Category Archives: Technology

New Google App Let’s You Get Your ‘Oops!’ Email Back!

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*Don’t all of these apps start getting on your nerves after awhile? It seems “there’s an app for that” now applies to everything you do, think, feel, or care to be.

Damn. Even the things designed to make life smoother for us can become overwhelming.

But sometimes, not often, but at times, an app comes along that seems to be right on point. And that app appears to be Google’s latest revelation: “The Oops, I didn’t mean to send that to him app.”

Well, that’s not the formal name for it, but that is what is was created for. Continue reading

Android Users: 500 Million Devices at Risk (Glitch in Factory Reset)

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(BGR.com) One of the most important things to do before selling or giving away a used smartphone is to wipe the device clean. After all, the last thing anyone wants is for a complete stranger to have access to all of their personal data. Unfortunately for Android users, researchers from Cambridge University recently discovered that performing a data wipe on Android devices doesn’t clear the device as one would expect.

Even with full-disk encryption in play, researchers found that performing a factory reset on Android smartphones isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Continue reading

Uh Oh…New Regulations in NYC Take Aim at Uber & Lyft (Jealous Yellow Cabbers!)

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*We knew it would only be a matter of time. After all, we were getting a little too comfortable with being able to access rides by just using an app on our cellphones. Instead of standing on a corner trying to hail a taxi.

Some see it as a little too convenient to be able to let a driver know exactly where to pick you up; and be able to hop into the front passenger seat as if the driver is a friend or relative.

Then, to top all of that off, being able to have the driver take us anywhere we need to go, for a fraction of the price we would’ve paid using a yellow cab.

That’s not only competition for the yellow cab companies, its outright slaughter.

So is it any surprise forces are working overtime behind the scenes to shut this service down…or at the very least, get more control of it? Continue reading

Internet Slang…What the Heck? Former Newsman Dan Rather Explains (Watch)

Dan Rather, former news anchor at CBS.
Dan Rather, former news anchor at CBS.

*Laugh if you want to. But one day, the joke will be on you!

Yes, Dan Rather may be rather ‘up there’ in age, but at least he’s around to laugh at himself as Buzzfeed sits him down to talk about the terms young folk are using on the Internet today.

We’ve heard you whisper ‘what the heck does BAE mean?’ and ‘What do they mean by DadBod?’

Like we said, laugh if you want to. You may be young now, but ask Dan Rather, and many others who will tell you…

That won’t last!

 Rather breaks down terms like “On Fleek, LIT, BAE, MRW, DadBod, and THIRSTY” in a most humorous way. Continue reading

Beware: Your New Social Media ‘Friend’ May Be a Federal Agent

They are busier than ever, stealing YOUR data!
They are busier than ever, stealing YOUR data!

*Do you really want to accept that friend request on social media? I mean, who is this “friend” really?

You might be surprised to learn its no friend at all. At least none you’d want to know.

According to recent reports, your new friend just might be a federal agent. And if you’re thinking, “Hey, I’ve done nothing wrong!” Or “I’ve got nothing to hide.”

Well, you may be right; but here’s what they’re probably looking for…

Cheaters! Liars! And everything in between. Continue reading

Now Ya’ Know: Young Couple Gets to See Themselves Age to 90 (Watch)

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*Now I know what some folks are thinking as they look at the photo of the lovely young couple above – after reading the headline. And yes, some people will and do age better than others.

But that’s not the point of this story.

Have you ever really thought about how you and your “forever love” will look as you move forward in years?

Imagine being given the gift of knowing this…right now.

Knowing exactly how you will look in your 50’s, 70’s, and 90’s.

Kristie and Tavis (shown above) are an engaged couple who was given such a gift–thanks to an experiment with Cut Video and Field Day (along with the magic of makeup and some old family photos). Continue reading

Live Mic Accidentally Records Mayor in Bathroom Taking a Leak (Video)

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*Yes Mayor Rachael Jonrowe, we’re not mad at you. It would be hard to compose myself too if I heard the man who was sitting next to me only seconds ago, in such a vulnerable position.

But as they say, stuff happens.

Apparently, during a Texas city council meeting, Mayor Dale Ross made a restroom run. Thing is, he forgot to turn his mic off and, well, let’s just put it this way…everyone knew it was him; where he was, and what he was doing.

Big time!

We can see the response of the mayor (pro tem) in the photo above, but all we can do at this point is wonder about the response of The Honorable Ross, once he realized his mic was still on.

I mean no disrespect sir, but was it while you were washing your hands? Drying them? What? Continue reading