Everything can be done wirelessly if you put the right minds on the project…
You know that game on your phone that you only sort of enjoy but that you can’t quit playing? It’s dumb, sure…but at least it was free, right? Not really.
Let the guys from South Park explain the problem with these “free” games…
Calling all Canadians named Elizabeth Gallagher! If you have a passport and love to travel, there is a free plane ticket for a trip around the world this December with your name on it.
The only catch? You have to travel with the original Elizabeth Gallagher’s ex-boyfriend, Jordan Axani, who planned the romantic getaway before they broke up.
28-year old Axani posted the offer on Reddit a few days ago, explaining that it just wasn’t worth it to cancel the trip…
On November 1 — her birthday — 26-year-old Gabrielle Wathen awoke to find a $362 charge on her card from Uber for her 20 minute ride the previous night. Oh good, just in time for rent day.
Wathen, who works three jobs, posted a desperate plea for help to GoFundMe…and raised $573 from strangers!
Google Street View cameras catch people off-guard every day, so the tech giant automatically blurs the face of anyone who appears in a Street View image.
But what happens when the image shows a little more skin than the subject would like to have displayed for the entire world to see? And what if — in spite of her blurred face — that subject is easily identifiable because she’s sitting on her front porch with her address and license plates clearly visible?
When Montreal resident Maria Pia Grillo found a photo of herself leaning forward on her doorstep, she was embarrassed by how much of her cleavage was displayed for the whole world to see online. Two years after discovering the photo, the bank employee filed a lawsuit demanding $45,000 for harm inflicted due to alleged mocking from her coworkers. She also requested that Google blur out her entire body, address, and license plate.
This is the grainy photo in question, captured before Google blurred the entire scene from their system…
Google agreed to blur the areas requested, but argued that they weren’t responsible for any emotional harm that occurred as a result of the photo.
The judge ruled that while Google wasn’t responsible for Grillo’s emotional distress, being in a visible place where someone can be seen does not mean that person forfeits their right to privacy.
For this violation of privacy, the judge ordered Google to pay the woman $2,250 plus interest and an additional $159 in court costs.
While Americans place a high value on free expression, which generally would permit the use of a photo of someone in public, the judge opted to take what he dubbed a “European approach” to privacy in determining what qualified as “personal information.”
Regardless of the public’s opinion of the case, Google’s incredible volume of images ensures it won’t be the last of its kind.
Renowned children’s author R. L. Stine has a new story for you to read. And it shouldn’t take you too long to make your way through it — it’s published on Twitter.
Earlier this week, over the course of 6 minutes and 15 Tweets, Stine presented his latest ghastly tale…
Anyone who’s spent any time on the internet knows that online advertising is targeted very particularly sometime. Ads appear based on the content of a given page, your geographic location, or even your browsing history.
Sometimes this specific targeting goes ironically wrong. Here are some of the worst examples…
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Jesus Segura had been unemployed for over a year when a little fluff ball, Napoleon, landed on his doorstep.
Segura found himself fascinated by Napoleon’s ever-changing expressions, and to fill his free time, he began taking pictures of the curious critter in his everyday life.
When Elizabeth Wisdom posted pictures from her family trip to the West Coast on Instagram in June 2012, she wasn’t expecting to find love.
Neither was Denis LaFargue, who saw her pictures, and thought they looked familiar. When he realized that had made the same trip just the summer before, he decided to leave her a comment…and their modern day fairytale began.
The two started chatting in the comments section, and a few months later in September, Denis decided to take a leap of faith and offer up his phone number—which, in the online dating world, is a big move.
Using real-time text recognition, the new app PhotoMath recognizes algebraic equations on a page and then instantly solves them. If you choose, it will then take you through all the steps it took to come to the answer…
If you want to know more, you can watch a more in-depth discussion of this technology with its inventors.
Last week, after 18 agonizing hours trapped in her car at the bottom of a ravine, 28-year old Melissa Vasquez was rescued…because of an app and a brilliant police officer.
Vasquez lost control of her car in San Jose, California, driving off the road into a 500 foot ravine, which was so far down that her OnStar GPS system couldn’t locate her.
The day of Vasquez’ accident, the OnStar system in her car alerted police officers to an accident in San Jose — but after searching for two hours while OnStar honked the horn, first responders couldn’t locate her. Later that day, an OnStar signal indicated that her car was in downtown San Jose—though of course, they didn’t find her car there, either.
When she didn’t come home that night, her family called to report her missing, and the responding officer, Dave Cameron had a bright idea: Find My iPhone, an app from Apple that allows users to track the location of their other devices.