Uber Is Faking Us Out With “Ghost Cabs” on Its Passenger Map

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… »7/28/15 10:46am7/28/15 10:46am


No, Colonel Sanders never killed a man in a shootout

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… »11/19/14 1:31pm11/19/14 1:31pm

Nokia Faked Its PureView Demo and Then Claimed They Never Said It Was Real

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… »9/05/12 5:22pm9/05/12 5:22pm

Does Not Compute: 10 PC Myths from Movies and Television

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… »7/15/11 10:00am7/15/11 10:00am

Kinoki Footpads Are Stained with Lies and Shame, Not Body Toxins

Sarah Varney of NPR's "All Things Considered" tested out »8/19/08 8:00pm8/19/08 8:00pm the Kinoki body-detoxifying footpads currently making the rounds of late-night infomercials, to see if they really eliminate "heavy metals and metabolic waste." She and her husband used them for a night, and by the next morning the pads were covered in…

Wal-Mart IS Carrying the $199 Venturer HD DVD Player After All

After flat-out denying that they were going to carry the $199 Venturer HD DVD player this holiday season, Wal-Mart's turned around and carried the $199 Venturer HD DVD player this holiday season. But if you take more than a cursory look at this sub-$200 player, you'll find that the cheap Chinese knockoff isn't… »11/29/07 5:20pm11/29/07 5:20pm