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Help us troll ISIS this Friday: Anonymous

Hacktivist group Anonymous is organizing a day of online trolling against ISIS this coming Friday.The hacker collective wants to shock ISIS members with a day of dead jihadists’ pictures posted on social media, the New York Daily News reported. Anonymous also invited supporters to mingle in person...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 10:38pm

Off-duty cop kills man in botched Craigslist robbery

An off-duty NYPD officer shot and killed a man during a Craigslist robbery gone awry.The police officer arranged to meet a seller on 145thAvenue in Springfield Gardens, Queens, to inquire about a white BMW listed for sale on Craigslist, Pix 11 reported, adding that two men arrived and showed the...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 10:07pm

Benedict Cumberbatch dignifies the otter meme, delights Internet

You know who's a good sport? Benedict Cumberbatch is a good sport. The "Sherlock" star has been something of a Tumblr sensation for years, with several memes dedicated to him — the most infamous of which being side-by-side comparisons of Cumberbatch and otters, and to be fair there is an uncanny...

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 7:53am

Dorchester man poses online as woman to stage robberies: Police

A Dorchester man has been arrested for robbing at least five men who thought they were meeting a woman they had encountered on a social networking site.Rakeem Austin, 30, was arraigned Monday in Dorchester Municipal Court on five counts each of armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon and...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 11:00pm

Mass. AG proposes new regulations on daily fantasy sports games

Massachusetts would prohibit people under the age of 21 from playing paid fantasy sports games under a proposed set of regulations for the fast-growing, multibillion-dollar industry laid out on Thursday by state Attorney General Maura Healey.The proposals would also prohibit professional athletes,...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 9:06pm

John Goodman is terrified of the Twitter mob mentality

John Goodman teams up with Bryan Cranston and director Jay Roach for "Trumbo," starring as Frank King, the inelegant b-movie mogul who kept Dalton Trumbo (Cranston) working after he was blacklisted from Hollywood in the 1950s. And Goodman doesn't think we've come that far since then.How familiar...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 8:21pm

Tips: How to spot the Cyber Monday deals

Be honest: you don’t want to wake up at the crack of dawn the day after Thanksgiving just to get to those Black Friday sales. You want to sleep in, relax and enjoy your leftovers. We talked to finance expert Andrea Woroch about the next best thing — Cyber Monday — and bonus, you don't have to wait...

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 7:30pm

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