What if McDonald’s Advertised like Apple?

 

Imagine if a McDonald’s advertisement looked as captivating as one produced by Apple. Picture a Big Mac and fries marketed with minimalist type, a white background, and CEO rattling off terms like “refined,” “complexity,” and “extraordinary.”

Well, Buzzfeed have done it. Their team has made and released a Mcdonalds advert in the style of an Apple advert. The advert features several standard features of an Apple advert. White backgrounds, a high-level member describing the new product whilst using lots of buzz words.

“what happens when machinery meats meat”.

Chicken is never mentioned as an ingredient in the ad, however, it explains:

“To change the way we experience chicken is to change chicken itself.”

In the video, the fake advert tells us about three new products. Fri, Nugget and Mac. All of which are being described as now “refined” and much better than the last version. The advert is very clever and well made by the team at BuzzFeed. It’s very impressive how by using a white background and some clever words, they make me crave a McDonalds now. Maybe I’ll be able to utilise their “Smart Grease” to help me find that chip from the other night, it’s here somewhere…

Hilarious and Sad Open World Star Wars Kickstarter Cancelled

Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and similar fundraising sites are a really great idea and they have helped a lot of projects to get off the ground, into production, and out to the end users. The idea is to give people with an idea and the skills to make this idea come to life a way of doing so by backing the person or group financially. There have been many great projects and more than one person got rich thanks to these sites. However, once in a while something hilarious comes along, among the thousands of campaigns running and this is one of them.

Let us just call it what it is right away, hilarious in every way but with a touch of sadness. The Kickstarter campaign didn’t really have a name in itself as it basically just was an idea by Devin: An Open World RPG “like” Star Wars Game. That’s the official Kickstarter title from the campaign that quickly got cancelled again. After having run just three days, the project was cancelled by the creator due to the feedback.

So what makes this so hilarious? Well, there are several things. Starting with the basic project information that is very short and comes with very bad grammar and spelling for a native English-speaking person. Basically, he had an idea, but no skills or real plan how to achieve it. On top of that, it’s doubtful that Disney, Lucas Arts, and who else has rights in the Star Wars world would have taken this sitting down.

Sadly the original project description has been replaced with his campaign cancel message, but that is equally hilarious – sent drunk from a bar and proud of it. Some might say he’s a Texan through and through. The full message is quoted in an unedited form below.

The sad touch that I mentioned earlier is the amount of funding that he received before the project got cancelled. He didn’t come close to the $200,000 he was looking for, but he did manage to collect a total $18,325 from 118 pledges ranging from $5 to $1500. Yes, you read that right, and even worse, there were four people pledging that amount to get “a small contribution inside the game, like your name appearing as one of the characters in the game or a planet named after you, or a special lightsaber that you help create.” Smaller pledges would give you a letter thanking you for either $5 or $10 while people pledging $60 would get the full game “when it becomes available.”

I’m sure there are a lot of people out there that would like an open-world (open-space) RPG star wars game, but Devin won’t be the one to bring it. Oh, and in case you wonder, the image above is the only thing he actually created for the campaign.

Hello Everyone…

I’d like to start off by saying I’m sorry to Disney for using their logo and name. Having said that, I find it very disturbing that you want to report me to them. As if they didn’t already know. You truly want to see some be in debt for the wrest of their life because they had a dream for a video game that they never created. Very selfish, and very ironic. Disney was created because Walt Disney had a dream, was it not? I find it ironic because on a lot of the news and the forums there was a quote from something I said. It read ” I have talked to Disney, and they have informed me to contact Lucas arts”. I believe most of you said quote ” that’s like a father telling the kid to go ask their mother because they do not want to deal with them.” Yet I recieved emails from random people basically telling their dad to send me to timeout because they don’t like me.

Secondly, I am taking this kick starter down myself. Disney has not contacted me to tell me to shut it down for those of you who think you own Disney. I am taking this kick starter down, because I very much respect Disney, and I do not want this to get to big. I love all their pirates of the Caribbean movies. I always wanted to be captain jack, but I think Mr. Depp is to good to be replaced. I have faith that somewhere in the future, a game like the one I described, will be made by Disney/EA/LucasFilms/Bioware or whoever is going to do it.

Thirdly I know my spelling and grammar sucks, but all you need is the force and you will do ok in life. I wrote the entire thing on my phone while in Childress Texas with a JUAN bar. So I did not care for spelling mistakes, because of that and I really didn’t think I’d actually be doing this. As many of you pointed out I am highly unqualified. The point of this whole Kickstarter is to not let your dreams be dreams. Don’t say tomorrow just do it.

