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Mysterious Apocalyptic Message Interrupts TV Broadcasts in America: ‘Violent Times Will Come’

Many Californians regularly scheduled broadcasts were interrupted Thursday morning with strange emergency messages warning of extraterrestrial invasions and the beginning of Armageddon. The bizarre warnings aired on TVs in the Orange County area of Southern California, affecting Cox and Spectrum cable users, according to the Orange Country Register. Read More >>

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I Don’t Care How Cool VR Is, Please Just Propose IRL

You know what’s cool about finding someone you’re actually into? Holding hands. Making out. Gazing into each other’s (actual) eyes. You know where you can’t do these things? In the void. So why the hell are people proposing in virtual reality? Read More >>

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Finally There Is A Suitable Musical Tribute To Sir Clive Sinclair

Sir Clive Sinclair is one of Britain's most legendary tech pioneers. In 1982, he created the ZX Spectrum - one of the first home computers and an important milestone in early gaming. Three years later, in 1985, he created the Sinclair C5 - a strange little battery-powered go-kart. It was, umm, slightly less successful - but it showed the scale of his ambitions. Read More >>

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Severed Hand Causes Road Closure

A driver travelling along the A19 near Stockton spotted what he thought was a severed hand just lurking in the central reservation. Naturally, you'd be more than a little disturbed at seeing a disembodied limb lying there, so police were contacted and the northbound lane was closed. Read More >>

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Juicero Founder Hops on Silicon Valley’s Hot Starvation Fad With ‘Raw Water’ Fast

Juicero, the startup that brought us £400 cold press juice machines that work as good as your bare hands, shut down earlier this month. While his company was being squeezed dry, founder Doug Evans reportedly posted a video of himself vanishing into a sandstorm at Burning Man. And now, a few weeks later, Evans has apparently emerged to embrace a new overpriced beverage: raw water. Read More >>

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Sex Doll-Sharing Service Taqu Suspended After Angering Chinese Communist Party

Damn! Just when someone has a great, not at all weird and disturbing idea, the man has to come in and crush it. Read More >>

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Why Is Someone Clogging Swiss Toilets With Tens of Thousands of Euros?

Swiss authorities are trying to crack a strange case involving the disposal of more than £80,000 worth of €500 notes that were flushed down the toilets of public establishments in Geneva. The perfectly good cash caused thousands of pounds worth of plumbing damage and officials are stumped by the seemingly pointless destruction. Read More >>

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Stop Wasting My Time With This Stupid Planet X Doomsday Conspiracy Theory

Holy shit, stop, please stop. When a crazy person says something crazy in real life, we ignore them. But for some reason on the internet we decide that every crazy person is worth listening to, news outlets with large audiences write about their fever dreams, and less crazy people suddenly get concerned because now every news outlet is the Daily Star spewing hot garbage about some made-up astronomy bolstered by someone’s ridiculous fake religious enlightenment. Read More >>

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One Year After Bricking Third-Party Ink With Update, HP Is Back on Its Bullshit

The astronomical prices printer makers charge for cartridges have long been a favourite subject of internet comedians (with more than one noting that printer ink is now more valuable than gold), so it came as a bit of a surprise when HP actually made some concessions after pushing out an update that bricked unofficial ink cartridges last year. Unfortunately, it seems HP has now returned to its iron-fisted ways, once again locking down the use of third-party ink with a software update. Read More >>

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This Solid Gold iPhone X Costs £53,000

Apple's iPhone X has just appeared on the market, but there's already a version available to order featuring 250 grams of 22K gold, which costs over £53,000. Read More >>

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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Has Set a New Bar for Tech CEO Weirdness

This is a golden era for rich nerds who make people uncomfortable. Remember Tesla CEO Elon Musk posing with maracas next to a mariachi band? Remember sentient ball of pizza dough Mark Zuckerberg doing his best normal guy impression? Okay, now forget those guys, because Jack Ma set the new high watermark for inscrutable technocrat behavior at this year’s Alibaba Annual Party in Hangzhou. Read More >>

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Did Apple Just Stage a Life-Threatening Car Wreck for Its Emotional Apple Watch Advert?

Today Apple took to the stage to seduce us with shiny new gadgets that we should definitely spend an absurd amount of money on because they are supposed to change the world. They might even save our lives—and Apple wants to make sure you know that with its super emotional opening videos. Fit with a stirring soundtrack, heart-rending narratives and...wait, was that a staged car crash? Read More >>

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Nicolas Cage Believes His Scrapped Superman Movie Is Better Than Man of Steel

Superman Lives may have been doomed to movie oblivion years ago, but its one-time-star believes that even then, the movie has one thing going for it that no other Superman movie can have: the absurd power of our collective imagination. Read More >>

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Why Can’t I Stop Watching This Nipple-Stabilised Topless Ski Footage?

The clever software that stabilises bumpy video and turns it into smooth as silk footage works by tracking various targets in a clip so it can calculate the camera’s erratic movements. Here’s what happens when you instead tell it to stabilise footage by tracking just a single male nipple. Read More >>

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Richard Branson Is Having a Weird Sleepover With ‘Young People’ During a Hurricane

Let’s talk about a few facts. Billionaire party enthusiast Richard Branson owns a private isle in the Virgin Islands. Branson’s island sits squarely in the path of Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms the Atlantic has ever seen. Rather than retreat to a safer location, Branson has collected a mysterious group of “young people” for a “sleepover” in the wine cellar on his private island. They’re going to ride it out. Read More >>