I don’t know where you Californians get your coffee and donuts, but in 2015, it should be Dunkin. The nationwide donut chain announced today that they’re finally bringing their magical blend of sugary, caffeinated goodness to the west coast. So congrats to you, I guess, California.
You’ve got all these photos on your phone or some other non-Polaroid device… how in the heck are you going to show them to anyone else? Why you could take it to one of Polaroid’s new mobile photo developing studios and get a real printed picture in your hand just like old people used to like!
2012 was a huge, huge year for mobile gaming as more and more and more people picked up iPhones, iPods, iPads and Android devices by the armload. And in 2012, the biggest money-making trend for iOS game developers was making free-to-play games with additional paid content. Every single one of the top 10 grossing iPhone games from last year were free. Free game, then charge people real money for in-game items. Seems to be a winning strategy.
Fred Flintstone has graced every box of Pebbles cereal for over 70 years. And now, even though it’s temporary, Post is replacing him with a really badly drawn cartoon John Cena. I’m honestly not sure which annoys me worse— the breaking of tradition by removing Fred from the box or the fact that with all their money, cereal companies like Post and General Mills won’t hire people who can actually draw to design their cereal boxes.
“We’ve just been talking with kids. They wanted more variety,” she said. “Fred isn’t necessarily the … coolest or [most] relevant guy for kids who we are going after.”
Fuck you… Fred will always be cool.
Who says brick and mortar stores are at a competitive disadvantage against Amazon? Not if you’re Target and you’ve got the giant brass cojones to do something as crazy as saying that you’re going to price-match Amazon 365 days a year.
In late 2008 through 2009, the US government loaned billions and billions to companies that were “too big to fail” to keep them afloat. Most of the money has been paid back by now, and most of the companies were grateful for the help except apparently AIG, who now wants to sue the US government because the bailout “cheated AIG shareholders”.
As much as Hollywood movie studios rant and rave at the top of every mountaintop about how pirating movies and TV shows are ruining their industry, you’d think their own internet records should be squeaky clean. But an end of the year Bit Torrent study has found just the opposite— torrent file sharing of pirated movies, TV shows and video games are rampant in big Hollywood studios such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox.
Apple store employees across America coming forward with tales of back room sex, drug dealing, photo stealing and product smashing
In the past year, there have been a couple isolated incidences of bad employee behavior at Apple stores. But as more and more employees come forward, it’s not looking like a couple isolated stores, but that the work culture at Apple stores seems to encourage not giving a shit, stealing electronics, stealing photos off people’s devices, deal drugs out of the back room and employee sex in closets.
Right now, the superfast Google Fiber internet service is only available in Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS, and it’s only running to homes, not businesses. But one KC couple who want to see the city as a tech hub are renting out a room in their house for $49 a night to tech entrepreneurs who want a taste of the fastest internet speeds available to mortals on this side of the world.
Right now, your credit or debit card is just a dumb piece of plastic that only serves the purpose of keeping that magnetic strip on the back in a straight line so readers can read it. But in the near future, your credit card will have buttons and a screen so you can check your balance as well as adding a second layer of security for transactions.
As of midnight last night, personal and recreational use of marijuana became legal in Washington state. And with that legalization will come a market. A really big market. And former Microsoft product manager James Shively wants to take advantage of that market, offering high end weed in a retail environment.
Recently making the rounds in the news and on blogs is this year’s Christmas toy catalog from Swedish Toys R Us licensee Toy-Toy Group. Unlike every other toy catalog, the Toy-Toy catalog doesn’t conform to rigid gender stereotypes about what boys like and what girls like, instead showing boys having fun with kitchen playsets and girls having fun with toy guns. I know, it’s pretty shocking stuff, girls wanting to play with toy cars. Gasp!