Crap

  • Clamshell home projector cheap, probably of poor quality

    Clamshell home projector cheap, probably of poor quality

    File this under "sounds too good to be true". A Chinese artist has designed a projector into a clamshell, with a built in speaker. The unbelievable part? It's only $50. I question what type of quality you are going to get from a projector that only costs $50. Read More

  • Brando harnesses the power of the sun, charges your crap

    Brando harnesses the power of the sun, charges your crap

    I can honestly say that I’d buy one of these things, but don’t the Solio solar chargers do the same thing? Oh, yeah, they do. Nevermind. Read More

  • Remote Control Finder helps you find your remote controls

    Remote Control Finder helps you find your remote controls

    So here’s a problem many face: You’ve got your various remotes for you home theater set up, and you haven’t gotten yourself a high-end universal yet. The problem is the less you use certain remotes the more likely they are to become lost in couch cushions and the like. That’s why some people think you need this remote control finder. You attach these space-age caddies to… Read More

  • Austrian designer phone worth as much as a Tesla Roadster

    Austrian designer phone worth as much as a Tesla Roadster

    Admit it: at some point, you’ve lost your cellphone. That’s why we don’t see any reason to spend $134,000 on a new one, even if it is gold-plated and encrusted with more diamonds that Liberace’s Cadillac. That’s what designer Peter Aloisson is pitching to the ultra-upper class. Based on a luxury Nokia handset, the small slider is completely covered in white diamonds… Read More

  • 3/4 of attendees walk out of Uwe Boll's cinematic treatment of Postal

    3/4 of attendees walk out of Uwe Boll's cinematic treatment of Postal

    We make fun of Uwe Boll quite a bit on here, mostly because he’s a horrible director who seems to specialize in destroying would-be cool films based on video games. Not only is he bad at making movies based on popular video games, but also movies of games that make you question why they’re made at all. If any proof was ever needed of the suckitude that Boll puts out, one needs only… Read More

  • Image: Verizon pushing 4G handsets already? Nope!

    Image: Verizon pushing 4G handsets already? Nope!

    Verizon Wireless is running a large, nation-wide 3G network. This much is known. They don’t yet have a 4G network, though we know they’re doing trials now of LTE, or Long Term Evolution, a GSM variant, but it’s not open to the public. Reader Jonathan snapped this shot of a Verizon Wireless reseller advertising 4G service. “4G Premium Retailer,” it says. Of course… Read More

  • Rumor: Comcast mulling 250GB/month download caps

    Rumor: Comcast mulling 250GB/month download caps

    Comcast doesn’t like its customers. Well, not all of them, especially those who actually take advantage of the massive amounts of bandwidth it makes available, and is preparing to penalize those of you (or of us) that download tons of content. Rumors from Broadband Reports, the excellent connectivity ratings site, show that Comcast might be considering 250GB per month caps on individual… Read More

  • Blue sunglasses will make your food look gross, and they're supposed to

    [photopress:08426s1.jpg,full,right]In Japan, people are fat because the food looks too good. Or so the reasoning goes behind these blue-tinted shades which, according to the company that makes them, will make food look so unappetizing you won’t want to eat it. This is total bullshit. The theory is that the red wavelengths in food make you want to eat it. Not true. I know this because… Read More

  • Homeland Security: "Bloggers are dangerous!"

    [photopress:blogger.jpg,full,center] The US Governemnt is staging a terrorist-like War Game, called “Cyber Storm”, to simulate an attack against our country’s infrastructure, ala Die Hard 4. Attacks would be carried out against transportation and utilities, using hijackers, hackers, and bloggers. Wait, what? Apparently Homeland Security is worried that us troublesome bloggers… Read More

  • The most expensive cellphone in the world doesn't even do QWERTY

    [photopress:crapface.jpg,full,center]Recently, a friend of mine from Nepal admonished me that if I took 1/10th of the money I spend going out on the weekends for three months, I could buy books, food, and salary for an impoverished school near his home. It made me think about globalism, humanism, and my place in it. But more than that it made me realize anyone who’d pay $1.2 million for a… Read More

 
  • The Horror! The Horror! Vibram's Fivefingers of Suck

    The Horror! The Horror! Vibram's Fivefingers of Suck

    Sometimes when you see something, you immediately wish you could un-see it. That is where I stand with the Vibram Fivefingers sports sandals. These “shoes” are like ruggedized toe socks, with individual toes. There is no excuse for this, and by god the first person I see wearing these gets a punch to the head. Really, I’ll suffer having to see your toes as you wear flip-flops on… Read More

