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When Cops Tweet

Police Tweeted Request for a Crime Free Night So They Could Enjoy MLB Playoff Game, It Worked

It was a good night for Kansas City. (Wikipedia)

Kansas City Royal fans have waited 29 years to watch their team make another post-season appearance, so when the opportunity presented itself last night, they were determined to see it.

To ensure that they’d be able to fully enjoy the game, the Kansas City Police took to Twitter to kindly ask that the people of their city drive safely and refrain from committing any crimes during the game. Read More

Go Go Gadget

Crowdfunded Device That Shocks You Into Working Out Reaches Full Funding in One Day

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You’ve probably heard of Pavlok, the habit-changing device that literally shocks you into doing the things you’re too lazy to do. Team Betabeat touted it as terrible, but that’s only because going to the gym is the last thing we want to do after a long day of bringing readers the lowdown on high tech.

It turns out that a lot of people who are plagued by such laziness believe they found the answers to their problems in this wearable device. In fact, so many people want to turn their lives into a personal psychology experiment that Pavlok’s Indiegogo campaign reached full funding within one day of its launch. Read More

Jesus died for our selfies

Study: Nearly 40% of Americans Hate Your Vacation Pics and Would Unfollow Social Media Braggers

Smile for my Snapchat story (Pixabay).

You know that friend who always seems to be traveling? His latest Facebook album somehow included photos from both Europe and national parks in the American West. His Instagram is littered with exotic selfies and beer-with-a-view shots — don’t even get us started on his Snapchats. He thinks he’s #blessed, but he’s more on the #basic side. We all have a handful of these, and we secretly want them off our feeds.

A study of social media habits conducted by research firm YouGov shows that social media bragging can lead to a loss of friends on social networks. In fact, nearly 40 percent of Americans would consider unfollowing or blocking someone who posts too many boastful vacation photos. Read More

Internet Dumb

Fired Tattoo Artist Posts Photo of Ex-Boss Having Sex on Shop Couch to Business’s Yelp Page

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This isn’t your average business review.

A disgruntled former employee of Explicit Ink Tattoo and Piercing in Fullerton, California uploaded a photo that he claims is of his former boss having sex on the shop couch to the business’s Yelp page.\

User Rafael S. uploaded the photo recently along with a one-star review where he claims this to be a frequent occurrence. It is clear that a couple is having sex in the photo, but the man said to be the boss and shop owner can’t really be identified. Read More

Got Marketing?

Forget PR Emails: App Used Heartfelt Letters, Nabbed Thousands of Downloads and Investor Interest

Dojo helps users find fun things to do in London (Twitter).

In this so-called tech- bubble of ours, it’s important to make your product stand out. And let’s be honest, publicity tactics like distributing flyers and spamming everyone with poorly-written PR emails isn’t good for anyone.

One London startup got much further by channeling their creativity instead of relying on typical marketing strategies. Dojo — an app that helps users find fun restaurants, popups and events — actually garnered 3,000 downloads in two weeks by handing out personal letters. Read More

Wait Before You Update

Apple Pulls First iOS 8 Update Hours After Its Release

Don't update your iPhone. Just don't.(Screengrab: Youtube)

It was only a week ago that iPhone users took to Twitter to complain about iOS 8.

Today, there’s a new trending iOS topic, and it’s no better. Users are tweeting complaints about the assortment of major problems iOS 8.0.1 unleashed on their phones, because in case you haven’t heard, Apple’s first iOS 8 update crashed and burned. In fact, the update caused so many problems that, today — on the same day as its release — Apple pulled iOS 8.0.1. Read More