People Keep Finding iPhones In Ancient Paintings, And The Internet Is Intrigued

People Keep Finding iPhones In Ancient Paintings, And The Internet Is Intrigued

Steve Jobs had unveiled the first iPhone to the world on 9th January, 2007. Then what’s it doing in a painting from 350 years ago? “I always thought I knew when the iPhone was invented, but now I’m not so sure anymore,” Apple CEO Tim Cook joked at a conference last year, while displaying the painting in question. The painting was painted by Pieter de Hooch in the 1650s, and showed a typical Dutch home. Yet the woman…

WhatsApp Is Currently Down In India, And Twitter Can’t Stop Making Jokes

WhatsApp Is Currently Down In India, And Twitter Can’t Stop Making Jokes

It’s a testament to how integral WhatsApp has become to the daily lives of its Indian users that a brief outage triggered something of a national panic. WhatsApp is currently down for millions of users. India, where WhatsAp is the most popular messaging platform, also appeared to be hit, with users being unable to send or receive messages. This Is how whatsapp is responding when I reinstalled it @WhatsApp #WhatsAppDown pic.twitter.com/vUGRRZhey0 — Ashok thimmapuram (@Ashok286281) November 3,…

Microsoft Employee Forced To Install Google Chrome After Edge Crashes During Live Demo

Microsoft Employee Forced To Install Google Chrome After Edge Crashes During Live Demo

A bad presentation don’t end up creating a persuasive business case for your product. A really bad one ends up promoting a rival’s product instead. A Microsoft employee was demonstrating the many features of Azure, Microsoft’s cloud solution, when midway into his talk, Microsoft’s Edge browser started acting up. “Here’s a bunch of virtual machines, and we can now look at them…maybe,” he paused the presenter as his browser froze. He tried to laugh off the…

Apple’s iPhone X Unlocks By Reading Your Face, And Twitter Can’t Stop Making Jokes

Apple’s iPhone X Unlocks By Reading Your Face, And Twitter Can’t Stop Making Jokes

Apple unveiled its $999 iPhone X yesterday. It’s a pretty slick device — it has something called the Super Retina HD display, a 12 MegaPixel camera, and 3D touch. But the feature that caught the imagination of the watching masses was Face Id — Apple’s new phone was going to unlock itself magically by studying your face when you looked into it. It’s pretty impressive technology — Apple says it uses multiple cameras, Infrared technology,…

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Gets Photographed Looking Unusually Muscular, Becomes Internet Meme

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Gets Photographed Looking Unusually Muscular, Becomes Internet Meme

  Jeff Bezos is having a good year. The 53-year-old has just become the third richest man in the world with a net worth of $87 billion (Rs. 5,60,000 crore), his company has just acquired Whole Foods, and Amazon’s stock is up 33% since January. And on top of all that, he’s looking like this: A picture emerged yesterday of Jeff Bezos looking unusually buff. Bezos’s biceps were bulging under his black t shirt, and…

Redditors Have Been Designing The Worst UI For Volume Control, And The Results Are Glorious

Redditors Have Been Designing The Worst UI For Volume Control, And The Results Are Glorious

The humble volume slider isn’t something that UI and UX designers usually obsess over. It’s a fairly standardized UI element, and everyone knows how to use it — you slide the button to the right to increase the volume, and to the left to decrease it. But earlier this week, a strange meme began on reddit. People began designing the worst possible volume sliders they could think of. The first few iterations had some subtle changes. This volume…

As The WannaCry Attack Takes Over Computers Worldwide, The Jokes Have Begun On Twitter

As The WannaCry Attack Takes Over Computers Worldwide, The Jokes Have Begun On Twitter

The WannaCry ransomware is now present in 150 countries around the globe, and has taken down hundreds of thousands of computers. Renault has had to shut down some of its factories in France, and patients in the UK have seen their doctors appointments cancelled and operations rescheduled. In India, the West Bengal power utility had its computers compromised, and the government has called the situation “critical.” All this hasn’t stopped Twitter from coming up with…

Twitter Explodes With Memes After Liqour Baron Vijay Mallya Arrested In London

Twitter Explodes With Memes After Liqour Baron Vijay Mallya Arrested In London

Vijay Mallya was arrested in London by Scotland Yard, and produced at a magistrate court. Mallya had no inkling that his arrest was imminent – hours before he was picked, Mallya was happily tweeting about the Bahrain Grand Prix. But Twitter was quick to react to his arrest. Many people joked that given his team RCB’s performance, he really wouldn’t want to be back. Virat Kohli's reaction after he heard about Vijay Mallya's arrest in…

While Some People Were Busy Giving One-Star Ratings To Snapchat, Twitter Couldn’t Stop Coming Up With These Memes

While Some People Were Busy Giving One-Star Ratings To Snapchat, Twitter Couldn’t Stop Coming Up With These Memes

It’s not been the best couple of days to be an Indian online. First, Uber Bangalore General Manager Christian Freese said that Indians were “rather locked up at home” before Uber came into the country, and couldn’t go out much on weekends. Then a report claimed that Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel had once said that he didn’t want to expand into India because it was too poor, and his app was only meant for rich people….

United Airlines Gets Hilariously Trolled By Rival Airlines After It Beats Up Passenger

United Airlines Gets Hilariously Trolled By Rival Airlines After It Beats Up Passenger

American carrier United Airlines is under fire for having forcibly dragged a passenger out of its flight, leaving him bloodied and bruised.  The entire incident was caught on tape, and the airline is being lambasted for its behaviour. The bad PR is hurting – United has lost over a billion dollars in market cap since the video went viral. And in its moment of shame, it’s the competing airlines that have also found the perfect opportunity…

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