The man claiming to be “Phuc Dat Bich”, the Facebook user who had been denied access to the social network as its “Real Name” policy had deemed him a fake, has revealed that the episode was indeed a prank.
The issue of using fake names on Facebook has been long-raging. But for Germany, the case seems pretty clear: a national privacy watchdog has told Facebook that it may not prevent the use of fake names.
Medicine balls, for those of you who haven’t been to a gym or never accidentally kicked one thinking it was like a soccer ball (true story), are heavy weighted balls coming in a variety of sizes and weights (with the biggest we could find ringing in at a whopping 150 pounds) with a diverse range of fitness…
The Flash finally made it's way to the UK yesterday, and I enjoyed the pilot quite a lot - but one thing bothered me. Why is no one calling the Flash, well 'Flash'?
Considering he's a main character in the Star Wars saga, it's pretty bizarre that Emperor Palpatine has gone over three decades with naught but a surname to his, err, name. But a new Star Wars novel coming out plans to reveal his forename for the very first time - and it's really dumb.
Baristas at Starbucks are widely known for being unable to spell names correctly. Why? Who knows. But New York City-based comedian Paul Gale has a funny theory about it. (Spoiler: They're fucking with us.)
Some people think they are names of death metal bands. Others think they are made up names stolen from some Tolkien book on elvish lineage. The fact is that all of IKEA's products follow a logic and have a meaning. Ish.
Dealing with credit agencies can be a real pain. A lot of times it feels like the credit bureaus just don't care about regular folks like you and me. We're not alone—turns out, even God can't get an accurate credit report. Because Equifax doesn't believe in Mr. God Gazarov.
If you've ever secretly believed that you deserve a place named after you, then you have come to the right corner of the internet. This handy little app finds every street, river, garden, park, castle, or cave with your name already on it.
In iOS 7, Siri's voice is becoming less robotic and more human (we'll have to wait and see if she's more useful). One of those improvements will be how she pronounces names. Instead of butchering your name or choppily spelling out letters of your friends' names, she'll be able to be 'taught' what the correct…
During a talk at the University of Arizona's Department of Marketing, Apple's former head of advertising, Ken Segall, let slip about some of the alternative names seriously considered at Cupertino before the launch of the iPhone. They're surprisingly bad.
I was travelling this weekend and found myself connected to the incredibly blandly named "Home_Nework" Wi-Fi network. When I go home, it'll be scarcely better when I connect to yet another router with a boring out-of-the-box name: "FastRabbit." Bleh
Because all the good names are already taken, it's tempting for mothers to just pop out a kid, look around the room, and say I name thee Curtain Rod. But even that would be preferable to the actual rise in people naming their kids after technology.
For many good reasons, anonymity is important on the Internet. It's handy for unfettered discussion, whistle-blowing, and dissent under oppression! For the general preservation of privacy, it's nice to go nameless.
After election officials informed him that nicknames could not be printed on the ballot, Eddie Gonzalez, a Floridian independent candidate running for a congressional seat in the running for a seat in the 25th Congressional District—which includes parts of Broward, Collier and Miami-Dade counties—legally changed his…
There is one big problem with themed naming schemes, and that's running out of good words. While OS X has had a good run, evolving from Cheetah, through Jaguar, Tiger, Leopards and—most recently—Lions, the future looks bleak.
In the lead-up to CES my inbox is flooded with literally hundreds of pitches every day. I swear, one out of five has been for an iSomething. None of them were from Apple. iNeed you to friggin' stop it.
If I asked you about your phone, would you call it a cell phone or a mobile phone? Does it really matter what you say or is one term more appropriate than the other?
Are you obsessed with Sputnik, the Space Race, Googie architecture and radioactive powers for superheroes? Look out, it seems like your fetish is about to get a name: "Atompunk."