We really hated hated hated these things. Like, almost as much as we hate Nazis. That's a lot of HATE. So we ranted about them. You should read these because... well, because these aggressions shall not stand, man.
1. PowerBalance Admits Their Wristbands Are a Scam
I don't think this would surprise anyone, but PowerBalance—manufacturers of plastic wristbands with hologram stickers—have admitted that there's "no credible scientific evidence that supports [their] claims and therefore [they] engaged in misleading conduct." Here's what they had to say.
2. Why the F*ck Is the 1 On the iPhone's Calendar Off Center?
This is freaking me out today. You see, I hardly look at my calendar date on the iPhone. But today I did. I looked at that pixel-perfect screen and this problem instantly caught my eye, like a white hot scalpel pinching through my retina until it reached the back of my skull.
3. Facebook Fails
Facebook wants to be your life. It want you to chat, exchange messages and publish your photos using its services. That's ok. It's a good concept. It's just too bad Facebook technology sucks to the point of being unusable at times.
4. Dear Netflix, It's Time to Get Your Shit Together
You probably know Netflix raised its prices. And, like everyone else, you're probably outraged at the death of $10 1 disc + streaming plan. But the $6 price hike doesn't have to be the end of the world.
5. Facebook, Why Did You Screw Your Chat System?
By now you're probably one of the 500 million people who have noticed the new Facebook chat. Which means that one or more of these three words may be in your mind: Sucks. Stupid. Facebookassclowns. Here's our lightning review.
6. Jesus Christ Google, We Get It
The scrolling in the new Gmail theme preview was acting all broke this morning, so I went up to the little gear to change the theme back to an old one—and then I saw this.
7. iPhone 4S: I Am Disappoint
Straight up: I'm a little disappointed with the new iPhone 4S. I was hoping for more. My expectations were higher. I wanted something extra special, largely because I've been waiting for it for So. Very. Long.
8. Generation X Is Sick of Your Bullshit
You're going to read this, and you're going to say, how is this about tech? I'm gonna head you off at that pass: This is a message from Internet, the generation that became the voice that set the tone for everything you love about the Net. And it's pissed. -Editor
9. Should We Just Let Pandas Die Off Already?
Pandas. Zoos want them, other bears want to be them (maybe?). But are they really worth all the trouble? Let's fight about it. Brian Barrett and Sam Biddle throw down.
10. HP's New CEO Won't Bring TouchPads Back or Save PCs
So here's what you need to know about why HP fired CEO Leo Apotheker: it's not because of the choices he made, it's how he executed them. So TouchPad is still dead. PCs are still being shunned. And round and round and round we go.
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