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LAPD actually warns residents not to microwave their iPhone 6

Not putting much faith in the common sense of Los Angeles residents, the LAPD issued a warning on Twitter this week attempting to dissuade the public from placing their iPhones in the microwave.

Mobile

Fake ads suggest you can charge your iPhone 6 in a microwave

Just in case you've seen an advert for Apple Wave doing the rounds on social media, you can't actually microwave your iOS 8 device to charge it — it's just another prank from 4chan members.

Mobile

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, wins Time Magazine’s Person of the Year (sort of)

Kim Jong-un, the dictatorial leader of North Korea, has become Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2012. Except he hasn't. Oh, and it's all part of an elaborate joke.

Web

Net sleuths track down Burger King at center of lettuce incident, three workers fired

It all happened so quickly. Earlier this week, a photo turned up on the web of a Burger King employee standing on some lettuce leaves wih the caption, "This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King." It took Net sleuths a matter of minutes to locate the…

Web

Analysts say Google is planning to acquire 4chan (not really)

A press release from a firm of financial analysts says Google is holding discussions on buying 4chan. Of course it is.

Web

University of LOLz: Digging for the roots of college memes

Facebook news feeds have been flooded with university-themed memes in recent weeks, but how did the currency of niche forums like 4Chan make it to the mainstream?

Opinion

LulzSec wages war with Anonymous and 4Chan, releases 62,000 logins [update]

The Internet underground has erupted in civil war, with hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous facing off in a DDoS battle. Oh, and your most precious online accounts might also be at risk. Just FYI...

Computing

What? Encyclopedia Dramatica is evolving!

Encyclopedia Dramatica is evolving from a NSFW categorized site, into a site catered to a more general audience.

Computing

4chan founder Christopher Poole gives Reddit ‘AMA’ interview to promote Canvas

Christopher "moot" Poole gave an "Ask Me Anything" interview with the users of Reddit yesterday to promote his new venture, Canvas.

Computing

4chan plots to trick men on OKCupid into holding ‘involuntary flashmob’

The merry pranksters of 4chan and Reddit have devised a foolproof plan: Dupe as many desperately lonely men on dating sites as possible into holding an "involuntary flashmob" in Times Square by making them think they're meeting up with (fake) interested girls.

Computing

Did a 16-year-old girl help take down HBGary?

According to Forbes, one of hacktivist group Anonymous' active members claims to be 16-years-old and female, bucking the stereotypical hacker profile.

Computing

4chan founder says Mark Zuckerberg is ‘totally wrong’ about online anonymity

The 4chan founder's new site Canvas still holds the principles of anonymity close to its heart, but at the same time will implement Facebook integration.

Computing

Canvas meme machine from 4chan founder detailed

An early look at 4chan founder Christopher "Moot" Poole's latest image board creation, Canvas.

Computing

Anonymous seizes Westboro Baptist’s domain during live TV confrontation

After insisting it wanted nothing to do with Westboro Baptist Church, Anonymous is pushed to hacking the controversial church's site.

Computing

Anonymous hackers strike back against governments of Egypt, Yemen

4chan-based hacker group Anonymous shows its support for protesters in Egypt and Yemen by taking down government websites.

Computing