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Stuff From Comic-Con – Barak The Superhero?

Posted in Stuff with tags , , , on July 23, 2009 by Max

There are many people that consider Barak Obama the second coming of Superman… or would that be the first coming?!? Whatever, check out some real quick footage from Comic-Con that proves that the 44th President is indeed a superhero… or something…

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Apple Netbook Rumor Gaining Legs

Posted in Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2009 by Max

mtv30Apple Touchscreen Netbook to Launch in October at $800?

The following article was translated from Mandarin to English. If you wish to view the original article (in Mandarin), the link is available at the bottom.

[China Times] – Although there are many reports that highlight the new iPhone debut during the last month as well as Steve Jobs’ return, Jobs will not face any new product shortage, at least not for this year. Taiwan’s high-tech supply chain companies said Apple will debut its first netbook in October; Apple will pose itself to tackle the Christmas shopping season. Three corporations – Foxconn, Wintek, Dynapack have received direct orders from Apple. (Wintek will be producing touch screens and providing relevant technologies for Apple.) In addition, some supply chain companies have privately confirmed deals related to netbooks (Direct quote: “台灣科技供應鏈廠商透露,蘋果小筆電將於10月登場”).

During the past several years, there have been countless rumors about Apple competing in the netbook market, but this year, Apple formally finalized orders for netbooks. According to past patterns, Apple normally holds news conference showcasing new products in October, announcing new products for the upcoming shopping season. Last year, for example, new Macbooks (and upgrades) were announced…

According to reliable information, Apple will not follow the current market trend (by producing netbooks with screens about 10.2 or 10.1 inches in diagonal length.) Instead, Apple will produce screens with about 9.7 inches in diagonal length. Touch screen will be installed. Wintek will be the main manufacturer of the touch screen.

In addition, although most of Foxconn’s Macbook orders were gobbled up by Quanta due to fierce competition between the two corporations, Foxconn will be the main manufacture for Apple’s new netbooks, since Foxconn cooperated with Apple on designing and ultimately manufacturing iPhone.

Because Apple will adopt touch screen technology on its netbooks, Apple will not target low-end consumers, avoiding direct competition with Acer, Asus, as well as their less-than-500-dollars netbooks. Apple’s netbook (or a “tablet” as many call it,) will probably be sold at around $800 USD each.

(News source: Business Times reporter ─黄智铭/ Taipei)

Original article (in Mandarin):
http://tw.stock.yahoo.com/news_conte…3/3/1kyqm.html

Update 1: Spokesmen of Foxconn, Wintek, Dynapack refuse to corroborate information about possible netbook deals, reiterating their company policies, which prohibit public disclosure of client information.
Update 2: There were unconfirmed rumors that British reporters obtained information about netbook deals from several Foxconn employees. In order to confirm the validity of this information, these reporters later contacted Foxconn privately, and received positive information. There have been numerous reports in Taiwan about deals between Apple and Foxconn. (Article 1 (Chinese) Article 2 (Chinese) Article 3 (Chinese) Article 4 (Chinese))
Update 3: The screen size of the new netbooks was said to be based on that of Amazon’s Kindle.
Update 4: The netbooks were likely described in its 2005 patent

Max

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Official Geek Certified Sneakers

Posted in Stuff with tags , , , , on May 1, 2009 by Max

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If you are a geek, videogame fan, nostalgic or just a fan of cool shit, you must pick up a pair of these NES Nike Air Max. Check out the “start” button near the top of the shoe, and the d-pad shaped symbols etched into the material just beneath the red trim… Sweet!

Not that any geek would actually use these to run around in, since you can barely get most videogame junkies to leave the secure comfort of their mother’s basement, but as a collectors item these babies are second to none!

Max

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Is Verizon Set to Bite into (St)eve’s Apple?

Posted in Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2009 by Max
We don't need no steenkin' keyboard (credit Gizmodo)

We don't need no steenkin' keyboard (credit Gizmodo)

If rumors are to be believed (and I do), Verizon is currently breaking its neck trying to find way’s to entice Apple to release a mobile device on its network. cnet.com further stoked the flames today with a story that contends that Apple may indeed release two new mobile devices on the Verizon platform.

One of these devices dubbed “iPhone Lite” would be a thinner, less fully featured version of the iPhone most of us know and love. The second device would be an Apple-ized Netbook. Now of course these are only rumors (and the above picture is concept art), but there are rumblings that Apple is keen on introducing its hardware to other wireless providers, or maybe muscling AT&T into sweetening its exclusivity agreement which is set to expire in 2010.

Personally, I do think that Apple will introduce additional wireless devices into the market within the next two years; however, I think that initally they will be on the AT&T network here in the US. For its part, AT&T realizes the importance of maintaining its exclusivity agreement with Apple, and will probably acquiesce to Apple’s wishes for a sweeter deal.

One must also consider the CDMA network upon which Verizon is built which currently runs counter to Apple’s “one phone for all networks” philosophy. Verizon is; however, hard at work on its next-gen LTE (Long Term Evolution)  4G platform which is set to roll out in 2011, which could logically be the date that Apple finally decides to say bye bye to AT&T’s exclusivity.

Regardless of how this turns out in the short term, the fact is Apple will eventually get its way long term. Much like the Motorola Razr, which was initially sold by Cingular (AT&T) but eventually hit every US network, the iPhone and any subsequent Apple mobile devices will eventually be available to all carriers.

