• MyBlogLog Bans Blogger; Backlash Begins

    MyBlogLog Bans Blogger; Backlash Begins

    Update (Arrington): MyBlogLog has responded, apologized and reinstated Shoemoney. Caterina Fake of Yahoo (MyBlogLog’s parent company) has written her thoughts as well. It’s time to move on – and Shoemoney should accept this apology. Yahoo!’s recent addition MyBlogLog is making news again — and not for another security exploit (that was last weekend) or spammer gaming. Read More

  • Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update

    Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update


    After five days of worst workspaces, we’re ready to admit that your work environments are worse than our wildest dreams. Holy crap. Your mothers would be disappointed in most of you. It’s awesome. And it’s not over. We still have three more days for you to enter and win. For those of you just tuning in, I’m sure you’d like to know what the hell I’m… Read More

  • Samsung Ultra Music Joining Sprints Lineup

    My favorite SK mobile phone manufacturer has a sweet device coming to Sprint and just in the nick of time because my Catherine Zeta-Jones-less T-Mo contract is almost up. The m620, a CDMA version of the F300 Ultra Music, will be joining the Sprint lineup on or around April 1. Sprint is gunning for Cingular and they’re finally getting some “must have” mobile phones. Read More

  • Kinetic Mobile Phones On The Way

    Don’t you just hate it when you’re at the club shakin’ your ass off all night long and when it comes time to call for a ride your mobile phone is dead? Yeah, I really hate that. A few ravers do, too, and they’ve put down their glow sticks long enough to patent a kinetic mobile phone. According to the patent it could go beyond mobile phones to a wide variety of… Read More

  • Ikea Slabang Alarm Clock Good For Waking Up, Abuse

    Ikea Slabang Alarm Clock Good For Waking Up, Abuse

    Sometimes getting back to basics can be good in the world of design. This simple, yet effective Slabang alarm clock from Swedish home store Ikea has a special yellow rubber shell to protect it from falls, throws, and for when you use it as a bottle opener after 12 beers. Slabang comes with all the basic alarm clock features plus the ability to record seven seconds of audio via a built-in… Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Bryce

    Happy Birthday, Bryce


    Let’s extend a warm, wet CG “how-are-ya” to our own Bryce Durbin, resident artiste. Love it or hate it, Bryce’s work has really spiced up our site and I think he has really got the Web 2.0/GadgetWonk zeitgeist down thanks to his creative, yet calamari-like creations. Thanks, Bryce, and happy birthday. Read More

  • Want Bluetooth On Your PC For Cheap?

    Want Bluetooth On Your PC For Cheap?

    Though Bluetooth is becoming extremely common nowadays, a lot of us still don’t have Bluetooth on our desktop machines. eCost.com is now having a sale on the Trendnet Compact Bluetooth USB Adaptor. It costs $2.99 after a $10 rebate and instantly enables your PC with Bluetooth 2.0 capability. Plus, it’s extremely compact. Check it out if you’ve been wanting to kick it with… Read More

  • iPod Shuffle Wins A 2007 Design Week Award

    iPod Shuffle Wins A 2007 Design Week Award

    Apple’s second-generation iPod Shuffle has been incredibly well received. The design truly is wonderful and even made me pick up one this past Hanukkah for my friend. Now Apple is getting some well-deserved recognition for its iPod Shuffle. Jobs and Co. took home a top honors award for best consumer product design during the 2007 Design Week Award in the UK. Sebastian Conran of Conran… Read More

  • Iomega Still In The Game..Sort Of

    Iomega Still In The Game..Sort Of

    Sheesh, the last time I heard the word “Iomega” was when I was taking a class at an art school years ago. It was about a 100MB, Iomega Zip disk I think I used once and never again. No matter because Iomega is back in the game, albeit not for the best reason. The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for anyone who can find a Iomega portable hard drive that went missing from the… Read More

  • Merrill Lynch Claims 30% Of US Households Will Have A Wii By 2011

    Merrill Lynch Claims 30% Of US Households Will Have A Wii By 2011

    Looks like Merrill Lynch is the latest company to be added to the Nintendo payroll. Analyst Yoshiyuki Kinoshita is now claiming that by the year 2011, 30% of US households will own a Nintendo Wii and a third of Japanese households will own one as well. The predictions come as the Wii has surpassed expected sales and doubts that the console would be gimmicky. Adding fuel to the fire is the… Read More

