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Will Elon Musk Reward The Oatmeal's Glowing Tesla Review With an $8M Donation? Cartoonist seeks help launching museum

Tesla Motors just got one hell of an unsolicited endorsement, in the form of a glowing review from Model S owner and massively popular cartoonist Matt "The Oatmeal" Inman. In a…

May 13, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT

Infographic: 8 Types of 'Working Dead' Zombies Plaguing Your Productivity Ghoulishly good marketing for AtTask

Next time you hear someone complain they can't do good marketing for a product because it's "too boring," show them this infographic for enterprise work management software AtTask. Collaboration software is…

April 25, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

The Oscars Selfie Has Now Been Immortalized as a Painting in Twitter HQ And they want Ellen to come admire it

If it's starting to feel like you'll never be able to escape that Oscars selfie, just imagine working at Twitter headquarters, where it's now an official piece of office art. Twitter…

April 11, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT

OkCupid Blocks Firefox, Saying Mozilla CEO Opposes Gay Marriage Browser defends its LGBT support

Newly appointed Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has his share of detractors, but few are more high-profile than massive dating site OkCupid. The site, which gets 10 million unique visitors a month, is…

March 31, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT

Terrible Timing: Google Reliability Team Launches Reddit Q&A Just as Gmail Goes Down Advised to try turning it off and back on

In a truly painful moment of unfortunate coincidence, Google's Site Reliability Engineering Team launched a Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") this afternoon, just as Gmail went offline for users around…

January 24, 2014, 3:22 PM EST

Sharks Now Tweet When Approaching the Beach Turning transmitter data into Twitter alerts

It used to be that when you wanted to warn ocean-goers about shark-infested waters, the only solution was to send a panicked Roy Scheider running down the beaches. But this…

December 27, 2013, 10:29 AM EST

Modern-Day News App Gets the Most Old-School Pitch You Can Imagine Elderly white guy on TV would like a word

If there's one thing that says breaking news in the era of social media, it's an old white guy smoking cigarettes on a boxy television. That's the ironic and all-around…

November 5, 2013, 9:44 AM EST

Fans Waiting in Digital Line for Samsung Galaxy S4 Move Up by Tweeting Still better than those Apple queues

Here's a pretty clever new chapter in Samsung's long-running mockery of Apple line-waiters. For the launch of the Galaxy S4, New Zealand agency Colenso BBDO created a "Smart Phone Line"—a…

September 23, 2013, 8:02 AM EDT

'Every Tech Commercial' Packs All the Category's Clichés Into One Handy Spot A wonderfully insipid parody

If you love live-chatting with babies and put tremendous stock in the opinion of bakers, then you probably love most tech advertising. In its new parody, "Every Tech Commercial," CollegeHumor…

August 29, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

Nikola Tesla Takes Down Silicon Valley VCs, but Will It Get Him a Statue? Amusing video doubles as a fundraiser

Some days it seems almost anybody can make an enjoyable video promoting a Kickstarter project, but these guys get bonus points for simultaneously giving the venture-capital system a big poke…

May 23, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT