• Review: Halo Wars

    Finishing Halo Wars must have been bittersweet for Ensemble Studios. On one hand, they’ve created a fine addition to the Halo franchise, but on the other hand, it was their final project and they had the pressure of turning a shooter into an RTS for a console. It could have ended up brilliant or absolutely horrendous. But you need only look at their pedigree and know that the franchise… Read More

  • Woz's Dancing with the Stars TV spot

    Look at the terror in Woz’s partner’s eyes. I mean, I know he’s an awkward guy but he’s in rare form here. His plea for Mac users to vote for him are pretty hilarious. Hit the jump for the short clip. Read More

  • Palm Pre appears on Palm UK site

    Everybody panic! The Palm Pre is now live on Palm’s UK site which means that the Palm Pre will come out in Europe! Maybe on Vodafone! Maybe RIGHT NOW! Go to your local shoppe, Britons! Read More

  • Woz feels like dancin' (gonna dance the night away)

    In case you missed it, Woz is scheduled to appear on Dancing With the Stars. And while I want to mock him, you have to admire the fact that he’s got a pretty girl on his arm and looks like he’s having fun. I wonder if they’ll perform a number on Segways. Read More

  • Chinese boy killed when height adjusting mechanism in chair explodes

    I kind of hope this is some sort of sick, twisted joke but apparently a 14-year-old boy in China was recently killed when the pneumatic gas cylinder – the thing that controls the vertical height adjustment — in his chair exploded, sending fragments of the chair into his rectum. Read More

  • Did Last.fm Just Hand Over User Listening Data To the RIAA?

    That leaked U2 album is causing all sorts of trouble. The unreleased album, which is due out on March 3, found its way onto BitTorrent and was downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. That, apparently, sent music industry lawyers over at the Recording Industry Association of America into a fit. As a result, word is going around that the RIAA asked social music service Last.fm for data… Read More

  • What ever became of the Survival Car?

    Back in the 50’s, safety features in automobiles were not exactly what you’d call a priority. People were flush with post-war money, and the car manufactures were selling vehicles as fast as they could turn them out, sometimes with fatal results. Keep in mind that cars during that era frequently did not have any of the safety features that we have today. In fact, they usually… Read More

  • Opel Ampera completely revealed early

    God bless the Internet. The Opel Ampera was suppose to make a Geneva Motor Show debut but the Volt’s cousin has been completed exposed early. Judging by the pics too, it seems that American car buyers are getting the short end too cause this Opel, well, she’s a looker. More pics after the jump. Read More

  • Video: Mac Plus emulator for the iPhone

    Just when you thought you could escape, the Mac Plus is ready to pull you back in. Mini vMac is a crazy emulator for jailbroken iPhones that lets you run the Mac Plus OS on your iPhone. This is not an official appstore product so you’ll have to jailbreak your iPhone and add namedfork.net to your Cydia repository list. It will appear under Emulation. Read More

  • Lost city of Atlantis found on Google Earth?

    UK tabloid The Sun has an article claiming that someone found Atlantis using Google Earth. As someone who’s personally interested in ancient mysteries, paranormal phenomena, and cryptozoology, I’m really happy that a tabloid has this story because it totally gives credence to the idea that Atlantis does, indeed, exist and should definitely silence all the naysayers. Read More

  • Marketo Taking The Lead On Marketing 2.0

    Marketo, an SaaS company focused on providing marketing automation software for B2B companies, has launched a bigger, better version of its sales and marketing optimization application. The software allows web-based marketing and sales teams collaborate on a single revenue cycle, turning web visitors and sales leads into customers using tools like email marketing, lead nurturing, lead… Read More

  • Mix Twitter and Digg, add jokes, get Popjam

    Popjam is a new ‘social humour’ site which has launched using the Twitter ‘friend/follow’ model of social networking. In fact – but for the images of LOLcats and videos – it is so similar to Twitter in appearance and operation that it could be mistaken for a pure Twitter clone. But what we have here is a kind of Twitter-meets-Digg-meets-b3ta. And the more… Read More

  • Forget about those leaked downloads, listen to U2's entire new album on MySpace Music

    I’m not sure if this was moved up in response to leaked copiess of U2’s newest album, No Line On The Horizon spreading across the Internet, but the entire the album will be streamed for free at MySpace Music. The player in U2’s MySpace Music page featires a single, but if you click on the top album in the sidebar, you can hear the entire thing. MySpace says that the… Read More

  • Apple develops USB-only Mac Mini

    And you thought the mini DisplayPort was bad on the last Mac Mini image. How about this 12-port USB Mac Mini? Read More

  • Video Review: Spyder II GX laser

    There are lasers and then there are lasers. The Spyder II GX is a crazy 200-300mW green laser that can burn through paper, balloons, and skin and generally blind you if you’re not careful. How much does all this fun cost? $1,699 including a pair of absolutely essential shades that will keep you from blinding yourself. Read More

  • Top Gear to build super-high mileage car for only $7k

    Top Gear is out to show the world that you don’t need a brand new hybrid car with a $25k price tag to be eco friendly. Their goal: Build a car that can get 70 mpg for only $7,000 and can hit 60 MPH in under 7 seconds. It’s called…The Sipster. Read More

  • EA chief says recession is winnowing away the weak, lame, halt

    Never waste a crisis, friends. EA CEO John Riccitiello is saying that the recession is essentially pushing the junk off of the gaming store shelves, leaving only the best and brightest games. Debatable, but let’s hear him out. “We did get fat in too many places. It seemed like anyone who could draw a guy with a gun with a crayon could get funded. At least for EA, we got a little… Read More

  • Minnesota bridge smartest in the US

    Businessweek has an interesting video about the bridge in my hometown of Minneapolis that was built to replace the one that collapsed in 2007. The new St. Anthony Falls Bridge was designed using a completely paperless system that made use of laser topography scanners, on-site tablet PCs with 3D renderings. Read More

  • Andreessen on Charlie Rose: "I Am Creating A Fund." (Full Video)

    Marc Andreessen appeared on Charlie Rose last night. He gave Rose a primer on everything from Facebook and cloud computing to the mobile Web. Andreessen, who sits on Facebook’s board, says that Facebook could be generating $1 billion in revenues today if it wanted to, and thinks the New York Times should go all digital. But he also tells Rose: “I’m creating a fund.”… Read More

  • Nikon prepping a new entry level DSLR, the D5000?

    According to the rumor, the D5000 will take over the role as Nikon’s entry level DSLR. Details aren’t exactly plentiful, but it sounds like it would be on par with the D90’s image quality, lack a AF motor like the D40/D60 and have more than three AF points. Sounds possible, right? It basically would be a stripped down D90 which would hopefully come to market around the $600 mark. Read More

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