• Wassup Obama

    A remake of the famous Budweiser “Wassup” commercials from 1999-2002 is making the rounds at YouTube as a brilliant ad for Obama. It touches on unemployment, health care, the stock market, the war in Iraq and the environment, all in around two minutes. The original commercial is below: Read More

  • YouTube Enables Deep Linking Within Videos

    It’s not a big new feature but it’s certainly one that will come in handy: YouTube will now allow you to send users to a specific point in a video by appending a short tag to the end of a video’s URL. It’s pretty surprising that this functionality wasn’t available earlier, as Google Video introduced the same feature over two years ago. YouTube users have been… Read More

  • Vulnerability in G1 publicized by security researchers

    A team of security experts have found a vulnerability in the G1’s browser. They’re remaining vague, but it sounds like they’ve mainly discovered some code to exploit that has to be visited voluntarily by the user. Google is acting annoyed that the team didn’t come to them first, but first of all they’re just lucky it wasn’t someone malicious who found it… Read More

  • iT*nes censoring s*ng t****s

    A database problem is censoring unexpected song titles including titles using the words h*t, k****r, t**n. Also affected are c***s***er, s**t, p***ya**s, and “Your Mother Spends Her C*****d D***k W***e*****y P****l” by P***y and the A**l Glands. Apple intends to fix this problem as soon as they f***ing get around to it. Read More

  • Sprint CEO: "By gosh if that Android ain't a lump of you-know-what"

    You know that down-homey guy who shows up in a diner during commercial breaks in Heroes? That’s Old Man Hesse, up Sprint way, who has him a bone to pick with Android. Sprint may be having a lot of problems marketing its own brand in the last few years, but according to Chief Executive Dan Hesse, Google’s Android mobile operating system isn’t perfect either. He told the… Read More

  • Call the family in, tell them to sit down, and break the news: Devs get iPhone 2.2 beta 2 and new Snow Leopard builds

    A new version of the iPhone OS is floating around. 2.2 beta 2 doesn’t include cut and paste, MMS, or the ability to heal the halt and deaf. It does, however, have Google Street Views. You’d best tell grandma she can stop wetting herself in anticipation. There is still no cut and paste. As for Snow Leopard you’ve got a new Finder written in Cocoa (tell your Uncle he can… Read More

  • What Will Jobs Announce at MacWorld 2009?

    Amongst many things, Steve Jobs is a master story teller. Every year he delivers two signature keynotes: one at MacWorld in January and one at Apple‘s World Wide Developer Conference in June. However, these keynotes are more than just new product introductions. They are true stage craft and accordingly they have become major media events. Job’s keynotes happen so infrequently and… Read More

  • WidgetLaboratory Turns To Newcomer SocialGO After Ning Debacle

    Widget creator WidgetLaboratory got into a public feud this Summer with Ning after being shut out of the build-your-own social network platform over questionable behavior around its Terms of Service. TechCrunch called the third party widget developers “idiots” when they posted e-mail communication between themselves and Ning which didn’t exactly support their case, and when… Read More

  • Bloodhound SSC rocket car will try break 1000 MPH – who cares?

    Listen, I’m not questioning the kahonas of these British chaps trying to break 1000 MPH on land. Hell no, but with a $16 million dollar backing from the British Science Minister and a hybrid rocket/jet propulsion, they had better go that fast. A Eurojet EJ200 fighter jet engine should get the ‘car’ up to 300 MPH where a rocket will hopefully boost the speed over the 1k mark. Read More

  • Sulu fires back at Captain Kirk

    Entertainment Tonight caught up with George Takei and the recently married man gave his thoughts on Shatner’s recent YouTube assault. Autoplaying video after the jump… Read More

  • Wow, Far Cry 2 really does look that good

    You know, I saw it at E3, I watched the trailers, and I was prepared for it to look nice, but this is ridiculous. That’s a print screen (click to embiggen) from about ten minutes ago up there. That graphics like this are even possible, let alone playable, on a machine that cost me under $800 to build a year ago, is insane. Imagine if I had the power to put on AA and rock the… Read More

  • I can't tell if this HDD rack is awesome or budget

    It’s a hard drive rack. You puts your hard drives in the cases, and it stores your datas on the disks. Is hard to understand? Yes, maybe, if there is a switch that lets you choose the RAID mode apparently on the fly. Is it intelligent and starts reorganizing your data, like a Drobo? Or is it dumb, and if you switch modes in the middle of a write, it corrupts your data? Since it costs… Read More

  • Affordable, upgradable electric GPR-S motorcycle

    No, not that GPRS. If I knew how to ride a motorcyle, I’d buy one of these. I’ve pledged not to buy a vehicle until I can buy a real electric, but I never said anything about how many wheels it needed to have. The Electric GPR-S from Electric Motorsport is more expensive than a normal motorbike but cheaper than its EV brethren. Its specs aren’t exactly eye-popping: 70mph… Read More

  • Radeon HD 4830 fills the budget-midrange gap

    AMD’s 4000 series has been exceptional in that not only has it exceeded NVIDIA at the high end while keeping the price down, but the budget offerings going all the way down to <$100 are good performers for the money as well. The new HD 4830 slots right in between the 46XX series ($70-80) and the 4850 (~$170). At around $130 or less, the Radeon HD 4830 provides DirectX 10.1 support… Read More

  • Realtime wars pick up speed

    Thursday night Twitter engineer Alex Payne finally acknowledged the obvious regarding the firehose – the full stream of data sought after by third-party developers to add back the long-withheld Track service. Twitter executives have been all over the map on this, sending developers on a wild goose chase to obtain access to the XMPP stream that the company has failed to provide since… Read More

  • jill-e designs steps up and produces manly camera bags dubbed jack

    jill-e designs have been around for a while with great, but pricey, camera bags. the firm has won numerous awards but is now stepping in to the male arena with its jack lineup. three different bags make up the line starting with a rolling camera bag, followed by a messenger style, and lastly, a medium sized case. all the models are made out of rich brown colombian leather, with contrasting… Read More

  • Elevator Pitch Friday: RouteYou makes it easy to find the perfect driving, hiking, or biking route

    It’s Elevator Pitch Friday, which means another startup has created a video that’s worth showing you. This week’s presentation comes from RouteYou, a startup that wants to make it easier for you to find outdoor routes that are optimized for your needs. RouteYou wants to make it easy for you to find the best route from one place to another, whether in a car, on foot, or riding… Read More

  • Apple goes political with California's Prop 8

    In an attempt to stay non-partisan, here is Apple’s official statement on California’s Proposition 8 that aims to eliminate rights of same-sex couples to marry. Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees’ same-sex… Read More

  • Apper! No! This is Orange!

    http://player.youku.com/player.php/sid/XNDg4MTc1NzY=/v.swf My friend Jeremy once bought a tourbillon watch on eBay. Tourbillons were invented by Breguet in the 1880s in order to offset the force of gravity on the balance wheel and they’ve become something of a status symbol of late. Jeremy’s watch, however, had a working tourbillon in it but broke maybe three weeks after he bought… Read More

  • Are point-and-shoots matches for Leicas and Hasselblads?

    Here’s a controversy that’s always popping up. “Do we really need those $40,000 professional cameras when a regular point and shoot takes almost indistinguishable pictures?” It’s often propagated in the “six megapixels is enough” argument, or a fraudulent comparision between two resized photos. Depending on the size of the originals, there is always… Read More

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