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Dumb Tech Conference Sues Pointless Tech Conference for Word "Summit"

When your tech conference is best known for paying $40 million to buy its own mountain, it's hard to stand on moral high ground. But Summit Series, the "hipper Davos" is suing Paddy Cosgrave, the creator of another vanity tech confab called F.ounders, aka "Davos for geeks," for damages of at least $2 million. » 8/20/14 3:24pm 13 minutes ago

Feds Want American Teens To Just Get Drunk And Have Sex In The Woods

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with keeping our roads and highways safe, and generally they do a very commendable job. They recently started a new campaign to prevent teen drunk driving, and I think the subtext of it is impressively realistic: if you're drunk in the woods, don't drive;… » 8/20/14 3:13pm 23 minutes ago

Those Endless Ice Bucket Challenge Videos Are All Worth It for This

Sure, cynics can argue that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a faddish, self-promoting waste of water, and people shouldn't need a stupid meme to convince them to fight life-threatening diseases. They can also bite their damn tongues, because that stupid meme has raised more than $20 million for people like Anthony… » 8/20/14 3:05pm 32 minutes ago

Sorry, That Viral Free Speech Photo Is from Bundy Ranch, Not Ferguson

Before you hit "retweet," you might want to source that political statement. On Tuesday night, thousands of Twitter users shared this image of a protest sign next to a "First Amendment Area" with the hashtag "#Ferguson," making it appear the picture was taken in the troubled St. Louis suburb. » 8/20/14 2:58pm 38 minutes ago

Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is

In many cities, it's become popular to hate "gentrifiers," rich people who move in and drive up housing prices — pushing everyone else out. But what's going on in these rapidly-changing urban spaces is a lot more complicated than that. » 8/20/14 2:44pm 52 minutes ago

Watch These Awesome Super Rapid One-Minute Satellite Scans

When NASA launched the first weather satellite back in 1960, it was little more than two television cameras strapped to a satellite and shot into orbit. Fast forward through the technological explosion of the late 20th century, and now you can watch the evolution of storms in near real-time, one-minute increments from… » 8/20/14 2:37pm Today 2:37pm

Obama on James Foley's Death: U.S. Will Confront "Hateful Terrorism"

After calling photojournalist James Foley's parents this morning, President Obama made a short statement about Foley's death at the hands of ISIS. "We will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and civility," he said from Martha's Vineyard, where he's vacationing. "That's what… » 8/20/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Ferguson Is Under an Excessive Heat Warning This Week

In addition to the excessive heat brought into Ferguson by the authorities, Mother Nature is bringing some of her own. A dangerous combination of heat and humidity prompted forecasters to issue an Excessive Heat Warning until Sunday for the St. Louis area, including Ferguson.http://thevane.gawker.com/this-is-why-th... » 8/20/14 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

Mom Rats Out Teen Partiers Who Broke Into Ray Allen's Home

At least seven teens broke into NBA player Ray Allen's Coral Gables, Florida home last week. They would've gotten away with it, too, if the fun police hadn't reported them to the real police. According to Local 10 News, one of the moms turned all the teens in, saying, "[My] daughter's friends did something stupid."… » 8/20/14 12:31pm Today 12:31pm