You're at your local park, happily perched on a swing set, when a headless man charges at you and ruins your good time. We've all been there. Ok, maybe we haven't. But the park patrons in the clip above definitely have. See also: Drive-Thru Skeleton Prank Gives Employees a Bone-afide Fright In his latest video, magician and YouTube prankster Magic of Rahat terrifies park visitors by running and yelling at full force, dressed in a headless man costume. Even if you don't believe in headless zombies, those factors combined are enough to shake up even the biggest skeptics. While most people run away immediately or laugh off the prank, a few brave kids decide to take on the headless monster in a hilarious turn of events. BONUS: YouTube Picks the 10 Best April Fools' Prank Videos 1. Golden Eagle Snatches Kid Video courtesy of YouTube, MrNuclearCat 2. YouTube Challenge - I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy Video courtesy of … [Read more...] about Park Patrons Lose Their Minds in Headless Man Prank
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A day in the life of New York City subway conductor requires much carefully planned repetition — stop, go, make an announcement, repeat . Part of a conductor's daily routine includes pointing at a black-and-white sign positioned at the center of every stop. Repeating this motion dozens of times each day could feel monotonous, but one group of playful jokesters decided to spice it up. See also: Wet Paint Bench Prank Leaves Its Mark Participants in this subway experiment created signs that pointed towards the black-and-white signs, aiming to imply that the conductors agreed with whatever was written on their own signs. The signs forced the conductors to reveal a major Harry Potter spoiler, proclaim their love for New York and admit their affection for Thomas the Tank Engine, among other things. BONUS: YouTube Picks the 10 Best April Fools' Prank Videos 1. Golden Eagle Snatches Kid Video courtesy of YouTube, MrNuclearCat 2. YouTube … [Read more...] about The Single Greatest Way to Make a Subway Conductor’s Day
We might live in an age of persistent and pervasive surveillance. The recent revelations about the secret National Security Agency programs aimed at collecting vast amounts of data on Americans and foreigners seemingly confirm what tinfoil-wearing netizens have feared for years: They're watching us; technology has turned against its users. Amidst prying eyes, a small but growing group of hackers and programmers is working on applications that use cryptography — the science of creating techniques to hide data and render it readable only to intended recipients — to fight surveillance and give regular citizens access to what was once only reserved to computer experts. It's a battle of geek-made encryption apps against their uniformed snooping foes. SEE ALSO: 10 Better Alternatives to Your iPhone’s Native Apps And the spying agencies of the world are getting more adversaries every day. In fact, there are so many apps it's almost impossible to list them all: Silent Circle … [Read more...] about Is It the Dawn of the Encryption App?
It seems increasingly likely that Apple is getting ready to phase out. Whether the iPhone 13 will rip the band aid off in one go, or whether we're in for a protracted death, the writing is on the wall, and all signs point to the charging port's days being numbered. There are good reasons why Apple might want to do this -- less cost, more space inside the iPhone, one less thing to break or wear out -- but what does this mean for you, an iPhone user. It means e-waste. A lot of e-waste. Must read: I bought a 9,000,000mAh power bank from eBay, and I got what I deserved Omnicharge Omni Ultimate SEE FULL GALLERY 1 - 5 of 19 NEXT PREV A little over a year ago, Apple claimed that being forced by the European Commission to switch from Lightning to USB-C would create an " unprecedented amount of electronic waste " and … [Read more...] about No more Lightning: What will that mean for us?
When Lavabit — an email service that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden used — suspended service last week amid hints that it had received a government demand for information, a competing service called Silent Circle made a draconian decision: to obliterate all of its customers' stored email. The episode pointed out two fundamental weaknesses in email. First, even if an email service encrypts messages for secrecy, as Lavabit and Silent Circle did, the email headers and routing protocols reveal who the senders and receivers are, and that information can be valuable in its own right. And second, the passcodes used as keys to decrypt messages can be requested by the government (if held by the email company) or simply stolen by sophisticated malware. When email was created 40 years ago, security or anonymity wasn't part of the design. The routing and labeling protocols plainly state what computer sent it or forwarded it, what computer received it, and what time all this … [Read more...] about Why Email Can’t Be Completely Private