• Is that Wall-E? No, it's a GameCube!

    Holy snikes! This Wall-E movie has all the critics gushing, and for good reason. It’s a movie about a robot in the future. That has two thumbs up written all over it. Now you can replicate all the fun at home, maybe, by transforming your Nintendo GameCube into Mr. Wall-E himself. One of the more thorough case mods I’ve ever seen, that much is true. Too bad the GameCube had so… Read More

  • Maybe SSDs do save battery life after all

    You may remember a story a little while back suggesting that SSDS did not in fact save battery power. Well, that really pulled the tail of the great cat “The Internet,” resulting in heavy criticism of the testers’ methods. People feel that the higher-end SSDs may have been using more power, but the tests ignored that their higher capacities meant they would do more work… Read More

  • Segway CTO Joins Apple: The Beginning Of The Jobs Transition?

    Tim O’Reilly broke the news late last night that the CTO of Segway, Doug Field, is leaving to become VP of product design at Apple. Doug had been in charge of Segway’s entire engineering team since day one. John Grohol, Segway’s former Web Architect, wrote on Segway Chat earlier today: Doug has been the driving force in making the Segway what it is today and will be… Read More

  • They use computers in classrooms now!

    Reuters, the chain of family restaurants that doubles as a news organization, has an adorable piece today illustrating the type of impact technology had had on education in the United States. Kids now type answers to math problems on their state-subsidized MacBook in Boston; Google Docs is used to write “What I did during my summer vacation” (“Daddy drank a lot of beer and… Read More

  • My Yahoo Rolls Out New Interface, Tries To Fend Off iGoogle

    My Yahoo, the leading customized homepage provider, has finally rolled out its redesigned interface to all of its users. Yahoo has allowed users to upgrade to the new interface for over a year, but has taken its time in rolling it out to everyone. New features in this release include: More modules from content providers (New York Times, WSJ, etc.) More modules that integrate content from… Read More

  • ‘FriendMobilizer’ brings Facebook to Windows Mobile

    MoDaCo is reporting a new standalone Windows Mobile application that brings Facebook to the small screen. While it’s no secret that you can access a mobile version of Facebook from just about mobile browser, FriendMobilizer cuts away a bunch of the fluff and loading times, with the added bonus of sending status updates and friend requests to your Windows Mobile Home Screen every… Read More

  • ‘Jedi Gym’ is a short film that some may find funny

    http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:hcx:content:atom.com:c4cbe46a-bd0c-407a-abb6-5f0c335d6b19 Here is a short film called “Jedi Gym” that’s part of Atom’s Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge. Some of you might find the film to be hilarious. Others might say something seemingly clever like “Hey, give me back that six minutes” or “Hey, you owe me six… Read More

  • HUGE NEWS: Tesla electric Roadster popular with the rich

    Greenwich Time, the newspaper for denizens of Greenwich, Connecticut, got to look at the Tesla Roadster and came away awed, if a little empty. Greenwich is a town famous for being the home to many New York millionaires who wish to lay their red, pulsating egg sacs under stately old oaks. Colin Gustafson, a “special correspondent” (read: someone related to one of the editors)… Read More

  • Google Street View runs into UK snag

    Not the UK The United Kingdom, home to some 4.23 million CCTV cameras, has a problem with Google Street View. It seems that a busybody privacy rights organization, Privacy International, objects to Google’s commercial use of photos that include people. For-profit photos should have the express written consent of the people in them, it argues. Not unreasonable if you can clearly… Read More

  • T-Mo goes 3G on October 1

    You thought this was going to be about something else, right? Rumor has it that T-Mobile will launch 3G service – and 3G phones – on October 1st. They will be bringing the Sony Ericisson Bella as their first device and should be adding 3G to other phones over the year. Again, this is kind of unfounded and T-Mo hasn’t mentioned anything to CG about this but the carrier… Read More

