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Report: Facebook’s first original shows have been delayed again

Soon, Facebook won't just be a place where people's personal videos go viral — it wants to become a destination for original videos, too. The push began in earnest in 2016 and the social giant hired notable names from CollegeHumor and MTV to de...

Then you've probably wondered why someone hasn't thrown together a bunch of PowerPoint slides and delivered some sort of mildly insightful analysis on it.

Well, fortunately, the folks at Australian comedy group Collective Noun have given the 1999 classic new life (as if it needed more lives already) styled as an #inspiring TED talk, complete with muted laughter and golf claps.

Wow, so profound. Read more...

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Someone turned Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’ into a TED talk

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Consider Smash Mouth's unforgettable "All Star" to be a guiding inspiration in your life? 

Then you've probably wondered why someone hasn't thrown together a bunch of PowerPoint slides and delivered some sort of mildly insightful analysis on it.

Well, fortunately, the folks at Australian comedy group Collective Noun have given the 1999 classic new life (as if it needed more lives already) styled as an #inspiring TED talk, complete with muted laughter and golf claps.

Wow, so profound. Read more...

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Gillmor Gang: Binge & Purge

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Sunday, May 21, 2017 Doc gets off the F train and finds himself in a binge TV debate. Frank preps for his trip to Digital Hollywood, while Keith and Kevin suggest news is dead, long live news. Steve finds respite in advertising from Hulo’s auto-binge onboarding. Directed by… Read More
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Ben Heck’s Super Glue Gun: Time for some reverse engineering

When Ben created the Great Glue Gun it was given away as a prize. Thankfully, the winner still watches the show and sent it in to the team so that it could be reverse engineered. Ben discovers the original design has a mix of pros and cons, like...
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Microsoft’s true holographic display fits in your glasses

A lot of the technology billed as holographic, well, isn't. Not even HoloLens. Real holography requires a laser-generated 3D image, and it's no mean feat to stuff that into something you can comfortably wear. Microsoft just made some important pro...
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Live look at the ‘alien megastructure’ star may solve mysteries

Astronomers may have ruled out an alien megastructure as the likely cause behind KIC 8462852's strange dimming, but it's still mysterious -- and that's partly due to the lack of live data (as live as you can get for a star 1,277 light years away, at...
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The UK’s new vaping laws explained

From today, vaping gear sold in the UK must adhere to a new set of specific guidelines. That's because last year, the EU updated its regulations covering tobacco products to include e-cigarettes and e-liquids for the first time. When these first came...
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‘Destiny 2’ tackles the original’s biggest problem: storytelling

The first time I played the original Destiny, I felt frustrated and annoyed. It was a fun online, co-op team shooter but the game's narrative was insultingly shallow -- a poorly written space opera where a vague "darkness" was out to destroy a myster...
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Facebook takes on Twitch with new livestreaming deal for esports

 In addition to Facebook’s announcement of a new partnership with the MLB to live stream a number of regular season games, the social network this week also signed a deal with global esports company ESL to bring over 5,550 hours of esports events and other original content to Facebook, including 1,500 of original programming. The move will aid Facebook in challenging Amazon-owned Twitch… Read More
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Pay for your next pizza without ever leaving Telegram

The latest update to messaging app Telegram has added a couple of welcome features to the platform that presents itself as a secure alternative to WhatsApp. The first enables users to record minute-long videos to send to one another instead of having...