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Xbox One disc drive error 'sounds like a robot is vomiting'

Microsoft's brand-new Xbox One console is suffering from teething problems, with a disc drive fault widely reported on Amazon and YouTube.

By November 22, 2013


UK wants you to tweet the color of your vomit

In order to track norovirus, UK authorities would like people to get as graphic as possible with their unhealthy tweets.

By December 12, 2013


Vomiting Larry robot upchucks for science

Larry is a robot with an unusual purpose. He pukes so scientists can learn more about how sick humans spread their germs.

By January 3, 2013


Microsoft stresses 'beauty' in new IE9 ad. Sure beats vomit

It may be a stretch for Microsoft to mention 'beauty' and its software in the same breath. But these are radical times. And for IE8, after all, the company did offer us... puke.

By March 5, 2012


New York health officials track down foodborne illnesses using Yelp

NY's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene uses software to look for words like "sick" and "vomit" in Yelp reviews.

By May 23, 2014


The chair that stops you from vomiting in flight

The Barany, a chair that spins you carefully (at first) to get you used to motion, is designed to help pilots avoid throwing up on the job.

By November 2, 2010


Microsoft makes a fine viral ad sans vomit

A Microsoft-sponsored video features a wonderfully impossible waterslide stunt. It is rapidly becoming a viral wonder, with nearly 1.7 million YouTube views in less than two weeks.

By August 14, 2009


Microsoft vomit ad more than half of campaign's views

According to viral video measurement company Visible Measures, the IE8 vomit ad represented 57 percent of all the views for the "Browse Better" campaign.

By July 13, 2009


Microsoft chucks vomit ad

The rather colorful ad--in which a wife pukes after seeing what her husband has been viewing online--has been removed from the Microsoft IE 8 "Browse Better'' campaign.

By July 2, 2009


Microsoft resorts to vomit to market IE 8

In a new series of online ads for its Internet Explorer 8 browser, created by the team behind the Mojave Experiment, Microsoft goes beyond the pale. In fact, a bucket is required.

By July 1, 2009