World's Stupidest Criminals Google Glass Thief

Watch this idiot steal Google Glass and then go to a rave without realizing he’s being recorded the whole time

By on July 31, 2014 at 5:56 PM.

Watch this idiot steal Google Glass and then go to a rave without realizing he’s being recorded the whole time

If there’s one thing we love writing about, it’s moronic criminals. The latest brain-dead felon comes to us courtesy of Business Insider, which brings us the story of a tourist named Mike Geller (no relation to our own Boy Genius) who decided to bring Google Glass with him during his trip to New York, only to have it stolen by a man who asked to try it on and then ran off with it the minute he got it in his hands. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Mega Bulletproof

Man survives getting shot after his massive Samsung Galaxy Mega stops the bullet

By on July 31, 2014 at 4:46 PM.

Man survives getting shot after his massive Samsung Galaxy Mega stops the bullet

Samsung has a new way to market its gigantic phablets — they’re now apparently able to take a bullet for you. 9to5Google points us to a story in Chinese website AppleDaily that describes how a man survived getting shot because the bullet happened to strike his enormous Galaxy Mega 6.3 phablet. More →

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Best Music Streaming Services

5 awesome alternatives to Spotify and Pandora

By on July 31, 2014 at 4:01 PM.

5 awesome alternatives to Spotify and Pandora

When we think about music streaming services, we typically think of either the ones being offered by tech giants such as Google and Apple, or we think of the ever-popular third-party apps such as Spotify and Pandora. However, LifeHacker’s Alan Henry has put together a great list of music streaming services that he says you should use instead of the service you’re currently addicted to. More →

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Apple iWatch Release Date

iWatch production delay confirmed by most solid source yet

By on July 31, 2014 at 3:38 PM.

iWatch production delay confirmed by most solid source yet

Were you hoping to get an iWatch this fall? If so, then you might have to hold out until Christmas. AppleInsider points us to a new research note written by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a very solid track record with Apple rumors and who now says that Apple will start mass producing the iWatch in the second half of November and not in September as he previously reported. More →

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BadUSB USB Stick Hack

The scariest USB hack of all-time is almost completely undetectable

By on July 31, 2014 at 3:24 PM.

The scariest USB hack of all-time is almost completely undetectable

When you plug a USB stick into your laptop, you probably aren’t too worried about it completely taking over your computer. However, Ars Technica reports that researchers at Security Research Labs in Berlin are scheduled to unveil a new exploit at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas next week that will allow an infected USB stick to take over your computer and use it to execute malicious code. More →

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Praying Hands Emoji Not High Five

PSA: This emoji stands for praying hands, not a high five

By on July 31, 2014 at 3:07 PM.

PSA: This emoji stands for praying hands, not a high five

There seems to be some confusion about what certain emoji actually mean. Gawker brings us word that a TV station in Philadelphia described the emoji pictured above as being for a “high-five” of two hands slapping together, although it’s clearly supposed to be two hands held together in prayer. More →

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HTC J Butterfly Release Date

Hot new HTC smartphone tackles two of the One (M8)’s biggest flaws

By on July 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM.

Hot new HTC smartphone tackles two of the One (M8)’s biggest flaws

There’s a hot new HTC smartphone on the market, although you won’t be able to get it unless you live in Japan. Japanese carrier KDDI on Thursday revealed that it will start selling the new HTC J Butterfly starting in late August, and from the looks of it, it seems HTC has done its best to fix two of the biggest flaws with its flagship HTC One (M8). More →

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Sprint T-Mobile Merger Dead

This could be the final nail in the Sprint-T-Mobile merger’s coffin

By on July 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

This could be the final nail in the Sprint-T-Mobile merger’s coffin

The $32 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile always faced a major uphill climb since U.S. regulators really weren’t keen on the idea of letting the wireless industry consolidate even further. And now a new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Sprint parent company SoftBank may no longer be the only company willing to shell out big bucks for America’s scrappy “Uncarrier.” More →

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Ryan Seacrest Typo 2 BlackBerry

Ryan Seacrest’s ‘BlackBerry killer’ copycat keyboard is back from the dead

By on July 31, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Ryan Seacrest’s ‘BlackBerry killer’ copycat keyboard is back from the dead

You can’t keep a good copycat down. CrackBerry brings us word that Ryan Seacrest’s Typo has just unveiled a new keyboard attachment that it hopes is different enough from BlackBerry’s keyboards to avoid getting slapped with injunctions. The first-generation Typo was such a blatant BlackBerry knockoff that it never really stood a chance in court and was immediately hit with preliminary sales ban earlier this year. More →

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Criticism

The one thing that Tim Cook really needs to do better

By on July 31, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

The one thing that Tim Cook really needs to do better

Unlike a lot of pundits and analysts, I actually think Tim Cook has done a very good job of running Apple. The company is still insanely profitable and Apple customers’ loyalty has shown no signs of waning. Granted, he’s not Steve Jobs, but that’s not a bad thing because he’s shown that he’s very skilled at getting a bunch of very talented people with very big egos to work together effectively as a team — not an easy feat when you consider how a post-Jobs Apple could have easily turned into one giant turf war. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Sprint Prices

Sprint again shows why it’s America’s worst wireless carrier

By on July 31, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

Sprint again shows why it’s America’s worst wireless carrier

Amazing but true — Sprint’s “Framily” ad campaign has done little to stop subscribers from fleeing in droves. The Un-uncarrier last quarter reported losing another 245,000 contract subscribers and now it’s fallen behind T-Mobile and is now America’s fourth-largest wireless carrier. And how’s T-Mobile doing? Over the same period this year it added 1.5 million net customers, including a hugely impressive 579,000 branded postpaid subscribers. And as BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk points out, T-Mobile’s wireless service revenue grew by 8.1% last quarter while Sprint’s fell by 6.3%. More →

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Verizon Unlimited Data Throttling

Verizon explains why it’s throttling its ‘unlimited’ data customers

By on July 31, 2014 at 9:40 AM.

Verizon explains why it’s throttling its ‘unlimited’ data customers

Remember that classic Simpsons episode where Homer got tossed out of the “all-you-can-eat” seafood restaurant because he ate its entire supply of shrimp and two plastic lobster decorations? Well that’s the sort of situation that Verizon is claiming its in with some of its customers who subscribe to its nominally unlimited data plans. More →

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Best GoPro Videos Roof Jump

Watch this crazy GoPro video of a man leaping off a four-story building

By on July 31, 2014 at 8:25 AM.

Watch this crazy GoPro video of a man leaping off a four-story building

Repeat after me, everyone: Do not try this at home. GoPro has just posted an amazing new video that shows us what it’s like to jump from the roof of a four-story building and live to tell about it. The video was made by professional stuntman Ethan Swanson, who expertly figured out the proper angle and force of his jump that he would need to land on the downward slope of a smaller building’s roof below and slide safely to the ground. In the end, the only damage he sustained was of a torn pants leg. More →

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