• Help-Key: How To Travel Less Douchey, More Geeky

    This fall will see many conventions around the country as companies gear up for the holidays and other fun times. This means a lot of travel for a lot of people, and you could be one of them. And that sucks. Not that you have to take a trip — indeed, visiting new places should be a pleasant experience — but rather that air travel in America sucks. I was going to try to write… Read More

  • Sony PS3 Goes Rockstar

    I believe I’m on the verge of taking back every bad thing I said about the PS3 with news that Sony has signed an exclusive deal with Rockstar Games for the ‘next great franchise’. This is very exciting news, but let’s face facts for a moment. Any game that is developed for the PS3 from the ground up is going to be amazing. It will utilize all the amazing capabilities… Read More

  • Vista Service Packs Leaked

    Beta testers are an unruly bunch that rarely adheres to the rules. MS beta testers are the worst and it’s quite evident with the premature release of the Vista Performance and Reliability Pack and Vista Compatibility and Reliability Pack that officially launch August 14. The quasi service packs are said to fix a handful of bugs reported through the Error Reporting Service and product… Read More

  • Are Terrorists Using Second Life To Plan Attacks?

    OK, so sensationalistic headlines targeted at Second Life are so last week; from FBI related gambling bans to animal sex, we’ve seen a lot. Now there are allegations being printed by News Corp in Australia that suggest that the next major terrorist attack on a Western country could be being planned in Second Life, and yes, as can be seen in the picture to the right, 9/11 is being used as… Read More

  • Inter Milan Launches New Home Kit On Second Life

    I hate Second Life yet I enjoy soccer, so this next story puts me in a weird spot. Inter Milan launched its new home kit (its uniform) today in the online world full of losers and zeros. I visited the area to see what the Inter faithful were up to. It turns out, not much. It’s Inter, though. Nobody likes them. Read More

  • Renchi Wii Airplane Controller Stand

    Did anyone seriously believe the Wii was going to be a hit? I certainly should have known and maybe I could have used my brainpower to start up a Wii business selling some crap accessory that everyone will want to buy rather than whatever it was I was doing last year. Renchi now has an airplane stand for your Wiimote and nunchuck for the Wii Sports game, Airplane. It’s not exactly… Read More

  • Limited-edition Transformers Rings: Somewhere Matt Hickey's Head Just Exploded

    I love Transformers just as much as the other guy, but I’m not spending $185 on a Decepticon/Autobot ring. I bought a cupcake from Crumbs opening weekend for $4 and I got a free Autobot ring that I’m more than happy with. But I will admit that I spent $80 on the official Chinese print of the G1 series and movie on DVD. These rings are ultra exclusive with only 50 rings per size… Read More

  • Samsung, Adidas Mashup On New Mobile Phone

    Just the other day I was going for a short jog and wondering whether or not someone would fill the void in the mobile phone industry for a pedometer, heart rate monitor and MP3 player all-in-one. Be still my heart. Rumors are floating about that Samsung and Adidas have teamed up to release the SGH-F110. If the rumors are true then we will soon see a mobile phone that does everything I… Read More

  • Dude Rants About AT&T's Shoddy Service: What If It Ran Our Highwayszomg?

    LOL! That’s the only thing I can type, let alone say, after reading this delightful little piece envisioning a world in which AT&T ran the highways. You know, the real highways for cars, not the information super++ one. It’s really, really funny. Gems include: • AT&T would make horn tones available for $3.99. No transfer of music from the car’s jukebox to its… Read More

  • iPhone Firmware Unleashes Widgets And FM Tuner

    Tyler from iPhoneology has uncovered a few interesting things whilst perusing through his iPhone’s firmware. He’s under the impression that an FM tuner is a strong candidate to be unleashed for the future as well as a few widgets like a world clock and translator. Want some salt with that? Keep reading to see what all the commotion is about. Read More

  • While Rome Burned, Amp'd Used Venture Capital On Porn

    You just know that this is going to end in a Hollywood movie. Matt Marshall at Venture Beat has the scoop on what the Amp’d team were spending part of their $360 million in venture capital on: porn. According to the asset list from the Apm’d fire sale, the company acquired at least 100 porn DVDs; least that’s the number listed for the auction (we’d presume… Read More

