Rumor: Microsoft Making Windows Phone OS Free for Some Manufacturers

Desperate times, desperate measures: the Times of India is reporting that Microsoft is starting to give its Windows Phone OS away to phone manufacturers for free. » 3/13/14 7:23am 3/13/14 7:23am

Report: NSA Put Spyware on Over 50,000 Networks Worldwide

Netherlands newspaper NRC Handelsblad reports today that newly-reviewed documents indicate the NSA has covertly installed spying malware on over 50,000 computer networks worldwide. The documents, leaked by Edward Snowden, include a map of areas where the malware is installed. » 11/23/13 1:00pm 11/23/13 1:00pm

Facebook Destroys Marriages

Him: "Are you unhappy?" Her: "No, of course not. Why do you ask?" Him: "Well, the few rare times we make love you cry out his name, not mine." Her: "Whose name?" Him: "Facebook." » 1/23/11 12:00pm 1/23/11 12:00pm

Black People Call and Text Way More Than Everyone Else

According to a new year-long study by The Nielsen Company, black people use more voice minutes and send more text messages than any other race. Like, way more. » 8/24/10 6:10pm 8/24/10 6:10pm

BP Reportedly Preventing Clean-Up Workers From Wearing Respirators

If you needed something to stoke your outrage at BP's handling of the oil disaster, there's this: Clean-up workers are getting sick from exposure to oil and dispersants and BP is reportedly threatening to fire them if they wear respirators. » 7/08/10 6:29pm 7/08/10 6:29pm

BGR Says Last Week's Steve Jobs Emails Are Real

Last week, BGR posted a Steve Jobs email exchange in which the CEO told an irate iPhone user to "calm down." Apple said the messages were fake, but BGR is standing by his story, offering the email headers as proof. » 7/03/10 4:23pm 7/03/10 4:23pm

Laptops Are Built Like Crap

Consumer Reports recently posted this chart showing the percentage of laptops that need some serious repair - we believe/hope over the life of the product. These numbers are staggering, as is the fact that there is only a 3% difference between leaders Sony and Lenovo and losers Compaq and Gateway. » 10/28/06 4:38pm 10/28/06 4:38pm