The Today Show Has Seen the Future of Gadgetry, and It's Idiotic

You've gotta feel sort of bad for people who get all of their gadget news from places like the Today Show. I mean, they did a section on future gadgets this morning, and what did it feature? A $700 doorbell! A $430 water filter! A $1,200 microwave that cooks entire turkeys! Nothing any sane person would ever buy and… » 6/30/08 12:45pm 6/30/08 12:45pm

Wired Editor Drops, Destroys RAZR on Live TV

Wired Senior Editor Nick Thompson was on the Today Show this morning talking about why the N95 and iPhone are the best high-end phones and the RAZR is the best cheap phone. OK, fair enough. Unfortunately for Nick, when he dropped the RAZR to the floor to demonstrate its durability, it ended up getting destroyed in the… » 5/30/08 9:38am 5/30/08 9:38am

Today on 'Today': Wine Openers and Circumcision Jokes

The Today Show's love and knowledge of gadgets is well documented. On today's entry into gadgets that your parents would love, we have a guy showing off a wine opener that looks and sounds suspiciously like something your wife would keep in the back of the nightstand drawer. It's actually a pretty cool-looking device,… » 4/10/07 1:50pm 4/10/07 1:50pm

Forbes Managing Editor Attempts Techno-Cold Turkey for a Week on NBC

When good-sport Forbes managing editor Dennis Kneale let NBC take away his cellphone, Blackberry and email for a week for the Today show special segment entitled "Could You Do Without?", little did Kneale realize he would end up in tears. What an excellent segment! It's a testament to the techno-addiction to which… » 2/20/07 8:37am 2/20/07 8:37am