-Devin Tripp

Thanks for all the backers. It made this whole thing extra funny

The Hilarious Relationship Movies and TV Have With Technology

We live in a world full of technology, that much is obvious, but when it comes to movies and TV, the actors live in a completely different dimension to conventional technology, one where almost none of it makes any sense. Obviously, sitting and clicking a mouse is a little boring to watch, so movie and TV producers, writers, directors, etc, come up with more and more imaginative ways to make it more involving, often with hilarious consequences. Just look at the image above, flip a PC chassis on its side, stick a microscope on top, instant science equipment!

Take this iconic scene from NCIS for example, and wow are there are lot of NCIS examples I could pick from. There’s so much wrong with this scene it’s hard to even quantify. Two people sharing a single keyboard, windows flying all over on the screen and let’s not forget that they stopped the hacker by pulling the plug… like the entire database that was being hacked was only on that one PC? Effectively they cut themselves off and left the hacker to carry on, or at least that’s what would have been the case in real life.

Why bother to get appropriate props to fit the scene when you can pull a power supply out of your bag and call it a hard drive. This one really makes my brain hurt, but it’s also one that makes me laugh my ass off every time I see it.

Why use a keyboard when you can use VR and gloves. This is futuristic as hell, but imagine holding your arms out and about 1-foot above your desk for extended periods of time just to use a computer! That’s a future I don’t want to live in.

The whole “zoom and enhance” thing has been played out a lot, but CSI really pushed things to ridiculous levels. Zooming into insane levels of detail from some crappy security camera footage. OH COME ON! And pay close attention to the sound effects, computers don’t do that? It would be incredibly irritating after about… five minutes?

It seems to be a fascination of TV and movies to make everything a computer does “beep”, from typing, moving a cursor, copying a file, deleting something, you get that constant *beep boop beep boop* and I have yet to see a real PC that does anything like this, with the exception of a kids V-Tech toy.

Need to hack something? Don’t worry, all it takes is some dancing, a lot of screens, furious typing and the smarts to solve a digital Rubix cube. Hacking is boring in real life, it’s just code and commands, so movies add visuals to make it look interesting, but it’s still completely absurd.

Don’t even get me started on the whole Hackers movie. I loved it, but this scene is far more interesting than it should be, without even getting started on how they were generating cool text graphics on the TV network in real time.

There’s little I need to say here, “Is that a 12-core!?” is possibly the funniest “tech” moment in TV history. One that I feel won’t be topped for a long time, or until the next season of NCIS.

Not even the mighty Batman can escape the absurdity, using mobile phones to feed vast amounts of information like this. I’ve no idea why they need so many odd looking displays with huge gaps, even a 1cm bezel is distracting on multi-monitor setups, so this is a terrible configuration. Also, how did they stream so much data to his HUD? I don’t recall seeing a super-power Wi-Fi antenna sticking out his butt.

Buzz words are a great way of making it sound like you did something technical, or really anything at all.

Then again, we’re saved by the IT Crowd who know how silly tech can be on TV, but embrace it to give us comedy gold such as this.

Got a favorite movie or TV tech moment you want to share with us? Feel free to leave it in the comments section below.

Battlefront Glitch Gives Gamers a Massive Advantage

If you’ve been Star Wars: Battlefront, one of the most eagerly awaited games released this year, you may have noticed a slight glitch in the system.

Recently there have been a lot of players crashing their X-wings and tie fighters at full pace into the ground, daft as it sounds, doing so triggers a glitch in the game that gives you infinite health. Kotaku said that “It’s the kind os s*** that you would tell a new player in the chat so you can laugh as they fly their craft straight into the ground”

Above you can see the video by Flynn Moloney demonstrating the new-found glitch. Since the surfacing of the bug, there has been lots of threads and videos popping up on various forums. Reddit users have posted their thoughts on the matter, you can see them here. alongside over videos of people finding the glitch.

The confusing (and a little amusing) thing is, not every nose dive into the map activates the glitch and sometimes the glitch happens without a crash occurring. Hopefully, Dice will manage to correct the glitch before too many people discover it and ruin the game.

The problem seems limited to Xbox One and PS4 only though, but please let us know if you find any bugs on the PC version.

I will say though, this game is stunning, they really have done a fantastic job (other than the glitches) and it certainly fails to disappoint me. What do you think of the game so far? let us know in the comments below

Modders Recreate Teletubbies Intro in GTA V

GTA V’s modding community have already created a huge array of hilarious, yet terrifying mods including Evil Mario, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pokemon and a deadly UFO attack! However, in retrospect, I highly doubt any of these come close to the latest and arguably, greatest Teletubbies mod. Everyone’s favourite kids TV show, barring Arthur and Rugrats, is now available in GTA V and provides hours of entertainment! The mod’s creator captured the original show’s intro and recreated it in GTA V.

