Archive for June, 2009
  • Caperpillar USB drive ensures kids have plenty of holes to jam things in
    by Mike
    Posted June 25th, 2009 at 5:49 am
    Gadgets aimed towards the younger years of our lives are becoming more common place as increasingly complex electronic circuits make their way into said gadgets. While you, a 42 year old individual may not have the slightest clue about gadgets/computers, chances are your 4-year old grandson could wipe the floor with you in regards to geeky knowledge. What better way to reward little Jimmy than to give him something that will allow him to connect a good number of his gadgets all at once: The ...
  • Panasonic going all Apple-esque on cusotmers - locking out third party batteries
    by Mike
    Posted June 25th, 2009 at 5:21 am
    Gadgets bring with them the initial wave of happiness and excitement that one normally gets when handling a new electronic for the first time. While the honeymoon can last several hours to several months, at some time it does come to an end. One way we try to maximize that honeymoon is buy purchasing accessories for our digital addictions in hopes that it will shed a new light and start a new chapter in our lives. 3rd party accessories make the world go 'round and often make up for faults o...
  • Best Buy: “We want your mobile dollars”
    by Mike
    Posted June 24th, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    Since the original iPhone debuted a little more than two years ago, mobile internet usage has sky rocketed. Naturally, resellers want to get in on this lucrative market and make put a few bennies away in the bank. You may have noticed in recent outings to the well known electronics giant, Best Buy, that their mobile phone section got a relatively large boost in size. It is all part of their grand plan to open 40 new, standalone mobile phone stores in hopes of capturing a bigger chunk of all...
  • BlackBerry Tour coming soon - shows up on Verizon rebate form
    by Mike
    Posted June 24th, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    Crack addicts your addiction will soon be given a shot of new life. The BlackBerry Tour is now showing up on Verizon rebate forms with "valid dates" from June 28th-August 1st. We could see the Tour drop anytime within that window. Obviously, we're all hoping it's closer to the 28th, but we'll just have to wait and see. What are you doing in the meantime to pass the time? Source: CrackBerry...
  • The never ending battle that they will never win
    by Mike
    Posted June 24th, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    While some may see me utter the much hated name "RIAA" and think to themselves, "Oh god...not another article about them", fret not as I didn't write it, Mike Masnick of Tech Dirt did, and a fine article he did write. After Jonathan Lamy (RIAA spokesmen/blog write) posted a blog article about a previous article Mike wrote, I was once again convinced just how incompetent, retarded, clueless, and irrelevant the RIAA is becoming. While Jonathan does an admirable job sticking up for his band of ...
  • Newspapers failing…Create a tax to help them fail more *Good Idea*
    by Mike
    Posted June 24th, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    It's no surprise that newspapers are going through tough times. With too many employees, a too harsh view and support of the internet, and an overall lack of good business practices have caused the unraveling we are seeing today. While they may claim until they're blue in the face that it is the internet and "copyright violations" that are stealing their content and revenue, it is something themselves getting destroyed from the inside out. The whole basis of a free market economy is the bir...
  • DIY LED Bug Eye Goggles
    by Mike
    Posted June 24th, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    There are many characteristics and traits that various animals in the animal kingdom possess that we humans dream of having for ourselves. When I was kid, for whatever reason I always wanted a tail. After that fad, wings and flying were the next animal fascination of mine. To this day I still think it would be pretty darn cool to take a quick lap around town...five thousand feet up to freshen up a bit. Besides flight, eyesight usually comes up in sought after animal traits. Though usually...
  • Another “harmed” musician lashes out against RIAA-Thomas ruling
    by Mike
    Posted June 24th, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    Somehow I don't think this is exactly what the RIAA envisioned in regards to an "open arms welcome" by musicians and record labels alike when the Thomas ruling was given. Granted, while music labels are more than perfectly fine charging convicted individuals unconstitutionally large sums of money, more and more of the very core of their entire case, music artists, couldn't be more disgusted. Yesterday it was Moby calling for the disbandment of the RIAA, today it is Richard Marx has something...
  • Defy all common sense and scientific laws: Windows 7 Ultimate on a Pentium II
    by Mike
    Posted June 24th, 2009 at 11:47 am
    *Chuckles*. Yes folks, some one has done it. Just when you thought you couldn't get any more bored/adventurous, someone like PC enthusiast Hackerman1 comes along and does something crazy like putting Windows 7 on a Pentium II computer. Why? Well why not? Just to prove he can of course! As far as basic specs go, underpowered is a gross understatement. A 266MHz processor, 96MB of RAM, and 4MB graphics card round out the much too old spec sheet. Obviously such measly hardware earns nothin...
  • Comcast and Time Warner doing anti-trust tango
    by Mike
    Posted June 24th, 2009 at 11:39 am
    If you have ever spent a few billing periods with either company, you know how expensive their entertainment packages can be. In some areas, you don't even have a choice as Comcast has either paid someone to be the exclusive provider in that area (apartments), or other providers simply haven't made it there yet. Still, in the year 2009 one would like to think that competition in on the uptick, especially with the economy so low. Why with the economy in the gutter and the assumed competition...
  • Blast off with a low profile, uber geeky Rocket Board
    by Mike
    Posted June 24th, 2009 at 7:00 am
    Perhaps one of the greatest accomplishments of any geek anywhere is that of the home experiment or mashup if you will. Taking two seemingly objects that absolutely no relation to one another and then somehow combining them often makes for rather unique creations. Case in point: the Rocket Board. The Rocket Board may not feature a real rocket, but that doesn't take from the coolness factor. Instead, it uses a 3.7 HP model airplane motor attached nice and tight to a narrow skateboard to keep...
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