HUBweek came to Boston, and we were there to take it all in. More
Josh Ostrovsky, known on the Internet as The Fat Jew, is one of the most popular users on Instagram.
This is Isis Wenger.
In the wake of Vanity Fair’s cover story introducing the world to Caitlyn Jenner, everyone has had an opinion to share. But one opinion, posted by an Oregon man named Terry Coffey, has proven to be widely held, and has been shared over 750,000 times on Facebook.
A hacker released the personal data of 3.5 million users of dating site Adult Friend Finder, including private information like sexual preferences and fetishes, a giant breach of one of the most-trafficked dating sites in the world. And there may be more hacks to come.
If you haven’t heard of the MyIdol app by now, don’t worry – it’ll be a distant, Internet-based fever dream inside of twenty-four hours. The free app was developed in China and, while not incredibly user-friendly to English-speaking users, allows you to superimpose the face of your choice into an avatar.
We figured we’d do our part in beating this dead horse into the ground, so without further ado, here are some of your Boston favorites like you’ve never seen them before, and hopefully never see them again. More
File this under cool cosmetic inventions coming out of Cambridge– two MIT Media Lab researchers are developing nail art decals that will double-time as touchpads to control your phone or laptop with a single swipe. More
All Harry Potter fans wait for the Hogwarts acceptance letter that they will never receive and dream of the house they want to join. You can hope to be part of Gryffindor all you want, but the choice belongs to the Sorting Hat. Now, instead of traveling the long journey to magic school, Muggles everywhere can consult a Twitter bot that will decide for you.
Wednesday was April Fools’ Day, making anyone who has genuinely bad news to deliver at an extreme disadvantage. Powering down for the night, I and some 44,000 other users received the following email from a free, cloud-based screenwriting service called Scripped: More