burning

  • iPhone burninates while charged

    iPhone burninates while charged

    This is an iPhone that just gave up. Apparently this phone, owned by a fellow in Rome, overheated and fused two metal leads together, resulting in a fiery mess and a dead iPhone. There’s only one other report of this happening in Sweden. Read More

  • Burninate food with a Jacob's Ladder

    Old ways of cooking are so inefficient: you sit in the kitchen next to a hot thing and put round things on the hot thing. Then you move the food around on the round things to make them hot. Then you take the food off and put it onto other round things. Why not just zap the food with a six-foot Jacob’s Ladder? Read More

  • Help sink Circuit City faster with this 15% off coupon

    Help sink Circuit City faster with this 15% off coupon

    Dar be rough waters ahead for ‘ol Circuit City and coupon code CAAXJ9DA8E will get ya 15% off a CircuitCity.com order from 10/12 to 10/18. Enjoy! via GadgetReview Read More

  • Video: How to completely obliterate your HDD with thermite

    Yeah, I’m thinking that’s a bit overkill. But I guess if you truly need a single hard drive to be completely destroyed, a pound of thermite burning at 5000 degrees is one way to do it. Although “burnin’ stuff up good” isn’t necessarily gadget-related, this little how-to at Hack A Day is remarkably thorough in what mixtures to use, how to ignite correctly, how… Read More

  • iPod Nano sets man's pants on fire in airport

    iPod Nano sets man's pants on fire in airport

    This sounds kind of dubious but apparently an Atlanta man named Danny Williams was walking in an airport and his iPod Nano started to flame up. A “glossy piece of paper” protected him from life-threatening burns. Apple is being good sports about it and is offering him a new iPod after Willams went to the local news station with the story. The reporter got no quote from Apple, probably… Read More

  • Fun With Frickin' Lasers!

    Fun With Frickin' Lasers!

    Wicked Lasers has been making high-powered handheld lasers in China since 2003, and I finally got my pyromaniac responsible hands on one. While playing with the Wicked Fusion for several days, I tried to burn plenty of things (yes, including myself… real tattoos are expensive, y’know!), but I had the most fun pointing out stars and buildings. Okay, that’s not true: I spent most of… Read More

  • Nero Linux 3 Gets Blu-ray and HD DVD Support

    Nero Linux 3 Gets Blu-ray and HD DVD Support

    Nero announced today that Nero Linux 3 is now available. Two points of interest about the software is that it can burn Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. Nero claims that Linux 3 is the most powerful and versatile burning application for Linux — I’m inclined to agree. Other than that though, it’s still just burning software. Great burning software, but it is what it is. Nero Read More

  • Roxio Crunch Exports Video Better Than Us

    Roxio Crunch Exports Video Better Than Us

    Roxio’s new product called “Crunch” is designed to convert and export video to Apple TV, iPod, and iPhone resolutions and filetypes. Support includes native QuickTime file formats such as DV, AVI, and MOV, in addition to non-QuickTime file formats like DivX, MPEG-2 and DVD-Video. Essentially, you’ll be set between Crunch and Quicktime Pro. Just don’t forget who made… Read More

  • Help Key: Burning Discs, Not Coasters

    Help Key: Burning Discs, Not Coasters

    As I was thinking about this week’s Help Key topic, I tried to remember a few things that really made me angry when I first started using computers and when I first started using a Mac. My biggest pet peeve? Dead DVDs and CDs that littered my home office like so many belly-up roaches. Optical disks are, at this point in the game, mostly being used to store media and, in a pinch, back-up… Read More

  • Panasonic Steps It Up To 4x Burning Speed For BD-Rs

    Panasonic Steps It Up To 4x Burning Speed For BD-Rs

    In this next-gen format war, it seemed whoever had the biggest disc ended up becoming the winner. While this fraternity-esque attitude is childish, it certainly benefits the consumer with inexpensive prices for BD-R discs. But now Panasonic isn’t going for size, it’s now going for speed. Panasonic is now claiming they’ve produced a 4x Blu-Ray disc that’s capable of burning… Read More