Anyway, all this iPhone talk is well and good, but here’s hoping that the Palm Pre A) doesn’t suck B) quickly becomes available on other platforms as well! The more competition, the better!

Max

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Maybe I’m sick in the head

Posted in Stuff with tags , , , on April 26, 2009 by Diggems

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but this has to be one of the funniest animated shorts I’ve seen in years.  This is probably old to many of you guys on the net, but it was new to me.  The guy who created it is named Don Hertzfeldt.  Check out some more of his stuff on Youtube.

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We Have an App for That…

Posted in Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by Max

I’m sure everyone has seen the Apple commercials that talk about the vast amount of downloadable iPhone software application that exist.

As an iPhone owner, I must agree, it feels like there is a software app available for nearly every situation… However, in the spirit of true innovation, Daily F*** Its! has decided to put together a list of, what we think are, important iPhone apps that are currently unavailable:

1. “Horny-est Chick in the Club” app – By harnessing the power of Google maps, this application precisely pinpoints the horny-est, drunk-est, ready-to-leave-with-you-est girl in the club. You get turn-by-turn directions right to her seat or spot on the dance floor!

2. “Local Pot Dealer” app – This application is basically identical to the “horny-est chick in the club app”, except it pinpoints all of the pot dealers in a specific zip code.

3. “My Fiancé is about to Give Birth” app (for guys) – This is a multi-purpose application; however, it’s basic function is to get you out of any tight spot. For example, let’s say you are speeding on your way to the office in the morning, and you get pulled over. Before the officer has a chance to ask the inevitable, “Do you know why I pulled you over” question, you fire up this app. The officer will then be greeted by the sound of a woman deeply inhaling and exhaling, cursing, crying and yelling, “Get your ass over here now, I can see its head!” Bye bye speeding ticket!

4. “My Husband Just Fell Off a Ladder” app (for girls) – Same as above, except that instead of a pregnant woman in hysterics, the officer is greeted by the sound of a man wailing like a Japanese school girl in heat…

5. “My Battery was Dead” app –  This is another app designed to get you out of a pickle! I’m sure you’ve had a situation where you walked into the house a little later than your significant other would have liked. If your guy/girl friend is like most, he/she probably called to see where you were, and what you were doing prior to your arrival. By activating this app, you basically de-activate your cell phone’s battery, effectively rendering your phone dead. Like any good app, you will have the option to choose the duration that your phone remains “dead”.

978006084082226. “Mute” – This one is a little far fetched, but f*ck it I’m going to put it on my wish list anyway… This application, harnessing futuristic Star Trek-like technology, creates a sonic dampening field that mutes everything within a 10 foot radius. Seriously… How many times have you been watching a great football game on TV or a fantastic episode of Desperate Housewives, and your significant other decided that they wanted to use that exact moment to share something that just couldn’t wait!?! As long as your TV is further than 10 feet away, and your significant other is within the 10 foot radius, this app will completely mute them, allowing you to enjoy your show in perfect peace. Just remember to look at them and nod in agreement every 20 seconds or so…

7. “Time to Get Laid” app – Activate this app about one minute before you approach a woman that you want to de-flower; then walk up to her and begin a normal, casual conversation. Exactly one minute into your conversation this app causes your phone to ring. A screen that looks identical to the normal “incoming call” screen appears. You press answer and then press speakerphone. A very formal voice comes on and announces solemnly, “Sir (insert your name here) your great aunt Sally just passed and left you her entire 20 million dollar inheritance”… Time to get laid baby!

8. “X-Ray Camera” app – It’s about time someone created real, honest to goodness, x-ray vision. Using your iPhone’s existing camera feature, just take a normal picture of anyone that you choose and then activate this application. Simply put, it digitally removes all of those pesky clothes!

9. “Femail” – Goodbye boring email, it’s time for Femail! Every once in awhile we all take a slightly questionable picture that we want to share with someone else. You really only have two choices, either text or email the picture to the recipient. Well this wonderful program intercepts any nudey pictures sent by a member of the opposite sex that you have in your contacts list, and forwards it to your inbox too! Just hope that mommy doesn’t send daddy a twat-shot whiles he’s at work!

Well, that’s our wish list of currently unavailable iPhone applications. Got some you would like to see? We’d love to hear about them, respond in the comment section!

Max

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Pocket Yoga – Funny Name, Sexy B*tch!

Posted in Stuff with tags , , , , , on March 16, 2009 by Max

Today, as usual, I was doing my daily interweb browsing when I stumbled on this piece of sexy geek gadgetry on CNET.com.
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This is the Lenovo Pocket Yoga. It is a “prototype” netbook/ultramini laptop made by the Chinese PC maker. They have not yet released any specs or useful information regarding the device, other than some interesting concept pictures.

Many think that, if released, this device will go head to head with the Sony P Series of Netbook/Ultraminis. Seen Here:

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Oops… Wait, what have we here? It appears that Lenovo really is going after Sony’s market. Could the similarity in the concept shots be a simple Lenovo Photoshop job made to pay homage to Sony’s awesomeness? Or is the Pocket Yoga really just a piece of phantomware created to make us tech fans drool?

I’m going to keep an eye on this one. Honestly, I really hope Lenovo does release the Pocket Yoga, because it looks like the computer equivalent of Roselyn Sanchez.

Max

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