10 of the Most Incomprehensibly Strange Mobile Phone Designs Ever

Modern smartphones are so standardized in design that it can be hard to distinguish between devices from different manufacturers. But it wasn’t always so. Back when we were still trying to figure out what a mobile phone even is, companies made some pretty wild and wacky design choices. Some of them were successful, others were… …

Italian Cheesemakers Embed Trackers to Parmigiano Reggiano to Fight Cheese Fraud

People will create counterfeit versions of absolutely everything to scam unsuspecting consumers. Even cheese. You no doubt know Parmigiano Reggiano, also called parmesan. Or so you’d think, but what if we told you that you actually may never have had real parmesan? In the EU, both the names Parmigiano Reggiano and parmesan are strictly controlled. …

People Would Rather Have Sex with a Robot than Have a One-Night Stand

Some kinds of sex bots are a common feature of science fiction. But it seems that a lot of people are ready for this particular carnal vision to become reality. A recent survey by SexualAlpha asked 3,292 participants what they thought about the possibility of… Interfacing with a robot. Surprisingly, the results show that more …

Blind People Now Live with Obsolete, Useless Vision Implants in their Heads

Remember VHS tapes, flip phones, or any other piece of tech that became completely obsolete? It was easy enough to dump your old gadgets and move on to the next technological marvel. But what if you’d implanted a VHS deck into your skull? That’s the situation now facing hundreds of blind people. Second Sight Medical …

Man Takes Down North Korea’s Entire Internet in Retaliation to Cyber Attacks

As hard as it might be to believe, North Korea has internet access. Of course, it’s extremely restricted in line with the country’s repressive government policies, but it’s still there. North Korea’s bizarre little pool of websites numbers only at a few dozen, including the country Air Koryo airline and Kim Jong-un’s official Naenara site. …

Elon Musk Offers to Pay Teenage Hacker to Delete Twitter Bot Tracking His Plane

There are a lot of bots — accounts running automated scripts to post content — on Twitter. Some of them spread misinformation, other post hourly pictures of animals, and then there’s @ElonJet. This bot keeps track of Elon Musk’s private jet, reporting when it takes off, where it’s headed, and when it lands. And Elon …