• Egg Chair Unscrambles Spine

    Designed by Swiss physicians and engineers, the ErgoChair is an egg-shaped ball that when sat in, does not compress discs in the spine like regular chairs do. The ball allows free movement of the body to help the sitter achieve the best possible posture, according to the product page. At $160, the easy-to-assemble chair includes an air pump and can be inflated or deflated to the desired height… Read More

  • Knick-Knack Paddywhack, Give a Dog a Phone

    As if your dog isn’t pampered enough with expensive sweaters and fancy steaks, here’s another luxury item that actually sounds useful. On4 Communications is planning to release a cell phone for dogs. The PetsCell is a two-way, waterproof communication device with GPS. The phone allows owners to speak directly with anyone who finds their pet, and owners can track their… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Biodome Edition

    Humpty Dumpty Death Sentence Scale
    A Glorious Toilet Paper Cutter
    Lightsaber Blade Runner Umbrella For Uberdorks
    Ikea Slabang Alarm Clock Good For Waking Up, Abuse
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  • Digg Upgrades Spam Armor, Unblocks Sites

    Digg has started to unblock many sites that were previously banned for “bad behavior,” which usually consisted of a suspiciously high number of stories making it to the home page. If too many stories were buried by people voting it down, or too many users otherwise complained, a site was banned, most of the time permanently. But previously banned sites are now quietly being let back… Read More

  • iPhone Too 'Spensive For Consumers

    Looks like Apple may be in for some decreased sales come the release of the iPhone. According to a recent survey done with 379 people, the price of the iPhone is too expensive for most people’s tastes. In fact, only 1% of those surveyed said they’d shell out $500 for an iPhone. 42% said they’d pay $200 to $299, while 60% said they’d switch their carrier to get their… Read More

  • Robosapiens Infest McDonald's Kids' Meals

    , and now we see them proliferating into kids’ meals. Starting today, if your munchkin gets a kids’ meal at McDonald’s, it’ll get one of seven robosapien toys. Each of the toys have different functions, from lame ass wind-up action, to running, talking and chomping. Fun for the whole family. Collect the whole set, then bend over to be reamed by your new… Read More

  • Moto RIZR Z3 Rises to the Occasion at T-Mo


    Having just cleared the FCC gauntlet, the Moto RIZR Z3 is set to launch on T-Mobile on March 12. The new version will feature a 2-megapixel camera, music playback, stereo Bluetooth, quad-band, speakerphone, voice recognition and a 220 x 176 resolution display. It has not yet been announced how much the RIZR Z3 will sell for, but given the proximity to launch, I’m guessing we’ll… Read More

  • Discovery Biosphere Terrarium


    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this Discovery biosphere is awesome. Aside from looking totally cool, it is a valid educational experience for children. It allows kids to control the environment within the sphere. The system has options to control temperature and humidity and can even simulate rain. Sort of like an ant farm, but probably neater. It’s available now… Read More

  • 30Boxes Partners With PBWiki

    PBWiki is on a bit of a roll. After confirming a $2 million round of financing last week, they’ve just launched a partnership with 30Boxes that allows users to insert a calendar into a wiki. Actually getting the calendar into the wiki requires way too many steps, and I agree with 30Boxes founder Narendra Rocherolle that this should be made into a template option, as Jotspot did in… Read More

  • Emotion Learning Robots

    They are being programmed to take sensory input and adapt responses accordingly. The researcher in charge of the operation says the behavior will be something akin to babies learning from external stimuli. I find this kind of horrifying. I’ve been hearing my entire life about how robots are going to take over the world and then “The Matrix” happened. I don’t want evil… Read More

  • Digg Users Calling Loudly for New Photos Section

    Digg users have begun calling with increased volume for the creation of a special section of the site designated for photographs and pictures.  Two requests to this effect have received more than 6 and 8 thousand diggs in the past 2 weeks.  It’s hard to imagine that some sort of photo section of the wildly popular news site won’t be introduced soon. I’m looking forward… Read More

  • RIAA Names Top Piracy Schools

    In its continuous effort to be bigger douche bags, the RIAA recently released a list of the top piracy schools in the country. Topping the index were Ohio University, Purdue, and the University of Nebraska—the latter of which was cited for only pirating country music, seriously (not really). There is a total of 25 schools represented on the list and all of them should be very much ashamed… Read More

  • FLeX 4.2 PC


    This Mini-ITX Media Center is intended for the fashionably-minded consumer. It’s powered by a respectable 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo with 2GB DDR and a 750GB hard drive with vibration dampening. That’s all fine and good, but what sets this rig apart is its ability to fold. One can bend it into more agreeable appearances for use with a home theater system or whatever else you have in… Read More

  • 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


    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

    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


    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?

    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