Ryan Collins, the hacker responsible for the infamous celebrity nude photo leak of 2014, known to the world as sigh " the fappening," has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Charged with felony computer hacking in March, Collins took a plea deal that reduced his possible sentence from five years in federal prison to a year and a half. In the court of public opinion, however, he'll be sentenced to life for being a) total creep and b) forcing us to say the portmanteau sigh "the fappening."
Investigators have found more than 600 victims in the hack, but some of the more famous targets for Collins included Kate Upton, Gabrielle Union, and Jennifer Lawrence. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Collins admitted to obtaining the photos, and other private information, through an email phishing scheme — but investigators never found any evidence that he shared or uploaded the images."
Everyone knows at Burger King, they serve burgers “your way,” but this Halloween, they’re serving them roasted, leaving the competition burnt to a crisp.
A Burger King in Queens, NY got really into the Halloween spirit this year, throwing a white tarp over the building and dressing it up as the ghost of McDonald’s. Rest assured, the location cleared things up on their marquee, which read, “BOOOOO! Just kidding, we still flame grill our burgers. Happy Halloween.” They even scrawled "McDonald's" on their food containters. Needless to say, it was a real fright to an already brave customer-base looking to get their Whopperito on.
For a company that sells cheeto-dusted chicken fingers and has this creep as their mascot, Burger King really has the weird fast-food marketing department on lock.
Actually, creepy mascots are kind of both of their M.O. I direct your attention to Exhibit A, a gif of a couple of Grimace Grandmas rubbing Ronald McDonald's head. Yikes.
Apple's new Macbook doesn't just give feels, it requires them.
Announcing a new line of Macbooks today, Apple introduced the world to the Touch Bar, a digital interface that lives at the top of the keyboard, replacing the function keys. The Touch Bar gives users a whole new range of control on things like video editing, audio recording, and sending emojis.
On the fence about what to do on Election Day? Well, this German bus has one word for you: Abstimmung. Translation: Vote.
The video comes from German media company DR Nyheder:
via DR Nyheder
Will googly eyes become the most effective political attack of the 2016 election? We'll find out on November 8.
Sometimes it seems like those who write the Jeopardy answers are looking to embarrass longtime host, Alex Trebek. Last night, an answer required Alex Trebek to rap Drake's "Jumpboy". Needless to say, we probably won't be hearing a collaboration between these two Candian powerhouses any time soon.
Vine, the micro vlogging app, which allowed users to record and share short bursts of insanity, is no more. In a statement from Twitter, who owns Vine, this morning, the company announced that they would be shutting down the popular app, reducing the runtime of a typical Vine from six seconds to zero seconds.
“Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold,” said Twitter. “Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app.”
Easing fears about the future of user content, Twitter has made it clear that the site would remain active, so previous content could be found, shared, watched, etc. So there’s no need to start exporting your Vines and importing them to Instagram just yet.
The announcement comes on the heels of Twitter announcing significant layoffs, firing 9 percent of its workforce.
Nothing will be happening to the site today, so continue Vining away. As for the rest of us, let’s relive the magic that was Vine in 2016 and fall in love all over again.
The joke of the tech world for the last month has been "how long will it take for you to lose Apple's new, completely wireless AirPod earbuds?" Well, it looks like Apple lost them sooner than we expected.
"Early response to AirPods has been incredible," Apple said in a statement released yesterday. "We don't believe in shipping a product before it's ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers."
The company has not announced a new release date.