What? Encyclopedia Dramatica is evolving!

ED wallpaper

4chan-favorite Enclopedia Dramatica has cleaned up the website and been reborn as Oh Internet. Gone are the porn GIFs and sex chat pop-ups, replaced with banner ads for Big Kahuna Reef from Amazon.com, as well as a frequently updated blog. 4chan founder Christopher Poole, also known as M00t, has recently come out with a safe-for-work meme-generating website called Canvas.

Have they grown up? Is this the equivalent of a fancy pullover and Chinos with no socks?

Encyclopedia Dramatica has been regarded as one of the few resources which effectively chronicles the dark side of internet subculture, and of course 4chan has provided the impetus for many of the internet’s memes. Encylopedia Dramatica wasn’t a site that was typically comfortable for most to surf and featured all flavors of bigotry and anarchism — making them the frequent subject of attack.

ED founder Sherrod DeGrippo recently told Geekosystem, “ Shock for shock’s sake is old at this point and we’re looking to the future and how things are evolving…when you put user experience first the language becomes highly important and that’s what we’ve done.” She cites the change to Oh Internet as spurred by the implementation of Semantic mediawiki, the stagnant seven years with no change, the length of the domain name and how frustrating it is to work on a NSFW site.

Fans fear that ED may be selling out, just like Know Your Meme which was purchased by Cheezburger Networks. The anonymous blob of hate expressed their disappointment by bombing the Oh Internet facebook with a pure stream of everything that made Dramatica special. If you belong to the anti-evolutionary group, there are already many mirrors of the old site because, as you know, the internet will never forgive or forget.

Emerging Tech

Shipping crate filled with 3D-printing robots may be the future of construction

Autodesk has created a robot-filled shipping container which may represent the future of construction work. The crate contains two robots able to 3D print custom components for building sites.
Mobile

Apple to boost its Amazon presence with listings for iPhones, iPads, and more

Apple is about to start offering more of its kit on Amazon. The tech giant currently only has very limited listings on the shopping site, but the deal will see the arrival of the latest iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and more.
Computing

From beautiful to downright weird, check out these great dual monitor wallpapers

Multitasking with two monitors doesn't necessarily mean you need to split your screens with two separate wallpapers. From beautiful to downright weird, here are our top sites for finding the best dual monitor wallpapers for you.
Web

Data stolen from HealthCare.gov includes partial SSNs and immigration status

Around 75,000 users have had their user data stolen from government site healthcare.gov, including information on their immigration status, whether they were pregnant, and partial social security numbers.
Computing

These Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts will update your OG Windows skills

Windows 10 has many new features, and they come flanked with useful new keyboard shortcuts. Check out some of the new Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts to improve your user experience.
Computing

Protecting your PDF with a password isn't difficult. Just follow these steps

If you need to learn how to password protect a PDF, you have come to the right place. This guide will walk you through the process of protecting your documents step-by-step, whether you're running a MacOS or Windows machine.
Apple

iPhone users are finding themselves randomly locked out of their Apple ID

According to posts on Reddit and Twitter, it looks like users on Reddit and Twitter having some issues with their Apple accounts. Specifically, it seems as though users are getting randomly locked out of their Apple IDs.
Computing

Don't know what to do with all your old DVDs? Here's how to convert them to MP4

Given today's rapid technological advancements, physical discs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Check out our guide on how to convert a DVD to MP4, so you can ditch discs for digital files.
Computing

Here’s how to install Windows on a Chromebook

If you want to push the functionality of your new Chromebook to another level, and Linux isn't really your deal, you can try installing Windows on a Chromebook. Here's how to do so, just in case you're looking to nab some Windows-only…
Photography

Edit portraits with A.I. and adjust focus in the new ON1 Photo RAW 2019 editor

ON1 Photo RAW 2019 now has a dedicated tab for portraits that automatically recognizes faces to help with retouching. The update also brings a new focus stacking tool, enhancements to layers, and improvements to local adjustments.
Computing

Your MacBook can live in the lap of luxury with this leather case

Though there are several cases which we think are best for covering up MacBooks, Twelve South's Journal case is one of the newest available, providing luxurious leather coverage for your Apple laptop.
Music

Here's our head-to-head comparison of Pandora and Spotify

Which music streaming platform is best for you? We pit Spotify versus Pandora, two mighty streaming services with on-demand music and massive catalogs, comparing every facet of the two services to help you decide which is best.
Computing

15-inch MacBook Pro gets more powerful with new AMD Vega GPUs

Confirming Apple's quiet October announcement, new configurations for the top-range 15-inch Apple MacBook laptop are now available, coming complete with AMD Pro Vega 16 or Pro Vega 20 graphics cards on board.
Emerging Tech

Intel’s new ‘neural network on a stick’ aims to unchain A.I. from the internet

To kick off its first developer conference in Beijing, Intel unveiled the second generation of its Neural Compute Stick -- a device that promises to democratize the development of computer vision A.I. applications.