Cratejoy is having a 25% off sale today, so kiss your tax return money goodbye


Tax Day is finally here, and we hope that you all got your shit together and did your tax returns, you know, before today.

If you were on top of your tax game and haven’t blown your entire check (yet), we just wanted to let you know that Cratejoy is having a huge Tax Day sale. Two dozen of their best subscription boxes are 25% off today, and all you need to do is use the coupon code TAXDAY to save on a monthly subscription. 

This sale selection is seriously unreal: There are boxes to teach you how to mix cocktails, help you get your side hustle off the ground, learn a new language or how to code, plus boxes for coffee lovers, dog parents, people obsessed with fitness, and even Harry Potter fans — and that’s just naming a few. There’s no way you won’t find something you love. Read more…

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The Woz says goodbye to Facebook

Thanks to the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica’s use of 87 million Facebook members profiles without permission, one of the truly good guys of tech is saying goodbye to the social network. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told USA Today that he is concerned with the manner in which Facebook and other similar companies carelessly use personal data generated by subscribers.

Wozniak, who left Apple in 1985, said that he would rather pay for Facebook and not have the company collect personal data and run ads. Last week, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said that if users of the social network …

Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines flight got to kiss 2017 goodbye twice


Back to the Future is real, just not the way our ’80s selves imagined it would be.

Last night, Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA446 took off in Auckland, New Zealand in 2018, and arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2017, proving that time travel is real — sort of.

The flight technically left Auckland at 12:05 am on January 1st, before arriving in Honolulu at 9:45 am December 31st, having crossed multiple time zones.

Time travel is possible!
Flight #HA446 just took off from New Zealand in 2018 and will land in Hawaii back in 2017!

— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 31, 2017 Read more…

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'Silicon Valley' said goodbye to Erlich in the most Erlich way possible


This post contains spoilers for Silicon Valley Season 4, episode 10, titled “Server Error.”

Much like everything Erlich Bachman has ever attempted, T.J. Miller’s Silicon Valley exit was kind of ridiculous.

In the Season 4 finale, after venturing to Tibet to catch up with former Hooli CEO Gavin Belson for a fresh start, Erlich wasted no time going back to his old habits — literally — and getting cozy with an opium pipe. 

As Gavin left to rescue Jack Barker from a hostage situation in a Chinese factory to try and curry the favor of the Hooli board, he encouraged Erlich to come with him, but the curly-haired miscreant was too high to pay any attention to him. Instead of dragging him along while stoned, Gavin paid the owner of the drug den enough cash to allow Erlich to stay there for five years, and left him giggling up at the ceiling in a fugue state. Read more…

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Say goodbye to Messenger: Google's SMS app is now Android Messages

Google certainly has a problem with its messaging apps – that is, there are way too many of them: there’s Allo, Duo, Hangouts, Youtube, and also Messenger. And now, to further add to the confusion, the company has chosen to change the name of the latter, which is now called Android Messages.

Messenger is Google’s default SMS app, and can be found preinstalled on many devices running stock or near-stock Android, such as the Google Pixel. The name change is not that surprising, really – the other Messenger, that is,  Facebook’s, is a much more popular app, and it’s …