Ever since Friday night, I've been staying away from the Apple store just down the road. And the company store at the Apple headquarters down the road in the other direction, just in case they have the things too. And the two AT&T stores I drive by on my daily commute.
Basically, I'm just staying at home when I'm not at work. And when I am at work, I stay away from the water cooler.
This minimizes my risk, because seeing an iPhone in person might be bad. For my wallet, anyway.
The problem is … Read more
WOOHOOOOO! Rich DeMuro and Wilson Tang got iPhones and brought them back to the office and I got to play with...the box. I now present to you the ultra-exclusive, behind-the-scenes, iPhone Pre-Unboxing Video from CNET.
"Why pay someone else big $$$ to wait in line if the only thing between you and the front of the line is a good diversion?" the post asks, claiming to come from a trademarked company called "Over Here, Jerks." "Our tactics are guaranteed to be safe, effective and even humorous!"
Photos accompanying the posting include a giant clown bicycle, a scary-looking … Read more
We know the next few days are just going to be iPhone, iPhone, iPhone. That's why we're bringing something completely different to you: the Dramatic Chipmunk (who is really a prairie dog, but you knew that already) is back. Except, thanks to a little bit of low-grade video editing, he (she?) is now the Darthmatic Chipmunk. Thanks, CollegeHumor!
Earlier today, Will Greenwald outlined for all of you the sorts of electronics you could buy for the same price as an iPhone--iPods, gaming consoles, etc. But he missed a lot of really cool stuff, unfortunately. So, esteemed readers, here's what you can really buy for the price of an iPhone.
-- One USB rocket launcher ($40); 20 packs of chocolate covered espresso beans ($200); one pair of Reef flip-flops with built-in bottle openers ($42); 72 packs of strawberry Jell-O for the purpose of encasing your co-workers' office supplies ($90); 8 large meat-lovers' pizzas (~$100); two Marshmallow Shooter … Read more
It's a well-documented phenomenon: the rise of Web video has fueled a trend of 'bite-size entertainment.' Wired magazine devoted an entire cover story (actually, a set of mini cover stories) to it in its March '07 issue. The attention-deficient Web's appetite for small clips and short blog entries has gotten to the point where MySpace.com has actually condensed classic TV episodes into "minisodes" for its members.
But the latest viral video craze makes those three- to five-minute minisodes seem like Titanic. This is the "Dramatic Chipmunk," a 5-second clip of a chubby rodent … Read more
The Onion's Onion News Network has put together a tribute to everybody's favorite disappointment: the Segway. Remember what it was like before those iconic scooters? Yeah, I didn't think so. They've changed our lives in so many profound ways!
Take a trip down memory lane with this thought-provoking, in-depth video feature courtesy of the top-notch journalists at The Onion.
This is the funniest YouTube video you will see all day. Yes, funnier than that video you just watched of the cat who can play the piano while walking on a treadmill underwater. It's even funnier than that video of the skiier dressed up as Borat who falls off a roof and into a hot tub full of naked people. It's a Canadian news broadcast from the early '90s about the mystical phenomenon known as "Internet." Dial-up noises and all! Guaranteed hilarity!
Sure, it's not new, but I just saw it for the first time, … Read more
Okay, this is officially the coolest thing I've seen all week. A blogger managed to dig up a 1996 issue of MacAddict magazine that features a Mac-PC personification from the day. If you're a fan of the Apple ads, you'll love this pseudo-predecessor. Click here for the big printable version. You know, for your cubicle.
The main difference here, at least to me, is that in the "vintage" Mac/PC ad, the "PC" is actually a good-looking, vaguely Jude Law-ish character (he's got that "sinister Wall Streeter" look, it's … Read more