Want proof that video games are slowly becoming the coolest thing to be into? Look no further than this video of the Ohio State University’s marching band halftime show. You know something is cool when it’s invaded college football.
Also, running horse at 6:00. RUNNING HORSE.
Now that I’ve given you my viral video for the day, let’s get on with some news.
T-MOBILE AND METROPCS ANNOUNCE MERGER
Two cell phone companies, one goal. One almost got swallowed by the begrudging behemoth that is AT&T, getting a lot of effort points for surviving this long in the big threes’ shadows. The other has slightly racist commercials, with an inexpensive business model. Together, they are trying to put together a competitive 4G LTE network, the companies announced last week.
According to analysts, combining the two companies wouldn’t be large enough to threaten established ranks in the cell network industry, although it could threaten Sprint’s position as the third-largest network in the United States by offering a larger and lower-cost plan for consumers.
Who knows what else this could mean. Maybe we’ll be getting commercials where the brunette T-mobile model goes to India and gets accosted by the MetroPCS salesmen.
Then they’ll ride off together into the sunset on a motorcycle. Want to make this happen T-mobile?
HOW DO YOU BUILD A FLYING SAUCER?
Maybe all of those UFO sightings down in New Mexico weren’t so far-fetched after all.
The United States government recently declassified files regarding a project in the 1950s to build a working, supersonic flying saucer that could have potentially reached speeds of up to Mach 4 and traveled up to 1,000 miles. The project was called “feasible.” If this had continued, we could have been in the future, the real future.
As you probably have guessed by now, the project did not make it past 1960. The project was eventually scrapped after scientists encountered issues trying to fly it a high altitudes.
Now that the documents have been released, does somebody want to take a crack at it? Anybody?
U.S. PANEL SAYS TO STAY AWAY FROM CHINESE TECH GIANTS
Sure China owns us (okay, maybe not yet), but a U.S. House Intelligence Committee panel has issued a warning against doing business with two big tech companies due to a national security threat.
Huawei Technologies Ltd. and ZTE Corp, which are responsible for telecommunication and mobile technologies, were found to allegedly have broken certain U.S. laws. Insiders have stated that the companies have engaged in immigration violations, bribery and corruption, and in using pirated software.
The report, which will be published Monday, states that the companies refused to give satisfactory answers regarding the investigation. “Although this alone does not prove wrongdoing, it factors into the committee’s conclusions,” it says.
I guess the companies could always use the “I don’t speak English” excuse, but that usually doesn’t work these days, especially for giant, international companies.
Does that joke mean I’m going to hell? Just a little bit?
ONLINE PORN SITE PLANS TO SAVE THE WORLD, AND NOT WITH SEX
I guess you could say that all online porn sites do a … service for the world, but for those that want more from their porn sites besides a lot of … uhh … just check out Come4.org. Phew. I was able to avoid that one. Don’t worry, it’s SFW.
The proposed site is free, not-for-profit, and crowd-sourced in order to raise money for specific charities. Users could sign up and either post or watch content, and those accounts could be linked with causes.
The site promises a “smooooooth user experience.”
The Ulule site (something like Kickstarter) even goes so far as to say “My favorite charitable act? A handjob.”
Porn has always been a head of the times in terms of technology, and combining pornography and ethics is just the cream on the cake.
Okay I’ll stop now … penis. Okay I’m done.