1. While You Were Offline: The Avengers Disassemble in Press Junket Hell
     Published by Wired on 2015-04-25 at 05:00:36

If there's a running theme to this week's online stories, it's the idea that being a celebrity is fairly weird.
The post While You Were Offline: The Avengers Disassemble in Press Junket Hell appeared first on WIRED.

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2. Comic artists draw sick kids as superheroes to benefit children’s hospital
     Published by Polygon on 2015-04-25 at 08:07:22

Polygon is excited to unveil, for the first time online, five completely new superheroes making their debut this weekend at Chicago's biggest comic book convention. Their creators are among the city's bravest citizens, and they all happen to be...

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3. Official look at Jared Leto as the Joker from ‘Suicide Squad’
     Published by CNet on 2015-04-25 at 01:23:50

Batman's nemesis has a new look as Jared Leto becomes the Joker in all his crazy, tattooed glory.

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4. Subject: Help, Dammit
     Published by Wired on 2015-04-25 at 04:30:52

About a month ago, I bought a car. Unlike the average person, I didn't have to face the dealer alone. I had access to the writers behind WIRED's automotive coverage.
The post Subject: Help, Dammit appeared first on WIRED.

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5. Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has been discontinued
     Published by The Verge on 2015-04-25 at 08:21:14

It was only a matter of time, but now it's official: the Nexus 7 has left us for greener pastures. Google's affordable and functional 7-inch tablet has disappeared from the Google Store, where a note in red type simply states that the device i...

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6. We Are All Venture Capitalists Now
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-25 at 07:00:08

 “I would again draw an analogy to venture capital,” observes Ben Thompson, in a typically incisive Stratechery post eviscerating the new streaming service Tidal. “The importance–and amount–of venture capital has never b...

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7. Webmonkey Podcast: Go Behind the Scenes With WIRED’s Coders
     Published by Wired on 2015-04-25 at 05:00:37

WIRED announces the rebirth of Webmonkey, with a new podcast on what happens behind the scenes at WIRED, and what's happening in the greater web community.
The post Webmonkey Podcast: Go Behind the Scenes With WIRED’s Coders appeared first on WIRED....

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8. The Apple Watch Can Be A Sixth Sense
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-25 at 09:00:02

 The world around us is screaming with signals our original five senses don’t detect. Unlike some snakes, we can’t sense infrared with our naked eyes and unlike ducks and geese, we don’t have a native intuition for magnetic fields. ...

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9. Splittable App Makes A Play For Renters Who Have To Split Apartment Costs
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-25 at 08:39:54

 We’ve seen how Venmo has taken off in the US for when people want to split things like shared restaurant bills. Now a UK startup has come up with an app which it claims will make it easier to share expenses when sharing an apartment. According...

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10. The Life of an Ex-Hacker Who Is Now Banned from Using the Internet 
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-25 at 08:00:00

When programmer Higinio Ochoa wants to share some a batch of new code with his boss, he has to mail it in on paper. Why the roundabout process? Ochoa is a convicted hacker, and his punishment is that he is not allowed to use the internet. Read more...

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11. Android Central skin cases for Galaxy S4 are only $2.95 today!
     Published by Android Central on 2015-04-25 at 07:00:25

Made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU, this flexible skin case provides great protection for the Galaxy S4 from day to day use and drops. The back features a portrait of Lloyd surrounded by an easy-grip, glossy exterior. Colors available inc...

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12. Sorry Trekkies, Tau Ceti Probably Doesn’t Harbor Alien Life
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-25 at 07:00:00

The number of exoplanets that might harbor alien life grows every year. But now, astronomers now think we can check one of science fiction’s most beloved staples off the list: Tau Ceti.Read more...

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13. Fliplet Secures Seed Funding For Its ‘Fast’ Enterprise Apps Building Platform
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-04-25 at 08:22:41

 You’re a business that wants to create a mobile app, but faster than it would take a designer to build something bespoke. UK-based startup Fliplet says it has come up with a simple way to do this which is mainly used by companies to produce in...

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14. Why Google’s Project Fi could be the beginning of the end for Verizon and AT&T
     Published by Venture Beat on 2015-04-25 at 09:00:54

Guest: A Wi-Fi First model like Google's Project Fi could relegate cellular networks to simply filling the gaps between hotspots.

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17. Amp Up Movie Night With This Essential Home Theater Gear
     Published by Wired on 2015-04-25 at 03:54:53

An auteur-worthy home theater is easy to achieve–just cast the right gear.
The post Amp Up Movie Night With This Essential Home Theater Gear appeared first on WIRED.

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18. Artist’s Trash Exhibitions Depict A Planet Colonized By Plastic
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-04-25 at 10:00:00

Landfills, E-waste piles, and ocean garbage patches are a part of our world we’d rather not see, but these eyesores aren’t going away. Rather than simply accept that our planet is being swallowed by garbage, one artist has started turning this discard...

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19. Chill out with this ‘holographic’ virtual aquarium
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-04-25 at 01:50:00

There's something inexplicably tranquil about gazing at fish in an aquarium as they swim back and forth, darting about rocks or that tacky plastic treasure chest sitting in the corner. But what if you could have one on your desk, without all the wate...

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20. What to do if police make you wait for a drug dog now
     Published by Daily Dot on 2015-04-25 at 07:59:40

Knowing what your rights are is the best way to protect them.

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