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Forget planking, #whaling is the hot new Vine trend

Vine users everywhere are breaching the surface and singing whale songs to feed the weird new #whaling movement.

By Mar. 13, 2014


Oh, the irony: 'Twitter' used to be whaling slang

Long before Twitter was using the "fail whale" as its server-outage image, the word "twitter" was an obscure anatomical term specific to the long-since-taboo practice of hunting sperm whales.

By May. 7, 2009


Beware the 'whaling' e-mail that includes your company info

Security firm warns of phishing e-mail that looks like it's from the U.S. District Court, includes your company information, but is designed to lure you to click on a link that will download malicious software.

By Apr. 15, 2008


Is this Amazon's game controller for a TV box?

Photos leak of a possible video game controller for Amazon's rumored media box, selfie mania sweeps Apple's App Store, and #Whaling makes a splash on Vine.

By Mar. 14, 2014


Crave Ep. 151: Neil Young's Pono dreams soon to come true

Neil Young's PonoMusic will soon blast 192KHz of music into your earholes.

By Mar. 14, 2014


iPhone 5 shown fully assembled in new leaked snaps

More photos purportedly showing the next iPhone have appeared, matching earlier leaks.

By Jul. 30, 2012


Apple fanboys fight back against Samsung

Apple's most faithful take criticism to heart. So they have begun to create their own versions of Samsung's ad which declares the iPhone to be not all that.

By Sep. 16, 2012


A modest proposal: Twitter, meet your new mascot

Why the giant prehistoric whale with 14-inch-long teeth is a far better illustration of the microblogging site's problems than its current cuddly cartoon cetacean.

By Jul. 2, 2010


Hungry fail whale eats up Twitter lists

Did you spot it? In response to a high level of error messages, Twitter temporarily disabled its fledgling "Lists" feature.

By Nov. 30, 2009


SOPA opponents may go nuclear and other 2012 predictions

When Google, Amazon.com, Facebook, and eBay turn their Web sites black to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, you'll know they've become serious. It may actually happen. Plus: four other 2012 predictions.

By Dec. 29, 2011