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Here's what Anita Sarkeesian's harassers do with the rest of their Twitter time

theverge.com — Back in 2012, feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian posted a massive wall of furious, dismissive, or actively threatening YouTube comments that people had left on her proposal for a video series about female characters in games. At the time, this harassment wasn't exactly unprecedented, but it seemed bizarre and singular - how could a fairly mild video about narrative tropes draw such pure hatred?
Jan 28, 2015

RT @laurenonizzle: Here's what Anita Sarkeesian's harassers do with the rest of their Twitter time buff.ly/1BplUfC pic.twitter.com/WaXarVxB3j

Jan 28, 2015

What makes hate-filled trolls do their thing is actually an interesting question MT @agolis: This is so clever. bit.ly/1zBZsF0

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Inside the studio where ESPN is betting billions on the future of sports

theverge.com — "Oh my goodness," NBC football analyst Cris Collinsworth shouts into his headset mic over the roar of the Dallas Stadium crowd. "This is sick. Put this to music. I don't think he stepped out, either. That may be the greatest catch I've ever seen. You have to be kidding me.
Jan 28, 2015

Great @verge piece on @ESPN adjusting to the changing landscape of sports coverage. Worth your time. theverge.com/2015/1/28/7878…

Jan 28, 2015

This piece on @ESPN's digital-everywhere approach is mind-blowing. When I think of the logistics + push capabilities. theverge.com/2015/1/28/7878…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @ejimbo_com: What does it take to be truly multiplatform? @verge profile of ESPN's moves is a good place to start theverge.com/2015/1/28/7878…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @reckless: here is a thing by @piercedavid who is stupid and should move to SF Inside the studio where ESPN is betting billions theverge.com/e/7642092

Jan 28, 2015

here is a thing by @piercedavid who is stupid and should move to SF Inside the studio where ESPN is betting billions theverge.com/e/7642092

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How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S

theverge.com — Tangerine , a breakout hit from this year's Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There's the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And there are the characters: flinty, funny, nobody's victim. But the story behind the camera is as surprising as what's in front of it.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @JohnLegere: A breakout Sundance film was shot with an iPhone5s smartphone... maybe for my next production... bit.ly/18uM3Tt

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'Please don't bring drones to the Super Bowl,' says FAA in dystopian PSA

theverge.com — The FAA has produced a YouTube video encouraging attendees of the Super Bowl to "leave your drone at home." The video resembles other public service announcements, from the stock photos of anti-smoking ads the diabolical use of head rhyme of "Don't Copy That Floppy" - the video's titled "No Drone Zone."

Drone maker DJI will disable its units over Washington, DC, after White House crash

theverge.com — Following the crash of one of its Phantom drones at the White House on Monday and a response from President Obama that more regulation of drones was needed, Chinese drone maker DJI will reportedly be disabling its units from flying over the DC area.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @dannysullivan: Drone maker DJI will disable its units over Washington, DC, after White House crash theverge.com/e/7691464 via @verge

Jan 28, 2015

Drone maker DJI will disable its units over Washington, DC, after White House crash: theverge.com/2015/1/28/7927…

Jan 28, 2015

Drone maker DJI will disable its units over Washington, DC, after White House crash theverge.com/e/7691464 via @verge

Jan 28, 2015

Following White House drone, drone-maker to issue firmware stopping its drones from flying over Washington theverge.com/2015/1/28/7927…

Jan 28, 2015

Drone maker DJI will disable its units over Washington, DC, after White House crash | The Verge bit.ly/15U7nR3

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Wanted: a better Twitter filter to mute the echo chamber

theverge.com — Yesterday's weather forecast for my Twitter feed called for a 50 percent chance of moaning New Yorkers. It's my own fault, my chosen profession requires that I follow the media elite, many of whom reside in Gotham.
Jan 28, 2015

It's hard to overstate how much I agree with the idea that Twitter needs better mute features: theverge.com/2015/1/28/7927…

Jan 28, 2015

Some great thoughts from @trixxy on how Twitter can improve muting theverge.com/e/7691228

Jan 28, 2015

RT @MicahSingleton: “Yesterday's weather forecast for my Twitter feed called for a 50 percent chance of moaning New Yorkers.” theverge.com/2015/1/28/7927…

