College grad returns to alma mater to destroy computer lab

College student causes $58,000 in damage with USB killer

Generally speaking, recordings of college pranks can be funny. However, former students who return to their old schools to tape practical jokes aren’t as amusing. Moreover, university shenanigans aren’t funny at...
PS5 announcement and specs

Sony reveals PS5 details, digital Xbox One coming soon

Last year, the Burn-In reported that the video game industry is transitioning away from a console-based paradigm. However, Sony clearly believes the sun hasn't set on the era of gaming-specific hardware. The...
NBC expose on Facebook and privacy

Report: Facebook leveraged user data for financial gain

For years now, Facebook has faced increasing scrutiny for its disregard of user privacy and unsavory data handling practices. Throughout it all, the company has maintained that it has not acted...
Amazon to release music streaming platform

Amazon reportedly taking on Spotify with free music streaming

According to a new report from Billboard, Amazon is in talks to launch a free, ad-supported streaming service. This free music tier would put them in direct competition with Spotify, which...
Shareholders move to oust Zuckerberg

Facebook’s investors want Mark Zuckerberg out as chairman

For the last few years, Facebook has faced widespread scrutiny for its data handling practices and disregard for privacy. However, despite being plagued by scandals on a near constant basis, the...
Disney Plus announcement causes Netflix stock to drop

Disney Plus unveiling causes Netflix stock price dip

After months of hype, the Walt Disney Corporation finally revealed pricing and contact details for its forthcoming Disney Plus app. The subscription video on demand (SVOD) service will launch with movies...
How music affects the brain at work

How listening to music while working affects the brain

We know what you’re thinking: Who actually works in a modern office space without listening to music? If you work at an office, it’s rare to see someone braving the day...
Game of Thrones season 8 recap starts herevideo

Thronespotting: A civil war is brewing in the North

Over the next two months, Thronespotting will examine the final episodes of “Game of Thrones” for clues on how the epic series will end. Appropriately, the show’s final season premiere was...
ICE creates fake Facebook account in college sting

Facebook says ICE violated its policies with college sting

In a surprising role reversal, Facebook has a bone to pick with the United States government. The social media network has publicly chastised U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for misusing...
eSports now a varsity sport in high school

High school eSports programs now operating across the US

Not so long ago, cultural commentators rightly viewed competitive gaming as the domain of nerds. In other words, it was seen as a niche hobby that was nothing like “real sports.”...