“Did someone send you a fancy crack pipe?”
TGIF, Gizmodo citizens. Against all odds, we’ve made it to another Friday. Unless we’re stuck in some kind of time loop and we never left last Friday. Either way, it’s nearly the weekend. Pull up a chair and your beverage of choice. How the hell are you?
I'm sitting here trying to come up with the best hell-yes-it's-Friday song to celebrate the fact that hell yes it is, in fact, Friday. My very first thought was: Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend"; which made me think of that never-not-funny SNL skit with Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze at Chippendales tryouts.
Oh this is fun! You know that noise that Motorola's Droids make? "Drooooid" in that cute droid-y voice? Your Mac can make that exact same sound! It feels a little wrong but damn if it isn't satisfying. Here's how:
With Froyo, Google's latest dessert-themed update to its Android mobile OS, they added even more features users were clamoring for, like wireless syncing and hotspot support. But what about future updates? We think we've got it figured out.
Earlier this week we had our minds melted by the o-fficial 2010 Illusion of the Year, one of those trippy, perspective-shifting models. But come on, this is 2010! Can't we do something a little more...digital? In fact, many people are.
HP buying Palm made some waves, but it's got nothing on the other big tech deals we've spotted on the horizon:
Facebook's long had some privacy issues, and now that they're broadening their reach on the web, who knows what'll happen next? Oh, right. We do:
The Library of Congress announced this week that they'll be archiving every public tweet made since 2006, but they've been keeping track of some people's Twitter accounts way longer than that. We've collected some of the great tweets from yesteryear:
Everybody, it seems, has a damned opinion about this iPad. And since everyone is so happy to tell the internet what that opinion is, it's very easy to fit them all into neat little categories.
So your hard drive just died, and you didn't back it up. I'm so, so sorry. You can expect to go through the following five stages once you discover that all of your photos, files and music are gone forever.
It's been a long week and we could use a laugh. We've already started worrying about taxes and pre-ordering iPads, among other stresses. To sum it all up, here are some illustrations from a cartoon maestro called Lunchbreath.
Apple's lawsuit against HTC made one thing clear: Steve. Jobs. Will. Cut You. And with all the patents they've got? Nobody's safe. Here's who's next on the subpoena warpath:
You've probably heard about the school district that installed spy software on laptops issued to its students so they could spy on them without their knowledge. Creepy! Well, here's a peek at the principal who came up with the idea.
Like other substance addicts, tech-crazed geeks live in a state of denial. Let's face it, if you're reading Gizmodo, you're probably addicted to technology to some degree. But just how addicted are you? Take this simple test to find out.
Growing up in upstate New York, I know something about ice, snow and struggling through waist high drifts piled up by the city snow plows with a woefully inadequate Toro snowblower. God, I wish I had some of this crap back then.
Do you make new year's resolutions? If so, you should avoid the following products. Your chance for success in 2010 would be over before it began.
It's Friday. You've got the weekend and, chances are, a short week coming up. Life is good. Let's celebrate by kicking back and enjoying some gadget hilarity.
Like me, you will probably unwind over the holidays and have a few drinks at a party with friends (or alone while crying in the dark). Just keep these tragic stories about mixing gadgets and booze in mind.