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11 chihuahuas I saw this year that were at the top of their game

We all know the stereotype: Chihuahuas are mean. It had forever been a mystery to me as to why anybody would own such a crazy dog, but after living with one for a couple of years—despite the bites,...

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The 10 most ridiculous Wikipedia edits Congress made in 2015

2015 isn't all bad, it turns out. We're ending the year a little bit smarter and certainly far more entertained by our politicians. U.S. Congress has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks to...

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This creepy Twitter bot could be spying on you right now

The first thing you notice about @FFD8FFDB is its inscrutability. But it's the next thing you'll notice that will really get to you. Every few minutes, the Twitter bot tweets a grainy, context-free...

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Russell Crowe owned by airline in Twitter spat over hoverboard rules

Hoverboards have been all the rage this holiday season (even if they don't really hover and were causing spontaneous fires). They they also sent actor Russell Crowe into a different sort of rage. The...

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Who will we hate on the Internet in 2016?

When fugitive teenager Ethan Couch was caught in Mexico this week, it felt like a fitting end to the year. Couch was dubbed the “affluenza” teen after he was given 10 years probation for killing four...

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The social media storm around Bill Cosby is changing how we talk about rape

As it stands, there are 46 women who have accused actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Taking into account the statistic that less than 50 percent  of all rapes are reported, it's staggering to...

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Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh fires off the best subtweet of 2016

The power struggle inside the San Francisco 49ers, which led to the firing of coach Jim Harbaugh, was one of the strangest—and probably stupidest—storylines of the entire 2014 NFL season. Harbaugh had...

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Inside the great social media divide over the Oregon standoff

Before a group of heavily armed and well-supplied survivalists—dubbed by Twitter as #YallQaeda and #VanillaISIS—took over the offices of a wildlife reserve in rural Oregon over the weekend, you...

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Adam Savage tweets last scene ‘Mythbusters’ ever filmed

MythBusters fans everywhere got a bittersweet treat Monday from co-host Adam Savage as he shared the last scene ever filmed on the Discovery series. In true MythBusters fashion, the series goes out...

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Twitter may change its 140-character limit to 10,000 characters

Since its inception, Twitter has revolved around a single number: 140. That’s the number of characters you can use in each tweet, but a new report claims that the company is about to drastically...

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Photos allegedly show sets from rumored 'Gilmore Girls' reboot

Could a Gilmore Girls reboot already be underway? Both Netflix and Warner Bros. have yet to weigh in on the rumored revival, but actress Lauren Graham (Lorelai, forever in our hearts) has been pretty...

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Twitter, Facebook, other U.S. tech companies slam U.K. terrorism bill

Five major American tech companies have warned the British government that its draft counterterrorism law endangers civil liberties, international legal harmony, and citizen trust.Facebook, Google,...

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White House and tech companies brainstorm how to slow ISIS propaganda

Despite meeting Friday with leading American tech companies, senior U.S. government officials produced no apparent breakthroughs for dealing with Internet-savvy extremists. The terrorist group ISIS,...

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A look at Peach, the new social network from Vine's co-founder

Peach is a new social network for iOS. Made by Dom Hofmann, the co-founder of Vine, Peach is described as a place to "keep up with friends and be yourself."  Like other social networks, you're...

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I tried to use Twitter to get signed to the NFL

The average career length in the National Football League is just 3.3 years, so one may have assumed free agent Shiloh Keo—a member of the Houston Texans from 2011 to 2014—had put in his time and was...

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Twitter is changing—but not in the way you think

If Shakespeare wrote that brevity is the soul of wit, that’s also true of Twitter, a platform that forces users to be creative communicators by working within those narrow confines.  Instead of saying...

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Why Peach won't change the world of social networks

Enter the emoji-turned-social network Peach founded by Vine creator Dom Hofman, and you'll find a world filled with nerds, impostors, and both. Tech journalists discovered Peach on Friday, with...

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Planned Parenthood denies blocking Bernie Sanders supporters

Some Bernie Sanders supporters upset that Planned Parenthood endorsed Hillary Clinton havenoted that, when they took their frustrations to Twitter, official Planned Parenthood accounts blocked them....

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Twitter now lets you watch Periscope streams directly in its iOS app

Twitter is finally embedding Periscope livestreams in tweets. The company announced on Tuesday that Periscope broadcasts will be viewable directly in tweets, beginning in the iOS app.Previously, when...

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How to stream the State of the Union 2016

All things must come to an end. President Barack Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address tonight at 9 pm ET. Unlike his previous SOTU speeches, Obama's remarks before the nation are...

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