A U.S. Appeals court just ruled that butt-dials (your phone calling a random contact due to, generally, contact with your butt) are not protected under federal wire-tapping law—which means that your inadvertent communications can be used against you.
We asked for your nightmare tales of startup employment. Did you ever deliver—sending narratives of woe, scams, drugs, psychotic managers, drinking at your desk and more hookers than a venture capitalist could handle.
Yesterday, PayPal agreed to pay customers $15 million for ripping them off over the past few years. After I wrote about it, reader horror stories started flooding my inbox and comments.
I'm not the morality police over here, but I'm just gonna go ahead and say that people should not scam each other. Think of a scam free world! We would be free to trust unlucky Nigerian princes and Publisher's Clearing House. So, first of all: Don't rip people off. It's rude. But if you were going to perpetuate a…
Last week we asked for your worst stories of accidentally hitting Reply All, those horrible moments when you realize that the thing you meant to send one person just went out to the whole office (or company, or family reunion thread, or other group of people containing at least one person who is going to be offended).
Pokémon X & Y are rather happy-go-lucky games—that is, with the exception of a mysterious ghost girl that managed to freak players out last November. You'd think that by now, almost a year after her discovery, we'd know what her deal is...but no. She's still somewhat of an enigma.
In The Secret of NIMH there are no musical interludes or tween heroines to lighten the mood—just the desperate struggle for survival of a mama mouse against her invariable predation. And it's based on a true story.
After reading about Ryan Block's Comcast customer service horror story last night, quite a few of you came out to offer you support in the form of some hearty commiseration. So to continue the healing, tell us, what's the worst cable customer service experience you've ever head? It's ok—this is a safe space.
With so many people cooped up in a tiny cabin 30,000 feet in the air, it's inevitable that at least one flight experience in your life is going to be less-than-stellar. But some experiences are much, much worse than others. So while you're traveling home this holiday season and that baby next to you won't stop…
"They celebrated the first successful cryogenic freezing. He had no way of letting them know he was still conscious."
—from a series of two-sentence horror tales.
While nothing can match the horror of workers getting killed by stupid mobs and shootings in the middle of a Toys R Us, we keep receiving horror tales about other Black Fridays gone wrong. The biggest one is about how CompUSA/Tigerdirect online "sale"-the one with the Sony Vaio TT with a $5,000 discount was apparently…
Thomas Hawk picked himself up a nice Canon EOS 5D from an online store called PriceRitePhoto, the Yahoo! web store of one Steve Phillips, Brooklyn attorney/camera buff/web maven/easily angered individual (EAI). Strangely enough, the camera wasn't shipping and when Mr. Hawk contacted the store, he entered a…