Hot on HuffPost Tech:

See More Stories
AOL Tech

Tag: HUMOR

The Man Behind @MayorEmanuel Unmasked

The Twitter account @MayorEmanuel has provided us all with a good laugh with its satirical, profanity-laced postings that managed to be far more interesting than the real Rahm Emanuel and Chicago mayoral race. Now, the man behind the account, Dan Sinker, has revealed himself to The Atlantic, and the site has an in-depth and fascinating article about the Twitter genius. Don't wait another...

Adorable Canadian Kids Can't Identify Retro Floppy Disks, Game Boys

What is it about kids that is so damn cute? (Especially ones that speak a language you don't understand?) In the video below, a bunch of youngsters are asked to identify a few retro gadgets, and just say they seem a little confused. Stumped, they flopped floppies and dialed Game Boys. One kid, however, did immediately identify the turntable and start scratching. He's got a future....

XKCD's Map of Online Communities Updated for 2010

Randall Munroe, of XKCD fame, has updated his classic map of online communities for 2010. The size of each "country" on the map is determined not by its number of users, but by how active those users are, which really puts in perspective Farmville's disturbing levels of popularity. Hit the source link to see it at full size....

Cell Phone-Chatting Man Catches a Yankee Baseball... With His Face

Here's evidence that you don't have to be speeding down a road in order to be severely injured by talking on your cell phone. This Yanks fan should just count himself lucky that this swing was a ground-rule double, and not a home run blast from A-Rod. Check out the video after the break to see why talking and balling is a dangerous, er, sport. [From: Deadspin]...

Old Lady Calls Tech Support About Google's 'Pac-Man,' Makes Our Week

The word "adorable" doesn't do justice to the telephone conversation you're about to hear. An old woman named Lorraine recently called a tech-support hotline to ask how to "disable" the annoyingly noisy Pac-Man display that Google embedded on its home page a couple weeks back. In a nearly six-minute back-and-forth with an incredibly patient guy named Brian, the elderly woman tries her darndest to...

Opera Mocks Google Chrome Speeding Test, Scandinavian Style

The Opera browser gets plenty of attention in the mobile space, and, in the pre-iPhone days, it was the cell phone Web browser of choice for the tech elite. Many iPhone users are opting for the fast, though not flawless, Opera mini over the default Mobile Safari. But in the desktop arena, Opera still lags far behind the major players (Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer). Apparently, the...

Algorithm Detects Sarcastic Tweets and Amazon Reviews

For those who often miss out on a virtual joke, scientists have found a way to help identify online sarcasm. According to Geekosystem, a team from the Institute of Computer Science at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem developed an algorithm that detects sarcastic sentences posted online. The Semi-Supervised Sarcasm Identification Algorithm (SASI) learns to detect sarcasm by studying sentences...

Modern Day Uses of Floppy Disks, How to Set Up Your iPad 3G

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. The BBC asked readers how 3.5-inch floppy disks are still in use today, drawing responses of beer mats, ATM machine programming, musical equipment, sewing machines...

Geocities-izer Revives Dead Web Host in All Its Animated GIF Glory

For 15 years, GeoCities allowed everyday folks to easily create and design their own personal Web pages, but the service was officially laid to rest last October. While the 'Cities may be gone, it is certainly not forgotten. With a little guidance from the Internet mediums at Wonder-Tonic, nostalgic nerds can now revisit the legendary site host through a ghostly, beyond-the-grave homage. ...

Department of Internet Hate Floods the Web With Vitriolic Comments

Have you ever wondered who spends all that time spreading vitriolic comments around the Web? If this video we discovered on Funny or Die is any indication, it's a secret government department with a knack for raining on everybody's Internet parade. Okay, so maybe that's not the truth. But the folks behind the British sketch-comedy show 'Happy Finish,' premiering later this month, and their...

Street View Captures Boozing Super Heroes in the U.K.

Monitoring Google's Street View for serendipitous moments of ridiculousness provides seemingly infinite possibilities for hilarity, depravity, and eccentricity. A recent event captured by the Street View mobile on a remote Scottish island actually intertwines all of those aspects into one incredibly awesome shot. The picture clearly portrays a gathering of masked superheroes at a local pub as...

Silence Site Comments with Shutup.css

Greetings to all of our devoted readers who steer clear of the comments section! We have a special gift in store for you today. We know that blog comments can frequently get out of hand, stray off-topic, or metastasize into book-length arguments between Internet polemicists. Sometimes you just want a mute button for all the garbage, and programmer Steven Frank has heard our plaintive cries. His...

10-Year Old Gets X-Rated PSP Surprise on Christmas

All Kade Goodman wanted for Christmas was a PSP game system. Little did he know, however, that he'd be getting two units under the tree this year. Kade's father, Shon, scoured the Earth for a used PSP, a holiday odyssey that led him to a CD Tradepost in Omaha, where he finally found one at a reasonable price. After opening his golden fleece of a gift, though, 10-year old Kade soon found some,...

Thief Pauses to Play Victim's DS

Dumb thieves are really our bread-and-butter here at Switched. We love them. Every time some idiot leaves the original "home" address programmed into a stolen GPS, or stops to check his Facebook mid-heist, we're there to mock him. And when word reached us of an Illinois man who was busted sitting on the couch of his robbery victim -- playing her Nintendo DS -- we paused, chuckled to ourselves, and...

Hypnotist Hyping a Social Network Mind-Control Party

Share In case you don't know, and you probably don't, January 4th is World Hypnotism Day. To celebrate the day that celebrates nonsense, British lounge act Chris Hughes will attempt to set a world record for most people simultaneously hypnotized via the Web. He hopes to accomplish this ridiculous feat through the medium of social networking. By merely broadcasting his voice through Twitter...