A cheap Rogue One escape room reveals the potential of Star Wars Land

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The annual SXSW conference kicks off today in Austin, Texas, bringing together the worlds of technology, music, film, and gaming in a nine-day carnival of breakfast tacos and panel presentations. It’s also a time where corporate brands are able to capitalize on the crowds to raise awareness for various properties. As I discovered this morning, ...

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A giant emoji postcard is like a text message, but tangible and expensive

[unable to retrieve full-text content] If you’ve ever been in love, you might be familiar with the practice of mailing nice things to the object of your affection. I don’t know, maybe you’ve sent flowers or chocolates or a customized T-shirt with a photo of Jake Gyllenhaal feeding Kirsten Dunst soup on it. If you have never been in love, ...

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Show Notes: Damnit, Verizon

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Before every episode of The Vergecast I sit down, read through a bunch of news, and take a bunch of notes. It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of my week, and I started thinking it might be fun to do every day on the site. So, every day this week I’m sitting down and ...

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As much as I wish someone had poisoned Jane Austen, she probably just had cataracts

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The literary internet is abuzz with news that Jane Austen — who died at age 41 — may have been poisoned . The evidence? Three pairs of her glasses have very strong lenses. This means she might have had cataracts. Sometimes, arsenic poisoning causes cataracts. Therefore, Jane Austen could have died from arsenic poisoning. I’m ...

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Legendary assembles Godzilla vs. Kong writers room to guide its cinematic universe

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Kong: Skull Island is opening in theaters today, but Legendary Entertainment is setting its sights on a bigger prize: the eventual clash of King Kong and Godzilla. To that end, the studio has announced the assemblage of a writers room that will author the story beats of Kong vs. Godzilla, under the direction of Pirates ...

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Archaeologists discovered a massive statue of one of Egypt’s greatest rulers

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On Thursday, Egyptian and German archaeologists extracted a 26-foot (8-meter) statue in the El Matareya district of Cairo. It’s believed to depict Pharaoh Ramses II, one of Egypt’s greatest rulers. The statue, carved out of a tough rock known as quartzite, was submerged in groundwater where it was buried under the streets of a Cairo ...

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The artist behind Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: ‘The images become a doorway into that other realm’

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The TV adaptation of American Gods is coming to Starz next month, but anyone eager to get the story now can always pick up the book. Neil Gaiman’s best-selling fantasy novel is getting a new edition courtesy of The Folio Society , a publisher known for putting out amazing special editions of classic books. I’ve ...

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Linux in Munich: 'No compelling technical reason to return to Windows,' says city's IT chief

Getty Images/iStockphoto The man who runs Munich’s central IT says there is no practical reason for the city to write off millions of euros and years of work to ditch its Linux-based OS for Windows. The city authority is widely expected to swap Linux for Windows , due to a desire to drop open-source software at the council among Munich’s ...

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How to track down USB devices in Windows 10 with Microsoft's USB Device Viewer

Image: iStockphoto.com/Roman_Gorielov Have you ever found yourself on a USB troubleshooting expedition and needed to get a visual image of what device was connected to what USB hub number and port number? Of course you can use Device Manager to find information on the USB hubs and devices in your system. However, the USB display in Device Manage is less ...

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32 Funny Tweets That Are Completely Underrated

We asked the BuzzFeed Community what their favorite underrated tweet was. Here are the best responses. Note: Not all submissions are from Community users. Just tried a coat on in TK Maxx. It was the coat of a customer trying on another coat. I can never leave the house again. — David Payne (@littlechief1982) Submitted by cwparker82 . I don’t ...

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