David Lesh is a drone aficionado. He typically uses it to shoot aerial images of skiers and snowboarders, but last week he used it to possibly save a life. Read More
Lazy and/or hungry Queens residents can rejoice, because one-hour grocery app Instacart announced today they’ve added the borough to their list of delivery locations. The service will be available in the neighborhoods of Long Island City, Astoria, Sunnyside and Woodside, a press release said. Read More
The week-long anticipation is finally over. Jordan Bishop, the Toronto man behind the Internet’s first blind crowdfunding campaign, has finally revealed his mystery product: greeting cards.
Mr. Bishop launched the crazy — but also genius — Crowdtilt campaign last Wednesday, wherein he proclaimed, “I’m going to do something I’ve never seen done before: I’m going to sell you my product before I tell you what it is.” Read More
Facebook recently released an app called Facebook Mentions that’s supposed to help public figures interact online with the pack of drooling ninnies they call their fan base. Mainly, it will help them compete with Twitter in the celebrity realm.
There’s just one problem: William Shatner is not impressed. Read More
Apparently some of us think our emails are so important that they should be shielded from hackers at the NSA. So, if you’re one of those people who worried about that, there’s a new email service called Dark Mail that claims to add an extra layer of protection against government spies. Read More
A few hundred people sat in the summer heat in Central Park last night, waiting for tickets for the Public’s opening night of their production of “King Lear,” when they were approached by a young woman with a clipboard.
“Would you like to sign a petition saying you support Airbnb in New York City?” she asked, going one by one.
“Support what, exactly?” asked the first person she approached.
“Oh, you know, like the service Airbnb provides, and just what we’re doing,” she said, obviously lacking an aggressive, prepared script.
One by one people signed a petition saying they supported “AirbnbNYC,” and why not? The vague, upbeat language — asking for an endorsement without a clear mission statement — seemed entirely unobjectionable. Read More
If this isn’t a sign that the Real Housewives of Pyongyang is on its way, we don’t know what is.
The DPRK’s Korean Association of Cooks has launched a most supreme cooking website filled with recipes for “housewives’ convenience,” the Guardian reports. The site, creatively named “Korean Dishes” also offers helpful information on North Korean restaurants, and on the cooking organization itself. Read More
A freelance coder was eating lunch in downtown Toronto yesterday when she claimed she overheard some IBM executives casually discussing why they don’t hire women. Like any sensible tech professional who supports gender equality, self-proclaimed feminist activist Lyndsay Kirkham live-tweeted the entire alleged affair. Read More
Attention rich people: There’s a new gadget for you to blow your weekly earnings on.
Samsung is introducing a 105-inch curved television that’s priced at a wallet-busting $120,000. Nope, we didn’t add in an extra two zeroes there — it really costs the same amount as a nice house in Pittsburgh. Read More