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Google Wants To Put Ads on Your Fridge

If you're reading this, then you must be on a computer, a tablet or a smart phone, and therefore you've probably encountered a fair number of ads so far today. Well, Google is looking to take the whole advertisement-bombardment thing to a new level: …
By Isobel Markham

You'll Never Be Confused By A Foreign Sign Again

In another epic win for the tech giant, on Google has bought translation app Word Lens, which harnesses the power of your cell phone's camera. Word Lens, created by Quest Visual, lets you take pictures of signs in different languages and get an immed…
By Isobel Markham

Cali's Surfing Goats Could Be Evicted

There should be some kind of rule against authorities discriminating against things that bring such immense joy to others. Because, let's face it, who could fail to feel joyful after an encounter with the famous surfing goats of Pismo Beach, Californ…
By Isobel Markham

Something Weird's Going On With Velveeta

Something bizarre is happening on Velveeta's Twitter and Facebook accounts. It took the Internet a while to notice — because, really, who follows Velveeta on Twitter or Facebook? — but it appears that Kraft's purveyor of "liquid gold" has harnessed s…
By Isobel Markham

Burger King's New Slogan Makes No Sense

This really is the week of questionable branding decisions, isn't it? Lemonhead replaced its cute little mascot with an actual dude with a lemon for a head, McDonald's is preparing to frighten small children with its creepy new McDonald's Happy Meal …
By Isobel Markham

The Least Happy Meal Ever

Seriously, who's working in branding these days?? It appears last Sunday was indeed an "unveil your new creepy mascot day" — not only did Lemonhead bring us looks-an-awful-lot-like-a-stalker Lemonhead 2.0, Mickey D decided to unleash its new McDonald…
By Isobel Markham

Do Not Follow Lemonhead On Twitter (Or Anywhere)

The latest thing we wish we hadn't seen/wish didn't exist is the new mascot of Lemonhead candy. We're not sure exactly what kind of people Ferrara Candy Co. invited to whatever focus group they held to come up with this new mascot, but one thing is f…
By Isobel Markham

The Epic Response To A Horribly Sexist Review

Now, we love to celebrate smart, witty slap-downs of heinously sexist remarks. But one restaurant owner's response to a sexist troll reviewing his Atomic Grill eatery on Urban Spoon might've just crossed over into whole new realms of epic-ness. The r…
By Isobel Markham

Are You Ready For Nutella-Stuffed Cronuts?

Listen up, New Yorkers. This is not a drill. To celebrate its 50th birthday, Nutella is teaming up with the notorious Cronut to bring you — Nutella-stuffed Cronut Holes. Yes, you read that right, Nutella-stuffed Cronut Holes. The little golden balls …
By Isobel Markham

What Would You Do With A Super-Fast Robotic Arm?

The award for coolest invention of the week has surely got to go to a bunch of scientists in Switzerland, who have created an incredibly fast robotic arm. The 1.5 meter arm has three joints and a hand with four fingers. And it is mighty, mighty fast.…
By Isobel Markham

Need To Check Your Privilege? Take This Class

Two weeks later, we're still talking about Princeton student Tal Fortgang and his op-ed describing his frustration at repeatedly being told to "check his privilege." Now, establishment is getting involved. If you want to go to Harvard's Kennedy Schoo…
By Isobel Markham

Meet Nebraska's New Ted Cruz

On Tuesday, the Tea Party-endorsed Ben Sasse won the Republican senate primary in Nebraska, handing the group a much-needed victory. According to an Associated Press vote tally, Sasse pulled in roughly half of the vote, while his opponents, Omaha ban…
By Isobel Markham

Clay Aiken Just Won The NC Democratic Primary

If you're still not over the fact that a former American Idol runner-up has put himself forward as a Democratic candidate in North Carolina's 2nd District, brace yourself: Clay Aiken has won the primary. On Monday, Aiken's challenger Keith Crisco die…
By Isobel Markham

The UN Is Actually Debating A Ban On Killer Robots

It must be a bit of a slow week at the United Nations. At a United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in Geneva on Tuesday, diplomats discussed a potential UN ban on the use of killer robots if the technology were ever to be invented.…
By Isobel Markham

Karl Rove Thinks He's Hillary's Doctor

Sniping from both sides of the political aisle is to be expected on pretty much any day of the week, especially during a year when everybody's speculating about which politicians are going to throw their hat into the presidential race. But Republican…
By Isobel Markham

Wel All Have A 'Right To Be Forgotten' On Google

Anyone else breathe a deep sigh of relief Tuesday? The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that search engines like Google can be forced to remove personal information deemed irrelevant or excessive from search results. Apparently, people's …
By Isobel Markham

3 GOP Conspiracy Theories About THAT Article

There are all sorts of opinions as to whether Monica Lewinsky's "silence," broken in an upcoming Vanity Fair article, was actually much of a silence. But there's another question that'll be hotly debated for a while yet: Why exactly is Lewinsky comin…
By Isobel Markham

How To Stay On Top Of The Pistorius Trial

Can't get enough of the Oscar Pistorius trial? Neither can we. Every single sob, heave and "my lady" that comes from the former Olympian — we want to hear about it. Every razor-sharp question fired at a witness by pugnacious "pit bull" prosecutor Ger…
By Isobel Markham

Why Thailand's PM Was Just Ordered To Step Down

On Wednesday, Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was dramatically ordered to step down by the country's Constitutional Court. She was found guilty of abuse of power for reassigning a senior security official to a different position. Nine cab…
By Isobel Markham

10 Key Moments From The Blade Runner's Trial

The murder trial of former Olympian Oscar Pistorius is now stretching into its third month, and we've still got a long way to go. The proceedings began back on March 3, just over a year after the Blade Runner shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Ste…
By Isobel Markham