Kevin Rose Is Competing With His Own Investment

On September 4th, Kevin Rose, the Digg founder turned partner at Google Ventures, sent out a series of texts to the folks who were beta testing his new photo-sharing app, Tiiny. People were curious about the similarities between Tiiny and another photo-sharing app, Cap, made by Rose's protege Danny Trinh. » 9/19/14 4:36pm 11 minutes ago

More Problems Found at Leaky New Mexico Nuclear Waste Dump

The New Mexico dump which holds the nation's dirtiest laundry from nearly 70 years of nuclear weapons production was supposed to be a an accident-proof underground vault that would entomb radioactive waste in a 2,000-foot thick layer of salt for at least 10,000 years. » 9/19/14 4:16pm 32 minutes ago

Clay Aiken Says Celebs in Photo Hacking Scandal Got What They Deserved

Clay Aiken, former American Idol contestant who you sort of remember, current Democratic nominee in North Carolina's 2nd congressional district, has some thoughts about the recent celebrity nude photo hacking scandal. Wanna hear 'em? » 9/19/14 4:08pm 39 minutes ago

What Would Politics Look Like Without Plagiarism?

Pundits are aflutter over a Wisconsin Democrat's plagiarism of other candidates' platforms for her jobs plan. What would politics look like without plagiarism? Nothing. Politics is plagiarism. And it will continue to be plagiarism until we demand something different of our politicians, and ourselves. » 9/19/14 3:41pm Today 3:41pm

An American Family in Ruins: Honey Boo Boo's Parents Split

It's a tragedy for me to see the dream is over: TMZ is reporting that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch June Thompson and her fairly beta other half Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson are no more. It seems that Sugar Bear has been trolling online for a new partner, and Mama June is convinced that he's been cheating on her.… » 9/19/14 3:24pm Today 3:24pm

Are Investors Afraid of the Tech Bubble? Let's Read Their Emails

For the first time in a long time, some of venture capital's biggest names are openly worried. Sky-high valuations, easy money, and mounting burn rates are on everyone's mind (and in everyone's blog posts). But what's the private reaction? » 9/19/14 3:17pm Today 3:17pm

Teen High on Meow Meow Goes on Robbery Rampage With a Machete

The drug mephedrone, commonly referred to as "Meow Meow," has been driving teens to all kinds of destruction lately. Connor Scott, a 19-year-old Meow Meow addict, reportedly admitted this week to holding up two different British clothing stores with a machete. According to the police report, when cops caught up to… » 9/19/14 3:10pm Today 3:10pm

Chicago, Detroit Face a Risk for Severe Weather on Saturday

It looks like the weather over the United States will briefly get interesting again over the next few days, and as with all interesting weather, it spells danger for millions of people. Areas from Chicago to Detroit are at risk for large hail, damaging winds, and possibly an isolated tornado tomorrow. » 9/19/14 3:04pm Today 3:04pm

Horny South Carolina Man Busted for Allegedly Stealing Pocket Pussy

Spartanburg, SC police arrested Shane Gregory, 22, for shoplifting at a Priscilla McCall's store. After setting the store's front door security alarms off, he was asked to remove the contents of his pockets by a store employee. He obliged, and allegedly removed: one (1) condom and one (1) pocket pussy belonging to the… » 9/19/14 2:57pm Today 2:57pm

Though It Seems Crazy Now, the Neutron Bomb Was Intended to Be Humane

Until the day he died, physicist Samuel Cohen declared that his invention, the neutron bomb, was a "moral" and "sane" weapon that would kill enemy combatants, while sparing civilians and cities. But, despite the support of fans like Ronald Reagan, this weapon of not-as-much mass destruction proved to be a hard sell. » 9/19/14 2:51pm Today 2:51pm

Words the New York Times Used to Describe Black Women, Ranked

A writer wrote a thing about black women. It is bad. Very bad. Do not read this article. It will make your face do that thing where your eyebrows pinch together and your left eye starts twitching uncontrollably. Below are the keywords from this article, ranked from Bad to The Fuck You Say About Me?! » 9/19/14 2:39pm Today 2:39pm

Groupon Sneaks Out Horrible Diversity Report Before Alibaba IPO

Tech titans slowly began releasing their diversity numbers earlier this year as a well-intentioned conversation starter about the industry's troubling sameness. But as the disclosures pressed on, companies began burying their reports, hoping no one would notice how truly terrible their gender and racial breakdowns… » 9/19/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm