How to Explain Net Neutrality to Your Relatives: A Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and getting peppered with questions about tech-related news stories because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is! It's only a matter of time before they ask you "So what's up with that thing on the internets?" » 11/26/14 1:44pm 11/26/14 1:44pm

What Spintires Is And Why It's One Of The Top-Selling Games On Steam

Something curious happened over the weekend: a game called 'Spintires' rose through the Steam charts, eventually becoming the top-selling game on Steam for a few days. Right now, as of this writing, it's number two. One thing lots people, myself included, couldn't help but asking was: why? » 6/16/14 2:36pm 6/16/14 2:36pm

The Difference Between Detroit And Metro Detroit: An Explainer

After the Detroit Silverdome/Pontiac Silverdome dustup between Jalopnik Detroit and Gawker this weekend, quite a few readers questioned why Detroiters got so offended if a city in question is technically part of the metro area. There's a reason for that: Most cities in Metro Detroit are worlds apart. » 5/19/14 2:01pm 5/19/14 2:01pm

What's The Deal With The America's Cup? An Explainer

Don't be ashamed if the America's Cup, just hours away from completion, is only now popping up on your radar. This has been the longest, strangest, most controversial edition in the event's 162-year history. Here are answers to your most pressing questions so you can watch the final race like a pro. » 9/25/13 3:29pm 9/25/13 3:29pm