• A de-Lane Hartwell-ized Bubble video for your edification

    So here’s the reworked version of the Richter Scales “Bubble” without an image by Lane Hartwell hidden cleverly inside. My opinion, if you care, is that she shouldn’t put her stuff on Flickr if she doesn’t want it to be ganked. And, as Scoble wrote: “I think it really is lame to take pictures of people (who don’t get a cut of the profits) at… Read More

  • University of Manitoba holds funeral for mainframe

    The University of Manitoba recently held a funeral for its 47-year old IBM 650 mainframe — four people had to carry the almost 2,000-pound computer as Amazing Grace played in the background. This video is pretty funny and it’s my opinion that all your favorite technology items should receive similar ceremonies. How to really bury a mainframe [NetworkWorld] via Slashdot Read More

  • Teutonic toilet seats can be a buzzkill If we learn anything from foreign — this one is German — commercials it’s that a) foreign girls are hot b) ad agencies overseas couldn’t give two poops about the Moral Majority. But seriously: at what point in your clubbing career do you do blow off of a toilet seat. Video: Swedish German Self-Cleaning Ruins Cokehead’s Evening [BBG] Read More

  • Cut footage from Star Wars

    Maybe you’ve seen this and maybe you haven’t. I know the original trilogy (the new ones were even worse) was comprised of cheesy lines, but whoever that guy is that Luke is talking is like listening to nails on a chalkboard. Yikes. Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #276

    Veronica Belmont confirmed for me that playing a Wii does not make me a gamer, so I think it’s probably right that I’m more excited about ZCam’s potential as an interface device for everyday computing than for it’s potential to replace the Wiimote. The Jabra BT3030 dogtag is almost the Bluetooth connection I’m looking for, but not entirely. Sony has a handheld… Read More

  • CarCam Voyager preserves dashboard memories

    How many hilarious moments have you witnessed from behind the wheel of your car? Tens? Hundreds? Now imagine if you had a dash-mounted device that could record up to eight hours of video at a time and would preserve all these moments forever. Catch the physical comedy of the neighborhood invalid slowly traversing a crosswalk while the light turns green and everyone starts honking, laugh in… Read More

  • Homer: picture a day for 39 years

    There comes a time in every person’s life when they’ve finally realized their dream of becoming a pop culture icon. That time has come for Noah Kalina and what better way to be immortalized then in an episode of The Simpsons? It was a simple enough idea that was executed perfectly and just over a year later this is the fruit of Noah’s labor. Who would have thunk it? Read More

  • Asus eee running Vista: Because it can

    So you want to run Vista on a machine that runs Firefox just fine on Linux? Strip down Vista to its bare components, stuff on 8GB more memory, and watch as the majesty of Microsoft’s flawed diamond shines too brightly on a sub-notebook. via Giz Read More

  • iPhone video recording works, in theory Monster and Friends, a group of iPhone hackers, have created a 10fps video recording application for the iPhone. It records at 2-megapixels and offers only basic functionality at this point but it’s definitely an impressive proof-of-concept. im posting a binary that will record 5 seconds of video and replay it. there is no ui… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #274

    Since I started the holiday season, I’ve wanted to do a robot Brief, but I’m disappointed in robotics right now. There are some fun robots available and there are some practical robots available, but it seems like we’re a long, long way from the robots of our dreams. I’ve had a Roomba for more than a year. On hardwood floors it works pretty well. On carpet… Read More

  • Iron Man game trailer Please don’t suck, please don’t suck, please don’t suck. Read More

  • Wireless USB video coming soon?

    We’re not sure immediately this would be for, but we like it all the same. DisplayLink and Alereon have finished development on their wireless USB monitor system for PCs. Through software and a special adapter, you send your computer’s video through the ether via a USB dongle, which is then reflected on your monitor with a similar VGA/DVI dongle. At somewhere between $150 and… Read More

  • Here is a video of Mister Rogers playing Donkey Kong, just to make your Tuesday more surreal

    I actually remember seeing this episode as a kid and thinking, “Whoa”, but I still thought the trolley was cooler. And that is all. [via Joel Johnston’s Boing Boing Gadgets] Read More

  • ASIMO now serves cocktails! Ok, now I’m finally ready to love ASIMO. The robot can now team up with other ASIMOs and serve me drinks. Yes! Get me three, please, Honda, please! It’s Xmas, and I’ll need Egg Nog, ASIMO can bring it to me! And he doesn’t spill, and if he does, he cleans it up, and won’t feel degraded! I’m going to stop now! Honda Demos… Read More

  • Samsung Sammy unboxes the Blackjack II

    Sammy, the “internal Samsung mascot,” enlists two lovely ladies to help him unbox the Blackjack II, available from AT&T. Coup de craw! Read More

  • Tiny, fake iPod Touch for $109

    Want an iPod Touch without all that pesky multi-touch? Want what is essentially a low-end PDA stuck in a case that kind of looks cool and has a 1.3-megapixel camera? Want something that will inevitably disappoint you? Pick up the 4GB Optimus Touch, now with super classy iPod Touch-esque UI without the iPod Touch-esque price or build quality. Product Page Read More

  • CrunchDeals: James Bond Box Set for $109.99 – Today Only!

    Even if your name is Benkowski, Larry Benkowski, you can still feel like a fancy British spy by immersing yourself in 21 Bond movies in this huge box set. It’s over 50% off today only at Amazon, so get clicking. Product Page via Criticker Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free DivX Pro

    If you’ve been patiently waiting for the DivX Pro codec and converter but you constantly find yourself without the $19.99 necessary to purchase said tools, now’s your chance to download DivX Pro for the low, low price of free. No rebates, no hassles. Just download it and enter the serial number that’ll be sent to your e-mail address. Free DivX Pro [] via FatWallet Read More

  • Speed Racer trailer induces epileptic seizure The Wachowski Brothers who are soon to be Wachowski brother and sister have teamed up to bring the 1960s anime onto the big screen and it’s making me trip out. That’s like being on acid. Not that I know what that’s like, but I’d imagine that’s what life is like when you’re on it. Holy crap this movie… Read More