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Google Glass is the victim of parody in FirstBank's new commercial

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 28, 2014 10:30 am

Google Glass is getting more and more attention around the world, so much so that it is already half a mainstream product, without even reaching consumers just yet. Well, FirstBank, a Colorado-based company, has used made a parody out of wearable computing, taking a swipe at Glass in its latest commercial.

 

 

TDA_Boulder, a local advertising company, made the commercial, taking you into the home of a family that is well and truly addicted to technology. The video sees each and every family member using the wearable device for something different, with hilarious results.

 

As someone who uses Glass, it definitely isn't like this. In fact, it's less obtrusive socially, as I'm not pulling my smartphone out to take my entire concentration off of the person, or people in front of me - a quick glance up to check e-mail or a message, and back down again.

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Iron Data founder arrested after road rage incident in California

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 26, 2014 11:46 pm

Jeffrey Smock, founder and former Iron Data, was recently arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following a road rage incident. Smock was out cycling and allegedly became engaged in a physical altercation with a driver, and he reportedly attacked the vehicle driver during an incident on April 16.

 

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"Some were concerned this person might be beaten to the point of death," said Ken Dunken, Mill Valley Police Department Lieutenant, in a statement to local media. "Many of them were very shook up. We have not sent the case up there yet as we're trying to make the report more complete."

 

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, there is a major lack of respect between drivers and cyclists - and stories like this one are all too common. However, it rarely leads to serious physical violence, especially in which one party ends up in the emergency room. Smock will likely face felony charges, though is out on bail from the Marin County Jail.

Vladimir Putin says that the Internet is a 'CIA project'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 25, 2014 1:40 am

While speaking at the media forum in St Petersburg yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Internet was one big "CIA project" and "is still developing as such".

 

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After his remarks, Russia's biggest search engine, Yandex, saw its share price drop drastically. The Kremlim has been trying to grab more control over the Internet, as opposition activists have used to promote their ideas and organize various protests. Putin touched on Google, saying that information "all goes through servers that are in the States, everything is monitored there".

 

There have been conspiracy theories for as long as I remember that the Internet was a big CIA project, and that Mark Zuckerberg was a CIA agent. This is why Facebook has become so big so quickly, because the US spy agencies instead of having to require a subpoena or similar to get information on someone - people just hand it up on a silver platter through the social network now.

Call of Duty gamer loses a game online, calls SWAT team on his enemy

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 23, 2014 12:44 pm

The NYPD had quite the case recently, where they took to a gamers house with helicopters, emergency vehicles, and countless police officers as they thought a murder had taken place. But, nothing of the sort happened - at least not in the real-world.

 

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A prank caller called the cops over Skype, saying that he was Rafael Castillo, 17, from Long Beach, saying "I just killed my mother and I might shoot more people". Castillo was a real person, except that he was playing Call of Duty - Castillo's brother, Jose, told The Post: "Some guy threatened to swat him. He was pissed that he had lost".

 

Castillo's online foe had lost to him, so he called the cops on him which lead to a two-hour standoff with police officers. The authorities had helicopters flying in the air, with over 60 officers rushing to his house. This even included members of the Nassau County's special operations unit. Once the authorities arrived at Castillo's house, his mother was in the kitchen, where Jose adds: "I thought there was a fire at my house. I ran up and saw my mom running out, I didn't know what was going on".

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Walking Dead Daryl Dixon action figure has a crossbow and more

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 22, 2014 6:03 pm

If you are a fan of the series The Walking Dead, you will know who Daryl Dixon is. Dixon is one of the bad asses on the show and is mostly known for riding around on a motorcycle and for using a cross bow to kill Walkers. Big fans of the show that like action figures will want to check this out.

 

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An action figure of Dixon has turned up on ThinkGeek that you can buy now. It sells for $34.99 and is more of a collectable than a toy for kids. That doesn't mean you can't play with the action figure though. It is 5-inches tall and has 20 points of articulation.

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Strange creature spied on Apple Map satellite image

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:34 pm

If you peruse satellite images much via Google maps or Apple Maps, you will run across some strange things. One of the oddest images has turned up recently and is claimed to be an image from Apple Maps. The image is of a lake south of Dores, Scotland.

 

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Some people are saying that what appears to be a giant creature in the image is actually the Loch Ness monster. It looks like a catfish to me hovering near the surface of the water. This is most likely a hoax, but it is interesting.

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Thanks to Palcohol, powered alcohol is now a thing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 20, 2014 6:03 am

Do you get pissed at high prices of alcohol at events? Don't you wish you could bring your own alcohol with you, without the massive space and weight it takes to bring it in? Well, powered alcohol is your answer, or Palcohol.

 

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Palcohol is just alcohol, powderized. Palcohol comes in a pouch, which you tip into a glass, fill with water and stir. You can even add a mixer if that's something you like. Palcohol is a patent pending product, which is "made from premium Puerto Rican Rum". 58% alcohol from its weight, and 12% by its volume. We don't know if you can buy it just yet, but this is an interesting development in the world of alcohol. This is something Nucky Thompson needs.

Florida man suffocated baby so he could play video games

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:12 pm

A Florida man has been charged with third-degree murder and child neglect after being accused of suffocating his infant son so he could play video games and watch TV. Cody Wygant, 24, is now being held in Citrus County Jail without bail, and Wygant's 3-month-old daughter has been placed under care of the Department of Children and Families.

 

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Wygant allegedly covered the boy's nose and mouth after the baby cried uncontrollably, holding his grip up to four minutes - then placed the baby in a playpen, put a blanket on him, and returned to his gaming session. For the next five hours, the man watched multiple episodes of "Fringe," and also was gaming - and when he finally decided to check on his son, the boy was unresponsive.

 

"It is inconceivable that a father could kill his infant son - it just baffles the mind," said Sheriff Jeff Dawsy. "Our only sense of relief now comes from knowing that we did exactly what we needed to do to bring justice to him swiftly. Our prayers go out to those who knew and loved Daymeon."

Teenager slips into coma after his friend squeezed his testicles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 8:25 am

A 17-year-old Dublin-based male has landed himself in a coma after his friend 'jokingly' squeezed his testicles, leading the teenager to suffer a heart attack at such a young age from teh sheer shock.

 

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Dr. Irwin Goldstein, Urologist and Director of San Diego's Sexual Medicine said that it's definitely possible to suffer a heart attack from such a thing, as the trauma can release massive amounts of adrenaline. He said: "Yes, the testicles are exquisitely sensitive to touch and there is a huge release of adrenalin when there is excessive force applied to these organs. Testicular pain is referred to the lower abdomen, mesenteric plexus, and causes men to stop abruptly what they are doing, lie on the ground, close their eyes and bend their knees. A heart attack could certainly result from severe testicular pain from squeezing".

 

A source close to the family has said that the attack wasn't intended to cause harm, and that it was just a joke: "A school teacher and one of the youths performed CPR at the scene before the emergency services came which could have saved the teen's life".

8-bit Miata only starts if you put in quarters

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 15, 2014 2:53 pm

Say what you want about the Miata, but the Miata and its newer MX-5 siblings are some of the most frequently raced cars in all of motorsports. Some see them as underpowered cars for hairdressers, but well driven they can be some of the fastest cars on a racetrack despite significantly less power than the competition.

 

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A dude named Brian Young has purchased a Miata for $1000 with plans to turn the car into some sort of drift racer. As part of his getting the car ready, he put in an ignition that requires quarters to start. As you can see in the video, he drops in the quarters and then the car will fire up.

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