Make no mistake about it; we’re currently living in a golden age of Television. Today, the seemingly endless number of incredible and riveting shows currently on-air has made it all but impossible to stay up to date with all of the content hitting our screens from every which way.
What’s more, the increasing popularity of services like Netflix and HBO Go has resulted in an influx of people going back and catching up on old shows — like LOST and The Sopranos — that they missed the first go around.
If you haven’t yet watched the brilliance that is HBO’s Silicon Valley, do yourself a favor and start tuning in. While the show is funny in its own right, it’s especially funny for anyone with even a passing interest in tech culture.
In case you missed it, last week’s episode of Silicon Valley had a little bit of fun at Apple’s expense.
The setup for the Apple-related humor is as follows: When a Nucleus backed UFC livestream goes awry, Nucleus CEO Gavin Belson demands answers.
Recently, a Dutch food blogger named Sid Frisjes was vacationing in Paris and tried to take one of those forced perspective photos to make it seem as if he had the Eiffel Tower right underneath his fingertips. Unfortunately, the resulting photo was laughably bad, prompting Frisjes to ask the Internet for a little bit of help.
Posting to 4chan, Frisjes asked users dust off their Photoshop skills and manipulate the photo to make it seem as if his finger was resting atop of the Eiffel Tower. What followed next was pure hilarity.
With the fifth season of Game of Thrones set to premiere this Sunday, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon decided to splice together a random assortment of GOT clips and have the cast sing “I’m so excited.”
Today has been something of a nightmare for those of us attempting to sort through the April Fools’ Day jokes to find something resembling news, but it might have all been worth it for the video we’re about to show you. More →
The Muppets are awesome. Digital Underground’s classic rap song “The Humpty Dance” is also awesome. So why not combine the two into a modern masterpiece?
Well, that’s exactly what Twitter user Mylo the Cat recently did. And the result is nothing short of amazing. Featuring Gonzo, naturally, taking on the role of Shock G, the video is a must watch. And Muppet fans, not to worry, you’ll see a number of great cameos from all of your favorite characters. More →
Although corporate lawsuits are, for the most part, dull and boring, they can occasionally provide comedic relief. Back in January, we told you about a little nomenclature spat brewing between technology giants Microsoft and Apple. The Redmond-based Windows maker filed a complaint with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office claiming that Apple was attempting to trademark a generic term, “App Store.” In its January filing, Microsoft argued that the term App Store is “generic for retail store services featuring apps” and that Apple should not be granted a trademark due to the “genericness” of the phrase. Kind of a funny choice of words from a company holding trademarks on Marketplace, Windows, and Office, don’t you think? Fast forward to today, and Apple has submitted its rebuttal.
Having itself faced a decades-long genericness challenge to its claimed WINDOWS mark, Microsoft should be well aware that the focus in evaluating genericness is on the mark as a whole and requires a fact-intensive assessment of the primary significance of the term to a substantial majority of the relevant public. Yet, Microsoft, missing the forest for the trees, does not base its motion on a comprehensive evaluation of how the relevant public understands the term APP STORE as a whole. What it offers instead are out-of-context and misleading snippets of material printed by its outside counsel from the internet and allegations regarding how the public allegedly interprets the constituent parts of the term APP STORE, i.e., ‘app’ and ‘store.’
It’s been a fairly humorous affair up to this point. No word on when the USPTO will be rendering a decision on the case. More →
As we can plainly see in this iPad 2 video review, Apple’s second-generation iPad tablet truly is magical. Though previous rumors suggested the iPad 2 would be roughly the same size as Apple’s first iPad, we now see that Apple has opted for a slightly larger form factor. The new 27-inch iPad 2 is still extremely portable, however, and it’s sure to be just as popular as its predecessor. We’re particularly excited about the iPad 2’s new voice-powered photo editing capabilities and the new video editor, which appears to be even more advanced than top-tier professional editing suites. Hit the break for the full video review and prepare to be wowed. More →
The United States’ clandestine security group — the Central Intelligence Agency — has created a task force to, as the Washington Post reports, “assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks.” The article goes on to note that the WikiLeaks Task Force is better known around the Agency by its acronym: WTF. We would like to take this opportunity to snicker at the task force’s acronym choice. Oh the double-entendre, what a fickle mistress you are. More →
This guy really likes Google… He made a rap song about it and even a video. Shouts to Chad D. More →
Allow us, if you will, to inject a little humor into your Friday afternoon. The comedy troop over at JLE have uploaded a “Banned White iPhone 4 Promo” spoof to video-sharing site YouTube. The video has some amazing one liners and lets you know that “if you’ve waited for the white iPhone, you’re an idiot” as you’ve “waited for 5-months for a phone that is a different color that you’re just going to put a cover on anyways.” The three minute spot is after the break, enjoy! More →