Author Archive for: ‘Josh Wolford’

Fireworks Can, and Will, Blow Your Head Off, Demonstrates the US Gov

Fireworks Can, and Will, Blow Your Head Off, Demonstrates the US Gov

On average, about 230 people go to the hosptial with fireworks-related injuries during the month surrounding the 4th of July. Half of those injuries are burns. Obviously, hands and fingers make up the majority of injured body parts (36%), followed by eyes (19%) and general head and face (19%). Firecrackers are the most likely to injure you, followed closely by …

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This Gun iPhone Case Is the Perfect Accessory for Getting Shot

This Gun iPhone Case Is the Perfect Accessory for Getting Shot

I’m not saying that anyone deserves to be shot by the police, because they don’t – but if you’re walking around with an iPhone case that looks like a gun sticking out of your pocket, you deserve to be shot by the police more than I do. In yes, we’re all about to celebrate America for a weekend buy why …

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Instagram Has a Bot Problem, Despite ‘Purge’, Say Researchers

Instagram Has a Bot Problem, Despite ‘Purge’, Say Researchers

After looking at over 10.2 million accounts and studying the behavior of 20,000 purchased fake accounts, some Italian researchers have concluded that Instagram still has a bot problem. How bad is it? According to security researcher Andrea Stroppa, it’s not great. He says that up to 8 percent of Instagram’s over 300 million users are bots. This, despite a concerted …

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MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

Biometric security is on the rise, by all reports. One recently suggested that by 2019, over 770 million biometric authentication applications will be downloaded each year. Right now that number is about six million. Apple and other smartphone makers are pushing it forward with fingerprint ID systems. Will biometrics ever completely edge out the password? Maybe. Hopefully. The password is …

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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Get a Ridiculous Official Trailer

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Get a Ridiculous Official Trailer

The first official trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is here. The series, which will feature eight episodes, will hit Netflix on July 31st (pushed back a bit from its first-announced July 17th date) Without further ado, here it is: It's always great to get back to camp, even for 2 min & 38 …

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Prince Yanks His Music from Every Streaming Service Except TIDAL

Prince Yanks His Music from Every Streaming Service Except TIDAL

If you want to stream Purple Rain or the Batman soundtrack this weekend (and you might, I dunno), you’re going to have to head to TIDAL. Or Soundcloud, or YouTube – but officially, TIDAL. Prince has pulled all of his music from Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio. The only place his catalog is still up and running is on Jay …

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AT&T, DirecTV Merger Reportedly Nearing Approval

AT&T, DirecTV Merger Reportedly Nearing Approval

It appears to be smooth sailing for AT&T in its acquisition of DirecTV, as the merger has reportedly cleared one major hurdle and is about to clear the last. Reuters reports that the Department of Justice has already wrapped up its review of the deal. Bloomberg says that the DoJ imposed no conditions on the mega-merger. AT&T first agreed to …

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Obama Joins the Rest of Twitter in Telling the New York Times to GTFO with This Peas in Guac Insanity

Obama Joins the Rest of Twitter in Telling the New York Times to GTFO with This Peas in Guac Insanity

At 1:51 pm ET on Wednesday, July 1st, The New York Times suggested to Twitter that they add green peas to their guacamole. The paper of record told us to trust them. Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us. http://t.co/7imMY9c2ph pic.twitter.com/oeOMt2qgmh — The New York Times (@nytimes) July 1, 2015 The recipe, by Melissa Clark, is about 90% your …

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Trying Apple Music? Don’t Forget to Turn Off Auto-Renewal

Trying Apple Music? Don’t Forget to Turn Off Auto-Renewal

Apple just launched its streaming music competitor, Apple Music, and I’m sure you’re at least thinking about trying it out. Apple is offering up a free three-month trial, which is a pretty sweet deal. Who wouldn’t want to have access to unlimited music, on-demand, for free for three months? But you don’t want to wind up paying for it at …

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Steve Jobs Trailer: Here’s Your First Real Look at the Long-Awaited Movie

Steve Jobs Trailer: Here’s Your First Real Look at the Long-Awaited Movie

In May, Universal dropped a teaser for its upcoming film Steve Jobs, the Aaron sorkin-penned biopic of the late Apple co-founder. Today, we get the first official trailer: Here’s the official line, from Universal: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the …

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Facebook’s Real Name Policy Keeps People Safe, Says Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Keeps People Safe, Says Zuckerberg

Facebook, a longtime supporter of LGBT issues, has come under fire in recent months for a policy that, according to those in the transgender community, is incredibly harmful. Facebook requires its users to use their real names on the site. This “real name policy” has been controversial for many years, but an extra bright light has been blasted on it …

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White House Lifts Ban on Photos, Social Media Posts

White House Lifts Ban on Photos, Social Media Posts

After 40 years of surreptitiously snapping photos of the White House during public tours, people can now do it out in the open. The White House has lifted its ban on taking photos during tours of the Presidential mansion. Not only that, but it’s now encouraging people to do so and to share the photos across social media using the …

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