French artist Julien “Seth” Malland is an accomplished street artist who enjoys travelling the world and leaving his fabulous murals in all corners of the globe. Malland often collaborates with local artists and likes to get a feel for the area before creating his masterpieces. He has created colorful, expansive installations in numerous countries and across several continents. He calls himself the Globepainter, for obvious reasons!Continue Reading
In the wake of several high profile account hijackings, Twitter has sent out an urgent memo to several news organizations warning them about account security.
Last week a tweet from a hacked AP account caused all manner of mayhem on the stock market as it stated that 2 explosions had taken place in the White House and that President Obama had been injured. Several other accounts have been hacked in recent months and in this new memo, Twitter has cautioned news agencies about their security because they “believe that these attacks will continue.”Continue Reading
As part of his 80th birthday celebrations country music legend Willie Nelson made an audition tape with the folks at CONAN, imploring Peter Jackson to hire him to play the role of Gandalf in the Hobbit 2 aka The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!
Nelson, who as well as being a music legend is also an activist, actor, writer and advocate for the legalization of marijuana, makes an incredibly interesting Gandalf. From this smokin’ pitch, it’s easy to see why Jackson might be tempted to give Sir Ian McKellen the old heave-ho and get Nelson in instead! Continue Reading
Check out this awesome fanmade action figure – the Autobot E, an awesome Star Trek meets Transformers creation!
The Autobot E was created by artist TJ Wilferd aka Deviant Artist Unicron9 who has a penchant for creating customized action figures. Unicron9 decided to boldly go where the Star Trek had not gone before and take thundering it into the world of Transformers.
Unicron9 said, “The head had to be long because the deflector dish is on the top of it for alt mode, so I went for a majestic alien look with a mix of Geordi’s visor, Vulcan ears, and Andorian antennas….I know it isn’t perfect, but I hope you guys like it.”Continue Reading
The U.S. Navy has started testing two new aerial tools that have previously been used in the wars with Iraq and Afghanistan, to help them tackle drug smuggling across Caribbean waters.
Officials believe that the deployment of these aerial tools will make it easier for Coast Guard and Navy personnel to detect, track and videotape drug smugglers in action.
One of the devices being tested by the Navy is a balloon-like, helium-filled craft called an aerostat. The aerostat is tethered up to 2,000 feet (600 meters) above a ship’s stern and has numerous cameras and sensors that take the ship’s radar capabilities from about 5 miles to about 50 miles! Data provided by the aerostat can help teams in an on-board control center to identify larger ships and monitor their movements. Continue Reading
Check out these awesome “cat tights” that are currently all the rage in Japan. This adorable hosiery features two cutesy cat faces on the front, appearing just above the knee and has little cat tails on the back – making them the perfect fashion accessory for feline fanatics. If worn with high boots, they would give the appearance that the kitteh is peeking out over the top of them. Puss in Boots style!
Cat tights aren’t really a new invention in the fashion world, but the adorableness of this pair and the clever design has captured the attention of Japanese females and they are proving to be remarkably popular! The item, which is being sold by online fashion retailers RyuRyu for 350 yen ($3.50) has received some very favorable comments, with women falling over themselves to compliment them and express how cute and adorable they think they are!Continue Reading
A new advert for the Windows-based Nokia Lumia 920 has sent Microsoft wading into the ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung fanboys, portraying them as idiotic and argumentative all whilst suggesting that the Nokia smartphone is a way better device!
The advert is set at a wedding, but instead of the guests being separated into families, they are divided by their smartphone allegiances. It all gets out of hand when one Apple aficionada tells a Samsung enthusiast to move his “enormous phone” out of the way as he tries to snap a picture of the happy couple. A few insults are bantered back and forth, before all hell breaks loose and the fanboys get physical! Continue Reading
Check out this fabulously dark and twisted video from Ze Frank, entitled “Teddy Has An Operation”.
The poor little teddy bear isn’t feeling so good, so he goes to a doctor who opens him and gives all of his organs a thorough once over to figure out where the cause of his illness lies.
Once the flap of Teddy’s belly has been peeled away, we can see all manner of problems plaguing this unfortunate little bear. He’s got fag-butts in his bonbons, his kidney crayons are nasty and gangrenous and he also fell in love with a bad boy who broke his heart (something most of us can identify with I think). Continue Reading
California man David Nosal has been convicted by a San Francisco federal jury on 6 charges that range of theft of trade secrets to hacking, despite the fact that he didn’t actually hack into any computers. His case has been called a “novel application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act” (CFAA) and shows that you don’t necessarily need to be a hacker to be prosecuted as one.
Nosal is currently free and awaiting sentencing and looks set to receive a lengthy prison term, however it is likely that his defense team will appeal the ruling.
Steven Gruel, one of Nosal’s lawyers said, “We think, legally, these counts can’t stand.”Continue Reading
Check out this image of Jón Gnarr, the mayor of Iceland’s capital city Reykjavik, who apparently likes dressing up as a Jedi and even cast his election vote looking like an iconic Star Wars warrior in the recent ballots according to Redditor shawtay. We don’t know if voting in Jedi garb gives your ballot more force, but we sure hope it does!
Apparently, writer, actor and comedian Gnarr was elected as mayor in 2010 after he founded a political party called the Best Party. Initially the party was founded as a joke, intended to satirize Icelandic politics and politicians. One of their manifesto claims was that they would not honor any of the promises they give before election and they frequently parody the idioms and phrases commonly used in Icelandic politics!Continue Reading