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What would you do if you came upon an abandoned stroller with a crying baby inside? You’d probably check to see if the infant was OK, right? Not after watching this prank you won’t. The same team responsible for that wonderful telekinetic coffee shop freak out prank is back with an even more terrifying marketing stunt involving a possessed devil baby and a stroller with a mind of its own.
So 20th Century Fox contacted professional video maker and friend of Gizmodo Casey Neistat to make a video for them about Ben Stiller’s upcoming movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Cool, that kind of stuff happens all the time to him. But instead of using the money to make a movie about the movie, Neistat used his entire budget to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, the typhoon that ravaged the Philippines. Absolutely brilliant, thoughtful and heartwarming.
The Google mystery barges docked near San Francisco and Portland, Maine are getting even more mysterious. We’ve seen the barge and heard the arguments about what’s inside. But news that the search giant is making government officials keep their mouths shut about them — that takes it to the next level.
After an odd but engrossing CNET story last week, everybody’s wondering what the strange barge with ties to Google is doing docked near San Francisco. At first, it looked like the 8m long structure was a next generation data centre in-the-making, but CBS and CNET sources now say it’s a floating Google Glass store. Weird, huh?
Sometimes, companies do stupid things to market their products. A silly commercial here, a ridiculous junket there. That’s all fine and good, but Samsung overdid it and just got slapped with a $340,000 fine in Taiwan for illegally paying people to trash talk HTC in forums.
Google’s waving its pro-internet freedom flag again, launching a suite of anti-hacker software intended to help human rights and elections-related websites in vulnerable regions. It’s a nice thought, even if there’s a catch.
This absolutely amazing and terrifying prank, where a girl with telekinetic powers appears to freak out in a coffee shop, is actually a publicity stunt for the upcoming remake of the film Carrie. But that doesn’t make it any less entertaining or awesome. Make sure you watch it all the way through, too, it just gets better and better.
Cracking open a cold bottle of Pepsi, only to be hit by the smells of the chemicals in the plastic container instead of the cola, can ruin the experience. And, for a company that’s perpetually been a runner up in the Cola Wars, finding new ways to gain traction with consumers is vitally important. So, through a patent application, PepsiCo has revealed a unique aroma delivery system that ensures the first thing you smell is always the product.