iPhone burninates while charged

This is an iPhone that just gave up. Apparently this phone, owned by a fellow in Rome, overheated and fused two metal leads together, resulting in a fiery mess and a dead iPhone. There’s only on

Burninate food with a Jacob's Ladder

Old ways of cooking are so inefficient: you sit in the kitchen next to a hot thing and put round things on the hot thing. Then you move the food around on the round things to make them hot. Then you t

Help sink Circuit City faster with this 15% off coupon

Dar be rough waters ahead for ‘ol Circuit City and coupon code CAAXJ9DA8E will get ya 15% off a CircuitCity.com order from 10/12 to 10/18. Enjoy! via GadgetReview

Video: How to completely obliterate your HDD with thermite

Yeah, I’m thinking that’s a bit overkill. But I guess if you truly need a single hard drive to be completely destroyed, a pound of thermite burning at 5000 degrees is one way to do it. Alt

iPod Nano sets man's pants on fire in airport

This sounds kind of dubious but apparently an Atlanta man named Danny Williams was walking in an airport and his iPod Nano started to flame up. A “glossy piece of paper” protected him from

Fun With Frickin' Lasers!

Wicked Lasers has been making high-powered handheld lasers in China since 2003, and I finally got my pyromaniac responsible hands on one. While playing with the Wicked Fusion for several days, I tried

Nero Linux 3 Gets Blu-ray and HD DVD Support

Nero announced today that Nero Linux 3 is now available. Two points of interest about the software is that it can burn Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. Nero claims that Linux 3 is the most powerful and versa

Roxio Crunch Exports Video Better Than Us

Roxio’s new product called “Crunch” is designed to convert and export video to Apple TV, iPod, and iPhone resolutions and filetypes. Support includes native QuickTime file formats su

Help Key: Burning Discs, Not Coasters

As I was thinking about this week’s Help Key topic, I tried to remember a few things that really made me angry when I first started using computers and when I first started using a Mac. My bigge

Panasonic Steps It Up To 4x Burning Speed For BD-Rs

In this next-gen format war, it seemed whoever had the biggest disc ended up becoming the winner. While this fraternity-esque attitude is childish, it certainly benefits the consumer with inexpensive