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New website puts fresh spin on holiday shopping

With the holiday season right around the corner, many of us have already begun making our shopping lists. The average American spends over $800 each year on holiday gifts alone, according to the National Retail Federation. What's more is that 80 percent of shoppers plan on using credit cards to...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:45pm

Online threats of violence against Howard University spark fears

A racist online message threatening to murder students at Howard Universityhas led to fear and class cancelations at thehistorically black school."Any n—r left at Howard University after [10 a.m. Thursday] will be the first to go," the message, apparently posted to the online forum 4chan, which is...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:53pm

DraftKings, FanDuel defiant in the face of NY cease-and-desist letters

​Neither of the two fantasy sports companies targeted by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as illegal gambling enterprises will stop operating in the state until after they meet with his team."This is the beginning, not the end of the legal process," said Marc Zwillinger, counsel to...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 2:48am

New 'Jessica Jones' trailer makes us want to watch it all now, damn it

Oh, man. With only 10 days to go, Marvel and Netflix continue to tease viewers with a new trailer for "Jessica Jones," the latest in the comic book titan's deal with the streaming movies and TV service that kicked off so spectacularly with "Daredevil." And if this latest look is any indication, Nov...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 10:46pm

IRL, yaaas, Mx., sapiosexual among Dictionary.com's newest words

You may have sent your first drunk text years ago and that fitness tracker you bought is likely long-forgotten, gathering dust in a drawer, but those terms have just made it into Dictionary.com.Those definitions are among 150 new words and terms, and over 1,000 revisions that will be added to the...

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:39pm

ABC doesn't care about your Raven-Symone petition

This might make you question the effectiveness of the whole online petitioning approach to things. A rep for ABC has responded to a Change.org petition signed by more than 120,000 people demanding that Raven-Symone be axed from "The View" following her comments about "ghetto" names and the Spring...

Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 10:29pm

AG Schneiderman asks internet companies for evidence that NYers get service they pay for

Yet another New York official wants to make sure that internet service providers across the five boroughs are actually coming through with the speeds residents pay for.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman office reached out to major telecommunications companies Time Warner, Verizon and Cablevision...

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 9:30am

‘Stop YouTube Red,’ YouTubers pen angry Change.org petition

Less than 24 hours after YouTube announced their paid subscription service, YouTube Red, a Change.org petition against it has been formed to shut it down.In case you’ve been asleep, or away from a computer or smartphone for the past 24 hours, YouTube Red is a newly announced subscription based...

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:26pm

Aliens of New York, a HONY parody account proves NYC is full of extraterrestrials

Seems like everyday a new parody account of Humans of New Yorkpops out of the ground like a fresh sapling. Today’s newly sprouted account is “Aliens of New York” a parody account that proves, you’re not crazy, that weird guy on the train this morning was totally an extraterrestrial.(function(d, s,...

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:31pm

Website reveals personal info Google may be hard pressed to find

Ever wonder about the registered sex offenders living in your neighborhood? Or found yourself curious about the background of someone you just met online?When it comes to getting insider information, most of us turn to Google. Unfortunately, this often leads to inaccurate information, outdated...

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 4:11pm

Playboy to drop nudity

Playboy will adopt a cleaner, more modern style, said Chief Content Officer Cory Jones, as executives admit that the magazine has been outdone by the Internet, according to a report in the New York Times. Circulation has dropped from 5.6 million in 1975 to about 800,000 now, according to the...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 5:27pm

Justin Bieber’s penis inspires millions, memes flood Internet

Justin Bieber’s penis, like a magnificent waterfall, or a whale breaching, is a sight that has the power to inspire millions. In this case though the inspiration has not lead to great works of writing or art — just DICK jokes in the form of memes.RELATED:PHOTOS: Tom Hardy's old MySpace photos, a...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 1:13pm

Congratulations, your fat-shaming sent Selena Gomez to therapy

Good job, everybody. Any taunting or comments made about Selena Gomez's figure after she posted a photo of herself in a bikini back in May ended up sending her off looking for professional help. Hope you're proud of yourselves, jerks. "I've been working in therapy," she tells Us Weekly. "I'd land...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 1:10pm

Man with no penis may get one made from his arm

40-year-old Andrew Wardel was born without a penis, but now doctors may be able to build one for him using pieces grafted from his arm.Wardel’s journey, documented by TLC UK, is described by the network as “an astonishing, unique and poignant insight into the problems Andrew has faced throughout...

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 9:33am

NYC Mesh works to replace Time Warner Cable one router at a time

Brian Hall and his friends do not care for New York City's internet providers.A tech consultant by trade, Hall wants to tip the scales on Internet access in a city where 813,000 households across the five boroughs lack fast Internet access by going local.RELATED: Local innovators aim for access...

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 9:00pm

Facebook to accept videos as profile pics

Facebook is letting users upload short videos to be their profile pictures, as the social networking site undergoes a redesign and pushes to become the center of its members’ online activity, according to a recent CNBC report, which added that Facebook is tapping into the popularity of video on its...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 12:01pm

Don’t fall for this Facebook copyright hoax

This morning you were probably wake for about 75 seconds when you saw several Facebook friends with the following Facebook status (or some variation of it):“As of September 26th , 2015 at 01:16 a.m. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 9:19am

Robert Pattinson perfectly sums up racist online trolls

Robert Pattinson is the first to admit he keeps breaking the No. 1 rule of the Internet: Don't read the comments. "I go through periods where I don't do it at all and feel glorious. Then I'll fall back into this pit. It really does affect you, and it all comes from some moron sitting on a comment...

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 1:16pm

Comptroller: Internet access gap between affluent, poor New Yorkers keeps widening

New census figures show poor and working class New Yorkers are even more likely to be cut out of broadband Internet access than ever before.About 813,000 people across the five boroughs lack broadband Internet access at home, with the problem disproportionately affecting low-income residents in the...

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 6:03pm

Watch the Emmy Awards' Apple Music ad the Internet lost its sh-- over

If you have ever wanted to watch three people who would never invite you to hang out with them hang out, then this Apple Music ad should do the trick.The ad featured the three goddesses: Mary J. Blige, Taraji P Henson and Kerry Washington hanging out at Mary J. Blige’s stylish home that probably...

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 9:57pm