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Starting something new with @Awl. Contributing Editor @WIRED. Former EIC @Gizmodo. I eat more cheese than is probably healthy. brianrbarrett at gmail

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I Spent 7 Years (and My Soul) to Get Half Decent at a Baseball Simulator — The Boston Orphans have a four-game lead in the AL East, but it's not going to hold up. They're a baseball team that wasn't built to go the distance. The bullpen's too thin, and not even Todd Helton's shoulders are broad enough to keep carrying this offense.

Verizon Hearts Netflix, Apple Glups Flash, and Other Stories We Didn't Post — So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case. A play in one act.

Inside the Quest for the World's Largest Gingerbread Village — The world's largest gingerbread village is in Prescott, Arizona. Or Trivandrum, India. Or Bergen, Norway. Depending on who you ask, the world's largest gingerbread village could be a lot of places. The only opinion that matters, though, is that of the Guinness World Records. And Guinness says it's in Queens.

13-Inch MacBook Air Review: So Long, Fatty — The new 13-inch MacBook Air is Apple's katana blade: thin, durable, powerful, sleek. But does it have enough mettle to be your weapon of choice? Abandoning the metaphor: can you ditch your MacBook Pro?

Amazon's Gold Box Forum Is a Beautiful Pocket of Internet Insanity — It's an inviolable rule of the internet that if you provide people with a place to type words in public, chaos will follow close behind. Nowhere is this more true than the Amazon Gold Box forum, one of the internet's more delightful clearinghouses of crazy.

​Can Microsoft Make Faceputers Happen? — The next frontier of computing seems, fairly inevitably, the space directly in front of our eye holes. Nevermind that Google Glass washed out (for now), or that Oculus Rift is still a niche within a niche. Our wrists are being colonized. Our faces are next. And Microsoft, of all the players, might be the conquistador.

The Lego Movie Oscars Snub Is Garbage — This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-an institution that in March of 1995 declared Forrest Gump to be a superior film to Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, and Quiz Show (Quiz Show!)-has decided that The Lego Movie is not one of the five best animated movies of last year.

Why Apple Could Leave Ports Behind — While rumors of a 12-inch MacBook Air have been merrily percolating these last few months, the most interesting aspect of Apple's upcoming redesign turns out not to be the size after all. It's the apparent abandonment of ports. As Cupertino Whisperer Mark Gurman showed today, the rumored redesign isn't just a matter of size.

Game of Thrones in IMAX Is Coming — According to reports, both the season five trailer for Game of Thrones and the last two episodes of season four will get a week-long run in IMAX theaters later this month. Yes, that means a jumbo-sized Battle of the Blackwater. No, you shouldn't feel bad about doing a little excited clap with your hands right now.
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RT @LaurenGoode: Someone named Bowser has taken over as VP of sales at Nintendo of America…

May 20, 2015

The important thing is that every digital service become everything to everyone as quickly as possible.

May 18, 2015

@cwarzel The dog can also talk, which you would think should get top billing.

May 14, 2015

If there’s a hole in your heart after the CSI: Cyber finale, fill it with part two of this monster Silk Road feature:…

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