Archive | January, 2008

4 Indicted from The Pirate Bay

The Local reports that 4 leaders from The Pirate Bay site have been indicted on charges of being accessories to breaking copyright law: Hans Fredrik Neij Per Svartholm Warg Peter Kolmisoppi Carl Lundström While I certainly understand why the US is pressuring Sweden to go after these guys (now that TPB is the biggest BT […]

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Spiders, Scorpions & The Crawlies

A friend… an ex-friend of mine, Brian Fernandes, sent this to me tonight while I was sitting at my computer doing the internet. First our conversation opens up with him sending me this picture: and at first glance I think “That’s a big spider” then I think “… but who cares?”… I let it sink […]

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$1 Image Stabilizer for Any Camera

Saw this over on Metacafe, it’s a very cool trick using: A 1/4″ bolt that will screw into the bottom of your camera About 6′ or so (depending on your height) of nylon string or another relatively stiff string A large washer You basically screw the bolt into the bottom of your camera, tie the […]

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Rambo Movie Poster

Rambo Movie Review (2010)

Summary [8.5 out of 10] Rambo is a visceral, serious, action packed movie about the rescue of Christian missionaries from war-torn Burma and it’s military. Stallone’s execution of this movie is so raw and completely devoid of cheesy lines or “typical action hero” antics that you can’t help but walk out of the theater with […]

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Wednesday Morning Awesomes

So Preston Lee just sent this and it was too awesome not to share… I can’t believe people think of this stuff, I want to give them awards, I love it…

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Medical Marijuana Vending Machine Opens in L.A.

Robert Heron sent in news that L.A. has deployed it’s first and second medical marijuana vending machines that work in the following fashion (from article): Customers bring their prescriptions for approval at the AVMs, housed in enclosed room guarded 24/7. They are fingerprinted and photographed. They receive a pre-paid credit carded loaded with their individual […]

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Ninja Gaiden 2, Gorey and Awesome

CVG has a piece saying that Ninja Gaiden 2′s gore is over the top… and they are right, which is why I want to play it. I played Ninja Gaiden on the PS3, and it was cool… but damn, if it had been this gorey, I would have been that much more interested in the […]

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PSP with Skype Support

PSP 3.90 Firmware Adds Skype Support

PSP Fanboy announced that the most recent 3.90 firmware for the PSP has finally added the rumored Skype support. This update and addition of Skype is only available for the PSP Slim (PSP-2000 series) and not the original launch PSP. They also make the note that the PSP Headset with controls is required as well. […]

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NEO GEO Arcade Stick Coming to Wii

Suh-weet. For the folks out there <cough>me</cough> that had a NEO GEO and fell in love with the arcade stick that it had, you can rejoice in knowing it will be coming to the Wii shortly. I’m not sure there are fighters on the Wii and VC that are so badass that the NEO GEO […]

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Tvcompass SR1500 DMR

WiFi Universal Remote Platform Introduced

Tvcompass has announced a Windows-CE based WiFi enabled universal remote that can sync/install device codes and back itself up using 802.11b & g. The device seems to be more of a platform for universal remotes (to be sold with cable STBs and services) than it does seem to be an end user product. Tvcompass is […]

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Lost, Season 3 on Blu-ray

Lost, Season 3 on Blu-ray for $39.99

Stephen just sent in some kick ass 1-day news over at Amazon. They have Lost, Season 3 on Blu-ray on sale for $39.99 just for today. If you like Lost, hop on that!

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Cell Phone SMS Spam

The True Cost of SMS Messaging

(Congratulations, that just cost you $0.20) The gthing science blog put together a rather eye-opening analysis of just exactly how much SMS costs you and/or how goddamn rich it’s making the phone companies. Even more offensive than the $8000 per gallon that HP and other vendors charge for black ink, gthing deduces that if you […]

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Steve Jobs on iPhone SDK Leak

iPhone SDK 3rd Party Application Key Leaked

Uh oh… TUAW reports that the secret iPhone SDK 3rd party application key was leaked… and by “leaked” I mean, click here, and write down what it is. Is it just me, or is everyone else still surprised that companies (HD-DVD, Blu-ray, Apple) rely on these “1 secret master password” security designs, that so far […]

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Shoot ‘Em Up Movie Review

Summary [7 out of 10] Shoot ‘Em Up is a ridiculously paced, non-stop action movie that is a collection of surprisingly cohesive scenes that provide excuses for the director to realize constant over-the-top action sequences that are a blast to watch ending with a great cheesy one-liner from the main character. Setup If you plan […]

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4100 Lumen Flashlight Starts Fires

Do you need to see the fuck out of what you are looking at, at night? Do you need to shine your flash light into a deer’s eyes not just to see if the “Deer in the headlights” trick is real, but to see if the deer’s eyes turn white and it’s retinas detach? Do […]

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Grand Theft Auto 4 Like Gears of War

As the GTA4 marketing campaign livens up for a Q2 release of GTA4, IGN got some poop about how the shooting mechanics in GTA4 will be much more like Gears of War (with a proper cover and aiming mechanic) that gamers have come to expect from shooters (cough COD4)  like Uncharted and Gears of War. […]

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Nokia Buys Trolltech, Snubs Google's Open Handset Alliance

Nokia has agreed to purchase Trolltech (creators of the QT cross platform GUI Toolkit that KDE is based on, as well as the Qtopia cell phone platform) for $150 million. This is an interesting move as all the hub-bub surrounding Google’s announcement of the Open Handset Alliance and the new cell platform, Android, was surprisingly […]

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Create Customized Windows Vista ISO with vLite

For the folks that have used nLite with Windows XP and love it, stop right there… vLite is for Vista and works just as awesome. For folks that have no idea what nLite or vLite are, they are these badass programs written by Dino Nuhagic that are used to take the install files for Windows […]

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Rudy Giuliani

New York Seeks to Ban Geiger Counters & Air Monitoring Hardware

The Village Voice is running a story that New York officials are lobbying to remove Geiger counters (and any other kind of air quality or asbestos detector) from the hands of citizens unless authorized to carry them by the police: And it’s not just devices to detect weaponized anthrax that they want the power to […]

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Resident Evil: Extinction Movie Review

Summary [4 out of 10] Resident Evil: Extinction is a terrible, terrible movie. For fans of the games or even of the 1st or 2nd movie, just turn and walk the other way. Hidden deep in this script are literally 2 good ideas that get 3 mins of screen time, while the remaining 87 mins […]

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Resistance 2 Screenshot

Resistance 2 Screenshots

Ted Regulski sends in news of simply “This is why you own a PS3″ then points to the NeoGAF thread with the new released screenshots for Resistance 2 are. Given what Insomniac did with Resistance: Fall of Man, and the expertise they showed to create the best launch title for the PS3, then following that […]

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SmugMug Just Gave me an iPhone

How cool could a Friday get? I’ll tell you how cool… you get an email in your inbox saying “Congratulations, you won”… an iPhone. So a few months ago SmugMug, awesome photo sharing site, decided to hold a contest to promote usage of their extended and enhanced developer API. I had been working pretty heavily […]

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True Love, The Movie

Happy Friday!

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Windows 7

Windows 7, Extensive Detailed Revealed

Grant Gochnauer sends in a link to the istartedsomething blog where a commenter, rumored to be an insider from Microsoft, left a comment that equates to an essay covering the development, design, features and strategy all coming in Windows 7. We’ll try and highlight the juicy parts below, but if you love this stuff, you […]

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