Report: Chinese Authorities Are Now Targeting iCloud Users

Right on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch, Chinese authorities are now reportedly extending the Great Firewall to include iCloud services. That includes the iMessages, Contacts, and Photos of any of its citizens that own an iPhone. In other words, China's government could be tracking their every move. » 10/20/14 10:46am Yesterday 10:46am

We Tried This Whiskey-Enhancing Stick of Wood So You Don't Have To

Whiskey is in my blood. Not literally—well maybe a little right now—but since my dad's side of the family is from Scotland and I grew up in Tennessee, I like to take the spirit seriously. So when I heard of a gadget that would make cheap whiskey taste top shelf, I was pretty excited. Until I tried it. » 10/17/14 5:00pm Friday 5:00pm

iOS Expert: Don't Use Whisper If You Want to Remain Anonymous

When apps are accused of shady behavior, Jonathan Zdziarski is the guy that investigates. And this week, the self-identified iOS forensics expert was quick to respond to requests for a deep dive into Whisper, the supposedly anonymous secret-sharing app that's been taking heat lately. Guess what: Whisper's not so… » 10/17/14 12:13pm Friday 12:13pm

A spider crawled inside this man's body for three days (updated)

An Australia man's vacation to Bali took a dark turn last week after he discovered a painful red line forming above his belly button. At first, doctors told 21-year-old Dylan Thomas that it was just an insect bite. Then the line started to grow and the horror was obvious: It was a spider burrowed into his belly. » 10/16/14 4:23pm Thursday 4:23pm

Report: Whisper Tracks Users Even When They Ask It Not To

[Updated 3:00 PM] You should know by now that purportedly anonymous apps aren't really anonymous. But now, The Guardian reports that Whisper, the secret-telling app and so-called "safest place on the internet," actually tracks its users to a frightening degree of detail. Even if you opt out of location services, The… » 10/16/14 12:22pm Thursday 12:22pm

Fight Club: A Fantastic 15-Year-Old Film Inspired By Real Fights

Fight Club is a work of fiction by Chuck Palahniuk, a famous author who once described his life as "very blue-collar." Fight Club is also a (fantastic) movie, directed by David Fincher, that hit theaters exactly 15 years ago today. Watch it again tonight, but with an extra little piece of knowledge: Fight Club is not… » 10/15/14 8:00pm Wednesday 8:00pm

The Most Famous Drum Machine Ever Made Gets Its Own Documentary

If you're a fan of hip hop or electronic music, you've heard that sick, signature beat of the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer. Heck, if you're a fan of music in general you've probably heard it, because the 808 is the most famous drum machine ever made. And now, it's got its own documentary. » 10/15/14 2:22pm Wednesday 2:22pm

Android 5.0 Lollipop: More Than Just Material Design

Google just announced the release of the latest version of Android. It's called Android Lollipop, and as we already knew, it is damn pretty. There's a lot more to the updated operating system than a flashy look-and-feel powered by the new Material design interface, though. Android Lollipop is also a powerhouse. » 10/15/14 12:08pm Wednesday 12:08pm