Aretha Franklin Suing Satire Site Over Patti LaBelle Fistfight Story

This weekend, a News Nerd story with the headline "Patti Labelle Arrested After Fist Fight with Aretha Franklin" made the rounds. As of right now, the post has been shared 1,700 times on Twitter and 41,000 times on Facebook. People gleefully shared the news that these ladies of soul, elegance, and attitude came to blows. … » 4/17/14 6:33pm 4 minutes ago

Site Glitch Reveals Who Nominated Themselves For Pulitzer Prize

As part of its secretive judging process, the Pulitzer Prize committee closely guards the names of outlets and reporters who submit their work for consideration. But a loophole in the Prize’s online submission website inadvertently revealed that BuzzFeed and The Daily Beast sought but did not win journalism’s highest… » 4/17/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

This Subway Creepshot Guy Is Your Google Glass Nightmare

The only thing surprising about this gentleman in Shanghai, who seems to be using his face computer primarily for taking covert pictures of women he encounters on the subway, is that it took so long for someone to start doing it. » 4/17/14 4:47pm Today 4:47pm

Facebook Lets You Track Friends' Precise Location Through Their Phones

Just because Facebook has moved on to virtual reality face gear and drones doesn't mean they've forgotten their core competency: stalking. The company just launched an optional "Nearby Friends" feature that will let you "continuously" track friends like they were Jason Bourne. » 4/17/14 3:57pm Today 3:57pm

The Best Restaurant in New York Is The United Nations Dining Room

Rich: I realized I had a knife in my bag on the way to the United Nations. It's a pocket knife—a nice one—and while I've never used it (I've never had to), I did not want to give it up. But I knew we'd be searched. I also worried about leaving it in the cab and having someone pick it up and kill someone with it. That… » 4/17/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Rupert Murdoch, the same futurist who bought MySpace and funded The Daily, is turning his head to tech's next great moment—literally! Here he is with his face stuck in an Oculus Rift, perhaps using virtual reality to reenact Eric Schmidt having sex with his wife. » 4/17/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Look at This Guy Shucking Oysters on the Subway

New York City has a new hero: Meet Subway Oyster Shucking Man, distant cousin to Subway Brie Man. Not much is known about our oyster shucker, aside from the obvious: he's very prepared and very determined. But what's the rush? Eating brie on the go sort of makes sense, if you're hungry and happen to have a huge wheel… » 4/17/14 2:52pm Today 2:52pm

What Is a Supercell Thunderstorm?

One of the most commonly used weather terms during the spring and summer months is "supercell thunderstorm." Most weather enthusiasts (myself included) use the term with the assumption that people know what a supercell is, but many people don't. Supercells are the miniature engines of Earth's atmosphere. They're… » 4/17/14 1:54pm Today 1:54pm

20 Feet from Stardom Brings Backup Singers into the Spotlight

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In this year's Oscar winner for Best Documentary, we watch Darlene Love recount the first time she heard, "He's Sure the Boy I Love," a song that she recorded after signing with Phil Spector as a solo artist, on the radio. "I'm tootling down the street and I hear the DJ on the radio and he said, 'the new song by The… » 4/17/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Watch a Food Truck Pioneer Use Oreo Cookies to Remix Fried Chicken

Playing with your food can be fun, but what about hacking your food? Oreo thinks that's even better. That's why they've launched their Snack Hack initiative by giving Roy Choi a bag of Oreo cookies: they wanted to see how the Godfather of food trucks might remix a snack that's done pretty well on its own for the last… » 4/16/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm