• USB Mice Wheel: a live measure of your productivity


    In case you have an extra USB slot and perhaps an excess of whimsy, this may be the nonsense desk accessory for you. The mouse in the wheel will run faster the faster you type — useful if you don’t want to use how quickly the words appear on the screen as a metric for how fast you’re typing. Now, if I ran a blog, I would just have my office filled with these mice, attached… Read More

  • Hands on with the RoboDynamics TiLR telepresence robot

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1924675&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 After we wrote about TiLR last week, RoboDynamics invited us down to their headquarters to check one out in person. The idea is simple, straight out of countless science fiction flicks: rather than physically going somewhere, you… Read More

  • FOWA rocks London, while startups pitch to TechCrunch

    The Future of Web Apps conference kicked off in London today and almost 2,000 startups and developers hit the East of London for the event. Highlights from the day included Kevin Rose from Digg and a bunch of great speakers. Every year the event changes and there is an interesting pivot point going on as the European scene develops. In his opening keynote Kevin who seemed to imply that the… Read More

  • Netbooks to increase Linux's visibility, usability

    Novell, the company that markets SUSE Linux, an enterprise-oriented commercial Linux distro, has a lot at stake in the coming netbook wars. After all, the little machines are overwhelmingly running various flavors of Linux (with the notable exception of Eees pre-loaded with XP and the like), and if Novell can get in on the ground floor, that’s not only cash in hand but a hugely… Read More

  • ‘Aquaduct’ adult-sized tricycle produces clean drinking water, keeps you from tipping over

    Look at this environmentally-advanced mama jama. It’s called the Aquaduct, and though many are referring to it as a bicycle, it’s got three wheels. That, my friends, is a tricycle. Forget semantics, though, because the Aquaduct not only gets your from Point A to Point B (and occasionally Point C), but it also filters cruddy crap-water into delicious drinkable water using an… Read More

  • Lowepro updates the AW, Trekker series with the Classified and 600 AW II

    I love my Lowepro Fastpack, but it’s bright red and draws far too much attention then I’d like. Not only do I pack my Pentax K200D and a handful of lenses, but it also stores my MacBook Pro and a couple grand worth of other doodads. My brother suggested I cover the Lowepro logo since NYC thieves are educated enough to know who they are. It’s something I’ve thought about… Read More

  • Contest: Win a Dash Express GPS

    In the market for a GPS? Sure you are! The holiday shopping season is here and if you’re looking for an easy way out then jump on over to Trulia where I’m judging their “Hidden Gems” Contest. There are only two days left, but that’s enough time to enter. Rules after the jump. Read More

  • Eye-Fi Manager update integrates the awesomeness that is Twitter

    The other week Eye-Fi announced that upload speeds were improved for their SD cards and today we’ve learned that they now support Twitter and RSS feeds. If you haven’t already updated then you should fire up your Eye-Fi Manager ASAP. One can assume this applies to the Lexar mashup, Shoot-N-Sync. These little buggers just keep getting better and better. Read More

  • UTStarcom Knick thankfully branded as Quickfire

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but “Knick” just seems like such a weird name for a mobile device. Well the UTStarcom Knick, which MobileCrunch briefly knicked a couple of weeks ago, is officially going to AT&T and will be branded as the Quickfire. Yeah! That’s more like it! It sounds like when a cowboy pulls a gun out of a holster and shoots it really fast! Alright! Read More

  • Wuh Oh: Orange UK halts BlackBerry Bold sales, citing "quality issues"

    According to a leaked internal memo, Orange has pulled the BlackBerry Bold from the shelves due to “reports of software issues”. Originally expected to hit AT&T here in the states months ago, the Bold has faced delay after delay. Could these issues be the reason for the endless postponement? The full text of the leaked memo: Internal Orange Statement on the… Read More

  • Lord of the Rings Online expansion pack dated: Mines of Moria on November 18

    Cloistered MMO fans, take note: the expansion pack to Lord of the Rings Online, entitled Mines of Moria, is due for release on November 18. That’s about a week after Wrath comes out, so you might as well cancel any and all social engagements through December. You can pre-order the game right now at the LOTRO Web site. Doing so will net you a few perks, including a special… Read More

  • This stupid economy has officially gone too far as Mother’s Cookies is going under

    Gadgets be damned for fifteen minutes, this is real news! Mother’s Cookies – makers of those delicious, delicious frosted Circus Animal Cookies – is going out of business, citing “rising prices for raw materials and fuel,” according to the San Francisco Examiner. This poor economy bullshit is starting to hit me where it hurts; the stomach. Mother’s… Read More

  • TunesRemote brings remote iTunes control to Android

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1919916&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 If there was ever any question as to how many days we’d have to wait after the release of the first Android handset before someone would crack out an iTunes remote application, we’ve now got the answer: Zero. By… Read More

  • SonicSwap Puts Your iTunes Library On The Web For Streaming And Sharing

    Since the launch of YouTube’s API and the release of Seeqpod, we’ve seen many sites emerge that allow users to create playlists of their favorite songs that can be streamed free of charge. Unfortunately, this can be a tedious task – oftentimes users are forced to recreate the playlists they already have in iTunes because the sites lack an upload function. SonicSwap, a… Read More

  • Fallout 3 gone gold, plus system requirements

    Goooooooold! Fallout 3 is ready to go and will be available on store shelves and online in North America on 10/28, in Europe and Australia on 10/30, and in the UK on 10/31. Take that, you limeys! I’m going to make it a personal goal to beat it by the time you lay down your pounds sterling at Ye Olde Games Shoppe or whatever. This is revenge for being more charming than me, so yes… Read More

  • Review: NBA 2K9 for Xbox 360


    Another year and another round of sports franchise games for consoles and PC. What is so compelling about these games that makes me want to purchase this year’s when nothing has really changed from 2006. Ok, maybe that’s being a bit sensationalistic, but I think you know what I mean. It’s sort of like Doug’s review of Tiger Woods for the Wii. What’s going to make… Read More

  • Class up your Amazon Kindle with a bit of crocodile skin

    Kindle owners can bring a little taste of the Aussie outback to modern New York just like Mic did years ago for only 50 bucks! The STYLZ Avantgarde cases are available in two different leather stains and should fit your Amazon Kindle like a glove – or a case. There are even button cutouts along with spots on the inside for business cards and such. Honestly, the cases are kind of… Read More

  • What's For Breakfast At Your House: Obama O's or Cap'n McCain's?

    This week’s award for best marketing promotion related to the election goes to AirBed & Breakfast, the peer-to-peer pad crashing site for travelers. (You list how much per night you want for travelers to stay on your floor, and they book through the site). Today, I received a package from AirBed & Breakfast containing the two boxes of cereal pictured above: Obama O’s… Read More

  • BrickCon Flickr set

    There are people that played with LEGO bricks and then there people that still play with LEGO bricks. This Flickr pool of last weekend’s BrickCon is for the latter. Read More

  • Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster pipes in on new MacBook pricing


    Mr. Munster released a report today that states Apple’s new MacBooks (the one’s that are being announced next week) will start out at $899 or $999. I wasn’t the biggest believer of an $800 entry point for Apple, so this seems to make a little more sense to me. The talk of the town the last few months has been a sub-$1,000 price point, which is more than likely, but not at… Read More

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