Once compared side-by-side, the end result is astonishing and Trevor certainly has the personality to play Tinky Winky. Although, after watching the video, my brain is now sozzled by the annoying TV theme tune. As an adult, I find the Teletubbies disturbing and they could easily play the lead role in a horror movie. There’s just something about their judging eyes which makes me feel uneasy. I mean who knows what really transpired behind the hidden grassy ridge.

Clearly, I’m getting distracted here but this is definitely one of my favourite GTA V mods and worth a watch. The video is hilarious, and throwback to my childhood. I cannot wait to see what the next mod project is, but it’s going to be a difficult task to beat the Teletubbies! That’s not a phrase I ever expected to use.

Who is your favourite Teletubby and why? I always had a soft spot for Po.

VG247 Journalist Mistakes Uncharted 2 for Uncharted 4

Video gaming journalism isn’t the most trustworthy of professions and consumers can be incredibly skeptical of any professional critique from mainstream outlets. There can be a stark contrast between press review scores and user opinions, as shown by Mad Max. However, this is nothing compared to the absolute incompetence and tomfoolery which occurred in an Uncharted 4 preview by VG247.com. Despite being one of the gaming industry’s major websites, the article’s writer staggeringly mistook Uncharted 2 HD for Uncharted 4. Even more hilarious, the original article contains a sentence which reads:

“….Uncharted veteran in me immediately shimmied a sign post and leapt through a hole in a nearby wall.”

It does seem a little bit suspect that an “Uncharted veteran” couldn’t distinguish between 4’s press demo and the most successful game in the series. VG247 has removed the original article, but the internet never forgets so here is an archived version. Throughout the piece, there are criticisms about the game being “too formulaic” and overly similar to the previous games; the amount of irony here is just unbelievable.

VG247’s Editor Matt Martin, issued a statement and apologized for the misleading information:

“We’d like to apologise to Naughty Dog for a massive mistake we published last month.”

“On September 30 we published an article titled “Is Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End too formulaic?” based on what we thought was a hands-on session with Uncharted 4 at the Tokyo Game Show.”

“We didn’t realise it at the time; what we’d played wasn’t Uncharted 4, but the remastered Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, from the recently released Uncharted Collection. We were not aware of this until after the article went live.”

While some very loyal readers are defending this absurd situation, it’s one of the largest blunders I’ve seen in a long time. Surely, anyone who has invested time in Uncharted 2 can instantly recognize certain levels, voice acting or gameplay segments (or the title at that start – Pete). The traditional gaming press is struggling to compete with YouTube personalities and community media is becoming more popular via streaming. Honestly, this gives the impression that the writer is clueless and hasn’t actually played any of the Uncharted franchise. Also, the editor should have noticed this fairly quickly which shows a lack of care.

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Mario Turns Evil in GTA V Mod Video

Nintendo’s infamous mascot has always been heroically rescuing Princess Peach and foiling Bowser’s evil plans for world domination. However, his risqué side has come to fruition in a hilarious GTA V fan-video which beautifully contrasts the child-friendly Nintendo art-style and brutal GTA gameplay. Mario has now replaced his menacing banana peels with an array of weapons which sees him run amok in GTA V’s hectic world. Mario engages in speeding, drive-by shootings and unbelievable confrontations with the police.

The theme revolves around the Mario Kart and Mario Mask mod which are both freely available via the YouTube video page. Unfortunately, the graphical assets are lacking in sharpness and fairly low-resolution. This is to be expected given the old source of the Mario textures. Although, this doesn’t really impact on the mod’s hilarity factor in motion as you become so embroiled with the action. It’s certainly interesting to see Mario’s hidden evil side and makes me ponder what Nintendo games would be like without their focus on child-friendly entertainment.

GTA V’s longevity is significantly improved by a wealth of user-mods and this has to go down as one of my favourites. I’d like to see the police models replaced by Toad, and Luigi to exemplify Mario’s turn to the dark side!

What is your favourite GTA V mod?

Couple Recreates Simpsons Kitchen in Their own Home

Marcia Andreychuk and Joel Hamilton decided to renovate their kitchen with a twist and replicate The Simpsons’ iconic colour scheme. The project, entitled, “retrovation” involved careful planning and referring to stills from various angles. During the process, the couple purchased a $20 counter top in blue and even managed to recreate the instantly recognizable, corncob curtains.

