Redbox Puts the Kibosh on WB’s 56-day Waiting Period [Streaming]

January 31st, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

While Netflix is happy to kowtow to Warner Brothers Studio’s title-delaying demands, Redbox is having none of it. The curbside video rental chain just let its contract with WB expire over the issue—allowing Redbox to rent its WB catalog ahead of the competition. More »







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A Whopping 42x Optical Zoom Makes Nikon’s P510 the Zoomiest Compact Camera Ever [Cameras]

January 31st, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Nikon’s new P510 superzoom crams 1000mm and 42x optical zoom of super telephoto capability into a compact camera, the longest optical zoom ever stuffed into a compact camera. The P500 the 510′s replacing is 36x, and Canon’s PowerShot SX40 HS comes in at 35x. More »







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The Peavey AT-200 Is the T-Pain of Electric Guitars [Guitars]

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Why should Akon have all the fun? This new guitar has a built-in Auto-Tune feature that can change the pitch and tuning of any note played—in real-time—at the press of a button. More »







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Harry Brown: The Movie In Which Alfred Turns Into Bloody Batman [Movie Night]

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I love Michael Caine. He’s one of the last Great Ones of cinema history. Harry Brown is one of his best acting jobs, the story of “a retired Marine who decides to take the law into his own hands” after some gang members murder his last living friend. More »







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Daily Desired: A Fad-Inspired Watch to Keep Me Entertained [Desired]

January 31st, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Slap bracelets went out of style 20 years ago because, while they were freaking cool, they were also useless. If you saw someone wearing one today, you’d think they were wasting their time. Unless the slap bracelet also tells time. More »







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Global Warming-Proof Sled Doesn’t Need No Stinkin’ Snow [Design]

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Designer Szymon Hanczar’s perfectly named We Never Give Up! sled has the traditional form factor of a winter wonderland ride, but to accomodate recent global warming trends, it comes with casters so it’s not dependent on snow. More »







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Amazon’s Earnings Report Translated Into English [Amazon]

January 31st, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Amazon, purveyor of fine mini-tablets and concrete mix and other sundries, announced today how much money it made last year and where and why. The only problem? Like most earnings reports, it’s completely indecipherable. Let’s try to break down what happened and why it matters. More »







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Watching a Washing Machine Self Destruct Never Gets Old [Video]

January 31st, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Washing machines committing suicide (or being injected with a lethal brick depending on your perspective) are home appliances’ gift to the Internet. It’s like the machines are realizing their full comedic potential! This one, in particular, is awesome because of how meticulously it breaks down. Little by little, piece by piece, you can’t look away. [G4TV] More »







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Barnes & Noble Declares Wimpy War on Amazon Publishing [Books]

January 31st, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Some people still buy books—and even buy them in paper format. So Barnes & Noble’s decision to block books published by Amazon is fightin’ words! But how much does it matter, and who’s getting hurt? More »







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Why the Raspberry Pi Won’t Ship In Kit Form

January 31st, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

An anonymous reader writes “A post at the Raspberry Pi blog shows an image containing the device’s SoC and memory chip to help explain why the tiny PC won’t ship in kit form. Clearly, the chips are so small, and the solder blobs required so tiny, that most people would mess up doing it by hand. Add to that the fact one chip has to sit on top of the other, and if you’re a millimeter out, your chips are fried.”
The post also addresses the use of closed source libraries for graphics acceleration.

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