chatroom

How Many Operating Systems Run In Your House?

Between phones, tablets, laptops, media centres, smart home devices and whatever other technology is scattered around your home, there are likely multiple operating systems in your life. But how many, exactly?


What Makes You Block Someone? 

People have varying thresholds of tolerance for putting up with ignorance, dickishness, and other crap online. What does it take for you to head straight for the “Block” button on social media?


What GIF Would You Put In A Time Capsule?

I used to shake my cane at the sky and declare “I just don’t get kids today and their GIFsets.” Then I went to work for Tumblr.


How Did You Prepare For Y2K?

We live in a world obsessed with the threat of terrorism. But fifteen years ago, the media was in constant hysterics over Y2K, or “the Millennium bug”. A real coding error that required many a fix, Y2K also provoked outsize paranoia and survivalist tactics that anticipated the end of the world. What were you up to?


Have You Ever Watched Internet Porn In Public? 

In a recent episode of Broad City, Ilana shows Abbi porn while they’re at a cafe. Abbi protests, but in the show’s rococo logic, everyone else there is watching porn too. Is this really a thing? Are people just casually pulling up RedTube at Starbucks?


What Was Your First Smartphone?

Smartphones were once a boutique item, but now they’re essential. Still, we all remember a time before smartphones — at least, the time before we got our first one. How old were you when you got your first, and what year was it?


What's The Worst Reason You've Heard For Switching To Apple Or Android?

People are always howling about how you NEED to switch to Apple or Android devices. iOS is the best! Android is the … whatever rhymes with Android and is awesome! Sometime they have perfectly good reasons for switching. Other times, not so much. What are the worst reasons you’ve heard?


All The Broke-Ass Tech We Still Use Every Day

Not long ago, I asked you all to vent your rage about the most garbage why-the-hell-doesn’t-it-actually-work-worth-a-damn technology that you still find yourself having to use every day. Here’s our collective tech crap list.


What Would Your Hacker Group Name Be?

Lizard Squad was back in the news today amidst speculation that it had hacked Lenovo’s website. Whether or not that’s true, we can all agree that Lizard Squad is a freakin’ great name for a hacker crew.


Here Are Apple's Diverse (And Racist, Or Jaundiced?) Emoji

Apple just pushed the latest OS X update seed to developers and hiding inside is a nice surprise: a brand new roster of racially diverse emoji. Finally!