The renovation job didn’t stop there as the couple laid down blue and cream tiles, and covered the stove with green contact paper. Amazingly, they analysed the cooking utensils and performed extensive research to find matching pieces of equipment. Additionally, the drawers, knobs, and even insignificant details were taken into account.

While supply issues did cause a few problems, the couple employed their DIY skills to create interesting solutions. I personally think the final piece is a remarkable achievement but it’s not something I’d like to use every day. The kitchen feels too bright and during sleep-deprived states, I could actually believe I’m part of a Simpsons episode.

Also, The Simpsons hasn’t interested me since season 8, when it started to go downhill and lacked endearing stories. Whatever the case, this is an impressive build project but I’m more enamoured by other crazy designs such as an entire replica of the Star Trek Enterprise’s bridge.

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Call of Duty Player Wows With Rendition of Coldplay’s Fix You

In theory, online gaming is a marvellous invention but can be marred by people eating, shouting abuse or constantly talking. While I’ve heard some extraordinary tales over the years, few come close to matching an unknown COD player reciting Coldplay’s “Fix You” in the heat of battle. Obviously, the user was unaware he was broadcasting to the entire lobby and began to sing without any hesitation.

While the COD player isn’t a vocal genius, the rendition is surprisingly decent and fits the gameplay rather well. The song’s depressing, minor tone emphasizes the horrors of war and macabre setting which Call of Duty is known for. However, I’m guessing other users in the lobby during this moment were less than impressed and pressed the mute button. The lesson here is to always setup your microphone as push-to-talk.

Granted, the video is quite old, but has only just come under my radar. I’d be interested to hear your first-hand experiences of people’s behaviour in online games. One example which I will always remember occurred during an online race in Need For Speed Hot Pursuit. Two members in the lobby decided to publicly review every racing game in the past 5 years and weigh up the pros and cons. It was an interesting tale, and something I never expected.

GTA Online Hacker With Green Hair Freaks Out Podcaster

Grand Theft Auto 5 has one amazing feature that is loved by millions of gamers and that is the online part. Play together with your friends or strangers in the awesome GTA universe. However, there is a large plaque on the game and that plaque is hackers. An issue that Rockstar doesn’t seem to care much about and certainly doesn’t do much against.

We can all agree that hacking and cheating is bad, especially in multiplayer games. The only thing you achieve is to show everybody else that you don’t have the skills to play it normally nor the morale to behave decently. But once in a while, a hacker comes along that doesn’t just create havoc, but also makes us laugh.

Nick Breckon, was playing the game online without a worry. He just wanted to have some fun. That was until weird things started to happen. Now a lot of what happens seems to be normal these days, but there were strange occurrences. At first he got a lot of money out of nowhere, then suddenly he had all weapons with maximum ammunition – for the rest, the game looked normal. A game bug, that was his first thought. But that was only until the weird psycho with green hair spawned on his back, actually piggy-backing the player, and started to stroke his neck, the GTA character’s neck that is. From there on it just got weirder and weirder and all that got turned into a podcast that is hilarious to watch all the way through. If you just want to watch the actual game footage, then you can skip forward until timeframe 10:11.

I’ll consider this 16 minutes well spent. Have you experience the annoyance of online hackers in Rockstar’s multi-million dollar game?

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Cristiano Ronaldo Causes Havoc in GTA V Gameplay Video

There has been a huge number of GTA V fan videos thanks to the integrated Director Mode. The latest creation from YouTube filmmaker, TheFIFA11videos depicts a day in the life of everybody’s favourite footballer, Christiano Ronaldo. It’s quite eerie how authentic the modelling is and looks remarkably similar during head-on shots (no pun intended).

Throughout the video, Ronaldo spends his time showing off on the beach, jugging a football, and admiring his own appearance. Of course, that’s only the tip of the iceberg, as Ronaldo begins to break the speed limit and drive in a reckless manner. Of course, he’s classy enough to own a Lamborghini and replace the default finish with a Real Madrid logo.

Additionally, Ronaldo enjoys carjacking, hounding citizens and engaging in street races. That’s not to say this is a fair reflection on his character, but I’ll leave that one up to you. I do find it pretty hilarious seeing Ronaldo on the top of trucks and running amok throughout GTA V’s environment. Although, as a footballer this might not be to everyone’s taste. Personally, I find Ronaldo to be extremely arrogant so being able to commit crimes as him gives me a sadistic pleasure.

Any there any real-life characters you would like to see made in GTA V?