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Climate change could mean massive ocean dead zones

theverge.com — Record of past climate change indicates abrupt loss of oxygen In 2002, fishermen off the Oregon coast pulled up their traps to find them full of dead crabs. Baby octopuses were climbing up their lines, seemingly struggling to get out of the deep.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @joshdzieza: I wrote about dead zones, a scary climate thing that doesn't get as much attention as other scary climate things theverge.com/2015/1/28/7930…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @joshdzieza: I wrote about dead zones, a scary climate thing that doesn't get as much attention as other scary climate things theverge.com/2015/1/28/7930…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @joshdzieza: I wrote about dead zones, a scary climate thing that doesn't get as much attention as other scary climate things theverge.com/2015/1/28/7930…

Bill Gates working on mysterious 'Personal Agent' project at Microsoft

theverge.com — Bill Gates promised to "substantially increase" his time at Microsoft last year, but his involvement at the company he founded in 1975 has been a mystery ever since. When he's not busy guest editing The Verge , Gates revealed in a Reddit AMA today that he is currently working on a "Personal Agent" project at the software giant.
Jan 28, 2015

Clippy RT @verge: Bill Gates is working on a mysterious "Personal Agent" project at Microsoft theverge.com/e/7696792 pic.twitter.com/hAcQy9pspV

Jan 28, 2015

Bill Gates is working on a mysterious "Personal Agent" project at Microsoft theverge.com/e/7696792 pic.twitter.com/GfvqG5DD7a

Qualcomm confirms its new Snapdragon 810 won't be in a 'large customer's flagship device'

theverge.com — Dominant mobile chipmaker Qualcomm revealed today that its new flagship Snapdragon 810 processor won't be in a major smartphone launching this year. Specifically, the company said its "Snapdragon 810 processor will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer's flagship device" and it therefore cut revenue expectations for the second half of the year in its most recent financial report.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @reckless: Welcome Exynos to the US, everyone. Samsung is probably ditching Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 for the Galaxy S6 theverge.com/e/7696488

Jan 28, 2015

Welcome Exynos to the US, everyone. Samsung is probably ditching Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 for the Galaxy S6 theverge.com/e/7696488

Exploding Kittens becomes the most backed Kickstarter project of all time

theverge.com — Exploding Kittens, a card game illustrated by famed web cartoonist Matthew Inman aka The Oatmeal, has become the most backed Kickstarter project of all time. The game - billed as "a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette" - has overtaken Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure game, the movie reboot of Veronica Mars, and the return of the Reading Rainbow to claim the top spot, attracting just under 107,000 backers at the time of writing.
Jan 28, 2015

Exploding Kittens becomes the most backed Kickstarter project of all time! theverge.com/2015/1/28/7927… @MyFoxNY

Jan 28, 2015

RT @jessicagares980: Exploding Kittens becomes the most backed Kickstarter project of all time theverge.com/e/7691162 via @verge

Jan 28, 2015

Exploding Kittens becomes the most backed Kickstarter project of all time theverge.com/e/7691162 via @verge

Jan 28, 2015

Wahey! RT @verge: Exploding Kittens becomes the most backed Kickstarter project of all time theverge.com/e/7691162 http://t.co/bKuuTQC54p

The next Air Force One will be a Boeing 747-8

theverge.com — Boeing will build a fleet of three aircraft based on the 747-8 to serve as the next Air Force One, Bloomberg reports. The 747-8 is the latest version of the iconic jumbo jet - a design that dates back to the 1960s - with new wings, new engines, and an extended fuselage.
Jan 28, 2015

Apparently Air Force One is a bit of an old banger. Bad luck for Obama: the new one won't be readly until 2018 theverge.com/2015/1/28/7930…

Windows 10: a closer look at the future of Microsoft's vision for PCs

theverge.com — Microsoft's latest Windows 10 preview offers up a good look at what the company is planning for the future of laptops and PCs. While Windows 8 was never received well by consumers or businesses, Windows 10 aims to make things a lot more familiar.
Jan 28, 2015

Windows 10 is looking good, and I'll finally be ready to say goodbye to Windows 7. theverge.com/2015/1/28/7927… pic.twitter.com/VYAQb0GWEI

Jan 28, 2015

RT @verge: Windows 10: a closer look at the future of Microsoft's vision for PCs theverge.com/e/7691150 by @tomwarren http://t.co/U5Zyma73qu

