• Oh, real funny! Yesterday’s Belkin JoyPod thing is fake

    Disregard this post from yesterday about the Belkin JoyPod except for the part where I said “it’s absolutely possible that it could be phony” and the other part about taking this info with a grain of salt because yes, my friends, she’s a fake. I shoulda known, too, because the language used on the fake material looks totally made up. I’ve never seen such an… Read More

  • BlueHaze Enhances Your Concert Experience With Geo-Tagged Photos, Social Networking

    Concerts hold a unique position in the entertainment world. They have a huge audience, with an estimated 70% of American adults attending a concert every year. And, unlike movies and music, they’re impossible to pirate (sure you can always get a bootleg recording, but people go to concerts for the experience, not just the music). But while a number of startups have sprung up trying… Read More

  • Unboxing: Lian Li PC-XB01 Xbox 360 cooling case

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    Making the long journey all the way from Taiwan is the Lian Li PC-XB01 I’m not sacrificing my Elite to try this puppy out, but John Biggs has volunteered his! I mean, it’s not like he can even get onto Live anymore. My Elite will undoubtedly get a case of the RROD, so I’d like to have my warranty intact when that happens. My first impressions of this thing are that… Read More

  • Robot servant looks friendly… so far

    While we are awaiting the eventual robot takeover of the human species, our generation will at least will get a little down time. Further generations will not be so lucky; they will be slaves to our robot masters. But, for those lucky enough to be alive in this golden era we give you the Japanese cell-phone-controlled robot servant. Designed by Fukuoka-based robot-making company, TMSUK… Read More

  • Which gadgets should be banned from public use?

    Wired.com has a list called Five Antisocial Gadgets That Should be Banned. While I don’t necessarily agree with the final two items – e-books and satellite navigation – I definitely agree with the first three: speakerphones, Bluetooth headsets, and custom ringtones. Custom ringtones, especially. Enough already. We get it. You like bad music. I’m all for melodic… Read More

  • AT&T outage in the NE? [Update: All is well, problem fixed]

    Are you feeling it? We’ve seen reports of just data and we’re waiting to hear back from AT&T. My service seems to be working fine. I’m not getting any data over 3G or EDGE. “We are aware of the reports, and we are looking into it,” says AT&T spokesman Brad Mays. Update: AT&T just shot this over to us regarding the outage. There was a routing issue… Read More

  • All Aboard the ROFLCOPTER: Bill Gates using Chrome

    Here’s a cartoon from GeekCulture.com’s Joy of Tech series. Enjoy. The Joy of Tech [GeekCulture.com] Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 26-inch KDS monitor for $365.90

    T’is the season for upgrading to gigantic monitors, if you ask me. I’m getting mentally prepared to replace two 19-inch flat panels with some big, big, big ones. Big ones! Here’s a 26-inch monitor from KDS that’s being sold at MWave.com for $365.90 plus $19 shipping, which brings your grand total to just shy of $385. It’s got a 1920×1200 resolution… Read More

  • The Dog Wan robot will watch, assist and nurse you

    About three months ago, I blogged an ugly and clumsy robotic dog a Japanese company demonstrated to the press in this country as a prototype. But now, after about 4 months in development, said robot is not only technically ready but it also made a leap forward in terms of cuteness. Osaka-based Daisen Denshi Kogyo [JP] named its creation Dog Wan (“Wan” means bow-wow in Japanese but… Read More

  • The Long Tale

    The least surprising thing about Google’s Chrome browser announcement was the reaction from most of the media that this was an attack on Microsoft. Google founders Sergey and Larry were both present at the press event, with Page apparently the more engaged on a regular basis with the project for the last two years. But Brin took most of the strategic questions and painted a different… Read More

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