An advertising campaign from Olla Condoms, which sends Facebook users unsolicited friend requests from their yet-to-be-born sons, has attracted plenty of attention — but is also a violation of Facebook policy. The promo video for the “Unexpected Babies” campaign from Brazilian agency Age Isobar details the ad’s concept: Take a male user’s name, create a new profile using that name with “Jr.” tacked on the end, and send a friend request to the unsuspecting user. When he visits his virtual son’s profile, he sees a condom ad from Brazil-based Olla. A birth control strategy for the social media age. :) OllaRead More
Disable All Extensions, as the name implies, gives you one button to enable or disable all of your Chrome extensions quickly without restarting the browser, or select individual ones to toggle or uninstall whenever you choose. Disable All Extensions adds a single button to your toolbar that gives you control over all of your installed add-ons. There is one other feature that isn’t obvious, but is extremely useful. You can uninstall any of them by right-clicking on the extension in the list. Immediately after right-clicking on the item you’ll see a popup window asking you to confirm whether you want toRead More
Carrier IQ has recently found itself swimming in controversy. The analytics company and its eponymous software have come under fire from security researchers, privacy advocates and legal critics not only for the data it gathers, but also for its lack of transparency regarding the use of said information. Carrier IQ claims its software is installed on over 140 million devices with partners including Sprint, HTC and allegedly, Apple and Samsung. Nokia, RIM and Verizon Wireless have been alleged as partners, too, although each company denies such claims. Ostensibly, the software's meant to improve the customer experience, though in nearly everyRead More
Spare a thought for the British intelligence services. Every time they come up with a clever recruitment drive, this particular ciphered job advert been put out by the UK's monitoring service, GCHQ. You simply need to figure out the keyword buried in that daunting grid of characters, submit it via the 'canyoucrackit', and a happy career in headphones and Herman Miller could be yours. On the other hand, people who claim to have beaten the puzzle seem underwhelmed by the response: all it got them, they say, was a shot at a £25k per year position that was already beingRead More
Love 'em or hate 'em, one thing's for sure e-readers just keep getting cheaper. The latest to see a dip in price is the Sony Reader WiFi, which debuted at $149.99 just a couple of months back, but has now received a permanent drop to $129.99. What's more, Sony is also running a trade-in program through the end of December that will give you an additional $50 off if you turn in any old e-reader.
When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you're life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other peopleRead More
India’s largest telecom carrier Bharti Airtel has launched a special integration with Twitter today that will allow its customers in India to access the service from their mobile phones for free until March 1, 2012, according to a report by MediaNama. Airtel: free access to twitter from http://mobile.twitter.com is available to Airtel customers until 1st March 2012. Users can also sign up for Twitter using the SMS Short code 53000. - Twitter mobile website: Visit mobile.twitter.com (with or without GPRS subscription), follow simple sign up process by entering your mobile number and start using! - Create new account on TwitterRead More
Familiar is Ray Fortna, Mike Bohlander, Josh Hepfer and Marcus Womack, has an incredibly simple yet compelling value proposition, namely that billions of screens worth of untapped real estate are worth taking advantage of. Familiar is basically a socially programmed screensaver which allows you to share and display photos with contacts you select through Facebook and via email. In the beta version, all photos you upload to Familiar will turn into a collective screensaver for the people you’ve connected with, combining with photos that other users have shared in Familiar’s ‘The Shuffle’ function. To share photos, you can either dragRead More