The other day I saw a cell phone commercial featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Phil Jackson and Jesse James. The sight of Jesse made me think of an episode of his fun little show on Spike TV, "Jesse James is a Dead Man", where he was the co-pilot for a sidecar race where it was as much his responsibility for guiding the vehicle as it was for the guy officially steering the damn thing. (Trust me, these are not the same sidecars you saw in reruns of "Batman" from the 60s - these cars are high tech and … Read more
The meme stems from a lovable costumed feline whose owner gets it to play a keyboard. By cutting it into any video, it provides a humorous effect, a cross between the "wrap up your acceptance speech" music at the Academy Awards, and the large hooks they used to use to drag off actors in vaudeville shows.
If you've been itching to create your own Keyboard Cat video, but don't have the software … Read more
Ah, weekends. Just look at that picture; doesn't it look like a weekend in motion? Very slow motion. It is the picture of relaxation. In fact, it looks so relaxing that a nice, cool drink poured from this pitcher would go great right now--perfect for heading into the weekend.
The Prodyne Fruit Infusion Pitcher is an elegant solution to a simple problem. No longer must real lemon-flavored water come with the unfortunate side effect of having to dodge seeds and pulp. A removable rod holds fruit or berries and infuses the liquid throughout. Water can be refilled without wasting … Read more
Unless you're a workaholic, how can you not want one of these? Like, hello, anyone in there? I mean, we love writing about tech stuff all day long at CNET. But there's got to be a work-life balance, right?
With weekends feeling way too brief, the week may seem a tad shorter with a Weekend Clock ($29.45) that helps you anticipate Friday with a countdown display. Speaking of which, what do you know, it's Friday already. TGIF!
During the NBA All-Star Weekend, Sony sponsors the PlayStation Skill Challenge, a competition in which the NBA's best point guards go head to head in a timed obstacle course showcasing their skills. Additionally, this year Sony had a little something going on behind the scenes: it set up a PlayStation NBA All-Star Lounge with custom PS3s for the NBA players.
Take a look at some of the images below courtesy of the PlayStation Blog.
It's nice to see Sony still has money to burn.
On today's show Phil Ryan and Caroline McCarthy help Jeff get through a lonely Friday. We'll talk about gorilla suit workshops, a California beer tax, and this weekend's disasters at the box office. All that plus an entertainment report from Kamini!
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I discovered Hotspotr at SF Beta this past week. It's a neat little service that mashes up Google maps with a local Wi-Fi hotspot finder. The real pull of the service is you can rate and comment on hotspots as you would with restaurant reviews on a review site like Yelp. It's the perfect service for the casual Wi-Fi traveler to benefit from road warriors who are willing to take the time to review a wireless access point.
The ratings aren't just things such as the overall quality of the wireless signal either; you also can rate … Read more
You might have noticed on my Trillian Astra review earlier this week that I used a sliding image-gallery widget to showcase all of the screenshots. That sliding image widget came from the folks at Goodwidgets, a service that provides users with seven free widgets for photo sharing.
Once you've picked your favorite widget, you can upload photos from Flickr, Photobucket, 23 photo-sharing service, or your hard drive. From there, you have a few options to tweak, like color schemes and how big you want it. When you're done adding photos and getting it just the way you want … Read more
If you haven’t tried the Flash game Line Rider, you should. Created by Bostjan Cadez back in September 2006, the “game” is basically a free-form track editor. You draw a course for a sled rider to follow, press play, and then watch the little guy follow your “line” along its gravitational path. Sound fun? Try it out, play with it, then prepare to be amazed.