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We learn to drive Skoda's IRC rally car with a WRC star

A while back we were invited to learn to drive Skoda's Fabia rally car with Andreas Mikkelsen -- an Intercontinental Rally Championship champion, no less. Naturally, we said yes. Powersliding followed.

By December 3, 2013


Journalist with links to Anonymous sentenced to 5 years in prison

Barrett Brown drew the attention of law enforcement after posting a public link to data stolen in the 2011 hack of security think tank Stratfor.

By January 22, 2015


Twitch Plays Pokemon: In conversation with the phenomenon's creator (Q&A)

One month after this 'social experiment' redefined online multiplayer, we virtually sit down with the unnamed creator to discuss the initial goals, what changed along the way, and what comes next.

By March 12, 2014


Twitch defeats Pokemon Red, moves on to Pokemon Crystal

The bold social experiment has entered a new phase, with the Twitch community beating Pokemon Red and starting on Pokemon Crystal.

By March 2, 2014


Twitch Plays Pokemon conquers Elite Four, beating game after 390 hours

The wild, weird social experiment that has enraptured Pokemon fanatics for the last two and a half weeks has succeeding in beating the game's final foes.

By March 1, 2014


'Twitch Plays Pokemon' is now a fight for the soul of the Internet

Can we all just work together? New "democracy" and "anarchy" modes in the live-streaming game experiment reveal the split personality of the Internet.

By February 19, 2014


DDoS as dance: Anonymous hits the ballet

A new multimedia ballet, "HackPolitik," fuses jarring, angular movements with electroacoustic music and video projection to interpret the activities of hacker collective Anonymous.

By November 7, 2013


'Topiary' tells all: Prison, activism, and LulzSec's beginnings

The young hacker, who's real name is Jake Davis, opens up about his time in the cyberattack collective.

By September 9, 2013


#Hashtags: Facebook's missing link to pop culture

The # symbol has become the key to connecting to people and events you care about on social media. It's also an obvious hole for Facebook.

By May 27, 2013


Google parts ways with Apple over WebKit, launches Blink

Both Chrome and Safari will move faster when uncoupled from each other, Google argues. But it's not just about technology: Social issues also factored into the schism.

By April 3, 2013