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Michael Bay Made the Most Awkward Press Conference Appearance

Transformers director Michael Bay was supposed to be talking up the wonders of Samsung‘s TVs at this Consumer Electronics Show event today. But the technology, of all things, tripped him up, and as soon as the teleprompter malfunctioned he straight up pulled a Cartman.

We almost feel bad for him because this incident obviously wasn’t his fault and it seems like he’s about to suffer a panic attack as he leaves the stage. But you’d think that a super-successful director who relies so heavily on digital toys would:

A) Not be so flummoxed by a basic tech malfunction

B) Know better how to “wing it” in front of a crowd

After watching this clip, we’d hate to see how he responds to criticism of his movies.

(H/T Slashfilm)

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This California Crop Circle Is Your New Favorite Marketing Stunt

In case you haven’t broken out that Led Zeppelin CD box set recently, here is an especially groovy crop circle (pic via these dudes):

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And here’s Jen Hsung Huang, CEO of software maker Nvidia, explaining how his company’s marketing team created its own crop circle in a clever ploy for attention—and a certain dorky reporter discovered the secret message within:

It’s basically an opening shot to win the company a little attention ahead of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, and we’d say it worked.

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Out of the Box: Pandora in Toyotas

Coming soon on your car dashboard: the Pandora button.

Pandora CEO Tom Conrad has taken to Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show to announce that Pandora fans will soon be able to log in to their personalized Internet radio stations in the car. Well, in some Toyotas and BMWs.

Toyota has made Pandora part of its in-dash multimedia system, Entune, which is competeting with the Ford Sync, a venture with Microsoft. Pandora announced it will be featured in the in-dash system on the Mini Cooper, which with BMW has been integrating iPods and iPhones to its audio systems.

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