Today in technology both terrifying and titillating

Sep 17, 2014

From CNN we learn that Joan Rivers' doc did an unauthorized biopsy and took a selfie while the comedian was under anesthesia prior to her cardiac arrest (6,664 shares). LA Times entertainment reporter Amy Kaufman tweets in response, "I. Am. Horrified."

Plus, here's how Twitter tracked down the suspects from a Philadelphia police surveillance video (17,528 shares). "Did Twitter just crowdsource arrests in that Philly hate crime?" Greg Otto asks at

And no, we haven't forgotten about the new iPhone-- here's the definitive iPhone 6 review from Re/code (4,436 shares). And by the way, The Verge just informed us all that you can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality (372 retweets). Your argument is invalid.

Also, another thing we learned today is that Malaysian news editors apply stylistic rules with great rigor and consistency (335 shares). "Rapper 50 Cent now known as RM1.50 in Malaysia with the exchange rate applied,"  AFP's Agnès Bun elaborates. "Bless this sub-editor," Stephen Smith declares at the Financial Times.

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