What's The Fastest You've Ever Destroyed a New Gadget?

Accidents happen. Butterfingers or not, you're bound to slip up and destroy a perfectly lovely device, especially if you use it a lot. But the worst is when you bust that sucker up RIGHT after you've started to fall in love with it. What's your record time for completely and totally busting up a new gadget? A month,… » 4/27/13 11:35am 4/27/13 11:35am

Playing Your PSP at Work Is a Bad Idea, Especially When You Drive a…

A bus driver in Honolulu, Hawaii, was suspended without pay recently after he was discovered playing video games while driving. Photos taken by a concerned passenger caught him red-handed with his PSP, and she complained that he would play at stoplights and "with two hands… at times, while he was driving in traffic."… » 9/25/08 7:40pm 9/25/08 7:40pm

Verizon Tech Busted for Using Customer Lines to Make $220K in Sex Calls

Add Joseph Vaccarelli, of Nutley, NJ to the long list of employees busted for engaging in sex-related activities » 9/10/08 6:20pm 9/10/08 6:20pm on the job. A former Verizon technician, Vaccarelli stands accused of making $220,000 in sex calls using the landlines of some 950 customers. The math works out like this: 900 chat lines, 5,000 calls and a…

Brando's iPhone Kit Lets You Replace Busted Screens Yourself

Bless Brando for coming up with something that sounds amazingly useful at last: a "replacement LCD Display for your iPhone 3G." That's all the info there is, strangely, but assuming it's a good quality LCD with touchscreen, it'll no doubt be massively handy if your new toy has had an unfortunate screen-snapping » 7/28/08 9:00am 7/28/08 9:00am

Police Take Down Dangerous Perp Armed With a Philips MP3 Player

Mechanic Darren Nixon recently got a rude awakening when he was arrested at gunpoint because a bystander and a team of British police both mistook his 4GB Phillps MP3 player for a pistol. Amazingly enough, the ordeal was not cleared up with a simple "It's an MP3 player stupid"—in fact, Nixon was taken back to HQ,… » 2/12/08 6:10pm 2/12/08 6:10pm

The Fuzz Have a New Way to Bust Your Drunken Ass

You can chew all of the gum you want, but it won't save you from the latest weapon in the police arsenal against individuals driving under the influence. A new device dubbed the "Hawkeye," can record your eye movements/pupil size and accurately determine whether or not you are impared—regardless of the substance used. » 1/03/08 5:20pm 1/03/08 5:20pm

Linksys Seizes Misprinted Hotline Number, Puts An End To Sexy Party

Remember that misprinted Linksys tech-support number that led callers to a phone-sex hotline? Well, Cisco-Linksys has flexed its muscles, scooping up the number and reprogramming it with good old-fashioned helpful info. No more sexy time for you, unless of course you listen to our previously recorded version of the… » 12/03/07 3:29pm 12/03/07 3:29pm

Sony Getting Sued for PS3's Cell Processor

Despite the Cell processor being a joint venture of Sony, Toshiba and IBM, Sony is taking the fall in a lawsuit by Parallel Processing Corporation. PPC filed a patent back in 1991 for "synchronised parallel processing with shared memory," which they claim Sony has broken with the use of the Cell processor in PS3s. But… » 7/31/07 9:15am 7/31/07 9:15am

Satellite Radio Receivers Already Capable of XM & Siruis?

In highly technical communications to the FCC, a man named Michael Hartleib makes a strong argument for the possibility of current satellite radios becoming interoperable—or gaining the ability to switch between Sirius and XM as easily as traditional radios do AM and FM. A firmware download could be all that's needed… » 7/08/07 11:52am 7/08/07 11:52am

Stealth Cam Prowler Catches Man or Beast in the Act

We're seeing more infrared cameras lately, but this one has a different marketing angle for these perverted porncams: it's pitched to photo hunters. You position the Stealth Cam Prowler digital video infrared scouting camera where those animals you'd like see usually hang around, and then you can capture video or… » 5/07/07 1:00pm 5/07/07 1:00pm