Heinz QR Code Leads to Adult Content

The food company Heinz has apologized after a QR code on a bottle of ketchup directed people to an adult website. The company stated that the code used was out of date and that they were taking steps to prevent it from happening again. The issue was spotted by Daniel Korell, a customer in Germany, who reported it to the company.

The issue was illustrative of the potential dangers of QR codes, according to one security expert. The code, which people can scan using a smartphone in order to access content online, was supposed to direct browsers to a site where users could design their own label for a bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup Hot, as part of a promotion by the company. Instead, the URL was hosting an adult website.

“I happened to scan it during lunch and I was a bit surprised where I got redirected to,” Mr Korell told the BBC. “I found it rather funny and thought it was worth [sharing] on Heinz’s Facebook page.

The BBC posted: “He reported the issue to the company after spotting it in late May, telling them: “Your ketchup is probably not for minors.”

He said he believed he bought the bottle recently, but that the registration of the URL had lapsed because the related promotion had ended. The site is no longer live. Mr Korell said Heinz sent him a free bottle as a thank you.

A spokesman for the company said: “Heinz in Germany has apologised for the way in which an out-of-date QR code and website link to design a Ketchup label in 2014 has been reassigned to an adult content site.

“Clearly this was never our intention and we are taking steps to avoid this reoccurring.”

I’ve checked my bottle and it doesn’t have a QR code on it, shame really!

Thank you to BBC for providing us with this information

Well This gives ‘Meat Spin’ a New Meaning

The internet is a sinister place people, only very hardened folk delve into what the internet has to offer and make it out unscathed… well mostly. I won’t name it directly, but who remembers the horrible trolling event when dual female participants organised something down right nasty with a plastic drinking utensil?

Now you have that image in your mind, take a look at this.

That most definitely gives a new meaning to ‘meating people’. Tender is the lazy man’s version of Tinder. Want to ‘meat’ a new companion, share your love of meat, but can’t be bothered staring at a screen while you swipe right? This could be the machine for you. At least you can use this as a first date ice breaker.

From the video, it is unclear whether this machine has a name or even if it has any technology inside (I’m pretty sure there’s someone crouched behind the machine in the first shot). Someone please let me know if there is a name for this, I would like to shake the crazy person’s hand.

Does anyone still use Tinder? Let us know in the comments.

Thank you to TechCrunch for providing us with this information.

Uncharted 4 Clone is Pure Gaming Comedy Gold

Many game developers are concerned about their products being copied or their original ideas being stolen, but today is probably not causing the team at Naughty Dog to lose any sleep. Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Buttuta is definitely not an Uncharted game, but it’s done everything it can to try and imitate it; much in the same way a child could imitate real life using a pack of crayons.

It shouldn’t be funny, the game looks terrible, but much in the same way Goat Simulator is “broken”, I really can’t wait to play Unearthed. Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts.

Amazon Support Takes Up Temporary Residence in Valhalla

Amazon has a long standing reputation for a good customer service, a thing that is very important in general for any company, but specially when being so automated as Amazon is. When something goes wrong now and then, it’s great to have a support staff that is both friendly and helpful.

Once in a while you even meet a kindred soul, dare I say even a soul mate. This has happened to Not_Han_Solo, or at least that’s the name it’s published under. Having ordered a book that didn’t show up, he contacted the Amazon customer service and got Thor on the line.

A quick mind and being a joker he answered “Greeting, Thor. Can I be Odin?” From there on it just ran like a novel with these 2 kindred souls, ending up in not only solving the trouble for the customer, but also in a hilarious conversation that is worth the time reading for sure. I won’t spoil it for you and let you read it properly yourself, and hopefully have a good laugh.

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Jimmy Kimmel Got Bored Waiting for a Friends Reunion, Awesome Ensues

As a big fan of Friends I’ve always wanted to see just one more episode of the show (and nope, the Joey show didn’t count). It seems that for better or for worse the show didn’t come back to our screens, but that hasn’t stopped Jimmy Kimmel from pulling an incredible stunt while interviewing Jennifer Aniston on his show.

Jimmy wrote his own fan fiction for an episode of Friends and cast himself as Ross, but I don’t really want to spoil much more of the video since it’s full of its own little surprises, so enjoy the clip!

[youtube width=”800″ height=”450″]http://youtu.be/i4H2JHp5XOQ[/youtube]

OK so this was pretty silly, but it was still great to see some of the team back together on the (fake) set of Friends. Still, it makes me want to see the show return more than ever! Would be nice given that I usually have Friends on the TV through the day while I’m working… soo many repeats!

