One of the most popular Ethereum apps sure looks like a Ponzi scheme

"Life-long payments guaranteed by the Ethereum blockchain!" LOL.Image: WIT OLSZEWSKI/SHUTTERSTOCKBy Jack Morse2018-09-14 22:42:38 UTC They're not even trying to hide it anymore.  One of the most popular apps built on the Ethereum blockchain, a so-called DApp, is promising users a guaranteed fixed daily return on their investments. And all the would be crypto-rich have to…

NordVPN review: The VPN for power users

Incredible array of privacy options • Netflix access • Available in China A learning curve that could scare off novices • Inconsistent speeds NordVPN is an excellent full-featured VPN. Sometimes it's slow, but considering most VPNs have speed issues, you won’t find a better option for the price. Not bad, I kept thinking to myself.…

Julia Roberts headline typo makes things real awkward for local paper

Spell check isn't always your friend — more like a casual acquaintance. Just look at what happened to the Post-Journal's  stunning headline for an AP story they picked up this weekend about Julia Roberts.  It's very possible the editor used spell check. Unfortunately for the paper, the function doesn't always pick up on errors like…

How bad was Florence? New photo shows a boat motoring down a highway

A North Carolina Highway Patrol drone captured this image of the I-40 on September 17, 2018.Image: North Carolina Highway PatrolBy Mark Kaufman2018-09-18 18:34:07 UTC While flying a drone over the completely flooded four-lane Interstate 40 on Monday, the North Carolina Highway Patrol spotted an unusual sight: A motorized boat leaving a large wake over the…

The meaning of Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ cannot be explained

Might as well ask this bird what Netflix's Bird Box is about.Image: Merrick Morton/NetflixBy Alison Foreman2018-12-29 14:00:00 UTC Warning: Light spoilers for Bird Box lie ahead. Welcome to Bird Box analysis, where the metaphors are made up and the points don't matter! Look. I like a return-to-English-class breakdown of a horror movie as much as…

‘Overcooked’ for two is the date night you deserve this weekend

"Put the pot on the stove, not on the ground!"  "No, it's there because I'm chopping onions!" I really hate cooking. Sure, you could point out that I probably hate it because I never practice, I refuse to follow recipes, and I think timers are for people with low self-confidence. But I would argue that…

‘Harry Potter’ fans are totally blown away by this illustrator’s black Hermione fan art

An illustrator's fan art of Hermione Granger has stunned Harry Potter fans.  posted an illustration of Hermione as a woman of colour, which took her about three or four hours to draw.  Notice how Hermione's wearing a SPEW badge — that's Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare, for those unfamiliar.  Illustrators and Harry Potter…

J.K. Rowling just made her thoughts about the latest Brexit news very, very clear

J.K. Rowling wants a second referendum.Image: Samir Hussein/WireImageBy Sam Haysom2018-12-10 10:50:32 UTC Brexit is so nightmarishly complicated that even the mere mention of the word is enough to bring the average British person out in shudders. Not J.K. Rowling, though. Despite the ongoing stress that goes hand-in-hand with the daily headlines about politicians, votes, and…

A nail artist has created a disturbing ‘feet nails’ manicure

Here it is, the most unholy of creations: the foot manicure. And no, I'm not clumsily describing a pedicure, if that's what you're thinking.  The foot manicure, which is the brainchild of Russian Instagram nail artist nail_sunny, is exactly what it sounds like. Every fingernail has a tiny foot attached to it. If you're confused…

BioWare’s new ‘Anthem’ trailer finally dishes on story details: Watch

Initial hype for BioWare's answer to Destiny, the upcoming online multiplayer Anthem, was pretty tepid. It looked like every other cookie cutter never-ending co-op shooty game, a genre quickly becoming oversaturated. But now the newly released 2018 Game Awards trailer has revealed more about Anthem's story. And it's clear the studio behind Mass Effect is…

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