Monday: August 15, 2011
- Mozilla to do away with version numbers in Firefox with new non-numbered version update.
Google has taught us all that people are too busy to remember version numbers these days. It's better just to keep updating software and have to worry about pesky version number conventions. Mozilla thinks this is a good idea and has decided to adopt this release schedule for future non-version-numbered releases of Firefox. Good for them.
Thursday: August 11, 2011
- Ever wondered what the back of your favorite websites looks like?
There's a Tumblr account for that.
Tuesday: July 26, 2011
- Old Spice commercial guys to do battle via Internet popularity contest.
Dear Old Spice, there is no need for a contest here. Isaiah Mustafa should be your permanent spokesman. If you want more information other than the previous two sentences know that Mustafa's opponent happens to be none other than Fabio. You can watch some of the back and forth videos between Mustafa and Fabio over on Mashable. It's all in the delivery. Night vision top hat!
Friday: July 15, 2011
- Disney testing out new mug technology in an effort out to stop drink refill abuse.
The rampant use of hotel guests taking advantage of their refill privelages have finally put Disney over the edge. DIS Unplugged reports that they are currently testing new mugs that have embedded RFID chips in them. If you've exhausted your free refill privelages for that day, no soda dispensed for you. Take that, thrifty guests!
Monday: July 11, 2011
- Start your week off with a smile and journey over to Isengard with your pal Saruman.
Make sure that you are not drinking any sort of mead or eating Elven bread whilst watching this quick video. It may travel as far Rohan before settlling near the white tree of Gondor before being expunged from your nose. Interesting to note that Saruman can add trolls to the list of creatures once bred at Isengard.
Friday: July 8, 2011
- Space Invaders headed to the big screen because movie-goers seem to like things from the Eighties.
Given that brand equity and the track record for other films based on ’80s properties, like Transformers, the idea of a Space Invaders movie has been around for a while. Last March, the L.A. Times reported that Warner Bros. was negotiating with Space Invaders owner Taito about a movie. Additionally, di Bonaventura has brought toy properties to the big screen. He is one of the producers of the Transformers films as well as G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra.
Tuesday: April 20, 2010
- Cheese sandwiches can also double as punishment sentence for school food fights.
Ah, food fights - the cornerstone of every good education. Rather than hand out detention for those involved in said food fights, one New Jersey school decided to serve up nothing but cheese sandwiches. They hope this policy will help to reduce further food fight escalations. Keep on fighting the good fight, Jersey.
Monday: April 12, 2010
- Eleven recordings of terrible hold music for your listening pleasure.
Ever been stuck on the phone waiting customer service of some kind? Chances are that you've probably heard some of these musical disasters. There are some exceptions to the hold call rule. Some of the trendier companies here in NYC play classic Nintendo (8-bit and all) music whilst holding. Instant win.
Thursday: April 1, 2010
- New survey shows that office April Fools pranks are inappropriate.
No fooling -- at least not during the Great Recession. April Fools Day is no joke in this down economy. A survey of 500 advertising and marketing executives finds office pranks are now out of place. That's according to two-thirds of those asked.
Wednesday: March 17, 2010
- Fake Steve Jobs to get his very own half-hour television sitcom.
What makes this interesting is the addition one of the staff writers from 'Seinfeld' who will be pitching in on development of the series. Bring in the Mossberg puppet as the cranky neighbor and you've got a hit show.
Thursday: February 25, 2010
- Forbes covers fifteen kooky inventions you may not have previously known about.
Yes, someone actually holds a patent for a device that allows the user of said to device to swiftly kick themselves in the buttocks. This would undoubtedly make for a lovely addition to any home or office (most likely the latter).
Wednesday: February 24, 2010
- What do you want written on your wireless tombstone? PLACE DEVICE HERE.
Objecs announced today that it has developed 'enhanced memorial products' that add Near Field Communications tags to cemetery markers, which allow text and photos to be 'embedded' in a headstone and retrieved whenever a cell phone is touched against its surface.
Wednesday: February 17, 2010
- Microsoft to bring MySpace and Facebook into Outlook.
I foresee this particular move as something that will greatly increase the productivity of every corporate employee that happens to use Microsoft Outlook as their primary email program.
Thursday: February 4, 2010
- Do you think that your favorite television characters need Twitter accounts?
My initial response fell into the negative on this subject but then I realized that some of my favorite characters would actually be pretty funny to read in some type of Twitter capacity. For your enjoyment here is a site dedicated solely to Creed quotes.
Monday: February 1, 2010
- AT&T decides that pouring another two billion dollars into their mobile network is worth it.
AT&T plans to spend between $18 billion and $19 billion in 2010 upgrading its wireless and backhaul networks to handle the onslaught of new traffic. This is roughly $2 billion more than the company had invested in the previous year.