Who needs to see two entire minutes of your kid playing with an iPad, anyway? Computer science doctoral student Bin Zhao claims he never even watches his own recordings. "I have a lot of videos on my phone, but the reality is that I almost never look back to those videos," he tells Popular Science. "The main reason is that the video itself might be five or 10 minutes long."
What is one of The Worst Things In The World? (In the listicle sense, not the human tragedy sense.) Answer: when you empty the first squirt of ketchup from the bottle and it's a watery, brown, puddle-like mess, and you can feel each individual shard of your slowly shattering heart as the liquid dampens your fries.
Lenovo is either the world's biggest or second-biggest PC manufacturer, depending on who you ask (the other potential is HP), and certainly one of the best. But according to the Australian Financial Review (AFR), they've been banned by spy agencies around the world, from the US to the UK to Australia, because of concerns about their hackability - and where those hacks might be coming from. Lenovo, you see, is a Chinese company, and was originally created by a wing of the Chinese government.
Twivo is a simple idea: protect yourself from spoilers by censoring references to a given TV show until you can get home and catch up. It's a nice little tool with a great backstory: it was created in only 10 hours by a high school student, who was the only female entrant to finish her project in a local hackathon.
Yesterday, the password for Burger King's official Twitter account was stolen, and whoever was behind it began doing some kinda funny things, like pretending Burger King had been bought by McDonald's, or insisting BK employees "sniff percocets" in the bathrooms, or tweeting at journalists who wrote about the hack. Today, all hell has broken loose; Jeep's account is displaying a similar streak of weirdness ("bought by Cadillac"), and just now, @MTV began behaving weirdly.