US Call Centre Worker Suspended For Answering With Robot Voice

Working at a call centre sucks. Like, it universally sucks and everybody knows it. That’s what makes the story of the loyal New York City employee who was just suspended for 20 days for allegedly answering incoming calls with a robot voice so frustrating. C’mon guys, let the bored employees have a little bit of fun.


The Internet Was Unable To Buy Itself A Ghost Town After All

Briefly: It was a longshot, a dream, a Google Doc-enabled fantasy. In the end, 82 people used an online spreadsheet to pledge over $US122,000 for a ghost town, but alas, it was not enough. Some lucky buyer (I assume it was one person) snatched up all 62 acres of Johnsonville, Connecticut for $US1.9 million.


How China Is Making Tiny Islands Inhabitable With Huge Floating Docks

The Spratly Islands are basically mounds of sand in the middle of the South China Sea, some of them barely tall enough to reach above the water. But China is hell-bent on making them inhabitable, even drawing up plans for floating energy and water plants. It has nothing to do with the islands themselves and everything to do with the water around it.


Mystery Drones Have Been Flying Over France's Nuclear Power Plants

Le Monde reports that quadrotors of various shapes and sizes have been flying over some of France’s (numerous) nuclear power plants over the course of the past few weeks, causing mild alarm, embarrassment for the Air Force that’s supposed to police the air space and a judicial enquiry.


Google Fined $US2000 For Street View Cleavage Shot

Google has been handed a fine from a Canadian court, after it was found to have embarrassed a woman and invaded her privacy by sticking a photo of her cleavage on Street View.





Breakfast Wrap: Tuesday Night's Top Stories

Dumb Wi-Fi Network Name Delays Flight For Four Hours Come on, if you’re gonna do it, at least make it funny!

World’s Fastest Fibre Line Can Support An Internet’s Worth Of Data And it may not be a pipedream for long.

Apple Pay May Only Be The Start Of Apple’s NFC Ambitions I hope bringing it to other countries is a priority.

Jim Carrey Spoofs McConaughey’s Ads For Lincoln In Hilarious SNL Sketch He does McConaughey better than McConaughey does McConaughey.

OnePlus One Pre-Orders Start Right Now Did you have any success?



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