30 Years Later, the Max Headroom TV Hackers Remain at Large

For 25 seconds in 1987, in the middle of WGN-TV anchor Dan Roan’s sportscast, thousands of Chicagoans’ feeds were replaced with a low analogue whine and the eery image of a masked man nodding over and over as if in a state of mania. “If you’re wondering what’s happened, so am I,” Roan said to his audience once WGN regained control of the signal. What he couldn’t have known is that the rest of the world would still be wondering to this day. Read More >>

Trump Administration Creates Crime Hotline to Report Aliens, Immediately Gets Trolled

Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security launched a new hotline to “assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens.” The resulting “fuck you!” from average Americans was swift and hilarious. Read More >>

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This MP3 Experiment Shows What 2,000 Smartphone Speakers Sound Like

Improv Everywhere is an NYC-based guerrilla prank group who's various missions have included planning a massive Best Buy infiltration and turning a busy New York subway stop into an underground spa. For their latest social experiment, the team gave 2,000 people instructions via headphones, severely confusing local residents. Read More >>

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This Man Pranks Strangers With Intimate Details He Found by Stalking Their Instagram Accounts

How much do you share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Maybe a snap of your oh-so-healthy lunch? Or a witticism about an over-bearing boss? That's fine -- so long as your posts are set to private. Make that snap of your dog public, or that flirty exchange with a waitress available for all to see, and you're opening yourself up for some seriously freaky pranks. Read More >>

Man Stupidly, Knowingly, Buys a Picture of an Xbox One Off eBay For £450

There are many scammers out there on the web, and some of them look deceptively legitimate before disappointingly failing to deliver the goods. Which is what makes having sympathy for Nottingham's Peter Clatworthy difficult: if a £450 eBay listing clearly states it's for a picture of an Xbox One, then you should bloody well expect to receive a picture of an Xbox One for your £450. Read More >>

Watch People Get Pranked Into Thinking They’re Trapped in an IKEA Room

This is hilarious. Imagine shopping inside IKEA and hopping inside one of those strategically decorated rooms where every single thing has a price tag and playing with the faucet and looking at all the weird Swedish names and then... realising you have no idea how to get out. That's because you've just been pranked. There's no way out anymore. The original entrance has been replaced with a room that just boxes you in. Genius. Read More >>

Here’s the Funniest Prank You Can Pull on Facebook

This Facebook user had a genius idea for a prank: find Facebook users with the same name as yourself, recreate their profile pictures as closely as possible and then send them a friend request. It's like seeing an alternate version of yourself and it's freaking hilarious. Read More >>

So That’s Why the iPhone 5 Comes Pre-Scratched and Cracked

iPhone 5 scratching is no joke -- it's just a fact of life, according to Phil Schiller anyway. But it's totally this guy's fault that your shiny new iPhone 5 came, well, a bit battered. Broken iMacs are one thing, but smashed iPhone 5s. Ouch. Read More >>

Careful Not to Drop That Shiny New iMac!

What would you do if you saw someone drop not one but two brand new iMacs right in front of you? I'm not sure to be honest, possibly laugh? Cry? Read More >>

Is This the Best Video Chat Prank Ever? I Think So

The people who made this Chatroulette—yes, it still works—prank think it is the best one ever. I agree. They put a sexy girl on their end, looking for wankers while broadcasting the screen to the biggest outdoor city festival in Europe. Read More >>

Woman Takes to Court to Find Out Who Made Her Lewd Phony Facebook Profile

While it might be a little bit of fun and just a harmless prank between friends, at some point it all goes horribly wrong and someone gets hurt. But in this case, Nicola Brookes is determined to go to court to get the names of those responsible for this Facebook prank against her good name. Read More >>

How to Make Sure Someone Will Buy Your App

Chocolat, a text editor for Mac, offers its users a free trial before asking users to buy its app. After the free trial is over, you can still use the app but... it'll display everything in Comic Sans. You win Chocolat. [Chocolat via @jakemarsh via Stellar] Read More >>