Saying he was "too blessed to worry about it," Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston revealed Friday that he has left it up to his lawyers to deal with people using his name, as was the case of a recent Internet hoax claiming that the pastor had renounced his Christian faith and quit leading his Texas megachurch.
Osteen made the remarks during a live online interview with The Huffington Post. Although he was asked to comment on various topics, such as instilling hope during a tragedy like the Boston Marathon bombing, Osteen chose to address the hoax that he perceived as a challenge to his calling.
"It was so far out to me, it was almost comical. So I thought it was just a joke, somebody having too much time on their hands," said Osteen. more >>
An online hacker organization, known for its rivalry with Westboro Baptist Church, opted to "hack" the very Facebook page it created as a parody of the church.
Anonymous, considered by many to be a "hacktivist" organization, had created a Westboro Baptist Church Facebook page for parody purposes last December.
On Wednesday, many online media outlets reported WBC's Facebook page was hacked, unaware that the page itself was created by Anonymous. more >>
A whole slew of new accessories for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 have been introduced.
This list of accessories for the smartphone includes the S Band, S View Cover, Game Pad, Wireless Charging Cover, Flip Cover, Heart Rate Monitor, and Body Scale.
The S Band is a stylish wristband that tracks the user's steps, calories, distance and sleep quality. It performs these tasks with the updated S Health 2.0 app found on the Galaxy S4. more >>
The new Aston Martin Rapide S hybrid race car will compete at Nurburgring in Germany next month.
The state of the art sports vehicle runs on both gas and hydrogen and will be the first of its kind to race at this international event. Aston Martin followed in the footsteps of both McLaren and Ferrari, two automakers that have already introduced high-end hybrid vehicles.
The Rapide S debuted this year and features a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter v12 engine and is capable of running on hydrogen, gasoline, or a combination of the two. Aston Martin unveiled the vehicle with plans to enter it in the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nurburgring race in Germany, which is set to take place next month. more >>
The iPhone 5S release should arrive this summer and several analysts have now voiced their opinions on the specs that will end up on the device.
The latest report points to the smartphone featuring the same screen size as the iPhone 5 with a larger camera and new fingerprint technology, according to Topeka analyst Brian White. This is not the first time someone has stated that the handset will feature this innovative fingerprint sensor.
White previously asserted that this new iPhone would feature multiple screen sizes, but went back on that with his latest research note. During a visit to a trade show in China White met with several analysts who confirmed that this new iPhone would have the same screen size as its predecessors. more >>
The U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse is running a new promotion where when customers purchase a Galaxy S3 Mini, they receive a free Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.
These customers will have the ability to receive the smaller tablet with absolutely no strings attached when they buy the mini version of the 2012 flagship.
Plans for the Galaxy S3 Mini start at £22 a month on the U.K. carrier O2 and it costs a bit more if purchased through Orange of Vodafone. The device features a 4-inch display and runs on a dual-core processor with 1GB RAM with a 5-megapixel camera. It also runs Android 4.1.2, JellyBean and could be upgraded to 4.2 in the near future. more >>