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Nokia's Lumia means, um, 'prostitute' in Spanish

It's not the most colloquial Spanish term, but dictionaries suggest that Nokia's new phone name has money-for-pleasure connotations.

By Oct. 26, 2011


Florida police use cameras to track cars in red-light districts

In the infamous town of Sanford, Fla., police decide to photograph license plates of those suspected of seeking out prostitutes and then send the registered owners of the cars a warning letter.

By Oct. 15, 2013


From spooky to sublime, these Street View pics are hard to forget

Montreal artist Jon Rafman's Nine Eyes project collects some of the craziest Google Street View images you've ever seen.

By Sep. 29, 2013


Critics raise specter of police state in challenge to new Calif. law

Californians, including adult prostitutes, convicted of indecent exposure and other sex-related crimes must now register "Internet identities" with police. ACLU and EFF say that's unconstitutional.

By Nov. 7, 2012


Nokia Lumia's launch ad: A celebration of weird

To launch its new Windows Phone Lumia, Nokia chooses to be very slightly un-Nokia. Which is surely a start.

By Oct. 29, 2011


The price of being retweeted by Bieber: Death wishes

A teenager tweets that she likes Justin Bieber's new album. She isn't even much of a Bieber fan. But when the star retweets her tweet, furious hell ensues.

By Mar. 5, 2013


John McAfee's (insane, NSFW) tips for uninstalling McAfee

McAfee mocks himself and his antivirus software mercilessly in a new viral video.

By Jun. 19, 2013


Video games retailers to face prison if they break new rules

New government rules will see a new 12 rating on video games along with prison sentences for retailers who fail to comply.

By May. 11, 2012


Penelope Cruz dons mustache to play Super Mario in ad

Nintendo is appealing to those with refined artistic taste by featuring the Oscar-winning actress in a new ad.

By Aug. 17, 2012


Rush Limbaugh: Apple is Republicans, Google is Democrats

In a scholarly analysis of tech blogging, the great Republican commentator offers that 9 out of 10 blogs hate Apple. Because Apple is like the Republican Party. Oddly, though, Limbaugh last year was himself mad at Apple.

By Aug. 4, 2013