Author Archive for: ‘Josh Wolford’

Elon Musk: Story About Scolding Employee for Attending Birth “Total BS”

According to Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, a claim that he once scolded an employee for missing a company event to witness the birth of his child is “total BS.” Musk is the subject of a new book, out next week, called Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. In it, tech reporter Ashlee Vance …

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Hillary Clinton Is Getting Domain Trolled Too

Head on over to HillaryClinton.net. Oops – that’s not Hillary. The frontrunning Democratic candidate for President is the latest to fall victim to some domain trolling. Hillary Clinton has HillaryClinton.com on lockdown, but her name dot net redirects to GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina’s campaign page. From BuzzFeed: No one in the press seems to have noticed that Clinton failed to …

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Leeroy Jenkins Is 10 Years Old Today

Oh my god, he just ran in. One of the most famous videos on the internet turns 10 today. On May 11, 2005, a video was uploaded to a World of Warcraft fansite called Warcraft movies. It showed a guild preparing for battle, discussing the strategy they would soon use in combat. About a minute and a half into the …

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‘Netflix Tax’ Proposed in Australia

Netflix is going to cost a little more in Australia. Treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed reports that the new budget will include a plan to charge a 10 percent Goods and Services Tax on online services based outside of the country. From Gizmodo Australia: According to Hockey, this GST extension wouldn’t apply to products that cost under $1000 imported into …

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Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda Aren’t Happy About ‘Grace & Frankie’ Pay

In the new Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda star as two women who “form an unlikely bond after their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other.” The show is called Grace and Frankie, and Tomlin & Fonda are its main stars. But apparently, the show’s male actors (Sam Waterston and Martin …

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Man Allegedly Confessed to Murdering Family on Facebook

“Emily had tried everything to get better but nothing seemed to help her. I took a gun and shot her in the head and now she is migraine free and floating in the clouds on a sunny afternoon, her long beautiful brown hair flowing in the breeze, a true angel.” That chilling passage comes from Facebook, where a man allegedly …

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Nintendo Is Finally Going to Make Smartphone Games

By the end of this year, you’ll be able to play a Nintendo game on your iPhone. Wading into a market its always been wary of, Nintendo is finally going to start producing smartphone games. The first one should be out by the end of 2015, and the company says it plans to make a total of five by March …

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This Is What 90% Smartphone Penetration Looks Like

ComScore just released a new report on U.S. smartphone penetration – or, if you don’t like the sound of that, call it the percentage of a certain market using smartphones. Bottom line: everyone has a smartphone. Actually, about 77% – but that’s a whole lot. When you look at the younger generations, it’s even more staggering. “Millennials continue to be …

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Caroll Spinney: Big Bird Shares Heartbreaking Story During Reddit AMA

Caroll Spinney, a man who’s played a big part of many kids’ lives, recently shared one of the most heartbreaking stories you’ll read on the internet. For the last 46 years, Spinney has made Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch come alive on Sesame Street. He sat down this week for a reddit AMA, in which a users asked him …

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Showtime’s Streaming Service Launching ‘In the Coming Months’

Still no hard timeline for CBS’s rollout of its HBO Now-like standalone streaming platform for Showtime, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. CBS head Les Moonves had that much to say in a recent earnings call. From CBS Communications’ Dana McClintock: Moonves on #CBSEarnings call: We’re “looking forward to rolling out our new Showtime over-the-top service in the coming …

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Comcast: We’ll Rectify Our Screwup Only If You Promise Not to Tell Anyone About Our Screwup

At this point, it’s a little too late for Comcast to keep the public in the dark about its customer service woes. Too many people have experienced the nightmare and too many stories have come out showing, for example, just how miserable the simple act of canceling one’s service can be. Comcast itself has already said it’s taking steps to …

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