Rather than hunting up your Halloween cookie cutters and rolling out a batch of cookie dough, this year you can bake Halloween cookies in Wilton's new Halloween cookie pan. Getting cookies shaped like ghosts, mummies, and spider webs is just a matter of rolling cookie dough into balls and placing it in each of the 12 cavities of of the cookie pan. As the cookies bake, they'll take on the shape of the Halloween designs. When you take the pan out of the oven, it's easy to remove the cookies: not only is the pan nonstick, but … Read more
No party is complete without ice cubes. To further that thought, no Halloween party is complete without pumpkins and spooky lights. Luckily, Halloween is the holiday with the best gadgets. Lawns are decorated with frightening images that scream at you when you walk by and costumes feature everything from glowing lights to voice-changing speakers. But it's the little things that make Halloween gadgets unique, and little details that make your get-together special.
Geek meets chic? Um, no. But if you're in the market for a simple Halloween costume or you're hip enough to pull off wearing this to a club or party, Dillyeo has a sound-activated equalizer T-shirt for $11.97, plus $5 for shipping.
Halloween Haunting Screensaver is a fun and creepy program that is sure to get you into the Halloween spirit (no pun intended). Although it is a fairly basic program, it's not bad for a seasonal screensaver.
The program really just consists of various creepy characters, including skulls, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, bats, and bloody eyeballs, flying around on a black background. Users can optionally have a large full moon displayed as well. In the program's interface, users select how fast they want the characters to move and which character they want to use; there is a Random option, but be … Read more
Wilson is "out sick" today, but we're lucky to have Ms. Natali Del Conte nearby to replace him on the show. She was working out of the office last week, so we take this opportunity to update ourselves on all things NDC and you'll be surprised to hear of the changes coming to Loaded. We're so proud of her. Congrats, Natali!
We officially kick off this Monday episode by defining the Web's trendiest new buzzphrase, "augmented reality." We're not sure who came up with it, but it's all the rage in the world of iPhone apps. For example, Yelp built an Easter egg into its app that uses the smartphone's GPS to superimpose digital data onto the world through the camera, making it easy to view restaurants, taxis, bathrooms, and subway information around you. We think it's pretty cool, but Gawker has its own application ideas, like an app called ClubLech, which uses facial recognition and user-inputted data to identify all the singles in a room. Sounds creepy and, like a lot of technology, it takes the fun out of getting to know someone in person. Plus, who wants a digital sign superimposed over their head pointing out their depressingly single relationship status?
Are you having a hard time saying goodbye to "Reading Rainbow?" We are, too. The show has been on the air for 26 years and just recently celebrated its final episode on August 28. We're sad to see a relic of our childhood go the way of the dodo, but it makes perfect sense, since we're pretty sure kids are just illiterate now, so why have a show to promote books? But don't take our word for it; just ask a kid to define the word "Scholastic."
If you want to get your voice mail heard on the air, just give us a call at 1-855-404-CNET and tell us what's on your mind! Could be something about one of our shows, maybe one of the hosts, or just something random that popped into your head. We'll take them all!EPISODE 415 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
Alli (aka Heavy from the old days) joins us on today's show and as usual, she brings up the wackiest topics. Today's tangents include Halloween costume ideas, time travel, and super powers...oh, and some stories from the Internet, too!
We always love having Alli on the show because she always brings up the weirdest topics of discussion. Case in point: Halloween costumes...it's the end of August! It's going to be hard to top last year's costumes but Alli has a great idea for a DOUBLE costume: Jon & Kate Plus 8--it's the perfect costume for us, aside from the fact that we'd have to stand next to each other all night and somehow abduct eight babies. This might be our last Halloween.
Next, we move onto a rundown of 10 joke technologies that sort of became real, but we actually only get into the invisibility cloak before getting sidetracked into our most desired super power. Jeff wishes he had the power to tan, I go with the ability to morph into a potted plant, and Alli just wishes she could get out of The 404 studio.
Plenty of more stories to get to, but don't just read about them here, listen to the show! We've got Bob Dylan voicing a GPS system (replete with our awful impersonations), the UK's disturbingly graphic "texting while driving" PSA, and Microsoft's tasteless Photoshop incident. You don't want to miss this episode!.EPISODE 412 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
Haunted House 3D Screensaver provides users with a spooky way to let their computer rest. By taking you on a tour of a haunted house, this fun tool will certainly give your computer some personality.
The program's interface will be simple for anyone who has ever set up a screensaver before. By going to the Control Panel and choosing this program, users can set up and customize this screensaver in such a simple way that they will not be fazed by its lack of a Help file. The program consists of a well-drawn trip around the grounds of an … Read more
Crave has a very special correspondent for Halloween--Death himself. The harbinger of doom has seen some appalling catastrophes during his millenia of presiding over the downfall of mankind, but nothing so heinous or gruesome as what he descibes today. Yes, it's a list of bad things that can happen to your tech.
From IMing your boss by mistake to your hard drive failing, the Grim Reaper reveals the top five disasters that keep geeks awake at night--as well as a surprising regard for actor and comedian Bobby Davro. Don't have nightmares, nerds! Muahahahahahaha!
(Via Crave UK)
There's a new player in town vying for the attention of your sandwiches and vegetables. J&D, a.k.a. Justin and Dave, first opened our eyes with Bacon Salt, which made everything taste like bacon. But for those of us who don't salt our bread, now we have Baconnaise.
Stemming from a customer suggestion about 6 months ago, it seems inconceivable that the world has been deprived of such a culinary achievement. As a nation of bacon-eaters would attest, it is a concept whose time has come. How we ever got along without Baconnaise is the real question. Some inventions clearly are for the benefit of humanity.
While I was under the impression that bacon went well with everything, apparently bacon and mayonnaise never really got along too well. (Could have fooled me!) They decided to settle their differences in the only way the knew how: mayonnaise wrestling. In the spirit of Halloween, click on through for some prefight smack-talk between bacon and mayonnaise.… Read more
On today's Halloween episode, Jeff and I don our spookiest masks and berate Wilson for his awful costume. Tune in to find out the travesty that is Halloween at the Tang's. We also talk about our love/hate relationship with Chipotle and discuss Superman and other weak-sauce superheroes. And on the second half of the show, we welcome Alex Armour from Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA) to talk about some of its most popular video game titles.
Be sure to check out the second half of the show, Alex Armour, a rep from Sony Computer Entertainment of America comes on and answers our pressing SCEA video game questions. If you like smashing things with cars, we recommend checking out Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, an off-road racing game that takes place on a tropical island. We also get Alex's take on the whole LittleBigPlanet soundtrack fiasco and I break some unfortunate news about Jeff's recently inflated paychecks. Finally, we also get a sneak peak about the upcoming Resistance 2, a sequel to the popular first-person shooter Resistance: Fall of Man. Even more exciting is Alex's Halloween costume for this year; it's Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China! It's one of my favorite movies and I can't wait to see what he looks like in that mullet wig and tank top, don't forget to send us pictures tomorrow Alex! Also, check out the video below for Jeff's countdown of the top 7 scariest video games of all time! Have a very happy and safe Halloween everyone!Episode 218 Download today's podcast … Read more