  • One Editor's Opinion: Your iPhone "App" Sucks

    One Editor's Opinion: Your iPhone "App" Sucks

    This morning, we happened to find a particular “web application” that was already being touted as an “iPhone application”. It’s called OneTrip and guess what? It’s supposed to be an amazing shopping list app. designed specifically for the iPhone! According to OneTrip’s help page: Read More

  • Gadget Holster: Bring Out Your Inner "Nerdy Harry"

    Gadget Holster: Bring Out Your Inner "Nerdy Harry"

    While I agree that pocket bloat is a problem that needs a solution, the gadget holster is not it. In short, it’s a belt that has a bag attached with pockets for your iPod, cellphone, memory stick, pride, virginity, etc. Not to sound all erudite, but didn’t we used to call these fanny packs? For serious, this is worse than wearing your phone on your belt. And yes, wearing your phone on… Read More

  • Roll Shades: You Know You Want Them (If You're 10)

    Roll Shades: You Know You Want Them (If You're 10)

    The Roll Shades aren’t just convenient, they’re badass. Collapsable sunglasses have been around since the ’80s, which is when these were apparently designed. Unlike most collapsable sunglasses, these Durkl Roll Shades don’t require a fancy faux-leather bag to be retained. Instead they become a wristband when not on your noggin. Uh, ok. Besides being a dork for having… Read More

  • Transformers T-Shirts: Cooler Than the Movie! (That's Sarcasm)

    Transformers T-Shirts: Cooler Than the Movie! (That's Sarcasm)

    In the latest in my unofficial series on questionable hi-tech apparel, it pains me to bring you news of T-shirts you shouldn’t buy that feature my favorite robots in disguise, the Transformers. These aren’t just T’s emblazoned with the likeness of Bumblebee. No, these shirts feature some Las Vegas-esque light up tackiness, including Prime’s flames. Way to go, guys… Read More

  • The End of Human Civilization I: Landline MP3 Ringtone Thing

    The End of Human Civilization I: Landline MP3 Ringtone Thing

    If you’ve got $12 to blow and want to guarantee I never speak to you again, you might consider investing in a Magic Ringtone MP3 Ringer. Sure, ringtones are nothing new, but this horrid little device takes things a step further by providing ringtones for your landline phone. No, read that again. It typed it correctly. This USB-connected box stores a single MP3 ringtone. It’s then… Read More

  • Car Costumes Make This Cynic Sick

    Car Costumes Make This Cynic Sick

    When I first came across the “car costumes”, I was confused. Then I saw the photograph, and I was aghast. They are, sadly, exactly what they sound like: costumes for your hoopty. The first one of you pukes I see sporting one of these on your ride gets to find out what a blogger’s roadrage can be like. All that taser stuff we write about? We keep the demo units, pal. The thing is… Read More

  • Feature: Ten Lamest Fake Movie Gadgets Ever

    Feature: Ten Lamest Fake Movie Gadgets Ever

    One of the staples in any good geek-tastic film is unusual gadgets. How many of us lust after lightsabers? You know you’d love to have a real one, so would I. But not everything that screenwriters, producers and directors come up with for films carry the same cachet. In fact, some fake gadgets are so lame that they become legendary. This list is not complete, far from it. I encourage you… Read More

  • Million Dollar Laptop: Notebook for the Super-Idiot Super-Rich

    Dear Millionaires, When I came across the Million Dollar Laptop, I was astounded by the idea that anyone would pay one million dollars for something like this. As near as we can tell, it’s a fairly standard high-end laptop with a slick-looking docking station. Don’t get me wrong, it looks really, really cool, check the video after the jump for a demonstration. I wouldn’t expect… Read More

  • A Deeper Look at Wal-Mart's Digital Downloads Service

    Wal-Mart has landed what at first blush appears to be a solid punch to Apple’s gut, signing a deal with all six major movie studios for movie downloads, a feat the inventor of the marketplace couldn’t achieve. Apple landed the first contracts to sell movies over iTunes, but not all studios got on board. So how did Wal-Mart convince the hold-outs to join in the game? With built-in… Read More