Case solved: This is the true color of that goddamn white and gold dress

In what may be the biggest case of mass hysteria ever experienced in the history of the internet, everyone in the planet speculated tonight about what's the color of a stupid dress. Some people even claimed it changed color.* Others looked for Photoshop analysis or scientific explanations. Here is the true color. »2/27/15 4:17pm2/27/15 4:17pm


Excellent short film about losing everything you love and starting again

Sploid readers Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson—part of the California-based production group Lucky Treehouse—sent this excellent short about lost love and new beginnings, which they defined as "one part Moonrise Kingdom and two parts Raising Arizona." The Moped Diaries is the title—and it's excellent. »12/04/14 3:48am12/04/14 3:48am

The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos

Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials—these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families, and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference.… »10/22/14 12:46am10/22/14 12:46am

How To Record Your Screen on an Android Phone or Tablet

In amongst the new features ushered in with Android KitKat was a screencasting capability—a native tool for capturing on-screen activity in a video file. Whether you want to show off your app, share your Angry Birds prowess or start a series of Android troubleshooting videos, it's not difficult to get the… »10/12/14 3:35am10/12/14 3:35am

The Coolest Windows 10 Features Microsoft Didn't Announce

Microsoft unveiled its newest version of Windows last week. While the company was more than happy to tell us abouta bunch of new features, naturally they left a few out. Here are some of the best things we found while poking around with the new OS. »10/06/14 5:28pm10/06/14 5:28pm

How to Run Android Apps Inside Chrome on Any Desktop Operating System

Recently, Google made the first batch of Android apps available for Chrome. It was only a matter of time before some clever users gave that power to everyone. Now that time has come. Here's how to install (nearly) any Android app on any operating system. »9/22/14 10:53pm9/22/14 10:53pm

Five Best Places to Buy Used Games and Consoles

If you're looking to save some money on video games, you have plenty of options, from local stores to huge online retailers, all offering gently used games for all platforms, as well as consoles and handhelds as big discounts. This week we're looking at five of the best spots to grab good deals on used gaming gear,… »9/22/14 5:03am9/22/14 5:03am

A Final Thought On Gaming "Vs." Feminism - Both "Sides" Are Wrong

I am a gamer. I am also a feminist. Two different ideologies hate me right now, because I dare to be two things at once. Two things that are, definitely, not in any conflict that is not strictly manufactured. After a few days of reflection, and a few conversations about the "big issues" across various media, I feel… »9/21/14 2:23am9/21/14 2:23am

The Xbox One Controller Comes To PC, But It Might Be Too Late

The corded version of the Xbox 360 controller for Windows was one of the unsung heroes of the last generation of hardware. Combining the reliability of a wired connection with the fantastic design of the 360 pad itself, it managed - for the first time ever - to establish a standardised control pad for the PC. »9/17/14 11:54pm9/17/14 11:54pm

iOS 8 Upgrade Guide: Everything You Need for a Happy Upgrade

iOS 8 is almost here for your iPhone and your iPad. A shiny new operating system is fun, but you probably have some questions. Here are the answers you need. »9/17/14 4:27pm9/17/14 4:27pm

This Laptop Can Voltron with Its Dock For an Extra Graphics Boost

If you want a laptop that can play graphically intensive games, you're in a tough spot. Generally you can opt for something crazy expensive but portable, or something hulking and a little but cheaper. MSI's new GS30 Gaming Shadow notebook offers a middle ground: Take a slim laptop on the go, and plug into a… »9/11/14 10:02pm9/11/14 10:02pm

Giant Minecraft Map Has 10 Different Game Modes

Minecraft has a genre of maps, called Complete The Monument or CTM, where you have to collect a set of items while overcoming various challenges, be that defeating bosses or getting through an obstacle course. In Diversity 2, there's ten challenges to beat—and each of them is wildly different. »9/10/14 7:29pm9/10/14 7:29pm