Wait! What? 9/26: Bendgate, brain-to-brain messaging, and another big security shock
Too busy gearing up for Oracle OpenWorld to check out this week’s tech headlines? Here’s what you missed:
- People of the Internet everywhere had a collective conniption when they discovered that, should they ever submit their shiny new iPhone 6 to being sat on by an elephant, it might bend a few millimeters. Basically, #bendgate was an Internet meme waiting to happen.
- The conversation this week wasn’t completely dominated by the Bendghazi extremists hell-bent (okay, enough puns) on destroying brand new iPhones; however, thriftier iPhone users developed all sorts of arts-and-crafts to do with recycled iPhones.
- Turns out, none of this will matter anyways when we abandon smartphones for brain-to-brain instant messaging in the future. It’ll be like we have ESPN or something.
- Facebook getting too crowded for you? New social media site “Ello” was all the rage this week – so much so that people started paying up to $500 on eBay for coveted invitations to the network.
- If all of this seems a bit superfluous for your distinguished tastes – don’t worry. Our freedom to watch unlimited cat videos has been imperiled by the arrival of “Shellshock,” esentially the realization of every security expert’s worst nightmares. Innocence is bliss, though, so pretend you didn’t just read that.
Did you find something better to bend this week? Or did we miss something particularly juicy? Shoot us a tweet @BlancandOtus.