If you’re reading this, you have access to the Internet. But what would happen if the Internet suddenly went away? And what would it take to make that happen? This week’s episode peers into the dark fantasy of many of us who work for the Internet: a world without it.
Whether you're heading out around town or you're planning a long-distance trip, you probably want to know what the weather will be like when you get where you're going—or later that day. A good, reliable weather site or service can tell you, in useful, accurate terms, and this week we're looking at five of the best,…
For the most part, Jurassic Park isn't the kind of movie you'd want a chance to live out, what with the mortal danger and velociraptors and all that. But thanks to the amazing Jurassic Systems website, you can experience of of Jurassic Park's safer thrills first-hand: getting hacked by Dennis Nedry.
J.K. Rowling's big interactive Harry Potter site, Pottermore, won't launch officially until October, but the first few thousand beta wizards were invited to join the site in the past couple days. And the first screens are appearing online now.
We all know how computer hackers flex their 1337 skills in movies: by flailing on a keyboard like it was a bongo and yelling whatever snippets of jargon pop into the actors' heads (i.e. "USB! Byte! Floppy! 56K!").
Our favorite new website is Out of Context Science, a Tumblr-like blog that posts weird snippets from scientific papers several times a day. Want to understand our world and the miracles of physics? Look elsewhere.
What if the websites we choose to frequent weren't merely websites, but nations that reflect our homes and ideals? The comic War imagines a world where website membership equals citizenship, and the reddit aliens "liberate" Diggers from their oligarchy.
Outpost Gallifrey, the best Doctor Who fansite, will be shutting down after 13 years. The site already scaled back its operations massively two years ago, but it's still a huge blow to lose its news page and the site's forum. The forum, of course, is where so many of the best rumors about upcoming episodes pop up, as…
Webisodes: should you bother watching these two minute blips of video that permeate the web? Sometimes they only serve as advertising fluff, but occasionally you'll get a juicy tidbit or two, like seeing what Admiral "Husker" Adama was up to during the first Cylon war. There are lot of them out there, but are they…