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US Supreme Court: Online Threats Aren't A Crime Unless You Really Meant It

In a closely watched decision that weighs the protection of free speech against protecting people from online abuse, the United States Supreme Court today ruled in favour of people being scary dicks on the internet.


You're Wrong About Voicemail

My mother is untrainable. At least, as far as voicemail is concerned. We’d repeat the same song and dance over and over. Me: Stop leaving me voicemails. Her: I don’t understand. This went on for years, until I figured out she was right all along.


Coconut Water Is Great, Shut Up

Coconut water is a delicious and healthy beverage, and it is good for you. If you drink it after going to yoga class or before a jog, you will be hydrated and receive nutritional benefits.


Facebook Needs A Real Mute Button

Sick of seeing all the ice bucket challenge videos on Facebook? Too bad, my friend, you’re stuck with them until the end of time. That is until Facebook creates the one option it needs most: a real mute button.


We Need To Ban In-Flight Phone Calls Before It's Too Late

News recently broke that the US Department of Transportation is revving up to try to officially ban in-flight phone calls. That’s right; the singular, obscene act of yelling into your hand while careening through the air in a metal tube full of strangers could soon be verboten. Good. It should. It’s time to kill the in-flight phone call before it starts.


The Insane Plan To Build The World's Tallest Towers In A Lake In China

These days, ambitious new skyscrapers are blanketed in a cloud of “green” buzzwords. Wind turbines! Hydrogen fuel cells! Insect farms! (Yes, insect farms.) Then there’s Phoenix Towers, which has all of the above and more and looks like this. Let’s call it what it is: a greenwashed dick-measuring contest.


Please Stop Calling Everything A 'Hack'

We have a problem. Be you blogger, journalist, tech writer or commenter, it’s time to stop with the gratuitous overuse of “hacking”. Existence itself is not a hack.


When Apple Damns Your Texts To iMessage Purgatory

I recently switched from an iPhone to Android, and discovered shortly thereafter that my phone number was still associated with iMessage, meaning that any time someone with an iPhone tried texting me, I’d receive nothing, and they’d get a “Delivered” receipt in their Messages app as though everything were working as expected.


517 Movies I Could Have Watched Instead Of Waiting On Hold With PayPal

During my lunch break yesterday, I decided to do a little multitasking and give the kind folks at PayPal a call regarding an ongoing issue I was having with my account. I figured, stupidly, that a company as big as PayPal would have more than three people working the whole of their customer service wing.


Despite Design Focus, iOS 7 Doesn't Fix Apple's Horribly Off-Centre One

I had high hopes for iOS 7. It’s designed by Jony Ive, the God of Minimalism, Attention to Detail and Tight T-Shirts. I love his work almost as much as I love Phil Schiller (so huggable!) But Jony… you broke my heart, Jony. WHY DIDN’T YOU OPTICALLY CENTRE THE ‘1’ IN THE CALENDAR APP ICON?


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