Eyeball a car magazine or two on a newsstand and there's a good chance you'll spot a 200-mile-per-hour dream machine gracing the cover. Why not? They're gorgeous weapons of speed, and they all sell for more than the price of your house. Supercar MSRP inflation shows no signs of letting up, all (three) of the $3.9 million, 750-horsepower Lamborghini Venenos are spoken for. Ferraris are priced somewhat more competitively; the legendary Italian maker will soon offer 499 editions of their $1.15 million carbon-fiber-bodied, hybrid V-12/electric LaFerrari, which has 963 horsepower and can reach 217 … Read more
What is Jeremy's favorite color?!
Samsung today released Part 2 of its teaser ad series for the Galaxy S4 smartphone launch with its "secret messenger," a boy named Jeremy. In the first ad, Jeremy is allowed to look inside a box that ostensibly houses the Galaxy S4, and runs home with it. At the end of that video, Jeremy sits down at a desk in his room and the video ends with "to be continued."
In the second installment, Jeremy is hounded by a neighbor girl, Jane, who thinks the package is for her (or … Read more
When Apple gives a new phone to a child, that child gets drunk and leaves it in a bar.
Samsung, on the other hand, is far more trusting.
A new teaser ad which is surely for its Galaxy S4 phone (clue: Tagline is "Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy") offers a blond-haired boy who, for some unexplained reason, is being given the first of the new phones.
Jeremy Maxwell, aged, oh, perhaps 11, is being given the role of "Secret Messenger" for the new phone.
Why is he secret? And to whom must he deliver the … Read more
The woman who posted a video of her children dancing to the Prince tune "Let's Go Crazy" and has since waged nearly a six-year legal fight with Universal Music Group over the clip, may see her day in court.
US District Judge Jeremy Fogel ruled today that a summary judgment will not decide this case, which means that if the two parties don't settle, this lawsuit will proceed to a jury trial.
Yelp, the local listing service that has long been critical of Google's ways, is understandably disappointed with the FTC's settlement with the search giant. Other than a few minor concessions -- which you can read about here -- the government determined that Google's search practices are legal.
"Today's announcements by the FTC validate a number of the concerns we have raised about Google's dominance in the search market and its anti-competitive behavior," Yelp said in a statement. "The closure of the Commission's investigation into search bias by Google without action, however, … Read more
Take a look around the 2012 LA Auto Show and you'll see quite a few compact, fully-electric vehicles. Having spent much time creeping along at 20 mph on Los Angeles' gridlocked highways and stopping-and-going on its crowded streets this week, I can think of no better city to get excited about EVs.
We've rounded up the biggest players in this year's small EV class, many of which are currently available to consumers or will be sometime in 2013.
Chevrolet Spark EV
Stoppelman, speaking here today at a Business Insider conference, responded to a question from Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider deputy editor, about whether Google is evil. While he didn't straight out call the larger company the devil, he did say that Google has some evil business practices, such as ranking its reviews higher than those from competitors like Yelp.
Stoppelman said that any disruptive businesses, like Uber and Airbnb, are guaranteed backlash, and government and business entities shouldn't necessarily be allowed to limit those businesses. However, … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
On this day in 1992, "Jeremy" premiered on MTV.
Great collection of what Olympic divers look like mid-jump.
NASA to air Mars landing in Times Square.
FCC to Verizon: You don't have a right to block tethering apps.
When the Antisec branch of Anonymous hacked into security think tank Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, at the end of December, one of its claims was the theft 200GB worth of data, including e-mails and clients' credit card information.
Days after the hack, the group published 860,000 e-mail addresses and 75,000 unencrypted credit card numbers on the Web.
Now, the FBI's Milan Patel says that between December 6, 2011, and February 2012, "at least $700,000 worth of unauthorized charges were made to credit card accounts that were among those stolen during the Stratfor Hack," according … Read more