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iPhone or Android/Mac or PC?
iPhone & Macbook. They were issued to me the day I became an insufferable Brooklyn cliché.
What word would the other producers use to describe you?
What embarrasses you about your media diet?
I read too many advice columns.
What would your cable news show be called?
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
What is your favorite thing about On the Media?
The hard-hitting Alex Goldman.
Sgt. Star is a chatbot designed to influence potential recruits to enlist in the US Army. So how do we feel about that?
Terry Shipman, a man with four tweets and under thirty followers to his name, managed nearly 45,000 retweets in one night.
If you’ve got a friend who posts every single Upworthy article, you can put a stop to the deluge without unfriending.
Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset -- you strap it on your head, and it lets you explore a virtual 3D space. Greg Miller has recreated a 3D rendering of Seinfeld's sitcom apartment for Oculus Rift, which means that anyone with an OR headset can download his project and sit around pretending that they're talking about nothing.
Hold onto your butts. Tully Robinson built a website that recreates the scene in Jurassic Park where the Chief Park Engineer played by Samuel L. Jackson, finds out that his computer system has been hacked.
There's a specific genre of formulaic joke that you see a lot of on the internet. The way this joke works is that you take two topical but unrelated news stories and jam them together.
Netflix says they've invented a way to automatically pause your movie once you fall asleep. But will it really happen, or is this just a hovercar?
You'd think that a blog devoted to inspecting and cataloguing the most unsavory things in the city would make you feel terrible, but we find it strangely uplifting.
Amtrak is offering "residencies" to some writers who tweet at them -- essentially, they're given free train tickets so that they can ride the rails and work on their writing in quiet isolation. (In return, they ask the writers to mention Amtrak on social media.)
The website PornMD, which is a search engine for the major free porn sites, has unveiled a new feature that shows you the text of other people's porn searches in real time.
The Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has been offline since yesterday, and it looks very possible that the site could be dead.
The anchors on WGN Morning News were forced to communicate using the ancient media form of sharpie plus paper.
A new upgrade brings event listings for venues (buy tickets!), icons for local businesses (buy local goods!), and a way to map an airplane route. Why add this? Because it allows Google Flights to sell you plane tickets.
"Sweepers" are people who spend their free time entering hundreds of online sweepstakes -- the contests most of us skip because we're sure they're all scams. It turns out, we're wrong. Some people win big. Reporter Laura Mayer takes us into the online sweepstakes universe.
A new study from MIT found a way to retroactively predict the 2013 coup in Egypt. Study author Nathan Kallus plugged in 300,000 web sources from before the coup, scanned them for keywords and sentiment analysis, and was able to graph a prediction for when the coup would happen.
Hemingway is a new app that invites you to submit your writing into a text box where it'll be graded based on it's Hemingway-esqueness.
People who troll online are likely to self-report as being sadists in real life.
In 1998 Swatch tried to completely reinvent our concept of time. Swatch Internet Time (or .beat time) would have been a new way to conceive of moments. There'd be no time zones, and also, no hours, minutes, or seconds. PJ talks to Gizmodo's Eric Limer and Swatch Creative Director Carlo Giordanetti about Swatch's plan to create time's version of Esperanto.