• Lonely tonight? Try the soup!


    Psst… rest of the world. Come here. Don’t tell Japan. OK. We need to stage an intervention or something because this stuff is getting crucial. We were OK with eht cosplay and the tentacle porn and the robot fetishes. Hell, some of us can even accept the blurred out naughty bits in their many and various forms of pornographic representation. But this is freaking nuts. Sure, it… Read More

  • Rocketfish Universal Wireless Rear Speaker Kit review

    Typically, wireless is not considered to be as reliable as wired. Dropped signals and diminished fidelity are typical problems that have plagued this technology. Rocketfish designed this system to eliminate the need for running wires around your walls or under your floors (the latter is even more difficult if you do not have a basement). It comes with a sender unit (sending at 2.4 GHz)… Read More

  • Dough-nu-matic makes mini donuts in under a minute

    This, my friends, is a poorly named product. But you know what they say; you can’t judge a donut making machine by its ridiculous hyphen-happy name. Read More

  • When Will Ask.com's Ad Campaign Start Paying For Itself?

    After sprucing up Ask.com earlier last summer, parent company IAC began spending $100 million this year on marketing to raise awareness of the Ask brand. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing a lot of Ask.com ads on TV lately. (And I pretty much only watch TiVo, yet they are so ubiquitous that they still catch my eye as I fast-forward through the commercials). So how is… Read More

  • Miller Lite Subwoofer brings beer to the ear

    When money gets tough and you want to add a sub-woofer to your 1998 Hyundai Tiburon with the rims you got from that dude off Craigslist, you’ll need something on the cheap. After all, those “professional” boxes made from things like wood and plastic cost way too much for any college student. So it makes sense that some dude instead opted to pound Miller Lite all night and throw… Read More

  • It is the day of the dead

    This is just plain creepy and weird. I love my Mac and at one point I loved my PC, but…but…WTF is this?! It can’t be a photoshop job, can it? Geek’s Tomb Read More

  • Western Digital Passport gets Pink

    Boobs. We love em, right? Of course we do and so does Western Digital. Not to downplay the importance of supporting breast cancer research or anything, but pink products make me barf. I hate pink. I hate guys that wear pink and think they look cool. You’re a tool, dude. Girls and pink are fine. It’s a feminine thing. Totally don’t know where I’m going with this. Anyhoo… Read More

  • Spy shots reveal new Sony-Ericsson UI

    Little is known about these spy shots of a new interface designed for Sony-Ericsson’s UIQ. What I see is a touch-based interface that is half iPhone, half HTC Juno. You would think a guy snapping photos during a corporate presentation would be willing to cough up a little more information! Sneak peek at SonyEricsson’s new UIQ interface [Gearfuse] Read More

  • People claim Manhunt 2 will destroy Western Civilization

    Here come the outrage mongers. As you’re well aware, Manhunt 2 comes out today. Predictably, all sorts of family-oriented “leaders” are up in arms over the game’s release. (Never mind that these “leaders” would be out of a job if they didn’t complain about anything.) The big, scary claim now is that children, my God children, could log onto the… Read More

  • Alcatel-Lucent Posts Third-Quarter Loss

    Alcatel-Lucent, the French-American telecommunications equipment maker, reported a third-quarter loss of $373 million today. To help the bottom line, the company plans to layoff another 4,000 employees beyond the February announcement of 12,500 layoffs. This amounts to a 20% reduction in payroll. It is hoped this move will save the company an additional $578 million by 2009. CEO Patricia… Read More

  • Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    If things go well, we might finally see that Gphone by the middle of next year. Google is in heated talks with wireless carriers in the U.S., including Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, (and Vodafone internationally) to carry the Gphone, reports the WSJ. Google already competes (and cooperates) with some of these carriers. It recently fought with Verizon, for instance, over the rules of… Read More

  • Myxer Surpasses 3 Million Mark

    Myxer, a mobile content delivery company, announced that it has reached over 3 million users, making it one of the largest distributors of mobile content. In April of this year Myxer reached 1 million users and has tripled that number in less than six months. If growth continues at this pace, within ten years aliens in a galaxy far, far away will be downloading wallpaper and ringtones from… Read More

  • 4INFO Takes NBC Investment, Signs Mobile Partnership

    Mobile media company 4INFO has taken funding from the NBC-GE joint venture Peacock Equity and a signed a provider deal with NBC. 4INFO is the sixth Peacock Equity investment since the $250 million fund was established in April. Under the deal, 4INFO will become NBC Universal’s preferred mobile SMS advertising partner, providing technology and services that will enable NBC Universal… Read More

  • Big Bucks For Better Comments; SezWho Raises $1 Million

    Hot on the heels of the launches of Disqus and Intense Debate, commenting reputation system SezWho has raised a $1 million series A round from KPG Ventures and upgraded their offering. The investment makes SezWho the best funded of the small group of startups currently trying to improve community for commentors. Considering how enhanced commenting somehow became a more competitive space… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Beggars' Night Edition

    Back from the dead: Automan
    Any golf-playing Trekkies out there? Here’s your putter
    Last-minute costume idea!
    Chris “Long Tail” Anderson is mad as hell and will not take it anymore
    Logitech + Skype = Videocalls Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Geek wants you to level his WoW character – sort of Sascha I just got proof I am not the dorkiest nerd on the planet. First I read this post and had no idea what he was talking about (other than the game WoW), so I went on to read… Read More

  • Virgin America: Eh, it's ok.

    The excitement I felt before boarding my first VA flight was quickly extinguished upon entering the main cabin. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to fly VA wherever they fly going forward, but it wasn’t that cool. The lighting was certainly more pleasant than the usual drab on other airlines and the scenery was significantly better as well. The in-flight entertainment… Read More

  • Details Revealed: Google OpenSocial To Launch Thursday

    Details emerged today on Google’s broad social networking ambitions, first reported here in late September, with a follow up earlier this week. The new project, called OpenSocial (URL will go live on Thursday), goes well beyond what we’ve previously reported. It is a set of common APIs that application developers can use to create applications that work on any social networks… Read More

  • Virtual Pedophilia Report Bad News For Second Life

    Linden Lab’s Second Life has seen its fair share of controversies in the past; an FBI investigation led to a shut down of inworld casinos, some media reports suggested that Second Life may be being used as a training area for terrorists, and in July there was suggestion that Bestiality may be driven out of the metaverse by a crackdown under a new TOS that banned “Broadly… Read More

  • Web-Integrated Media Player Songbird Releases v0.3

    What do you get when you cross iTunes with a web browser? You get Songbird, an application built on top of Mozilla Firefox’s core technology that serves as a platform for media websites that want to integrate tightly with a desktop media player. We last wrote about Songbird over a year and a half ago when version 0.1 was released. Tonight, Songbird releases version 0.3, which the… Read More

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