Goofing off on standardized tests can be a high school rite of passage, but we don’t recommend publicizing photos of your test answers unless you want to end up in the principal’s office. Kyron Birdine, a junior at a high school in Arlington, Texas learned this the hard way when he tweeted a photo of his essay for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).
New Drone City
The drone invasion is practically upon us: The FAA is authorizing various police departments to fly unmanned aerial vehicles; Chris Anderson left Wired to focus on his drone hobbyist startup. But it seems some folks are none too keen on the idea of eyes in the sky surveying their yards, and you will probably not be too surprised to learn some of those opponents live in Texas.
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be drone-operating snoops.
Don't Mess with Texas
FYI: Anyone looking for a good Apple deal this holiday season should probably steer clear of Texas gas stations.
Yahoo reports that a woman in Arlington, Texas purchased what she thought was a new iPad at a gas station. The man claimed to be selling the device–which normally retails for $800–for just $200.
Andrea Dove, who lives outside Houston, Texas, was using Google Maps to get directions to a relative’s house when she made an interesting discovery on Street View: something that resembles a fading, pinkish UFO straight out of cartoon sci-fi.
KLTV-TV sent a reporter after the story, who went full man-on-the-street in tracking the alien image: