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Everything Wrong With The Matrix (Just Kidding The Matrix Is Perfect)

Yes, this 12-minute video expertly dissects all of the inconsistencies, logical fallacies, and plot conveniences that plague 1999's The Matrix. But what it fails to take into consideration is that The Matrix is perfect, and no amount of nitpicking will ever change that.

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April 15th

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Twitter’s Facebook-Lite Look Kicks In Today, Here’s What to Expect

Twitter's Facebook-Lite Look Kicks In Today, Here's What to Expect

That major redesign Twitter was teasing earlier this year? It's here. And it's got a few features we hadn't heard about thrown in for good measure. Welcome to Facewitter, or Twitbook. It's actually pretty nice!

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Brian Barrett

April 8th

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If You Want to Watch Game of Thrones, Maybe Just Pay For It

If You Want to Watch Game of Thrones, Maybe Just Pay For It

Last night, Game of Thrones fans flocked to HBO Go as soon as the season four premiere was available (immediately after the episode aired on HBO proper). They were met with error after error, taking to the internet to complain about the shoddy service. What they should have done instead? Actually subscribe to HBO. Crazy, I know.

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Brian Barrett

April 7th

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The U.S. Built a Bizarre “Twitter for Cuba” To Help Undermine Castro

The U.S. Built a Bizarre "Twitter for Cuba" To Help Undermine Castro

In one of the oddest reports of spy games we've heard in years—and that's saying something—the AP has uncovered a United States plot to create a "Cuban Twitter" that would lure in users with soccer scores and music news before evolving its message into anti-Castro rhetoric. If any part of that made you say what, don't worry, that's a perfectly natural response.

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Brian Barrett

April 3rd

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Train Derails at Chicago Airport, Makes It Halfway Up the Stairs

Train Derails at Chicago Airport, Makes It Halfway Up the Stairs

At just before 3 am CT this morning, a Blue Line train at Chicago's O'Hare airport jumped the rails. And kept going.

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Brian Barrett

March 24th

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The One Thing Apple TV Needs to Take Over Your Living Room

The One Thing Apple TV Needs to Take Over Your Living Room

Apple has already stopped calling Apple TV a "hobby." It's too important now to the company's future, and too successful in its own right. But the thing that pushes Apple TV into your living room won't be any one box redesign or killer app. It'll be the remote.

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Brian Barrett

March 19th

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The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Costs Less Than a Kindle Paperwhite Today

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Costs Less Than a Kindle Paperwhite Today

While at this point the year-and-a-half old 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD might be showing its age a bit, it's still one of the best tablets you can buy. Especially considering that you can get one today for just $130—less than an e-ink Kindle Paperwhite.

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March 19th

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Project Morpheus: Sony's Oculus Rift VR Competitor Looks Unbelievable

Project Morpheus: Sony's Oculus Rift VR Competitor Looks Unbelievable

It was only a matter of time. The Oculus Rift has caught so much attention—deservedly so—that of course one of the big dogs was going to start honing in on its virtual reality territory. Tonight, that's Sony. And its Project Morpheus VR headset sounds fantastic.

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March 19th

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314 Videos to Celebrate Pi Day JUST KIDDING THAT WOULD TAKE HOURS

Exactly one year ago today, I set out to collect 314 pi-related YouTube videos in honor of Pi Day. I got to 22 before I gave up in disgust. Here is that post, untouched since March 14, 2013.

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Brian Barrett

March 14th

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The Future of TV Isn't Ready for Prime Time

The Future of TV Isn't Ready for Prime Time

So you've done it. You've cut the cord . You've got your Netflix and your Hulu Plus and your Aereo and your cousin's HBO GO password and a bag of popcorn. You're comfortable with the sacrifices—honestly, mostly just ESPN—and prepared to embrace the glorious future of television. Only problem? The future of television's not prepared for you.

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March 10th

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