The strangest celebrity tech moments
Will.I.Am becomes Director of Creative Innovation at Intel
When Intel announced last year that it had appointed Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am as its “Director of Creative Innovation”, it came as a surprise to absolutely no-one in the technology industry. After all, who better to shape the vision of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer than the man responsible for such works as “My Humps”, “Boom Boom Pow” and “Let’s Get Retarded”? Will.I.Am seems to have repaid Intel’s faith in him mainly by declaring the Ultrabook “the new ghetto blaster”, but according to the company he has consulted with its staff about future uses of its hardware.
Bill Wyman’s metal detector – can you dig it?
While Keith Richards spends his weekends chugging bourbon and hoovering up every chemical under the sun, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman likes nothing better than scrabbling around damp fields digging up Roman coins and stuff (“It’s a great hobby,” he says). And when he does, he uses his own branded metal detector. That’s the true spirit of rock ‘n’ roll.
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, aka Call of Duty: Moron Warfare
Blood on the Sand was Fiddy’s second foray into the world of video games, but managed to surpass the earlier 50 Cent: Bulletproof in terms of both ultra-violence and sheer crassness. The third-person shooter sees 50 Cent and his G-Unit cohorts swearing and slaying their way through a nameless but “stereotypical” Middle Eastern country in pursuit of a priceless Damien Hirst-style crystal skull. One only for super-fans of the muscular rapper – or lovers of distinctly average games.