If you want your own airplane, you could do like my neighbor, Bruce, and build one yourself. Since I moved in next to him last July, I’ve watched this thing develop from a bunch of sheet metal into the aircraft you see above. Bruce tells me he’s spent about two years, and upwards of $9,000, building this thing. It’s always been his dream to fly a plane that he built. If you don’t think you could… → Read More
The aptly named Icon charger appears to look like the battery icon on the iPhone. When you plug it in, it starts shining like a National guitar and shows the current battery level until the juice is juiced. Charlie at Wired has been looking for this strange beast but was unable to find it in stock, which suggests, sadly, that it’s just a concept. → Read More
Dan Lyons, the Newsweek writer, book author and creator of the Fake Steve Jobs persona, is currently writing a pilot script for a comedy series on Silicon Valley for entertainment channel and movie streaming network EPIX.
Larry Charles of Seinfeld, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Borat and Brüno fame will be directing the pilot and overseeing the script development. The show is going to be… → Read More
The world is shedding its wires and I, for one, am thrilled. Option has just announced a USB version of its GlobeSurfer HSUPA modem. The device offers the ability to suck in a 7.2Mbps downstream and pump out a 2Mbps upstream. It features a swivel USB head so it should be able to easily fit any USB port, despite bothersome casings or whatever. It supposedly offers plug and play capability and is… → Read More