From shitty Kickstarters to thinkfluencers to peak Uber—let's talk about the most obnoxious things of 2014 so that we may forget them forever.
It's 2015, and the dream of the floating transportation device from Back to the Future 2 is finally within our grasp thanks to Hendo Hoverboards. Skate legend Tony Hawk tried one of the real-life levitating planks and told us about it.
In 2014, side stories and spin-offs quietly pushed cultural boundaries in otherwise blockbuster games.
A selection of games that hopefully won't make you throw up on yourself when it feels like the Fall of Saigon is happening between your temples.
Miscreants with hidden identities write threats to other online users every day, but those users aren't typically celebrities.
Are there more organs available from donors around Christmastime?
As people get into the Christmas spirit, deep web marketplaces are doing the same, with festive decorations and seasonal deals on a cornucopia of products. At least one vendor has even sent cocaine to customers in Christmas cards.
More and more Canadians will be receiving warning letters in 2015 if and when they're caught torrenting a Vin Diesel movie. This coincides with new legislation that could allow ISPs to divulge personal subscriber information to copyright holders.
Most holiday-themed titles are cheaply produced or downright weird, leaving us without a true video game equivalent of A Christmas Carol or "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."
Only four or so months ago, GamerGate didn't even really exist. But at the end of 2014, it feels like that's all the year's been about.
Fabien Cousteau lived underwater for a month and built a robot shark to swim around in.
Many NASA scientists, philosophers, and futurists believe that the aliens we meet most likely won't be a "life" form at all.
You'd never want to actually golf in a desert, but Justin Smith's Desert Golfing is one of my most important game experiences of 2014.
Peter W. Singer, one of the nation's foremost experts on cybersecurity, says the reaction to this hack has been abysmal.
Tradition dictates that you should play Monopoly for two hours, argue, and give up. Playing video games is a bit like that, only a little more futuristic and slightly less depressing.
Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the Cloud, making us part robot and completely immortal.
It used to be that esports was almost a dirty word, a concept that even people who played games sneered at. Well, now it's all grown up. Now, it's looking down on us, saying, "I tried to tell you."
Can a couple of $2,500-a-year social clubs help mitigate the tech industry's notorious whiteness and maleness? Probably not, but at least some millionaires seem to know there's a problem.
Like the ruins of the Coliseum or shuttered drive-in theaters, the ghosts of web 1.0 linger. And scattered throughout that hidden world are the early Internet churches.
There are serious concerns about what "sound cannons" can do to our bodies and our politics.
By opening a crowdfunding platform with no pretense of "funding" anything other than a person's needs or wants, did Indiegogo essentially build an entire site just for the potato salad Kickstarter guy?
Have you ever looked at a plastic bag and thought, fuck, that looks delicious? If not, perhaps a new device called the Fungi Mutarium will change your mind.
The Sony hack is "every CEO's worst nightmare" and the leaked data is probably going to send someone to jail, expert Bruce Schneier says. That, not any threat of violence, is the real power of this hack.