• WTF: Come on, Hulu/Netflix/ABC/NBC/Sling/whoever, let us watch American TV outside of the country

    A quick rant. I’m in Geneva, the city where boredom goes to be bored, and wanted to watch a movie on Netflix Instant Play. I headed over and discovered, much to my chagrin, that the system was keyed to my current location and, as a result, I’m locked out. While I’m aware of IP masks and other tricks I could use to get to the content, I’m essentially browsing Usenet… Read More

  • IBM to Mark Papermaster: What about the children?

    BBG found a great line from IBM to Mark Papermaster, the IBM hardware guy who went to Apple to make and sell iPods. After trying many methods to keep Mark from joining a successful hardware company, they finally whipped out the favorite of anti-smut crusaders and anti-segregationists everywhere: After Papermaster informed IBM of his decision to accept the position at Apple, IBM implored… Read More

  • Twitter's Hockey Stick Moment

    October was a good month for Twitter. All those election Tweets brought a 25 percent increase in U.S. visitors from the month before, to 1.45 million unique visitors, according to comScore. (Worldwide, the number was 5.6 million in September). Since January, Twitter has experienced a 16-fold growth in the U.S. And that is just visitors to Twitter.com. These numbers don’t count all… Read More

  • Shut down your PC or Mac with a text message

    This fairly long video shows you how to create a mail trigger in Outlook to shut down your PC or Mac whenever you send a text message to your mailbox. It’s a pretty simple trick – I think I had this running back on an old Linux box when I was still on Sprint in like 2001 – but it’s nice to know it’s still possible. Add this to your friend’s computer and… Read More

  • MySpace and Facebook In 2009: Battle Of The Books

    Two “tell all” books about the world’s biggest social networks will be published in 2009. The first, set to be published on March 17, 2009, is Wall Street Journal editor Julia Angwin’s Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America (you can pre-order it here). The second is Fortune Senior Editor David Kirkpatrick’s upcoming book on… Read More

  • Mr. bluDANGLEs

    I knew a dongle bluDANGLES and he’d connect for you
    And had a crazy string
    With silver case, a tiny mic, and and an LED
    The oddest thing
    He it clipped to your shirt, clipped to your shirt
    So it never touched down I met him in an aisle in Odd Lots I was
    down and out
    He looked to me to be $9.99
    as he paired right out
    I talked of life, talked of life, I laughed
    clicked my heels and… Read More

  • Is Obama Ready To Be A Two-Way President?

    Where there’s victory, there’s also opportunity… This Presidential election was profound in its results. Obama won both the Electoral College vote 364 to 163 and the popular vote 53% to 46% with roughly 120,000,000 votes cast. This election was the first in 50 years, in which there was no incumbent President or Vice President from either party competing for the Presidential… Read More

  • A Sad Day In Silicon Valley

    The San Jose Mercury News reports that a 47 year old man named Jing Hua Wu, after being laid off from his job at a fabless digital radio semiconductor startup in Santa Clara called SiPort, came back to the office on Friday afternoon with a gun and killed three people. Sid Agrawal, the company’s CEO, and Brian Pugh, VP Operations, were killed along with one other as yet unidentified woman. Read More

  • Mac Pro Ultra Mini project

    This project is a bit confusing but here goes: a guy got a broken 13-inch MacBook Pro. Most of it was water damaged but the mobo was fine so he unsoldered everything and made it into a little caseless computer with an external screen and hard drive. He discovered, however, an odd little case that was shaped like a Mac Pro but was about as big as a Mac Mini. With a little sass and vinegar… Read More

  • Aww! T-Mobile's Customer Delight Day is today!


    BGR is reporting that T-Mo is having their Customer Delight day where T-Mo customers can get 100 bonus minutes just for stopping by the store and 200 for bringing a friend. If you refer a customer you get a $25 credit on your next bill and if you at T-Mobile @Home you get the first month free. Some resctrictions apply, but I’m kind of sad I switched to AT&T now. T-Mobile is sooooo nice. Read More

  • Star Trek trailer leaked, soon to go bye bye [Update]

    Don’t expect this to stay up much longer but if you want to see Sylar as Spock, here’s your chance. Update: Official trailer after the jump. Read More

  • CrunchGear asks: Why the poop shelf?

    I spent the past week traipsing around Europe and, luckily, I’d not brushed up against the poop shelf until last night. For those of you not in the know, the poop shelf toilet is a toilet that offers an unobstructed view of your waste, both solid and liquid, before it is whisked away into the darkness. As this guy states,, it’s found in many German-influenced countries including… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Street Scene Edition

    Xpod: Tiny speakers, presumably tiny sound
    Public Art: Finally, a solution to unsightly utility boxes
    Burninate food with a Jacob’s Ladder
    Vort! Champagne oombrella! Wow!
    Best Buy in ‘The New Adventures of Your Old TV’ Read More

  • elves

    http://aka.zero.jibjab.com/client/zero/ClientZero_EmbedViewer.swf?external_make_id=2S9aXFiZFMD2Dnqu&service=sendables.jibjab.com&partnerID=ElfYourself Send your own ElfYourself eCards (The back story). Read More

  • In These Dark Times, We Turn To Lolcats For Comfort

    Times are tough, but Pet Holdings, the company behind ICanHasCheezburger, isn’t complaining – from September to October the company saw its traffic grow by 23%, reaching 128.3 million total page views and 6.3 million unique visitors across its network of blogs. The profitable network includes nine properties, each of which posts humorous content focused on a different internet meme. Read More

  • Papermaster countersues IBM – it's getting nasty!


    Papermaster doin’ it for his self! Well, his lawyers are helping. They’ve produced a somewhat scattershot countersuit against IBM, which if you don’t remember, sued the man for supposedly breaching a non-competition agreement in his contract. Papermaster’s corner says that not only is the non-comp clause “unreasonably broad,” but the statute of limitations… Read More

  • DIY LED lamp for your bike


    This looks pretty cool, even if it could be mistaken for being steampunk. I like being able to have my light blink, personally, but it would also be nice to be able to mess with the LEDs or put in colored ones. What, it’s the season! Make DIY merry, people!
    [via MAKE] Read More

  • HubPages Blocked From MySpace MyAds As Too Competitive

    MySpace has an embarrassing situation today involving their new MyAds self service advertising product – they’ve repeatedly rejected ads from a startup called HubPages as competitive to MySpace, despite the fact that the site isn’t a social network. Ryan Hupfer from HubPages (who coincidentally is the author of MySpace For Dummies) writes: Read More

  • Circuit City’s Black Friday ad leaked

    BlackFriday.info just posted Circuit City’s Black Friday ad. Hopefully the company will live to see next year’s ad, too. Some notable good deals: SanDisk 1GB MP3 Player Express for $16.99 HP Pavilion laptop for $399 Good deals on video games DVDs from $3.99 $100 off select Garmin GPS units $99 Tom Tom GPS Blu-ray discs from $8.99 SmartParts 5.6-inch digital photo frame for $41.99 Read More

  • Cellity Puts Your Mobile Address Book On Steroids

    German startup Cellity has unveiled its enhanced address book (called Addressbook 2.0) for mobile phones, now available in a private beta. The J2ME application allows users to aggregate data from across their Email boxes, social networks, and standard address books into a single intuitive application, bringing the functionality of a smartphone to the hundreds of more basic phones that support… Read More

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