We keep hearing that body conduction technology is the way of the future, usually in the form of sending soundwaves through bones, though some extremists apparently would like to turn the human race into walking routers. Usually the technology manifests itself as some kind of passive skull-vibrating headset, even under water, but rarely does it involve any kind of voice application. Now, after viewing the photo accompanying this item, we may know why. The "Roadrunner" Bluetooth headgear may indeed be effective when talking in a crowded room or in a convertible with the top down, as Gadget Review … Read more
Not everyone has the kind of decor that's appropriate for a couch made from a vintage British sportscar. Sometimes an American model is much more fitting. And what could be more classic than a 1957 Corvette?
Corbin has made a loveseat modeled after the iconic roadster for those intimate occasions at home, complete with "a romantic undercarriage lighting with an 110v lighting fixtures tucked underneath, tail lights, and exhaust pipes," according to BornRich. There's even a "smart dimmer" in the armrest's storage compartment for the perfect Barry White moment. And for those times … Read more
Today, we talk about Valentine Day's best and worst dates with ace reporter Caroline McCarthy. Also, Time Warner and Viacom are coming to Hulu, Spielberg's new video game Boom Blox, and EA's GameShow. We also hear from some our loyal listeners about Optimash Prime.
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Yeah, um, big surprise. The nauseating pink-and-red fever leading up to the holiday everyone loves to hate has resulted in higher traffic to dating sites, according to Web metrics firm Hitwise--and it's bigger than last year.
According to a Hitwise representative, dating site visits hit a peak shortly after the new year, presumably to fulfill those "get a girlfriend" resolutions or perhaps to deal with the aftermath of those awkward over-the-holidays breakups that seem to happen all too often. Traffic was back on the climb right before Valentine's Day, but Hitwise had not yet tabulated … Read more
Of all the ridiculous Star Trek product marketing in the world, we're surprised that a working Communicator phone hasn't become de rigueur among the nerdsome faithful. In fact, the last one we heard of was a DIY version on eBay, but even that one was just a Bluetooth receiver that still needed to connect to a cell phone.
Granted, you could get an Enterprise model, but it's not exactly convenient to lug around the convention floor. So we could only imagine the disappointment over this "exclusive" Communicator replica that can only feign conversation with sound … Read more
Like its counterpart, this is a functional piece of headgear that makes use of the sun's rays to impress your friends, but for entertainment purposes as well as protection from melanoma and heat stroke. The visor has a speaker on each side, Gearfuse says, piping in tunes from a built-in AM/FM tuner.
It just goes to show that being green is no guarantee of immunity from the dreaded Date Repellant Syndrome.
If Sex and the City popularized the punishments of urban dating, IceBrkr, a London start-up, offers a chance to get through them less battered and bruised.
The Web site, designed to be accessed from desktops and mobile phones, keeps a guest list of IceBrkr members frequenting a select London hot spot, like pub, club, coffee shop, or bar on a given evening. Subscribing singles can spy who's coming, then send text messages to other guys and gals whose online pictures catch their fancy, and await a request to approach or to politely scram.
IceBrkr's free SMS method may … Read more
So we'll just pass along this item from Technabob about a "Lightsaber lamp" from Japan. We're not so sure how much light they give off, but they do come in Jedi and Sith models (green and red, respectively).
But be aware that these lamp-sabers measure less than 16 inches, so don't expect to have any impromptu duels.
It's not often that I get to meet a listener of my Open Season podcast that I do with Ashlee Vance (The Register) and Dave Rosenberg (Mulesource). But today, I scored twice. I had a prospective customer meeting in the Northeast and walked into the room to discover that I was (in)famous.
It turns out that one of the two is married to a woman who used to date Dave Rosenberg back in college. Now, from this you could rightly guess that anyone married to anyone who dated Dave must have serious selection problems, making Alfresco a highly … Read more
The fact that Carmony's dating service has nothing to do with Linux may bode well for its success. Reading through the press release above, it's difficult to see how Carmony's service (Dating DNA) is much different from other dating sites, except that this one has trendy names like "social networking" thrown in, but perhaps it will finally help Carmony to match up like-minded groups. … Read more