  • Lightsaber Umbrella For Uberdorks

    Lightsaber Umbrella For Uberdorks

    Though Star Wars and all that lightsaber jazz can get pretty dorky at times, I must admit these umbrellas look totally kick ass. If you live in Seattle like Hickey and have a certain fondness for Boba Fet, it’s safe to say this is the umbrella for you. The umbrellas consist of a lightsaber for the handle and rod and a canopy top. There’s red, white, and blue lightsabers with red… Read More

  • Humpty Dumpty Death Sentence Scale

    Humpty Dumpty Death Sentence Scale

    Lately, I’ve been hitting the gym almost every day. Yet after all my efforts, I’m still too cheap to break down and buy a scale to keep track of my weight. Maybe I’ll check out the Bathroom Egg Scale from Viceversa, a unique scale that comes in lime, blue, orange, and off-white. The scale is littered with eggs (don’t worry, they’re fake), apparently because… Read More

  • Dekoh Delivering a Web Desktop Platform for Applications

    San Jose based company Pramati announced its product Dekoh this week and gave me a look around the application. Dekoh’s goal is to bring the web and the desktop together and to give developers the ability to create applications on top of that platform. Those applications can be shared and deployed anywhere in the network. It’s a lofty goal, and with more flexible desktop… Read More

  • Sony Vaio VGC-RM1 – Blu-Ray Anyone?

    Sony Vaio VGC-RM1 – Blu-Ray Anyone?

    Sony Vaios tend to be really expensive and a bit overpriced, but they’re decent machines and the VGC-RM1 is no exception. For the price of brand loyalty and $3500, you can snag a sweet Vista machine with a Core 2 Duo CPU, 1TB of storage, a 50GB Blu-Ray burner, NVidia GeForce 7600GT, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth, card readers, a USB jogdial, and a monkey. Great specs, terrible price. I smell me… Read More

  • Steve, DRM, and the Free World

    rails against DRM on Salon this morning, saying that it’s basically a tax against future hardware purchases. The reasoning is fairly simple: the more 99 cent tracks you buy, the harder it will be to get rid of your Zune or your iPod or your FrankoMP3eo 2007. This line of argument is fairly cogent but the article says little new. It is, however, nice to hear from Cory’s other… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Where's That Sound?

    The AudioFile: Where's That Sound?


    What’s a hard-core gamer or action-movie lover to do about having late-night fragging sessions or Matrix screenings without driving their spouse or neighbors nuts? While there are plenty of consumer 5.1-channel headphones on the market, if you want cans that give you a truly convincing surround-sound listening experience, you’ve got to be a military sonar operator or aircraft pilot. Read More

  • A Glorious Toilet Paper Cutter

    I’m coming to understand the majesty of Intelligent Design. The thesis, obviously, is that many natural things are too complex to be created be the vagaries of evolution, which forces us to believe in a prime mover or creator. Here is another example of intelligent design, for verily how could a stoned college kid from UC-Berkeley create such a masterful system for rolling, cutting… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Femme Fatale Edition

    Daily Crunch: Femme Fatale Edition

    R2-D2 Trashcan
    DIY Steampunk Keyboard: Brazil++
    Google Running “Office Killer” Trials
    Virtual Sex Shopping in Second Life
    Cell Phone Anklet Read More

  • There is no YouTube Filter; It's AudibleMagic

    There is no YouTube Filter; It's AudibleMagic

    After months of intense and very public debate, closely tied to the Google acquisition, YouTube is reported to have licensed copyright filtering technology from AudibleMagic. The San Jose Mercury News cites two unnamed sources as saying that Google will soon unveil filtering technology for YouTube from the leading third party filtering provider, Audible Magic. What does this mean? It means… Read More

  • BRDGen Lets You Burn PS3 Disks Like the Pros

    PS3/Blu-Ray fanboys are frothing over this announcement from BRDGen. The world’s first publicly available PC app to create and/or edit Blu-Ray AND PS3 discs has been released into the wild; BRDGen v1.00 is now available for download. The features that should pique your interest are: Read More