• Presenting the QWERTY Bra

    I love the Japanese. I truly, truly do. Without the historical shackles of prudish American Puritanism, they’ve taken crazy perversion to godhead levels. Take for example this USB keyboard bra. Read More

  • Virtual Relay Earns Real Money For Cancer Research

    The online virtual economy is not only doing wonders for the bottom lines of some startups. Charities are winning as well. The American Cancer Society has announced it raised over $115,000 (L$32 million) this year for its third annual virtual “Relay for Life” in Second Life. The relay was originally started in 2005 when some Second Life residents approached the organization with… Read More

  • Timex Ironman iControl Watch: Wirelessly Control Your iPod

    I feel icky writing about the Timex Ironman iControl. Not because it strikes me as “lame” or “dumb”—the watch wireless controls your iPod or iPhone, letting you select, pause, rewind etc. music—but because my favorite watch review Web site hasn’t looked at it yet. Aside from looking like a Fisher Price toy, iControl does all the tricks that other… Read More

  • Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headset Review


    Apple’s first foray into Bluetooth headsets has hit the market, making barely a plink in the ocean of iPhone news so far. I unboxed and tested the discreet little black stick-bud: It still makes me look like a douchebag (all Bluetooth headsets do), but it works well and comes with some pretty cool accessories. It’s a significant investment, but if you already dropped $600 plus… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Sony PS3 Down, Kicked with More Litigation

    Sony PS3 has to work through a couple litigation suits and can now add the PS3 cell processor to the list. Sony is on the receiving side of a litigation suit that claims that the PS3 infringes an almost 20 year old patent (via the magic of continuations). Parallel Processing Corporation, which claims to be International Parallel Machines exclusive licensee, claims rights to US patent 5056000. Read More

  • Altoid Mod: Built-In Rogue-like Video Game

    Every once and a while we’ll see some sort of Altoid container mod: one that has a built-in MP3 player, one that controls the weather, one that alerts you to approaching nerds, etc. This mod, created by one Greg Sanders, houses the video game Dungeons of Doom, an off-shoot of the classic Rogue. (Not that I’ve played it, but that I recognize its classicness, to invent a word.) A… Read More

  • Wall-Mounted Music Art: 'On'

    So this is crazy. “On” is a wall-mounted oscilloscope of sorts that, for only $8,200, will turn your wall into… well, not a work of art per se, but something neat to stare at when you’re having a good time. Once you turn “On” on, its bars will rise and fall in tandem with whatever sounds it picks up. The micorphone that picks up the sound can be altered to… Read More

  • Romanian eBay Scammer Exposed, Threatened

    There’s a great article over on dslreports.com about the innerworkings of a Romanian eBay scamming operation and how one victim got his revenge. A handful of resourceful eBay users were able to track down the ringleader and warn would-be victims to stay away from the phony auctions. One Russian user wasn’t so lucky, however, and ended up getting bilked out of $2,000 — his… Read More

  • LOL UR IPHONE RUNZ WIND0WZ

    LOOK! IT’S AN IPHONE DISPLAY AT AN AT&T STORE! AND LOOK! IT HAS A WINDOWS LOGO ON THE DISPLAY CUZ IT RESTARTED! LOL! Windows Rules The iPhone [HardOCP] Read More

  • The Fuzz Cracks Down On Video Game Pirates In 16 States

    The Feds raided several homes and businesses yesterday looking for pirated video games and the devices that permit video game piracy. You know, mod chips and the like. (Glad they didn’t catch me back in 2002, lol.) No names or associations were announced by the Feds, but 32 warrants were executed in 16 states. Apparently, this was part of a year-long investigation into the insidious crime… Read More

  • The Hitachi DZ-BD70A Camcorder Does FullHD Onto Blu-ray Discs

    Hitachi’s DZ-BD70A is the first HD camcorder that can record 1080p video, now dubbed “FullHD” for some silly reason, onto a Blu-ray disc. One disc nets you around one hour of FullHD video. The camcorder, which also functions as a plain jane digital camera, has an SD card slot for storing such photos, up to a resolution of 4.32 megapixels. And if you’re still getting by… Read More

  • Microsoft Office For Mac Delayed Again

    It’s no surprise Microsoft isn’t a fan of Apple. So it makes perfect sense that Microsoft Office for Mac was pushed back from Q3 2007 to January 2008. The decision comes not from tired programmers who need a vacation in Orlando, but instead from Microsoft’s MBU or Mac Business Unit. Reasons cited include making sure that the software released is of “quality”… Read More

  • Yelp API Released

    Local review site Yelp quietly released an API today to allow third parties to access much of the content and features of the service. The API allows a number of input requests. Applications can retrieve business review and rating information for a particular geographic region/location, display reviews and pictures for a business or businesses, pull up business information based on a phone… Read More

  • Sony Issues Digicam Recall


    Give one to your bratty kids Let’s hope you didn’t buy one of Sony’s popular Cybershot cameras lately. The company is issuing a recall on 416,000 Cybershot DSC-T5 cameras sold in the US, Europe, China, and Japan. Apparently the outer casing could warp and form sharp edges, which in turn would cut your hands. Ouch. Hit up Sony to see if your camera is affected. Sony… Read More

  • Hudson Entertainment Makes a Big Blast

    Today Hudson Entertainment announced that Gravity Blast will be available for all major BREW and Java handsets. Based on the space arcade game you’ll be tasked with repelling an alien invasion. “Mobile gaming fans are looking for new gaming experiences, not just sequel after sequel, and we are pleased to showcase a game like Gravity Blast,” said John Lee, Vice President of… Read More

  • Free Phone Calls: Why Pay For Something If You Can Get It For Free?

    Cheapskates that we are, people are always trying to find deals, like, say, being able to make phone calls for free. Yes, that works. Over at the Times, David Pogue bravely looked at several services that offer, in one way or another, free phone calls. Skype we already know, so who cares. But there’s three other services that seem neat: Jajah.com, T-Mobile’s HotSpot@Home and… Read More

  • Sousaphone Hero A Flop For Activision

    Already suffering after spending years making crappy games, Activision takes yet another hit on its ego with the release of Sousaphone Hero. The Onion reports that “despite a catchy 1890s soundtrack”, the game only sold a paltry 52 copies. The game was released after the success of Guitar Hero and its sequel, Guitar Hero 2. Why would no one buy this game? You can choose cool… Read More

  • Hooks On Light Switches!

    Some dude from Die Electric created light switches with hooks for your coat. It’s supposed to make you think about how much electricity you use, yadda yadda. I’m American. I’m going to use a ton of electricity until I die. Deal with it. Looks to me like when I hang up my jacket, the power in my room will go out. Genius! Non-electric housewares that use your plugs and… Read More

  • Google In Talks With Cellphone Carriers, Manufacturers

    With the FCC 700MHz auction looming over our heads, Google has been talking to various cellphone carriers about carrying Google-customized handsets. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all be contacted about the deal and no word yet on whether anyone is considering it, although Deutsche Telekom (T-Mo Germany) is considering the proposal. As for manufacturers, only LG has been contacted, which… Read More

  • This Is A Really

    Good gadget review video. I’m sure you feel like this every time you watch John in his BRASIL shirt. Crappy Gadget Reviews [YouTube] Read More

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