My Brief OkCupid Affair With a World Champion Magic: The Gathering

This story sounds mean. It's about a girl judging a boy because he's a nerd (like so many of us!) that she met on OkCupid. But that's the point: Judging people on shallow stuff is human nature, and the magic and absurdity of online dating is how immediately and directly it throws that into relief. One person's Magic… » 8/29/11 3:30pm 8/29/11 3:30pm

NY OkCupid Profiles Are Even More Depressing Than You Thought

It's no secret there's a good population of assholes on OKCupid, but here in New York, the online dating world boasts some particularly uncreative types: the guy who was "born and raised" listening to Dylan and the girl who is "obsessed with" Jay Z. » 8/24/11 1:40pm 8/24/11 1:40pm

Miramax Launches Biggest Facebook Movie App Yet

Miramax just released an app named Miramax eXperience that will allow U.S. users to rent up to 20 different movies through Facebook. You'll be able to watch films like No Country for Old Men and Pulp Fiction for $3 each through Facebook or Google TV, or on your iPad's browser. Pretty cool, considering the former costs… » 8/22/11 12:25pm 8/22/11 12:25pm

How To Couchsurf and Not Get Killed

You've saved just enough for that ticket to Thailand but barely have enough cash left to pay for a mango smoothie, let alone a hostel. Fortunately you can now crash on a person's sofa using an online travel network. Unfortunately that person might be a batshit crazy rapist. Not to worry, we've compiled a guide to find… » 8/19/11 10:00am 8/19/11 10:00am

Kanex's C247DL DVI Hooks Your Computer Up to Apple's Crisp, Clear…

There's nothing like a good DVI to better your watching/gaming/skyping experience. And Kanex's new dual-link DVI will hook you up with resolutions of up to 2560x1600 on a 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display. That is, as long as you've got a PC or Mac with a good graphics card. Plus, you can transfer sound via USB to the… » 8/16/11 2:02pm 8/16/11 2:02pm

How To Steal $57,000 From Your Neighbors Using Facebook (Like This…

If Facebook fraudster Iain Wood has taught us anything, it's to distrust thy neighbor. Because sometimes thy neighbor stalks you on Facebook, steals your mail, then uses your personal information to rob you. » 8/15/11 11:20pm 8/15/11 11:20pm

MIT Creates Sun-free Photovoltaic Power, Hammers Another Nail Into…

Oh MIT, we can always count on you to come up with the most clever, little inventions. Just the other day you created goo-powered batteries to replace lithium-ion and now you've gone and found a way to make photovoltaic electricity without sunlight! » 7/29/11 11:30pm 7/29/11 11:30pm

The Best Birth Control Is a Tiny Piece of Plastic Lodged Inside Your…

What's the most aggravating form of birth control? Taking a pill every day for most of your young adulthood or inserting a spindly plastic thingy—otherwise known as an intrauterine device—in your uterus? If you're not a lady you'd guess the former. But you might be wrong. » 7/28/11 8:40pm 7/28/11 8:40pm