WTF

  • The death of ‘Internet’

    The death of ‘Internet’

    On April 2, the folks responsible for the entries in the Associated Press Stylebook announced that the word “Internet” will no longer be uppercased, thus breaking my heart and making some of our writers very happy. Read More

  • WTF
    Microsoft apologizes for hijacked chatbot Tay’s ‘wildly inappropriate’ tweets

    Microsoft apologizes for hijacked chatbot Tay’s ‘wildly inappropriate’ tweets

    The colossal and highly public failure of Microsoft’s Twitter-based chatbot Tay earlier this week raised many questions: How could this happen? Who is responsible for it? And is it true that Hitler did nothing wrong? After a day of silence (and presumably of penance), the company has undertaken to answer at least some of these questions. Read More

  • Apple Supporters From All Walks Line Up In Downtown San Francisco To Rally Against FBI Court Order

    A large group lined up outside of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco this evening, but not for the usual reasons. This time, about 60 to 70 protestors swarmed Apple to voice their opposition to an FBI’s court order requiring the tech giant to create a backdoor to iOS encryption. The FBI sent the order to Apple last week over an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino… Read More

  • WTF
    Kalamazoo Shooting Spree Suspect Passed Uber Driver Background Check

    Kalamazoo Shooting Spree Suspect Passed Uber Driver Background Check

    Uber has confirmed one of its drivers, Jason Dalton, is the suspect in a shooting rampage across Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dalton allegedly picked up riders and pocketed fares in between the shootings, which have so far killed six people and gravely injured a 14-year-old girl Saturday evening. The girlfriend of one of Dalton’s customers posted on Facebook that her boyfriend was picked up by a… Read More

  • WTF
    The Other Justin Keller Schools Tech Bro With Same Name On Homelessness In SF

    The Other Justin Keller Schools Tech Bro With Same Name On Homelessness In SF

    Remember the tech bro who wrote an open letter imploring San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to make the homeless go away? His name is Justin Keller and that has caused quite a few social problems for another guy in SF with the same name. Many have deemed what the Keller known as tech bro wrote to be a callous attitude toward the city’s homelessness problem, “…I know people are… Read More

  • Chelsea Peretti To Rich People: “Save Twitter”

    Chelsea Peretti To Rich People: “Save Twitter”

    Twitter has been having trouble growing beyond its current user base of around 300 million. Because of that, shareholders are scared and the stock price is falling. Of course, the tech world is concerned about this issue. But we never stop to think about how this might affect celebrities like Brooklyn Nine Nine star and comedian Chelsea Peretti. Peretti hosted the Crunchies Awards Show… Read More