When the first Star Wars movie came out in 1977, Toyota had a Celica painted and sticker’d up with Darth Vader and friends (technically enemies, actually.) The car was given away, the creators got mired in legal trouble, and now that we’re riding a fresh wave of Star Wars PR somebody wants this thing back.
Let's talk about the word "classic." Classic can mean "timeless," as in an ageless beauty that never fades or a joke with a punchline that always hits. It can also mean "old," like the candy red '57 Chevy you'll probably never see on a modern highway. Which one describes the BlackBerry Classic? Take a guess.
If you've been following our Home of the Future, or if you've visited us here, you've probably noticed that a lot of what we feature here seems to carry a slightly retro tinge. That might seem counterintuitive, but it's not unintentional—in fact, it's often by design.
I unscrew the top of the small, clouded vial in front of me, and siphon a few drops of the smoky-smelling liquid inside into a dropper before dabbing them on my wrist. I lick, and the burning sensation strikes instantly. Just as I begin to think, "My god, what have I done?" it backs off, leaving only a subtle smolder.
This is neither the setting of a new Star Trek movie nor a preview of a new id Software game level. But it looks like one of the pits of a Death Star. Or the core of the Large Hadron Collider.
T-Mo's new unlimited data plans make paying for your phone clearer and better for you as a customer. Instead of forcing you to make phone payments after you've paid off the subsidy, you're just paying for what's in your hand.
This is a clip of a young Steve Jobs appearing on a local TV show, it's probably one of the first times he appeared on TV and it's just awesome. But I can't figure out what I like most about the video. Is it the lovely 70's facial hair? The shock on his face and all around newbness about being on TV? Or maybe his…
His name may not be familiar, but you've probably seen clips of his classic 50s and 60s era home movies. Barstow famously transferred and uploaded his family's memories to the internet, and now they're part of the US National Film Registry.
Tomorrow Apple will hold their annual fall event and Steve Jobs will introduce the latest and greatest iPods to the world. But as smartphones become increasingly adept at playing music, you have to wonder: Why bother with iPods at all?
Remember Karate Champ? It was one of the very first fighting games—coming far before Street Fighter and Tekken—and we loved it dearly. Now this arcade classic will be coming to the iPhone and it looks damn good.
Cars. Coca Cola. Bo Derek. Mickey Mouse. Transformers on a Saturday Morning. These things are classic. But the renaming of Windows Mobile 6.5 to "Classic" is kinda weird. How about calling it Windows Mobile "Immensely Disliked"?
At least Vertu can point at its concierge service as one of the reasons its phones are so damn pricey. Mobiado can't even claim its phones are stylish.
Cool-er's lineup of readers is getting new models such as the super-small Compact, the Wi-Fi-enabled Connect, and the appropriately named 3G. Based on previous models, it's quite possible that these will find a place in the hearts of bargain shoppers.
Here is Ozymandias'—Steve Jobs alter ego—computer: A Macintosh SE/30. All in black, because in Nixon's 1985, Macs are black. It is one of the many Apple references Watchmen.
Not that the iPhone really needs it, but it and the iTouch/iPod Nano are getting an external mini microphone that plugs directly into the headphone jack. And it's only $15.
We've covered Colorware's professional gadget painting in the past—and were more than satisfied after seeing their work close up, but their latest iPod coloring seems to be more than just cosmetic. The iPod Touch 2G color-coats the shiny silver metallic back with a color layer, which most likely handles fingerprints…