This morning, RIM finally unveiled its next generation mobile operating system, BlackBerry OS 7. It's not a giant leap forward, but RIM is detailing a faster and easier-to-use OS that comes with an integrated, voice-enabled Universal Search system. BlackBerry fans that have been frustrated by the operating system's chronically sluggish Web experience will be pleased to know that OS 7 offers a Read More »
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Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are almost here (they start May 18), and to commemorate the occasion, Disney has released some very cool ads. The spread features Star Wars characters and vehicles enjoying the park and all it has to offer. It’s probably as challenging as it looks to fit an AT-AT in the [...] Read More »
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This is a chicken "vacuum" used to harvest chickens from the yard and crate them before slaughter so they can finally be put out of their f***ing misery. It's...a great example of what's wrong with the manufactured meat industry. Aaaaaaaand why I don't eat the animals. God knows it's not for health reasons. That and one time I found an unprocessed pig asshole in a hotdog.Hit the jump for the Read More »
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I’d trust anything that hands me a drink with five varieties of rum and an umbrella. Even a Dalek wearing a grass skirt. This Tiki Dalek is haunting the dealer room at WorldCon in Reno, but it gets around. A different version of the tropical alien was seen at Gallifrey One.  It appears that it’s been [...] Read More »
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Filed under: Cell PhonesChromosomal artwork has steadily become more common over the past few years, and French company Helys is now offering customized DNA wallpaper for the iPhone. For a whopping $147, you'll receive a DNA sample kit in the mail, take a swab to your gums, and send the specimens back to the lab. Within three to five weeks, an email will arrive containing your 320-by-480-pixel DN Read More »
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Here are the top ten Nerd Approved Gadgets for the week of November 2nd-8th, 2009:Contest: Win one of three flushable toilet banks.Dick Towel: Get a dick towel today! (NSFW)4GB Transformers USB Drive: Comes loaded with “Revenge of the Fallen”.Bioshock 2: EVE hypodermic needle prop replica.Porcelain Cardboard Box: Lasts longer than the real thing.The Wild Republic [...] Read More »
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A bunch of protesters were out holding signs against Electronic Arts during the E3 convention because, hey, fundamentalists get bored too, you know. And apparently they don't play video games.It seems that gaming giant EA, (that's Electronic Anti-Christ for those of you church folk) has angered the religious denizens of LA with its sinfully spectacular title, Dante's Inferno. The 'Go to Hell' t Read More »
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Filed under: In Real Life, Cute, Today's CryDuring his first day at Srinakharinwirot University, a special needs school in Bangkok, an eleven-year-old autistic boy climbed out of a window on the third floor, alarming teachers who couldn't manage to talk him down from the ledge.Upon hearing from the boy's mother that her son was a fan of superheroes, fireman Somchai Yoosabai returned to his statio Read More »
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There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Justin Whitlock builds accurately detailed, miniature arcade cabinets, and he's promoting the $20 to $30 creations with photos that depict toy figurines hanging at the Read More »
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