30GB Zunes simultaneously fail

Beginning around midnight last night Pacific time (2008-12-31), 30GB Zunes everywhere started freezing at their boot screens, with the progress bars ironically at 100%.  Zunes that were in use at that time spontaneously rebooted in order to get to that frozen state.  Obviously, this was due to a disturbance in the force, emanating from Cupertino. […]

Cutest Star Wars Tusken Raider Doll Ever!

Hmmm, not that Tusken Raiders can be cute, but if they could, I suppose this is what they would look like. This custom-made Munny doll is made by toy customizer and 3D-artist Squapper. I have no idea if this is his real name, but it’s the one he goes by while online. Here’s what he […]

OPPO BDP-83: A Truly Universal Blu-Ray Player

You may not have heard of the company, but among audio- and videophiles “in the know,” Oppo, a Chinese manufacturer, reigns as a “best bargain” champ among very high-performance disc-player brands. The company makes a noted effort to include high-quality parts and better-than-usual engineering designs to maximize both audio and video quality, plus, uses extensive […]

Geeky Marriage Proposal: A Match Made in Halo

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Considering that many people spend almost as much time playing games like Halo and World of Warcraft as they do at work, love matches made in-game are only going to get more common. They may not have made our list of geeky proposals, but Desirai Labrada and John Henry […]

Train To Catch

Gizmodo has completed their Go Miniman Go video contest to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Lego minifig. This clever video, Train To Catch took first place, and a Lego Galaxy Explorer goes to creator David Boddy. The top five entries are posted at the site, all worth a watch.

Use Adjix To Make Money Off Your Shortened Links

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] While there are a lot of “link shrinkers” and “URL shorteners” out there, this one caught my eye. Adjix is a link shortening service that has the added benefits of tracking and monetization. Back in the early days of TinyURL and its ilk, shortening a link was a fairly click-heavy, but necessary process […]

Amazing Bioloid Humvee Transformer (Video)

Built out of a Bioloid Humanoid Robotics kit, this amazing Humvee transformer robot can actually transform from its initial truck form into a fully functional, badass-looking robot. Not an average robot kit, the Bioloid Comprehensive Kit from Robotis allows you to build and configure over 26 robots! The Bioloid Robot Kits from Robotis are the […]

Ratings for Websites?

By Miss Cellania Contributing Writer, [GAS] Andy Burnham is the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in England. He is also concerned about what his children see on the internet. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Andy Burnham says he believes that new standards of decency need to be applied to the […]

Shootout at the FP Corral

By Will Sullivan Contributing Writer, [GAS] True home theater geeks know that in order to get a truly cinematic home theater image, you need a front projector (FP) projecting onto a large screen—100 inches or more—in the dark, just as in a real movie theater. Think about it: a 100-inch diagonal image is the equivalent […]

Monday morning links serving: The December 29th edition

–First look at Windows 7 beta 1 I have to thank Santa for leaving me a copy of Windows 7 beta 1 in my stocking for Christmas Day. This beta (build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400) should be the first and only beta from Microsoft of Windows 7, and I’m pleased to report that it’s a good one. –OpenOffice.org […]

Does happiness have a price tag?

Can happiness be bought? To find out, author Benjamin Wallace sampled the world’s most expensive products, including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8 ounces of Kobe beef and the fabled (notorious) Kopi Luwak coffee. Check him out in the following video presentation… his critique may surprise you.

Apple iPhone 3G Hits that Magic $99.00 Number

By Will Sullivan, Contributing Writer, [GAS] Nope, contrary to some recent speculation, it’s not from Wal-mart (where the “discount” is currently only two bucks). It’s from AT&T… …the catch? It’s only the 8GB model…and it’s a refurb. (And there’s the obligatory two-year contract, natch.) Still…it’s under a 100 clams! (The 16GB model, also reburbed, goes […]