A New Zealand company called Touchpoint Group is building a robot which it says will get really angry.
The big idea is that companies really have not got a clue how to deal with angry customers and even actors have a job being accurately angry all day for training purposes. more»
Staff at the fruity Apple Cargo cult are starting to show their inexperience at flogging wearable fashion items like the iWatch.
A viral YouTube video shows an Apple genius demonstrating how to use the iWatch to buy stuff from Amazon. But he rapidly discovers that the watch is too small an interface to carry out a complex transaction. more»
The Indian Science conference has hit the interwebs for the number of bizarre presentations being made.
If you believe the government-backed presentations, the world’s first plane was invented by the Hindu sage Maharishi Bharadwaj. Indian mathematicians also discovered the Pythagorean Theorem but the Greeks got the credit and elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha got his head because of the superiority of ancient Indian plastic surgeons. more»
There’s surprise news in the gaming industry after Digital Extremes, the outfit which made Warframe, has been taken over by a Chinese chicken company.
Sumpo Food Holdings, a Chinese agricultural company that describes itself as “one of the well-known chicken meat products suppliers in Fujian” has taken an eggceptional steak in Digital Extremes [ surely eggstremes. more»
The maker of a dating app is being sued by a former marketing executing in another case where technology companies are being hauled over the coals over their treatment of female employees, writes Nick Farrell.
Former Tinder marketing Vice President Whitney Wolfe is suing the popular dating-app company for sexual harassment and discrimination. more»
A high-class massage parlour in London is now accepting Bitcoins as payment for services rendered.
Ellie Young, marketing manager at Sensuous London, said she can see enormous potential for the use of crypto-currencies in their sector, although admitted there hadn’t been a huge demand for it as yet. more»
Daisy Distribution has named the two winners of a spiff it was offering on Blackberry products.
Dave Webster and Stuart Mico, who together own Midland Communications, will fly out to the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, and win five star accommodation for four nights, three day hospitality race access as well as Golden Circle entry to the post race concert. more»
The Met Office has a supercomputer and for five days now the boffins have been predicting a hurricane would envelop much of Britain.
That led train companies and airports to shut down stuff just in case the Met Office was right this time round. more»
Small biz owners are increasingly taking important work related calls while sitting on the bog, a company has claimed.
Seven out of 10 micro business owners have taken a business call in the toilet, call answering service Penelope found in a survey. more»
Drones don’t exactly have a good reputation nowadays, as most people associate them with flying killer robots raining death from above on militants and anyone who happens to get in the way. However, they can be fun, they can be used to save lives or in this case alleviate hunger. more»
Good American bourbon was never easy to make. First a sour mash is fermented, distilled into a clear spirit and then it is place in oak barrels to age for at least three years, but the good stuff usually ages long enough to hit puberty, or even longer. more»
BMW owners may have to up their driving game, with research showing they’ve been overtaken as the “most adulterous drivers”.
According to a report by married dating site IllicitEncounters.com, Audi drivers have crashed into top spot of those most likely to commit adultery. more»
A robot which can pour its master another drink has been created by scientists.
Researchers at Cornell’s Personal Robotics Lab have taught their creation to forsee human action with the task of refilling a person’s cup when it was nearly empty, without having to be asked – great for the silent and legless types at parties. more»
The brother of a Lotto winner has managed to squander a million pounds in just five months, thanks to some rather unwise investments and a little help from Nigerian scammers. Denis Ryan, a 51-year-old road sweeper was given £1,000,000 by his brother Dave Dawes, who won a £101 million jackpot in 2011. more»
A small Croatian sweet shop located in the picturesque town of Beli Manastir has come up with a rather innovative take on ice cream. Shop owner Ismet Alija has stirred up something special – what appears to be the world’s first pear brandy ice cream. more»