• Jack Thompson could be disbarred because of courtoom hissy fit

    Penny-Arcade Everyone’s favorite real life Lionel Hutz could find himself disbarred in the near future. Jack Thompson walked out of a Florida court room today, claiming that it was a sham hearing and that the presiding judge was “incompetent” and “arrogant.” (Sounds like him, too.) Since he walked out in a huff, the Florida bar asked for an “enhanced… Read More

  • Samsung enters 15.6-inch 16:9 widescreen LCD market

    One of the best things the current MacBook Pro has going for it is the gorgeous 15.4-inch widescreen LED backlit display. The first displays at this size and resolution at all came out with the last generation Powerbooks, and people hailed the widescreen format. But those of us in the know have always been bugged that they’re not true 16:9, so movies always have a little bit of… Read More

  • Steve Ballmer: Be grateful that you can downgrade from Vista to XP

    Flickr’d Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that consumers should be happy that they have the choice to downgrade from Vista to XP. (Remember, XP retail sales are set to end on June 30.) “I don’t know how you can do better than getting both,” says Ballmer, no doubt pained by all the reports that Vista isn’t so hot (to put it lightly), and that companies like Dell… Read More

  • Albatron multi-touch screen promises future amazingness, lots of messy screens

    Sure, Windows 7 is years away and multi-touch on a monitor is kind of dumb, but that didn’t stop Albatron from dumping a 22-inch LCD with Windows 7 and multi-touch. It’s actually running Windows XP right now, but it could run Windows 7 later. TGDaily opines: You don’t have to have supernatural powers to predict that this display may become a huge hit when Windows 7… Read More

  • EA complies with FTC on Take-Two acquisition

    Looks like EA’s takeover of Take-Two is on ice for the time being while the FTC does a little digging around after an information request was given to EA. But if it takes longer than 45 days for the FTC to conclude their probing then EA can go ahead with their attempted acquisition of the GTA publisher. The drama continues. Read More

  • Third party Wii-mote only offers marginal savings

    I think that $40 is too much for a Wii remote. There, I said it. So it’s been with great interest that I’ve kept an eye out for a replacement remote for the one I lost, hoping against hope that we’d all soon see some third party remotes start to pop up. Well, there appear to be some coming from Germany. A company called Hama has some poorly-translated information about… Read More

  • New York launches anti-piracy ad campaign: Your intelligence is in no way insulted

    Go ahead and tell me that New York isn’t over. The city will be plastering subways with anti-piracy flyers throughout the summer, telling people, essentially, not to copy that floppy. Harried New Yorkers and in-the-way tourists will be treated to mock movie ratings, like the kind seen here. Instead of “R” and “PG” we’ll be seeing “RO” and… Read More

  • VLC media player ported to iPhone/iTouch

    Whooo! VLC media player, which tends to be one of the first things I install on any new system, has been ported over for use on jailbroken iPhones. The crazy-talented ZodTTD (the guy behind snes4iphone) has released a beta version of the port, vlc4iphone, which allows for drag-and-drop playback of a number of media formats not otherwise supported on the iPhone. Good news: It supports playback… Read More

  • Sony bringing in-game advertising to PS3

    It’s not a secret that Microsoft is making a little cash on the side by placing advertising in games on XBL, and now Sony wants to get in on the action by doing the same. It today announced that it would partner with IGA Worldwide to do just that, and will start placing in-game ads with Electronic Arts titles this year for the PS3, mostly within sports and driving games, as they have… Read More

  • GTA4 stunt compilation: Do not attempt

    Don’t watch this if you don’t particularly care about GTA4 but its fun to watch the different ways you can risk life and limb and survive in the game. That the game’s physics allows for this sort of mayhem is a testament to math teachers everywhere. Read More

  • The Really Cool keyboard might actually be so

    This keyboard is a Really Cool keyboard, as in that’s its name. What’s so cool about it, you ask? It’s waterproof. Admit it, you’ve spilled coffee or soda on your keyboard before, rendering it sticky and useless, much like our own Peter Ha. It’s also quiet, unlike Peter, meaning you won’t disturb your fellow cubiclemates with your clickity-clack while… Read More

  • AMD officially announces 'Puma' notebook platform

    AMD has officially taken the plastic-wrap off of its new high-performance notebook platform, formerly known as “Puma”. The platform consists of the new AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor and graphics powered by ATI Radeon HD 3000 Series chips, along with 802.11n and 3G wireless connections. We’ll see notebooks outfitted with the new platform from Acer, Asus… Read More

  • Verizon in talks to buy Alltel

    Alltel, the little carrier that could, is in talks with Verizon to merge this year. Verizon is expected to pay eight times Alltel’s EBITDA (“Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization”). How much that is we do not know but it’s definitely more than fifty dollars. UPDATE – The deal could be about $27 billion, according to Reuters. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Gears of War and Mass Effect for $35

    Today’s Amazon video game deal of the day brings two popular Xbox 360 titles to you, reader, for the low price of $35. Of course, the upcoming reissue of GoW will be $5 more and packed with more content, but if you care not about that then you might want to grab this deal while it lasts. I haven’t played Mass Effect, but I hear good things about it. Maybe I’ll buy it now… Read More

  • Joy Division Zune coming June 17

    I won’t lie and say I know who Joy Division is, but the rock band from Manchester is getting their very own special edition Zune with an adaption of Peter Saville’s artwork for the Unknown Pleasures album on the backside of the black 80GB. Also included on the Zune is the aptly named documentary “Joy Division” that chronicles the life of the band. There are only 500… Read More

  • Klipsch introduces new Image X5 headphones

    Klipsch’s original Image headphones came out about six months ago, and now they’ve modified them with a different driver and a slightly larger form factor, contributing to a lower cost. The new X5s (the old ones have been renamed the X10s) have more high-end emphasis, apparently; either they felt the X10s were too bass-heavy or the new driver isn’t quite capable of the range. Read More

  • Location Technologies Primer

    The rise of the mobile device is upon us, even if it’s arriving a little late to the U.S. The reason why mobile devices will become so important – they’ll help us (and our friends, and maybe everyone) know where we are at all times, driving social, advertising and other applications. Being location aware is the single most important feature in a mobile device that… Read More

  • Jackie Chan wants Segway to manufacture in China, Segway doesn't think so

    Did anyone know that Jackie Chan is the owner of a Segway dealership in Hong Kong? Me either. The action superstar is hoping that Segway will allow the scooters to be assembled in China to help drive down the costs, which would in turn drive sales. The Segway currently retails for $10,000 in China and that’s double what we here in the US would pay. However, Segway doesn’t want any… Read More

  • Seagate introduces new awesome 2.5-inch HDDs, but not for laptops

    The world of 2.5-inch HDDs is generally that of notebook computers, but sometimes they make sense in high-end servers. Sadly, that’s the case for Seagate’s latest 2.5-inch drives, which boast 320GB storage as well as a 10k RPM speed, meaning they are bloody fast. It’s called the Savvio, and is made for enterprise servers and storage devices. It’s not going into any… Read More

  • Bionic Body Shop (HQ version) – reminds me of Syndicate

    That’s what this bionic shopping center simulation reminded me of. Man, Bullfrog was way ahead of its time. This is a cool little flash demo showing some of the many cybernetic parts that are available or forthcoming to the human race. Bionic eyes, exoskeletons, robot arms, and all. There are links within the flash demo to more in-depth articles on teh subjects and IEEE Spectrum is a… Read More

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