All Your Streaming Needs, Fulfilled; The Art of Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' & More

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Get Your Streaming On

Gizmodo, thank you. The site has compiled a list of all the video streaming apps out there -- from free to internet-specific to subscription only. It's a confusing world of a thousand options out there, and whether you're looking to watch "Modern Family" (ABC.com -- iOS or Kindle Fire) or "Game of Thrones" (HBO Go, subscription only), they've got your back.

The MIT and Aaron Swartz

Late last month, Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued a report by professor Hal Abelson, putting under the microscope the university's own actions in the case of Aaron Swartz, the brilliant programmer and activist charged with pirating information from JSTOR who committed suicide in January. It found that Swartz may not have broken the law at all; and that MIT's stance of neutrality was mostly tenuous.

Taste-Testing the Test-Tube Burger

Professor Mark Post at Maastricht University has developed a $330,000 burger that you probably don't want to eat. Developed via artificial means (bovine stem cells,) the burger was taste-tested by food writer Josh Schonwald and nutritional researcher Hanni Rutzler. How does it taste? Businessweek has the video. Also, check out these potential ads for the Frankenmeat, created via One Minute Briefs.

It's Not Them, It's Us

A recent cheeky experiment by a British man, Tom Scott, found that using Facebook's new Graph Search function, he could find out things like "married men who like prostitutes," and "Muslim men who like other men but live in Tehran" (where homosexuality is illegal.) But maybe the oversharing isn't Facebook's doing, but ours. Privacy is a construct of our modern selves; it simply didn't exist for cavemen, details a fascinating essay in Aeon Magazine.

Elysium: The Art of Sci-Fi

Neill Blomkamp's follow up to the gritty "District 9" is Matt Damon's "Elysium," a sci-fi movie set in Los Angeles, 140 years in the future. In "Elysium: The Art of the Film," Mr. Blomkamp delves deep into the sketches that went into creating this incredibly detailed work. The Verge has some excerpts.

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