• Daily Crunch: Pac vs Cap Edition

    Daily Crunch: Pac vs Cap Edition

    Pac-Man World Tournament Announced
    SEGA and Marvel Bring out the Super B Team
    Apple Fined Over Air Quality Violation
    Free* Reality Bedding for CG Readers
    Why Video Games Don’t Cause Violence Read More

  • Exclusive: MySpace News Launches Thursday

    Exclusive: MySpace News Launches Thursday

    On Thursday morning MySpace will launch its much rumored news property at news.myspace.com. Expect the site to go live and a press release to be issued around 7 am EST. The news property is built on Newroo technology, a company they acquired in early 2006 for a rumored $7 million. Newroo had interesting technology, but were acquired prior to launch. I spoke to Newroo founders (and current… Read More

  • Zude: Mix and Rip Your Personal Page

    Zude: Mix and Rip Your Personal Page

    Zude is a new social webpage network. I say “social webpage network” because Zude isn’t so much about making friends and commenting on on profiles as it is about creating your own personalized webpage. You create a personalized webpage from modules that hold your own content or clips grabbed from the web (even embed whole webpages). Each module can be placed anywhere on… Read More

  • NIN Tells RIAA To F*ck Off?

    This, dear readers, is why I would actually pay for a CD. Whether or not you’re a fan of Nine Inch Nails is not in question, but whether or not you’re a fan of CDs is. Apparently, the new CD is shiny and black before it’s been played, but after a while it changes. Pretty cool stuff don’t you think? Tech Amok took the time to translate the binary on the back and it… Read More

  • Micro Entertainment System For Your Micro Living Habitat

    The Yamada HTV-200XU is the perfect entertainment system for anyone living in a closet, shoebox or NYC (the lines are very blurred here). This, here, micro-system brings a lot of decent features in a small package like a DVB-T tuner and analog TV tuner. You can watch your DVDs, DivX and MPEG-4 videos on the whopping 7-inch color screen. This really is a sweet deal for someone looking for a… Read More

  • Meizu Hua Long IP2000: Yet Another iPhone Clone, But Only $140

    Meizu Hua Long IP2000: Yet Another iPhone Clone, But Only $140

    Meizu is now infamous for its many iPhone clones, and its Hua Long IP2000 has just gone on sale in Chin.a. It’s a GSM cellphone that not only shares the iPhone’s general look and feel, right down to the UI, but has a big apple on the back. Hey, at least Meizu’s modest about totally ripping off Apple. What’s kinda surprising it that its specs aren’t all that bad. Read More

  • Hey Geek! Get Back In Shape the Nerdy Way

    Hey Geek! Get Back In Shape the Nerdy Way

    I can tell you about what it’s like to be a guy who was once in shape and is not. When I was in my 20s, I was a slim yet hunky piece of man flesh. I had a defined jaw, broad chest, and a single chin. Now, however, at the beginning of my 30s, I find a second chin resting firmly between my face and neck. I do not like this chin, as it makes me look older than my real age. I also do not… Read More

  • Alpine's iDA-x001 iPod Deck Available Early!

    Just thought you’d like to know, I just got a note from Alpine saying that as of today, the iDA-x001 mega-iPod friendly car stereo is available at all Alpine-aothorized retailers. That means you can get your hoopty over to Best Buy and get the closest thing to iTunes in your car as is possible right now. Some retailers, Alpine couldn’t list who, are offering free installation and… Read More

  • The Browser Wars Are (sort of) Over

    Besides the gaming console and DVD format wars we’ve seemed to have forgotten the browser wars, but it seems as though that has come to an end, or at very least an amicable ceasefire. At the Web 2.0 Expo this week Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera and Google took center stage to discuss what’s really going on. The main topic of discussion was security and I’d like to think that’s… Read More

  • Qantas OKs In-Flight Texting

    Qantas, the official airline of Australia, has announced they will begin a three month public trial on one of Boeing 767s in the fleet for domestic flights. Emirates and Ryanair have also announced intentions to have such trials. Unfortunately, the US won’t be experiencing such trials anytime soon. I, for one, am happy about that. I hate people who talk very LOUD on the bus, and… Read More

  • Sling And Apple Teaming Up?