  • Purported images of the new MacBook Pro

    Images of what some are claiming to be the new aluminum casing for the MacBook Pro have surfaced on Apple.pro (Chinese) and I’m not entirely convinced this is legit. The most notable difference is that the bottom casing is much smaller than the top, but MacRumors points out (that it’s removable) that it could simply be due to the fact that the battery is no longer being placed in… Read More

  • The iPhone line: The freaks come out on day one

    Dear Diary, It is day one of the iPhone line and our small team, the Who Farm, has made base camp at the Apple store on 5th Avenue. The natives have thus far been curious and friendly, offering us something called “hotter dogs” and asking us to go “fugourselves” when we inquired as to why they were not composting. As environmental activists, it’s important to… Read More

  • iRobot lawnmower patent discovered

    Robot Stock News has discovered a patent by iRobot for a “Lawn Care Robot” similar to the company’s line of robotic vacuum cleaners. While robotic lawnmowers aren’t new, they’ve had a hell of a time replacing conventional lawnmowers. You know, the kind that actually cut your entire yard in a reasonable amount of time even though you have to do all that… Read More

  • CTIA Hires Lobbying Company Madison Group

    CTIA, the Wireless Association, has hired the Madison Group to represent them before the U.S. Congress and Executive Agencies. The Madison Group is a bi-partisan, minority-owned lobbying and consulting firm that specializes in tax, tech, telecommunications, trade and transportation issues. Madison Group represents its clients and attempts to solve complex public policy issues while working to… Read More

  • Sony to release fixed PS3 firmware this week

    Last week’s PS3 firmware update left some angry gamers in its wake as reports of jacked up consoles made their way around the internet shortly after Sony made version 2.40 of its PS3 software available for download last Wednesday. The company quickly pulled the problematic update and has now said that version 2.41 will be available “midweek,” according to CVG. While most… Read More

  • Koran cellphone includes Tafsir of Koran and Hadith

    This quad-band GSM phone, the Raztel M880, has a 2.6-inch phone with 1.3-megapixel camera and MP3 player. Best of all, includes a digital Koran with translations in 28 languages and Qibla directions for most major cities. Clearly this phone isn’t for everyone but if you really need Tafsir Al-Jalalain and Hadith Bukhari and Muslim it’s nice to know you can pick it up in Indonesia… Read More

  • O2 swamped by iPhone pre-registrations – site goes down

    It appears that O2 had no idea the iPhone 3G would be this popular in the UK, because someone there didn’t add any extra bandwidth or redundancy servers to their store. So when the hordes descended this morning, prompted by a text message to existing O2 subscribers and people who’d pre-registered on the O2 site, guess what happened? This: I contacted O2 to ask them to explain… Read More

  • Official Facebook Version of Scrabble Spells Doubt For Scrabulous

    Facebook now has vaporware. After a lot of huffing and puffing at the beginning of the year, Hasbro and Electronic Arts are finally getting ready to unveil their official version of Scrabble on Facebook. Today, they announced that the Facebook app EA has been working on for more than six months will be launched later this month, although a version on Pogo (EA’s online casual gaming… Read More

  • Rogers gets Apple slapdown

    Rogers, the Canadian carrier that pissed off an entire kind, gentle, and non-warlike nation, is now getting some nasty treatment from Apple after creating a pricing plan that was so sufficiently onerous that even the calm Canadians created a sternly-worded a petition against it. The Rogers deal was supposed to bring great rejoicing to the frozen North. Rogers would screw its customers and… Read More

  • Electronic Arts acquires exclusive La Liga license (and bonus EA gaffe)

    We have terrible news for all eight of you soccer fans. It looks like EA has acquired the exclusive license to Spain’s La Liga, meaning FIFA will be the only game to feature the Spanish league. In other words, don’t go looking for official LFP logos and whatnot in Pro Evolution Soccer 2009. That’s a real shame, since everybody who’s anybody knows PES has been… Read More

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