• Get Spoonfed local events rated by the crowd

    So it’s Friday afternoon and you’re looking forward to chilling out, broadening your horizons with new cultural experiences – or just plain beery fun. But where do you go to find trusted information about what’s on near you? If you’re in London, there’s a startup in London’s startup neighbourhood of Old Street that hopes your answer is Spoonfed. The… Read More

  • Retro NES video: Micro Machines!

    Screw Attack has highlighted one of my favorite games on the NES in this Video Game Vault. Micro Machines was an awesome top-down racer where you zoomed around various tiny arenas (I like the kitchen table) with a number of different machines. Totally awesome, totally unlicensed, and the NTSC/PAL switch on the back is just icing on the cake. Click on through for the video. Read More

  • Awesome "FamicomBox" arcade NES spotted on Yahoo auctions

    The things people will actually put up for sale! I think I remember hearing about this thing a long time ago, but I’ve never seen one before. Essentially a all-in-one system with 15 actual cartridges built right in, the FamicomBox was used in hotel rooms and arcades. It’s got a bunch of the classic games for the system, although I can’t read all of their titles. It’s… Read More

  • Elevator Pitch Friday: Sqworl (One Link To Rule Them All)

    This week’s Elevator Pitch comes from Sqworl. I picked it because it looks like it was filmed in this guy’s college dorm room, yet he manages to get across what his site does succinctly: condense a collection of URLs into one URL. Points off, however, for not mentioning the business model (advertising, obviously). Sqworl lets you put together a collection of links and share… Read More

  • You're going to be waiting a *long* time for Final Fantasy XIII, America

    Hope you weren’t looking forward to playing Final Fantasy XIII any time soon, Americans, for Square Enix said late last night (time zone permitting) that the game won’t be released here till at least next April. It’s like the good old days when we had to wait two years of a localization to come out, if it ever did. Read More

  • Netbooks ate 20% of regular notebook sales last year

    BBG has an interesting bit about how netbooks nicked 20% off of standard laptop revenue even though there was a 1% increase in revenue. Why? Because foolish laptop manufacturers have been gunning for that sub-$999 price point for years now and now that they finally hit it they can’t bring it back up to sane levels thanks to sub-$500 netbooks. Read More

  • Computer systems aboard British Royal Navy warships get a virus

    A few weeks ago, we read about how the British Royal Navy would be installing Windows XP on some of its submarines. Oh boy, did we all share some laughs! “Control-Alt-Drown,” said one commenter; “Beware the blue cruise missile of death!” said another. We ROFL’d and LOL’d all the live-long day. Read More

  • Gentleman will enjoy Newman ManMan A1 OK?

    Sure it’s as big as an iPod Fat Nano and sure it’s pink, but this iPod knock-off is all male. After all, it’s called the ManMan A1 and that means it’s the best and it’s for men, right? The most interesting thing seems to be a Palm Pre-esque gesture bar under the screen that lets you scroll through tracks in a cover flow kind of way. Read More

  • Light Lane: The instant bicycle lane that would protect you from reckless drivers (if it were real)

    WHO LIKES BICYCLES?! (Whoops, sorry, caps lock.) This little design-thing caught my eye, and I figured I’d share it with y’all, because, let’s face it, it’s Friday and most of you, myself included, would rather be constructing an army of snowmen or tap dancing on a Brazilian beach than [whatever it is you’re currently doing]. Read More

  • Penny fer a heatsink, guv'nor?

    I’m no rocket therapist but isn’t using a potentially fally-offy penny as a heatsink a bit dangerous in the aggregate but this little test of weird heatsinks is actually pretty cool. They used a few permutations here: paperclip, bolted penny, glued penny, and four pennies in series. The results are startling. Read More

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