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tech-internet

'768K Day' Is As Overhyped As Y2K, ISP Says

Experts have warned that '768k day' could cause significant headaches next month, but service providers told Motherboard that the threat is overhyped.
Karl Bode
4.24.19
Film

Films from 1999 Did the End of the World Right

It was a year when filmmakers sent out their last dispatches before the apocalypse—full of failing, dying, and learning.
Noel Ransome
4.5.19
Fast Food Week

Reflecting on the Burger King Pokémon Disaster of 1999

How kids meal toys at the height of Pokémania led to two deaths and a lot of panic.
Gigen Mammoser
7.28.17
Old Rap Shit

That Time in 1999 When Magic Johnson Managed Ma$e

In the late 90s, artists like DMX, Jay Z, and Master P were driving the culture, but one name has somewhat been written out of history as one of the era's biggest stars: Ma$e.
Andrew Barber
5.5.17
Time

An Extra ‘Leap Second’ In 2016 Caused a Mini-Y2K

‘The belief that time cannot go backwards’ caused some servers run by CloudFlare to crash at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Ben Sullivan
1.3.17
columns

Canned Food, Doomsday Fears, and the Y2K Hoarding Disaster That Didn't Happen

The Y2K bug got the public more familiar with the survivalist lifestyle than ever. However, despite all the soothsayers warning the public to stock up for armageddon, the public didn’t take the bait.
Ernie Smith
7.21.16
Remembering Things

At the Turn of the Millennium, Milemarker Embraced a Synthetic Future

While the world freaked out about Y2K, Milemarker boldly dragged synthesizers into post-hardcore.
Jason Heller
6.24.16
Video Games

​Games to Look Forward to Since 'The Last Guardian' Is Never Coming Out

Motherboard's 15 games to look forward to in 2015.
Zack Kotzer
1.2.15
What I Learned About Style…

What I Learned About Style From Jennifer Lopez's “Feelin’ So Good”

The video that confirmed all of our style choices as kids and teens were right.
Anne T. Donahue
10.11.14
Meet the Nieratkos

Fancy Lad Is the Best Thing in Skateboarding Right Now

Boston's own Fancy Lad Skateboards has just farted a breath of fresh air into a stale skate-video landscape.
Chris Nieratko
6.2.14
Motherboard Blog

Oxygen Bars Are Back! Why?

Throwback to Y2K, anyone!?
SAM MCDOUGLE
5.17.12
Motherboard Blog

Fondly Remembering the Y2K Panic

Millennium Bug is a thoughtful look at how we got into this whole Y2K mess and how we are going do to survive it. Because your safety is important to me, I’ve created this digest version of the book. I’ve jumped around page-wise, but I’ve tried to not...
ANNA JANE GROSSMAN
12.31.10
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