Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the…
We've all misplaced our cell phone and spent what seems like hours searching for it—but some people take losing handsets to a whole new level. Chances are, you've never lost a phone as impressively as the people that feature in these stories.
In 1987, five year old Saroo Brierley and his brother boarded a train that was supposed to take them home after a long day of begging on the streets of India. But the boys fell asleep, the train rolled on, and hours later they were deposited clear across the country.
Well, so much for relying on the kindness of strangers. Symantec studied the reactions of average people who found a lost cell phone in public and the results are less than what you'd call "upstanding."
TNW has a great little anecdote today: a 10-year-old kid got lost inside a computer in the 1950s. That was the time when computers less powerful than your current phone were bigger than most homes. This is his story:
I lose things a lot. Like, constantly. Bikn lets you use the things you haven't lost to find the things that have gone missing. And if you lose everything, it's got you covered too.
This discovery is amazing, straight out of a Jules Verne's novel: scientists from the University of Oxford, University of Southampton, the National Oceanography Centre, and the British Antarctic Survey have discovered a "lost world" thriving with unknown species under Antarctica, in the East Scotia Ridge.A…
You totally know that actor. He was in that movie you watched just last week—oh God, what was his name? With Hulu's new Face Match service, your days of almost remembering stars are over.
So I had kind of a rough week. I lost some things I probably shouldn't have lost. I had the cops called on me as I sat frozen by a motion-sensing alarm. Some of these situations can be avoided. Others... can also be avoided. They can all be avoided, okay? Here's how to avoid, at the very least, going nuts over lost…
Are you just the weest bit paranoid about your dog? Do you want to be able to track where it is, at every moment, to within a few feet? Well, today's your lucky day, weirdo.
I once considered myself in possession of a pretty good natural compass. It was nice. But now I have Google Maps in my pocket, and have a hard time imagining how I'd function without it. Are you lost without GPS?
The bizarre, constant audio output of one particular mysterious Russian "Numbers Station" has changed, for the first time in 20 years. This might mean something bad is about to happen, or simply that someone finally remembered to switch tapes.
Lost! For $195, you can own all six seasons on Blu-ray, re-living the last six years of ups and downs and sideways emotions you experienced along with the show. Oh, and there are bonus features.
RIM's introducing BlackBerry Protect, a new feature that lets users wirelessly backup, restore, and locate their lost BlackBerrys for free. Basically your already very secure BlackBerry will be even safer. And you didn't have to pay a penny.
This Dharma Initiative alarm clock isn't a real product, but you should memorize these numbers anyway: 4 8 15 16 23 42. Just in case.
Haven't watched LOST yet or watched it ten times and still don't understand the plot? Don't worry, a complete collection of all six seasons will be coming to both Blu-Ray and DVD on August 24.