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Does Missouri topless mom case prove Snapchat is pointless?

A Missouri mom is accused of allowing a Snapchat picture to be taken, while she and her underage daughter were topless. The photo is disseminated. She is charged. So Snapchats don't actually disappear?

By December 19, 2013


To mock Yelp, restaurant asks customers for awful reviews

A Richmond, Calif., restaurant is so fed up with what it calls Yelp's "blackmailing" tactics, that it wants to become the very worst on the site.

By September 18, 2014


New Apple store in Houston shot up by gunman

An Apple store in Texas suffers a rain of bullets in what appears to be a random shooting spree.

By May 1, 2012


Almost half of millennials tweet while they eat, survey says

A survey declares that the digestive practices of millennials have been fundamentally altered by social networking. Even when it comes to all ages, 32 percent of people interrupt their food to tweet or post or text.

By March 2, 2012


Study: Twitter is 40 percent 'pointless babble'

Also notable in data firm Pear Analytics' breakdown of tweet species is that there's less spam than expected.

By August 14, 2009


Google Gesture Search review: Pointlessness at your fingertips

You can now search the contacts on your Android phone using gestures -- but is there any reason to replace a keyboard with our childish scrawls?

By March 4, 2010


MIT prof: Netflix has its recommendations wrong

An MIT engineering professor says that absolute recommendation scales, such as star ratings, are not terribly helpful and that comparing two products is a far more reliable system.

By July 11, 2011


Why Twitter isn't pointless babble

For all its weaknesses, Twitter is an interesting way to view a mosaic of what is in people's heads at any given moment.

By August 17, 2009


VibroGym Swarovski thingie makes us shudder

Swarovski crystals have swarmed over the VibroGym Diamond VG Evolution in an unspeakable nexus of utter pointlessness. Fitness was never so tacky.

By November 5, 2010


The five most pointless Sony products ever

We're huge fans of much of Sony's work. MiniDisc? Marvelous. PlayStation? Paradigm-shifting. Bravia? Boodiful. But it's made more than its fair share of absolute stinkers, so gather round.

By April 24, 2009