Jan 28, 2015

Windows 10: a closer look at the future of Microsoft's vision for PCs theverge.com/e/7691150 http://t.co/GFSwEupWQd

Apple Q1 2015 earnings: bigger iPhones equal bigger sales

theverge.com — Apple just posted its first quarter results, and as expected, it was a big one. Led once again by record sales of new iPhones and holiday sales of iPads and Macs, Apple posted earnings of $18 billion on $74.6 billion in revenue, far above what it forecasted back in October.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @verge: Apple just had the most successful three months of any company in history theverge.com/e/7687502 http://t.co/RNh1fkHM5Q

Jan 27, 2015

Just catching up on this. Wow. And Watch in April. Apple posts $18 billion in profit, the largest in its history theverge.com/2015/1/27/7923…

Jan 27, 2015

Apple: 74.5 million iPhones sold, $18 billion in profit for last quarter. theverge.com/2015/1/27/7923…

Jan 27, 2015

"Over the long arc of time, my own judgement is that iPad has a great future." - @tim_cook theverge.com/2015/1/27/7923…

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You can now post videos and send group messages on Twitter

theverge.com — Twitter is rolling out long-awaited features for its core apps designed to boost the time people spend on the service. As of this morning, you can begin shooting and post 30-second video clips to Twitter from the iOS and Android apps.
Jan 28, 2015

You can now post videos and send group messages on Twitter theverge.com/e/7682642#fox29weekend

Jan 28, 2015

RT @verge: This could be the end of the subtweet: Twitter is rolling out group messages theverge.com/e/7682642 http://t.co/3GeKQJ4Vc8

Jan 27, 2015

RT @digiphile: "You can now shoot, edit & share video on @Twitter" http://t.co/2dviRTL7F8 | theverge.com/2015/1/27/7918… We've come a lonnnng way…

Jan 27, 2015

"You can now shoot, edit & share video on @Twitter" http://t.co/2dviRTL7F8 | theverge.com/2015/1/27/7918… We've come a lonnnng way since txt-only.

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Tim Cook says Apple Watch is coming in April

Jan 27, 2015

I just said this to @clint on the train this morning. April: duh. It's the only thing Apple would do. theverge.com/2015/1/27/7925…

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Slack is going to add video chat, voice chat, and screen-sharing

theverge.com — Slack wants to be more than a giant chat room. It announced today that it plans to add video chat, voice chat, and screen-sharing features, all of which will be built with the help of Screenhero, a company that it's just acquired.

Sony is killing its awful music service and bringing Spotify to PlayStation

theverge.com — Sony is betting its music streaming future on Spotify. Today the company quietly announced that it will be shutting down its unsuccessful Music Unlimited service on March 29th, 2015. In its place, Sony plans to launch a new service called PlayStation Music that uses none other than Spotify as its backbone.
Jan 28, 2015

I don't understand the branding here. Sony is killing its awful music service and bringing Spotify to PlayStation theverge.com/2015/1/28/7928…

Jan 28, 2015

Am I crazy? Sony is turning into a really smart company. Android on TVs. And now Spotify for music. theverge.com/2015/1/28/7928…

My First Sundance Diary Day 5-6: Advantageous and the Sundance sci-fi problem

theverge.com — I'm leaving the Sundance Film Festival feeling a little conflicted. The good news: I found a movie that felt close to being "mine", in that I felt that kind of heart-tugging urgency one feels after encountering a work of art that finds some little click of affinity inside you.
Jan 28, 2015

Final #Sundance dispatch: I loved ADVANTAGEOUS and am probably irrationally protective of it theverge.com/e/7696898 pic.twitter.com/rAD8Xq9tNm

Wikipedia denies "purging" feminist editors over Gamergate debate

theverge.com — Gamergate is breaking Wikipedia. Since August, Wikipedia's article about the controversy has been divisive on a scale normally reserved for unjust wars and global warming. Gamergate supporters have been "boycotting" the site for months because of perceived bias, and co-founder Jimmy Wales has had limited luck in communicating with them.
Jan 28, 2015

Wikipedia denies 'purging' feminist editors over Gamergate debate theverge.com/e/7691466 via @verge

Jan 28, 2015

Also, the ant in @thedextriarchy’s wikipedia post is a "gamergate ant.” Read the footnote. theverge.com/2015/1/28/7927… http://t.co/Q2zjvp6jvv