Everybody’s got one—maybe you’re even one yourself: the family member who, for the love of Baby Jesus, won’t put down their smartphone for a single minute to spend some quality time with the family this holiday season.
For that tech-addicted person, we suggest you give them the gift of Realism: the self-proclaimed “smart device for the good of humanity.” For clarification, this isn’t an actual gadget; it’s a smartphone-shaped frame whose large, empty center is meant to emphasize all the real-life things you’re missing when your face is glued to a screen. It’s kind of like Kickstarter’s famed NoPhone, another tech-free smartphone-shaped rectangle. Read More
In tragic news, a man fell off a cliff to his death Sunday while watching the sunrise with friends in Sydney, Australia.
The man, a British daredevil named Gareth Jones, had taken a photo with his feet hanging over the edge of the very same cliff only three days prior to plummeting almost 300 feet to is death. Read More
There are many unkind ways to end a working relationship, but leave it to Uber to show a true flourish of cruelty.
Uber cleaned out half of its Chicago-based support staff on Friday. In emails obtained by the Daily Dot, the employees were terminated by a representative of ZeroChaos, the third-party HR firm that managed the contractors. The emails were written in, of all things, Comic Sans—the world’s most reviled and visually offensive font. Read More
For anybody sick of explaining to their dad why he can’t watch The Sopranos on Netflix, respite is coming.
Finally we have an idea of when we’ll be able to buy an HBO Go subscription without paying for cable: according to an internal memo obtained by Fortune, that service is finally coming in April. There’s still no word on Read More
Tech companies are spending an unprecedented amount of money on buying politicians, and in true Washington style, they’re getting their money’s worth in meaningless PR stunts.
Late last year Morgan Stanley estimated that Facebook would generate over $1 billion via video ads. This estimate was made was before Facebook ever had a video ad product. In light of this information, its not surprising to see Facebook prioritizing its video player and aggressively encouraging brands to invest in their platform. Read More
The end of the year is an important time for reflection—particularly about how utterly basic everyone on online dating sites has apparently become.
Never ones to pass up an opportunity to share absurd dating stats, Match.com has just released its 2014 Year in Review report. Reading the stats about what people are writing on their profiles, we’re starting to think the site was doling out free pumpkin spice lattes to anyone who signed up. Read More
Dear Worst People in the World,
Hey you, yes you. You—the reporter nailing Bill Cosby’s hide to the wall—you’re awful.
Any way you look at how the story of Cosby’s alleged sexual assaults has developed, it’s terrible.
The last time you posted a Facebook status, you were probably thinking, “Wow, I really wish I had an intelligent robot to make sure this post won’t come back around to haunt me.” No? Too bad.
Facebook is building an artificial intelligence program that will serve as a social media assistant—kind of like Clippy, the obnoxious Microsoft Read More