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Man with no penis may get one made from his arm

40-year-old Andrew Wardel was born without a penis, but now doctors may be able to build one for him using pieces grafted from his arm.Wardel’s journey, documented by TLC UK, is described by the network as “an astonishing, unique and poignant insight into the problems Andrew has faced throughout...

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 9:33am

NYC Mesh works to replace Time Warner Cable one router at a time

Brian Hall and his friends do not care for New York City's internet providers.A tech consultant by trade, Hall wants to tip the scales on Internet access in a city where 813,000 households across the five boroughs lack fast Internet access by going local.RELATED: Local innovators aim for access...

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 9:00pm

Facebook to accept videos as profile pics

Facebook is letting users upload short videos to be their profile pictures, as the social networking site undergoes a redesign and pushes to become the center of its members’ online activity, according to a recent CNBC report, which added that Facebook is tapping into the popularity of video on its...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 12:01pm

Don’t fall for this Facebook copyright hoax

This morning you were probably wake for about 75 seconds when you saw several Facebook friends with the following Facebook status (or some variation of it):“As of September 26th , 2015 at 01:16 a.m. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 9:19am

Robert Pattinson perfectly sums up racist online trolls

Robert Pattinson is the first to admit he keeps breaking the No. 1 rule of the Internet: Don't read the comments. "I go through periods where I don't do it at all and feel glorious. Then I'll fall back into this pit. It really does affect you, and it all comes from some moron sitting on a comment...

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 1:16pm

Comptroller: Internet access gap between affluent, poor New Yorkers keeps widening

New census figures show poor and working class New Yorkers are even more likely to be cut out of broadband Internet access than ever before.About 813,000 people across the five boroughs lack broadband Internet access at home, with the problem disproportionately affecting low-income residents in the...

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 6:03pm

Watch the Emmy Awards' Apple Music ad the Internet lost its sh-- over

If you have ever wanted to watch three people who would never invite you to hang out with them hang out, then this Apple Music ad should do the trick.The ad featured the three goddesses: Mary J. Blige, Taraji P Henson and Kerry Washington hanging out at Mary J. Blige’s stylish home that probably...

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 9:57pm

VIDEO: Trapped dolphin throws itself on shore to escape Japanese hunters

A heartbreaking video of a trapped, and likely dying, dolphin throwing itself on shore in a vain attempt to flee from hunters is making the rounds on the internet.The video, which was posted on Sunday, has already garnered more than 700,000 views and reignited discussions regarding Taiji, Japan’s...

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:11am

Website lets you paint with Donald Trump’s face

The internet has delivered once again, and this time it’s a website that lets you paint with Donald Trump’s face.The website lets you choose from eight different Trump faces, alll of which vary in facial expression and shades of orange and pink.RELATED:WTF — A DonaldTrumpbuttplug exists, because of...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 2:34pm

PHOTOS: Hilarious 'In-store Ikea product reviews'

A series of photos have bubbled up to the top of the internet food chain, showing "in-store reviews" for Ikea products, and they are hilariously absurd.The seven photos cover nearly every kind of product Ikea offers including lamps, couches, and a rug that failed to live up to one customer's magic...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 3:00pm

'I prolly had ur pics' teen charged for underage porn Dropbox

An 18-year-old North Penn High school graduate was charged Wednesday for sharing nude pictures of girls on file-sharing website Dropbox — many of whom were minors.Brandon T. Berlin's public Dropbox folder containing the nude photographs was entitled "I prolly had ur pics"—which was also Berlin's...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:21am

Subreddit /r/RoastMe begs internet to insult users

“What's your address? You just won a lifetime supply of condoms courtesy of the human race.”That’s one of the top comments on a user’s submission to a strange, strange subreddit called /r/RoastMe in which users post images of themselves and beg the community to insult them.RELATED:New website...

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 10:05pm

Star Wars social media shuts down some obnoxious commenter sexism

So there's this character in the new "Star Wars" movie named Captain Phasma, and all we know about the mysterious character is that she's a high-ranking baddie in a chrome Stormtrooper uniform that comes with a kicky cape. Oh, and that she's played by "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie....

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 2:53am

Discovering the spontaneity and fun of podcasting

Unexpectedly getting pulled out of your seat to share about your own truth about your dreams is jarring. Yet, that’s what I found myself doing yesterday when I showed up to simply report on the Philadelphia Podcast Festival.And, that rapid fire spontaneity and fun is pretty much what podcasts are...

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:39am

Netflix and Chill gets its own summer anthem thanks to B.o.B.

It's kind of sad that we're edging toward Labor Day and we still don't have an undisputed Song of the Summer for 2015 yet, but B.o.B. has a late-in-the-game nominee. The rapper just released "Netflix and Chill," a coy hook-up track that commandeers the Internet's favorite new term for getting down....

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:58pm

#PlaneBreakUp: Why I refuse to believe it’s real

The internet is going bats -- over a couple’s very public breakup on a delayed plane that was live-tweeted by a nearby passenger.Metro is calling shenanigans.In case you need a recap, Twitter user Kelly Keegan was on a delayed flight when two passengers beside her broke up, made a scene, and then...

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:20pm

What every PR pro needs to know about technology

Few can argue that technology hasn't majorly changed the public relations game. Mass emailing a generic press release rarely snags any valuable media coverage. On the flipside, super-tailored story pitches certainly go a long way—but they're also time intensive and still not a guarantee. With...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:29pm

VIDEO: Robot paints nude portrait with man’s blood

Hows this for a throwback Thursday? Take a look at this video from a year ago of a robot using a man’s blood to draw a nude portrait of him.RELATED:SwitchBOT? Video ofrobot's destruction was a prankThe man whose blood is being slowly pulled into the robot’s palate is a Brooklyn-based artist named...

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:54pm

Philadelphia city workers' emails appear in Ashley Madison hack

City government workers may have been using their government email addresses to cheat on their spouses.Nine email addresses with phila.gov extensions were included in a dump of hacked user data fromthe website Ashleymadison.com.Hackers on Wednesday released a huge batch of data from the website,...

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 1:10am

WTF: Man tries to dig up father’s corpse to have argument, gets arrested

A man in Kentucky was arrested for trying to dig up his fathers corpse so he could argue with him, police say.RELATED:Two Southie brothers accused of beating, urinating on homeless manYup.The man, a clearly lovely 44-year-old gentleman named Michael May told police that his father had died 30 years...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 10:29pm