But it's Friday. So instead, I'm bringing you a first look at a guy in a Teen Wolf costume walking his dog around a kickball field in Seattle on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-style gas-powered two-wheeled skateboard.… Read more
I've been writing quite a bit about the iPad, and that's partially because I have one and love it. But now, to take on my iPad, German company Neofonie has supposedly come up with a tablet of its own called the "WePad." Yes, we get the pun, too.
But it's not just the WePad hardware that sounds impressive (it's said to run a 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor, and have a 720p wide-screen display and a Webcam, among other things). It's also the thought that seemed to have gone into the ecosystem behind the device. It's said to run Android and Linux and have full access to the Android Marketplace, as well as a custom WePad app store.
Thing is, while the WePad is getting tons of (virtual) ink, not everyone's convinced it's real. At least one German Web site, the site for news channel N-TV, is questioning the authenticity of the device itself. How, it asks, can a small company in Germany so quickly put out a full-featured tablet when companies like Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Nokia don't have anything comparable to show off yet? Then again, a small company just came out with the CrunchPad JooJoo, so who's to say?
N-TV also points out that the prototype apparently shown off this week in Berlin didn't actually work--all it did was run a video of what the device can supposedly do.
But back to what the WePad does, if in fact it's the real deal.… Read more
It looks as though the current Sidekick outage is turning into a bigger mess for T-Mobile. The company has just published an apology to Sidekick users who've been without many important services for a few days--and says that because of a server error at Danger (a Microsoft subsidiary), affected users might not get their data back at all.
This is terrible news for some Sidekick users out there and is also one of the largest fails in cloud computing in recent memory. T-Mobile has already offered affected users a free month of service, but that was a few days … Read more
Sometimes, it's hard to resist the relentless pressure of bloggers.
They make jokes about you. They spawn commenters who make even more jokes about you. Until you finally decide that your are the serf and the bloggerati and commenterati are your whip-wielding masters.
So it has proved for the dedicated and passionately committed staff of the Wisconsin Tourism Federation. Since this Web thing has spread around the world like swine flu, more and more witty folks have made japes about the WTF being, well, you know, I mean, WTF!!!!
It's Friday afternoon leading up to a three-day weekend. Let's be honest, you're not doing any work right now. So, how about a cool video to keep you entertained?
We've already seen Ken Block's inhumanly precise drifting in Gymkhana 1 and Gymkhana 2. Just when you thought it couldn't get any crazier, Ken Block and pal Rob Drydek get extra silly in Gymkhana 2.1.
Featuring Drydek piloting a go-kart kitted up to look like a Mini-Me version of Block's WRX STI car, this video features some close calls and a few funny … Read more
Look, I understand wanting comfort. I am a glutton for comfort. That doesn't mean I'm going to buy up every Snuggie-like thing I see to achieve my version of comfy nirvana. I don't let it force me to cross the line from having class.
That would include these air-conditioned coffins, currently all the rage in part of Serbia. After I die I figure I'll have more on my mind, like explaining that night in Reno with the Montgomery twins to Saint Peter. If my body gets a little toasty in the cold crypt six feet under, … Read more
I'm all about DIY and doing things within a budget, but I'm also about style. That's why I can't get behind this homemade Street Fighter IV arcade...uh, console. It's called the Trash Cade, and it appears as if it's going to fall apart at any moment.
We really don't know much more about this thing, but it certainly caught my eye on TechEBlog. I'm actually good friends with the fourth-ranked Street Fighter player in America (hi, Xin!), but if he were to try his luck with the Trash Cade it would … Read more
I'm lucky. The Olevia TV I bought two years ago is working just as fine as it was the day I brought it home. But not everybody's that lucky. I have a few friends whose LCD or plasma TVs have presented varying problems. That seems to be what's happened to the gentleman in this video, and he's taken to a unique method to fix his plasma's problems: he uses a baseball bat.
I winced the entire time I watched this for the first time. I think you will, too.