Here’s When People Actually “Read Later”

View this image › “Read later” service Pocket ran the numbers on this longform story, published on BuzzFeed in November of last year. It’s an interesting peek at how people TiVo text: most read the story fairly quickly, with a significant percentage of read-later views coming in the first few weeks; the initial fall-off is […]

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Yahoo Used To Have An ‘Internet Life’ Magazine And It Was Amazing

As Yahoo looks to its newly acquired Tumblr to keep the company relevant for a younger generation, Internet Life serves as reminder of what the Yahoo brand once was: a sleek, sexy, and even edgy vision of the future and a cultural touchstone of the dot com generation. Published by Ziff Davis, the company licensed […]

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The 10 Sexiest Christmas Ebooks

1. “Stewart and Leah: Home for Christmas,” by Ruth Madison View this image › Via barnesandnoble.com The Plot: “Stewart brings his sexy new girlfriend home for Christmas, but his family doesn’t approve.” The Dismayed Reviewer: “Just about sex.” 2. “A Very Naughty Christmas,” by Olivia Cunning, Cherrie Lynn, Stephanie Julian, Cari Quinn, and Raven Morris […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Dating In Six Seconds

1. New rule: dating tips should always be delivered in six-second loops. Chiara Atik, dating expert (and sometime-consultant to FWD’s internet etiquette advice column) at HowAboutWe, has written a book about dating in the modern age: Modern Dating: A Field Guide From the Experts at HowAboutWe. To celebrate the book’s release, HowAboutWe is posting the […]

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NASA Takes A 6000-Mile Panorama Photo

Here’s what it’s showing you: View this image › Via earthobservatory.nasa.gov Here’s the full 15-minute flyover: Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7Wg7twPVuPg. Via earthobservatory.nasa.gov And here’s a good song to listen to while you watch: Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=xy5QwEER4nQ. Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/nasa-takes-a-6000-mile-panorama-photo

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Watch A Laser Cannon Shoot A Drone Out Of The Sky

1. I can only assume this means America has lost control of its vast and terrifying drone army, which has gained sentience and is now organizing to destroy the country that built it: Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=OmoldX1wKYQ. Read more at The Verge. Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/watch-a-laser-cannon-shoot-a-drone-out-of-the-sky

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Is “Ni No Kuni” The Last Great Japanese Role-Playing Game?

View this image › Whenever I hear someone refer to gamers as uncultured, or incurious, or aggression-addled, or attention deficit disordered, I wonder if that person has ever seen a Japanese role-playing game. JRPGs are long — always more than 30 hours, and sometimes up to 60 or 70. They are slow. They are no […]

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The 15 Best Uses Of Recycled Video Game Hardware

1. This desk organizer made out of an old GameCube. pinterest.com pinterest.com   2. This deskmate made out of a Dreamcast controller. View this image › etsy.com 3. The same thing, but made out of a GameCube controller. View this image › etsy.com 4. …And an N64 controller. View this image › etsy.com 5. This […]

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Here’s The Chairman Of Google Doing The “Gangnam Style” Dance

1. Eric Schmidt is one of the most powerful people in the world View this image › 2. Also interesting: he is worth more than six billion dollars. (Try rubbing the gif!) View this image › 3. Anyway, here’s the whole (short) video Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=s-EWailoPoQ. The Verge has more on the meeting, but […]

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A Deeply Unsettling Time Lapse Of Every Nuclear Explosion On Earth

View this image › upload.wikimedia.org Broadly speaking, most people know very little about the usage and testing of nuclear weapons. Sure, you’re probably vaguely aware that nuclear tests occured throughout the twentieth century by some of the world’s most powerful nations (mainly the United States) but chances are you’d be surprised by the frequency. This […]

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Here’s The Robot That Will Keep You From Going Insane In Space

1. Space is a dark, vast, and scary place… View this image › 2. And it can get pretty lonely out there… View this image › jsc.nasa.gov 3. Which is why Japanese scientists created Kirobo, a space companion robot. View this image › 4. He’s just over a foot tall, has facial and language recognition […]

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