One man, eight years, nearly 20,000 cat videos, and not a single viral hit
How an animal lover’s hobby of recording himself feeding stray cats exemplifies the glory of the anonymous web.
How I transformed my crappy laptop into a powerful gaming machine
Cloud streaming is possibly bad for the environment and the market, but very fun for me.
Meet Lord Rod, the sweet potato king of Yokohama, Japan
There’s only one thing to call a person who installs an oven to roast sweet potatoes on the back of their Mazda Miata: a legend.
Printers will always be terrible
As time goes on, printers will get worse and worse until none of us own one.
You can’t beat an unwinnable game, but you can break it
There is no end to simulators like ‘SimCity’ and ‘Roller Coaster Tycoon’. There is only terrifying perfection.
We could have had ‘The Real World’ on Mars
As all the weird stuff on the internet slowly goes extinct, let’s take some time to remember the glorious goofballs who auditioned for a reality show on Mars.
I don’t wanna do my video game chores
The new ‘Red Dead Redemption’ reveals the biggest problem with marquee games today: they’re boring as hell.
Shoot the Facebook Messenger
Everyone’s least-favorite social network has a new scheme to beam ads directly onto your phone.
The curious case of Kid Rock vs. Authority
How a years-old tweet from Donald Trump’s favorite rap-rocker inadvertently explains the entire modern conservative movement.
What’s a car supposed to sound like?
The engine noises we hear from inside our cars are already fake, so why can’t they be fun?
Robot security guards will be pointless until they’re terrifying
The curious case of the gas station security robot and the surveillance state that ate itself.
Goatse is the golden ratio of the digital age
On the enduring aesthetics of the grossest image on the entire internet.
How to beat LinkedIn: The Game
A strategy guide for using a semi-pointless social network in all the wrong ways.
‘Borat’: Where are they now?
It turns out being in Sacha Baron Cohen’s 2006 comedy didn’t ruin too many people’s lives!
Working towards a complete theory of meme relativity
Are memes coming and going at a faster rate, or is the pace of life itself accelerating?
Lifehack: How to smuggle an Impossible Burger into In-N-Out
My hands will never not smell like meat.
The American Dream hasn’t popped yet
How Billy and Summer Pierce penetrated the pimple-popping zeitgeist.
It’s weirdly hard to steal Mark Zuckerberg’s trash
Private security guards, dead ends, and a whole lot of paranoia: Here’s what happens when you try to rummage through the garbage of the man who owns the world’s secrets.
Our solar system sounds like a depressed Radiohead cover band
An experiment that converts NASA data into music reveals how sad a planet can be.
The ecstasy within the agony of troll games
Some video games are so hard that they become works of art.