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If You Had $100,000, Which Four Cars Would You Buy?

Take a few minutes out of your Friday afternoon and join us for a fun little mental exercise. Let’s face it, you weren’t working anyway. We’re giving you an (entirely fictional) $100,000 and a simple mission — build yourself an instant car collection, with four cars, one each from the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and now. Trust us, it’s harder than you might think.


What's Your Worst Holiday Travel Horror Story?

We all have one of those holiday travel stories. That time you got to the airport and realised you forgot to click the buy button. That time you stepped onto the train platform and the zipper on your suitcase broke sending all of your sweaters onto the tracks. That time you got on a bus and your carsick neighbour barfed on his shoes. Life is just a John Candy movie waiting to happen.


12 Of The Worst Reply-All Screw Ups We've Heard

Last week we asked for your worst stories of accidentally hitting Reply All, those horrible moments when you realise that the thing you meant to send one person just went out to the whole office (or company, or family reunion thread, or other group of people containing at least one person who is going to be offended).


What Great Gadgets Died Way Before Their Time?

We’ve talked about tech’s biggest blunders and some of the gadgets we miss the most, but these are the wonderful pieces of hardware that have the most tragic stories — the technology that was simply ahead of its time.


Tell Us Your Worst Experiences Trying To Cancel Mobile Phone Contracts

Here’s a sad story: a UK woman brought her husband’s ashes to a T-Mobile store after they refused to cancel the dead man’s contract. That’s an extreme case, but indicative of the nightmare some people have to go through to close an account. Have you ever had a hard time cancelling a contract? Tell us about it.


Tell Us Your Worst Reply-All Horror Story

There is no good outcome if you hit “Reply All” when you meant to reply to just one person. There are just varying degrees of humiliating consequences, from suffering the indignity of your coworkers simply thinking you suck at email all the way to getting fired for accidentally telling the entire company your boss had chode fingers.


Has An App Ever Made You Feel Special?

Last night, I experienced a moment of pure wonder. It felt like it was meant for me. Sick in bed, still coughing and sneezing at 3am, I absentmindedly checked my smartphone. To my astonishment, a tiny blue spark appeared on my screen.


What's This Generation's Segway?

A recent Reuters report makes a fairly sound case for the demise of Google Glass, which is obviously giving headline writers across the internet the opportunity to label it as This Generation’s Segway. But that’s far too important a title to give away without a long discussion and the posting of many, many GIFs of people falling off Segways. In the name of science, of course.


Tell Us Your Most Embarrassing Wrong Window Story

You know the feeling. The realisation that in the midst of a rapid-fire flurry of chats, you’ve made a terrible mistake. A mistake that, best case scenario, means you told colleague a joke meant for a friend. Or, worst case scenario, means that you just called your coworker “sweet boy”.


Yosemite Maimed My Older MacBook. How's It Working For You?

My 15-inch MacBook Pro is the most expensive thing I own. I’ve used it every day, often for well over eight hours, since January 2011, except the two weeks I went to Ecuador last summer when I left it at home (and felt moderate to severe separation anxiety). I love this thing as much as a human can love a laptop. And it does not love OS X Yosemite.


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