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In 2001, Robin Williams was asked by James Lipton, the host of US tv show Inside the Actors Studio, how does he improvise? As you'd...

Starbucks employees are notorious for misspelling the names of customers. This interesting spelling occurs when the order taker writes the customer's name on the side...

All the hype around the iPhone 6 has created more content than was ever thought possible. (Yes, I'll be getting one.) But, Ikea found a way...

Warning: If you are offended by graphical representations of genitalia, do not read on or, view the videos and images in this story. It seems...

I'll admit it. I don't watch a lot of commercial television. But, when I do, there have been three ads this year that have made...

This is a video, taken by a sneaky passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Fransisco to Chicago about a week ago. The passenger...

Vooza, my favourite parody of a startup, have done it again. This time, the business is recruiting a social media expert. And, by crikey, the...

I once had a cat called September. She could climb to the top of a screen a door in under five seconds. Now, I can...

Confectionery brand Skittles has already infiltrated the pantheon of unforgettable tag-lines with its 'Taste the Rainbow' slogan. In this nifty 'made-for-YouTube' series of clips, viewers are asked to 'Touch the rainbow'. The concept is simple, novel and we challenge you to not hunger for a Skittle once this "cute but weird kitty cat" has its way with you.

Australia’s self-appointed online retail antagonist Ruslan Kogan -- while possibly enjoying a slow day at the office -- has crunched his online traffic numbers to reveal that the most popular names of 2010 online shoppers on the Kogan site were John, Peter, David, Michael and Paul (in addition to some information that you might actually one day use, on how and why Australians shop online).

It seems British comedy legend Ronnie Corbett's character has a problem with his Blackberry ... er, blackberry. In addition to this bit being incredibly smart (and deliciously old-skool), it also reminds us that even in the digital age, what's new is old, as we outfit common words and phrases with new definitions.

A service that employs a real person to call you each day to tell you how awesome you are -- and charges $45 a month for this 'feel good' moment -- was the forehead-slapping winner of Ovum's annual Wireless Turkey Awards.

OK, Australia, what was the most-watched YouTube video on the continent in 2010? Was it the national election? The gulf oil spill? The rescue of the Chilean miners? Of course not! According to Google Australia, the pinnacle of the video chart belonged to this catchy remix.

It starts with a smallish woman bundled up in a gray coat and a big, red scarf. She stands up from her lunch at a food court in a mall in southern Ontario, Canada. A cell phone is pressed to the right ear. She opens her mouth and reveals a fixture-rattling soprano voice that belts the first couple of lines to Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus." It's a very festive flash mob!

When I first heard the term, crowdsourcing seemed to be just another in a long line of combined words the technology industry just love to smugly smush together because they adore acknowledging their own intelligence. I might sound bitter. And you would too if your professional life was governed by editors who happily employ bat-wielding goons to work anyone over if caught attempting such invention.

On Sunday, Chatroulette went dark, featuring only the following two line comment: "The experiment #1 is over now. Thanks for participating. Renewed and updated version of the website will be launched today." As a tribute to the mucky, sordid, underground culture that once permeated the web-cam network, we have assembled three of our favourite Chatroulette clips.

If you're seeking a brief recap of the 2010 Australian election look no further than this short clip from Next Media Animation (NMA). According to NMA webiste, "Our fast, accurate and engaging animations tackle all the top breaking stories." What the company fails to mention is the pure hilarity that the site often brings to its international coverage.

If you haven't already watched the commercial below, you're about to see what is already being described as one of the best brand re-launches of all time. It deservedly won the Film grand prix at the Cannes Lions and is now being praised, far and wide, for the way its creators Wieden + Kennedy have extended the reach of the campaign to embrace social media.

Today, the Twittersphere is alive with speculation over whether the controversial internet filtering policy will be ditched and what the future holds for Senator Conroy. The general consensus seems to be one involving a Cabinet shuffle, letting Conroy keep responsibility for the NBN and passing the Communications portfolio to fellow Labor Senator Kate Lundy. Many pundits would be pleased with this development. And so, it could also be argued, might the good Senator himself.

What's the difference between tragedy and comedy? According to Mel Brooks: "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die." For the rest of us, the difference is usually just a matter of timing. Is it too soon to start making fun of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (also referred to as the BP Oil Spill)? Well that, according to the folk at UCBComedy, depends entirely on who you are making fun of.

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