Hoda Gives Out Cell Number On The Air
Hoda Kotb Accidentally Gives Out Her Phone Number On Air … Today Show host Hoda Kotb was showing off her new Samsung watchphone when she accidentally flashed her number on-camera. She received 20 new voicemails and 1,012 text messages
The Robocop Reboot Hits Theaters February 7th – Here’s The First Trailer
A new survey by Google reveals that 30% of people will begin their holiday shopping before Halloween. Other findings:
– 9% of people started their holiday shopping before Labor Day
– 26% of people will begin their holiday shopping on Black Friday
– 44% of people will begin their holiday shopping in early December
– holiday sales account for 40% of a retailer’s annual revenue
Critics Already Bashing “Galaxy Gear”
Samsung announced its Galaxy Gear smartwatch on Wednesday (September 4th) and critics are already weighing in with their opinions on the device. Technology critics noted the smartwatch was generally disappointing, and one critic noted that the type of battery the device has needs to be charged frequently. Additionally critics say that while most people will probably own a device similar to the smartwatch in the next few years, for now it’s not worth buying due to its high price and one critic says the smartwatch is gimmicky and pointless. However all seemed to agree that the device will shift the “wearable tech industry.” (Daily Mail)
So if you want the freshest eggs, you can now go straight to the chicken to get them. RentTheChicken.com was launched by a husband and wife in Pennsylvania and allows a customer to actually rent chickens. The couple says the prices for most of the year is about 350-dollars and includes the delivery of two egg-laying hens, a portable coop, food and instructions on how to take care of the animals. Those who rent are guaranteed their chickens will lay between eight and 14 eggs per week, which the company owners claim are much healthier than store-bought eggs. (Daily Mail)
Almost Like Smoking
The number of teenagers who have tried the new so-called “e-cigarettes” is rising fast, and that is worrying health officials. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that look like cigarettes but deliver a smoke-free stream of nicotine. They are supposed to help people quit smoking, or at least give them a healthier option. But one in 10 high school students have given them a try, according to a new study. Health officials are worried that the practice could be a path to addiction, and to smoking cigarettes.
Return of the Dead Dodo
Someday, you may be able to see a Tasmanian tiger, a Carolina parakeet, or even a wooly mammoth. All of these species are now extinct. But scientists are getting ever closer to achieving “de-extinction,” that is, bringing back a living specimen of an extinct species. “We are watching Lazarus arise from the dead, step by exciting step,” said a professor of paleobiology who is involved in efforts to resurrect an extinct species of frog in Australia.