Archive for July, 2008:

Where’s the Craziest Place You’ve Ever…?

Where’s the Craziest Place You’ve Ever…?

A Web-based survey released this week is shedding new light on an age-old question: “Where’s the craziest place you’ve ever done it?”

Bernard’s Breakdown: Cell Phones and Bad Behavior

Bernard’s Breakdown: Cell Phones and Bad Behavior

Cell phones are blamed for all sorts of problems — and now, a new study suggests they may be linked to behavioral problems in kids. By popular demand, we’ve brought back TechCult Special Correspondent Bernard Faigenblatt to dissect the findings.

Grab Your Tissues…Microsoft’s Upset

Grab Your Tissues…Microsoft’s Upset

Microsoft is mad about a new report comparing Vista to the failed New Coke experiment of the mid-80s. Is it time to put our anger aside and start learning to love the new Windows?

Monday Mailbag: July 28, 2008

Monday Mailbag: July 28, 2008

TechCult takes your questions, comments, and come-ons. This week: cybersex, social marketing, and immature humor.

Sony CEO Demands Immediate Psychiatric Help

Sony CEO Demands Immediate Psychiatric Help

In what can only be a desperate cry for help, Sony CEO Howard Stringer described the Wii as an “expensive niche” console in full public view.

Awkward Teenager Posted Rude Blog Comment, Authorities Say

Awkward Teenager Posted Rude Blog Comment, Authorities Say

A lanky teenager from Eugene, Oregon posted a rude comment on a moderate-sized blog, authorities said Friday.

Study Uncovers Online Douchiness Indicator

Study Uncovers Online Douchiness Indicator

A new study out this week finds e-mails pretending to have naked pictures of Angelina Jolie or Nicole Kidman are the most likely to contain malicious code. A second, less publicized analysis shows e-mails pretending to have funny jokes are the most likely to have been sent by a total douchebag.

Source: Government to Kidnap the Internet

Source: Government to Kidnap the Internet

With its plans to regulate online content knocked down for a second time within a single year, the U.S. Justice Department has decided to take on a new tactic, a source has revealed: kidnapping the Internet.