Study Shows Siri May Not Be As Smart As It Thinks It Is
Apple’s Siri app turned a lot of heads and ears when the iPhone 4S first hit the shelves. The voice controlled app looked and sounded like something from an Arthur C. Clarke novel. However, it may not bring us any closer to having a real HAL 9000 computer (and considering what happened in ’2001: A Space Odyssey,’ maybe we should be thankful for that).
Mom Busted for Overdue ‘Twilight’ Book
The ‘Twilight’ vampire romance novels have earned a very captive audience with their best-selling books and big box office films. The book has also turned one woman into a captive inmate.
‘Aliens’ Finally Gets the Musical Treatment, Is Broadway Next?
Hollywood and Broadway have a long tradition of turning classic films into musical numbers and productions. It’s happened to ‘Spider Man,’ Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers, ‘Big’ and even all three ‘Evil Dead’ movies. So until we get the inevitable ‘Aliens’ musical, we can all enjoy this intentionally funny musical version...
5th Grader Gets an Absence Excuse Note from President Obama
10-year-old Ryan Sullivan got more than just an autograph from President Barack Obama. He got an excuse note from him as well. The President was on a fundraising tour this week in Minnesota and his hometown of Chicago, Illinois as part of his reelection campaign. One of the stops was at a Honeywell manufacturing plant in Minnesota.
13 Signs the Zombie Apocalypse Is Here
Mindless zombies may be walking among us. That’s not the wish of a feverish geek who prays for the day when ‘Left 4 Dead 2’ becomes a reality — terrifying flesh-eaters may have finally arrived. It’s actually much more of a literal statement than you might think. Some guy in Florida was caught by police gnawing on another man’s face. Then, a guy in New Jersey threw his intestines and flesh at polic
Oldest Woman to Scale Mount Everest Scales Mount Everest Again
You can’t keep a good woman down. Apparently, neither can the mighty Mount Everest. Tamae Watanabe, 73, of Japan broke the world record by becoming the oldest woman in history to climb the world’s highest mountain. She decided that breaking the world record once wasn’t good enough for her. So she climbed it again.
10 Celebrity Moms We Wish We Had
We would never trade our mothers for any other person in the world. That’s because we love them to death, owe them big time for all the love and attention they gave us as children, and would not have become the people we are today without their care and dedication. That’s also because the laws of time, space and physics don’t allow such a thing to be done. Of course, if such a thing could be done,
How Many Hours Does It Take a McDonald’s Worker to Afford a Big Mac? — Dollars and Sense
Economics can complicate the world’s most enlightened mind. They often involve complex equations with more numerals and variables than the theory of relativity. However, one study has found a rather novel way of measuring and comparing the rise and fall of wages and it involves McDonald’s most famous sandwich.
Have You Ever Looked at Your Facebook Privacy Settings? 13 Million Users Haven’t
A large number of users haven’t tried to access their privacy settings since they signed up with Facebook. A new report from Consumer Reports found that 13 million users have failed to do just that, despite Facebook’s attempts to update and strengthen their privacy system and settings.
Amazon Goes for Big Laughs — How You Can Help Launch Its New Sitcoms
The web has opened a new portal for original shows and movies, particularly on sites such as Hulu, Yahoo and Netflix. Now Amazon has joined the race by putting together ideas for shows of its own.
You Could Be Throwing Money Down the Drain If You Use Online Dating Sites
Sites like Match.com and eHarmony make big promises of finding a lifetime of love with your soulmate without having to leave your door or even put on pants. A new study, however, found that may be the only advantage to trying to find the right guy or gal compared to the old-fashioned way.
Tennessee Bans Students from Holding Hands in School — Claims It’s a ‘Gateway Sexual Activity’
Despite some studies that have shown the ineffectiveness of abstinence-only education for teenagers, several states and even the federal government have doubled down their stance on the controversial sex-ed program. Tennessee has taken the idea one step further.