    It’s been a while since I posted anything about the iPhone, but it was only a matter of time before that trend would end. It seems as though Apple could be contemplating Sling’s bid to stream iTunes content to the iPhone. Sling CEO, Blake Krikorian, announced at NAB the company’s intentions to support the upcoming iPhone. I think the question for them is going to be, how are… Read More

  • Pedophile Blames Open WiFi Network For Kiddie Porn

    Pedophile Blames Open WiFi Network For Kiddie Porn

    Sure you can pin the blame on your unsecured router when the RIAA or MPAA comes knocking at your door, but when it’s the FBI and you’re accused of having tons of child pornography, don’t think you’re getting out of this one so easily. A guy in Texas had his home raided and the police found lots of child porn on his computer. When confronted, he blamed his… Read More

  • Google Rains On StumbleUpon Parade: Launches Direct Competitor

    On the same day that the news breaks that eBay is acquiring StumbleUpon for $40ish million, Google announces that they are building strikingly similar functionality into their Toolbar. Google (along with AOL) were reportedly in the running to acquire StumbleUpon until very recently. The Google Toolbar now includes a dice icon. Click it and you’ll be taken to a new website that Google… Read More

  • Where Was Our Invite To The Sidekick ID Launch Party?

    I guess our invitation was lost in the mail. The Sidekick ID we all love to hate is getting some much needed PR from the likes of Kelly Monaco and Taryn Manning. Nothing says, “Buy Me”, like a starlets interchangeable skins. The picture alone makes me want to buy one. The launch party wasn’t at Chuck-E-Cheese, but there were some hotties. Even Jenna Jameson took some time out… Read More

  • BenQ Drops X725 Digital Camera

    BenQ dropped a new award winning digital camera that employs a 3x optical zoom, Pentax lens and a 2.5-inch LCD. The X725 also records video with the 3x optical zoom, includes a 1/2.5 inch CCD image sensor and the stainless-steel body is a mere 12.5mm. Other features include an advanced Super Shake-Free system for the jittery types like me. If you’re worried about those “high… Read More

  • Apparently, AT&T Thought The Future Would Be Like Robocop

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/NQNhq253PPWkUciv4 Way back in the early 1990s, AT&T put out a series of videos showcasing what its idea of a technology-filled future would be. The above video, which is part six in the series, shows two women ordering lunch from Ronny’s (the cobb salad is to DIE for), shopping for dresses with virtual mannequins, and seeing how they’d look in… Read More

  • Pac-Man World Tournament Announced

    Pac-Man World Tournament Announced


    Yeah, I totally met Pac-Man back in ’05. Fans of Inky, Blink, and miscellaneous bouncing fruit should clear their schedules from April 26th to May 9th. Microsoft just announced that a World Pac-Man Tournament will be held on Xbox Live Arcade. That’s right, you can win some prizes and show off your skills from the comfort of that used couch you found on Craigslist. Here are some of… Read More

  • DLO Jam Jacket, Now With Useful Feature

    DLO Jam Jacket, Now With Useful Feature

    DLO, recently acquired by Philips, announced today an updated version of its popular iPod case, the Jam Jacket. Like the old Jackets, the product is designed to protect your DAP from dings and damage by encapsulating it in a rubberized sleeve. Pretty standard stuff. As a point of innovation, however, the new Jacket features a headphone management system that allows you to spool your… Read More

  • Jabra Klipsch Stereo For Mobile Phones

    Jabra and Klipsch have teamed up to bring you a speaker dock for your mobile phone. Apparently, consumers want a speaker dock to listen to whatever it is they have crammed on their handset. Would any of you actually use this? You have the ability to hook up whatever else you feel like to the speaker system via mini-USB or AV-in, but why would anyone want to drop $150 for this? Do I really want… Read More

  • Marathon Training for Nerds

    Marathon Training for Nerds


    Mmmmm… lube-y. I’ve been a runner since sophomore year in college. It was easy to take up and easy to do — just go in a straight line and don’t fall — and aside from a few years of Kenpo Karate and some bouts at the gym I did very little else in terms of real exercise. I felt happy that I could run two miles, come home, shower, and get on with my day. But I… Read More