The Unbelievable Beardo

We love getting our locks coifed. There’s no place quite like a strip mall hair salon. The measured rhythm of clipping clippers, the rancid smell of goopy hair product, the itchy sensation of hair fluttering down your shirt, and the screams when the stylist takes …continue reading


The Live 8 and Post Katrina phenomenons were wonderful displays of Hollywoodism. Take Brad Pitt, for example. This ageless wonder stands on a stage and tells us why it would be a good idea to donate our money to a cause. Why don’t he and …continue reading

Expired Domains

I came very close to losing a pair of treasured domain names this week. I’ve been sitting on (not squatting, mind you) these two domains for a few years. Boy was I shocked when I logged into my favorite cheap domain registrar to find …continue reading

Getting Ready To Send/Receive Email On Your BlackBerry Device (Part IV)

The BlackBerry Desktop Software is required to activate your handheld is wireless activation is not supported. This means you will have to install the software on your computer using the steps listed below. In order to install the software, you must be a member of …continue reading

Age Of Conan Enters First Phase Of Beta Testing

Funcom announces that ‘Age of Conan’ is entering the first phase of beta testing. The ‘Age of Conan’ Beta will evolve gradually with more and more external testers being added as the game moves closer to launch. The first stage of Beta will include …continue reading

New Super Mario Bros.

Prepare yourself for an all-new adventure, which will have the waves of nostalgia flowing. Mario makes a welcome return to the Nintendo DS in his first 2D Scrolling game in more than ten years. New Super Mario Bros. launches across Europe exclusively on the Nintendo …continue reading

Alienware Ushers In New Generation Of Notebook Systems

Alienware, the leading manufacturer of high-performance notebook, desktop, media center, and professional systems has enhanced its notebook line and addressed the diverse needs of on-the-go gamers, students, professionals, and other mobile users with two versatile new systems: Area-51 m5550, and Sentia™ m3450. Ranging in screen …continue reading

I Be Thankful, And I bLaughing

I swear, I’m not leaving anybody out intentionally (if I do, I will edit the post if corrected appropriately). I hate naming names because I really want to give everybody credit for the help they’ve given us for Gnomedex 6 activities. If your name …continue reading

Last Chance To Grab Vista Beta 2

Jimmy Daniels of RealTechNews writes:

Microsoft will soon be pulling the download link for the latest beta of Windows Vista, beta 2; it is scheduled to end today.

In case you weren’t aware, we are only providing a limited number of copies of Windows …continue reading

Cell Phone Users As Drivers – As Bad As Drunk Drivers?

Michael Santo of RealTechNews writes:

You may recall my earlier story about a proposed complete cell phone ban in Lawrence, Kansas. Well, strengthening that proposal, a study by the University of Utah has determined that people who use cell phones while driving, even …continue reading

IE7 Beta 3 & RSS Feeds

Jimmy Daniels of RealTechNews writes:

Microsoft is continuing to improve the ability to handle feeds with IE7 beta 3, including updating all functions, more ways to mark a feed as read, and even posting some keyboard shortcuts. And with some features such as the …continue reading

Poker Pop

Calling all Mahjong and Solitaire lovers! Play Poker Pop and enjoy tile matching with a globe-hopping twist!

Create winning poker hands and avoid perils to make it through your global journey. Gain powerups, collect souvenirs and send postcards home as you travel through …continue reading

Get iClip v3.0 For Free – Today Only!

We’ve been looking for a good, cheap (okay, free), clipboard manager for the Mac and we are now jumping in glee to find that our favorite one we passed due to the $20 price tag is free! Today only.

Download iClip v3.0 for …continue reading

BlackBerry Bump

I’m not sure about other carriers, but Cingular just upgraded its BlackBerry Internet Service from v1.8 to v2.0. You can read more about it here. I decided to go ahead and upgrade my service to this new offering.

