Intellectual property is important. There's no denying that. But there's a line between protecting yourself and just trying to kill everybody around you. It's one Apple has already crossed, and it's not doing anybody any good. Time to knock it off.
Google Plus users just got a pretty horrible new feature: search your name, and instead of finding out information about yourself, you're asked to provide it. Quite simply, Google won't give you information until you give it information. Guh.
At CES last week, in addition to all the gear and gadgets, there was something else on display: women. As with many trade shows — especially ones aimed at a male audience — CES was rife with booth babes.
The last mouse I loved was the Apple Pro Mouse that I got at Steve Jobs's MacWorld NYC 2000 keynote. Black, encased in clear plastic, it glowed like the Terminator. The new Thermaltake Level 10 M Mouse is the Terminator.
CES is just around the corner, which means junk like this is showing up in my inbox. Hey, [REDACTED], did you put a butt in your email to remind me how shitty your products are? Because that's what I'm thinking.
In the lead-up to CES my inbox is flooded with literally hundreds of pitches every day. I swear, one out of five has been for an iSomething. None of them were from Apple. iNeed you to friggin' stop it.
The cool space fighter above was created with bricks from Lego Friends' Butterfly Beauty Shop; Olivia's Invention Workshop; Stephanie's Cool Convertible, and Emma's Fashion Design Studio. It proves one thing: feminists criticising the new Lego Friends sets just don't get it.
Gadget design is in a pretty good place these days. Even companies like Sony and Dell—known to commit many a design atrocity in their days—are starting to make devices that look pretty. But there's still one crutch companies and designers lean on when they want to make something they think people will lust after.
If Twitter is useful for anything beyond a flamethrower of breaking news and URL errata, it's forcing us to be considerate about language—we have to use space wisely. Unfortunately, the hashtag is ruining talking. #NotGonnaLie
This is pathetic. Motorola and HTC, with their circus vixen's arsenal of makeup slathered over Google's native UI, ought to be ashamed. This idiotic LG/Prada luxury phone that nobody will buy has one thing going for it: it looks nice.
A California judge ruled today that's it's okay to sue Facebook for showing your picture in an ad. That's dumb, and to pretend that it's anything but turns a blind eye to how that nearly everyone uses Facebook.
I find this funny and sad at the same time: someone at NASA had to write an article explaining the obvious to the usual morons — the doomsaying clowns claiming that the world will end in 2012 because of a nearby supernova.
Digitimes has unnamed sources telling them that laptop manufacturers are anticipating the Metro UI of Windows 8 and are planning to equip upcoming ultrabooks with touchpanels. Really? Touchscreens on our laptops? Why?
A long time ago, I made a pact with Apple. "You can control my entire technological life, from my computer to my phone to my stereo. I'll pay premium prices. I'll dive into your product ecosystem, and buy books and music and movies and apps from you. Even though they won't work on devices made by anybody else."
A 17-year-old pregnant teen lost her flight when TSA agents insisted she had to check her bag, which has a replica gun attached to it. For once, I'm going to defend the TSA: this girl is a naff arseclown.