We love toast. And by we, I mean you. Everybody loves toast. Even if you say you don't love toast...you still do. It's a fact, an irrefutable fact. What's that you say? Don't put words in your mouth? Or toast either? You really don't love toast that much? It's just all right you say? Well, I have proof that you love toast.
I haven't heard any of these bands--I tend to avoid bands that appear to have put too much time into their names, thinking that they're trying to cover up bad music--but Psychedelic Horse**** intrigues me, especially since I've seen so many bands whose music fits that description perfectly. (Note: I have no idea what CNET's policy on swear words is, but I don't want to create extra … Read more
Much like the career of Jennifer fricking Connelly, perhaps the best source of Apple-inspired humor on the Internet is going on hiatus.
John Moltz, the editor of Crazy Apple Rumors Site, announced Tuesday that come Friday, he'll be taking a break from the daily grind of satirizing everything there is to satirize in the Apple universe. Moltz confirmed in an e-mail that after six years of CARS, he realized it was time to pause, reflect, and scour the earth for signs that the Cyber Apocalypse is re-emerging.
CARS, for the uninitiated, is a combination of faux "rumors" … Read more
It's the notebook for neurotics.
Asus, the Taiwanese computer maker, will come out with a notebook that sports two 500GB hard drives from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. Combined, this will give a fully configured Asus M70 notebook a terabyte of storage.
Put another way, the notebook will be capable of storing 1,000 hours of video, or more than 350 feature length movies, or 250,000 four-minute songs. That will probably tide you over for even the worst airport layovers. A terabyte also holds about the same amount of data that could be stored on the paper from 50,… Read more
Lots of kids expect to score video game gifts this holiday season, but they also expect to be highly disappointed by said gifts, according to a new nationwide survey.
While 80 percent of 8- to 17-year-olds polled by video game specialty retailer Game Crazy say they'll ask for a video game for the holidays, 60 percent anticipate getting a game they don't want, getting a game for the wrong system, or not getting any or all of the games on their holiday wish list. It's tough being a misunderstood young game aficionado in today's title- and … Read more
"Sometimes you just want to go out immediately, with reckless abandon."
So says the front page of CrazyBlindDate.com, which aims to get people together on sporadic blind dates with very little notice. The site--whose creators also are responsible for OKCupid.com--was soft-launched in Austin awhile back and officially entered a beta phase on Tuesday with new urban centers in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. The interface is sleek, and the concept is cool, but with this kind of thing it's really all about the people who use it.
Short version: You fill out a … Read more
Earlier today Google unveiled some new and upcoming features being added to their Analytics service at the eMetrics Summit in Washington, D.C. Site owners will soon be getting a way to see what their users are searching for within the site, potentially making it easier for them to reorganize, or prioritize the what's on the page. Users will also have their choice of several third-party search tools that work with the new search analytics, along with Google Custom Search, Google Mini, and Google's enterprise search appliance.
The service is also rolling out a new "Events Tracking&… Read more
I'm at the San Francisco New Tech Meetup tonight, immersed in Web 2.0 startupville. Tonight's lineup of pitches:
Conduit. A utility for making toolbars to go with your blog or site. We recently covered the tool's new capability that lets the user swap between different toolbars they've installed. The concept is interesting: It lets site publishers put their sites into toolbars. I didn't expect users to take up this idea, but the company's executives report strong growth and more than 12 million users.
Saturday night in Oakland. What's a team of highly trained, well-funded engineers to do? They like dorky video games and they like blowing things up for fun. "Hey, I know!" one says to the other, "We'll make a game where you blow stuff up!" "Naw," replies the other, "Let's make the game blow up the player!"
And three years later... the result, which must be seen to believed, is Dance Dance Immolation, based on a popular arcade game with a similar name. Click on the image of the lady … Read more