Were you awakened by a text message saying, “Hi, You’ve just been Selected to Test & Keep the iPad3! Confirm Your Spot Right Now at http:/ /ipad3mania.us”?
Well folks, no, you are not some lucky schmuck who gets to use the wonderful new iPad for free. This is a scam.
Do not click on the link and immediately delete the text message from your phone. Oh, and don’t bother trying to call back the number that it came from, it goes nowhere.
But after doing a little research online I was able to find out the name of the person who the domain “ipad3mania.us” is registered to.
Ben Fuller, Email firstname.lastname@example.org. I would give you the registered phone number and address but they are both fake.
Email this asshole and tell him what a piece of shit he is. There are a lot of dumb and innocent people out there who actually fall for this kind of bullshit and criminals like Ben Fuller take advantage of them.
I’ll try to find out more information about this guy (If he is a real person) and will keep you updated.
Giving a gift card makes everyone’s life much easier, but aren’t they just so boring?
Now you can make giving a gift card a little more fun with with a puzzle box maze. The puzzle box locks your gift card inside and requires that the lucky recipient guide a metal ball through a maze that eventually leads to the gift card being unlocked.
For only $5.99 you can enjoy watching your grandma try to desperately get her hands on that $20 Barnes and Noble gift card.
Doesn’t that sound like fun?
Richard Branson is f’ing awesome.
Virgin Galactic has begun “feathered” test flights of it’s incredible SpaceShipTwo, that will begin shuttling passengers into space in just about a year.
The first test went as planned and showed how the space ship will re-enter the atmosphere and land. The only thing they have not tested yet is the actual rocket launch; that will come in 2012.
So if you have $200,000 just laying around you can join the list of hundreds of people who are already booked for a flight into space.
Pretty darn cool.
More proof that Mark Zuckerberg is indeed an asshole.
According to reports, and confirmed by Facebook itself, the social networking goliath hired a PR firm to spread lies about Google, in an attempt to tarnish the beloved search engine’s reputation.
The PR firm worked to get newspapers, magazines, and websites to post stories saying that Google was trying to invade its users privacy.
Facebook is deathly scared that Google will eventually become successful with setting up a rival social networking site that will steal users from the almighty Zuckerberg and his cronies.
As of yet Google has not had much luck at doing that, but Facebook is not taking any chances. One of the statements the PR firm pushed to writers was, “The American people must be made aware of the now immediate intrusions into their deeply personal lives Google is cataloging and broadcasting every minute of every day — without their permission.” Which is not accurate at all according to Google.
Wow, nice writing. These boys need to duke it out in the octagon.
Looks like Mac’s aren’t as safe as you might think.
Apple has notoriously produced a computer that is almost completely protected from viscous web attacks from virus’s and malware. But a new malware has be unleashed that directly targets Mac users.
It is attached to a program that is made to resemble the popular MacDefender antivirus application. It targets people who are searching for the authentic MacDefender, and once it is downloaded it continuously tries to get the user to pay for fake services with dozens of annoying pop ups that appear out of nowhere.
So be careful out there you Apple Heads, you aren’t as safe as you might think.
I have to thank Gawker for this one.
According to the people over at OKCupid, people who use Twitter are slightly likelier to masturbate than people who don’t. The study found that people who use Twitter everyday have a 2 to 1 chance of masturbating in any given day, while people who don’t twitter are closer to 1.5 to 1.
I don’t know how accurate this actually is, or if it really means anything at all, but from the people I know on Twitter it is definitely true.
You have to give the sailors in this video a round of applause, they do one heck of a job putting out an F/A-18C jet engine fire on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson.
Watch as the jet’s engine catches fire after landing on the carrier and how quickly the crews put the flames out.
No one was injured in the incident.
I hate flying but this timelapse video of a flight from San Francisco to Paris is awesome. The coolest part is when the plane makes its way over the north pole and you can see the aurora borealis.
I am very surprised that Air France allowed the photographer to use his Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR camera during the entire flight, considering that the tripod he used is rather large.
Sucks for you Rupert.
MySpace owner, News Corp, is getting set to open it’s books for potential buyers on Wednesday. The problem is that everyone already knows that the company is dead and no one wants to pay the big bucks that News Corp is looking for.
MySpace had an operating loss of $156 Million dollars last quarter, due to the loss in ad sales, and is losing more and more traffic every month. Among those who are not interested in buying the site are Google, Facebook, AOL, and Yahoo. Even small start-up Zynga, which was rumored to be interested, has said that they want no part of MySpace.
Looks like this is going to end with some private equity firm swallowing it up.
Don’t feel too bad for Rupert and News Corp though, this really won’t hurt them a bit. Plus they are assholes anyways.
Looks like Mozilla has a winner. Only 5 days after the release of Firefox 4 it already had 3.64% of all browser usage. It’s competition, Internet Explorer 9, only had 1.78% of usage after being out 12 days.
Pow! Firefox is mauling IE9. Looks like the boys at Microsoft need to head back to the office and start figuring out what they need to do to stop the slaughter. Don’t know if it is possible though, because Firefox 4 is just a much much better browser that IE9.
Winner, winner, Sheen dinner!