Everybody lies. We can’t help it. We exaggerate details to seem more fun, we highlight specifics to get more sympathy, and we fish for other people’s reactions to make us feel better. And with the social media handcuff we lock onto ourselves everyday with our phone addiction, we lie even more on the Internet to cull…
A sting operation in Italy has yielded an unlikely cache of loot. Over 85,000 tons of freshly painted green olives were seized by police from food counterfeiters.
Kim Kardashian released an app called Kimoji this week. The app gives people who pay $2 for it a set of illustrated references to the television personality’s life—a rounded, be-thonged thumbnail of her ass; her crying face; the word “BASIC.” But that’s not what this blog post is about. This blog post is about the…
If you use Uber, you’ve seen the map that comes up when you want a ride. The map shows little car graphics hovering adorably around your location and the wait time for a pickup. Once you request a ride, you can watch a little car creep closer to your destination as you wait. It’s a marvel of technology! Except it’s…
Lies! On the internet?! Believe it or not, it happens. Come unburden yourself in Chatroom—make a burner account if need be.
The myth of the ‘base tan’ needs to die. Like Bonnaroo and flip-flops, the concept of the base tan reappears every summer and gets enthusiastically endorsed by a subset of confused people with dubious hygiene standards.
Drones are no longer cool. I know this because a brand has now tried to shoehorn one into a TV spot in a lame attempt to make its ad go viral. And worst of all, the title is all wrong: this isn’t drone football. Not even close.
The internet loves fun facts about Colonel Sanders. Yes, he was a real man named Harland Sanders. And yes, he really was a colonel. (Well, kind of.) But there's one fun fact about everybody's favorite chicken salesman that simply isn't true. Despite what you may have read online, Colonel Sanders never killed a man…
You've probably heard the myth that eating lots of carrots will magically improve your vision. The bad news is that it's a total lie. The good news? It's one that helped the Allies defeat the Nazis.
When we watched the latest ad from Nokia showing off its PureView technology in the Lumia and ridiculously fluid optical image stabilization, we were stunned. Excited. Happy. If the camera on the Lumia was that good, we wanted it. Badly. Immediately. But sadly, it was faked. Nokia isn't showing off what the Lumia…
Mike Daisey lied his tits off in public radio program This American Life. He basically made up a lot of stuff about Foxconn. TAL had to retract the whole thing, but Mike says his lies were all for a good cause:
This past Friday, I mentioned that I was trying to get the new Twitter web client. My colleague and noted internet deviant Mat Honan graciously offered to pop in the workaround for me if I'd send him my password. I was in a rush to get to a meeting, so unaccountably, I agreed. Big mistake.
Scientists have created a new software program that will automatically detect any image that has been modified in Photoshop. The software is now tuned to faces, but it will be able to flag any type of image, they say.
Guys! The GMA crew discovered this crazy site called Damn You, Auto Correct, which chronicles 100% real instances of the iPhone autocorrecting what people wanted to text to something zany. Great! Except for the part where it's fake.
For over half a century, Hollywood has been making computers do whatever they damn well please. Routinely featured on television and in movies, supercomputers, desktop rigs, and laptops are all too often granted near-magical capabilities. Deceit! Here are the top ten lies Hollywood tells about computers, for your…
As if you didn't have enough to worry about this weekend, Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan is warning of a pending Zombie apocalypse. And she hasn't even been fired yet. Actually, it's a pretty good idea.
You've got to wonder about the sanity of some of the 3,000 surveyed people who believed that light sabers actually exist—and that memory erasers, in the style of the Men In Black neuralizer, are being used.
It seems that The Eagles were on to something when they sang that "there ain't no way to hide your lyin' eyes," because researchers are working on eye-tracking technology which will detect dishonesty better than a traditional polygraph test.