• Back To School 2007: Geek Out Your Dorm Room

    I remember my college days very fondly, especially living in the dorms. That sounds a little weird, but I enjoyed it for many reasons: wicked fast Internet, tons of girls that were ready, willing and able to…help me study (get your head out of the gutter), and a food court within a couple hundred yards for the many occasions when I got the munchies. The dorm rooms themselves were a… Read More

  • Back To School 2007: Note Taking Gear

    Having gone through about eight years of college, I tried all sorts of methods of “better” note taking. Some actually delivered on their promises to make my life easier, but most simply overcomplicated things and turned out to be more hassle than they were worth. Collected here are a few options that, if used diligently, will make your life as a student (or anyone who takes a lot… Read More

  • The iPod Super Friends Hands-On


    I had the opportunity to love, hug, and kiss the new iPod line yesterday alongside Mike Kobrin and I was definitely impressed. It wasn’t so much the restyling — that was cool — but these things are definitely getting smaller and cooler each iteration. The Nano has an excellent screen — yes, you can watch video on it comfortably and yes you should get it — and… Read More

  • Mixx To Take A New Look At Social News

    I generally don’t get that excited when I hear about yet another Digg-like social news site coming on the scene, but Virginia-based Mixx may be different. Part of the reason is the founding team, which has deep Internet and news experience. The company is led by CEO Chris McGill, formerly the General Manager of Yahoo News and more recently the VP Strategy at USA Today. The site… Read More

  • Video: First PSP Web Cam Up And Running (Even Live Sometimes)

    The PSP camera hasn’t been released here yet, but it can easily be imported from any number of speciality Web sites. It turns out that using the camera as a Web cam, while not officially supported by Sony, isn’t so hard to accomplish. The dude from GadgetMadness, who, it turns out, is sort of a Web cam guru, already has a makeshift PSP Web cam up and running. The only item… Read More

  • Zeno The Lifelike Robot Still Looks A Little Weird

    Meet Zeno. He’s a boy robot. He’s also creepy looking, in my opinion. You may think so, too. There’s a reason for that, one that John “Big Poppa Pump” Biggs discussed some time ago. For whatever reason, people sorta “freak out” when they see objects that couldn’t possibly be real, yet look damn close to it. Take this kid, for example… Read More

  • Samsung Claims Another World's First


    Samsung is claiming another world’s first with the succession of building a 60nm 2GB DDR2 DRAM chip. The chip is said to be able to process seven or eight months’ worth of newspaper text per second. Wowzers. Samsung hopes to begin mass production soon. Watch out now. Samsung Introduces 60nm Processing for 2Gb DDR2 DRAM [Chosun Ilbo] Read More

  • HTC TyTN II Video Review

    Dave at Mobilty Today rocked out with the TyTN II — does anyone really rock out with these things? Am I reading too much into them? — and came away fairly please. His assessment? It has a powerful processor that can run all sorts of good stuff including Slingbox Mobile. He didn’t like the fact that the bugger had a small battery and no Voice Command, to which Dave said… Read More

  • IdeaFestival 2007: Day 1

    Good day, everyone and welcome to IdeaFestival 2007. I’m here in Louisville at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Coverage is going to be fairly light today as the heavy hitters are coming tomorrow and Saturday. Craig Nevill-Manning, founder of Google’s first remote engineering center, located in midtown Manhattan, and inventer of Froogle is going to talk about the world… Read More

  • MySpace Getting A Little Less Chaotic?

    Interesting blog post by MySpace co-founder and president Tom Anderson this morning. He’s proposing a new default layout for MySpace pages that has significantly better organization of user information, and moves from a two column to three column approach. So we’ve been working on a new home page design here. Thinking of launching this in a few weeks, but I wanted to see what… Read More

  • Star Wars PSA

    I thought we should take a brief intermission from the gadgets for this friendly public service announcement from a galaxy far, far away. Read More

  • Virgin America Announce In-flight Broadband Details


    Virgin America has partnered with AirCell to bring Wi-Fi to VA’s entire fleet in early 2008. American Airlines inked a deal earlier this year with AirCell to bring Wi-Fi, but VA seems to be a bit more proactive. I’m pretty sure I’ll be taking VA for every possible flight in the US. Getting back to the important stuff. You’ll have two options to quench your Net fix… Read More

  • Future of Web Apps ticket competition

    The Future of Web Apps conference arguably helped kick-start the low-hum of Web 2.0 development in the UK into a higher gear early last year. This year’s event on October 3-5 should prove to be at least as interesting. Would you like to go? I have one ticket (a 2 day conference pass worth £245 + VAT) to give away to a lucky TCUK reader. All you have to do is leave a comment below this post. Read More

  • Universal's Music Subscription Idea Is Basically A Tax

    First “ringles“, now this. Universal Music is finally warming up to the idea of subscription-based music and, if it has it’s way, here’s how its own subscription service will work. Read More

  • MS DOS 5 Upgrade Rap

    Sorry. I had to post this. The graphical shell! Do tell! I actually remember this quite fondly. Undelete was a huge deal back then and the shell was my first brush with GUIs. I tried to write my own and, ummm, failed. But this definitely inspired me.
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  • UK iPhone Launching Next Week

    Well, there you have it. I guess what’s his name was right. The UK will be getting their iPhone next week. Will it be 3G? We’ll find out in five days. I’m not eating my hat, though. I don’t wear one. Mum is no longer the word [Mac Format] Read More

  • Xynergi $28K Is For Professional Musicians, Not Joe Sixpack

    No, silly geese, this Xynergi controller isn’t merely a keyboard used to surf top Internet sites. It’s part of a music production “solution”—think Logic. I understand everyone’s fascination with its $28,000 price tag, but that’s not the point. It’s not for the avarage consumer. With this controller and the appropriate software you’ll be able… Read More

  • Back To School 2007: Printers


    With papers to write and hand in, schedules to print out and even the occasional letter home (you can’t count on Grandma to check e-mail regularly), you’re going to need a quality printer. These should be rugged, yet compact and most importantly the toner or ink cartridges shouldn’t cost more than the original printer! Here are a few units we liked to get you printing. Read More

  • Dear Canada: Our Puerile Satire Can Be Biting, But We Are Really Just Jealous

    Yesterday Nicholas Deleon, our resident crank, wrote some nasty words about Canada. He knows your women are more beautiful, your fields more verdant, and your maple trees more succulent. And all of these things dig deep into his psyche, reminding him what ROTC really means and how cool William Gibson is for escaping to Vancouver. He is young. He has not yet felt the bracing air of a cold… Read More

  • Google Jet Gets To Use NASA Runway, Local Community *Outraged*


    Artists’ rendition. Actual size may differ. For a company that does no evil (ignore its dealing with China), Google won’t be making any friends with this move. Or it will, what do I know? Four miles from the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., is Moffett Field, a NASA-run airport that’s usually closed to private jets. Google’s modified 767, on the… Read More

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