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Welcome to the Wasteland: A guide to the world of Fallout

War. War never changes, but Fallout games do. Before Fallout 4 arrives we take a look at the extensive world of the Wasteland and the games that came before.

By November 3, 2015


Darth Vader monument in Ukraine doubles as Wi-Fi hotspot

After a recent Ukrainian law bans communist symbols in the country, a Vladimir Lenin statue in Odessa gets converted into a memorial for the Sith Lord.

By October 26, 2015


Bill Maher on Airbnb: Who actually wants strangers in their house?

Technically Incorrect: The comedian takes to his HBO show to excoriate the sharing economy as nothing more than the desperate economy, where Americans are merely trying to adapt to increasing inequality.

By August 23, 2015


Reddit's 'Explain Like I'm Five' videos star real 5-year-olds

Reddit turns one of its most popular sub-reddits into a YouTube series starring actual 5-year-olds working to comprehend complex subjects.

By March 19, 2013


Escaping the Iron Curtain for Silicon Valley

Christian Gheorghe grew up in authoritarian Romania and escaped by swimming across the Danube. That was just the start of an impressive career building enterprise analytics companies.

By February 18, 2013


Google tweaks image search to make porn harder to find

The company says the move is designed to ensure adult content is shown only to those who explicitly request it.

By December 12, 2012


How the hacker bogeyman is coming to get you

commentary U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns of a "cyber-Pearl Harbor." Pardon my sarong, but we've seen this movie before.

By October 16, 2012


Ustream outage due to DDoS aimed at citizen journalist

Hackers target streaming of anti-Putin protests with attack, Ustream says.

By May 9, 2012


Bosses' big fear? That employees will film them

A survey suggests that bosses are paranoid that employees will upload inappropriate videos to company networks or film them in slightly less than perfect situations and then post the videos to the network.

By April 7, 2012


Viva la revolucion! Mercedes channels Che Guevara for car tech

At a rousing CES press conference, the German luxury car maker touted its vision of a connected car future, as well as a near-"communist" notion of car-sharing. The company also talked about autonomous cars as a way to promote safe transport.

By January 10, 2012