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Siri, ye cannae kin Scottish at aw. The Los Angeles Times reports that the iPhone 4S has become a top seller in Scotland despite its voice feature’s inability to decipher the accent of Robbie Burns, Sean Connery and Montgomery Scott. “What’s the weather like today?” Darren Lillie said hopefully into his iPhone recently here in [...] [Read More]
“The Height of Stupidity?” queried the UK MailOnline headline. “This is shocking!” gasped a commenter. “Talk about stupid,” said another. “Fool,” sniffed a third. The subject of their disdain is Menna Pritchard, a Welsh single mother who went rock climbing with her 2-year-old daughter strapped to her back. The little girl, Ffion, was not wearing [...] [Read More]
With over a quarter billion dollars spent on Super Bowl commercials this year (The economy’s certainly booming in that sector), advertisers will be vying desperately for your attention this Sunday. This year, they’re trying a few new ways of getting it. One new strategy was to make commercials longer in order to make their spot [...] [Read More]
Stephen Colbert’s super PAC might be a big joke, but it’s raising some serious bucks. [Read More]
By Andrew Harris Bloomberg News Newt Gingrich, fighting for the Republican Party’s nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, was sued for unauthorized use of “Eye of the Tiger,” the Grammy-winning theme song from “Rocky III.” Rude Music Inc., an Illinois corporation owned by Frank Sullivan, a co-author of the song, sued [...] [Read More]
Three-fourths of Americans with cell phones use them in the bathroom, “talking, tweeting and typing” even while on the toilet, according to a new tech survey. Two-thirds of users say they’ve answered calls and sent text messages in the bathroom, and men are more likely to do so than women, marketing group 11mark found and [...] [Read More]