So far, what I enjoy about …continue reading

HSSVSS v6.07

HSSVSS is a monition detection system that can be used for video surveillance of your home or office. It displays full-screen video from your Web cam or other capture device and offers a customizable detection zone and sensitivity levels to fine-tune the motion detection.

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Search engines are fantastic tools for finding information that has already been categorized as relevant to what you’re interested in, but this decision process is carried out by machines, not humans. Sure, the algorithms that they use to determine this are very advanced, but they’re …continue reading

Carbonite, Take 2

For the past month I’ve been “testing” Carbonite, a new automatic backup service that stores your critical files online. I use quotes because it’s pretty hard to test a backup service like this without first needing to …continue reading

Retrieving A "Lost" XP Password

Kathy writes:

How do I locate my teenager’s password on Windows XP? When we got the new computer she set herself up as the administrator (password protected) and I have recently determined she has been in sites inappropriate for a teen. However, I can’t remove …continue reading

Press Enter To Move To The Next Column (Excel 2002/2003)

If you are an Excel user, you already know that when you press Enter, the cursor does not move to a cell to the right, it moves to the cell below. This can be an annoyance to some if you continually press Enter but then …continue reading

What Do Racquel Welch And Quantum Physics Have In Common?

Recent investment by the University of Leicester in the Virtual Microscopy Centre and the Nanoscale Interfaces Centre has put the University in a key position to take a lead in Casimir force measurements in novel geometries.

The Casimir force is a mysterious interaction between …continue reading

Nature’s Harmonic Simultaneous 4-Day Time Cube

Every so often, I amaze myself at what I find when I am searching for sites to feature and share with you. Every so often I find that I am at a total loss for words on how to describe a site that is so …continue reading

Roly Poly

A rolling stone gathers no moss. So get off your duff and spend your precious free time rolling something. How about taking a roly-poly hedgehog named Roly for a spin? You might be able to get other animals to roll – like ducks, cats, and …continue reading

Kickball And Bunting

Every damned gym class circa 6th grade played kickball at some point. And every damned gym class had the kid who refused to give the ball a real kick and instead half stepped up to the ball and bunted.

The bunt was really a tap …continue reading

The Care And Feeding Of Your Gnomedex Fever

Gnomedex 6.0 Fever is here! In preparation for their treatment, here’s how some of its victims are coping.

Getting Ready To Send/Receive Email On Your BlackBerry Device (Part III)

Once you have received your BlackBerry device, you need to contact your administrator or IT department for your wireless activation password. The password is set using the BlackBerry Manager and communicated to you using a secure method such as the telephone or email.

You should …continue reading

Turner Broadcasting’s GameTap Celebrates Ultima Week

The Ultima series is one of the longest running franchises in video game history with its first title being published in September of 1980. Today, many hardcore gamers still consider Ultima 1 to be the birth of the role playing game as we know it.

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Groove Games’ WarPath Captures Gold

Global interactive entertainment software publisher, Groove Games, announced today that the sci-fi first-person shooter WarPath has gone gold for the Xbox and PC. Developed by Digital Extremes, WarPath teems with fast-paced action, channeling the original essence of the first-person shooter. Rated T …continue reading

Red Hot Arcade-Fighter ‘Super Dragon Ball Z’ Goes Gold

Atari today announced that development is complete on Super Dragon Ball Z for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Published by NAMCO BANDAI Games, distributed in Europe by Atari and developed by former Street Fighter II producer Noritaka Funamizu’s new studio, Crafts & Meister, Super …continue reading

Announcing Official Voice Buddy Licensing Program

eDimensional, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative gaming accessories is now offering game developers and publishers the opportunity to integrate voice control into new and existing titles at little or no charge. Additionally, no programming or code integration is required.

Sandia’s ASCI Red, World’s First Teraflop Supercomputer, Decommissioned

On a table in a small meeting room at Sandia National Laboratories rested a picture of the deceased – a row of identical cabinets that formed part of the entity known as ASCI Red, the world’s first teraflop supercomputer.

Still one of the world’s …continue reading