Turns out a terrifying H.P. Lovecraft poem can be sung perfectly to the tune of Billy Joel's 'Piano Man'


Who knew the pride of Long Island and the creator of Cthulhu had so much in common?

Something snapped in some dank corner of the internet this past week as our collective subconscious gradually realized that a vivid, terrifying poem by the old Victorian master of horror H.P. Lovecraft can be easily sung to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.”

Nemesis” is a 101-year-old poem that tells the haunting tale of a shadowy supernatural being beset by other ancient evil things. It’s told in Lovecraft’s recognizable way, where he says a lot of creepy things but doesn’t actually tell you anything. What better replacement lyrics for Joel’s jaunty song about some tavern performer? Read more…

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Insta360 Nano S turns your iPhone into a 360-degree camera

A new 360-degree camera for the iPhone promises ease of use and very good quality of 360 photos, videos, as well as a few other fun effects.

The Insta360 Nano S is the newest product by Insta360, a company that has already made a few well-received 360 iPhone cameras. This latest one plugs into the Lightning port of your iPhone, so you basically have to hold your phone upside down when you shoot with it.
The Nano S itself is a tiny, pockatable 360-camera that records 4K video and takes 20MP photos.
The new camera comes as the successor …

Clever artist turns Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' into a hilarious pop-up book


It’s common knowledge by now that Donald Trump isn’t much of a reader.

That fact alone suggests he probably won’t get through a full read of Michael Wolff’s explosive, new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Fortunately, one talented individual came up with the perfect solution.

An artist who creates under the name HappyToast rebuilt the broad strokes of Fire and Fury as a pop-up book, using 3DS Max modeling software. He then shared each page of on Twitter in an ever-more-hilarious thread. Read more…

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Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor


If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for that.

Haven is an open-source project that Snowden developed in conjunction with Freedom of the Press Foundation and Guardian Project. You can find directions and links for downloading and installing it on the latter organization’s Github page.

This isn’t your typical security app. 

Haven doesn’t lock down a single device or prevent tampering; instead, it repurposes an Android device — an old, unused one, preferably — and, using an assortment of built-in sensors, turns it into a multi-functional security gadget. Read more…

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Ed Snowden's new Haven app turns your old Android phone into a surveillance camera

The NSA’s favorite whistleblower, Edward Snowden, is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to disclosing the scope and complexities of government surveillance, but he is also a big proponent of methods to protect ourselves from Big Brother. After endorsing the encrypted messenger Signal, he is at it again with another app that tries to address one pressing matter in user protection – someone gaining physical access to your gear. All the digital security against gaining access to your laptop, for instance, is barely worth it if someone can come and get it then play around with the …

'Saturday Night Live' turns a sexual harassment sketch into a WTF bad comment on double standards


Wait. What? 

Last week’s “Welcome to Hell” sketch was Saturday Night Live at its best, turning a pop music video into a scathing rebuke of a culture that’s enabled egregious acts of sexual misconduct. This week’s “Sexual Harassment Charlie” sketch, on the other hand, was SNL at its absolute worst.

Let’s set the scene. A company institutes a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment, and two men are being removed from their jobs as a result: Doug, the company’s white CFO; and Charlie, the black “front desk guy.” The announcement elicits two reactions from the women in the room: Triumph over Doug’s removal, and disappointment over Charlie’s. Read more…

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Report: Broadcom to release its candidates for Qualcomm's board tomorrow as deal turns hostile

Broadcom’s $103 billion bid for fellow chipmaker Qualcomm is not only unsolicited, it is now hostile. With the latter turning down what would be the largest acquisition in the history of the tech sector, Broadcom plans on trying an end around to get the deal done. According to people close to the transaction, this involves starting a proxy fight for control of Qualcomm’s board. These sources say that this will all start Monday when Broadcom announces its slate of candidates to run against Qualcomm’s current board.

Qualcomm shareholders will get to vote between the company’s present Board …

New app turns you into a radio DJ

Some of you out there might be old enough to remember when radio DJ’s had personality. Back in the mid 60’s to late 70’s, radio stations like WABC in New York blasted 50,000 watts of top 40 music with its distinctive echo and top DJ’s like Dan Ingram, Cousin Bruce Morrow, and George Michael. For those who not only miss those days, but also want to try their hand at spinning some tunes, a new app called Stationhead will give you the opportunity.

With Stationhead, you can turn your streaming music playlists into your own personal radio station. That means that you get to introduce each song …

Grandma's accidental text turns into sweet Thanksgiving tradition


Sometimes the best people to spend the holiday with are the ones accidentally brought together via text message. At least, that’s the case for Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton.

Remember the grandma who accidentally texted a Thanksgiving invitation to the wrong number? And then, the owner of said wrong number actually showed up? Well, they didn’t forget, and the pair reunited this holiday. This time, Hinton even brought a girlfriend, according to.

“We got to laugh about last year and reminisce about how it all blew up on our phone and how I had to change my number. We had a laugh and a good time,” Dench told The Arizona RepublicRead more…

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Qualcomm turns down Broadcom's takeover bid; this could be the start of an epic Wall Street battle

As expected, Qualcomm this morning said no to the largest tech takeover bid in history. Fellow chipmaker Broadcom had offered $60 in cash and $10 in stock for each Qualcomm share, a transaction valued at $105 billion. Qualcomm told stockholders to reject the tender offer, stating that it amounts to Broadcom trying to buy it on the cheap. Despite the rejection, there are still ways that Broadcom can execute an end around past its target’s board.

Broadcom is said to be considering a proxy contest, asking Qualcomm stockholders to vote on replacing the latter’s current board with a slate of …