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How Kate Middleton’s Wedding Gown Demonstrates Wikipedia’s Woman Problem

According to Wikipedia’s 2011 Editor Survey, just 9 percent of Wiki editors are women. While the gender gap is better than it was—in the early ‘00s, it...

The re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series never disappoints, and 'Starbuck' Kara Thrace (played amazingly by Katee Sackhoff) is one of the most interestingly nuanced female characters ever on tv. Battlestar Galactica, Kampfstern Galactica, Marvel Comics, Loki Marvel, Bishoujo Statue, Katee Sackhoff, Star Trek, Badass Women, Female Characters

10 Characters Whose Genders Were Swapped in Production

As you're about to see, there are many reasons why a writer or director might want to change the gender of a character mid-production: a change in actor, a

Ingrid Vanderveldt, Dell's "entrepreneur in residence" works with the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs says startups will see some big changes this year. Business Articles, Business Tips, Technology And Society, Latest Technology, Market Environment, Four Letter Words, See It, Fun Facts, Entrepreneur

5 Trends Entrepreneurs Will See in 2013

Ingrid Vanderveldt, Dell's "entrepreneur in residence" who works with the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs says startups will see some big changes this year.

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Why I'm Cutting the Cord, and How Cable Can Get Me Back

Pay TV, like electricity and hot water, has become a vital source of comfort in my home. But unlike the basic utilities, pay TV has become incredibly expensive. So while it'll take a radical change in how I consume media, pay TV has got to go.

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How software-defined radio could revolutionize wireless

The Phi hopes to do for radio what Apple I did for computing—spark innovation.

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The bizarre tale of John McAfee, spymaster

75 laptops, 29 "pillow talk" operatives, and one crazy gringo.

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U.S. Spies See Superhumans, Instant Cities by 2030

3-D printed organs. Brain chips providing superhuman abilities. Megacities, built from scratch. The U.S. intelligence community is taking a look at the world of 2030. And it is very, very sci-fi.

Transportation-as-a-service models could really take off in a world of hyper-optimized robo-taxis. Transportation Engineering, Future Transportation, Self Driving, Driving Test, Educational Technology, Science And Technology, Funny News Articles, Car Facts, Software

California’s taking the lead on self-driving cars

Intrigued by the idea of eliminating human error from driving, a California legislator has introduced a bill to clarify that driverless cars are street

Nook version of War and Peace turns the word “kindled” into “Nookd” Technology And Society, Ars Technica, Laziness, Information Technology, Nook, Kindle, Peace, Social Media, War

Nook version of War and Peace turns the word "kindled" into "Nookd"

Tolstoy's text victimized by modern technology, laziness.

Ars goes one-on-one with FunnyJunk’s lawyer, Charles Carreon. Technology And Society, Ars Technica, Persecution, Lawyer, Internet, Oppression, Bullying

The Internet's most hated man

Ars goes one-on-one with FunnyJunk’s lawyer, Charles Carreon.

Rethinking how we give out gaming's "academy awards" Technology And Society, Interactive Art, Cultural Events, Academy Awards, Golf Clubs, How To Become, Ars Technica, Gaming, Dice

Rethinking how we give out gaming's "academy awards"

Last night's DICE Awards could have done with fewer genre- and platform-specific nods.

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The 12 most incredible webcomics

We pick our favorite digital funnies.

People who enjoy guns and ammo San Diego often protect their homes with them, and the same can be done against muggers with these tips and tricks. Hold You, Give It To Me, Take That, How To Protect Yourself, How To Better Yourself, Technology And Society, Financial Institutions, Guns And Ammo, San Diego

Developers take a stand against pay-to-review app sites

Asking for money in exchange for favorable reviews is unfortunately common.