• What Is The Real Reason Dell Is Discontinuing 12-inch Netbooks?

    Dell has retired their 12-inch Intel Atom-powered netbooks, they said today. The official reason – “It really boils down to this: for a lot of customers, 10-inch displays are the sweet spot for netbooks…Larger notebooks require a little more horsepower to be really useful.” That makes absolutely no sense, since it requires no additional hardware horsepower to power a… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Biometric fingerprint house lock with remote control for $160

    Using a key to gain entry to your own home is soooo 1992. Nowadays, you can use your fingerprint instead. You (almost) never lose it and you (pretty much) don’t have to fumble around in your pocket to find it. Amazon’s got a one-day deal on biometric door locks — normally selling for about $200, they’re on sale for $160 and available in silver, black, or chrome. Read More

  • NSFW: Don't bullshit a reformed bullshitter; the off-the-record gravy train stops here

    As anyone who has read my critically acclaimed, Pulitzer-Prize-winning book will know, I have not always been the paragon of honesty I am today. Truth be told, in the past I have been guilty of prevarication on an Olympian scale in almost all aspects of my life. In business, in relationships, in friendships and even – during one epically drunken evening in a London pub a couple of years… Read More

  • What Is The Real Reason Dell Is Discontinuing 12-inch Netbooks?

    Dell has retired their 12-inch Intel Atom-powered netbooks, they said today. The official reason – “It really boils down to this: for a lot of customers, 10-inch displays are the sweet spot for netbooks…Larger notebooks require a little more horsepower to be really useful.” That makes absolutely no sense, since it requires no additional hardware horsepower to power… Read More

  • 16 Apps That Make Sharing Large Files A Snap

    File sharing services are not as popular today as they were four years ago. It’s not that people are sharing any less. Rather, they just found easier ways to do it. Would you upload a funny video from a friend’s email to any of those services or would you search for it on Youtube and share only the link? Would you upload an MP3 file in order to share with whomever, or would you… Read More

  • Which Search Engine Do You Choose In The Blind Test?

    Have you tried out this blind search tool yet? It provides results from Google, Yahoo and Bing in three columns but doesn’t tell you which column is which search engine. You then tell it which one you think shows the best results, and you then see which answers are from which engines. I keep choosing Yahoo as the best results. A few search engine experts we’ve spoken with over… Read More

  • Wearable beer dispenser solves multiple problems at once

    If you ask me (and nobody asked me) the standard 12-ounce beer size is long overdue for an upgrade. We, as Americans, like things larger than life and there’s no reason we should still be drinking a single beer in under a minute. Until all beer manufacturers start shipping suds in 32-ounce (or larger) cans, we’ll have to make due with an apparatus such as this: the Portable Tap… Read More

  • USB hub looks like an old cassette tape

    If you feel like you’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into the wonderful world of technology, now’s the time to show everyone that you still haven’t forgotten your old school analog roots — sort of. This is a four-port USB hub that looks like a cassette tape. Read More

  • NYC Mayor Postpones His Day Of Tweeting To Actually, You Know, Do His Job

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had planned to take the entire day tomorrow to use Twitter to send out mundane updates about his life. Unfortunately, the Hudson River accident today has forced him to reschedule his Twitter plans, so he can, you know, actually do his job. So those who were hoping to know what Bloomberg was eating for lunch, what he’s thinking about while walking… Read More

  • HotCans: Self-heating canned food

    The end is near, my friends. Please observe self-heating canned food. Ready to eat in about 12 minutes, you can choose between Beef Casserole, Vegetable Chili, and Sausages and Beans. Apparently via some sort of “safe exothermic reaction” these “HotCans” become self-aware somehow. Or heat themselves up. Same basic difference — they might as well be self-aware. Read More

  • NSFW: Don't bullshit a reformed bullshitter; the off-the-record gravy train stops here

    As anyone who has read my critically acclaimed, Pulitzer-Prize-winning book will know, I have not always been the paragon of honesty I am today. Truth be told, in the past I have been guilty of prevarication on an Olympian scale in almost all aspects of my life. In business, in relationships, in friendships and even – during one epically drunken evening in a London pub a couple of years… Read More

  • Video: Six James Bonds playing poker

    Through the magic of video trickery, please observe your favorite James Bond actor playing against all the other ones you don’t like. As a bonus, seeing as though Hollywood is officially out of new movie ideas, be sure to keep a lookout for this to turn into an actual feature film called “Double-O Double Down” or some nonsense like that. YouTube Read More

  • The Web Cycle: The faster you pedal, the faster your porn downloads

    I could really use this. I find that the asxphyixiation induced by heavy workouts can – and does – improve sexual response. Therefore as I browse GrannyLovers.org – the world’s only open-souce granny resource – I can use this Web Cycle to boost my throughput and improve my good time. The cycle was created by Matt Gray and Tom Scott and uses a janky exercise bike… Read More

  • What are you doing this weekend?

    It’s pretty obvious that you guys have interests outside of tech and gadgets just like the crew at CG. Yes, we’re deeply in love with our gadgetry, but we like to nerd out over other things, too. Or maybe it’s just me. I, for one, will be playing a slew of videogames including Battlefield 1943 (Xbox 360), King of Fighters XII (PS3), Pac-Man (PS3), Prototype (Xbox 360) and… Read More

  • NSFW: Ice-T tears apart a Powerbook, wants to be in Gears of War 3

    There are no words to describe this act of lunacy, but it made me laugh out loud so I’m sharing with you. I’ll do the same thing when my MacBook Pro decides to kick the bucket. One more video after the jump. Read More

  • iTunes 9: Blu-ray And App Organization And Twitter, Oh My?

    This is completely a rumor, but an awesome one. Citing a “pretty reliable” source, Boy Genius Report is saying that the next version of iTunes will add a bunch of new, highly requested features. Specificially, BGR’s source says iTunes 9 features Blu-ray support, a new way to organize iPhone apps within iTunes, as well some kind of integration with Twitter, Facebook and… Read More

  • Unleash the awesome power of a DIY plasma gun

    Oppenheimer won’t have nothing on you when you turn a standard cordless drill into a fully-operational plasma gun. This gun sends huge arcs of blazing hot plasma to your targets, ensuring that you can light light bulbs and scare cats off your lawn with absolute precision. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Fancy Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth headset for $43

    Finally, a Bluetooth headset for men and women of more discerning taste. The Plantronics Discovery 925 is a “fashionable alchemy gold and silver Bluetooth earpiece with distinctive VFrame design.” Selling elsewhere for $80 and up (Target sells it for $130!), regular nimrods like you and me can get it for $43 today. Read More

  • App Store Thaw? Apple Accepts A Gmail Push Application

    It has now been over a month since we first wrote about GPush, an iPhone app that uses Apple’s Push Notification system to alert you when you have new Gmail messages. Like so many other apps, it was starting to look like Apple simply may not accept it. But a surprise came to developers last night: An email from Apple accepting the app. Now, before you get all excited, it’s not… Read More

  • I Want To Love Firefox 3.5, But It Keeps Crashing On Me

    Ever since the new Firefox 3.5 came out about a month ago, I’ve been using it as my main browser. Generally I am very happy with it. Pages load a lot faster than they did before, the plus-sign feature in tabs which launches a new one is a godsend, and I am very excited about the prospects for all of the open video technologies built into it. But there is one persistent bug that might… Read More

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