Archive for November, 2010

The Daily Slash: November 30 2010

The Daily Slash: November 30 2010

What sort of day begins with a possible verification of aliens and ends with fabulous Lamborghini wireless mouse? A day at SlashGear, of course! Philip Berne writes a lovely modern story about his wife's birthday (happy birthday!), Google invites the media to a holiday party, and Samsung mobile display shows off a flexible 3D OLED concept at FPD International. Google gets investigated for squeezing, the Android Marketplace is fully content rated, and Verizon promises a spectacular reveal of their 4G LTE network via invite - secrets in store? Let's hope! All this and MORE right freaking here on none other than The Daily Slash!

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm to be Released Midnight, December 6th 2010 at (all?) Hastings Entertainment Locations

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm to be Released Midnight, December 6th 2010 at (all?) Hastings Entertainment Locations

Festivities at this chain-wide super nerd party will begin at 10PM and end after Warcraft: Cataclysm goes on sale at midnight (at which point everyone will calmly exit the building, run at full speed back to their houses and apartments, and promptly play for a week straight.) At the party before midnight, however, people just chilling out will be able to enjoy 30% off basically everything in the used category: CDs, books, video games, and movies.

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DIY Death Star Holiday Tree Ornament

DIY Death Star Holiday Tree Ornament

Aww, isn't that cute? Lego superstar Chris McVeigh (aka powerpig) has created an ornament with which your lego obsession can command the tree galaxy. Unless of course, somewhere on your tree is an x-wing with Luke Skywalker in it. Watch out for that. You can follow all the steps as provided by powerpig through his own site, or check out the list of parts needed to make this battle station and try to figure it out yourself!

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Diablo 3 Barbarian QcK Mousepad Released by SteelSeries

Diablo 3 Barbarian QcK Mousepad Released by SteelSeries

People still use mousepads? Wait, what's that, people still use a mouse to click things on their computer screen? Man, it's been so long since I've used a desktop for anything day-to-day that it threw me for a loop seeing this SteelSeries QcK Diablo 3 Barbarian Edition mousepad. It's the latest in what I'd call a very limited promotion of Diablo 3, the game that's been on all Diablo 2 fanatics minds for what seems like decades. Perhaps this portends a release inside the next few years.

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Gifts for Smartphone Owners? Try Smartphone Accessories

Gifts for Smartphone Owners? Try Smartphone Accessories

Those investigators over at Retrevo have done a lovely study on the holiday season in terms of people who own one of the following: iPhone, Android based phones, or BlackBerrys. Turns out they'd like accessories for their phones rather than for themselves. In their first study it was found that owners of iPhones and Android based phones both prefer gadget accessories over clothing, books, or perfume (I'm not sure why perfume was chosen instead of, say, movies, but it is what it is.) Only BlackBerry owners found it more enticing to receive a jacket for their back rather than a jacket for their device, and only by a few percentage points.

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Project Magazine for iPad Gets Hands-on, Takes a Swing at The Daily

Project Magazine for iPad Gets Hands-on, Takes a Swing at The Daily

As you might well be aware, the new magazine for iPad, Project, was released this morning. Amid reports that it's both cool and ... not innovative enough, comes a punch from Chris Bell (who's working with the magazine to "guide it along") at Rupert Murdoch, whose "The Daily" newspaper will perhaps attempt to compete with Project in the future: "As Project went on sale, reports emerged that Rupert Murdoch will soon launch an iPad-only newspaper called The Daily, after it came to him in a dream or something. Which, like all Murdoch products, shall doubtless enrich humankind with its impartial political analysis and rolling coverage of shit exploding. Also: hi-def nudity, fingers crossed. But the point stands: the irascible Aussie despot doesn’t throw his corked hat into the cyber ring until he’s sure of a market."

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Happy Birthday To You Who Won’t Read This

Happy Birthday To You Who Won’t Read This

Today is my wife's birthday. She isn't sentimental about birthdays or most holidays, so I won't get in trouble for not remembering to wish her a happy birthday before she ran out the door, rushing to get our son to pre-school on time. I'll probably get in trouble for how much I spent on her present. She asked for a spa day. A massage and a facial. I'll never understand why women like to get their faces poked at as a gift, but she doesn't understand why I sit in front of the television twiddling my thumbs for hours at a time.

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Google Sends out Holiday Media Party Invites to Publishers

Google Sends out Holiday Media Party Invites to Publishers

Oh hooray! Drinks and hearty appetizers will be served? I love it! But wait a second, does it say what I think it says? "You are invited to an evening of informal (and off the record) conviviality with our Communications staff and key Googlers." Could this mean they're giving out super secrets we're just supposed to keep to ourselves?! Or maybe it's just a fun night to hang out and get friendly. Either way, super exciting, and soon! December 13th, 2010.

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