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When I think back on watching Star Wars as a kid, I remember it as a pretty tame. After all, those stormtroopers had terrible aim. Turns out that maybe I'm misremembering. That original trilogy was kind of a bloodbath, and this supercut from Digg turns it into a tidy little three-minute snuff film.


When Google Reader announced it was shutting down a few months ago, most of us stamped our feet, panicked and went running into the arms of another RSS reader. But Matt Jibson is different. Unlike most of us, he can crunch code. So he built a Google Reader of his very own own.


Google Reader is on its deathbed, slated to meet its end TODAY. Its demise has been looming in the distance for a while, so this should come as no surprise. While this is certainly a time of mourning, there's the unseemly business of finding a replacement. Here's a list of platform agnostic alternatives that should help make the transition as painless as possible. We're sorry for your loss.


Here's the good news: Digg Reader is a real thing in the world that exists. At the very latest, you'll have access to it next Wednesday, June 26. I just landed at an early invite page for the service, and it imported my 500 or so feeds from Google Reader in seconds. Hey, it works.


The last time Digg was something worth thinking about, Iraq was in the midst of civil war and Justin Timberlake was on the radio. The site went to ruin. It sold for pocket change. And now, with no warning, it's back — and it's beautiful. And the team that pulled it off isn't sure what to do now.


Founding a site from your tiny apartment in 2005 and watching it grow to 2 billion page views per month would give most people an utter sense of completion, but not Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. He talks exclusively to Gizmodo about the future of the platform, why it won't go the way of the Digg dinosaur and the state of the free and open internet.


Which one of you rascals just bought Digg? The social news website, clearly in need of some new cushions for the company cafeteria, just sold itself for just half a million dollars. In 2008, it turned down two hundred million.


The tech world is full of flops. This ain't them; some of these companies and their products were monstrously successful for a time; others never even had the high expectations and hype required for something to earn the title "flop".