On more than one occasion, I have pulled something out of the washing machine and found that it was stretched out after getting caught as the spin cycle starts. Every now and again, we have to set an example to show that behavior like that is unacceptable from our appliances.
There were plenty of good April Fool's gags this year, including CADIE and GMail Autopilot from Google, but my personal favorite was a joke product ThinkGeek was offering. The Tauntaun Sleeping Bag was merely a joke--a gag to trick customers--but after an influx of emails, the store might actually offer it.
Apparently, so many customers emailed ThinkGeek that they're seriously considering making this sleeping bag. How cool would that be? The only stipulation is that they have no idea if they'll be able to get a license from Lucasfilm. But still, it's awesome that they're going to try.
I hope if the real thing is made, it looks exactly like the mocked up photo: furry Tauntaun body outside, Tauntaun guts inside and light saber zipper. Now you can recreate the famous scene from The Empire Strikes Back without the Tauntaun carcass smell.
Pet lovers are always on the lookout for something new and exciting to entertain their furry friends with. And it seems like Toshiba is really stepping up to the plate here with their PetBook K9, which purports to be the first laptop for dogs.
If you find it time consuming and tedious to respond to each and every email you receive, then Google has the perfect product solution for you. They launched GMail Autopilot this morning, which responds to your emails automatically based on settings you preselect.
Okay, so even though I've seen this on the news a few dozen times now, I'm still thinking shenanigans are afoot. But still, I couldn't resist pointing you all in the direction of these seriously awesome LED sheep.
The premise of Microsoft's newly-released music making application is simple - you just sing into your PC's microphone and Songsmith analyzes your song's notes to create a background track. If you'd like to see all the ways you can use this power for evil, watch the video after the jump.
If I told you that we found this picture courtesy of Gizmodo, you'd probably look at it and call me a liar right to my face. I'm okay with that. What I'm not okay with, however, is this beautiful iPhone cake and its wasted potential. Look at those apps - the thing isn't even jailbroken! I suppose it's fitting though; a locked down phone for a newly-locked-down man.
The cake took 18 hours to make and was a gift to Bobby Casey from his new bride. Sure, it says Cingular on it, but that doesn't take away from its awesomeness one bit. It's almost too beautiful to eat, but unfortunately, the cake was eaten. At least they took pictures.
Bottom line: whoever made this thing has serious talent. In fact, I wonder if she'd make us a Palm Pre cake for launch... If you're out there, get in touch!
In a surprise career move, SlashGear co-founder Vincent Nguyen announced today that he would be leaving the technology blogging community and beginning a career in the adult industry. Speaking to a sparse crowd at the Sands Expo this morning, Nguyen described his waning interest in smartphones and iPods, and outlined his intention to bring quickfire lessons learnt in live-blogging to blue movies.
Check out the on-set live action shots of Vincent in action after the cut
Okay, I just saw something hilarious. Most people know by now that all analog TV signals will be switched over to digital ones come February 2009. And while all the commercials tout the process to be super easy, it may not be so for everyone.