfect place to spread misinformation, and not just the big nonsense conspiracy theories claiming the Earth is flat or that vaccines are bad for you. When something major happens sites with real time feeds like Twitter also turn into a blend of truth, half truth, and outright lies, which is why the social network plans to do something about it. That's why it's going to start broadcasting local news live. Read More >>

Google’s Quest For Dominance Continues With New AMP Formats For Email and News

Google is rolling out a bevy of new open-source Accelerated Mobile Page tools for developers this week, coming in two flavours: AMP for email and AMP Stories. While anyone who reads news online might have already seen AMP articles, these new tools have the potential to shape what people see and do online in Google’s favour, so it’s worth paying some attention. Read More >>

Powerful Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Partially Collapses Hotel

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan yesterday, causing damage and a partially collapsed hotel building, sources report. Read More >>

Google’s New App Asks Random People to Start Writing the News

Google has quietly launched a pilot for a news app that it says will “put a spotlight on inspiring stories that aren’t being told.” Out this week via a limited pilot in a couple of US cities, Bulletin is essentially a public, shared blog space that doesn’t require any expertise on content management systems, HTML, or even an app download. Google hopes it will help users tell “hyperlocal” stories. Read More >>

Man Behind Crowdfunded Submarine Charged With Murder of Journalist Kim Wall

Peter Madsen, an eccentric inventor who gained notoriety for his DIY submarine and mini-rocket projects, has been charged with the murder of Kim Wall, a young journalist that was writing a story about him. After months of shifting stories, prosecutors believe that Madsen intentionally killed Wall and that the act was premeditated. Read More >>

Branson Orders Staff to Resume Selling the Daily Mail on Virgin Trains

Richard Branson has waded in to the debate about selling the Daily Mail or not across his Virgin Trains network, and has asked staff to put the newspaper back on sale while they conduct a full review of their sales practises. Read More >>