Thank you JimmyKimmel for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of JimmyKimmel.

The One ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Everyone Should See

If you only watch one ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video, make it this one. The Photographer Anthony Carbajal not only joined the cause and accepted the challenge, he also made a hilarious take on it. The first 2 minutes of this 6 minutes video show him doing the actual challenge, but it’s the last 4 minutes that are the real important ones.

While these challenges are great, and they raise a lot of both awareness of the disease and money for the research on a cure, most people still don’t know much about ALS. Anthony has been scared of ALS his entire life as it runs in his family. In January 2014 he was diagnosed with ALS himself. So it is no wonder that he actively joins in on this campaign, but he also chose to invite you to see him and his mother, who has ALS, as well as him talking about it.

For the ones among our readers with a big heart and soft soul, keep the tissues ready. It will get emotional.

[youtube width=”800″ height=”600″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h07OT8p8Oik[/youtube]

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Image and video courtesy of Anthony Carbajal.

Chris Pratt’s Take on the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Is A Little Different

 

Chris Pratt who has starred in such films as Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie has done his “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” and put his own little spin on it. He has done what I would like to think I would do in the circumstances and managed to have a few drinks whilst having ladies dowse me in water. What a legend! He was challenged by Disney CEO Bob Iger and actor Vincent D’Onofrio and he certainly didn’t disappoint.

Here is the video:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_iCIg2oCCs[/youtube]

For those who don’t know, the challenge is to dump buckets of ice cold water over their heads to raise awareness for ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. Its actually getting some great exposure with people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg helping to raise awareness. It’s certainly becoming the next viral craze with celebrities and Youtube stars all jumping on board to help.  After they have dumped water over their heads, they are meant to nominate at least one other person to do the same, in the above video Chris nominated actors Gregory Smith, Nick Offerman and wrestler come actor Dave Bautista. Hopefully, even more of these will be done to raise awareness but I do hope that people do continue to try and make them as entertaining as possible.

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Oxford Dictionary Adds Douchbaggery, Adorbs & Many More to Its Collection

The Oxford English Dictionary has done well to avoid many of the new words that litter our vocabulary these days, but as our language is ever evolving and changing, so as the terms that need to be recorded for future generations. Of course even I will admit that some of these words would do well to be left out of the history books, but people were likely saying the same thing a hundred years ago about words we commonly use today.

Oxford Dictionaries has announced that you will now be able to find words like audible sigh, side boob, baller, hate-watch, adorbs, amazeballs, mansplain, humblebrag, douchbaggery, clickbait and more in their online records. Not only that but a few acronyms have been added, handy for all those times you can’t recall what YOLO, ICYMI and WDYT stand for, right?

Lets be honest though, even if it is only ironically, most of you have likely used one or more of these words in conversation at some point in the last couple of years, am I right? Or should that be ammarite?! I can’t keep up with the evolving language sometimes.

Thank you Engadget for providing us with this information.

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Fish Can Now Play Pokemon!

A fish has been playing Pokemon on twitch for the last few days and it’s amazing.

Catherine Moresco from the University of Chicago and Patrick Facheris from Columbia University are 2 developers who have a dream. Not only do these developers want a pet fish and want to enter a hackathon, they want the fish to be able to play Pokemon. So, they bought Grayson, a lovely little fish, and they set him up a fish tank. They then used a webcam and some motion tracking to let him control the character. Its slow, it’s tedious, and you can watch Ash standing next to a wall for hours, buts it’s just brilliant. The comments in the chat can be excellent and you do seem to get addicted to it quite easily.

Grayson started from the beginning of the game, only controlling the character via his random movements. There are 9 buttons that he can “press” as he swims around. Up, down, left, right, A, B Start, Select and “RANDOMIZE!”. The last button changes the order of the 9 buttons so that they are not always in the same positions. Grayson has actually made some progress. He somehow managed to choose his first Pokemon and even named it “AAAABBK”. He also managed to defeat Squirtle. He then made it out of the house and has been running around town since.There have been some concerns over Graysons health, but we have been assured that the fish sleeps quite often and isn’t in fact dead, they added that his health and safety was their primary concern.

To view the twitch stream click Here. Do be warned though, you do tend to sit reading the chat for quite some time.

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Idiots Troll Spielberg on Facebook For Killing a Dinosaur?!

Steven Spielberg is the centre of a lot of trolling on Facebook recently after images were shared of the legendary director next to a mechanical Triceratops on the set of 1993 classic Jurassic Park. Now just between you, me and a few billion other people with common sense, dinosaurs are extinct and we all know this was just a pretend dead dinosaur, right?

