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Spot the fail!

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As I open Google Reader, I see this… from Engadget. See if you can spot the fail. Turns out either Nokia have now decided to ditch their Windows Phone 7 upgrade and go with iOS or someone in the graphics department was a bit lazy!

Two arrested in trying to get iPad by trading marijuana

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Some go on eBay, some use their credit cards, but two people in Arizona have decided to get an iPad by trading their iPod touch and some marijuana in order to get the latest it device. This sounds like a story that could have been run by the Onion, but it is seriously – and unfortunately – true. After being tipped off in what is obviously illegal, the police decided […]

Boy calls police after parents takes his Xbox

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Is it illegal for your parents to take away your Xbox? What? Did you actually think we would give you the answer? For a 15-year-old boy from Buffalo Grove, IL, he called the police to find out that question after his parents decide to take his Xbox as punishment and used dialled 911 to call the police before hanging up, like all brave teenagers; according to a story reported by […]

AVG claims iTunes infected with Trojan horse

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The most popular anti-virus program AVG has been causing confusion throughout the day by listing all of the iTunes files, including necessary DLL files, as being infected with a trojan horse known as “Trojan horse Small.BOG”. This is a false detection from AVG, and there is no trojan, or risk of trojans, in iTunes. If you have quarantined the files, make sure your restore the files immediately or go to […]

When in doubt, use brute force – Red Alert 3 fails to print last digit

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EA’s Red Alert 3 has a problem, its missing the last character of the 20 character CD key for the game. But have no fear, EA has a solution – try brute force. No, we aren’t kidding. Basically, the last digit is an alphanumeric character – meaning that its either A-Z or 0-9, giving you 36 characters to choose from. "There is currently a work-around that may allow you to […]

Road sign gets wrong translation because of e-mail message

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It may look like any ordinary Welsh/English roadsign, but its not. According to the BBC, the Welsh translation of “No Entry for heavy good vehicles. Residential site only” is not the translation that the sign makers were looking for. Apparently, “Nid Wyf yn y swyddfa ar hyn o bryd. Anfonwch unrhym waith i’w gyfieithu” means, in English, “I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work […]

Jeeves now a porn star… OMG!

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Remember the mascot for Ask Jeeves (now Ask.com) was retired in February 2006? Well, it was an end for an era, but he was thanked and received a special site at www.jeevesretirement.com/desk, where you can see what he was doing after retiring. But there is a reason why we are not linking it now. Apparently, the domain expired and someone picked it up. Unfortunately, that someone happened to make it […]

3AW misses news bulletin for Facebook

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Last Sunday at 4PM, the Australian radio station 3AW missed the “on-the-dot” news bulletin because the news reader was too busy on the computer. The news theme was broadcast but a series of advertisements followed it. According to NEWS.com.au, the producer ran to the studio to see that the news reader was on the computer. By the time the news reader annouced the news, her time was up. The news […]

Hollywood illegally demands money, targets kindergartners

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The Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC), collecting royalties on behalf of the Hollywood studios in Ireland, has demanded payments from kindergartens in Ireland; requesting that 3 Euros (or AU$5.36), plus 17.5% VAT, per child per annum just so the children can watch DVDs legally. It recently wrote 2,500 kindergartens (or preschools in Ireland) saying that it was illegal to show the movies in public without the correct license. It was […]

MI6 agent sells camera on eBay, forgets to delete work records

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So, apparently if you work in a intelligence agency – don’t forget to delete the data on the cameras before selling them. A 28-year-old UK man bought a Nikon Coolpix camera for £17 (US$30) on eBay and decided to use it to get some snaps from his US vacation. However, he also found a number of “top secret” images, diagrams and sketches that have been confirmed as MI6 material. And […]

Retailler to investigate porn pics on new phone

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A customer was shocked after discovering that her new mobile phone had contained pornographic images. The former display handset had contained 49 images, many of them pornographic. According to a report in today’s Cairns Post, it also features a staff member from the local Dick Smith store. Dick Smith has said that it will be investigating the allegation, and has said that it has seen several images that were on […]

Idiot buys US$999 iPhone app, tries to get his money back

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I am still getting my head around why would someone would be so gullible to buy this application when the entire web was going haywire over it. Lee5279xx was jokingly clicking on the Buy link, but apparently forgot that his wife had an application on his laptop and thus he bought the application for $999.99. He went to his bank to get his money bank, but now he’s in limbo […]

App-approval my a$$: Most useless app cost $1,199.99

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While Apple did say that they were checking all the apps that were going to be in the Apps Store, this has to be the most funny cock-up that Apple has done since the MobileMe launch. This application, known as the I Am Rich application, is basically an application for the iPod Touch and iPhone that displays a red gem. And that’s about it. It’s all about how rich you […]

FAIL! Kid fakes abduction for game console

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SND: It’s a Sunday, and you would have thought that we would get a break – but no, some child managed to f**k that up and decided to make up a plan to fake his own abduction. A young, Chinese man, who’s last name is Yang, was arrested by police in Henan province for colluding with two men to fake his own abduction and demanded a 10,000 yuan ransom. Funny […]