Good thing school is starting up again soon, because teens are officially wilin’. (Or at least they are in Florida which, to be fair, is always at least 1.2 times as turnt as the rest of the nation.)
Kickstarter and Indiegogo are always held up against each other as rivals — people ask which is more secure, which is more indie, and which one is the better place to raise money. But this weekend, they both get to be winners, to an extent.
Just about everyone in New York has seen the ads: “New Yorkers agree: Airbnb is great for New York City.” But apparently, the message wasn’t clear enough the first time around.
Airbnb has updated the campaign to be much more in-your-face and explicit. On many of the new ads, the smiling portraits of the lovely and diverse cast of Airbnb hosts have been scraped away for bold, white space and much bigger text. For anyone who didn’t get the message before — many New Yorkers we spoke to simply thought they were ads for Airbnb’s service — the message is much clearer. Read More
Oh good, even more drones to be petrified of. This time it’s from Google.
After more than two years of research, the company’s research lab Google X announced Project Wing last night. The plan is to use the flying robots to deliver packages within minutes to its destination. Hmm, that sounds mildly similar to Amazon’s, which is also planning to use drones as delivery vehicles. Read More
Another day, another story of an iPhone casually burning its user. Technology is awesome!
A woman in China’s Hunan province claims the side of her face was left burned and permanently scarred after a long conversation on her iPhone with her boyfriend. Read More
GSN must have missed the memo that nobody gives a hoot about apps anymore.
If this listing is to be believed, GSN is currently looking to cast a new reality show called App Wars, wherein a team of programmers will make lucky individuals’
presumably shitty totally innovative app ideas come to life. As per the casting call:
A Florida preschool is facing backlash from a mother of a 4-year-old after her son was expelled because they were mad about a post she made on Facebook.
Twitch.tv users probably weren’t expecting to see one of their video games reenacted in real life. Yesterday, a SWAT team swarmed a Littleton office building after a prankster called in a fake bomb threat — and it was all captured on camera. Read More
It’s hard to take seriously the online cesspools where men’s rights activists and not-all-men apologists congregate. But as ridiculous as they seem, a lot of these guys are dead serious, and capable of causing very real havoc.