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Watch Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Freeze in the Middle of a Presentation

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Most citizens of Startupland have probably been there: You’re about to give a presentation of a slide deck and suddenly Powerpoint won’t open, or you’re in the middle of a demo when your app fails.

Apparently even tech tycoons aren’t immune to glitches. Take this presentation from Microsoft, for example, where an exec goes to demo the new Surface tablet in front of an audience and itĀ freezes. Read More

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U.K. Man Deported From L.A. For Joke Tweet About Destroying America


Never fear, cowering citizens of Los Angeles. The Department of Homeland Security is here to keep you safeĀ  . . . from wise-cracking British tourists with a penchant for gossip.

According to BoingBoing, DHS paperwork shows that one Leigh Van Bryan was matched to the agency’s “One Day Lookout” program–a computer-generated list, typically used to monitor individuals on the official terror watch list–based on a couple tweets about his impending trip to L.A.. Upon arrival, Mr. Bryan was placed under oath, denied entry, and deported back to the U.K.

The reason? Joke tweets about digging up Marilyn Monroe’s grave and 1,000 percent sincere plans to destroy America. Read More