Finally, Mickey Mouse Gets the Epic Scholarly Analysis He Deserves

Mickey Mouse is surely among the most recognizable pop cultural figures in history. Since his creation in 1928, Disney’s iconic mammal has appeared in films and books, on TV and clothing, and as games and toys. Artists from Saul Steinberg to Andy Warhol have celebrated and censured him. Yet art historians …

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Uber Will Pay $10,000 ‘Bug Bounties’ to Friendly Hackers

Uber’s business model is based on a simple notion: Why employ drivers full time when you can hire them more efficiently as freelancers? It’s no surprise, then, that the company’s come to the same conclusion on cybersecurity, recruiting an army of gig-economy hackers who are paid by the exploit instead …

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Better Call Saul Alignment Check: Episode 6, “Bali Ha’i”

Ursula Coyote/Sony Pictures Television/ AMC Better Call Saul was one of the best TV surprises of last year. Rather than exhaustively recap each episode, though, we thought we’d chart Jimmy McGill’s moral journey by paying attention to his various decisions and assigning him a Dungeons & Dragons-style alignment. Chaotic good? …

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Google Photos Now Builds Perfect Vacation Albums on Its Own

Although the Google Photos app is only 10 months old, the service has already amassed more than 100 million monthly active users. The reason Google’s cloud-based photo management software has gained so many users so quickly? It makes organizing photos dead easy. It automatically backs up all your images from …

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Obama Implores Cuba to Bring the Internet to the People

U.S. President Barack Obama walks on stage before delivering remarks at the Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso in Havana, Cuba on March 22, 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images During his historic address in Havana, Cuba today, President Obama called for the island nation to expand Internet access across the …

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Silicon Valley Mourns Andy Grove, a Titan of Tech

Silicon Valley can be a place of intense rivalry and competition. But the tech industry has come together to mourn the loss of Andy Grove, the former Intel CEO, author, and mentor who helped pioneer the modern computing industry. Grove passed away yesterday at the age of 79. Outside the …

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