Crime and Punishment
While it’s hard to miss Amazon while they’re flying drones around the Space Needle and building a 10,000 strong robot army, we would’t blame you if you’ve been too captivated by Netflix to care that Amazon has a ton of content available for instant streaming.
In what we assume is a tactic to bring some avid streamers to Amazon Instant Video, the company is offering Prime customers Instant Video credits in exchange for a little more time to deliver their packages.
What’s that golden rule to follow when you’re on the run from the law? Draw as much attention to yourself as possible, obviously.
One nonsensical man was arrested the day after bragging that he’ll never be caught on the Facebook page of his county police department.
Last week, Roger Ray Ireland, 28, was the subject Read More
THE INTERNET WE LIVE IN
By now, anyone who doesn’t live under a rock knows Kickstarter and similar crowdfunding sites have hosted some interesting campaigns (potato salad, largest dick drawing, etc.)
It’s also no secret that some of these than less stellar campaigns come with even less stellar homemade videos. For laughs, Betabeat has compiled a list of some of the worst.
XXX in Tech
With recent crowdfunding campaigns such as blowjob machines, potato salad and mystery products (recently revealed) making headlines, this latest Kickstarter is no shocker.
An unemployed recent college graduate by the name of Alex Wong is using his free time to “bring back the goals of [his] youth.” He’s crowdfunding the world’s largest dick drawing.
When you’re on Tinder just looking to score a one night stand, sorting through all the saps in search of true love (or at least a first date) can be a royal pain. How is anyone supposed to get straight to it when everyone’s being ambiguous, trying to chat and whatnot?
Tinder’s X-rated brother, the adult-oriented hookup app Mixxxer, launched last week to help combat this problem and help users find nearby hookups without the hassle.
Dating: The Final Frontier
Ahhh, the sweet smell of innovation. Wait, those are farts.
One silly English dude is building the world’s biggest fart machine so he can let one rip on France.
Not a Hackathon
Friends can be terrible matchmakers, and blind dates are notorious for going horribly, horribly wrong. But if you’re willing to give it all another chance, you can now do it from the comfort of your iPhone.
A new app called Hitch can add a little mystery to your mobile dating life by letting your friends set you up on virtual blind dates. Finally, you can look for love without the superficial swipes.
App for That
When Betabeat walked into Code&Beats, the dance party meets hackathon held last night at the Centre for Social Innovation in Chelsea, we saw an event with a lot of potential to get people excited about the world of code.
But despite the great location, De La Soul headlining the show, tons of programmers and an enthusiastic crowd, the night was a somber flop.
DRUNK IN TECH
You love your dog. He is just the sweetest, most loyal pooch in the world. He’s handsome too. You want to show him off to your Instagram followers, but the damn dog just won’t sit still for the forced photo shoot. Ughh, that’s the worst.
A genius new photo-sharing app by Bark&Co that is basically Instagram for the pet-obsessed will solve all your dog photography woes.
If it’s the effects of alcohol rather than its deliciously intoxicating taste that drive you to drink, this new gadget is bound to get your party started.
The Vapshot mini vaporizes liquor so you can inhale your shots for an instant buzz.
Simply pour in the booze, inject the vapor into the Vapshot bottle, and 20 seconds later, you’re breathing in Jack Daniel’s through a straw.