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Er, we don't want to sensationalize this or anything, but your phone could soon be at the mercy of inaudible sound pulses that trigger location-specific ads, sales promotions and other potentially demonic notifications. Unlike normal advertising within apps, and also different to sound-responsive...

December 9th 2011 at 8:41am 0 Comments
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There's DIY mischief and then there's next level DIY mischief, and we'd have to say that Julius von Bismarck's Image Fulgurator is one of the best scare-the-squares toys we've ever come across. A sensor detects camera flashes of nearby victims, triggering a projection of the image or text of your c...

June 26th 2008 at 8:42am 0 Comments

This is pretty ludicrous, but it's too funny to ignore: this YouTube posters swears he hears "World of Warcraft" and "give us your money" hidden in the whispers swirling around the Spirit Healer while dead (there is one NSFW word in the video, if that rubs you the wrong way). Personally, while I d...

May 28th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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And we had thought the dancing night elves had cornered the market on sexy MMO advertising. No, it would be appear that EVE Online developer CCP is trying to do the impossible - market a game that is largely based around spaceships, asteroid-mining, and piracy using risque and very possibly NSFW su...

October 30th 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Young gamers in Korea have turned from national phenomena to national concern -- some have actually managed to "game" themselves to death, while blank stares and friendlessness are more common occurrences among the obsessed. Attempting to flip the switch on this unfortunate outcome of pwning, Ventur...

March 15th 2007 at 12:36am 0 Comments
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Hear that? No, you can't. But, according to a report in The Korea Times, venture start-up Xtive claims to have developed an inaudible sound sequence that could have already broadcast its message 200,000 times since you began reading this post. And what message is that?Xtive says its message will enc...

March 13th 2007 at 4:43pm 0 Comments
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While we've seen quite a few instances where shifty gamblers got the boot, this time it's the slot machines participating in a mass exodus of Canadian casinos. In another tale of misguided marketing garnering awful PR, Ontario's provincial gambling operator has "pulled 87 video slot machines out of...

February 27th 2007 at 9:35am 0 Comments