*Remember the 16-year-old stowaway we told you about last week? The one who argued with his parents, then dashed out of the house, ran to the airport, jumped the fence and hid inside the first aircraft wheel well he could find before the plane took off?
Well, we hear that once he “came to” (authorities believe he may have passed out during the flight due to freezing temperatures and lack of oxygen at 38,000 feet – plus, there has to be some reason he doesn’t even remember flying) he didn’t realize he had flown all the way to Maui.
Security video of the boy’s arrival shows him dangling his feet for about 15 seconds from the wheel well before jumping 8 to 10 feet to the ground, landing on his feet and immediately collapsing Sunday morning, Maui District Airport Manager Marvin Moniz said. Continue reading
This is what the inside of an aircraft’s “wheel well” looks like.
*We generally hear of actual bodies being found in this compartment. But one lucky 16-year-old boy is safe and sound following a 5-1/2-hour flight from California to Maui in the wheel well of an aircraft.
According to the Associated Press, security footage showed the boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into the wheel well of Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation’s airline fleet. Continue reading
*A new look to your Twitter profile page has arrived. The thing is, its drawing a lot of comparisons to that of profile pages on Facebook.
Twitter began rolling out the design last Tuesday. It displays a larger profile picture and a larger header image, and showcases users’ most popular tweets.
In a move to boost the visibility of users’ most popular tweets, Twitter says the new profile pages will highlight the tweets that have received high numbers of retweets and favorites. In addition, users can now pin their favorite tweets to the top of their profile pages. Continue reading
This gyrating humanoid looks like she may have had her share of scuffles
*”And you can dance. For inspiration. Come on I’m waiting,” you might remember those lyrics from the Madonna song, “Get Into The Groove.”
Welcome to this is the craziest sh*t I have ever seen…an animatronic “doll” fitted with a long, blonde wig and sexy attire standing in front of a mirror, gyrating to any song you might want to play.
And the brother in the background seems to be having a good time, too!
If this moving mannequin – which is warned to be “the future” doesn’t give you nightmares, well, perhaps nothing will. Continue reading
Credit: Credit Erik Kabik-Retna
*It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what sent the Planet Hollywood audience at The Jacksons show in Las Vegas into frenzy so quickly. At the time of this writing, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon were in the second week of a 40-date show of their RockTellz & CockTails residency.
It could’ve been the pose each brother struck while standing in silhouetted silence behind the sheer, picturesque screen as seen in the picture below. Or the dramatic thump that landed on our ears as each step lit up when the brothers’ descended in unison.
Credit: DeBorah B. Pryor
Then again, maybe it was that “Superhero” stance that Jermaine does. You know – the one with the clinched fist, arm outstretched and slightly raised, which happens instantaneously when that awesome hook to “Can You Feel It?” comes on! Yeah, that one in the picture directly below. Continue reading
*Uh boy. You have to wonder sometimes: What is it going to take for some of us to get it through our heads that if we don’t want to live with the threat of our intimate photos and videos being put on blast, there’s only one solution: stop posing for them.
Or at least make sure we have personally erased them from the phone before we trade it in!
Too bad one Los Angeles woman neglected to do this. Now she has put her humiliation aside long enough to file a lawsuit; in which she claims a Sprint employee found two pictures of her engaged in sex and used the Facebook app on her phone to upload them; making them visible to her family, friends and co-workers.
Oh man! Continue reading
Secure Sockets Layers, and more recently, Transport Layer Security protocols have protected web users for years by creating a digital secure handshake to identify and encrypt data from the browser to the secure end site. The Apple flaw puts hackers in the middle of that handshake, by allowing the SSL/TSL routines to be bypassed. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
*According to an article in The Blaze , due to a recent security breach mobile device users should be very afraid.
The article states that the news that has tech giant, Apple , Inc., rushing its users to upgrade to the iOS7 software to prevent a potential security risk is even more scary than the enormous breach to consumer privacy revealed by Target last year. Continue reading
*On the one hand, the growing technology movement has enabled us to have lives that are much more convenient. We can reach someone across the world at lightening speed via instant message, Skype, Face Time and the like; but let’s face it (no pun intended) on the other hand, the price we pay for these conveniences is extremely high.
Just like someone who feels the painstaking paranoia of constantly looking over your shoulder to see if you’re being followed, technology makes us extremely vulnerable to predators if we neglect to take steps that lead to our successful security.
This means constantly updating our equipment to prevent an intrusion. Hey anything-Apple mobile device users, you might want to pay attention starting now. Continue reading