  • Delphi NAV300 GPS Keeps It Safe, Paints By Numbers

    Here’s another Tale of Interest, the Delphi Nav300, a GPS unit with a 3.5-inch display. You should know by now that nearly every GPS unit on the market is identical, though companies are trying harder to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack. The Nav300 plays it safe, though, and only exactly what you would expect and need from a GPS is here: plenty of maps, points of… Read More

  • Futurama Makes Its Triumphant Return November 27

    I know this is neither gear or gadget, but it’s sweet nerd news and let’s face it, you people are nerds. Mark November 27 on your calendar and clear out your entire schedule because Futurama is making a return to the small screen. It won’t be joining Family Guy on FOX, though. Comedy Central will be its new home and the first four episodes will actually be released on DVD… Read More

  • Sony VHS-To-DVD Converter: For Those Who Still Use Candles As Their Primary Light Source

    VHS has been dead for, what, 10, nine years now? Whatever it is, I bet you still have a few VHS home movies here and there. If they’re not destroyed by now, you should consider transferring them to DVD; Sony wants your money if you choose to go that route. Its One Touch VHS-to-DVD unit will transfer unprotected VHS tapes to DVD starting in August. (Though, again, it seems expensive: $400). Read More

  • Panasonic Intros Two HD Camcorders

    Panasonic announced two HD camcorders that are on the bleeding edge *cough*Bullsh!t*cough* of imaging technology. The HDC-SD5 and HDC-SX5 record video at 1,920×1,080 resolution under the AVCHD format. Both camcorders are equipped with an Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer for, you guessed it, the shakes. Both models are also outfitted with Leica Dicomar lenses that feature 12 lens elements… Read More

  • Truffle Shuffle: Fujitsu's 10-pound, 17-inch Notebook

    The Fujitsu LifeBook N6460 has shown its gigantic 10-pound, 17-inch face stateside. You’ve got your choice of two models, one with a DVD burner for $1,799 after $50 rebate and one with a Blu-ray drive for $2,599. The Blu-ray version also has a 400GB hard drive, which is double the capacity of its less expensive cohort. Both models include an Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 2GHz, an… Read More

  • HD DVD Camps Scoffs At Target's Backing of Sony Blu-ray Player

    If you’re playing at home, you know that Target, the world’s biggest retailer named Target, backed Sony’s Blu-ray disc format last week (well, sorta), causing wannabe pundits to proclaim for the 900th time that Blu-ray is the winner of the current format war. (The winner is whoever wins the race to be affordable to the Average Joe.) The HD DVD camp certainly doesn’t… Read More

  • Samsung Releases i85 Credit Card-sized Digital Camera

    Also released today from Samsung is a credit card-sized 8-megapixel digital camera, the i85. Despite its diminutive size the i85 features an extensive list of goodies that’s shown off by its 3-inch LCD. To keep its slender figure, the 5x optical zoom NV lens remains in the confines of the brushed-silver aluminum body while proclaiming a max shutter speed of 1/2,000 of a second and a… Read More

  • Apple's Bluetooth Headset For The iPhone Isn't So Hot

    Matt says the iPhone quote-kicks ass-unquote, but folks aren’t too hot on Apple’s iPhone Bluetooth headset. For $130, you’ll get the headset, USB charger and iPhone dock. … And that’s about it. The headset accomplishes only the most minimal of tasks: you can talk to your dopey friends on it. You cannot listen to music (no A2DP support here) on it, nor can you… Read More

  • IOGear Alleviates HD Media Center Woes

    If your A/V receiver is becoming a tad too crowded because of all the HDMI cables and you hate switching back and forth from your next-gen DVD player to your game console then check out IOGear’s 4-port HDMI Switch. As you’d expect you can connect up to four devices to the Switch, which relays everything to your 1080p TV. The Switch is HDCP compliant and uses IOGear’s… Read More

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