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12.22.14 Prachi Gupta

After pretty much everyone mocked them, the president scolded them, and some even offered to screen the movie for them, it seems that Sony executives have backtracked from their original stance of having “no plans” to release The Interview. Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Sony CEO Michael Lynton said, “We would still like the public […]

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12.18.14 Prachi Gupta

Updated: This screening has been canceled. More to come… Please note: Our Late Shift screening of Team America: World Police has been canceled by Paramount Pictures. pic.twitter.com/TlPVzIeICW — Capitol Theatre (@CapitolW65th) December 18, 2014 Due to to circumstances beyond our control, the TEAM AMERICA 12/27 screening has been cancelled. We apologize & will provide refunds […]

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07.16.14 Sophie Weiner

Security researcher Dan Petro has created the “rickmote,” a device that allows you to take over any television connected to Google Chromecast with the familiar stylings of Rick Astley, or any other Youtube video. “It can wirelessly, remotely take over someone’s TV against their will,” Petro told Wired, who explained: Petro’s gadget—a tiny Raspberry Pi computer with […]

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06.05.13 Marina Galperina

With every uprising comes the media blackout. When thousands of anti-Erdogan regime protestors marched into Istanbul’s Taksim Square last week, Turkish television was broadcasting penguins. Shortly, #OccupyGezi updates rippled across the internet. Citizen social media channels exploded with photos of police dousing unarmed protestors with pepper spray. An ocean away, Turkish-Americans watched helplessly — alone by their computer […]

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05.23.13 Marina Galperina

Do you have a dumbphone, but still want to access internet things? Welcome to The Dumb Store. A project by Allison Burtch and Ramsey Nasser, just premiered week at the ITP graduate program showcase in Tisch. “We think that information should be available to everyone, irrespective of the hardware or software they have,” Burtch tells ANIMAL. The Dumb Store is truly a platform for everyone: […]

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05.17.13 Marina Galperina

Meet “the ultimate god mode.” From Special Stage Systems, here is Ming Mecca. Essentially, it is a new hybrid analog machine — a synthesizer that allows you control, manipulate, and hack the laws and visuals of vintage video games. Watch that trailer. With the heart of a video synthesizer and the brain of a videogame console, Ming Mecca […]

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01.29.13 Dan Speiser

Cab Roulette is a recurring series in which comedian Dan Speiser interviews cab drivers about their experiences on the job. This week Dan meets Induhussein, a former accounting teacher from Bangladesh, who doesn’t drink or smoke but does get down to some Bangladeshi music. Episode 1: Abdulai Episode 2: Tony Episode 3: Adama Episode 4: […]

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02.27.12 Marina Galperina

Let’s count the ways this weak bite of Jay Shells’ Subway Etiquette posters is just terrible. Terrible! Count One — even the name is stolen… plus a vomitously hypocritical “Unwritten Rules” prefix. Count Two — a TL;DR written passage follows, outlining, in poor grammar, all points previously covered by the original Shells etiquette campaign. So, hello, “Going With Eddie.” One question: Really? […]

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12.30.11 Marina Galperina

Someone at Google must be a Smiths fan. Apparently, if you “fly” over the latest Google Earth to Salford Lads Club in the UK and enable “3D buildings,” you’ll walk right into Morrissey. […]

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08.16.11 Marina Galperina

If you enjoyed F.A.T. artist Greug Leuch’s Tinted Sheen browser plug-in that censored away any mentions of “Charlie Sheen,” now that his pornstar pals want to Roast him, you’re going to need extra protection. Behold, The Enough Already — an open source TV gadget that will mute the MaSheen. […]

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