Apple’s new visitor center is as beautiful and ridiculous as you’d expect

November 21, 2017

Image: apple Steve Jobs’ last-place large-scale campaign is ultimately ready for the public — but you have to go to Cupertino to see it. I’m talking, of course, about Apple’s famed “spaceship” campus. Though employees moved in months ago, and Apple propelled the iPhone X in the recently minted Steve Jobs Theatre , none of the campus has been open to the public — until now. On Friday, Apple officially…

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4 Sex Toys That Are Really, REALLY Bad Ideas

November 20, 2017

Remember the good old days, when sex was a occasion you learned about from Cinemax or purloined stores? Maybe that’s too old — do they still even stir periodicals? Remember when sex was something you downloaded after you told your parents you were going to do your homework? It was almost nutritious formerly, before the bad people got ahold of it and saw that shit weird. WARNING: This article is…

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AI Can Help Apple Watch Predict High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea

November 20, 2017

The world’s most valuable corporation crammed a great deal into the tablespoon-sized magnitude of an Apple Watch. There’s GPS, a heart-rate sensor, cellular connectivity, and computing the level of resources not long ago would have filled a desk-dwelling tan casket. The doubt gadget doesn’t have a sphygmomanometer for quantifying blood pressure or polysomnographic equipment found in a sleep lab–but thanks to machine learning, it might be able to help with…

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How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Settings

November 19, 2017

Facebook deserves a lot of the flack it gets, be it for providing Russian information with a stage or gradually deteriorating privacy standards. Still, it has some sincere usefulness. And while the single good space to keep your privacy safe on Facebook is to delete your chronicle, taking these simple-minded stairs in the places is the next best thing. Remember, it’s not just friends of friends you need to think…

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Grandparents waving to granddaughter’s bus will warm your heart

November 19, 2017

“So shines a good deed in a weary world.” So said Willy Wonka, as played by Gene Wilder, when Charlie Bucket returned his Everlasting Gobstopper at the end of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and yes, for you Shakespeare buffs, it’s a paraphrasing of a line from The Merchant of Venice. Maybe that’s why Twitter has fallen in love with this young lady’s grandparents, who apparently come out every…

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This extremely disproportionate teddy bear has the greatest Amazon reviews

November 19, 2017

The holidays are rapidly approaching and what’s more iconic than a giant stuffed bear sitting under the Christmas tree? Imagine your family’s delight when they wake up Christmas morning to find this 6.5-foot cutie waiting for them. Photo via JoyFay/Amazon “The Joyfay teddy bear weighs in at 6.5 feet and 18 lbs. No lightweights here,” reads the product’s description “This heavyweight offers more huggability than your average bear. Kids and…

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Man uses persuasive writing techniques to craft perfect text to crush

November 19, 2017

Jake—or @squidslippers—shared that he used Aristotle’s “ingredients for persuasion” to craft a compelling text to ask out his crush. Ethos is an appeal to ethics and can be used to convince someone of the character or credibility of the persuader. Pathos is an appeal to emotion, and can be used to convince an audience by creating an emotional response. Logos is an appeal to logic, and is used to persuade…

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Amazon Key Flaw Could Let Rogue Deliverymen Disable Your Camera

November 19, 2017

When Amazon propelled its Amazon Key service last month, the committee is also offered a remedy for anyone–realistically, most people–who might be creeped out that the services offered gives random strangers unfettered access to your dwelling. That insurance remedy? An internet-enabled camera announced Cloud Cam, designed to sit opposite your door and reassuringly record every Amazon Key delivery. But now defence researchers have demonstrated that with a simple platform run…

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Prankster trolls Manafort with Mueller jack-o-lantern

November 19, 2017

This Halloween, the scariest thing for anyone associated with the 2016 Donald Trump campaign was Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who indicted Trump advisor Paul Manafort on Monday. Just for rub-ins, one Brooklyn photographer carved Mueller’s face into a pumpkin and left the jack-o-lantern (Bob-o-lantern?) outside Manafort’s New York City residence. Boo! People seem to be pretty into this (I’ve been getting hilarious press requests), so… I carved a Robert Mueller…

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5 Things The US Still Doesn’t Understand About Latin America

November 18, 2017

Get intimate with our brand-new podcast, Cracked Do Personal. Subscribe for fascinating bouts like My Job Was Killing Parties: 3 Soldiers Tell Us Everything and Behind Every War News Story Is A 20 -Something College Kid . When it comes to Latin America, the U.S. behaves like a drunken bully. This is kinda hard for me, as I spend American pop culture obsessively. So I might be experiencing me some…

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