Copyright Board of Canada Plans to Tax Legal Music Downloads

Oh, Canada. You already tax MP3 players and blank CDs. Now you want to tax downloads themselves? The Copyright Board of Canada has given the thumbs-up to a tax of at least 2.1 cents for individual tracks and 1.5 cents per track for whole album purchases from online stores. Even subscription services will have taxes… » 10/19/07 3:40pm 10/19/07 3:40pm

If You Wear These Boxers, You Suck at Life

Kleargear, where apparently "geeks rule," is offering these keyboard boxers for a whole $3.50 off of the list price of $19.49. If that in any way entices you to purchase a pair of boxers covered in keys—the dark ones oh-so-cleverly spell out "computer geek"—then you should not be reading Gizmodo, you should be out… » 4/15/07 12:00pm 4/15/07 12:00pm

Tissue-Dispensing Robot is a Teenager's Best Friend

Seriously, the only thing this robot can do is dispense tissues when a human is detected in the area. Are robotics engineers that bored nowadays that they feel the need to develop robots like this? I don't even want to imagine what it was like for the engineers creating this robot. I would assume that they were beaten… » 3/16/07 3:30pm 3/16/07 3:30pm

DJ Rips-off Will it Blend, Ruins a Wiimote in the Process


I like to consider Will it Blend? the lifeforce of the Internet. So it is a damn shame when some lame-ass disc jockeys try to rip off the idea and blend a Wiimote in the famous BlendTec Blender. Seriously, how many listeners did you lose that day when you blended something over the air? The Wiimote blended, kind… » 12/21/06 2:00pm 12/21/06 2:00pm