Happy birthday! How did I know? Because humans are pretty predictable when it comes to having babies (also, data).
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The older someone gets the harder it is to find them the perfect birthday present. So why not just throw in the towel and go the gag gift route instead? This amazing musical card plays Happy Birthday to help someone celebrate their big day, except once started the only way to silence the card is to destroy it.
We've seen a lot of awesome cake designs over the years, but this is the first time we've been genuinely envious over what a six-year-old was served at his birthday party. After all, who wouldn't want an R2-D2 birthday cake that actually projects holograms like the one Marc Freilich made for his son Alexander?
Presumably developed at some top-secret DARPA-funded research lab, what you're looking at here is the future of birthday-cake candle technology, available today. Believe it or not, for just $US20, you can order a three-pack of these spinning candles that shoot flames before opening like a flower, all the while playing Happy Birthday.
Yesterday, Google put up an ad for its Nexus 7 tablets on the US Google home page. Today, the search giant will also start rolling out birthday reminders for people in your Google+ circles.
We've already told you that Facebook ruined your birthday. And it's so completely true! It's completely meaningless now, hordes of semi-friends and quasi-acquaintances fake like they care about you. Ugh. And maybe when the wall posts first start trickling in you're a little happy but as more and more keyboard vomit starts popping up, you tune 'em out.
Facebook both perfected and ruined the birthday. At first, it was the greatest convenience — never forget a special day ever again! And then it stopped having any meaning. On Facebook, your birthday is automated and empty because nobody has to devote a single shred of mental energy to remembering or celebrating it.
In what is truly a stroke of pure genius, this simple $US5 birthday card will turn the last-minute bottle of hooch you picked up at the corner store into the most thoughtful birthday gift you can give someone.
Our birthday tribute to Linux might have been a little lacking. So we turned the mic over to a custom-written Linux script running on Ubuntu to let the OS to talk a little about itself on this special day.
Outside of my immediate family, I have no idea when anyone's birthday is without the aid of Facebook. And you probably don't either. David Plotz at Slate wanted to see what would happen if he celebrated three birthdays in July.