Jay Branscomb posted on Facebook;

“Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.”

Of course there are those of us who know this was just a joke, set up to take full advantage of the stupid nature of these “like if you think this is disgusting” Facebook pains in the butt that constantly do the rounds, but the joke only gets better as people with little clue about the nature of dinosaurs believed it was a real one that Spielberg had killed… oh dear.

“a worthless son of a b****!”

“One day we realise that we are killing all animals on this planet and we need them to survive. But, when we realise it will be too late.”

“I did not know that Steven Spielberg is a dinosaur hunter I am not only outraged, but disgusted!!”

“He’s a disgusting inhumane p***k,”

“I’d love to see these hunters be stopped. I think zoos are the best way to keep these innocent animals safe… assholes like this piece of s**t are going into these beautiful animals’ homes… and killing them. It’s no different to someone coming into your home and murdering you… I’m not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER.”

It’s nice to see that someone is finally standing up for dinosaur rights, and even more so for those of dead mechanical movie props. Check out the massively viral Facebook post right here for more amazing comments from the uninformed masses. I don’t mean to make fun of people who really do only mean good by being against hunting, but seriously… it’s a fricken dinosaur! They’ve been dead for a long time.

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Meet Gary, the GoPro Wearing Goat

GoPro cameras have been strapped to all kinds of crazy things in recent years; gliders, rockets, skydivers, race car drivers, skateboards, guitars and more, but I think this is the first time I’ve seen one strapped to the back of a goat.

The Goat duct-tape GoPro hybrid, or GoatPro for those who like snappier meme friendly names shows us the adventures of Gary the goat as he goes on his jolly adventures with his owner Jimbo Bazoobi of Western Australia.

The videos have quickly become an internet sensation and Gary is seen in his latest videos enjoy a hot spring in Mataranka, all shot in first person thanks to the GoPro fitted to his horns.

With over 700,000 Facebook fans this goat is one of the more unique internet celebrities of the year, but you only came here for the videos anyway, so enjoy!

[youtube width=”800″ height=”450″]http://youtu.be/HHnHnE4Ym7o[/youtube]

[youtube width=”800″ height=”450″]http://youtu.be/fYKK3gMK8O4[/youtube]

Thank you Metro for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Metro.

Google Try Stop Terminator from Coming Back to Kill Larry & Sergey

Google and their plans for world domination are not exactly rare subjects in the news, but when our Google overlords do finally create a human crushing army of robots worthy of the Terminator franchise, at least Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have a slightly increased chance of not being wiped out.

With Google’s robots.txt file now being 20 years old, it looks like they’ve gone and added another search engine function to Google.com by adding the file Killer-Robots.txt in the event of a robotic Armageddon that results in a T-1000 or T-800 robot coming back through time to kill Larry or Sergey. Not that I’m sure a .txt file would be enough to stop a T-1000, that dude was pretty determined to kill John Connor.

The Robot.txt file now reads:

“User-Agent: T-1000
User-Agent: T-800
Disallow: /+LarryPage
Disallow: /+SergeyBrin”

It’s a nerdy joke, no doubt about it, but I bet Google Chairman Eric Schmidt feels a little hurt that no one in the company thought to protect him from SkyNet.

Thank you CNET for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of TriStar.

 

Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul Turning on Xbox One Console via TV Advert

The new Xbox One advert which features Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul is causing headaches for some Xbox One users, just as the actor says “Xbox On” at the start of the advert, the voice command turns on the Xbox One in the advert, but it’s also turning on Xbox One consoles in peoples houses, as their Kinect is detected the audio coming from their TV. This has left many users to take to social media to vent their frustrations, albeit ones that I can’t help giggling at.

“Aaron Paul just turned my Xbox One via the Xbox advert. (Which triggered the IR [infrared] blaster to switch my TV off..)” tweeted Qassim Farid, a UK-based tech blogger.

Chesterfield-based Tom Neal wrote: “@Xbox your new TV advert is annoying the hell outta me. Aaron Paul keeps turning my console on… #stooooop”

This issue comes up in the same week that Microsoft begins to retail their Kinect free Xbox One bundle and they didn’t really do anything with the Kinect at their years E3 either. With features causing issues and the hardware now being removed from new bundles, not to mention talks of unlocking more GPU power by disabling the Kinect device, it looks like the life of the Kinect is getting shorter and shorter.

Thank you BBC for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of BBC.

