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Jordan Valinsky

Rise of the Drones

Drones Now Banned Over Appalachian Trail So You’ll Have To Be Satisfied With Your Selfie Stick

Nothing much to see, tbh. (Photo: WikiCommons)

So much for that ~stunning~ drone footage over the sunrise over the Appalachian Trial you were planning on capturing.

The National Park Service said yesterday that it will prohibit the use of unmanned automated vehicles from being allowed in the 2,000-mile long area. The ban, however, not might last forever because the new rule is only in effect until the agency can create an appropriate policy. It takes effect immediately.  Read More

Rude TBH

Um, Not to Alarm You But Google’s Street View Car Might Have Killed a Dog

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Google Street View’s car stops for no one — even if you’re cute and cuddly.

The Internet is perking up its collective ears at a series of pictures on Maps showing the search company’s car possibly mowing down a dog and leaving it to die. It happened on a highway in Chile, and if you view it frame-by-frame, it looks like the little dog was minding its own business, then boom, it’s seen lying motionless on the road. Read More

criminal behavior

Hundreds of British Cops Busted For Acting Like Idiots on Facebook

Not sexting. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Hundreds of British cops are being investigating for acting naughty on social media.

For the past five years, cops over on Knife Island allegedly did a lot of stupid things on Twitter and Facebook, including send friend requests to victims, send Facebook messages that were seen as “abusive in nature” and posted pictures of their coworkers in “compromising positions.” Read More

Closing Time

Turns Out Nobody Wants to Shop at J. Lo’s Brooklyn Viva Movil Phone Store

Miss you. (Photo: Instagram)

It was only a year ago that Jennifer Lopez marched into Brooklyn and heralded a new era of being ripped off by your cell phone provider. Dubbed Viva Movil, it’s a joint venture between the American Idol judge and Verizon Mobile to lure Latino shoppers to the brand. But it looks like its customers have hung up on it.

Last week, we noticed that the shop on Flatbush Avenue across from the Barclays Center shuttered. Gone are the shrine-like pictures of Ms. Lopez smiling and giggling about Otter cases and data plans, and instead sits an empty storefront. It’s probably not what she was hoping for with the chain’s flagship location. Read More