• Two New Walkman Phones, States Are SOL

    Two New Walkman Phones, States Are SOL

    Sony Ericsson has just released two new phones which we will NEVER see in the U.S. The w960 (pictured right) comes packed with powerful features such as WiFi, a 240×320 touch screen for browsing media, 3.2 megapixel camera, and 8GB of storage. The red w910 features a cool playback mode in which it plays music based on your mood. This feature will obviously be of no use to those in the… Read More

  • Opie & Anthony Return to XM Satellite Radio After Month-Long Suspension

    Opie & Anthony Return to XM Satellite Radio After Month-Long Suspension

    The suspension is over. One month after XM suspended them for some convoluted reason, Opie & Anthony returned to the satellite radio company’s airwaves today, celebrating by giving away a whole lot of tickets for a summer comedy tour they’re promoting. Aside from a few jabs at an XM mistake (referring to the show as “Opie & Andy” on its Web site), the broadcast… Read More

  • OWC Announces 4GB Memory Upgrade for MacBook Pro

    OWC Announces 4GB Memory Upgrade for MacBook Pro

    Other World Computing announced today that it will be releasing a 4GB memory package for all MacBook Pros shipped after June 5th. The upgrade will consist of two 2GB modules and cost about one third of the price of a factory upgrade, $230. Those of you with MacBook Pros, please feel free to look into this and email us your experience. Or, PayPal me the funds so I can have a look myself. OWC… Read More

  • Soul Calibur IV Teaser Trailer Released: It Will Be Good. Promise.

    http://www.gamevideos.com:80/swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://www.gamevideos.com:80/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D12170%26ordinal%3D1181940211662%26adPlay%3Dfalse Fighting games were always my favorite as a boy, so it brings me great pleasure to read even the smallest morsel of information about Soul Calibur IV. Namco released a teaser trailer of… Read More

  • Facebook: How Complicated Has This Site Become?

    Facebook: How Complicated Has This Site Become?

    What the hell has happened to Facebook? I logged in for the first time in a long time yesterday to respond to a message from this idiot and I’m greeted by all sorts of strange and unwanted distractions. There’s little colored icons everywhere… I’m getting “super poked” (what?) by people I’ve never heard of… the NYPD wants to hire me… How… Read More

  • U.S. Preps for Potential Cyber War Against China: Battle Stations, People!

    U.S. Preps for Potential Cyber War Against China: Battle Stations, People!

    The United States of America. I love this country. Blindly. So when I read that China has taken steps to launch a “cyber war” against us, it greatly upsets me. A senior general in the U.S. military, the best military in history, recently said that while numerous countries try to hack the military’s network infrastructure, China goes above and beyond the established decorum. Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Welcome once again to another fun filled edition of the Best Commenter Ever. Today the CrunchDunce makes its triumphant return after going on a brief hiatus, and more Apple shenanigans inspire some of our best comments. Andy Cogbill‘s analysis of planned obsolescence landed him the first spot. Seth – you make great points here. And you’re probably also totally accurate in… Read More

  • Kohjinsha (Who?) K600 UMPC: Yeah, UMPCs are Still Awkward

    Kohjinsha (Who?) K600 UMPC: Yeah, UMPCs are Still Awkward

    A lot of us here are sorta nonplussed by UMPCs for one reason or another and Kohjinsha’s K600 isn’t likely to change our minds. Not just because we’ve never even heard of this company before, but because it doesn’t really seem to do anything particularly special or exciting. You’ll find—provided you’re in Korea—a 7-inch touchscreen display, DMB… Read More

  • Universal Remote's MX-810 Pro Wizard Remote: Not For Pater Obsoletis

    Universal Remote's MX-810 Pro Wizard Remote: Not For Pater Obsoletis

    I remember talking to the Universal Remote folks back at CES and thinking to myself, “Yup, these guys sure do make a lot of remotes all right.” The latest remote, the MX-810 Pro Wizard Remote, can control up to 24 different devices (and 24 different functions per device), all of which are stored in 32GB 32MB of memory. There’s an LCD up top that’s completely… Read More

