People can definitely hurt themselves while riding around on the trendy little “hoverboards” you see everywhere these days, but we doubt anyone would consider them to be particularly dangerous devices. They don’t travel at very high speeds and if you fall off one, you’re likely looking at a tiny bruise or a sprain at worst. Of course, that assumes you’re riding around on the ground and not on the roof of a 656-foot-tall skyscraper. More →
Snapchat’s speed filter is an awful, awful idea. For those unaware, it’s a feature of the popular messaging app Snapchat that uses sensors in a smartphone to record the speed at which a user is traveling when he or she sends a message. Users earn trophies for reaching high speeds, so needless to say they often try to send snaps from fast-moving cars. And if they’re stupid enough, they try to send snaps while they’re driving fast-moving cars.
Enter Christal McGee, an 18-year-old girl from Atlanta who almost killed herself and left another driver with brain injuries when she struck his car at over 100 mph while using Snapchat. More →
How annoyed do you get each and every time a little alert pops up on your Windows computer insisting that you install the latest available platform updates? Do you keep your cool and just dismiss it? Do you get a little miffed and take your frustrations out on your mouse? Or maybe you’re so tired of seeing these notifications that your blood begins to boil and you have to fight back the urge to break something.
Now imagine you’re reporting a weather forecast in the middle of a live TV broadcast when an alert pops up asking you to update… More →
Instagram quickly became one of the most popular photo-based social networks in the world thanks largely to design. Photo-sharing sites were a dime a dozen when Instagram launched, but the company differentiated itself by offering sleek photo filters that instantly made users’ photos look like they had been professionally edited. In the years since the app’s initial launch though, Instagram has fallen a bit behind the times in some areas. Specifically, the Instagram app’s design is a little dated at this point — but it appears as though the company is hard at work on a remedy.
A few lucky users recently received special updates to their Instagram apps, giving them a preview of a hot new design the company is testing. The bad news is no, you can’t download the redesigned Instagram app yourself. But the good news is we have a bunch of images of the sleek new design and you can check them out right here. More →
No matter where you work — whether it’s at home in your personal study, in a cubicle at an office building or in a factory — there are always precautions that you need to take in order to keep yourself and your coworkers safe. For example, don’t operate heavy machinery when you’re exhausted and always remember to throw away your tuna salad sandwich before it starts to stink.
One of the things that people say they like about the campaigns of candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is that they seemingly say exactly what they’re thinking and they don’t follow the advice of well paid political consultants.
What’s wrong with well paid political consultants, you ask? Well, they often don’t seem to understand politics very well, for one. Nowhere is this more apparent than a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC’s decision to spend $1 million to “correct” misinformation about their favored candidate on Reddit and Facebook. More →
WTF?! FOMO? TMI? ICYMI? GTFO.
The Millennialification of America continued this week as Merriam-Webster published a list of some of the 1,400 words it recently added to the Merriam-Webster Unabridged dictionary. Among them are numerous acronyms, slang words and other phrases used commonly by Millennials as well as younger generations.
Here are some examples: More →
Doughy presidential candidate Donald Trump is known for speaking first and (sometimes) thinking later. That was again the case on Thursday when he ripped the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision to replace president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman during an interview on NBC’s Today. While the doughy frontrunner did acknowledge that Tubman was a “fantastic” person, he said we should put her face on another bill that no one ever uses such as the $2 bill. More →
Happy 4/20, everyone! Yes, it’s that special day where stoners across America celebrate their favorite pastime by smoking a lot of pot. And you know what goes great with pot? That’s right: Pizza. Because of this, the good people at Push for Pizza have developed a special new pizza box that doubles as a marijuana pipe.
Truly, this is the kind of innovation America has been begging for.
A woman’s face is finally going to grace the front of our paper currency and it’s going to be abolitionist icon Harriet Tubman, who is best known for her work with the Underground Railroad that helped former slaves escape captivity. Politico reports that Tubman’s face will replace Andrew Jackson’s on the $20 bill, while Alexander Hamilton will keep his place on the $10 bill. More →
Unwieldy might be the kindest way to describe Facebook’s news feed. Friends’ statuses are stacked on top of ads which are stacked on top of news stories which are stacked on top of auto-play videos that slow your browser down.
If you’re one of the many news feed detractors, you might be interested to learn that Facebook is currently testing a massive overhaul that could help users focus on a specific topic by adding multiple news feeds to the social network.
Have you ever wanted to see what it was like to hallucinate but were wary of taking LSD, magic mushrooms or other hallucinogens? Well it turns out that there is a way you can make yourself hallucinate without taking any illegal drugs. YouTube channel Scam School has put together a new video that explains how it’s possible to make yourself hallucinate using something called the Ganzfeld effect whereby you put yourself in a state of sensory deprivation with the help of some very simple household items. More →
Have you ever taken your car in for servicing and found something amiss with it afterward? Even if you have, you’ve hopefully experienced nothing like what one Audi owner went through when he found traces of a mysterious white powder found in the seams of his car’s seats after picking it up from the Audi Palo Alto servicing center. But the true horror came when he checked his dashboard camera’s video and learned that the service technician seems to have snorted cocaine in his car before taking it on a joyride. More →
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