Snapchat CEO's wedding was so secret we can't even find photos on the internet

If there were Snaps of Evan Spiegel’s super-secret weekend wedding, they’ve already self-destructed. The Snapchat co-founder and CEO tied the knot with Australian entrepreneur and model Miranda Kerr over the weekend in the backyard of their Brentwood, Calif. home. It was a hushed affair that lacked the public-facing lens you might expect from one of the present-day leaders in social media. SEE ALSO: How to master Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram Stories Guests were picked up…

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8th graders refuse to take a photo with Paul Ryan because they don't "want to be associated with him"

Speaker Ryan is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country — and he’s polling particularly poorly among one 8th grade class. Eighth grade students from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey were on a school trip to Wasshington D.C. on Friday when they were given a very special opportunity: a photo-op with Speaker Paul Ryan. Under normal circumstances, many students would leap for the chance to take a photo with…

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When refugees fled war-torn Europe for havens in the Middle East

Image: Library of Congress When Axis and Soviet forces invaded Eastern Europe and the Balkans in the early years of World War II, they sent thousands of refugees fleeing south and east to escape the chaos Many fled across the Mediterranean, hopping from island to island in search of safety. To manage this exodus, in 1942 the British established the Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration (MERRA) and set up a constellation of camps in…

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A dazzling aurora borealis light show captivates the internet

Saturday evening stargazers were treated to one of the trippiest natural phenomenons Earth has to offer: a naked eye-visible aurora borealis. The “northern lights,” as they are often called, originate with our sun. Solar storms that occur there emit streams of charged particles which help to trigger the unusual light show once they reach Earth. SEE ALSO: The mystery of panda’s fur color is finally solved The magnetic fields emanating from our north and south…

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Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new Internet

 Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled. Too many altcoins to name have skyrocketed in value along with the Big Two. ICOs are raking in money hand over… Read More

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6 podcasts to listen to if you love the internet

Not everything that’s created on the internet stays on the internet — sometimes things just might make it on a podcast. If you’re the kind of person who can’t get enough of the memes, videos, art, and all things internet, here are the podcasts you need to start tuning into today.  SEE ALSO: ‘Nancy’ isn’t a person, it’s a podcast. Oh, and it’s super, super gay. 1. Reply All PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman host…

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Why 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes are the most powerful meme of the resistance yet

Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes.  They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as lawmakers debated…

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'Pandora – The World of Avatar' just opened and it's a visual feast

Yesterday was a big deal for all the fans of James Cameron’s Avatar.  Pandora – The World of Avatar – located in the Animal Kingdom Park in the Walt Disney World Resort – opened to guests staying at Disney resort hotels at 7am, and then to the general public an hour later. Needless to say, people were eager to get in on the action. The main attractions of the park are the two rides, Avatar…

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Surveil your own state with the PapaGo Dash Cam

If you don’t want to get stuck footing the bill for a hit and run, this dashboard-mounted camera offers up to 2K resolution to make sure you always have a reliable witness, and it’s available in the Boing Boing Store for 30% off it’s usual price. The PapaGo mounts unobtrusively to your windshield to see everything in its 175º ultra-wide viewing angle. It supports recordings up to 12 hours in length onto a micro SD…

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