Monthly archives: January, 2008

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Not light as (MacBook) Air?

Today was the last day of Macworld 2008. A couple of friends and I headed down to the Moscone Center to catch a glimpse of Apple’s latest device, the MacBook Air.
My overall impression of the MBA is mixed. On the one hand, the design and build quality are definitely impressive. However, after …




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Ex-Presidential Candidate Colbert in the Smithsonian

Stephen Colbert has achieved more than most presidential (wanna-be or not) candidates have…his portrait is on display in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
“We agreed to go along with the joke and hang it for a short time in between the bathrooms,” said museum spokeswoman Bethany Bentley. “Let me tell you two key things …




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Star Wars: Flash Drives Strike Back

This is easily one of the best flash drive, I mean mimobot, collections on the market; assuming there even is a market…
(via CrunchGear | mimoco)




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Not so scrabulous any more

News.com is reporting (via Fortune) that Hasbro, manufacturer of the classic board game Scrabble, is taking action against one of Facebook’s most popular and successful add-on applications, Scrabulous.

I might only be halfway through law school (and therefore none of what I say should be taken as actual legal advice), but I knew this day would …




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Dodge ZEO: electric concept vehicle

Dodge has released a new electric concept vehicle, the ZEO. According to the company’s press release:
The advanced propulsion system powering the Dodge ZEO concept is electric-only with a 64 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack capable of at least 250 miles.
Resting in a rear-wheel drive layout, Dodge ZEO’s 200 kilowatt (268 horsepower) single-electric motor contributes to a …



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Pass the (Startup) Schwag

Wait, what are you talking about ? I’m talkin’ about free sh*t stuff that companies give away to promote their products and services…essentially gratuitous marketing materials.

For $14.95/month (+ s/h), Startup Schwag will send members a web 2.0 startup company-related t-shirt (along with other [email protected] like stickers and buttons) every month. According to the company’s …



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Remote control train

      
A 14 yr old Polish teenager managed to hack into a public train system’s controls with a modified TV remote control.
“He treated it like any other schoolboy might a giant train set, but it was lucky nobody was killed. Four trams were derailed, and others had to make emergency stops that left passengers hurt. …



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Before The Devil Knows (how bad this movie is)

I wasn’t planning to post my mini-review of Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead until I saw it appear on a few random Top 10 movies of 2007 lists.
To be quite honest, I don’t have much to say about the film. The casting was great, the performances alright, but the plot/story was borderline.
While I …




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Radiohead’s North American Tour Cities

Atlanta | Boston | Charlotte | Chicago | Cleveland | Dallas | Houston | Indianapolis
Los Angeles | Miami | Montreal | New York | Philadelphia | San Diego | San Francisco
Santa Barbara | Seattle | St Louis | Tampa | Toronto | Vancouver | Washington DC
(via At Ease)



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Coming to America: the BeerTender!

A joint venture between Euro powerhouses Heineken and Krups, the BeerTender is finally on its way to the States!

Heineken made the announcement 2 days ago at the International CES in Las Vegas.
Scheduled to arrive at Williams-Sonoma stores on March 1, with a wider release on April 1, the BeerTender is almost assuredly going to be …