Happy Ewe Year

Chinese were seeing in the Year of the Sheep on Thursday, but with fortune-tellers predicting accidents and an unstable economy and some parents-to-be fretting over the year’s reputation for docile kids, it wasn’t exactly warming everyone’s heart. This animal sign, which comes once every dozen years, can be said to have an identity crisis. Known […]




Wal-Mart Got Scammed

Customers have used Wal-Mart’s price-matching promotional in order to purchase $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for a fraction of the retail price using third-party sellers on Amazon.com. Earlier this month, the retailer announced it would begin a price-match promotion with select online retailers including Amazon; However, the website allows any Amazon user with a registered selling […]




Purrari 458

Earlier this year, Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman), decided to give his Ferrari 458 Italia a unique wrap. It entailed turning the whole car into a tribute to the Nyan Cat. It seems that adorning a Ferrari with a cat with a Pop-Tart body that flies through space leaving a rainbow trail in its wake did […]




Bulletproof BMW X5

Buyers looking for a vehicle that will coddle them while protecting them from gunfire and shrapnel are in luck, because many of the world’s top automakers all offer armored versions of their vehicles. One of these automakers is BMW, which is set to produce an armored version of its latest BMW X5 SUV. First shown […]




Cars Being Abandoned Left and Right

It’s hard to imagine abandoning your car. Sure, it might just be a rust bucket — but it’s your rust bucket. Regardless, apparently some people in Qatar are simply leaving their cars to rot in the desert. And they’re not all just rust buckets. In recent years, Qatar has been hit hard by a growing […]




Bone-Appétit

California diners can now legally enjoy a meal on a restaurant patio with their dogs in tow, under a law signed Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown that eliminates health code regulations banning restaurant owners from allowing pooches on the premises. Starting next year, California canines will be allowed to dine al fresco if they are […]




Rise of Gulf Carriers

According to Credit Suisse’s global airline analysts, Etihad Airways, Emirates, and Qatar Airways will increase the number of seats offered on their Europe-to-Asia flights between 8 and 18 percent a year between now and 2020, bringing a lot of airborne pain to the competition in the process. The Persian Gulf carriers’ hubs in Dubai (Emirates), […]




Meet the Android people

Meet the Android people: Models pose at a Samsung Galaxy launch event in Korea. We have recently been examining the case that Android phones are bought by poor people while Apple’s iPhones serve the 1% (or at least the richest 11.7% of the market). “Poor” is a relative term here, and some people don’t like […]




Robin Williams Tribute in Zelda Game

A fan-petition for Nintendo to include a character named after Robin Williams, who died earlier this week, has so far collected almost 90,000 signatures. Nintendo tonight responded to Polygon’s request for comment on the Change.org petition, which asks that Nintendo name one of its non-player characters ‘Robin’ in the next Zelda game. Williams, who had […]




The Great Chinese Exodus

Even when the emperors did their utmost to keep them at home, the Chinese ventured overseas in search of knowledge, fortune and adventure. Manchu Qing rulers thought those who left must be criminals or conspirators and once forced the entire coastal population of southern China to move at least 10 miles inland. But even that […]