Low Latency is a weekly comic on CNET's Crave blog written by CNET editor and podcast host Jeff Bakalar and illustrated by Blake Stevenson. Be sure to check Crave every Thursday at 8 a.m. PT for new panels! Want more? Here's every Low Latency comic so far.
What happens to e-mail when you print it out? Is it still e-mail or has it moved into a different plane of existence? Regardless of the existential questions that arise, you now have a very fitting place to put your printed e-mails. Stuff them into a DIY Mail Purse.
The DIY Mail Purse gets part of its name from the fact you have to assemble it yourself. Don't worry, ThinkGeek says it will only take 15 minutes of your time. It comes with precut polyester felt pieces, cotton rope, basswood splints, and a shoulder strap. Assembly is just a matter of running the rope through some holes.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Behold: Eastwooding. Because, of course.
- Netflix video streaming accounts for 25 percent of all Internet data transmitted in North America.
- Fantasizing about ditching e-mail is like porn for techies.
Bathroom break video: How to make a towel horn.
Video voice mail: Josiah talks Neti Pots, ear wax, and dub step beatboxing.… Read more
Turning light switches on and off is a necessary, but dull, part of our lives. It doesn't have to be like that. With a $29.99 Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate from ThinkGeek installed, turning on the living room light will become a retro-gaming adventure.
A bright red joystick turns the light on and off. The switch plate makes classic "pew pew pew" noises when you press the buttons. This will allow you to pretend to play Space Invaders in the dark of your bedroom at 3 in the morning. … Read more
The Angry Birds bra came to our attention last year. Little did we suspect at the time it was just the tip of the undergarment iceberg in an upcoming flood of geek-themed bras.
If "Star Trek" is more your thing, then you can get a blue sciences division bra complete with insignia in vaguely the right location. Other options include a Portal bra and a nod to every 12-year-old boy's favorite calculator joke, "BOOBIES" done up in numeric style.… Read more
When Luke Skywalker ran into a Wampa in a cave, he sliced off the beast's arm. In a scene that ended up on the cutting-room floor, Luke then fashioned an ice scraper out of the severed limb.
The "Star Wars" Wampa Ice Scraper Mitt is $24.95 from ThinkGeek, but you'll have to wait for it to come out this fall. Don't worry, it should be available in time for your winter vacation trip to Hoth.
The polyester mitt conceals an ice scraper in the palm, underneath a pile of white fur and shiny black claws. It is machine washable, so you can clean all the space gunk off it when you get back to your home planet.… Read more
Move over Paris. Kashyyyk (aka Wookiee Planet C, G50623, or Edean) is now home to a booming galactic fashion accessory business.
The Chewbacca Messenger Bag is a semi-faithful replica of the bag sported by fuzzy Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" series. The strap looks like a flat version of the one Chewbacca wore. There's a subtle embossed "Star Wars" logo on the front. … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 show:
- 'People' defend Chic-fil-A on Facebook.
- Chick-fil-A cashier fired for racist receipts.
- Old records outsell new ones for the first time.
Geek fashion isn't always subtle. There are Boba Fett winter hats, Game Boy dresses, and eye-screaming Marty McFly hats. And then there's this set of Helix Stockings. Subtle, tasteful Helix Stockings.
For the science lady who has everything, these $17.99 stockings are off-black and made from nylon and spandex with a velvet-like DNA helix design running nearly a foot long on the side.… Read more