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Earnest North Dakota Olive Garden review goes viral

Grand Forks food column garners snarky attention for review of popular chain eatery that calls it the most beautiful restaurant in town.

By Mar. 9, 2012


'Aaron's Law' rewrite backfires, reformers now on defensive

Congressional sausage-making in Washington threatens to rewrite a controversial anti-hacking law used against the late Aaron Swartz -- by replacing it with an even more Draconian version.

By Apr. 2, 2013


The nine nuttiest solar gadgets

AboutMyPlanet.com chooses the weirdest solar-powered gizmos.

By Oct. 18, 2006


Twitter fail-whale snacks on user avatars

Don't freak out or anything, but your user icon might have disappeared from Twitter on Monday. Luckily, CEO Evan Williams says it won't be gone for long.

By Apr. 6, 2009


NASA crowd-sourcing its astronaut soundtrack

The astronauts' "wake-up songs" for the final two space shuttle missions have been put to a poll. 4chan may want to be aware that they can't write in Rick Astley.

By Aug. 23, 2010


PC Turn-off Week

PC Turn-off Week

By Jul. 12, 2005


'Smart URL shortener' Urlrurl rolls into beta

Ideal for use in services like Twitter that restrict URL length, this one goes a step further by providing stats and analytics to shape Web memes.

By Apr. 1, 2008


Glenn Beck's legal action against site that parodies, um, Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck, the Fox News entertainer, is reportedly continuing with legal action against a Web site that purports to parody his own methods of entertainment.

By Oct. 24, 2009


Slashdot parent company experiences overnight outage

SourceForge Inc., parent company of several geek site staples, appeared earlier Wednesday to be in the midst of a server outage.

By Apr. 30, 2008