  • Master Chief, David Drunklehoff Style

    It seems as though the stresses of stardom have gotten to Master Chief. He’s been on a rampage partying around town with Lindsay and crashing his Wraith tank. It’s rather heartbreaking to watch as Master Chief’s daughter tries to sober him up with a cheeseburger. The poor guy just doesn’t know when to quit. I hope he realizes his problem and checks himself into rehab. Read More

  • Pater Obsoletis: Votes Tallied, the Winner Is…

    Pater Obsoletis: Votes Tallied, the Winner Is…

    Well, I tallied all the write-ins and all the comments and it looks like we have a winner. But first, a huge shout-out to Hitachi for hooking us up with the P42H401: Hitachi’s more than 50 years of TV experience, manufacturing and image refinement come together in the 42″ HD1080 Plasma HDTV. Hitachi uses proprietary technology to redefine High Definition, providing outstanding… Read More

  • What's Beef? Mozilla COO Accuses Apple of Having Old World Views of the Internet

    What's Beef? Mozilla COO Accuses Apple of Having Old World Views of the Internet

    Remember on Monday when Steve Jobs, Lord of all our Earthly realm, proclaimed Safari as the best browser ever and that Apple wanted to steal market share from Internet Explorer? The COO of Mozilla noticed that too and didn’t like it one bit. So he’s called Apple out. Read More

  • Pater Obsoletis: The Final Countdown

    Pater Obsoletis: The Final Countdown

    We didn’t get very many entries, but the entries we did get were great. Hit the jump for the videos and to vote for the best and technologically dullest Pater in existence. We’ll close voting on Friday at 12pm EST so the winner can tell Pops the good news. Read More

  • Sidebar Fixins

    Been futzing with the sidebar this morning. Let me know if it screws anything up — or is screwed up — on your browser. Read More

  • The Handmade Guns of Chechnya

    The Handmade Guns of Chechnya

    Ever play video games and look at the odd, futuristic and/or steampunk weapons and say “Wow, wouldn’t it be great if that were real?” Well, just head over to war-torn Chechnya where you can enjoy the thrill of firing a pirated, hand-made Dirty-Harry-style Magnum with all the excitement of having it blow up in your hand. These guns were confiscated by the Russian Army and show… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Watches, Round Two

    Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Watches, Round Two


    Professional I feel bad writing about these Sony Ericsson Bluetooth watches before my favorite watch review Web site does, but so be it. The big SE has three new models to choose from, Music, Executive and Classic, and they’re all part of the MBW-150 model line. As you might surmise, these watches are compatible with SE Bluetooth cellphones. When paired together, the watch will display… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Keep It Simple, Stupid

    The AudioFile: Keep It Simple, Stupid


    Einstein said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” Few companies in the MP3 player business grasp this important principle, and it continues to bite them in the assets. iRiver and SanDisk are feverishly trying to keep up the pace of feature bloat, while Archos and Creative are increasingly focusing on video players. Meanwhile, Sony is getting ready… Read More

  • Microsoft Refuses To Say Whether or Not New Xbox 360 Heat Sinks are Permanent

    Microsoft Refuses To Say Whether or Not New Xbox 360 Heat Sinks are Permanent

    Earlier in the week we noticed that Microsoft had started installing additional heat sinks into Xbox 360s that were sent in for repair. This was done to eliminate “red lights of death” and other problems that plague the system. Yet we didn’t know, and still don’t know, whether or not the additional heat sinks are part of a new hardware revision or are installed on a… Read More

  • Revver Founder Launches Thoof: Personalized News Service

    Revver Founder Launches Thoof: Personalized News Service

    The web is littered with failed or stagnant personalized news startups. New startup Thoof is going to give it a whirl and see if they can do better than the ones that have tried it before. The idea around personalized news: instead of showing stuff based on what an editor chooses (like this blog, or the Washington Post) or via some sort of community action (Digg, reddit), a user will see… Read More

  • Montreal Getting WiMAX Network

    Montreal Getting WiMAX Network

    Our neighbors to the north are starting on some projects similar to ongoing ones here in the US. Montreal will be the first city to get both a citywide WiFi and WiMAX network installed. The project, a joint venture between Nomad Telecom and Radioactif.com, is expected to be completed entirely in 2009, but some residents could see web access as soon as September. Similar to… Read More