Netflix Summary Glitch Creates Hilarious New Shows

When it comes to computers, it can only take one little thing to be wrong for the whole system to be useless, in the case of the internet, this can mean services and website can be taken offline, run slow, or a whole multitude of other issues. However, every now and then something goes wrong and hilarity ensues, just like it has done this last couple of days.

Netfelix has been suffering a bug that affects the summary section of it streaming content. More precisely it has been taking the last line of a shows summary and swapping it randomly for the last line of another shows summary, often with completely absurd consequences.

No doubt Netflix are working on the issue and we expect it will be fixed soon, if it hasn’t been already. Until then, see if there are any great ones that you can find and if not, enjoy this collection of some of the best ones so far.

Thank you IBTimes for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Twitter @SummaryBug

$40K Samsung TV Spawns Hundreds Of Mock Reviews On Amazon

When we first saw this 85″ Samsung TV at CES in Las Vegas, we spent about 30 minutes just standing there in awe, it really is a sight to behold and we would happily clear out half of our house to get one of these installed. Of course the big issue with the TV, aside from the fact that it is a whopping 85″, is that it will set you back $40,000! Not exactly cheap.

Clearly there are many people out there who want this TV, and despite the fact that most of the reviewers (if not all of them) haven’t bought the TV, it hasn’t stopped them from leaving some reviews. Given we are in the review business, it’s always great fun to see some people have a laugh with it, so we though we would share some of our favourites from the Amazon listing.

“I must admit that I had a few reservations initially. Pay for college or buy the only thing that I’ll ever need to buy again in my entire life… ever. After a period of much deliberation and soul-searching a realization hit me that rocked my world and blew my mind all over the room… free shipping. It took me only a few days to sell every worldly possession that my entire family and I hold dear but the worthwhileatude factor was completely worthwhile. Here I am sitting on the curb outside what used to be home, watching the last thing that I’ll ever need to watch. Buy it now! Free shipping!”

“I almost purchased this because who can resist a purchase when it’s been discounted $5,002.00!!! However, once I saw the Energy Guide rating, I quickly reconsidered. While I find this item an absolute steal, there is no possible way I can afford to spend $55/year on energy costs, which are only going to increase with time.

Buyer beware, Samsung almost got me with this one. Well played Samsung… well played!”

“Has anyone bought this yet? My wife told me that she would leave me if I purchased it and I was wondering if this TV would be worth it.”

“$40k gets you 85″ of Samsung bliss where Sony and Toshiba charge you $17k for a measly 84″.

Well, I’ll tell you that it was totally worth it. Whenever we go over to my neighbor Jim’s house, my wife and I quietly snigger over his little 84″. Yeah Jim, we know that’s a hairpiece too.”

“At first I thought it sounded expensive, but then I saw that batteries are included. That’s when we decided to go for it and we’re glad we did.”

“Great unit… the only problem is that it puts out so many lumens of HD TV power that it vaporized my cat. All I have left to remember Mister Tiggums is a Hiroshima-like flash-shadow on the far wall of my apartment. Judging by the shadow, he was licking himself when he was nuked by 85 inches of Samsung awesomeness. All I can say is that he went out a happy cat!”

“Absolutely worthless for watching midget porn. They all look normal size. And the remote control by hand gesture feature has some serious drawbacks…”

The chaos is far from over and it only serves as great PR for Samsung, although I still doubt that sales of this TV are going to be as big as their price tag, this isn’t exactly a suitable product for most peoples homes, or budgets. There are nearly 1500 reviews on the product and it should help you kill a few minutes on your next tea/coffee break this afternoon. You can read the rest of the reviews over on the product page here.

Thank you Gapyear for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Amazon.

White House Asked To Deport Justin Bieber After 100,000 Signatures Collected

The internet can be a wonderful place sometimes, when it comes to voting for something online we find the online community can come together to do great things, or at least do stupid things that make us all giggle from time to time. For example, we’ve seen someone offer a vote on how they should name their child, only for it to almost be Megatron Allspark. More recently, Justin Bieber is in the sights of the internet once again, 4Chan have already tried sending his world tour to the middle-east, but now they’re trying to get him out of the country entirely!

A petition was submitted to the White House and gained the required 100,000 signatures that are need, this means the White House has to give it an official response. We highly doubt anything will come of it, but it’s still a good giggle and I don’t doubt that many of the people who signed it genuinely want him gone from their country, especially after recent events that saw him being sent to prison.

The WeThePeople platform is a great way for people to voice their opinions, almost all of which have been more serious than the Justin Bieber issue, but we can only hope it sends a message to the little brat that he needs to get his act together… or else the internet is coming to get kick his butt!

Thank you TechCrunch for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of TechCrunch.