The Most Quoted Man in News

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

It takes someone special to be banned from giving interviews by the Associated Press. Greg Packer did not gain this unusual yet remarkable honor by misconduct or heroism—he simply showed up. Packer, a former highway maintenance worker who now dedicates his time to being front and center at major events, has been quoted by almost 1,000 different news outlets. In addition to meeting four US …

Galaxy Gear Wearable Tech

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

At this year’s IFA 2013 technology conference, Samsung unveiled the latest in smartwatch innovations. The Galaxy Gear isn’t a standalone phone, but you can make calls from it. The beautifully designed accessory can pick up notifications, control music and has a camera, a speaker and two microphones. Connected by Bluetooth, the integration is quite impressive. Its ever-expanding array of onboard apps solidify the device’s value …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

1. Selfie Jackpot While we laugh, cry and shake our heads in the midst of the selfie craze, a famed Instagram account featuring loads of ridiculous self-portraits is keeping the mania alive. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei—who is also active in the world of hairdressing, music videos, sculpture and general dissidence and protest—generously provides at least one ridiculous selfie a day for his 40,000 Instagram followers. …