Tags: Internet

Our parents warned us the internet would break our brains. It broke theirs instead.

My college dorm was the first place I had reliable home internet access, and that was in part because my mom shared all the late 1990s and early 2000s parenting fears about the internet breaking our brains. These worries were an extension of prior concerns about television: Don’t sit so close! You’ll hurt your eyes…

Jerry Harris, star of Netflix’s ‘Cheer,’ faces new charges in child pornography case

“Cheer” star Jerry Harris, who was arrested in September on a federal child pornography charge, faces seven additional counts. Prosecutors charged the 21-year-old Thursday with receiving and attempting to receive child pornography, using the internet to “persuade, induce, and entice” a minor, and traveling from Texas to Florida “for the purpose of engaging in illicit…

British comedian becomes third person in 90 years to solve difficult literary puzzle

You know those people who can solve a Rubik’s cube in seconds? Here’s a puzzle that could give them a run for their money: It’s called “Cain’s Jawbone,” in which people are challenged to put the shuffled pages of a murder mystery novel in their proper order. Since its creation in 1934, it has only…