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  • newGoogle Feud/Nippies/Fakespot/Splash
    Want to get Cool Tools' Recomendo a week early in your inbox? Sign up for the Sunday newsletter here.Game:Google Feud is a game that challenges you to guess the top ten Google autocompletes for a particular word or term. For instance, the game mig…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Sep 16, 11:40pm -
  • newWho decided Corbyn was "unelectable"? sez, "Jonathan Pie, preeminent UK political satirist, takes on British media and their role in declaring newly re-elected Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn 'unelectable'. Pie destr…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Sep 16, 6:28pm -
  • newHow many Wells Fargo employees were fired for NOT committing fraud?
    When Wells Fargo fired 5,300 employees for opening 2,000,000 accounts in its customers name (stealing their cash and trashing their credit scores in the process), it wanted us all to know that it had cleaned house, because this was just 5,300 people…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Sep 16, 6:22pm -
  • newThe democratization of censorship: when anyone can kill as site as effectively as a government can
    On the eve of the Stuxnet attacks, half a decade ago, I found myself discussing what it all meant with William Gibson (I'd just interviewed him on stage in London), and I said, "I think the most significant thing about any of these sophisticated, go…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Sep 16, 3:30pm -
  • The AI Now Report: social/economic implications of near-future AI
    The National Economic Council convened a symposium at NYU's Information Law Institute in July, and they've released their report: 25 crisp (if slightly wonky) pages on how AI could increase inequality, erode accountability, and lead us into temptati…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 16, 7:45pm -
  • New York Deaf Theater performs Hamilton's Cabinet Battle #2 cast of Hamilton joined with the New York Deaf theater in a video that is pure amazeballs. (more…)
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 16, 6:44pm -
  • Eneloops are amazing rechargeable batteries
    I have just replaced my first set of Envelop AA batteries, ten years after I bought them. Around 10-12 years ago I was I doing a lot of underwater photography. High capacity, low-static-discharge AA batteries were pretty new, but an absolute must…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 16, 5:26pm -
  • Treat your pup to a free month of BarkBox
    If you own a dog, you've most likely heard of BarkBox - the monthly subscription box for dogs. What started as a simple idea to try out the subscription model on pet owners has since developed a cult following of dog lovers. If you haven't given it…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 16, 5:13pm -
  • Gibsonian cyberspace deck built on rebooted Commodore 64 and Raspberry Pi
    D10D3 built this "cyberdeck" on a C64c (a modern recreation of the Commmodore 64) with a Raspberry Pi CPU, VGA port, and all the I/O you could ask for (USB/Bluetooth/wifi/Ethernet). (more…)
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 16, 5:02pm -
  • Whistleblowing Wells Fargo loan officer describes years of fraudulent, criminal culture in the bank
    Beth Jacobson was a Wells Fargo loan officer who blew the whistle on the bank's predatory, racist loan-fraud in the runup to the 2008 financial crisis, which tanked the world's economy and nearly wiped out Wells Fargo (they were rescued with a $36B…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 16, 4:54pm -