We all rely heavily on technology these days and why not? Most gadgets are enablers that aid us in our daily lives. Where would we be without our smartphones, tablets, TVs, the internet or an electronic back scratcher?However, overuse of tech can be dangerous. Plenty of people have fallen foul after putting too much trust into their technical doohickeys.They've found that social media, GPS, Photoshop and many other tech-based tools can turn around and bite them on the behind. And there are many cautionary tales out there that we should all take heed of.So have a glance through our round-up of the best gadgetry gaffs - some funny, some downright shocking - in order to avoid making the same mistakes. Flick through the gallery above and read stories of technology terror. At the very least, it might make you think twice before hitting send on your next tweet.Remember technology is there to help and/or entertain us, not give us carte blanche to be … [Read more...] about 26 tech fails that ruined people’s lives
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Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle attend the DailyMail.com and DailyMailTV Holiday Party at Gramercy Terrace at The Gramercy Park Hotel on Dec. 11, 2018, in New York City. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images) Tiffany Trump, from left, Donald Trump, Jr., and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle attend the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC, on Nov. 28, 2018. (Jim Watson/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Kimberly Guilfoyle speaks to West Virginia voters at a campaign event for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey Oct. 22, 2018 in Inwood, West Virginia. Morrisey is currently the Attorney General of West Virginia and is running against Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Kimberly Guilfoyle and Donald Trump Jr. are seen at a Ted Cruz Rally at the Lone Star Convention Center on Oct. 3, 2018 in Conroe, Texas. (Bob Levey/Getty Images) Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr., Dinesh D'Souza, and Debbie Fancher attend … [Read more...] about Gavin Newsom muses on Kimberly Guilfoyle dating Donald Trump Jr.
Last April, famed writer and hero-murderer George R.R. Martin announced that he was hoisting his ancient blog from his moldering LiveJournal onto his personal website. For casual Game of Thrones fans, it was a minor hiccup at best—most clicked the new link and never looked back. For a certain strata of enthusiasts, however, this was a far more momentous move. Described as “the last holdout” by longtime LiveJournal volunteer-turned-employee Janine Costanzo, Martin’s blog was perhaps the once blogging giant’s last bond to the world of great pop culture. So while the author may never finish his most beloved literary series, his simple act of Web hosting logistics truly marks the end of an era. Growing up on the Web at the dawn of the social media age (circa 2007), it felt like all the connectivity-obsessed sites forming the burgeoning core of the new Internet were haunted by a faded spectre called LiveJournal. As a teen, I never actually knew anyone who had … [Read more...] about “The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging
The Oxford English Dictionary defines "meme" as "an image, video, piece of text, typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, often with slight variations."And if you've spent any time on Reddit or Buzzfeed then you'll probably find many who believe this is what the internet was made for.Well, they say laughter is the best medicine so crack a smile at some of the best, stupidest and most famous memes we've found from around the web.Change my mindIn the early days of 2018, comedian Steven Crowder posted a photo of him sitting at a table with a sign that read "Male privilege is a myth, change my mind."His actions were designed to spark debate outside a Texas University for his Podcast and Youtube channel. The results were interesting. The photo quickly became a template for many memes with people changing the words on the poster, but also Photoshopping someone else behind the desk. The meme also proved incredibly popular on the Subeddit … [Read more...] about The best and most famous internet memes around
There was always something distasteful about Amazon’s quest to find a home for its HQ2. Even when it seemed like it might be a fair fight, it was depressing to watch so many cities and towns prostrating themselves before a tech giant in hopes they would score a windfall of jobs and infrastructure investments. Today, after a nationwide search, the entire stunt was revealed to be a kind of ruse — Amazon’s singular HQ2 turned out to be a pair of regional offices, and they would be located in two thriving metropolitan areas with strategic significance to Amazon and no dearth of high-paying jobs to start with. I rarely write about Amazon here, but I’m making an exception today, if only because its big office move represents such a high-profile collision of big tech and our democracy. It also triggered a significant backlash that ricocheted around social media and has gotten the attention of elected officials — and I wonder if Amazon, as the least socially savvy … [Read more...] about Amazon’s HQ2 stunt could come back to haunt it