Unconditional support - FML

Today, my girlfriend told me she'd support my decision to stay in, or get out of the military, so I renewed my contract...... She broke up with me for it. FML

I am hungry - FML

Today, I thought my mother was coming into my room to give me lunch. She gave me cleaning supplies instead. FML

Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android
Josh Constine

Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus and Portal to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system. That’s why Facebook has tasked a co-author of Microsoft’s Windows NT named Mark Lucovsky with building the social network an operating system from scratch, according the The Information’s Alex Heath. “We […]

Explication between girl - FML

Today, I had to have a very difficult and awkward conversation with my best friend about her fiancé hitting on me. She seemed completely unfazed and ended up admitting that a three way with me was actually her idea, but she didn't want to "weird me out" by asking this to me. FML

The Basecamp Guide to Internal Communication
Jason Fried

We just published “The Basecamp Guide to Internal Communication“. It’s a collection of philosophies and day-to-day practices that help guide the way we communicate with each other at Basecamp. We cover when to write stuff up in detail vs. when to chat about it. Why meetings are a last resort, not a first option. How… keep reading

Netatmo enters the smart door lock space with programmable NFC keys
Romain Dillet

Netatmo, the French startup that got acquired by Legrand, is announcing a new device at CES, the Netatmo Smart Door Lock. You can install it as a replacement to any cylinder door lock, which are more common in Europe than U.S.-style deadbolts. Compared to many smart door locks, Netatmo isn’t as heavy-handed as other solutions […]

Shaving! - FML

Today, my girlfriend told me that if I shaved, my penis might seem bigger. FML

Blow (one’s) top

Do you know the English expression “to blow (one’s) top“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Mike: How did your dad react when he found out you’d crashed his car? Rob: He blew his top. It took him ages to calm down. Does it mean: a) lose (one’s) shirt b) laugh a … Continue reading Blow (one’s) top

Because of the ... - FML

Today, my mother's dog peed on my bed and I didn't know it. My girlfriend had been sitting in it for about an hour until I started to smell it. Everything needs to be washed and my feather bed is ruined. And now, my girlfriend does not want to be with me anymore. FML

The best method! - FML

Today, while discussing having sex for the first time with my boyfriend, I asked what method of birth control we should use. He replied, "Anal." FML

PopSockets launches a $60 wireless charger that works with its PopGrips
Sarah Perez

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, PopSockets is launching a new must-have item to its lineup of smartphone accessories — and one that solves a significant problem for PopGrip users. The company today is unveiling the PopPower Home wireless charger that allows you to wirelessly charge your supported Apple or Android smartphone by […]

Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million daily active users
Manish Singh

China’s TikTok, which has taken the world by storm, is working its magic in its home nation, too. The Chinese version of TikTok, called Douyin, has amassed 400 million daily active users, parent company ByteDance revealed in its annual report this week (in Chinese). This is an impressive growth for the addictive video app, which had […]

The new new web
Jon Evans

Over the last five years, almost everything about web development has changed. Oh, the old tech still works, your WordPress and Ruby On Rails sites still function just fine — but they’re increasingly being supplanted by radical new approaches. The contents of your browser are being sliced, diced, rendered, and processed in wholly new ways […]

Customer service - FML

Today, at work, I was helping a customer over the phone. Another customer came and asked me a question. I let them know I'd be with them shortly. They then said "I really think you should hang up. The customer is always first." FML

Beautiful car - FML

Today, I sold my wife's old car because I bought her a newer and nicer one. On the way back home from the sale, the transmission went out in her new one. FML

Wrong size - FML

Today, when I finally got delivered the new kitchen table that I ordered online a week ago, I found out that it was actually a kitchen table for a dollhouse, as I forgot to check the size. FML

This Week in Apps: Apple’s record holiday, Pokémon Go’s staying power, a spying tool gets the boot
Sarah Perez

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever with a record 203 billion downloads in 2019 and $119 billion in consumer spending, according to preliminary year-end data […]

Dirty room - FML

Today, I sent a scantily clad pic to my boyfriend, to which he responded "Nice, but please clean your room". FML

Delicious coffee - FML

Today, I caught my wife slipping penis enlargement pills into my coffee. FML

Sexy morning - FML

Today, my sister woke me up panicking saying our kitchen was on fire, and we had to leave. She practically dragged me out of bed and all the way to the front door. When we got outside, she suddenly kneed me in the nuts and went back inside, locking the door behind her. I was only in boxers. FML

Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200M
Devin Coldewey

Xnor.ai, spun off in 2017 from the nonprofit Allen Institute for AI, has reportedly been acquired by Apple for about $200 million. A source close to the company corroborated a report this morning from GeekWire to that effect.

Long secret - FML

Today, I realized that my boyfriend is still scared of his ex. It's been 8 months and our relationship is still "secret." Why? Because he's scared that she will find out and tell his family about us. FML

This clever transforming robot flies and rolls on its rotating arms
Devin Coldewey

There's great potential in using both drones and ground-based robots for situations like disaster response, but generally these platforms either fly or creep along the ground. Not the "Flying STAR," which does both quite well, and through a mechanism so clever and simple you'll wish you'd thought of it.

She likes it! - FML

Today, while sleeping off my hangover, my niece asked me to get her a drink. I gave her a beer, I didn't notice it until it was gone. She is only 6 years old. FML

Strange noise - FML

Today, I was awoken at 1:30am by a strange noise, and something tugging on my hair. I opened my eyes, to find a very large rat sitting on my pillow, chewing my hair. FML

Late reaction - FML

Today, I was masturbating in my bedroom, when suddenly, my mom opened the door and walked in with the guests. I didn't react quick enough. FML

Brilliant makes your smart home more manageable
Frederic Lardinois

Controlling your smart home gadgets from your phone or by voice isn’t exactly a chore, but after setting up a bunch of smart lights, a Wi-Fi lock, thermostat and a few more smart devices, I came to miss the ability to control at least some of them with a physical switch. Add to that the […]

Sweet dream - FML

Today, I had a naughty dream about my boyfriend. What I forgot is that he was staying over that night. I woke up this morning to a rendition of how I’d climbed on top of him and started going at it. I thought this had all been part of my dream. Guess not. FML

Twitter acquires Stories template maker Chroma Labs
Josh Constine

Is “Twitter Stories” on the way? Or will we just get tools to send prettier tweets? Well now Twitter has the talent for both as it’s just acquihired Chroma Labs. Co-founded by Instagram Boomerang inventor John Barnett, Chroma Labs’ Chroma Stories app let you fill in stylish layout templates and frames for posting collages and […]

Do phones need to fold?
Greg Kumparak

As Samsung (re)unveiled its clamshell folding phone last week, I kept seeing the same question pop up amongst my social circles: why? I was wondering the same thing myself, to be honest. I’m not sure even Samsung knows; they’d win me over by the end, but only somewhat. The halfway-folded, laptop-style “Flex Mode” allows you […]