Saturday Night Live Sketch Skewers iPhone 5 And The Tech Press [Video]

Saturday Night Live might not be as funny as it once was, but last weekend the show recaptured some of the old magic on a very modern subject. A brilliant sketch hilariously pointed out the hypocrisy and navel gazing of the entitled first-world pundits who write about mobile technology. If you haven’t seen it, you definitely want to watch it…

Julian Assange: The Movie

Sooner or later, the Julian Assange/WikiLeaks story will be a major motion picture. It has all of the elements of an edge-of-your-seat thriller: a charismatic leader (with great hair) going up against government corruption, a precipitous fall from grace, a seedy sex angle, and a dramatic last stand. We’ve assembled a rough cut out of scenes from…

(Number) 9 Things the Yoko Ono App SHOULD Do

Yoko Ono, widow of The Beatles’ John Lennon, has released an iPhone app. The app, called #smilesfilm, allows users to share snapshots of smiling faces.
That’s great and all, but we came up with nine things that a Yoko Ono app really should do.

The Tech CEO Hall of Shame

In the grand pantheon of disgraced technology company CEOs, the resume blunder of ousted Yahoo Chief Executive Scott Thompson seems almost trivial. Claiming an unearned degree pales in comparison to the true titans of tech transgressions – whose careers were toppled by everything from massive fraud and grand larceny to inappropriate dalliances with…

A Discreet Guide to Using Mobile Devices in the Loo

Last year, British researchers swabbed 390 cell phones and analyzed what they picked up. Know what they found? One in six phones has poop on it. Four out of five are contaminated by some kind of bacteria. Sure, we all like to make our own calls while answering Mother Nature’s, but that’s just gross. Here’s a surefire way to avoid a…

NED Talks: How TED Talks Simplify Ideas

Who doesn’t at least like TED Talks, the “Technology, Entertainment and Design” conference that aims to smarten us up without asking us to work very hard? We sit at our computers, watch someone give an 18-minute-long talk, and believe that we are rapidly learning and understanding complex ideas. This is much better than wasting time pinning cat…