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Start Crying Now: This Painting Sold for $44 Million


Feast your eyes on the most expensive line you’ve ever seen- and it’s only a line of paint. Abstract expressionist painter Barnett Newman’s masterpiece, “Onement VI,” was created in 1953. The 8.5’ x 10’ painting sold at Sotheby’s auction for $43.8 million. A simple light blue line on a dark blue background just sold for […]

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Heads Up: Google is Scanning Your Email


Google has updated their privacy policies making it completely clear that they are scanning your email. Here is what was added: Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, […]

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Black Teens Go to School Dressed in Business Attire to Challenge Racial Stereotypes


During Black History Month, a group of African-American male students at Illinois’ Central High School decided to get together and make a video to defy racial stereotypes. The video is titled “Suit & Tie in the 217,” and offers a different perspective of young black men than mainstream media typically report on. They did this by […]

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This Chrome Extension Tells You Whether You Were Exposed to the Heartbleed bug


The Heartbleed bug is said to be one of the biggest security flaws of recent times. With the amount of sites we have accounts on, it’s hard to know which passwords we need to change. Last week, a chart came out where you could manually check, but we all know this can be time-consuming, humans […]

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NYC Prostitutes Are Now Using Airbnb Apartments to Save Money


Prostitutes in New York are now turning Airbnb apartments into temporary brothels, according to the New York Post. The reasons are quite simple, as one 21-year-old escort noted: “It’s more discreet and much cheaper than The Waldorf,” said the sex worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “Hotels have doormen and cameras. They ask questions. […]

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UPDATED: The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Tweeted Terrorist Threat to American Airlines Has Been Arrested


[Updated April 14, 2024 8:33 p.m PST] The girl has been arrested at her home by Dutch police in Rotterdam, Netherlands. A spokesperson told BusinessInsider: We’re not in a state that we can communicate any state of charges at this point. We just thought it was necessary to bring this out mostly because of the fact that […]

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UPDATED: France Implements Action to Protect Workers From Working After-Hours


Editor’s note: According to BuzzFeed, the report by The Guardian is inaccurate. France did NOT ban employees from sending work emails after 6 p.m. The agreement is meant to protect some workers from having too many work interruptions when they’re off the clock. Lastly, the agreement will only affect about 200,000 – 250,000 workers, not […]

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Counterforce: An Interview With the Anti-tech Group That’s Harassing Kevin Rose & Google Employees


Over the last several months, multiple protests have appeared in San Francisco specifically targeted at Google. Employees of the company have been harassed in their homes and Google’s private bus service has received flack for using public bus lanes, including an incident where protesters blocked a bus from moving. Most recently, entrepreneur and Google Ventures […]

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HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ is the New ‘Entourage’ For Tech Nerds


Entrepreneurs and techies rejoice! Finally, HBO made a show about the crazy life of an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley- and it includes strippers! While it supposed to be as satirical as ‘Entourage’ was, Mashable reports that they really shot for authenticity. Familiar face T.J. Miller, whose character Erlich nails your typical young dotcom millionaire explained: […]

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Broken ATM in Maine Spits Out $37,000 to Man Requesting $140


Police in Maine are investigating an incident involving a malfunctioning bank ATM that spit out $37,000 to a man who requested $140. According to Fox News, police responded to call around 5:30am Thursday from a woman who reported that a man was spending an unusual amount of time at an ATM she was waiting to […]