But this epithet is clearly inaccurate. For its rightful name is the World Wide Winonaless Web.
Winona Ryder, one of the more underrated actors in Hollywood's pit of ceaseless machination, wants the world to know that she is Web-free. She will not, you see, be persuaded to commit herself to surfing the world's information systems in order to satiate some silly need to discover information.
In an Elle interview published last week, Ryder, who was entirely stellar in such movies as "Edward Scissorhands," "Girl, Interrupted," and one … Read more
The world can never have enough guns--at least not if they embody exciting new ways to destroy people and things that look wonderful in movies. So here is a weapon that seems to be the sheer personification of gun fun.
It is being tested by the U.S. Navy, and it seems to have some pulsating technical features. It doesn't rely on an explosive charge to propel a bullet toward a bad guy. Instead, Fox News informs me, it expels bullets along parallel rails. The bullets, thanks to the cheery push of an electromagnetic current, spring out at speeds … Read more
Until today, I was unaware that engineers at Apple enjoyed spare time.
However, somehow Andrew Carol, one of Apple's software engineers, decided that it was about time he eased back from designing the computer of the future and thought a little about re-creating a computer of the past.
Unlike cocaine, you are severely limited as to where you might conceal your contraband. It's not as if you can slip one in the upper parts of, say, your mouth.
Some, therefore, might melt in sympathy at the plight of 14 housewives who were reportedly accosted by customs officials in Shenzhen, China, just across the border from the free-wheeling frenzy of Hong Kong.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the 14 ladies happened to be in possession of 88 iPads, as well as 340 cell phones
They were unable, it seems, to offer adequate explanations for the fact that, for example, one of the shipping shoppers, had 65 cell phones strapped to her person.
Some might have chosen to tell customs that this was a revolutionary new weight-loss experiment. However, these ladies seem not to have been so spontaneous.
They were reportedly among the increasing number of ordinary Chinese who are offered a mere $30 to ferry some of the free world's finest gadgetry into the controlled atmosphere of the People's Republic.… Read more
If you are one of those who are slightly disturbed at the idea of the wealthy enjoying tax cuts, a few billionaires would like you to understand that greed is not necessarily good.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, together with co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and other business luminaries, is pledging to give away half his vast fortune in order for at least that half to do real good, according to Reuters.
The Giving Pledge, founded in June by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, is an attempt on behalf of those who surely wouldn't even be able to spend half of their … Read more
Why should you have to tolerate people with strange eyebrows, woolly hats, and shaving problems turning up at your door and singing badly this Christmas?
Especially when you can enjoy the full power of festive composition brought to you by nice men with iPads, a couple of iPhones, and fingers as dexterous as those of the national knitting champion?
Please welcome the Northpoint Community Church iBand. In a year or two, all rocks bands will look like this. But, for now, with your festive proclivities leaning you towards your relaxed side, please bathe in the band's unique exposition of … Read more
If you were a famous violinist who happened to carry a $1.9 million Stradivarius around with you, it would surely be hard to concentrate on anything else.
Unless, perhaps, there was an iPhone in the vicinity.
You might be familiar with the new ad campaign for Windows Phone (they've dropped the "7" in the ads, as it confused people). This would be the campaign in which people look very silly because they're staring into their iPhones (presumed) all day instead of, say, paying attention to their scantily clad lovers.
Perhaps Min-Jin Kym, being a well-traveled … Read more