Today in the musty sub-basement of Gizmodo we call Remainders, Star Trek's Simon Pegg is having AppleCare difficulties, Santa gives you GPS directions, Star Trek: TNG gets bizarrely and hilariously re-dubbed, Adult-Swim-style, and Sony renames their ebook store.
Apple, Why Must You Make Simon Pegg So Sad?
Twartered by Simon Pegg (star of Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Spaced, and some movie about spaceships or something) earlier today:
My Macbook Air has been in hospital for two weeks. Please, Apple Store, Brent Cross give me my baby back!!!!!
Got my old Macbook Pro to fill the void but it's lost its looks, refuses to behave and is full of shit. Like a teenager. Miss the wee one.
I know what you're going through. My own 2009 MacBook Pro has needed several major repairs since I paid Apple lots of money (so much money) for it five months ago, and each time it's been a rough separation. You'll pull through, I know it. After all, I did. Semper fi, brother.
Santa: "Ho Ho Ho, Make a U-Turn, You Idiot"
Sometimes I get tired of that stern robot lady from Google that barks directions at me through my Droid, but I don't know that I've ever wished she could be replaced by Santa Claus. But Telenav went ahead and added a $1 Santa voice for its GPS Navigator, which is available for a host of phones (mostly BlackBerry, WinMo, and PalmOS, not carrier-specific). If you want Christmas cheer in a kind of weird way, it's available now. [Telenav]
What In God's Name Is Going on on the USS Enterprise
Okay you guys this Star Trek overdub is so simultaneously weird, hilarious and impressive that I don't want to spoil it by making any pithy little remarks. Suffice to say, are you for panda rape? Crazy woman! [YouTube]
Sony Updates eBook Store
Sony may think this minor change is an "Important eBook Store Update," but then, they kind of have to. They changed the name of the store, from "The eBook Store from Sony" (which is admittedly sort of cumbersome) to "Reader Store," and all new ebooks will be in the ePub standard. So why is it in Remainders? I'd tell you if my face wasn't slowly sinking into my keyboard out of boredomghhhhhgggggghhhhhhh. [Sony]