Greetings from sunny Los Angeles, California, where the two-day closure of a 10-mile strip of freeway has produced more death, carnage and abject misery than humankind has ever seen, or will likely ever see again. Just kidding! The non-event known as Carmageddon has resulted in an almost surreally quiet weekend in the…
I know a grand total of about five phone numbers off by heart. One is mine — not the landline, though, still have to double-check that one — and one is my parents', who haven't changed their number since the '60s. (Or their phone, for that matter.) It's a common phenomenon: The more easy-to-access information is being…
"Taylor Hillridge had everything," goes the preview for ABC Family's new TV movie Cyberbully, "until her online life crashed into her real life." A dramatization of the new, scary problems facing congressmen and 15 year-old girls everywhere.
As delightful as it's been to watch Rupert Murdoch's British fiefdom slowly drown in a foul swamp of wickedness and criminality, it's worth remembering that all good reporters are amoral monsters and that without a lot of highly questionable behavior on the part of sordid hacks around the world, we wouldn't know half…
The iPhone app Dancing Cuddle Bear is no more. Apple had approved the free game, consisting of a very (very!) kid friendly plush bear dancing to 11 hip hop tracks. But now it's gone. Why daddy? Why?
And now for some news that probably won't shock you: According to a report in the Daily Mirror today, reporters from Rupert Murdoch's News of the World asked a former NYPD officer who was working as a private investigator to access the phone records of British 9/11 victims. The Mirror's anonymous source claims that:
Planking, the fad in which people take pictures of themselves lying face down and upload them to the internet, is not racist. It's just stupid. But bloggers and Twitter users are in an uproar over what they say is planking's origins in the slave trade.
Apple has been silently deleting outgoing mail that contains unacceptable words and phrases. What sorts of words and phrases? Good question! Apple won't say. It definitely doesn't like political yammering. Shut up, hippies.
Watches are things from the olden days that people wore on their wrists. They came after sundials but before electricity. Now people are wearing watches, again. Who knew?
That video artist whose software grabbed pictures of Apple Store computer users? He's been tracked down by Apple and raided by the Feds. He had to see this coming.
Yesterday the Associated Press published a lengthy profile of "John," the secretive CIA agent who led the effort to locate and kill Osama bin Laden. The CIA asked the AP not to report John's full name or certain biographical details that might identify him, and the AP complied. But internet spy-hunter and data…
It's bad enough that every current television show and movie shoves brand names in your face. Now, networks are digitally inserting new products into old television shows.
It's hard being Michael Bay, what with all the money he needs to count and women he needs to objectify. Plus, one shitty, loud, oversaturated three-hour car commercial is as good as the next, so you can't really blame the guy for re-using footage from one in another. He's got robot testicles to design! Frankly, the…
Here's some satisfying news for disgraced pedophiles: After a robust career playing "candid camera" with sexual deviants, To Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen has apparently been caught making sweet extramarital deviance to a woman 21 years his junior.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's address book—including the names, phone numbers, and addresses of members of government, plus Blair's own National Insurance Number—was apparently leaked to the public by a group of hackers on Friday.
He's part of a group that claims to be behind the recent hack attacks against the CIA, U.S. Senate, Sony, Fox, and PBS. If caught, he could face years in prison. But when we chatted with a member of the notorious hacking collective Lulz Security last night, he said he's not worried about a thing.
It's too late for Father's Day, but surely you can find a reason to give someone the Taliban chess set, from Canadian toy company Hedwig & Sergeant Major. Fight the "Good War" from the comfort of your own home!
Months before a grilled cheese sandwich raised $10 million in funding, the iPhone app Color was the tech bubble doomsayer's startup of choice. The company raised a staggering $41 million in funding for a non-existent photo-sharing service nobody really understood. So, where is it now? Take a guess.