The new viral sensation taking the Internet by storm is the Mannequin Challenge (hashtag #MannequinChallenge). Like its viral Internet video meme predecessor from 2013, the Harlem Shake, it involves people being videoed in a certain situation, and then posting the video.
Want to plan a weekend get-away but on a tight budget? Not sure just what sort of travel vacation you can have on a 3-day weekend? Does a short surprise vacation sound fun? Then online startup Pack Up + Go may be just the ticket! Pack Up and Go will plan your weekend trips for you, and even keep it a secret to surprise you! All you have to do is pay and show up!
Apparently some folks in the UK have bigger problems than breaking up with the EU on their minds. UK ice cream maker Cornetto has come up with Netflix “commitment rings”, to keep partners from binge watching their favourite shows unless they are together, so that one can’t commit Netflix adultery on the other. Yes, really. Because, says Cornetto, “Love should last longer than one season.”
Just when you thought it was safe to go into the interwebs, along comes the newest ridiculous top level domain (TLD): .sucks
Have you heard that ‘selfie sticks’ are all the rage? What? You don’t know what a selfie stick is? We explain what a selfie stick is, and why you need one (or not).
From the “Duh!” department, a new study of the personality of Internet trolls reveals that they possess the so-called “Dark Tetrad of personality”, meaning that they exhibit the personality disorders of psychopathy, narcissism, sadism and Machiavellianism, all rolled into one.
Here’s a recipe for the Kickstarter potato salad likely to be featured at #Potatostock: Take one creative entrepreneur, add equal parts chutzpah and child-like sincerity, mix in thousands of enthusiastic donors, and cook on Kickstarter for 7 days. Yield: $46,958. Serves: 5,779.
We’ve all been told not to believe everything that we read on the internet. (The exception being this site of course!) But after a newspaper in the UK had to run a correction about a possible human vs. goat war, maybe we shouldn’t put much stock in newspapers either. Apparently World War Goat isn’t coming soon, or at least as far as we know.
A hot item at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been the Internet toothbrush. Both the Kolibree and the Beam Brush bluetooth toothbrush are connected to the Internet, and report back on just how well you are brushing your teeth. We can only assume that the next new thing in Internet toothbrushes will be a mouthcam.
Customers at some Wendy’s Drive-Thru locations are getting an easy pass: they can use their EZ Pass toll payment technology to pay for their fast food meal as they drive through some of the chain’s locations in New York.
Darth Vader has posted a selfie to Instagram. The Darth Vader selfie was the first image in the new Starwars Instagram account, and features Lord Vader with a few fallen bodies in the background.
It’s always interesting to look at your web logs, to analyze the search terms, and to see what sorts of strange paths people have taken to find you.
Wondering just what is “lorem ipso dolor” and why you see it all over the web? What does “lorum ipsum dolor” actually mean? Think that it’s Latin? A secret code? Here’s the actual secret to lorem ipsom dolor!
Many people don’t realize that as computer animation has evolved, some of the movies that they watch are populated with “digital extras”, or ‘computer generated extras’ (sometimes also called ‘CGI extras’). Digital extras are ‘people’ who are actually computer generated, often used to fill in a crowd scene in a movie.
If you heard that President Obama signed the bill extending the Patriot Act using an autopen while he was sitting in France and the bill for the extension of the Patriot Act was in Washington, D.C., you may be wondering “Just what is an autopen?” An auto pen is, quite literally, an auto pen – an automated pen (versus an automatic pen) that automatically replicates, in a remote location, the signature or other writing of the person who is holding it. Other versions can store the user’s signature, and so replicate it on demand (sort of a compromise between using a rubber stamp, and the person personally signing it); it was of the use of one of these signature-storing machine which President Obama authorized, as he was stuck in Europe at the G8 Summit, and the bill was set to expire last night.