Archive for September, 2008:

Officer!  Microsoft Stole My Slogan!

Officer! Microsoft Stole My Slogan!

After all the fuss over its Windows marketing campaign, Microsoft could now be forced to drop its new slogan — all because of a little-known company with an overpunctuated name.

Unreliable Records

Unreliable Records

A videogame company is asking the internet what achievements of mankind should be recorded forever in space. Seriously.

10 Steps To Nintendo Domination

10 Steps To Nintendo Domination

Nintendo is currently enjoying the kind of victory that comes with deciding existing competition isn’t challenging enough, inventing a new sport ten times as big, and winning that as well.

10 Dumbest Tech Support Calls Of All Time

10 Dumbest Tech Support Calls Of All Time

Anyone who’s ever worked in tech support can tell you about the ridiculous requests people come up with — but some of the real-life inquiries we’ve found will leave even the most hardened techies laughing hard.

The Web Site That Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

The Web Site That Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

A new online service has a very important feature: Within five minutes, it can significantly boost your self-esteem — and all you have to do is sit back and watch.

Apple Ad Highlights Atrocious American Grammar

Apple Ad Highlights Atrocious American Grammar

Americans don’t always do grammar so good goodly, and the UK ain’t too pleased. The launch of Apple’s new iPod ads in the U.K. is raising a minor uproar on the Internet — and in this case, the naysayers actually have a point.

Male Gamers Finish Faster Than Women

Male Gamers Finish Faster Than Women

Some new research suggests gamers are slightly fitter than you’d think — but also crazy as bats and sadly lacking in stamina.

Information Instigation: The ChaCha Challenge

Information Instigation: The ChaCha Challenge

A fast-growing mobile information service claims to be giving Google a run for its money. We decided to put it to the TechCult test. Could ChaCha survive our smartass challenge?