Monthly archives: January, 2008

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 …

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 …

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)

Not so scrabulous any more 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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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)

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 …