Category Archives: Technology

Apple Company Cheated Out of $300,000 By Brotha’s ‘Simple But Brilliant’ Scam

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*I guess its clear that some people simply adore their Apple products. The iconic retailer has taken over the tech marketplace with iPhones, Mac computers, and anything else a tech-savvy person could possibly want. Plus, once you buy their products, all you have to do, if you run into trouble with it, is walk right in to any Apply store and a one of their techies will be happy to assist you.

But one customer the company is sorry they ever laid eyes on is 24-year-old Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. The man loves Apple products so much that he allegedly scammed the company – not once, but 42 times, according to Tampa Bay Times’ Patty Ryan. Continue reading

Want to Live Longer – Stand Up at Work – Check Out the Treadmill Desk

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*Oh the power of taking a stand.

We have all heard the cliche, “Stand for something or fall for anything.” We stand in line to make purchases at the store. We stand in line to register at the DMV – heck, we stand up to vote! But how often do we actually stand up at work; especially those of us with sedentary occupations.

Like me, sitting here writing.

But one scientist -slash-doctor says STANDING can actually save your life. He actually spent most of his life studying the terrible consequences of people sitting on their butt for hours on end.

Thing is, sitting is such a natural thing to do, most of us do it — without even realizing. And doing this is said to  significantly increase our risk of cancer, heart disease, obesity and more. Continue reading

Vine User Rashid Polo: ‘If Profiling Keeps Happening, I’ll Have to Record It’ (Watch)

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Rashid Polo: Screenshot of Rashid Polo Vine video

 

*And if I were you, convenience store employee, I would not take the threat lightly. Rashid Polo, became an Internet sensation last week after his Vine video of convenience store employees following him drew 30 million views.

Inspiration indeed, to continue filming his racial profilers.

“If it keeps happening, I’m going to be forced to record it,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. “Hopefully it doesn’t happen again, because it’s very annoying and it’s a touchy subject with many people.”

His theory about the racial profiling he experienced is that it was most likely a by-product of living in a small Minnesota town. “‘You’re a young minority and you’re probably going to steal, so let’s keep an eye on you,’” Polo said of his profilers’ thought process, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Continue reading

Awww How Sweet: Birthday Surprise Given By Wife to Husband Goes Viral

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*Wow! Imagine its your birthday, and people you don’t even know start sending you Twitter and Instagram messages wishing you a “Happy Birthday!” That’s what happened to Jennifer Hamilton’s husband, and all the love blew him away!

Jennifer –aka Jenn– wanted the world to know just how special her hubby is to her; and she decided to give him a birthday present he wouldn’t soon forget. Continue reading

Comcast Is So Embarrassed: The Customer Service Call They Hoped You Wouldn’t Hear (Listen)

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*Hey, raise your hand if this ever happened to you. Oh boy, that’s a lot of hands. And you say it has happened more than once? Yep, to many of us. You call the customer service department of your cable network to have your services disconnected, and instead of a “Yes, right away sir (or) ma’am” you get a long road of twists and turns.

This is what happened to one customer of cable and Internet giant, Comcast. But the thing is, the customer service rep was not counting on the tech-savvy nature of the person he was speaking to.

Hee. Hee. Hee. Continue reading

A Once ‘Cute’ Iconic Photo for Coppertone Now ‘Indecent’ According to Facebook

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*Some of us from “a certain age group” remember the Coppertone tanning lotion print commercial of 1953, where the swim suit bottoms of a little white girl  is playfully being tugged at by a little doggie.

Well, Facebook apparently didn’t think it was cute in 2014 – and pulled the photo when a mom tried to “recreate” the iconic pic with her own child as the star (see photo below). Seems what we called “cute” back then has now ended up on the wrong side of Facebook’s decency terms. Continue reading

Think Privacy on Facebook Is A Thing of the Past…Here’s 3 Things You Can Do to Get It Back!

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*Do you feel like social media has taken away your privacy power? If you take the time to revisit three simple things, you can take your power back!

Ever wonder how that creep from drama class at NYU found you?

When is the last time you looked at your privacy settings?

Did you know that you can actually control who can look you up? Continue reading

GM Will Pay “At Least” $1 Million To Families That Lost Members Due to Ignition Defect

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*While this story is still developing, it is being reported that if you are one of the unfortunate families that had a death occur due to the result of the ignition switch defect that led to widespread recalls, an announcement made today by GM fund administrator, Kenneth Feinberg, says the corporation has offered to pay at least $1 million compensation to your family for your loss.

According to NBC News, GM has linked 13 deaths to the flawed ignition switches, though federal regulators have said there is a strong chance that the part is to blame for more fatalities. Claims can be submitted beginning Aug. 1. Here’s how the fund’s protocol breaks down. Continue reading