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Counterfeiters Have Been Painting Expired Olives To Sell Them

A sting operation in Italy has yielded an unlikely cache of loot: Over 85,000 tonnes of freshly painted green olives that police just seized from food counterfeiters.


Kim Kardashian Says Her App Broke The App Store, Apple Disagrees

Kim Kardashian released an app called Kimoji this week. The app gives people who pay $2.99 for it a set of illustrated references to the television personality’s life — a rounded, be-thonged thumbnail of her arse; her crying face; the word “BASIC”. But that’s not what this blog post is about. This blog post is about the truth.


Uber Is Faking Us Out With 'Ghost Cabs' On Its Passenger Map

If you use Uber, you’ve seen the map that comes up when you want a ride. The map shows little car graphics hovering adorably around your location and the wait time for a pickup. Once you request a ride, you can watch a little car creep closer to your destination as you wait. It’s a marvel of technology! Except it’s bullshit.


Have You Ever Lived A Lie Online?

Lies! On the internet?! Believe it or not, it happens. Come unburden yourself in Chatroom — make a burner account if need be.


Don't Get A 'Base Tan'

The myth of the ‘base tan’ needs to die. Like Bonnaroo and thongs, the concept of the base tan reappears every year and gets enthusiastically endorsed by a subset of confused people with dubious hygiene standards.


Pepsi Is Lying: This Is Not Drone Football

Drones are no longer cool. I know this because a brand has now tried to shoehorn one into a TV spot, in a lame attempt to make its ad go viral. And worst of all, the title is all wrong: this isn’t drone football. Not even close.


This Is Why You Should Never Share Your Twitter Password

This past Friday, I mentioned that I was trying to get the new Twitter web client. My colleague and noted internet deviant Mat Honan graciously offered to pop in the workaround for me if I’d send him my password. I was in a rush to get to a meeting, so unaccountably, I agreed. Big mistake.


The CDC's Official Zombie Gadget Bag

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about this weekend, Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan is warning of a pending Zombie apocalypse. And she hasn’t even been fired yet! Actually, it’s a pretty good idea.


Soon Eye-Tracking Technology Will Reveal If You're Lying

It seems that The Eagles were on to something when they sang that “there ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes”, because researchers are working on eye-tracking technology which will detect dishonesty better than a traditional polygraph test.


More Misinformation From Minister Conroy...

Not content to lie to the public about iiNet supporting the government’s proposed mandatory internet filter, Senator Conroy continued his campaign of not necessarily getting his facts right yesterday by claiming on ABC News that if you were banking online when Google’s Streetview car came rolling by, it could have sucked up all your personal information.


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