AOL announced today that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service officially on December 15. The company is shutting down the service to focus "on building the next generation of iconic brands and life-changing products." Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Equifax, a provider of consumer credit scores, announced today that a hack exposed the personal details of potentially 143 million U.S. consumers between mid-May and July. Cyber criminals allegedly accessed details, including names, social security numbers, and, in some cases, driver's license numbers by exploiting a U.S. website application Plus, credit card numbers of around 209,000 U.S. consumers and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information of around 182,000 U.S. consumers were accessed. Continue reading for the news report and more information, including a link to check yourself.
Unless you're a celebrity and / or a big name company (Google, Facebook, etc.), asking a programmer to complete a job for "exposure" simply isn't feasible. Someone asked programmer Zach Zundel just that recently, or to be more specific, to do coding/backend work for free: "Lmao sorry friendaloo but if you want me to write you a couple thousand lines of code you get to profit from forever it's gonna cost you," said Zach in a tweet. Continue reading to see how the entire conversation went down.
Police dogs are nothing new, but when a photographer captured images of new K-9 recruits Lucky Star, Schumann, Feida, Brother, AJ and Full Moon for Taiwan's National Police Agency, the internet went crazy. When they grow into their uniforms, they'll be assigned to the agency's K-9 Anti Bomb & Drug force and Blood Detection units in Taipei City. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photoshop guru "Kanahoooo" on Chinese social media website Weibo specializes in enhancing random profile photos. Her work is so incredible that she's amassed 430,000 followers, and the goal is to make people look "shiny," or in other words, far different from their original photos. "Don't believe the perfect thing you see online. If you want to find out about somebody, then see them in real life," said Kanahoooo. Click here for a few bonus images.
Too much of a good thing can turn out to be bad, but apparently, this wasn't the case for Anthony Howard-Crow, a 32-year-old stunt dieter from Loveland, Colorado. He consumed only ice cream for 100 consecutive days, drank a small protein shake, alcohol, and managed to lose 32-pounds. "The whole point of these demonstrations is to show you - basically prove, in the best way I can - that you can eat anything you want and still lose weight," said Anthony. Continue reading for another video and pictures of his progress.
Instagram sensation "AverageRob" from Belgium may or may not have met rapper Eminem in real-life, but one thing's for sure, he was definitely caught napping alongside the celebrity, or at least in this Photoshopped image. Other celebrity nap sightings include: Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, David Beckham, Taylor Swift, Ryan Reynolds, and lots more. Continue reading to see some of his most popular images. Click here to view a few bonus images.
The internet is a goldmine for wasting time, especially when it comes to memes and random images. Some users have come across quite a few painfully obvious signs that probably did not need to be put up. For example, putting a "Caution: Fire is Hot" sign right next to a scalding flame, probably isn't the smartest idea, but whoever happens to blow right past this sign, there's a nice fence railing to keep you safe from the heat. Continue reading to see all the signs. Click here for a few bonus images.
It's not uncommon for people to post fake pictures on social media, but when a celebrity tries doing this, the entire internet starts sleuthing, especially if someone spots a discrepancy. Rapper and actor Bow Wow recently posted a picture of a private jet on Instagram with the caption "traveling to NY today", but a Snapchat user found out otherwise. Now, the internet trolling has commenced. Continue reading to see the aftermath. Click here for a few bonus images.
Since anyone with an internet connection and access to Wikipedia can edit articles, it's no surprise that there have been some interesting changes over the years, like this one, on the first law of thermodynamics. For those who don't know, it's a version of the law of conservation of energy, adapted for thermodynamic systems. The law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system is constant; energy can be transformed from one form to another, but can be neither created nor destroyed. Continue reading for more strange, yet real, Wikipedia edits compiled by Bored Panda. Click here for a few bonus images.