Keeping Up With The Car-dashians

Kendall Jenner Slammed For Instagramming While Driving

She's definitely not looking at the road. (Screengrab: Perez Hilton)

The second-youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner brood is getting serious flack for a video she posted on social media earlier this week.

A recent video posted to Kendall Jenner’s Instagram depicted Ms. Jenner and fellow model, Ashley Skye, rocking out to Avril Lavigne’s “sk8er boi” in the car, Fox News reports. In the video — which has since been taken down, but is still viewable here — Ms. Jenner spends a lot of time dancing, singing and looking at Ms. Sky, and not a lot of time looking at surrounding traffic. Read More

The Equity of the Crowds

Indiegogo CEO Says New Crowdfunding Laws ‘Will Totally Change the World’

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Quick, who is the first name you think of when someone says crowdfunding? We bet it’s Kickstarter. That name has become synonymous with using the crowd to fund projects that would otherwise never see the light of day. But the truth is, crowdfunding really owes its roots to Indiegogo.

They may not have the same notoriety, but Indiegogo CEO and cofounder Slava Rubin is having a great year. They’ve rebranded the site, raised a $40 million Series B, and as of this morning, launched their new mobile app. Read More

Law and Order

Woman Sues Facebook After Friend Uploads Nudes With Her Face Pasted On

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We’ve all heard of revenge porn — but what do you call it when the nudes somebody posts to Facebook without your consent aren’t even photos of you?

Meryem Ali of Houston is suing Facebook after her former friend allegedly created an account in her name and posted photos of other people’s naked bodies with Ms. Ali’s face attached via Photoshop, ArsTechnica reports. Read More

Play Your Video Games

Gamers Continue to Hear Sound Effects After They’ve Stopped Playing, Science Says

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Do you continue to hear a constant loop of “Bible!” long after you’ve stopped Kim Kardashian: Hollywood? You’re apparently not alone.

Gamers often continue hearing sound effects like screams and explosions long after they’ve stopped playing, new research from Nottingham Trent University’s International Gaming Research Unit says. The occurrence even has a scientific name: Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP).  Read More

this is scary

iPhone Charger Reportedly Electrocutes Teenager to Death in Her Sleep

An iPhone 4S charger. (Photo: Thingz.net)

An 18-year-old Chinese woman was reportedly electrocuted to death after her iPhone 4S charger exploded while she was sleeping.

Her sister made the tragic discovery after she smelled plastic burning in her sister’s room, Shanghaiist reports. When she walked into the room, she found a melted iPhone next to her and several burns across her legs, hands and neck. Medical experts confirmed that she died of electrocution.  Read More