Archive for June, 2008

GOOG-411 Goes Canadian, Eh?

Google has tweaked its free 411 service to recognize Canadian accents. We thought maybe Google could consider some other user-specific system modifications, too.

Friday, June 20th, 2008 | Continue reading

The Launch of Insignificance

If you’ve always yearned to have an e-mail address with the word “rocket” in it, today is your lucky day.

Thursday, June 19th, 2008 | Continue reading

Is Technology Making Us Dumb?

A new report suggests the upcoming boom in GPS devices could ultimately “make us dumb.” It’s a logical argument, except for one oversight: We already are.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 | Continue reading

World Records, Mozilla and Beyond

Mozilla is well on its way to a new world record with the release of Firefox 3. Other technology companies are thinking about getting on the bandwagon, too.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 | Continue reading

The 25 Best High-Tech Pranks

Everyone loves a good laugh, and in the age of electronics, high-tech hijinks are just waiting to be pulled off. So snuggle up to your screen and get ready to unleash all sorts of shenanigans as we present the 25 best high-tech pranks known to man. Our apologies in advance to your friends and co-workers.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 | Continue reading

Inside the AP Circus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Associated Press has managed to piss off thousands of bloggers and blog readers.

Monday, June 16th, 2008 | Continue reading

Hideo Kojima Finally Makes A Metal Gear Movie

Metal Gear Solid Maestro Hideo Kojima has finally achieved his life’s dream of making a Snake-based movie. Games-turned-movies tend to be more appalling than a cinema carpet after a drunken Rocky Horror show, but Hideo has cunningly stealthed his way past all the usual Hollywood pitfalls: by hiding the movie inside Metal Gear Solid 4 game.

Monday, June 16th, 2008 | Continue reading

Microsoft Delves Deeper into Desperation

Microsoft is expanding its “Cash Back” offer in an increasingly pitiful effort to get anyone to use its struggling search product.

Friday, June 13th, 2008 | Continue reading